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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is still closed for visitors, but one part of the park is staying busy.

The National Parks Service recently reopened the Newfound Gap parking area, as well as multiple overlooks along Highway 441.

"Most of the overlooks and pull-offs on the Newfound Gap Road are open and that's to accommodate traffic flow over the mountains," said Chief Ranger Clay Jordan, of the National Parks System.

But, other popular areas like Cade's Cove, Alum Cave trail head and Chimney Tops trail head remain closed. If you're caught sneaking into parts of the park, you could be subject to a $125 fine.

Visitors were happy to see some parts of the park had re-opened to visitors Thursday, but they still want the shutdown to end.

Joseph Martin, of Kentucky, said the shutdown has altered his trip.

"It's hurting the average people who go on vacations."