• 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 08/17/2013

    Location: Oconaluftee Visitor Center Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Fee Information: Free

What was it like to grow up in these mountains before any of the modern conveniences we enjoy today? Join a ranger to learn about the chores that kids did as well as learning what the kids did for fun and how they explored this area.

Accessible to persons using wheelchairs.