Bear activity closes Oak Island dock
Oak Island dock area closes at 8 a.m. today due to increased bear activity.
Two resident bears are frequenting the dock and campsite area, have boarded boats and caused minor property damage.
To the park’s knowledge, these bears have not gotten human food yet.
Park staff are hoping that hazing or deterrence will teach the bears to be afraid of humans and avoid the need to close the entire island. The help of visitors is needed to make sure no food is left unattended and any bear activity is reported to the Oak Island Ranger or Park Headquarters at 715-779-3398, ext. 122.