• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

Bear-Resistant Food Containers

Bear-resistant food containers can be a viable alternative to hanging food and other items that will attract bears. You must use one of the approved cannisters. These have been extensively tested by the Sierra Interagency Black Bear Group.

Backpacker Model 812
Garcia Machine, Visalia, CA 93292
559-732-3785
www.backpackerscache.com

Bear Vault Models 110b, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500
www.bearvault.com

Bearikade Weekender MKII (1766 and higher) and Expedition MKII (1766 and higher)
Wild Ideas, LLC
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
805-693-0550
www.wild-ideas.net

The Bear Keg
Counter Assault
Kalispell, MT 599901
800-695-3394
http://counterassault.com/html/bearkeg.html

The Bare Boxer Contender and 202
Golf City Products
Chatsworth, CA 91311
www.bareboxer.com

Did You Know?

The green sharply serrated leaves of chestnut shoots can be found throughout the park.

American chestnut trees, whose trunks were killed off by a fungus blight long ago, still send up shoots that you can see along many of Shenandoah National Park’s trails.