Portions of Oak Island Re-opened

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Date: September 26, 2016
Contact: Chris Smith, 715-779-3397 ext. 1801

The National Park Service is pleased to announce the temporary closures in place on Oak Island due to bear activity have been lifted. 

The camping zone, campsites 2, 3, 4, and the Northwest beach trail are now open.

The loop trail on Oak Island is still closed due to storm damage. The closure extends from campsite 1 to the intersection with the Overlook Trail.

The closure was necessary to ensure visitor safety due to dangerous bear activity. Park staff made repeated attempts to identify the bear with limited success.

Park Superintendent, Bob Krumenaker lifted the closure due to lack of bear activity in the visitor use areas, and having no reports of further visitor or employee bear conflicts..

All questions about the opening, or the remaining closure should be directed to Chris Smith, 715-779-3397.

Last updated: October 29, 2016

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