Delayed openings for parts of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photo courtesy of Jeff Weaver.

GATLINBURG, Tenn. Officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced that Sugarlands Visitor Center, Oconaluftee Visitor Center, and Park Headquarters will have a delayed opening tomorrow morning, February 13, due to inclement weather. Visitor centers and administrative offices will open at 12:00 p.m. If overnight weather conditions warrant delaying our opening further, an update will be provided tomorrow.

Currently all roads are closed in the park except for the following: Newfound Gap Road from Gatlinburg to Sugarlands Visitor Center, the Spur between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, and Newfound Gap Road from Cherokee to Smokemont Campground.

For more information about current road conditions, please visit the Park’s website at, call the Park’s Road and Weather Information Line at 865-436-1200, or follow road updates on Twitter at

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