What are “Bear Boxes”?
The campsites at Bullards Bar are equipped with Bear Boxes. Bear boxes are locked containers that are the ideal method of storing and protecting food from opportunistic forest animals. All forest animals are smart and many can be quite inquisitive. Storing food or a cooler in your vehicle means that you risk an animal like a bear, can simply break into the vehicle. The Bear Boxes are also recommended for storing any items that have a fragrance such as soaps, detergents, and cooking utensils.
Bear Boxes are designed to not only keep attractive items out of sight, but also to impede the scent of food and fragrant items. If unsure about storage of a particular item, store the item in the container anyway. It’s important that campers use the bear boxes to avoid unwelcome visits from the local wildlife.