Bear attractants

The following items may attract a bear to your campsite; so, ensure that they are all properly stored:

Black Bear Black bear attacks are rare
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  • Food
  • Coolers
  • Beverage containers (pop cans, beer bottles)
  • Garbage
  • Pet food/dishes
  • BBQ grease
  • Bird seed
  • Oil/fat
  • Fish and fish offal
  • Perfumed items (soap, deodorant, toothpaste, sun tan lotion, insect spray, hair spray, etc.)
  • Wastewater from cooking or doing dishes
  • Tablecloths
  • Pots, dishes, cups, etc.
  • Plastic containers, even if they are not used for food storage.

Camping in Bear Country

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