'Bear incident' closes 3 Skilak campgrounds
Three Skilak area campgrounds are temporarily closed following reports a bear incident, according to wildlife officials.
"Refuge managers received reports of a black bear damaging a camper’s tent in the Refuge’s Lower Ohmer Campground and scratching the single occupant early on Saturday morning, July 21, 2018," Kenai Wildlife Refuge wrote in a release Sunday.
The Lower Ohmer, Upper Skilak and Engineer Lake campgrounds have since been closed.
Officials say camping in hard-sided recreational vehicles is still permitted and campgrounds remain open to day-use.
The closest alternative areas for tent camping are Hidden Lake and Lower Skilak.
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