• Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the national park.

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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  • Trail Advisory

    Several trails in the park are temporarily closed. Please check the "Backcountry Facilities" section of the Temporary Road and Facilities Closures page for further details. More »

Event Details

  • Every Saturday Weekly from 08/02/2014 to 09/13/2014

    Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center | Map Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM Fee Information: Free

The North American black bear has become a symbol of the Smokies. Learn more about these wonderful animals and pick up some tips for observing them safely. 

Accessible to persons using wheelchairs.