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USFS closes campsites due to bear activity

Black bear
Black bear

The U.S. Forest service has today closed all campsites on two lakes in the BWCAW until further notice. The campsites affected are on Caribou and Little Caribou lakes.

According to Superior National Forest Supervisor, Brenda Halter, the closures were made to reduce safety hazards posed by aggressive bear activity in the area.

Bears have been a problem in the area for a number of weeks. The restrictions remain in effect as long as the sites continue to be posted or the closure order is lifted.