LIBBY, Mont. July 19, 2018 – The Kootenai National Forest, Forest Supervisor has closed a popular trail system on the forest as a result of recent bear activity. The Cedar Lake Trail #141 and an area ½ mile around Upper and Lower Cedar Lakes, including portions of Trail #360N and #139 are closed due to predatory black bear.
The Closure Order for the Cedar Lake Trail area is effective today, July 19 and will remain in effect until rescinded by the Kootenai Forest Supervisor. The USFWS has been notified of the bear activity.
“We decided to close this area as a precaution to the recreating public,” said Libby District Ranger Nate Gassmann. “The safety of the public and other forest visitors to that area are paramount.”
For more information, please contact the Libby Ranger District at 406-293-7773.