The Lodge will reopen for business on Wednesday, September 13. There are still some downed trees on Hwy 441, Newfound Gap Road so it remains closed. Before hiking on Wednesday, all guests should check with the reservation office 865-429-5704; 8- 5 EDT, Monday – Friday, the National Park Service: call 865-436-1200 once you hear a voice, enter extension 631 for road information or https://twitter.com/smokiesroadsnps . If Hwy 441, Newfound Gap Road does not reopen on a timely basis all guests will need to use Trillium Gap Trail starting at Grotto Falls Parking area using the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. This trail head has a very small parking area, so please plan accordingly.
The high yesterday was 55, low 42 with .45 inches of rain.