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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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  • Spring Road Status

    During spring, park roads may close due to ice, especially at high elevation where wet roads can freeze as temperatures drop at night. For road status information call (865) 436-1200 ext. 631 or follow updates at http://twitter.com/SmokiesRoadsNPS. More »

Event Details

  • Every Thursday Weekly from 06/20/2013 to 08/15/2013

    Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center | Map Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 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.