Status of Parsons Branch Rd and Rich Mtn Rd ?

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by svwayne, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. svwayne

    svwayne Been here awhile

    Aug 31, 2004
    Lawrenceville, Jawja
    What is the current status of Parsons Branch Rd and Rich Mtn Rd in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

    I've called the park service and the recording states that only Heintooga Ridge is currently closed. I can't seem to find the "trick" to speak to a living/breathing ranger. Anybody ridden these roads recently?
  2. foster

    foster Huh?

    Jul 18, 2005
    Cartoogechaye, NC
    Parsons Branch scheduled for late spring?????

    Rich Mountain Road should be open - schedule says March 13.

    look here

    For future reference 828-497-1904 should be the Oconoluftee Visitors Center on the NC side of the park and 865-436-1200should get you to the main number and allow you to get to a real, live person (at least in a perfect world).