• 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 Friday Weekly from 09/21/2012 to 10/26/2012

    Location: Porch of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center | Map Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM Fee Information: Free

What native animal species were missing when the park was established? What happened to them? How did the park bring them back? Join a Ranger on the road to rediscovery! Accessible to persons using wheelchairs.