Tag: Clingmans Dome

  1. Trailside Talk: Searching for Clingmans Lost Apostrophe

    Trailside Talk: Searching for Clingmans Lost Apostrophe Image by Harry Cooke The highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is also one of its oddest. Clingmans Dome, at 6,643 feet, is the absolute roof of the Smokies, an imposing mountain within a group of imposing mountains. Unlike some other giants of the Appalachians, it isn’t necessarily a target of serious mountain Read more...
  2. Smokies Scenic Drives for Families: Newfound Gap Road

    Smokies Scenic Drives for Families: Newfound Gap Road The scenic drives in the Smokies can introduce you to plenty of wildlife, rushing streams, colorful flowers, lush forests, mountain vistas, and historic buildings—all from the seat of your car. To get the full flavor of the Smokies, be sure to park in plenty of the many pull-offs so you can get out and explore on foot as well. If possible Read more...
  3. Saving Our Smokies, One Piece of Litter at a Time

    Saving Our Smokies, One Piece of Litter at a Time Jerry and Darlene Willis are saving Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one piece of litter at a time. Jerry is founder and president of Save Our Smokies (S.O.S.), one of many groups that work together as Litter Patrol volunteers. Image courtesy of Jerry and Darlene Willis. by Frances Figart, Creative Services Director How Read more...
  4. Park recruits volunteers for monitoring program

    Park recruits volunteers for monitoring program Martin Luther King Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. In honor of Dr. King's legacy, we share this upcoming opportunity to volunteer to observe visitor use patterns in the Smokies. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting Read more...
  5. Clingmans Dome Bypass Trail

    Clingmans Dome Tower

    Clingmans Dome Road, which carries passenger vehicles to the Top of Ol' Smoky, is expected to open to the public about 48 hours ahead of schedule this spring. Weather permitting, look for the gate to swing on the morning of Saturday, March 30.

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  6. Clingmans Dome Road to opens March 31

    Clingmans Dome by Kristina Plass

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced plans to open Clingmans Dome Road this weekend beginning Saturday, March 31.

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  7. Why are the American Mountain-ash Berries So Spectacular this year?

    American Mountain-ash Berries

    Anyone who has been in the vicinity of Clingmans Dome recently can tell you that the bright red American mountain-ash berries are out of this world right now. There are so many clumps of berries that the trees’ branches can barely support them.

    Such an abundance of berries is a great opportunity for photographers, as well as an important food source for bear, ruffed grouse, squirrels, deer, cedar waxwing, and other types of native wildlife.

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