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Berry hunting bears trigger St. Mary Campground restrictions

St. Mary Lake
St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park

First fires, now bears. The St. Mary area of Glacier Park has had its problems this summer . . .

It will be hard-sided camping only for now at St. Mary Campground on the east side of Glacier National Park.

Bears in search of berries in the area are “creating a high potential for negative human-bear interactions,” park officials said Friday.

RVs, motorhomes, trailers and hard-sided pop-ups will be allowed in the campground, as will camper vehicles such as Volkswagen buses and pickup trucks with small canvas pop-ups “as long as the canvas is not exposed,” Glacier spokeswoman Katelyn Liming said.

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