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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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Join a ranger-guided program to learn about the park.

Explore the park with a ranger!

Ranger-led programs are offered spring through fall. Use the calendar below to find information about the park's ranger-guided programs, special events, volunteer opportunities, and more! The spring schedule of events is posted in mid-March; the summer schedule in early June; and the fall schedule in early September.

In addition to the programs listed below, daily milling demonstrations are offered spring through fall at the park's historic Mingus Mill and Cable Mill.
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Other ways to explore the park

The park has several partner organizations that offer a wide variety of programs, including guided hikes, summer camps, family adventures, naturalist workshops, and programs on synchronous fireflies, butterflies, wildflowers, salamanders, elk, bears, tracking, the Cherokee, and so much more! See what adventures await you!

 

How to use the Search for Events feature

To search for events by dates, click on the small calendar icons to choose your start and end dates, then click on "Show Results" for a listing of programs. Or type in a keyword and click on "Show Results" to view programs by topic.

 

Search for Events

Events Upcoming for March

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  • Back Porch Old Time Music

    Saturday, March 7, 2015

    Join us on for a traditional Appalachian music jam session. All levels of playing are welcome. More

  • Longing for the "Good Ol' Days"

    Saturday, March 14, 2015

    Take a walk with a ranger to learn what life was like on an Appalachian mountain farm. More

  • Mammal Mania!

    Sunday, March 15, 2015

    Every Sunday Weekly from 03/15/2015 to 05/17/2015

    Oppossum... and elk.... and bears, oh my! Join a ranger for a hand's on discover of mammals in the park. More

  • Back Porch Old Time Music

    Saturday, March 21, 2015

    Join us on for a traditional Appalachian music jam session. All levels of playing are welcome. More

  • Longing for the "Good Ol' Days"

    Saturday, March 21, 2015

    Take a walk with a ranger to learn what life was like on an Appalachian mountain farm. More

  • Longing for the "Good Ol' Days"

    Saturday, March 28, 2015

    Take a walk with a ranger to learn what life was like on an Appalachian mountain farm. More

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