Started in 2004 to celebrate Smokey’s 60th birthday, Smokey Bear
Days has become an annual 2-day event held the first Friday and Saturday
The Smokey Bear Days’ mission is to promote the fire prevention message and educate visitors to the Capitan area about the dangers of unwanted, human-caused wildfires.
Smokey Bear’s first appearance was in a 1944 CFFP poster. The history of Smokey’s Fire Prevention campaign and the cub found in the Capitan Mountains has international impact. Come discover the story at Smokey Bear Historical Park.