WELCOME! This is a VIRTUAL TOUR of the Picnic Area, showing many
views, also actual picnic sites where you can look around, see
what all is on each site, and help you choose that 'perfect'
Picnic Sites are
available on a 'first come -- first serve' basis, so you may want
to pick out a few areas you like best, in case some of them are
We are adding many
more sites ASAP, it will take a while as there are many, and we
are starting at a bad time, right in the beginning of the busiest
season. So take a look at a few sites, and more will be
added as soon as possible!
ENJOY your picnic when you get here, remember, you will be in a
wildlife sanctuary. The picnic area is in one of the areas
frequented by bears and other wildlife. PLEASE put all your
leftovers, trash, etc. in one of the nearby bear-proof dumpsters,
you will NOT be helping bears or other wildlife by leaving
leftovers on or near your previous picnic site, and will endanger
the very life of all God's beautiful animals.
EXAMPLE: Just recently there was an encounter between a bear and a
human sleeping in a hammock in the nearby campground in the middle
of the night. Allegedly there was food left nearby, when the
person woke up, he somehow startled the foraging bear, and a
startled bear bit a startled human on the arm (news sources
claimed no serious damage was done, but obviously could have been
much worse). BECAUSE of certain liability concerns, not only
was the probable bear destroyed, a 2nd bear in the area was ALSO
destroyed to make sure the correct bear was destroyed, (ONE of the
bears was not even involved, but due to the situation, BOTH were
destroyed). It was just a bad situation that may have been
prevented, by extra care taken to make SURE that ALL FOOD &
EQUIPMENT USED TO PREPARE FOOD be stored safely away (preferably
in the trunk of a vehicle).
too, are tempted to feed a begging squirrel, raccoon or even a
deer occasionally, but DON'T DO IT! Not only may it end up
costing the animal it's life.....but if a Park Ranger catches you,
that peanut you just gave a begging squirrel WILL ABSOLUTELY
result in you being close to a HUNDRED DOLLARS lighter!