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News From The Mountains



Park Plans Prescribed Burn in Cades Cove

February 22, 2019

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Appalachian-Piedmont-Coastal Zone fire management staff plan to burn approximately 500 acres of fields within Cades Cove. Weather permitting, burn operations will occur Monday, February 25 through Tuesday, February, 26. Over the last 20…

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Park Visitation Rises in 2018 with New Foothills Parkway

February 21, 2019

Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomed a record 11,421,203 visitors in 2018. The 0.7% increase over 2017 is due to the opening of the new section of the Foothills Parkway between Walland and Wears Valley in November. In just two…

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Park Announces Paving Project on Little River Road

February 15, 2019

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that a pavement preservation project will begin Tuesday, February 19 on Little River Road. A thin pavement overlay will be applied to the entire length of the 16.5-mile roadway between Sugarlands Visitor Center…

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Panel to Discuss Smokies 900-Miler Trail Challenge

February 4, 2019

ASHEVILLE, NC – One of the best ways to explore a national park is on foot, and few parks offer a trail system as extensive as Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s nearly 900 miles. On Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00pm,…

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