• 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 Monday Weekly from 06/16/2014 to 08/04/2014

    Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM Fee Information: Free

What does the future hold for the black bear in the Smokies? How does the National Park Service manage wildlife here? A ranger answers your questions. Accessible to persons using wheel chairs.