Loop Road Through Cades Cove at Great Smoky Mountains National Park Could be Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

The 11-mile-long Loop Road that winds through Cades Cove at Great Smoky Mountains National Park is scheduled to be closed Tuesday and part of Wednesday to allow for spraying operations intended to save the hemlock trees that line the route.

Rare Ansel Adams Print of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Acquired By Knoxville Art Museum

A rare shot of Great Smoky Mountains National Park taken by Ansel Adams shortly after World War II has been acquired by a Knoxville, Tennessee, museum.

National Park Mystery Plant: 4: This “Tree from Hell” Smells Like Rancid Peanut Butter

This tree is an Asian import that grows fast, spreads fast, damages ecosystems and crop land, and is very tough to eradicate. It stinks, too.

Poaching Charges Pending In Case of Majestic Bull Elk Killed at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Federal authorities are bringing charges against a North Carolina man in connection with the shooting of one of Great Smoky Mountains National Park's bull elk, an animal that was one of the largest bulls in the herd.

Want the Latest On the Biodiversity Inventory At Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

Curious about the latest data gleaned through the all-taxa biodiversity inventory at Great Smoky Mountains National Park? A conference in mid-December will lay it all out.

Wayward Hikers Demonstrate How Easy It Is To Get Lost In Great Smoky Mountains National Park

There are places in Great Smoky Mountains National Park that the old timers called "hells" they were such a tangle of vegetation. Well, a young trio of hikers realized that the hard way when they wandered off a marked trail and quickly found themselves lost.

Work On Foothills Parkway at Great Smoky Mountains National Park Could Surprise Some Folks

If you use the unopened portion of the Foothills Parkway at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, keep an eye out for motorized vehicles in the coming weeks.

Road Work Will Be Highly Visible in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2010

Orange will be highly visible in Great Smoky Mountains National Park early next year, as road work ramps up around the park thanks to an infusion of funds via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as well as the Federal Lands Highway Program. While that work will produce some long-needed improvements, it also means getting around the park could be difficult at times.

By The Numbers: Economic Impacts of the National Parks

Here are some interesting statistics from the Park Service’s recently-released report on the economic impact of the national parks.

How Interstate 40's Closure Is Affecting Travel To Great Smoky Mountains National Park

It could take three months or longer to clean up a rock slide and reopen a section of Interstate 40 on the North Carolina side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. That means getting to the park from some areas will be a bit tricky. It also means don't rely on your GPS units to find a shortcut, as that could spell trouble.