Smoky Mountains National Park to reopen over weekend

This Wednesday, May 6, 2020 image from a tweet by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, the Interior Secretary visits with National Parks Service employees at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While the Interior Secretary asked visitors to social distance when the park reopens on May 9, neither Bernhardt nor park staff wore face masks in the photos, as they talked and walked inches apart during his visit on Tuesday, May 5. (National Parks Service via AP)

WASHINGTON — When the Great Smoky Mountains National Park becomes one of the country’s first national parks to reopen Saturday, some of its most popular trails will remain off limits.