Beginning March 1 of each yr, reservations for giant teams are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All reservations must be made AT LEAST three weeks before the requested date for picnics held between April 1 and November 1.
Black bears are dying unnecessarily due to improper disposal of rubbish or unlawful feeding by visitors, particularly in the Great Smoky Mountains. A bear’s remarkable sense of scent might lead it to human meals, corresponding to a picnicker’s cooler, garbage left within the open or food scraps thrown on the bottom or left on the grill. A bear that has found human meals or rubbish will eventually turn into day-active and go away the security of the backcountry. It could panhandle along roadsides and be killed by a automobile, or it might injure a customer and should be euthanized. Please do your part to assist protect black bears and other wildlife … Read more