Black Bear Blast

Black Bear
Black Bear

March 21 and 22, 2008

Join park rangers, scientists, and artisans as we celebrate the American Black Bear at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

  • Outdoor exhibit area featuring hands on activities for kids and kids at heart!
  • Special guest speakers including bear experts!
  • Wood carving, quilts, and lots of other handmade crafts related to bears!
  • Special programs and presentations!
  • Lots of bear souvenirs!

Activities and programs will take place throughout the event. This event is free! School groups are encouraged to attend!


park ranger and scientist study black bear
Park Ranger and scientist study captured black bear at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

NPS photo

Learn about the Black Bear and how park rangers and scientists study this magnificent mammal! See some of the tools and techniques that are used and hear stories of the quest to learn about this elusive creature of the mountains!

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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