Bears

How to Identify Black and Grizzly Bears

black bear (top) and grizzly bear (bottom) source:nps.govThe highlight of many park vacations is often a wildlife sighting. Here's a guide for identifying the type of bear you've spotted.

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Over and Under the Snow Inspires Curiosity

Over and Under the Snow CoverLooking for a new bedtime story for winter?

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15 Stellar Hiking Trails On National Wildlife Refuges

A young hiker tackles a rock scramble along the Charon’s Garden Trail in Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Refuges offer outstanding fall hiking, from mild to strenuous. Photo: David SmithWhy see Labor Day as a season ender? One of the year’s best hiking times is about to begin. For a treat this fall, explore some standout trails on national wildlife refuges.

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Do we need bear spray when visiting Yosemite Nat Park?
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Bear spray and pepper spray are not allowed in Yostemite National Park.

For tips on what to do if you see a bear, visit http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/scarebears.htm

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Are there bears in Maplewood State Park?
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Yes, occasionally bears are present in Maplewood State Park.

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Now Streaming: Alaskan Brown Bears Feasting on Salmon!

Watch Katmai’s brown bears from home via two live webcams

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Enjoy an Alaskan Escape in Kenai Fjords National Park

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Story and Photo By Heather Crowley Alaska is the largest state in the union, one of the most remote and in the running for most beautiful. Perhaps the last true wilderness in the country, Alaska contains a coastline 50 percent longer than both the east and west coast of the ...

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Can hikers carry bear repellant in the great smoky mountains national park
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Yes, hikers are permitted to carry bear spray solely for protection. The spray is not a repellent and should not be applied to any equipment, camp sites or people. For more information visit http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/hiking.htm or call the park at (865) 436-1200.

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