• 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 »

Monitoring Climate Change

Here in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we have many questions about the impacts of a changing climate. In fact, we have more questions than answers, but asking the right questions is part of the process of understanding how to best protect the Smokies in a time of uncertainty.

 

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Eastern Pipistrelle bat

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