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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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Event Details

  • Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 09/18/2013 to 11/02/2013

    Location: Meet behind Elkmont Campground Entrance Station | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Fee Information: Free

Take a morning stroll with a ranger to learn about Elkmont when it was a turn-of-the-century logging boomtown. Easy walk.