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Clingmans Dome Road Open!!!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Clingmans Dome Road Open!!!

Just read that the Clingmans Dome Road is open. I believe that is two weeks ahead of schedule. We are leaving next week and that will be a nice little addition to our trip we were not expecting.

Murfreesboro, TN
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That's great. It seems that spring has arrived several weeks early. I hope it's here to stay. The red buds, cherry's etc. are all blooming here in middle Tennessee. I haven't seen any dogwoods yet though.

Athens, Georgia
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Dogwoods just bloomed the last few days here near Atlanta. It won't be long everything will be in full bloom!

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Great news. We are in gatlinburg right now and may go up there tomorrow.

Rudyard, Michigan
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How much time should you allow to go there from Gatlinburg?

Townsend, Tennessee
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5. Re: Clingmans Dome Road Open!!!

It is aproximately 22 miles to the Clingman's dome parking lot from G'burg entrance to the park. Travel time highly dependent on traffic on the steep, winding, 2 lane hwy 441. With little traffic, suggest you allow about 40 minutes one way (dry conditions). Little traffic would be an early morning trip, departing G'burg by 6. Middle of the day with campers, RVs etc on the road, add some time. On a busy summer weekend, middle of the day, easily double that.

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