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Posted on 11/30/2022

What to Do If You See a Black Bear While Vacationing in the Smoky Mountains

The black bear is the iconic symbol of the Smokies. About 1,500 black bears live in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, meaning there are an average of two bears per square mile. Use these tips to view bears safely.

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Posted on 6/29/2022

10 Places In and Around Gatlinburg to See Black Bears

Black bears are iconic mascots of the Smoky Mountains. Their images are everywhere from quilts to coffee mugs. But how do you see a bear in the wild? Visit spots known for bear sightings and bring your patience with you. Bears are most active in the morning and the early evening, when they forage. Check out these 10 places around Gatlinburg to look for black bears.

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Posted on 3/3/2020

Will I See a Bear at My Cabin in Gatlinburg?

Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned pro, when you're planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains, one thing is always on your mind – will I see a bear at my cabin in Gatlinburg? While it's true that black bears are native to the area and there's always a chance of spotting one, don't let that stop you from enjoying everything the region has to offer. With plenty of activities to keep you busy during your stay, you're sure to have an unforgettable vacation – even without seeing a bear!

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Posted on 3/20/2019

7 Fun Facts About Black Bears in the Smoky Mountains

Bears are one of the most fascinating animals in the Smoky Mountains. Though they may seem scary to some, black bears are actually gentle creatures that can be surprisingly playful. If you're lucky, you might spot a black bear on your next hike in the Smokies! In honor of these furry creatures, here are seven fun facts about black bears in the Smoky Mountains.

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