The Elkmont Historic District Final Environmental Impact Statement and General Management Plan Amendment has been published in the Federal Register. The plan outlines the park’s plan for the vacant structures at Elkmont.
The Elkmont Historic District contains 74 vacant structures built in the early 1900s as a logging camp that was turned into a summer resort community prior to the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in 1934.
The plan proposes to preserve 18 cabins plus the Appalachian Clubhouse. Plans call for the clubhouse to be made available for public rental for day-use events after restoration. The remaining structures will be documented and then removed.