Great Smoky Mtns NP – Prescribed Burns – Cades Cove Area
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GRSM) plans to conduct prescribed burns in Cades Cove through April 1. Hikers on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) in the park between Mollies Ridge Shelter and Spence Field Shelter (NOBO miles 177.7 – 183.7) may see/smell smoke during and immediately after the burns.
The A.T. in the park will remain open during the burn. Hikers should follow any instructions from fire crews and posted signs if encountered. The dates of the prescribed burns are dependent on weather.
For the latest updates from the park, visit https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/temproadclose.htmBack