Great Smoky Mtns. NP – Bear Caution – Russell Field Shelter

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Alert

(6/8/2021) A bear caution is in effect for the Russell Field Shelter (mile 180.8) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Bears are active and hungry; take great care storing food.

Learn how to keep yourself and your food safe from bears on the Appalachian Trail on our Bear Safety page.

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