Temporary Closures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park:

  •  Vehicle-free access along the Cades Cove Loop Road each Wednesday will begin on May 5 through September 1, 2021. For visitors seeking acces on vehicle-free Wednesdays, there is a shuttle opportunity available beginning July 7 through September 1, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each week. Shuttle service may be booked online at www.rockytoptours.com. Tickets for the roundtrip shuttle service, including transport of personal bikes, is provided for a flat rate of $25 per person.
  • Cades Cove Loop Road will be closed to all vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists from September 7 through September 27, 2021 for paving work.

Information on phased reopening guidelines under the TN Pledge:

https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19/economic-recovery.html

Governor Lee extends Stay-at-Home order until April 30, 2020:

https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee27.pdf

A message from Mayor Palewski to the businesses and residents of Townsend.  Please read:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM TOWNSEND MAYOR RON PALEWSKI: PLEASE WATCH

April 1, 2020

GSMNP entrance from Townsend has been closed and will remain closed until at least April 30, 2020.    Read more here.

April 1, 2020

 
 

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