October 17, 2012 Photos
Fall colors are reaching peak in many mid and lower elevation areas now, while other areas still have a lot of green leaves. The following photographs were taken over the past few days in the park.
Did You Know?
Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the park. This equals a population density of approximately two bears per square mile. Bears can be found throughout the park, but are easiest to spot in open areas such as Cades Cove and Cataloochee Valley. More...