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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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  • Spring Road Status

    During spring, park roads may close due to ice, especially at high elevation where wet roads can freeze as temperatures drop at night. For road status information call (865) 436-1200 ext. 631 or follow updates at http://twitter.com/SmokiesRoadsNPS. More »

Photos & Multimedia

WebCams
Two webcams provide a current view of the park and information about air quality conditions. Images are updated every 15 minutes.

Look Rock (located on the western end of the park)
Purchase Knob (located on the eastern end of the park)


 
Northern Long-eared Bat

Video Podcasts

Watch short videos on a variety of topics including white-nose syndrome in bats, elk reintroduction, hemlock woolly adelgids, and more.

 

 

The Great Smoky Mountains Association, a non-profit partner of the park, also offers free podcasts from the Smokies, including stories, songs, and the Newfound Gap Self-guiding Auto Tour. Visit their website for audio podcasts or video blogs.

 


Photo Galleries

 

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Eastern Pipistrelle bat

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