GSMNP: Dates announced for synchronous firefly viewing in Elkmont


Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced this year’s dates for synchronous firefly viewing in Elkmont. 

Shuttle service to the viewing area will be available May 30 through June 6. Visitors must have a parking pass, which is distributed through the lottery system.

The lottery will be open for applications from Friday, April 26 at 8:00 a.m. until Monday, April 29 at 8:00 p.m. You can sign up here

A total of 1,800 passes will be available. Results of the lottery will be available Friday, May 10. 

The firefly viewing at Elkmont Campground brings thousands of viewers every year during late May and early June. 

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