Bears: Never approach a bear and never feed or encourage one to approach you! Approaching within 50 yards (150 feet), or any distance that disturbs a bear is illegal. Feeding a bear is detrimental because it often leads to a change in the animal’s behavior and causes them to lose their instinctive fear of humans. Click here for more information on bears and what to do when there is one in the vicinity.
Feeding wildlife is prohibited in the national park.
Elk: Willfully approaching within 50 yards (150 feet), or any distance that disturbs or displaces elk, is illegal in the park. Violation of this federal regulation can result in fines and arrest. Do not enter fields to view elk—remain by the roadside and use binoculars, telephoto lens, or a spotting scope to view the animals.
Feeding wildlife is prohibited in the national park. (Title 36, Chapter 1, Section 2.2 (2) Code of Regulations, Wildlife protection).
Please report violations of any regulation to park personnel as soon as possible.