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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National ParkNC,TN

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  • *** Please check the "Backcountry Facilities" section of the Temporary Road and Facilities Closures for any current trail or campsite closures (http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/temproadclose.htm) or contact the Backcountry Office at 865-436-1297.
    *** NOTICE: Increased bear activity in backcountry areas of the park is likely this time of year as preferred food sources are dwindling. Learn about safety in bear country at: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/naturescience/black-bears.htm
    *** Alum Cave Trail is closed for trail repairs Monday through Thursday (except holidays) from May 4 through Nov 19, 2015. Please take this into consideration when planning your itinerary. ***
    *** Upcoming Trail Closures for trail reconstruction project: White Oak Branch Trail will be closed every day from July 27-August 20. Forney Creek Trail from White Oak Branch Trail to Jonas Creek Trail will be closed Mon-Thurs August 24-September 24,except for Labor Day.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Backcountry Permits v1.3.1
Last Update: Sunday June 29, 2014