Due to an increase in bear activity, the White River National Forest is requiring all campers at Chapman Campground in the upper Fryingpan River Valley to have hard-sided campers or trailers. Day-use at Chapman is also prohibited. These specific restrictions follow a black bear damaging and entering an unoccupied soft-sided camper at the campground to access food. The White River National Forest has a food-storage order in place for all its developed campgrounds and many dispersed camping areas to help prevent black bears and other wildlife from obtaining food from humans and becoming a nuisance or dangerous.

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