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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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    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 Saturday Weekly from 06/28/2014 to 08/09/2014

    Location: Smokemont Campground between C-Loop & D-Loop Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Fee Information: Free

...there was a Momma Bear, and a Poppa Bear and a Baby Bear….Is that true? Come discover the real world of the American black bear in the Great Smoky Mountains—myths and legends, truth and fiction. You may or may not see one, but if you are lucky, you will be ready when you spot them. Bring a blanket or chair for an exciting evening.

Accessible to persons using wheelchairs.