Smokey Bear Historical State Park

Smokey Bear Historical State Park


Location:In the village of Capitan on US 380 (also known as 118 Smokey Bear Blvd).
Facilities:Visitor center, exhibits, amphitheater, picnic area, group picnic shelters, playground, train depot, Smokey Bear's gravesite and plaque.
Activities:Educational programs.
Special Features:Park commemorates the history of Smokey Bear as the national symbol of forest fire prevention. The original Smokey was found as a cub with burned paws near the site of a 17,000-acre forest fire near Capitan in 1950. He lived in the National Zoo for 26 years but was returned to Capitan for burial when he died. Park is administered by New Mexico Division of Forestry.
Address:PO Box 591
Capitan, NM 88316

Phone:505-354-2748
Web: www.SmokeyBearPark.com
Size: 3 acres.

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