Exciting Wildlife Viewing

Bears in the Great Smoky Mountains, primarily black bears, are a symbol of the park's rich wildlife diversity. These majestic creatures can be seen foraging for food, climbing trees, and roaming the forested landscapes. The park is home to an estimated 1,500 black bears, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to observe them in their natural habitat. However, it's important to maintain a safe distance and follow park guidelines to ensure both human and bear safety.