Duxbury, Bolton, Huntington, Fayston, Buel's Gore- Washington and Chittenden Counties
August 6, 2015:
Hump Brook Tenting Area and Montclair Glen Lodge are now OPEN for overnight visitors. Tenting at Montclair Glen Lodge is still prohibited for the time being.
There have been multiple encounters with bears in Camel’s Hump State Park with the most frequent incidents occurring at Hump Brook Tenting Area and Montclair Glen. One or more bears has lost its fear of humans and has been known to enter tents and shelters looking for food. In response, the Green Mountain Club, in cooperation with Forests, Parks, & Recreation, and Fish & Wildlife, has installed secure food storage at these overnight sites. Green Mountain Club caretakers are present at each site to educate visitors about proper food storage and preparation.
If you see a bear on the trail, make noise so you don’t surprise it, raise your hands over your head to appear larger, and back away slowly until you are out of sight of the bear; if the bear is between you and your car, give him a few minutes to move away from the trail before continuing your hike.
If you encounter a bear, please report it in the hiker registration book and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitors to Camel's Hump State Park: Please obey local traffic laws. Children and families live on the roads that lead to our trailheads. It is important that visitors respect these communities by driving slowly and safely.
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