The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be holding a free Bear Wise workshop in order to address the issues with black bears in and around Curt Gowdy State Park.

The free workshop will be at 1 pm on Sunday, May 23, at Curt Gowdy State Park visitor’s center conference room.

As black bears have been more active as of late, below are a few tips for a Bear Wise campsite:

  • Never store attractants in your tent.
  • Store all food and garbage and any other odorous items somewhere which is inaccessible to bears.
  • If you are able, store attractants inside a vehicle, hard-sided campers, horse trailers, or bear boxes.
  • Store food and coolers suspended from a tree at least 10’ to 15’ high and 4’ feet away from the tree trunk.
  • Your sleeping area should be 100 yards away from food storage and the cooking area.
  • All pet food and livestock feed should be properly stored.
  • Wipe down your eating and cooking area after each use.
  • Dispose of all garbage properly and pack out any remaining garbage.

Visitors to developed recreation sites on the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests must now comply with a forest order that requires proper storage of food and refuse which might attract bears.

For more Bear Wise tips visit the Game and Fish webpage at

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