Great Smoky Mountains National Park News
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African American Experiences in the Smokies project unveils two waysides with new performance by musician Eric Mingus
May 22, 2023 | 9:43 am
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials invite members of the public to join an event unveiling two new waysides at Mingus Mill on Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m. The new waysides are a part of the larger African American Experiences in the Smokies project.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park and City of Gatlinburg launch bilingual Storybook Trails of the Smokies
May 17, 2023 | 8:28 am
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, City of Gatlinburg--Parks and Recreation, Great Smoky Mountains Association, and Sevier County School System are launching bilingual Storybook Trails across public parks on Friday, May 19, 2023.
Ramsey Cascades Trail to open for weekend use
May 11, 2023 | 11:12 am
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that as of May 8, Ramsey Cascades Trail and Ramsey Prong Road will be open Friday through Sunday each week, and on federal holidays.
Active field search for Gordon Kaye to end today
May 6, 2023 | 8:45 pm
After an extensive 11-day search, Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced today that they will suspend the active field search for Gordon Kaye.
Park rangers scaling back on search for Gordon Kaye
May 3, 2023 | 2:42 pm
Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers and search teams will begin to reduce the scale of the search for Gordon Kaye.
Park invites public review of Laurel Falls Trail Management Plan Environmental Assessment
May 3, 2023 | 2:11 pm
Great Smoky Mountains National Park seeks public review of the Laurel Falls Trail Environmental Assessment (EA) through Friday, June 2, 2023.
Search continues for man missing in Deep Creek area
April 30, 2023 | 2:02 pm
Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers, with assistance from 29 area agencies, continued searching the Deep Creek area this weekend for missing 68-year-old Gordon Kaye, of Tampa, FL.
Greenbrier Road and Porters Creek Trail open
April 28, 2023 | 10:21 am
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that Greenbrier Road, Porters Creek Trail, Brushy Mountain Trail, and campsites 31, 32, and 33 are now open to public use.
Park rangers searching for missing man near Deep Creek
April 27, 2023 | 5:49 pm
Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers are searching for a 69-year-old man in the Deep Creek area of the park.
Synchronous firefly lottery and viewing dates announced
April 25, 2023 | 3:50 pm
Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host the annual synchronous firefly viewing opportunity at Elkmont from Sunday, June 4 through Sunday, June 11. The public may apply for the limited viewing opportunity by entering a lottery for a vehicle reservation through www.recreation.gov.