Park & Visitor’s Center

Smokey Bear Historical Park & Visitor’s Center

In 1979, Smokey Bear Historical Park was established to honor Capitan's Smokey Bear. At the Visitor's Center, guests find fascinating exhibits about forest health and wildfires, the science of fire ecology, and a historical look at forest fire prevention.  The theater features a short film about how forest health and fire impacts our lives today. On the grounds of the park is Smokey Bear's final resting place. There is also a playground, picnic area, and historic train depot.

The Smokey Bear Historical Park is located on highway 380 (better known as 118 W. Smokey Bear Blvd.), in the heart of Capitan. It is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

For more information & entrance fees – please visit the park’s website.