Bandy Creek Campground Ranger Program: The American Black Bear

Oneida, TN (2018-06-11) Earn points towards your “GO BIG 2018” challenge by joining a ranger on Saturday, June 16, to learn about an animal that has captured the human imagination throughout history, the American Black Bear.  This program begins at 7:00 p.m. (ET) at the Bandy Creek campfire circle which is located on the campground trail between the swimming pool parking lot and Loop C bath house.  

A black bear cub looking for its mother.

The National Park Service hosts ranger programs on a variety of topics every Saturday evening starting Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend at Bandy Creek Campground.   All ranger-led campfire programs are free of charge.  In the event of inclement weather, the campfire program will be presented in the Interpretation and Education building located next to the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.

The GO BIG 2018 Challenge is an all-inclusive, year-long, self-paced, park-wide event created to encourage you to go out and explore the park.  This year’s theme is Rivers and Trails in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Trail System Act and the 50th Anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.  For more information, go to where you can download and print your GO BIG Challenge booklet and get started today!