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Park rangers: Man drowns after trying to save young relative

A man has died after jumping into a river in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to help a young relative.

Smokies nonprofit to hold virtual firefly event on YouTube

The annual lottery to see the synchronous fireflies of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park may be canceled this year due to the coronavirus, but a Smokies-based nonprofit will be offering a virtual firefly event.

Pence speaks on mental health benefits of getting outdoors

Second Lady Karen Pence visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park to talk about the mental health benefits of spending time outdoors as officials announced the second phase of a plan to reopen all park trails.

Smoky Mountains National Park to reopen over weekend

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is set to reopen on Saturday, becoming one of the biggest federal attractions to reopen amid the national lockdown prompted by the coronavirus crisis.

Great Smoky Mountains seeking volunteers to adopt a trail

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to adopt a trail.

Smoky Mountains park sets record with 12.5M visitors in 2019

Great Smoky Mountains National Park saw a record 12.5 million visitors in 2019, a 1.1 million increase over 2018.

Smokies recognizes its first African American naturalist

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recognizing the contributions of its first African American naturalist.
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Great Smoky Mountain park rangers release rolling poop video

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has issued an unusual video, alerting people to watch for rolling poop.

Smokies national park: $953M in 2018 local visitor spending

A National Park Service report says that visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park spent $953 million in communities near the park last year.

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