Basic tips that could help save a life
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park
Statistically, yes, it is very safe to visit
But it's called the wilderness for a reason. Here are some basic safety tips ...
Be sure to pack the essentials. You need good shoes, a first aid kit and plenty of water
Service will not be reliable in the park. Bring a physical map and know how to use it
Don't rely on GPS
Usually, yellowjackets can cause more problems to visitors than snakes
Be aware of snakes, insects
Black bears usually keep to themselves, but be sure to practice black bear safety
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