Bear encounters are likely

Berry bushes border trails, roads and campgrounds. Black and grizzly bears are feeding on berries right now. 

It is easy to surprise a bear that is focused on feeding. To reduce your risk:

  • Make noise while on trails
  • Travel in tight groups
  • Trail running and cycling place you at much higher risk. Travel very slowly. Do not wear earbuds.
  • Carry bear spray, ensure it is accessible,and know how to use it.
  • Watch for fresh bear signs such as scat. Be especially careful near berry patches.
  • If you see a bear, stay calm, back away slowly and leave the area. Never run.

If you see a bear, please report it to park staff:


For wildlife emergencies, please call Parks Dispatch: