Abundance Of Curious Black Bears Prompt Lassen NP Campground Closure

With COVID-19 spiking again forcing Governor Gavin Newsom to restart shutdown measures of indoor businesses, at least one outdoor destination in Northern California was closed temporarily, though the pandemic was not the culprit this time, as KCRA TV explains:

The Twin and Rainbow Lakes area in Lassen Volcanic National Park are temporarily closed to backcountry camping due to dangerous black bear activity, park officials say.

The dangerous activity is a result of bears obtaining food from campers.

Park officials say at least one black bear has learned to associate humans and their equipment with food.

Here’s a map of the area in detail:

Map courtesy of Lassen Volcanic National Park