• 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 »

Tennessee High School

The park's high school programs use park resources to enhance classroom learning by giving students an opportunity to make real-world connections with the environment. Rangers will work with you to plan a program that meets your curriculum needs. Please e-mail the education staff or call (865) 436-1713 for more information or to discuss program options.

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Eastern Pipistrelle bat

A nursing female bat can eat her weight in mosquito-sized insects each night. More...