Campgrounds And Picnic Areas Reopen At Great Smoky Mountains National Park Sept. 3

Aug 26, 2020

More campgrounds, picnic areas and horse camps will be open in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just in time for the Labor Day weekend.

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is increasing access across the park. 

Beginning on Thursday, Sept. 3, the following additional areas will be accessible:   

  • Abrams Creek, Balsam Mountain, Big Creek, Cataloochee, and Cosby Campgrounds  
  • Big Creek, Cataloochee, Round Bottom, and Tow String Horse Camps 
  • Heintooga and Look Rock Picnic Areas 
  • Little Greenbrier Road

“We are pleased to be able to offer more opportunities for visitors to disperse and recreate in the park in time for the Labor Day holiday and our busy fall season,” Park Superintendent Cassius Cash said. “The park has experienced record visitation this summer, and we want to remind everyone that we need your help more than ever to keep the park protected and clean.” 

Check out all the details in the full article from WSPA News here.