Greetings from the top! What started out as a clear, sunny morning has slowly turned cloudy and grey. No rain yet, but the forecast is calling for evening showers. Currently it is 55 degrees. Yesterday's high was 54 and the low was 47. The mountain finally received a bit more rain, if only .3", it was well needed. Now in bear news. This has been a very active spring for bears throughout the Park and the lodge has been no exception! We have had bears in camp as well as many on the trails coming up. Just a reminder that any and all food trash MUST be packed out with you if you are day hiking. This includes, most importantly, those things that you might think "Hey, this is biodegradable, I can just throw it into the woods!". Things like apple cores, orange peels and pistachio shells are some of the most dangerous things to both bears and humans when tossed carelessly to the side of the trail. Please help protect both yourselves and the bears and be vigilant about food trash in the back country!
Sunrise this morning, facing west.
Welcome to the official blog of LeConte Lodge. We hope you find the information provided here both helpful and enjoyable. Thank you for visiting the site, and we hope to see you on the mountain!
Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
For information regarding GSMNP's new paid parking tag requirements, please visit their website.
For information regarding shuttle services, as well as overnight parking options in Gatlinburg, please visit our reservations website.