nps.gov - Great Smoky Mountains National Park - News Releases

  1. Park Announces Front Country Camping Fee Increase
    Jan. 18, 2018
  2. NPS Releases Review of Chimney Tops 2 Fire
    Aug. 31, 2017
  3. Park Announces Synchronous Firefly Viewing Dates
    April 25, 2017
  4. Elkmont Project Schedule Update
    April 7, 2017
  5. Park Announces Solar Eclipse Event
    Feb. 24, 2017
  6. Elkmont Historic District Work Underway
    Feb. 24, 2017
  7. Park Sets Visitation Record in 2016
    Jan. 12, 2017
  8. Park Lifts Campfire Ban Effective Friday, December 23
    Dec. 22, 2016
  9. Chimney Tops 2 Fire Update
    Nov. 30, 2016
  10. LeConte Lodge and Elkmont Undamaged by Fire
    Nov. 30, 2016
  11. Park Facilities are Closed Due To Fires
    Nov. 29, 2016
  12. Gatlinburg Area Fire Update
    Nov. 29, 2016
  13. Park Issues Ban on All Campfires and Open Grills
    Nov. 15, 2016
  14. Park Invites Public Comment on Mt. Sterling Solar Project
    Nov. 14, 2016
  15. Park Restricts Campfires in the Backcounty
    Nov. 1, 2016
  16. Park Extends Comment Period for Campground Fee Proposal
    June 29, 2016
  17. Park Proposes Frontcountry Camping Fee Increase
    May 26, 2016
  18. Park Visitor Centers and Headquarters Closed Today Due to Inclement Weather
    Jan. 20, 2016
  19. Temporary Lane and Bridge Closure on Northbound Spur
    Jan. 15, 2016
  20. Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial and “Hike 100”
    Jan. 14, 2016
  21. National Park Service Invites Proposals to Operate the Smokemont Riding Stable Concession
    Jan. 8, 2016
  22. Park Hosts Holiday Homecoming at Oconaluftee Visitor Center
    Dec. 14, 2015
  23. 40th Annual Festival of Christmas Past Program
    Dec. 4, 2015
  24. Park Offers Black Friday Hiking Options
    Nov. 23, 2015
  25. Prescribed Burn in Cataloochee to Begin Saturday
    Nov. 20, 2015
  26. Park Celebrates Bat Week
    Oct. 23, 2015
  27. Park Asks Visitors to View Bears Responsibly
    Oct. 23, 2015
  28. Park Records Highest September Visitation in History
    Oct. 22, 2015
  29. Park Plans Prescribed Burns in Cades Cove
    Oct. 19, 2015
  30. Park Plans Prescribed Burn in Cataloochee
    Oct. 19, 2015
  31. Park Hosts Birds of Prey at Oconaluftee Visitor Center
    Oct. 15, 2015
  32. Park Closes Whiteoak Sink Area to Protect Declining Bat Populations
    Sept. 11, 2015
  33. Great Smoky Mountains National Park Welcomes 4th Grade Students through Every Kid in a Park Initiative
    Sept. 2, 2015
  34. Great Smoky Mountains National Park Battles Graffiti
    Aug. 26, 2015
  35. Park Closes Several Trails and Backcountry Sites Due to Bear Incident
    June 7, 2015
  36. Chilogatee Stream Restoration Project in Park Complete
    June 3, 2015
  37. Park Announces Synchronous Firefly Viewing Event Dates
    April 24, 2015
  38. Tourism to Great Smoky Mountains National Park creates $806 Million in Economic Benefit
    April 23, 2015
  39. Great Smoky Mountains National Park Joins National Find Your Park Movement
    April 2, 2015
  40. Volunteers Needed to Assist in Tlum Cave Trail Rehabilitation
    April 2, 2015
  41. Next Phase of Work on Newfound Gap Road Begins in April
    March 27, 2015
  42. All Streams in the Smokies Now Open to Fishing
    March 6, 2015
  43. Park Completes Comprehensive Stream Mapping Project
    Jan. 22, 2015
  44. Over Ten Million visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2014
    Jan. 9, 2015
  45. Park Changes Firewood Regulations to Protect Forests
    Jan. 6, 2015
  46. National Park Service Invites Proposals to Operate the Cades Cove Riding Stable Concession in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Dec. 29, 2014
