• 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

  • Multiple Days: 06/12/2014, 07/17/2014

    Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Fee Information: Free

Attention scientists! Join a ranger to explore the damp, dark world of the park’s most popular amphibian. Be prepared to get a little wet and even a little dirty as we search for this slimy creature. Close-toed shoes that can get wet are recommended.

For children ages 3-18. Children under 10 must be accompanied by parent/guardian.