Bears at Shelters in Harriman State Park

Start Date: 
June 20, 2018

In recent weeks, bears have been making recurring appearances at several shelters in Harriman, including the popular Fingerboard Shelter. What’s the reason? Food! Bears are more likely to seek out human food sources in the spring, when natural food is scarce, and in the summer, particularly during periods of drought.

Update July 2019: A steel cable has been strung between two trees below the shelter. Please use this to store your food, and avoid camping anywhere near the food storage site.

Follow these tips when hiking or camping to avoid attracting bears.