Clingmans Dome Road to Open Early This Year
Spring has arrived in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The daffodils are in bloom and the recent warm weather just may allow some roads to open earlier than normal. If the weather stays nice the park service may open Clingmans Dome Road as early as Friday March 27, 2015. Due to the recent warm weather the park service have been preparing park roads and facilities ahead of time for the spring opening with usually occurs on April 1st each year.
Clingmans Dome has an elevation of 6643 feet and has a beautiful 360-degree view of the surrounding Great Smoky Mountains. A 1/2 mile walk from the parking lot will lead visitors to the popular observation tower. Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.