Thursday, November 18, 2010

Clingmans Dome and Roaring Fork Road Closings

The last of the seasonal road closing for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be occurring over the next several days.

On Wednesday, December 1, Clingmans Dome Road will be closed for the winter. This will impact access to several trailheads along the road, including; the Spruce-Fir, Road Prong, Sugarland Mountain, Fork Ridge, Noland Divide, Forney Creek, and Forney Ridge (Andrews Bald) trails.

The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail will also be closing on December 1. Trails impacted by this road closing include; Trillium Gap, Grapeyard Ridge, and the Baskins Creek Trail.

The last road to shut-down for the season will be the Little Greenbrier Road, which will be closed on January 1 and will only impact the Little Brier Gap Trail.

Of course all of the trails mentioned above will continue to be open for hiking, however, you may have problems reaching these particular trailheads.


* The Mt. LeConte Lodge will be closed for the season on November 23.

* The Cades Cove Campground Store will close on December 22, but will reopen from December 26 thru January 2 to serve visitors during the holiday period. The store will also be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Vending machines at the store will remain in service throughout the winter.


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