New Deputy Superintendent Named for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a new official Deputy Superintendent. Clayton F. Jordan was just named deputy superintendent for the park. He was the park’s acting superintendent and acting deputy recently. He has a 29 year history with park operations including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Shenandoah National Park and Gulf Islands National Park.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States with over 9 million people annually.The mountains that form the Great Smoky Mountain National Park straddles the borders of the two states North Carolina and Tennessee. Some of the most popular attractions in the park are: Clingmans Dome, Mount LeConte, Chimney Tops, Cataloochee Valley, and Cades Cove. Cherokee, North Carolina and Gatlinburg, Tennessee are the two main entrances to the park. Both cities have visitor centers that offer helpful resources including park maps, hiking and trail maps and info, campground information, programs and souvenirs.