Black Bear Safety

Coolers, food scraps, and backpacks left unattended are snack invitations to a hungry black bear.  Sadly, this can become a dangerous situation for them as they look for food freebies and as a result become repeat offenders due to our negligence.  Recreating amongst them is easy, especially if you follow these guidelines:

  • Never store food in your tent.
  • Never leave food or coolers unattended.  All food, food particles, trash, and coolers need to be secured in a vehicle or trailer.
  • If your plans include backpacking, tie up your food(see links for tips below) or in a bear-proof canister.

New - Bear Canisters Available at Androscoggin Ranger Station, Gorham; Saco Ranger Station, Conway; Lincoln Woods Visitor Center, Kancamagus Highway, Lincoln.

Other Useful Links:

Only You Can Prevent Bear Problems
Something's Bruin in NH - Learn to Live with Bears (NH Fish & Game)