GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARKS -- Alert: High Bear Activity in parks at this time.
Warning: Bears are wild animals that are dangerous and unpredictable. Do not approach bears or allow them to approach you!
Willfully approaching within 50 yards (150 feet), or any distance that disturbs or displaces a bear, is illegal in the park. Violation of this federal regulation can result in fines and arrest.Use binoculars, telephoto lens, or a spotting scope to view the animals.
Bear Closures - areas that are closed due to bear activity.