• 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 Thursday Weekly from 09/20/2012 to 10/25/2012

    Location: Porch of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center | Map Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM Fee Information: Free

Do bear hibernate? Are there any other animals that hibernate? Join a ranger to discover the answers to these and many more questions about hibernation. Accessible to persons using wheelchairs.