Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 11, 2020

Camping Alerts

Campfires are now prohibited on all U.S. Forest Service-Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest land including developed campgrounds. 🔥📛 Read the latest forest order here: https://bit.ly/2PGG1GL

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks issued a BEAR ALERT!
In recent weeks, several bears in the parks have obtained human food that wasn’t stored properly. When this occurs, bears associate food with people – they lose their fear of people and can become aggressive in their attempts to get more food. Unfortunately, there are times when these “food conditioned” bears must be euthanized because they threaten human safety. We are closely monitoring bears that are exhibiting behavior that could lead to unsafe situations for visitors, one of these bears weighing over 300 pounds. Dangerous bears may be found anytime and anywhere in the parks, but recent problem areas include Wuksachi Lodge, Lodgepole Campground, Giant Forest, Potwisha Campground, and several river access points around Ash Mountain.
Bears are wild animals and can injure people. Please be cautious and aware of your surroundings and always secure your food.
Learn more about bear safety on our website: www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/bears.htm

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