New Bear Warnings in Smokies

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Great Smoky Mountains updated their list of trails, backcountry campsites and shelters that have posted bear warnings, and have added several new locations to the list this morning.

Here's the current list:

Abrams Falls Trail
• Clingmans Dome Trail and parking lot
Laurel Falls Trail
Ramsey Cascades Trail
• Mount Le Conte Lodge
• Mount Le Conte Shelter
• Russell Field Shelter
• Tricorner Knob Shelter
• Backcountry Campsites 10, 12, 13, 29

Additionally, these Backcountry Campsites and Shelters are closed:

• Backcountry Campsites 36, 37
• Mount Collins Shelter

Please note that posted "Bear Warnings" simply means that these are areas where bears are active. Please read What Do I Do If I See A Bear? for important safety information about bears.

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