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Smokey Bear Historical Park

Recreation / Parks

118 W Smokey Bear Blvd,
Capitan, NM 88316

(575) 354-2748

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When they know that the living symbol of fire prevention, Smokey Bear, was getting close to the end of his long life. The citizens of Capitan petitioned to have Smokey brought back to Capitan, where he was found in a fire. In the early morning hours he was buried at what is now Smokey Bear Historical Park. The Park consists of a museum with exhibits about Smokey Bear and his beginnings. There is a 10 minute video showcasing the scenery in the Lincoln County area and talking about Smokey. Additional exhibits include fire ecology, watershed health and importance, about living in a fire adapted ecosystem.

Business Hours

Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM