TN/NC Road Work and GSMNP Birthday…

Tennessee (GSMNP/Clingmans Dome):  A reminder from Highpointer Lee Price in Jamestown NC, US-441 (Newfound Gap Road) repaving between Collins Creek Picnic Area south to the boundary with Cherokee, NC is scheduled for March 16, 2009 through September 2010. 

Weather-related road and facility closures may change throughout the day. For updated road and weather information please call (865) 436-1200.  Once you hear a voice, dial extension 631 for road information or extension 630 for a weather forecast.  You may wish to write this number down when traveling to the area for handy reference for road and weather updates. 

Visit for the latest information.  The webpage is updated 2-3 times a week.   This year is also the parks 75th Anniversary!  Go to the GSMNP Anniversary Website for more information.

North Carolina (Mount Mitchell):  A recent update, from Highpointer Sherman Stambaugh in Asheville NC, tells us that beginning Friday May 15th – The Craggy Gardens Visitor Center will open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through May 22nd and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 24th through November 1st.  Just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend!!! 

During daylight hours, traffic will be controlled by flaggers an/or a timed traffic light system.  For more information call (828) 298-0398 or (828) 271-4779.

If you have an update, or any Highpoint News, feel free to send it in to: or Call/Text the “Hotline” at: (865) 660-0027.


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