Fires in Gatlinburg and GSMNP

In November of 2016 there were wildfires at Smoky Mountain National Park. People lost homes and businesses, portions of the woods were burned, and unfortunately some people even lost their lives. It was a very scary and tragic event that will have repercussions for many years to come.

Photo Credit: WBIR Taken 12/9/16

People who love the area want you to know (whether they are permanent residents, or just visit once in a while) that Gatlinburg and the surrounding area is up and running and as vital as it ever was!! Downtown Gatlinburg wasn’t greatly affected by the fire, neither was Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, or most of the acreage in the park for that matter.

You will see some fire damage, There were homes and forested areas and resorts that suffered great damage. I was there in December 2016 and even then, less than a month after the wildfires, Gatlinburg was up and running strong! Those Tennessee folks sure are resilient! So please – govisit, set a spell in a rocking chair on a porch. Gatlinburg will be happy to have you!

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Smoky Mountain Area News and Weather

Want to check the Gatlinburg area weather?  Need to know what is happening in the Gatlinburg area?  Here is a list of links I’ve compiled for local news and weather…

The Mountain Press – an online local newspaper
Weather.com – Gatlinburg weather
Sevier County News
Knoxville News – providing area weather information
Smoky Mountain Welcome Guide – Links to area news and information