Smokies get $64 million in stimulus, work to include Cades Cove Campground improvements

It looks like $64 million bucks out of stimulus money is headed to the Smokies.  Plans include a number of projects, including new restrooms at the Cades Cove Campground.  Other campgrounds will also get improvements.  Some of the work is expected to get underway after the summer tourist season.  Officials are hoping to keep road closings to a minimum during construction. There is much more info at the link from the examiner below…

http://www.examiner.com/x-14485-Great-Smoky-Mountains-National-Park-Examiner~y2009m7d14-Smokies-stimulus-package-spending-plan

 

******************Check out www.smokymountaintower.com to see the place we stay in the Smokies.  Between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.  If you know where the welcome center is on the spur, it’s located on the road next to the welcome center.  Best views from any place we’ve stayed in the Smokies… by far.  Check it out!********************************

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