108th Cherokee Indian Fair Theme contest

  The Cherokee Welcome Center is now accepting entries for the 2020 108th Cherokee Indian Fair. You can go by the Welcome Center to pick up the form to submit your entry for the theme from 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or download it here. All Fair theme entries need to be submitted by February 14, 2020. The winner will receive More...

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By Scott On Friday, November 15th, 2019

Tabled Ordinance from Oct. 31 Annual Council

  Following is a tabled ordinance, per the TOP Office, that was deemed read and tabled during the Oct. 31 session of Annual Council: Tabled Ord. 48 (2019)  More...

By Scott On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Cherokee Tribal Court Jury List for Monday, Dec. 9

  Per Cherokee Tribal Court: Due to a technical error, please disregard the original notice to report on Dec. 23. This information is not correct. Please report on Dec. 9, NOT Dec. 23. Jury excuses will be More...

By Scott On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Park plans prescribed burn in Cades Cove

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Appalachian-Piedmont-Coastal Zone fire management staff plan to burn approximately 660 acres of fields on the western end of Cades Cove. Crews plan to conduct prescribed More...

By Scott On Monday, November 4th, 2019

Cherokee Christmas Parade 2019 participant information

  Cherokee Christmas Parade application form EBCI Waiver – Christmas Parade 2019 Form W-9    More...

By Scott On Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Park roadways closed due to high winds and downed trees

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park is experiencing high winds ahead of a cold front that is expected to move through the area later on Thursday, Oct. 31. Newfound Gap Road (Hwy 441 from Gatlinburg, Tenn. More...

By Scott On Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Cades Cove Loop Road opening delayed on Nov. 3

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials remind park visitors that access to Cades Cove will be delayed on Sunday, Nov. 3 until 11 a.m. for the annual Cades Cove Loop Lope. The event is held on an early More...

By Scott On Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Park adopts new regulation for E-Bike Use

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the adoption of a new regulation to allow the use of low-speed electric bikes (e-bikes) in the park at all locations where bicycles are currently allowed. More...

By Scott On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Park lifts Backcountry Campfire ban

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials removed the ban on backcountry campfires effective Tuesday, October 22. Backcountry campfires have been banned since September 26. Recent rains and cooler temperatures More...

By Scott On Friday, October 18th, 2019

Roadwork near Cataloochee Area postponed

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced on Friday, Oct. 18 that the expected closure of the main access road into Cataloochee has been postponed. The county road just outside the park, Cove More...