Great Smoky Mountains National Park
All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory
14-17 December, 1998
The workshop will be held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which is on the north side
of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Gatlinburg is a major resort town
with many restaurants, hotels, and attractions. It will be ornately
decorated at this time of year.
HOW TO GET TO GATLINBURG
Gatlinburg is a little over an hour drive south of Knoxville and its
airport. Approaching from the Tennessee side of the mountains, it is best
accessed by I-40. Gatlinburg is 30 minutes south via the Sevierville exit
(state rt. 66). If you are coming from the Entomological Society of
America meeting in Nashville, Tennessee,
it is about a 4 hour drive to Gatlinburg, via
I-40. If making airline reservations from Nashville, remember that you
cross into the Eastern Time Zone when you come to Gatlinburg.
Approaching from the North Carolina side of the mountains, Asheville,
North Carolina is a little over an hour and a half from Gatlinburg,
again using I-40.
The Park makes every effort to keep the park road over the Smokies to
Cherokee North Carolina, open all winter,
but severe snow and ice can force road closures on short notice. U.S. Route 441
going north to Cherokee is a good road.
Limousine service from Knoxville
Below are airport shuttle services from Knoxville's McGhee-Tyson
Airport to the Glenstone Lodge in Gatlinburg. YOU NEED TO MAKE
RESERVATIONS for your shuttle as soon as practical. They do not make
regular runs to Gatlinburg. One-way should run about $20-25/person,
assuming a fully booked vehicle.
- Executive Sedan & Limousines (423) 671-2509
- C & O Cab (423) 436-5893
- Benchmark Cab (423) 567-0035
- Volunteer Limousine (423) 523-0781
- South Fork Limousine Service (423) 429-5466
The Discover Life in America's meeting will be held at the GLENSTONE LODGE/DAYS INN, on
Airport road in Gatlinburg. Stoplights in town are numbered, go to light #
8 and turn uphill, the Glenstone is about a half mile on the right.
A block of rooms is being reserved at a reduced rate of $45 to 50/night for 1 or 2
beds. The Glenstone has a full restaurant, large indoor pool, indoor
patio, jacuzzi, and other amenities. Be sure to state that you are with
the "Discover Life in America" when you make your reservations.
For the full meeting, we recommend that you make reservations for the nights
of the 14th to the 17th. If you wish to stay longer, please make arrangements
when you call the Glenstone at 800-362-9522 or 423-436-9361.
Updated: 1 December, 1998