Bears in National Parks

Brown bear standing in creek with mountain backdrop
Brown bear in Silver Salmon Creek, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

NPS Photo / K. Jalone

Nothing says "national park" quite like a black bear ambling across a meadow with its cubs or a brown bear fishing in a turbulent mountain stream. Bears are found in nearly a third of all national parks across the United States. Discover which parks have bears, what types of bears are found there, and how you can stay safe while visiting your national parks.


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