• 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

  • Multiple Days: 06/16/2014, 06/23/2014, 06/28/2014, 06/30/2014, 07/05/2014, 07/07/2014, 07/12/2014, 07/14/2014, 07/19/2014, 07/21/2014, 07/26/2014, 07/28/2014, 08/02/2014, 08/04/2014, 08/09/2014

    Location: Oconaluftee River adjacent to the Mountain Farm Museum | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free

Roll up your pants and wade through a mountain stream to look for mayflies, stoneflies, dragonflies, and other critters. Be prepared to get wet. Closed toed shoes recommended.