Cougar sightings at the Campground in Elkford

cougar by meg ToomThere have been daily cougar sightings reported at the campground in Elkford.

Cougar Safety Tips

*Be Aware of the wildlife in the area
*Make noise to avoid a surprise encounter (use your human voice)
*Walk in groups
*Carry a walking stick (adults can carry Bear Spray deterrent in a side holster)
*Keep dogs leashed

If you encounter a Cougar:

*STAY CALM
*DO NOT RUN
*MAINTAIN EYE CONTACT
*Pick up small children and small pets
*LET the Cougar know you are human-NOT prey
*Make yourself as large and as mean as possible
*Use your voice in a loud and assertive manner
*Back away slowly. Never turn your back on wildlife
*If the Cougar attacks, fight back with everything that you’ve got, it is a predatory attack
*Never approach or feed wildlife

Report Sightings to 1-877-952-7277 or #7277 on cell