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Great Smoky Mountains

Land donated for proposed NC hiking trail

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About 500 miles of the planned 1,000-mile trail are complete. Plans call for the hiking trail to stretch from Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains to Jockey's Ridge on the Outer Banks. Full story...
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Four NC men sentenced to jail time for harvesting stolen ginseng roots

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Four men from western North Carolina have been sentenced to jail time for illegally harvesting ginseng roots from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Full story...
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Smokies officials weigh backcountry camping fees

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park may start charging for backcountry camping and hire more rangers to manage what happens in the deep woods. Full story...
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Thousands of downed trees close trails in Smokies

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More than 20 miles of trails and a number of campsites in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are closed because of extensive tree damage from tornadoes that ripped through the area. Full story...
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Despite November plunge, Smokies visits steady

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As 2010 comes to a close, visits to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are pacing 2009 traffic. Full story...
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