• Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the national park.

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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  • Trail Advisory

    Several trails in the park are temporarily closed. Please check the "Backcountry Facilities" section of the Temporary Road and Facilities Closures page for further details. More »

Professional Development

Teacher Workshops

Improve your teaching skills while enjoying the beauty of the park by participating in one of the many teacher workshops we offer throughout the year. Most are offered free of charge or at a reduced cost. Click the link above to see our upcoming workshops.