HUNTER COVE AREA REOPENED TO OVERNIGHT CAMPING In Accordance with Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations 13.30(d)(2)
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Superintendent Tomie Lee announced today that the closure to overnight camping for the area of Hunter Cove, in the East Arm of Glacier Bay, is no longer in effect. The camping closure, which was initiated on July 20, 2006, extended from Rowlee Point through Hunter Cove, to one mile South of Hunter Cove. The Park Superintendent ordered the closure based on two incidents in which an individual brown bear approached occupied camps, caused property damage, and in one of the cases, obtained the camperâs food. During the past month, rangers and park biologists assessed the area for bear activity. Camps were set up and the area was monitored intensively for four days. During this time there were no encounters with bears or signs of unusual bear activity. Campers should be advised that the brown bear involved in the July incidents may return to the area and that they should be extremely vigilant and careful with their food and other potential attractants. Visitors to Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve are advised to contact the parkâs Visitor Information Station (907-697-2627) for the most current information regarding bear incidents in the area.