Black Bear Lodge Tipis - Smoky Mountains

465 Oak Ridge Lane

Whitter, NC 28789


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Hours: 24/7

Learn More About Our Totem Artist Melisa Moore

All of the totems at Black Bear Lodge were hand-crafted by Melisa Moore of Asher, Oklahoma. She is a member of the Choctaw Nation and loves to create native american art through chainsaw carvings. She started making custom totem poles when she found out her daughter had been diagnosed with autism. Melisa found healing and peace through her work as she adapted to having a special-needs child. She fell in love with what she was able to create. Each totem tells a story, and she also loves to create totems for other people. You can learn more about Melisa by visiting her Facebook Page here.