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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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  • Spring Road Status

    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 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.