• 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 Monday Weekly from 06/17/2013 to 08/12/2013

    Location: Elkmont Amphitheater | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Fee Information: Free

Ever dream of being a scientist? Join a ranger to try scientific tools to study wildlife and forests. Be prepared to get "up close and personal" with some of the smallest critters that live in the Smokies.