Great Smoky Mountains

Activities for the Public

Explore with a Ranger

  • Ranger-led activities are offered spring through fall. Use the calendar below to find information about scheduled activities.
  • The spring schedule of events is typically posted in mid-March; the summer schedule typically in early June; and the fall schedule typically in early September. Due to COVID-19, ranger-led activities and special events may be cancelled or postponed. Check at visitor centers for current offerings.

In addition to the programs listed below, daily milling demonstrations are offered spring through fall at the park's historic Mingus Mill* and Cable Mill. (*Mingus Mill is temporarily closed for preservation and rehabilitation work.)

Other Ways to Explore

The Smokies has several partner organizations that offer a wide variety of programs, including guided hikes, summer camps, family adventures, naturalist workshops, and programs on synchronous fireflies, butterflies, wildflowers, salamanders, elk, bears, tracking, the Cherokee, and so much more.


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Last updated: September 9, 2023

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107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738



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