• 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 Saturday Weekly from 06/22/2013 to 08/10/2013

    Location: Chimneys Picnic Area, first parking area on right Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free

Join a ranger to discover some of the 13 species of salamanders that have been found in this one area of the park. A change of shoes or water shoes recommended.  Limit 25 people – sign up at Sugarlands Visitor Center. Children must have an adult sign up with them.