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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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  • Trail Advisory

    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 08/02/2014 to 09/13/2014

    Location: Elkmont Amphitheater | Map Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM Fee Information: Free

When Great Smoky Mountains National Park was created in the 1930s,the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was responsible for building trails, controlling fires, and developing facilities such as campgrounds and picnic areas. Join a ranger to learn more about the legacy of the CCC. Accessible to persons using wheelchairs.