09/13/2021 | Press release | Archived content
Contact:Shauna Cotrell, 907-747-0110
Sitka National Historical Park (September 13, 2021) - All park trails are temporarily closed based on recent bear activity. Park management will reevaluate bear activity each day. Check the alerts and conditions section of the park website for trail status updates: https://www.nps.gov/sitk/planyourvisit/conditions.htm.
Trail status signs are posted at trail heads and trail junctions. Please help keep yourself and the bears safe by respecting the trail status and temporary closures. Red indicates trails are closed due to consistent bear activity. Yellow indicates one should use caution as a bear encounter is possible, and some trails may be closed. Green indicates all trails are open and encountering a bear is less likely.
For additional information on bear safety visit https://www.nps.gov/subjects/bears/safety.htm or call the Visitor Center at (907) 747-0110.
Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, we are increasing access and services in a phased approach across all units of the National Park System. Before visiting a park, please check the park website to determine its operating status. Updates about the overall NPS response to COVID-19 including safety information, are posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's over 420 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov/sitk or visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SitkaNationalHistoricalPark.