Bear Sighting Causes Closure of Campgrounds

Bear Sighting Causes Closure of Campgrounds

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(KSL News) A bear sighting in the Flaming Gorge area has closed several campgrounds there.

A family saw a bear in their campground and tried to scare it away. It didn't move so they spent the night on their boat. They returned and found the bear had ransacked their campground.

In response, the U.S. Forest Service has closed 10 campgrounds: Stone Fly 1 & 2, Sand, Bootleg, Cat's Paw, Cottonwood, Trails End, Big Pine 1 & 2, and Backwater.

Another bear is causing problems in Hobble Creek Canyon tonight. The bear was spotted eating garbage out of a dumpster.

Wildlife officers set a trap at the Cherry Campground in the canyon east of Springville.

The campground has not been closed, but officers have warned campers about the bear.

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