A Bit about Bears
Camping Safely in Black Bear Country
Black Bear photo courtesy Tom HarrisonBlack bears are the Roanoke's largest wildlife species.  In fact, some of the state's largest black bear have been documented in the lower Roanoke in or near Washington County. This is just one of the many natural features of the Roanoke Region. While bears and platform campers have had no "unpleasant" meetings, campers should be completely prepared for a bear encounter.

ALL food MUST be stored away from tents and/or sleeping areas in AIR-TIGHT containers

Other essential tips can be found at these links and, to insure safety, ALL campers are required to heed the advice given for camper safety in bear territory.
Roanoke River Partners (RRP) includes bear safety advice from several sources as a convenience to campers. RRP does not guarantee safety.

Black Bear photo by Tom Harrison
Black bear photos courtesy Tom Harrison.
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