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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Newswire

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  1. webpage:go.nps.gov/vse. Link does not work.Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    A new National Park Service report shows that 10,712,673 visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2015 spent $873,886,500 in communities near the park. That spending supported 13,709 jobs in the local area.

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  2. Great Smoky Mountains National Park 2015 benefits releasedRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

    The National Park Service says Great Smoky Mountains National Park provided nearly $874 million in economic benefit to communities near the park last year and supported more than 13,000 jobs in the area. A report from the National Park Service said more than 10.7 million visitors traveled to the park and spent time in local communities for lodging, meals and entertainment.

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  3. Georgia man drowns near Great Smoky Mountains waterfallRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | WAAY

    Avid hikers often take advantage of the many trails at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including a path that goes through Newfound Gap in Tennessee.Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic Travel Avid hikers often take advantage of the many trails at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including a path that goes through Newfound Gap in Tennessee.Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic Travel MARYVILLE, Tenn. - Authorities say a 59-year-old Georgia man drowned after slipping into the water near a waterfall in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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  4. New blueway map helps Little River users Read Story Jim MathenyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 29 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... a small piece of the puzzle. We floated the entire river from where it comes out of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park all the way until it empties into the Tennessee River," said Crain. "Even if you don't like canoeing and kayaking, there's ...

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  5. See the synchronous fireflies at Great Smoky Mountains National ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 29 | USA Today

    Visitors carrying red-filtered flashlights June 3, 2014, walk the Little River Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee to observe synchronous fireflies in their annual mating ritual. See the synchronous fireflies at Great Smoky Mountains National Park Visitors carrying red-filtered flashlights June 3, 2014, walk the Little River Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee to observe synchronous fireflies in their annual mating ritual.

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  6. Lottery open through Monday for Smokies' firefly showRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 29 | USA Today

    ... June 3, 2014, for their annual mating season at Elkmont in the Tennessee portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. GATLINBURG, Tenn. - The fireflies will be mating in the early days of June, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park ...

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  7. Georgia Man Slips Into Abrams Creek, Drowns At Great Smoky Mountains National ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 29 | National Parks Traveler

    Park officials said 59 year-old male, Jitendra Patel, of Roswell, Georgia, reportedly slipped into the creek near Abrams Falls a little after noon Thursday. "Patel was last observed at the water's surface at approximately 12:15 p.m. after friends attempted to pull him from the water," a park release said.

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  8. Lottery Applications Start Today for FirefliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 29 | WIMZ-FM Knoxville

    ... applications at noon today, April 29, 2016. It closes on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 8pm. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will announce the results of the lottery on May 10. There are a total of 1,800 parking passes available for the event. The ...

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  9. Vacation Rental Company Holds Half-Price Weekend Sale on Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge CabinsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 29 | PRWeb

    ... in size from 1-bedroom to 12-bedrooms, and located near Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For more information, call (866) 347-6659 or visit one of the company's web sites or ...

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  10. Park rangers respond to possible drowning in SmokiesRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 28 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park spokeswoman Dana Soehn said the park received a report just after 1 p.m. of a man who had been underwater for over 90 minutes. Park rangers and divers from the Blount Special Operations Response Team were all called to the scene.

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  11. Possible drowning reported at Abrams Falls Read StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 28 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Authorities are responding to a possible drowning at Abrams Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. According to a park spokesperson, the officials received a report just after 1:00 p.m. on Thursday that a male had been under water for over 90 minutes.

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  12. Stay In Touch With The Blue Ridge Parkway FoundationRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 28 | National Parks Traveler

    All those who love the Blue Ridge Parkway , which runs 469 miles from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, should stay in touch with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation . This dynamic nonprofit organization works to fill in the gaps that the National Park Service lacks the money to close along the scenic road.

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  13. National Park Service opening center to maintain collectionsRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 27 | Washington Times

    ... South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Obed Wild and Scenic River.

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  14. GSMNP announces dates for synchronous firefly event Read Story Mark BerginRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 26 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced Tuesday the dates for the synchronous firefly viewing event in Elkmont. The lottery will be open for applications from April 29 at noon until May 2 at 8 p.m. The park will announce the results of the lottery on May 10. There is no fee to enter the lottery.

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  15. National Park Service Celebrates 100th AnniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 25 | National Public Radio

    The National Park Service is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its creation this year. NPR spends time on the job with workers in the country's busiest national park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, to explore the vast variety of work the park service does and the challenges it's facing.

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  16. Study: National Parks Contributed $32 Billion To National Economy In '15Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 24 | National Parks Traveler

    If there are any billion-dollar babies in the National Park System, they would be the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park , both of which contributed more than $1 billion in tourism benefits to the communities surrounding their borders, according to a 2015 analysis of the National Park System's value to the national economy. At the other end of the financial spectrum, the 2015 National Park Visitor Spending Effects: Economic Contributions To Local Communities, States, And The Nation report released last week noted that neither Noatak National Preserve nor Kobuk Valley National Park , both in Alaska, had any visitation last year and so no economic contribution.

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  17. Myrtle TeasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 22 | Daily Times

    ... resident of the Wears Valley Community. She was raised in the Elkmont Community of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Granny married her special sweetheart, Woodrow Teaster, in 1932. Together they had seven children. More than anything, Granny ...

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  18. Traffic 31 mins ago 7:10 p.m.Abrams Creek area temporarily closed due to road damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 22 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the temporary closure of the Abrams Creek entrance road due to damage caused by an uprooted tree.

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  19. Abrams Creek entrance road in Smokies closed due to road damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 22 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    Abrams Creek entrance road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is temporarily closed due to damage to the road caused by an uprooted tree, according to park officials. About 20 feet of the road is washed out to a depth of over three feet.

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  20. Former hotel annex destroyed by fire in SmokiesRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 21 | WBTV

    A fire has destroyed a two-story annex structure on the site of a torn-down historic hotel in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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