Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Smokies begins spring opening of facilities

March 12, 2009, 7:19 am

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is shaking off its winter slumber and has posted a schedule of when park facilities will reopen. The park will also be celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

New this year are brown bag and dining room lunches that dayhikers can buy at the Mount LeConte Lodge. Food service had previously been restricted to overnight guests at the rustic mountaintop retreat.