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Staff will assist visitors at four of the six locations that would normally be available in the park. Read more

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A company headed by Amy Adams, leading lady of the  2007 musical 'Enchanted,' will produce 'Willa of the Wood.' Read more

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Gatlinburg Fire Aftermath

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The Park Service plan for addressing wildfires specified that mandatory warnings to residents and local leaders were required, but failed to occur. Read more

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The Smokies' Species-Finder

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Todd Witcher is been the executive director of Discover Life in America, a nonprofit whose main project, the All Taxa Biodiversity Index, is dedicated to cataloguing every single species within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read more

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Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park will offer a guided day hike on Thomas Divide, Indian Creek, Deeplow Gap, and Stone Pile Gap trails. Read more

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The book is the 64th winner of this annual recognition of distinction for qualifying works of fiction, nonfiction, drama or poetry. Read more

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Guided hikes are held on the second Tuesday of each month, March-December. Read more

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In 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the eastern cougar subspecies from the endangered species list in order to “correct a lingering anomaly” that listed the species despite its having disappeared forever at least 70 years go. Read more

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The calendar allows enthusiasts to learn more about a place renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life on each day of this and all years to come. Read more

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Some leaf color can begin to appear in early September as that lessening light cues the appearance of color in species such as sumac and sourwood. Read more

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Horace Kephart

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Horace Kephart was instrumental in efforts to establish the Appalachian Trail along the Tennessee-North Carolina border. Read more

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The elk was struck by a vehicle Sunday and unable to survive. Read more

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The story of Smokey Bear began during World War II. Read more

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This is the rare opportunity to have a “net downhill” hiking experience. Read more

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Life in the Great Smokies in the 19th century and during the pre-Park days of the 20th century might justifiably be described as arduous, hardscrabble, marginal, or demanding. Read more

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Joe Yarkovich is a wildlife biologist for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and he’s also known as “The Elk Guy.” Since coming on full-time with the park in 2006, he’s been the go-to guy for the Smokies’ fledgling elk population. Read more

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Summer spectacle lights up the Tennessee sky. Read more

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Learn more about Great Smoky Mountains National Park in a group setting. Read more

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