Ely Creek Backcountry Campsites Closed
The Ely Creek backcountry campsites located along the Jones Hole Trail have been closed until further notice due to bear activity in the area. More »
Numerous Campsites Closed in the Green River Campground
A recent tree assessment of the Green River Campground identified potential safety issues with numerous cottonwood trees, requiring us to close many of the campsites. Please plan ahead so that you are not disappointed if the campground is full. More »
Dinosaur is Bear Country
Many people assume that black bears dwell only in forests or mountains, but numerous sightings over the past few years confirm that black bears inhabitat much of Dinosaur National Monument. Black bears (Ursus americanus) are curious, highly mobile, and adaptable animals, but they're not always black. The fur of a black bear can range from very light to very dark. The adaptability of black bears can lead to conflicts with people as bears can easily learn to associate people with food sources. Keep both yourself, other visitors and the bears safe by abiding by the following guidelines and tips while visiting the park:
Food & Food Storage
Preventing an Encounter
Please report any bear sightings, encounters or incidents to park staff immediately. Call (970) 374-3000.
Did You Know?
Mormon crickets are wingless grasshoppers that swarm across roads through the summer in the western United States. These flightless insects can form such large swarms that the road appears to move and change colors where they cross.