*** Please check the "Backcountry Facilities" section of the Temporary Road and Facilities Closures for any current trail or campsite closures (http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/temproadclose.htm) or contact the Backcountry Office at 865-436-1297.
*** NOTICE: Increased bear activity in backcountry areas of the park is likely this time of year as preferred food sources are dwindling. Learn about safety in bear country at: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/naturescience/black-bears.htm
*** Alum Cave Trail is closed for trail repairs Monday through Thursday (except holidays) from May 4 through Nov 19, 2015. Please take this into consideration when planning your itinerary. ***
*** Upcoming Trail Closures for trail reconstruction project: White Oak Branch Trail will be closed every day from July 27-August 20. Forney Creek Trail from White Oak Branch Trail to Jonas Creek Trail will be closed Mon-Thurs August 24-September 24,except for Labor Day.
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