• 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

  • 04/26/2014

    Location: Sugarlands, Oconaluftee, and Cades Cove visitor centers | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Education Office Contact Phone Number: (865) 436-1292

Join Park Rangers for a fun-filled day of hands-on activities and earn a junior ranger patch and certificate! The programs will be designed to help children connect with the park and engage them in exploring, learning, and practicing stewardship. A few of the opportunities will include ranger guided walks, hictorical toys, blacksmithing, and learning about skins, skulls, and scat! Activities will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Sugarlands, Oconaluftee, and Cades Cove visitor centers. Ask for details at a visitor center.