Happy 75th Birthday Smokey Bear!

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Only you can prevent wildfires.

Smokey Bear

What an honor to have our campfire build & photo featured as your example of how to practice fire safety! Thank you for helping teach and inspire future generations to preserve & protect America’s landscapes.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Share the Experience (2017)
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Stairs leading to Mingo Falls in Cherokee National Forest

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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

John Muir
2017 (c) Gold Star Creative

A forest haven awaits at Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee, where you can enjoy the pursuit of wildlife, the thrill of whitewater, or of course, solitude on a backcountry trail like the once pictures.

The 650,000-acre forest is the largest tract of public land in Tennessee, and the perfect spot for exploring.

Take a day tour or stay over night, there are options for every kind of explorer through the link in our bio. – Recreation.gov