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Yellowstone wildlife officials kill black bear habituated to campground

Wildlife managers in Yellowstone National Park killed a black bear Saturday after it was seen foraging for human food and returning to a campground after being chased out. An adult male black bear weighing 142 pounds entered the Canyon Campground on Saturday afternoon and approached within six feet of a man and woman who were eating, according to a statement released by the park's public affairs office. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone road closures planned during 2012 construction projects

Contractors in 2009 resurface part of an 11-mile stretch of road in Yellowstone National Park between the Lewis River Bridge and the park's South Entrance. New construction after Labor Day 2014 will mean fall closures and detours in the park.

Yellowstone road closures are planned in connection with various 2012 construction projects running from July to October, including daytime delays of 30 minutes and nighttime closures at spots in the northern half of Yellowstone National Park. Road and parking lot construction projects in Yellowstone’s Tower Junction and Canyon Village areas are scheduled to begin the first week of July, according to a statement released Monday from the park's public affairs office. Continue Reading →

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An easy Yellowstone hike to catch trout or spot moose at Cascade Lake near Canyon

If you're looking for an easy day hike that offers a great trip through a wide range of terrain, then give the Cascade Lake trail a try. If you end up enjoying your day hike to Cascade Lake, keep in mind that you can always return for an overnight backcountry trip at one of the campgrounds there, as well as continuing on to Grebe, Wolf and Ice lakes along similar terrain. Continue Reading →

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