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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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    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 Wednesday Weekly from 04/02/2014 to 05/07/2014

    Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free

Take a short walk to the John Ownby Cabin and learn about what life was like in the Fighting Creek community before the park was established. This walk is less than one mile long and considered "easy" in difficulty.