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Campground closed in Cherokee National Forest

Horse Creek Campground in the Cherokee National Forest near Greeneville, Tennessee, is closed until further notice due to increasing bear encounters.

Campers have been reporting dangerous bear encounters on national forest campgrounds north of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In the Cherokee National Forest, visitors must store unattended food in bear resistant containers, in a vehicle in solid, non-pliable materials or suspended at least 12 feet off the ground.

For more information, call 423.476.9700.

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