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Tips for Smokies Wildlife & Other Challenges

The Smoky Mountains aren't just sunshine, mountains, and rainbows. These mountains are filled with animals and insects and sometimes come with challenges. To learn more about what you may experience while visiting the Smokies click the links below.

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Black bears can be seen all over the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the surrounding areas. 

There are 2 species of scorpions that live in eastern Tennessee. The native Plain Eastern Stripeless Scorpion and the Striped Scorpion which was accidentally introduced.

Females can sting, but will only do so if bothered. Males appear aggressive as they fly around people and pets, but they...

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