Bear enCounters -
Never approach a bear!
In the campground:
Do not run. Be aggressive; assert your dominance by standing talland making noise to scare the bear away. Banging pots and pans together and shoutingloudly may work.
In the woods:
This is the bear’s territory; respectthat and do not run. Make eye contact, butdon’t stare. Pick up small children. Makeyoursel appear as large as possible. Staycalm and quiet, back away slowly.Black bears will usually avoidconrontation with humans.Bears will oten climb a treei rightened and usuallywon’t come down aslong as humansor dogs arepresent.
Get outo the way!
I the bear attempts to get away,do not block the bear’s escape route.
Report all bear encounters:
in State Parkcampgrounds and picnic grounds to the parkofce, entrance station, campground hosts or torangers on patrol.
Strict regulations are in place toreduce conficts between humansand bears. There is
are available at Sierra DistrictCampgrounds.
provided unless it is being activelyused or transported.
vehicle in the campground.
must be discarded.
sta conscating ood and/or issuinga citation.
What youknow and docan preventinjury to bears,property, evento you, youramily andriends!