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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Wildlife

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Wildlife

Black Bear Cherokee Orchard in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park 002
Black Bear Cherokee Orchard 002

When most people use the words “wildlife” and “Great Smoky Mountains National Park” in the same sentence, it is natural to think of black bears. After all, the black bear has been an icon in the park since the days of its inception.

But there is more to wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains than black bears. Nearly every mammal, reptile, and amphibian known in Appalachia lives here. Continue reading

Deer in Cades Cove

Deer in Cades Cove

Deer are plentiful in Cades Cove. Best viewing times are early in the morning or late in the evening.

Black Bear near Roaring Fork

A good place to spot a Black Bear in Autumn is in the Cherokee Orchard just outside of Gatlinburg Tennessee, and on the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

Turkeys in Cataloochee

Turkeys in Cataloochee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Black Bear Cherokee Orchard in the Great Smoky Mountains

Black Bear in Cherokee Orchard