Clingmans Dome Observation Tower closed for rehablitation

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – The best place to view the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is going to be closed for a portion of June.

The Asheville Citizen Times cites a park official who says the Clingmans Dome Observation Tower will be closed beginning Monday so a rehabilitation project which began last year is completed. It is scheduled to remain closed through June 15.

Spokeswoman Dana Soehn says the work is weather dependent. Soehn said workers need five days of dry weather to complete the work and if that happens, work may go faster and the tower may open sooner.

At 6,643 feet, the observation tower provides the most sweeping view of the park.

The parking overlook at the observation tower will remain open, as well as the visitor contact station and store.

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