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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cades Cove Closing for Hazardous Tree Removal

Cades Cove Closing for Hazardous Tree Removal

Cades Cove Loop Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be closed six days in January 2015 for maintenance work.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the temporary closure of the Cades Cove Loop Road to all pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists January 6 through January 8 and January 13 through January 15 to facilitate the removal of hazardous trees.

“We regret the inconvenience to Cades Cove visitors,” said Acting Superintendent Clay Jordan. “We chose mid-week dates in early January when visitation is expected to be low to accomplish the needed work, but we realize that some visitors will be disappointed.”

The project will include removal of hazardous trees from the Cades Cove Campground. The campground will remain open, but campers may be relocated during the work period.

Keep up to date about Great Smoky Mountain National Park road and facility closures of follow the park’s Twitter account for road updates @SmokiesRoadsNPS.

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