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Synchronous Fireflies

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Synchronous Fireflies

I understand there is a shuttle from the Sugarlands visitor center to the meadow to watch the fireflies. Can you tell me what dates that shuttle runs. I know if is in June, but when exactly. thanks!

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1. Re: Synchronous Fireflies

I hope this helps:

Trolleys will run between the Sugarlands Visitor Center and Elkmont on June 6-14 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (but will end earlier in the evening if the parking lot fills up). The last trolley back to the Visitor Center will leave Elkmont at 11:00 p.m.

For more information call the Park at 865-436-1200

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2. Re: Synchronous Fireflies

this what i found:

The following Gatlinburg trolley services will be provided for $1 (roundtrip) per person from June 5 through June 13.

-Starting at 7 p.m., visitors may board the trolley from the Sugarlands Visitor Center. Trolleys will run every 20-25 minutes. It will take you to the Little River Trailhead at Elkmont. The last trolley back leaves at 11 p.m. (no private vehicles will be allowed into the Elkmont entrance after 5 p.m.- the trolley is the only transportation in and out unless you are a registered camper at Elkmont…in other words, you won’t be able to simply drive up into Elkmont to experience this…you must either be camping in Elkmont or ride the trolley).

-Bring a blanket or a small lawn chair to sit on, a flashlight or two (cover them with red cellophane to minimize white lights), and a backpack with refreshments. The only amenities available are portable toilets.

-Park rangers and volunteers will be available in various locations for questions, guided walks, and assistance.

-No pets or alcoholic beverages allowed.

-If attempting to take pictures or video, do not use a flash. Not only does it disturb the fireflies, but your picture will turn our horrible. Try turning the flash off, setting your aperture to f11 and taking a long exposure of a few seconds. You’ll get a spooky looking glow…very cool!

-The last trolley services back will be at 11 pm.

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