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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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    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 Sunday Weekly from 03/30/2014 to 05/04/2014

    Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center Patio Time: 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free

The North American black bear is the symbol of the Smokies. Learn about some of their characteristics and the do’s and don’ts of observing these wonderful animals in the wild.

Accessible to persons using wheelchairs.