Welcome to our RV campground nestled in the breathtaking beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. As you embark on your outdoor adventure, the safety of both our campers and the magnificent wildlife that surrounds us is paramount. Therefore, we’ve put together essential bear safety tips to ensure a memorable and secure stay.
1. Dispose Of Garbage
Practicing bear safety begins with proper food disposal. Use the dumpsters provided at our campground for trash. Remember, bear safety means not leaving any food unattended and keeping all food properly stored. Not garbage but try to avoid bird/squirrel feeders as they can attract bears.
2. Bear Safety At Night
Bears are most active during dawn and dusk. To respect their natural behavior and minimize the potential for encounters, please adhere to our campground’s quiet hours. By keeping noise levels down during these times, you’re helping both campers and local wildlife, including bears, coexist peacefully. Be sure to lock vehicles at night to insure the curious ones don’t get too curious.
3. Bear -vs- Pets
If you’re camping with pets, keep them on a leash and under your control at all times. Unattended pets can provoke or attract bears, leading to potentially dangerous situations for both your pet and the bear.
4. Keeping a Safe Distance
It’s natural to want to observe the incredible wildlife in the Smokies, but it’s crucial to keep a safe distance, ensuring both your safety and the bears’. When you spot a bear, appreciate it from afar. Please never attempt to approach or feed bears, as this can lead to dangerous situations.
5. Trek Together
Whether you’re hiking the trails or exploring the beauty of the Smokies, we recommend traveling in groups for bear safety. Bears are less likely to approach larger groups of people, reducing the chances of close encounters. Share the wonders of the Smoky Mountains with your fellow campers and create lasting memories together.
At our RV campground, we prioritize your safety and the preservation of this pristine wilderness. By following these bear safety tips, you’re not only ensuring a secure experience for yourself but also showing respect for the incredible bears that call this place home. Before you set out on your adventure, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our bear safety guidelines. Enjoy your time in the Great Smoky Mountains while contributing to the protection of its extraordinary wildlife.