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Synchronous firefly lottery and viewing dates announced for 2024

GATLINBURG, Tenn.—Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host the annual synchronous firefly viewing opportunity at Elkmont from Monday, June 3 through Monday, June 10. The public may apply for the limited viewing opportunity by entering a lottery for a vehicle reservation through www.recreation.gov. The lottery opens for reservation applications on Friday, April 26 at 10 …

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National Park Service invests $11 million to improve Newfound Gap Road at Gatlinburg entrance

GATLINBURG, Tenn.—Great Smoky Mountains National Park received approximately $11 million in funding from the Great American Outdoors Act Legacy Restoration Fund to rehabilitate a two-mile section of Newfound Gap Road near Gatlinburg. The rehabilitation project will include single-lane closures starting as early as April 15. “We greatly appreciate the support from the …

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Solar eclipse viewing at the Smokies

Partial Solar eclipse GATLINBURG, Tenn.—On Monday, April 8, a total solar eclipse will be visible across a swath of the United States stretching from Texas to Maine. Great Smoky Mountains National Park lies outside the path of totality but will experience an 86 to 87% obstruction of the sun during …

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American Sign Language Day programs offered at Cades Cove April 13

GATLINBURG, Tenn.—Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s Signs of Spring event celebrating National American Sign Language Day will be back for the second year in Cades Cove on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s theme will be “A Peek Behind the Scenes.” Stations throughout Cades Cove will …

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Multiple park roads closed due to downed trees 

GATLINBURG, Tenn.—Most roads in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are closed following a high wind event that occurred overnight. Trees are down across roads and trails. Crews are assessing conditions, clearing trees and will open roads when it is safe to do so.  The following roads are closed as of …

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John Thurman Trout Adventure Camp Set For June 17-22

Applications are open for the John Thurman Trout Adventure Camp for middle-school-age girls and boys, scheduled June 17-22 in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The camp, sponsored by the Tennessee Council of Trout Unlimited (TU) and supported by proceeds from TU’s Tennessee Conservation License Plate, is based at the Great …

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