Graham Creek announced Thursday that it will be closed for the public due to frequent bear encounters in the area. Graham Creek is located approximately 14 miles northbound on Forest Highway 9, north of Pinehurst.
Authorities stated that there is potential for danger if bears continues to return and become habituated to human encounters. Officials are hoping that by removing food and trash from the area, both the visitors and the bears will be protected/KREM. More here.
Question: Have you ever encountered a bear near your camp site? Will you tell us about it?