National Park Officials To Discuss Laurel Falls Project
Tomorrow night the National park service will be holding a virtual meeting to discuss with the public a new project aimed at easing congestion near the Laurel Falls Trailhead in the national park. The National Park Service is asking for public input on the Laurel Falls Trail Congestion Management Pilot Project scheduled to happen from September 7 through October 31.
During that period, parking at the trailhead would be provided only by reservation and would cost $14 per car…Visitors could also take a shuttle from Gatlinburg to the trailhead for $5 per person. Park officials say the goal of the restrictions is to reduce congestion and improve visitor experience at one of the most popular destinations in tghe Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Officials will hold that virtual meeting to discuss the project tomorrow evening, July 22nd from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. They will give an overview and take questions from the public. The Laurel Falls are visited by over 350,000 people each year.