Campground rules changed due to bear activity

Aug 30, 2015 From staff reports

The Wapiti Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest has changed the following three campgrounds to hard-sided camping only until further notice: Big Game Campground, Elk Fork Campground and Wapiti Campground.

The move to hard-sided camping in these three campgrounds is due to unusually high bear activity in the corridor along the North Fork of the Shoshone River.

"We have decided to place a hard-sided camping restriction in these three campgrounds for public safety reasons," said Wapiti District Ranger Sue Stresser. "As a reminder to the public, hard-sided camping means that no tents or pop-up campers are allowed in Elk Fork, Big Game, or Wapiti campgrounds until further notice. Please check the Shoshone National Forest website for updates on these campgrounds."

Tent camping is still allowed in two campgrounds in the corridor along the North Fork of the Shoshone River; Rex Hale and Clearwater campgrounds still allow tents and pop-up campers as well as hard-sided options. The Shoshone National Forest has decided to extend the open period of these two campgrounds an extra week.

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