American black bears are an important part of Arkansas’s heritage. Arkansas was once known as the Bear State due to the high population. Unbelievably, they were also almost extirpated in the last century. Thanks to a largely successful reintroduction program, numbers in Arkansas and especially Mount Magazine are thriving. Discover the fascinating world of black bears today through a variety of programs. Watch the calendar closer to the date for a detailed schedule.
Meeting Place: Visitor Center