  47. Chilogate Stream Restoration Underway near Foothills Parkway
    Dec. 12, 2014
  48. Park Plans Alum Cave Trail Restoration
    Dec. 8, 2014
  49. Cassius Cash Named Superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Dec. 4, 2014
  50. Park Receives Annual Poinsettia for Rescue 40 Years Ago
    Dec. 3, 2014
  51. Groundbreaking Ceremony for NPS Collections Preservation Center
    Nov. 13, 2014
  52. Park Offers Reward for Information on Cataloochee Artifact Theft
    Oct. 21, 2014
  53. Park Closes Area Near Caves to Protect Declining Bat Populations
    Sept. 25, 2014
  54. Smokies Rangers Provide Training for SE Asia Park Staff
    Sept. 20, 2014
  55. Park Cautions Visitors on How to Safely View Elk
    Sept. 10, 2014
  56. National Park Service Celebrates 98th Birthday!
    Aug. 22, 2014
  57. Tourism to Great Smoky Mountains National Park creates $734 Million in Economic Benefit
    July 18, 2014
  58. Park Receives Grant to Restore Wetland Vegetation
    July 2, 2014
  59. Awards for Bravery Presented to Smokies Park Ranger and Townsend Firefighter
    May 12, 2014
  60. Park Offers Reward for Information on Historic Window Theft
    March 6, 2014
  61. Collections Preservation Center Construction Timeline Announced
    March 3, 2014
  62. Tourism to Park Creates $741 Million in Economic Benefit
    March 3, 2014
  63. Park Responds to Concerns About Elk
    Nov. 18, 2013
  64. How to Safely View Wildlife
    Nov. 14, 2013
  65. Smokies Signs Sister Park Arrangement with Thailand Park
    Sept. 20, 2013
  66. Local Teachers and Students Become Park Rangers
    July 22, 2013
  67. Local Teen Wins Expressions of Freedom National Art Competition
    July 18, 2013
  68. Visitors Urged to Exercise Caution Near Rivers
    July 1, 2013
  69. A Step Closer to Completing the “Missing Link”
    June 24, 2013
  70. Next Phase of Work on Newfound Gap Road Gets Underway
    May 21, 2013
  71. Park Hosts World Heritage Fellow
    May 9, 2013
  72. Park Releases New Species of Predatory Beetles
    May 1, 2013
  73. Park Reopens Trails Damaged in 2011 Tornado
    April 30, 2013
  74. Smokies Officials Announce New Way to Explore Your Park in NC
    March 4, 2013
  75. Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tourism Creates $818 million in Local Economic Benefit
    Feb. 26, 2013
  76. Park Offers Reward for Information on Vandalism
    Feb. 7, 2013
  77. Park Announces Implementation of Backcountry Changes
    Jan. 22, 2013
  78. Park Reminds Visitors to Avoid Contact with Bats
    Jan. 14, 2013
  79. CD of Old-Time Smokies Music Nominated for Grammy
    Dec. 6, 2012
  80. Suspect Responsible for Vehicle Break-in Apprehended
    Dec. 2, 2012
  81. Robbinsville High School selected for Park Stewards Youth Program
    Nov. 30, 2012
  82. Park Confirms Emerald Ash Borer Infestation in Backcountry
    Nov. 21, 2012
  83. Stranded Hiker Rescued from Backcountry
    Nov. 2, 2012
  84. Storm Leaves Two Dead in Park
    July 6, 2012
  85. Historic Spence Cabin Open for Public Use
    June 12, 2012
  86. Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Park
    June 7, 2012
  87. Smokies Announces Extensive Vista Clearing Project
    March 22, 2012
  88. White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in Park's Bats
    March 20, 2012
  89. Backcountry Camping Fee Approved
    March 7, 2012
  90. New Visitor Center Wins High Marks for Green Design and Construction
    Feb. 29, 2012
  91. Great Smokies is Top Money Generating National Park Service Unit
    Jan. 26, 2012
  92. Land Donation
    Dec. 15, 2011
  93. Elk FONSI Approved
    Oct. 27, 2011
  94. Drowning At The Sinks
    Aug. 1, 2011
  95. BC Restructuring Proposal
    July 29, 2011
  96. Oconaluftee Old Time Music Jam Sessions
    July 12, 2011
  97. Drowning at Townsend Wye
    July 11, 2011
  98. Offenders Get Jail Time for Ginseng Poaching and Theft
    May 18, 2011
  99. Tornado Damage Closes Several Park Trails
    May 4, 2011
  100. Appalachian Clubhouse Open to Public Use
    April 20, 2011
  101. Cataloochee campground reservation system
    Feb. 3, 2011
  102. Roads Twitter
    Feb. 1, 2011
  103. Visitation 2010
    Jan. 25, 2011
  104. Bat Video Release
    Jan. 18, 2011
  105. foothills parkway construction
    Dec. 2, 2010
  106. Park Receives 7 Hybrid Vehicles
    Nov. 21, 2010
  107. Advance Reservations Now Required for Cataloochee Campground
    Oct. 25, 2010
  108. Water Safety Video
    Aug. 31, 2010
  109. Elk EA Comments
    Aug. 23, 2010
  110. New Release Tremont
    July 7, 2010
  111. Bear Safety Podcast GSMA
    June 29, 2010
  112. Newfound Gap FONSI
    June 27, 2010
  113. Smokies Approved for Additional American Recovery and Reinvestment Projects
    April 19, 2010
  114. Great Smoky Mountains National Park Bat Tests Positive for White Nose Syndrome Fungus
    April 18, 2010
  115. Environmental Assessment Available for White Oak Road
    Feb. 18, 2010
  116. Secretary Salazar Announces Settlement on North Shore Road
    Feb. 5, 2010
  117. Smokies Awards $24.7 Million Contract for Next Phase of Foothills Parkway
    Jan. 15, 2010
  118. Smokies Lab Wins High Marks for Green Design and Construction
    Jan. 4, 2010
  119. Suspect Apprehended in Smokies Elk Poaching
    Nov. 18, 2009
  120. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act News Release
    Nov. 1, 2009
  121. Great Smoky Mountains National Park Fire Management Plan
    Oct. 12, 2009
  122. Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Receive $64 Million of Stimulus Money
    May 25, 2009
  123. Final Environmental Impact Statement and General Management Plan Amendment on Elkmont
    May 7, 2009
  124. Newfound Gap Road Designated As Scenic Byway
    April 26, 2009
  125. Great Smoky Mountains National Park Closes All Park Caves to Protect Bats
    April 2, 2009
  126. Ginseng Poachers Receive Jail Time
    Feb. 10, 2009
  127. Toyota's Million Dollar Donation Enhances Environmental Education
    June 25, 2008
  128. Smokies Rolls Out Two Zero-Emission Vehicles
    June 23, 2008
  129. Smokies Launches Global Climate Educational Initiative
    June 16, 2008
  130. Smokies Begins Sampling for Emerald Ash Borer Beetles
    June 3, 2008
  131. Park Issues Decision Following Brook Trout Assessment
    June 27, 2007