Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Appalachian Piedmont Zone fire management staff plan to burn approximately 800 acres of fields near Hyatt Lane and the western end of Cades Cove. Weather permitting, burn operations will occur Thursday - Sunday, February 16-19.

Over the last 20 years, park managers have conducted these burns during the spring and fall under specific prescription...
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Voting closes today! If you haven't voted yet for Fan Favorite in the Publication of the Year at the Public Lands Alliance Convention, please vote now! Your vote matters, especially with Courtney Lix's "Women of the Smokies," which has a small -- but growing -- lead in this category.

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It's Valentine's Day! Thank you to everyone who responded and sent in photos of their weddings in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Enjoy this sweet video of some of the best! If you're interested in having your wedding in the park, contact the park's Special Use Office for permit and more information.

Valentine's Day: Smokies Love

Every year, there are many couples who get married right here in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Celebrate the love with this Valentine's Day video. Tha...

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Great Smoky Mountains Association is proud to be showcasing so many interpretive products at this year's Public Lands Alliance Convention and Trade Show. We're excited for tomorrow night's announcement of category winners. (I like them all, of course, but that adorable red-cheeked salamander has my heart this Valentine's Day!)
New and Improved: Abrams Creek Trail gets a fancy, new foot log. Beautiful.
Anyone have plans to visit the park tonight for the "triple treat?" Where do you think you'd find the best views?

The best conditions for seeing Friday's lunar eclipse and comet

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Three of GSMA's publications could win for 'Fan Favorite' in the Publication of the Year category at the Public Lands Alliance Convention in Washington D.C. Help us win by voting everyday until February 15.

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Our GSMA sponsored murals in the McGee-Tyson Airport in Knoxville, TN is hoping to win 'Fan Favorite' for Outstanding Public Engagement at the Public Lands Alliance Convention in Washington D.C. Help us out by voting everyday until February 15!

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Four of GSMA's products could win for 'Fan Favorite' in the Innovative Product of the Year category at the Public Lands Alliance Convention in Washington D.C. Help us win by voting everyday until February 15.

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As St. Valentine's Day draws near, we wish to extend sweet, sweet "Thank Yous" to all who responded to our request for your Great Smoky Mountains National Park wedding photos, like this one from Dennis and Holly DuBose of Panama City, Florida, who were married at Elkmont in November 2013.

National park weddings come with their own special set of requirements. Learn more about planning your...
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Four of GSMA's products could win for 'Fan Favorite' in the Innovative Product of the Year category at the Public Lands Alliance Convention in Washington D.C. Help us win by voting everyday until February 15.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers are recruiting volunteers to adopt a tree monitoring plot in areas throughout the park. Volunteers will collect information as part of an important research project tracking seasonal biological change called phenology. If you are interested in signing up for the training, please contact Natalie Rothenberg at Natalie_Rothenberg@partner.nps.gov or...
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Our GSMA sponsored murals in the McGee-Tyson Airport in Knoxville, TN is hoping to win 'Fan Favorite' for Outstanding Public Engagement at the Public Lands Alliance Convention in Washington D.C. Help us out by voting everyday until February 15!

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Three of GSMA's publications could win for 'Fan Favorite' in the Publication of the Year category at the Public Lands Alliance Convention in Washington D.C. Help us win by voting everyday until February 15.

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Three of GSMA's publications could win for 'Fan Favorite' in the Publication of the Year category at the Public Lands Alliance Convention in Washington D.C. Help us win by voting everyday until February 15.

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We are having one of the warmest winters on record, and the daffodils are now popping up in many lower elevation areas. A batch of Daffodils at an old home site has made their debut within the burned area of the park. Obviously, the fire had no effect on their root system. Signs of spring are showing up in many areas of the park.
Our GSMA sponsored murals in the McGee-Tyson Airport in Knoxville, TN is hoping to win 'Fan Favorite' for Outstanding Public Engagement at the Public Lands Alliance Convention in Washington D.C. Help us out by voting everyday until February 15!

Outstanding Public Engagement of the Year Award

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Four of GSMA's products could win for 'Fan Favorite' in the Innovative Product of the Year category at the Public Lands Alliance Convention in Washington D.C. Help us win by voting everyday until February 15.

Innovative Product of the Year Award

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