Public comment on sought on Smokemont stables project

out smokemontThe Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking public comment on a proposal to build a new 36-stall barn at the site of the current Smokemont stables, which is about six miles north of Cherokee off U.S. 441.


The National Park Service proposes building the barn, a hayshed, manure storage shed, horse wash rack, office, covered tie stalls with up to 36 stalls, employee break area, horse loading platform, firewood shed, water well and fencing with gates. 

To see the EA, visit www.park and click on “Smokemont Riding Stables EA” link. Comments must be received by March 14.  Comments may also be submitted on the NPS Planning website at 


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