Updated Oak Island Bear Closure: Updated Closure on Oak Island (157kb pdf)
An expanded, temporary closure is in place for Oak Island for individual campsites 2,3, and 4, group campsite B, the dock, the Northwest Beach Trail from campsite 4 to the first trail junction, and the Oak Island camping zone. General day use is prohibited in the closure areas, including the dock, which is also closed to vessels mooring overnight. Backpackers with valid camping permits for other Oak Island sites can be dropped off at the dock or open campsite for which they have a permit. There is a resident bear frequently the area and has exhibited behavior indicating it is not afraid of humans. The help of visitors is needed to make sure no food is left unattended and any bear activity is reported to Park Headquarters at (715) 779-3398.
The Loop Trail on Oak Island is still closed from campsite 1 to the trail intersection with the Overlook Trail from storm damage.