Lisa Mason
Charlotte Neese Thompson
To see the full range of spring greens, travel to the higher elevations like this visit from #CharliesBunion. #TravelTuesdayTip

Photo credit: Bob Carr
To see the full range of spring greens travel to the higher
Jerry Hebert
Melanie McMurray
Dianne Barnes
You can't experience the view without completing the hike. #MotivationMonday #NationalParks #AndrewsBald

Photo credit: Ali Bean
You cant experience the view without completing the hike MotivationMonday Nation
Melanie McMurray
Melissa Gannon
David Silver
Recharging for the week ahead with a hike to LeConte. #NationalParks
Photo credit: Micki Werner
Recharging for the week ahead with a hike to LeConte NationalParks
Bea Chadburn
Alyssa Hale
Steve Henley
You're looking at one of the most interesting small creatures found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park; it's called a water penny beetle and it could fit atop your pinkie nail! These other-worldly creatures cruise like miniature tanks over rocks in the stream bed in search of algae to eat. Though they are aquatic animals as larvae, they eventually grow to become terrestrial beetles. Adults...
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Youre looking at one of the most interesting small creatures found in
Shannon Anderson Carley
Andrea McNeilan
Mark Lynn
Hike more, worry less. #FindYourPark #NationalParks

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Hike more worry less FindYourPark NationalParks
Jennifer Bollen
Julie Poehlman
Kay Johnson
Be Bear Aware! As the busy summer approaches, park officials remind visitors to properly store food, coolers, and secure garbage. Bears should be allowed to forage undisturbed on natural foods and should never be fed! Approaching wildlife within 50 yards is illegal.

Local residents are reminded to keep residential garbage secured and to remove any other attractants such as bird feeders and...
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Be Bear Aware As the busy summer approaches park officials remind visitors
Laura Wilson Lewis
Marty Teems
Allen Collins
Jack Huff and his mother, ca. 1929. Jack Huff strapped a specially modified chair to his back and carried his aged mother to the top of Mt. LeConte, making the 7 mile hike in 5 hours, stopping only to rest when his mother tired. #ThrowbackThursday
Jack Huff and his mother ca 1929 Jack Huff strapped a specially
Kay Burns
SewSassy Houston
Karen McFillen
There’s no wifi in the forest, but we promise you’ll find a better connection. #WildnernessWednesday

Photo credit: Ali Bean
Theres no wifi in the forest but we promise youll find a
Irene LaChapelle
David Tisch
Cathy M. Lidy
Great weather for discovering a quiet spot for reading on a sunny mid-afternoon! #MondayMotivation #Greenbrier

Photo courtesy of Claire Ballentine.
Great weather for discovering a quiet spot for reading on a sunny
Karen Futrell Royall
Worapat Watcharaanantapong
Adriana Fernandez
This article talks about noise pollution in National Parks across the country.

To learn more about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park soundscape click here: [ Nps.gov Link ]

[ Npr.org Link ]
This article talks about noise pollution in National Parks across the country

America's Protected Natural Areas Are Polluted, By Noise

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Katie Erickson
Jan Dowst Aiello
Jan Dowst Aiello
Tracy Zrinsky
Steve Koepper
Zack Yochum
The only thing that could improve this view is experiencing it with your closest friends! #FridayFindYourSpot

Photo courtesy of Micki Werner.
The only thing that could improve this view is experiencing it with
Doug Adams
Zach Johns
Lesia N Steve Bevis
Mrs. Misher Williams canning the harvest. Gatlinburg, TN, ca. 1930 #ThrowbackThursday
Mrs Misher Williams canning the harvest Gatlinburg TN ca 1930 ThrowbackThursday
Susie Peters Hall
Jeremy Biddinger
Kim Williamson
Planning a trip to the Smokies? Keep this map handy for a look at traffic conditions - especially during the Spur paving project through June 15!

Red=heavy traffic, Yellow=moderate, Green =light. Not all park roads have data due to spotty cell coverage, but many do-including the Spur!

[ Arcg.is Link ]

For information on road closures, follow @SmokiesRoadsNPS on Twitter.
Planning a trip to the Smokies Keep this map handy for a

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David Hopper
Den Ost
Brooklyn Elizabeth
Buy certified heat-treated firewood. Help us save trees. Don't give pests a free ride. When planning your camping visit, don't forget the firewood.
[ Dontmovefirewood.org Link ]
Michael Cagle
Brian J. Rains
In March Mrs. Julia Webb donated two billfolds that belonged to her great-grandfather and Cade's Cove resident Elijah Oliver. One billfold was empty but the other billfold was overfull with documents and ephemera. The 137 items include receipts, promissory notes, examples of currency, 2 examples of Elijah Oliver's proof of loyalty to the Union and authorization to vote in elections, a stamped...
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In March Mrs Julia Webb donated two billfolds that belonged to her
Kristin Stanley
Eric St. Antoine
Craig Weatherford
Crews cleared roads to open up Little River Road to Elkmont, Laurel Creek Road, Cades Cove, Foothills Parkway East, and the Gatlinburg Bypass this evening! Much more work to do. Follow @smokiesroadsNPS on Twitter for the latest information!
Crews cleared roads to open up Little River Road to Elkmont Laurel
William Gardner
Pat Crofford
Carol Singletary
Coy and Jessica are using GPS wildlife tracking collars to study black bear movements and behavior in and around the park, which allowed them to study how bears that were in the area responded to the recent wildfire, both during and after the fire. Their projects more generally focus on how bears develop problem behavior, becoming aggressive towards humans (Jessica) and looking at the...
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Coy and Jessica are using GPS wildlife tracking collars to study black
Laura Dewhirst
Dale Coleman
Theresa Corner
Crews are hard at work clearing hundreds of trees that fell during yesterday's wind storm. Follow Smokies Road Info
@SmokiesRoadsNPS for the most up to date information on road openings and closings!

Photo by Park Employee Jason Willette
Crews are hard at work clearing hundreds of trees that fell during
Terry Stinnett
Melissa Muscovalley Barrett
Tamra Wade