Black Bears in Tennessee
We've been to the Great Smoky Mountains quite a few times since our first trip in December of 2015. Up until June of 2022, all of our trips have been in November and December. Every trip we've made has been at least a week long and we've always seen lots of wildlife. On every trip so far, we've made the drive through the national park to Cherokee, NC and have seen elk. One thing we had never seen was a black bear. On our last trip we drove countless hours in search of a bear, but we never found any.
Finally in June of 2022, we encountered 8 bears during our 9 day family vacation. Check out the short video below.