Big changes are underway for the cabins at historic Elkmont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Funding is now in place to make progress on the plans unveiled in 2009 to preserve 19 cabins and destroy 55 others. Since those plans were announced, the Appalachian Clubhouse and Spence Cabin were restored in 2012 while
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A new satellite view of the Smoky Mountains shows the blue mist that gives the region its name. The image, shared by NASA’s Earth Observatory, is a best-pixel image of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in east Tennessee. That means that it’s made up of the most cloud-free pixels taken from the Landsat 5 and
Gatlinburg, Tenn., is trying to recover after a devastating wildfire swept through the town at the base of the Smoky Mountains. Officials have charged two teenagers with arson, for allegedly starting the fire that destroyed or damaged at least 2,400 buildings and killed 14 people. Many worry it will also hinder one of the largest
Flames tore through the Great Smoky Mountains, killing at least three people, scorching hundreds of homes and businesses and sending more than 14,000 fleeing from the resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Tourists and residents scrambled Monday night and early Tuesday to outrun the blaze, which was pushed from the Great Smoky Mountains National
A mandatory evacuation order was issued for downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge residents and guests located in the areas between traffic light 8 and the Spur are under mandatory evacuation after TEMA issued a Level 3 State of Emergency with 30 structures on fire in Gatlinburg. The National Guard was mobilized to Sevier County. Dollywood,
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the temporary closure of roads within the Greenbrier section of the park during the month of November for bridge repairs. The Ramsey Prong Road will be closed from the turnoff to the trailhead on Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 to allow repairs on two bridges.
Parson Branch Road in Cades Cove could be closed through 2016 – The Daily Times: News The ravages of a tiny insect have forced Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials to close Parson Branch Road in Cades Cove. It is not expected to reopen in 2016. More than 1,700 hazardous trees, damaged by the hemlock
Numerous hazardous trees have to be removed causing the temporary closure of a nature trail and cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Noah Bud Ogle Nature Trail, Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and associated parking area along Cherokee Orchard Road will be closed for a few days. The closure will begin Tuesday, April
Winter weather has caused temporary closures of several roads in and through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. According to the park’s traffic Twitter page, @SmokiesRoadsNPS, Little River Road from the Sugarlands Visitor Center to the Townsend Wye is closed, along with the Gatlinburg Bypass and Laurel Creek Road. For updates on road closure in