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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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    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 Tuesday Weekly from 06/18/2013 to 08/13/2013

    Location: Mingus Mill | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Fee Information: Free

Join a ranger to explore the damp, dark world of the park's most popular amphibian. Be prepared to get a little wet and even a little dirty as we search for this slimy creature. Closed-toe shoes recommended.