Elmont's Synchronized Fireflies

3:07 PM, May 2, 2012   |    comments
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Every year in Elkmont fireflies have learned to light up in unison! This event usually occurs in the first two weeks of June, lighting up the forest in waves! The park will close the road to Elkmont, and a trolley service will run from the Sugarlands Visitor Center to the Little River Trailhead for the firefly viewing. Thousands of people turn out for the event, so come prepared! Trolleys run from 6pm-9pm up to Elkmont, ending earlier if the parking lot fills up, and the last trolley returns at 11pm. This will be the sole transportation service for visitor access to the fireflies. The cost of the trip is $1.00 per person. The dates for the 2011 synchronized fireflies are June 4-12. Visitors can bring lawn chairs and food and water that can fit in backpacks. So bring your kids to see this amazing natural phenomenon!

Phone: 865-436-1200

Website: www.nps.gov 

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