The following areas were accessible as of Monday, June 8:
- Campgrounds: Cades Cove and Smokemont Campgrounds, Anthony Creek Horse Camp.
- Visitor services: Sugarlands, Oconaluftee, Cades Cove and Clingmans Dome Visitor Centers and Great Smoky Mountains Association Bookstores, Backcountry Information Office at Sugarlands Visitor Center, Cable Mill and Mingus Mill.
- Roads: Abrams Creek Road, Cataloochee Road (to Palmer Chapel only due to road washout), Forge Creek Road, Rich Mountain Road.
Beginning Monday, June 15, the following areas will be accessible: Elkmont Road, Elkmont Campground, Spence Cabin.
Precautions adopted to support these reopenings include installation of protective barriers between staff and visitors; capacity limits for visitor centers; installation of social distancing floor decal reminders and closure of theater and museum spaces in visitor centers. At campgrounds, services are limited to online reservations only; restroom facilities are appropriately disinfected and cleaned and group campsites remain closed. A return to full operations will continue to be phased.
Park managers urge visitors to follow public health guidance for a safe and responsible visit by choosing trails and overlooks without congested parking areas; visiting early in the morning; staying in vehicles while viewing wildlife to avoid crowded conditions; maintaining social distance from other visitors and wearing face coverings where social distancing is not possible.