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News for August 14, 2022

Bear Activity Forces Temporary Closure Of Alaska Campground

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The temporary closure of Teklanika Campground located at Mile 29 on Denali Park Road will take effect on Monday, August 30, a report said.

Several grizzly bears were seen in the Teklanika region over the past month. One subadult was particularly visible around the Teklanika campground. This behavior warrants wildlife management and includes close encounters with park visitors.

These bears were not involved in the recent bear attack which occurred 30 miles west of the Teklanika.

The campground will be closed for seven days, while the wildlife team from the park captures the subadult grizzly. A culvert trap will be placed. This trap will capture the bear and attach a radio collar. The bear will then be released onto the grounds.

On-site releases are done in conjunction with other negative stimuli, such as barking dogs, bean bag rounds, cracker shells, and shotgun shots. This causes a negative association between the bear and this area, which is called a “hard release”.

The campground must remain closed during this operation for the safety of the bear and visitors.

On Friday, September 3, park managers will conduct a reassessment. Teklanika Campground could reopen Monday, September 6, depending on the outcome of the operation. The NPS may close the campground for a longer period of time if it becomes necessary. It is currently scheduled to close for winter in mid-September.

For more information, anyone who holds Teklanika Campground reservations from August 30 to September 5, should call 800-622-7275. Please visit Denali National Park online for more information about current closures.

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