Cleaning up the Spur

Hal Varnedoe, with the National Park Service, works with a team of litter removers from the NPS and the City of Gatlinburg to clean up the 5-mile section of Highway 321 between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, known as the Spur, during a cleanup event Tuesday. In 2020, the Park spent nearly $19,000 on litter removal just along the Spur. This section of roadway is traveled by more than 10 million motorists annually and accumulates the largest amount of litter among the Park’s 384 miles of roads. For information about volunteering in the park, visit www.nps.gov/grsm/getinvolved/volunteer.htm.

Cleaning up the Spur