Smokey Bear Historical Park

118 Smokey Bear Blvd.
Capitan, NM 88316- Map It
Phone: (575) 354-2748

AAA Editor Notes

Smokey Bear Historical Park is at 118 Smokey Bear Blvd. (US 380). Exhibits and a 10-minute film trace the history of Smokey Bear and the government's efforts to combat forest fires. After surviving a devastating fire in 1950, the bear cub was found clinging to a burned tree in the Lincoln National Forest and became the national symbol for wildfire prevention. Smokey died in 1976 and is buried in the park. Picnicking is permitted.
$2; $1 (ages 7-12).
Hours: Daily 9-5, May-Sept.; 9-4:30, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.