• 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 Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 09/21/2014 to 11/01/2014

    Location: Cades Cove Visitor Center/Cable Mill area halfway around the Loop Road | Map Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM Fee Information: Free

Join a Park Ranger for a hands-on exploration of the Smokies. Participation counts towards credit for earning a Junior Ranger badge and certificate. Accessible to persons using wheelchairs. Note that travel time to programs at Cades Cove Visitor Center/Cable Mill area could be an hour or more once you get into the Cove due to heavy traffic volume. Please plan accordingly.