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Government Shutdown

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Government Shutdown

Just a shut out to the people vacationing down there right now for a quick fix to the government shut down and hope you will be able to enjoy the park sooner than later.

Chickamauga, Georgia
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11. Re: Government Shutdown

The problem you have in the Smokies park with Haslem possibly attempting to open with state funds is that the park is divided almost right down the middle between TN and NC.

How could you possibly open only the TN side without the NC side opening as well and how would you "divide" up the funding between the two states precisely?

Indiana
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12. Re: Government Shutdown

We are there now. Go to Mingo Falls at Cherokee. BEAUTIFUL!

Alabama
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13. Re: Government Shutdown

We looked for Mingo Falls last Friday and finally gave up.

Indiana
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14. Re: Government Shutdown

As u come out of the park drive toward cherokee and then turn left at the first stoplight when you come to Cherokee. Right after you turn here you'll turn left onto Big Cove Rd. It will look like you are going into a shopping area. Just head out Big Cove Rd going past the high school and eventually past the KOA campground. It's not too far past the campground on the right. The sign for Mingo Falls is pretty small but you turn right when you see the sign. Might look like you are turning into a campground/trailer park - there's just a small parking lot. Not very far to walk to and well worth the drive. Hope you can try again.

Indiana
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15. Re: Government Shutdown

As u come out of the park drive toward cherokee and then turn left at the first stoplight when you come to Cherokee. Right after you turn here you'll turn left onto Big Cove Rd. It will look like you are going into a shopping area. Just head out Big Cove Rd going past the high school and eventually past the KOA campground. It's not too far past the campground on the right. The sign for Mingo Falls is pretty small but you turn right when you see the sign. Might look like you are turning into a campground/trailer park - there's just a small parking lot. Not very far to walk to and well worth the drive. Hope you can try again.

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16. Re: Government Shutdown

Park to re-open.

Here are a couple of links with the story.

Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce;

campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render…

and Tennessee Dept. of Tourism:

app.bronto.com/public/…

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