What can I do at Great Smoky Mountains National Park?
AStraddling the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a stunning landscape in which to enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, bird watching, picnicking, camping and horseback riding. You can also learn more about the park's diverse wildlife through ranger-led programs, which are offered from spring to fall.
Are there bears in Great Smoky Mountains National Park?
AYes, black bears live in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The bears are wild, dangerous and unpredictable. If you spot a black bear, do not approach it or let it come near you. Approaching within 150 feet of a black bear or within a distance that disturbs a bear is illegal in the park.