Subject: Re: Great Smokey Mountain National Park
April is before the summer tourist season (when schools are out), but still be wary of weekends.
April should have some flowers in the lower elevations & creeks ...the Azaleas, Mountain Laurel and
Rhododendron up on the Balds don’t pop until mid-June. I forget when the Rhotos pop in the
valleys - probably May?
FWIW, do make it a point to use the NPS ranger stations for info. Sugarlands has a good counter &
get recommendations and ask questions, including current status on what stuff is blooming where, etc.