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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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    During spring, park roads may close due to ice, especially at high elevation where wet roads can freeze as temperatures drop at night. For road status information call (865) 436-1200 ext. 631 or follow updates at http://twitter.com/SmokiesRoadsNPS. More »

Event Details

  • Every Saturday Weekly from 06/22/2013 to 08/10/2013

    Location: Oconaluftee River adjacent to the Mountain Farm Museum | Map Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Fee Information: Free

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