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All About Black Bears

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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 12:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

All About Black Bears

Learn about one of North Carolina’s most beloved and elusive creatures, the black bear! Join Ranger Musumarra for a half-hour program focused on an overview of the black bear’s life and habits, and bear safety tips for home and trail. Meet at Profile Trail Head.

The program will be held outside, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

All ages are welcome, but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please leave pets at home.

Date of Event: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Start Location: 
Profile Trail Parking Area, 4198 Hwy 105 S., Banner Elk, NC 28604

Grandfather Mountain State Park

9872 Hwy 105 S (Suite #6)
Banner ElkNC 28604
Latitude: 36.111200
Longitude: -81.811140

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November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, May, September, October: 8am - 8pm
June, July, August: 8am - 9pm

To accommodate early hikes, park gates are not closed on a daily basis; however, they may close due to weather conditions.

OFFICE HOURS:  The state park office is open Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. You may contact our office during business hours or after hours; leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9
Linville, NC 28646