Black Bear Lodge Tipis - Smoky Mountains

465 Oak Ridge Lane

Whitter, NC 28789


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Hours: 24/7

Welcome to Adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains

Western North Carolina is a land of adventure unlike any other. Below are some of our favorite outdoor attractions and cities to visit!

Popular Outdoor Attractions

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Find adventure at the nation's most visited park!

Blue Ridge Parkway

The only national park that is completely on top of a mountain range.

Pisgah National Forest

Famed for hardwood forests, waterfalls, and a hotbed for outdoor activities.

Fontana Lake

An emerald green lake created by the TVA surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Nantahala National Forest

The largest national forest of NC and covers over half-million acres of stunning woodlands.

Appalachian Trail

Hike sections of the famed Appalachian Trail and see the forests, flora, and fauna.

City Attractions


Experience the culture of the sovereign nation of the Cherokee. This town is rich in history and is home to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee. Upon visiting you will feel like you have stepped back in time.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Bryson City NC

Bryson City

Bryson City is a hidden gem in the Great Smoky Mountains. It borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Fontana Lake.


Asheville is the largest city in Western North Carolina. And is listed in the top 10 cities to visit in the United States.

Pigeon Forge, TN

Pigeon Forge is located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. It offers year-round family fun and entertainment.

Gatlinburg, TN

Visit this popular tourist destination which is also the entrance to the TN side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Here Are Our Favorite Hiking Maps!