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Primary roads such as US-441 (Newfound Gap Road), Little River Road, and the Cades Cove Loop Road are open year round, weather permitting. Click for information about temporary weather and construction related road closures.
ROADS 2022 Season
Heintooga Round Bottom 5/13 – 11/01
Clingmans Dome 4/11 – 11/30
Forge Creek Rd 3/04 – 12/31
Little Greenbrier Access Road 4/08 – 11/28
Parson Branch Road 5/26 11/13
Rich Mtn Road 4/08 – 11/13
Roaring Fork Mtn 4/08 – 11/28
Straight Fork Road 4/05 – 11/01
Secondary roads are subject to seasonal closures. Seasonal opening and closing dates for secondary roads are listed below:
  • Clingmans Dome Road: Open April 11 - November 30, 2022, weather permitting.
  • Forge Creek Road: Open March 4 - December 31, 2022, road conditions permitting.
  • Heintooga/Round Bottom Road: Open May 13 - November 1, 2022 for hiker access.
  • Heintooga Ridge Road (Balsam Mountain Road): Open May 13 - November 1, 2022 for hiker access.The Balsam Mountain Campground and Picnic area will open May 13, 2022. Motor homes, buses, vans longer than 25 feet, and passenger vehicles towing trailers are prohibited.
  • Little Greenbrier Road (to the Little Greenbrier Schoolhouse): Open April 8 - November 28, 2022. Buses, motorhomes, vans longer than 25 feet, and passenger vehicles towing trailers are prohibited on this road.
  • Parson Branch Road: Open May 26 - November 13, 2022. High clearance vehicles are recommended for traveling Parson Branch Road. Motorhomes, buses, vans longer than 25 feet, and passenger vehicles towing trailers are prohibited.
  • Rich Mountain Road: Open April 8 - November 13, 2022. Buses, motorhomes, vans longer than 25 feet, and passenger vehicles towing trailers are prohibited on this road.
  • Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail: Open April 8 - November 28, 2022. Buses, motorhomes, vans longer than 25 feet, and passenger vehicles towing trailers are prohibited on this road.
  • Straight Fork: Road Open April 5 - November 1, 2022.

Last updated: August 13, 2022

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