These photos were taken along the Gatlinburg Trail on the weekend of June 23-25 and the individual has not been identified. Destruction of Nautral Resource (Vandalism) is a class C misdemeanor under statute 36 CFR 2.1(a)(1)(ii) and holds a maximum penality of a $5,000 fine and/or 6 months in jail. If anyone has additional information please call our Tipline at (865) 436-1580.
These photos were taken along the Gatlinburg Trail on the weekend of
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The great outdoors offer worthy moments of peace, purity and gratitude. Sit down on Charlie Bunion's picturesque stone outcrop and enjoy its stunning mountain views. Or listen to one of our calming streams pass by. There are many ways to enjoy the day... How do you like to spend your #sundayfunday?
The great outdoors offer worthy moments of peace purity and gratitude Sit
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Here at the Great Smoky Mountains, we're lucky to have 1,500+ species of plants that thrive thanks to all our hard working pollinators! Unfortunately many are at risk around the world due to factors like habitat loss and non-native species.

Save pollinators in your own backyard by planting native and pollinator-friendly plants. If you don't have enough space, volunteer at your local...
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Here at the Great Smoky Mountains were lucky to have 1500 species
Summer in the Smokies is warm and humid, so don't forget to fill up on water before heading out on the trail! A minimum of 2-4 quarts are recommended per person per day. Although our streams may appear to be the perfect source to quench your insatiable thirst, you should never freely drink from them.

All stream water should be treated before consumption. The easiest method of effective water...
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Summer in the Smokies is warm and humid so dont forget to
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Bob Wilson, Cades Cove, TN., ca. 1920. #ThrowbackThursday
Bob Wilson Cades Cove TN ca 1920 ThrowbackThursday
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Although our bears are astounding to watch, we ask that all visitors observe them responsibly! Check out our website at [ Nps.gov Link ] to learn how you can safely view wildlife.

Our Wildlife Biologist, Bill Stiver, wants to remind everyone that bears are very active right now as they search for summer foods. Visitors are reporting bear sightings along trails and roadways throughout the...
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Although our bears are astounding to watch we ask that all visitors

Black Bears - Great Smoky Mountains National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

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Earlier this month, participants joined Great Smoky Mountains National Park Artist-in-Residence Jenn Houle (painter) and photographer Carolyn Benedict Fraser to interpret the June landscape of the park through camera lens and paintbrush. Participants were encouraged to explore the spectrum between representation and abstraction in nature and challenged to find their park in a new way! What...
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Earlier this month participants joined Great Smoky Mountains National Park Artis
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Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Pests hitchhike on firewood-- protect trees by using certified, heat-treated firewood. Learn more [ Dontmovefirewood.org Link ]
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Tom Jeskie
Join us tomorrow for the Women's Work Festival!!!!

On Saturday, June 17, Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host the annual Women’s Work Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum. This event honors the vast contributions made by the women of Southern Appalachia showcasing traditional work led by women on mountain farms in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The event is from...
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Join us tomorrow for the Women's Work Festival
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The Whiting Saw Mill & Dry Kiln, Judson, N.C. Ca. 1911 #ThrowbackThursday
The Whiting Saw Mill Dry Kiln Judson NC Ca 1911 ThrowbackThursday
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Tremont Institute is hosting eight Bird Banding opportunities this summer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Bird Banding is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. - Noon. Bird Banding Dates are:
June 12
June 16
July 6
July 7
July 13
July 26
July 31
August 2

Video credited by Caleb Carlton and Tremont Institute with music by Sierra Hanson
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We're currently looking for volunteers to assist the Trails Forever crew for a rehabilitation project on the Rainbow Falls Trail! Volunteers are needed every Wednesday from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and must register at least one week in advance.

This project focuses on improving visitor safety and stabilizing eroding trail sections, and gives both skilled and non-skilled...
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Were currently looking for volunteers to assist the Trails Forever crew for
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"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks - John Muir" #MotivationMonday #FindYourPark

What are some of your favorite things that nature teaches you?

Photo: Robert Crootof
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks
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Park vegetation management staff worked with the Garden Club of America to restore native plants to Ravensford Wetland near Cherokee NC following invasive plant removal. Park staff collected seed then Garden Club of America grew out plants for the site and transplanted them following a blessing by a Cherokee elder.
Park vegetation management staff worked with the Garden Club of America to
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Anne Davis, one of the first women elected to the Tennessee legislature, was responsible for the 1925 bill that authorized the purchase of Little River Lumber Company land that would become the foundation for Great Smoky Mountains National Park. #ThrowbackThursday
Anne Davis one of the first women elected to the Tennessee legislature
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Take a ride down the Foothills Parkway West, which runs 17 miles from Walland to Chilhowee Lake, Tennessee. This corridor was authorized by Congress as a scenic parkway on February 22, 1944, and has been enjoyed by neighbors and park visitors ever since. Along the way, we're sure you'll be impressed by beautiful views of the park and surrounding country! Stay tuned for updates on completion of...
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Take a ride down the Foothills Parkway West which runs 17 miles
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Artists have long had an impact on our perceptions of national parks. Dramatic photographs, paintings, and essays helped stimulate the establishment of many park sites and continue to foster an appreciation of them today. Artists interpret the American landscape using traditional and contemporary approaches. They share the national park experience in ways that bring enjoyment, appreciation and...
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Artists have long had an impact on our perceptions of national parks
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Jenn Houle
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We are grateful for the 100 hearty volunteers who joined Park Rangers and the Smoky Mountain Hiking Club for a work day on the Appalachian Trail today! We had 10 crews cover the trail between Double Spring Gap Shelter and the Sweat Heifer trail junction and one crew working near Davenport Gap! #NationalTrailsDay #AppalachianTrail
We are grateful for the 100 hearty volunteers who joined Park Rangers
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The month of June is around the time that elk calves are born. Elk calves can stand on their own within mere minutes of being born but are still dependent on their mothers for some time.

Female elk with calves have charged people in defense of their offspring. Never touch or move elk calves. Though they may appear to be orphaned, chances are their mother is nearby. Cows frequently leave...
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The month of June is around the time that elk calves are
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