• 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 »

Event Details

  • Every Friday Weekly from 06/20/2014 to 08/08/2014

    Location: Blacksmith Shop at the Mountain Farm Museum, adjacent to Oconaluftee Visitor Center | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM,10:30 AM to 11:00 AM,11:00 AM to 11:30 AM,11:30 AM to 12:00 PM Fee Information: Free

Learn a new skill. Be a blacksmith and create your own item to take home. Limited to ages 10-12. Other Junior Ranger programs will be going on simultaneously for younger kids.

Duration: Groups start every 30 minutes; last group starts at 11:30 a.m Accessible to persons using wheelchairs.