Two trail areas in the Beehive and Harrison Lakes regions have been temporarily closed following recent bear activity. A bear entering a campsite near the Beehive Lakes Trail and removing camping equipment and food led to the closure.
The Beehive Lakes Trail and and Harrison Lake Trail are both closed until further notice to protect public safety. There is a mandatory food storage order in effect in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest from April 1 through December annually.
Forest Rangers want to remind people that while bear sightings are not unusual, it is still important to exercise extreme caution as the animals can be unpredictable. There is no word on when the trails might open again.