Adhere to practices that will minimize unfriendly bear encounters. Both black bears
and grizzly bears are common in the North Fork, as are mountain lions, moose, elk
Their pursuit of food can cause them to seek out food stored by visitors. Soap, toiletries,
and scented items may also be an invitation to bears
and other wildlife.
To help reduce the occurrences of human/bear conflicts follow recommended guidelines
for storing food, toiletries, and pet food. This helps decrease the possibility of
personal injury or property damage.
Packs, sleeping bags, and clothes should be kept free of food odors. As a precaution
against the presence of food odors, wash your hands and face before retiring. If
possible, if you are staying in a tent, do not sleep in clothes worn while cooking.
Of course, do not leave food or scraps accessible around your camp.
Wash surfaces after use and clean your
cook stove and fire pit.
Both species of bears (grizzly and black bear) can be encountered anywhere in the
North Fork and
Glacier National Park.
Please don't feed bears
or leave anything accessible for them to feed upon!
A bear that becomes habituated to humans and human food sources usually is sentenced
to an early death. The saying goes, "A fed bear is a dead bear". We want to assist
in maintaining a healthy bear population with the least negative bear/human encounters
Your help is critically important!
Bears are always a topic of special interest for visitors and locals alike. Please
use precautions during all outdoor activities in and around