• 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 Sunday Weekly from 09/16/2012 to 10/28/2012

    Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center Patio | Map Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free

How do bears prepare for the winter months?  Find out from a ranger. Fun for the entire family!
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