Great Smoky Mountain visitors planning to hike up to Alum Cave or Mt. LeConte, may want to note that the upper Alum Cave parking lot will be closed from August 26th through September 13th. The park will be paving the lot and adding spaces. The lower lot, near the bathroom, will still be open during this time period.
You may also want to note that the six-mile section of Newfound Gap Road from the Chimneys Picnic Area up towards Alum Cave will be paved this summer. Through September 30th motorists may encounter single-lane closures at night. Traffic will be directed through the construction zone by flaggers. From August 16th through September 30th motorists may also encounter single-lane closures during the day.
For the latest updated information on park closures, please click here.
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