Great Smoky Mountains National Park closes due to weather

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  — The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is closed again due to freezing temperatures and icy roads. The park reopened on Wednesday after being closed on Monday and Tuesday due to hazardous conditions.

All park facilities, including visitor centers, are also closed on Friday. In addition, most park roads are closed including:

Newfound Gap
Little River
Gatlinburg Bypass
Cherokee Orchard at park boundary
Laurel Creek
Cades Cove Loop
Upper Tremont
Foothills Parkway East & West
Wears Cove Gap
Old NC 284
Lakeview Drive
Cataloochee Entrance
Tom Branch

Park staff is working to maintain access to the Spur and to Newfound Gap Road from Cherokee to Towstring, and from Gatlinburg to Sugarlands. Updates on the closures can be found on the park’s website and social media.