Due to an increase in bear activity, the USDA Forest Service on Tuesday issued a closure order for Hancock Campground

LINCOLN, N.H. — Due to an increase in bear activity, the USDA Forest Service on Tuesday issued a closure order for Hancock Campground, located on the Kancamagus Highway in Lincoln. The campground will be closed beginning Thursday at noon and is expected to remain closed until at least Aug. 25. Questions may be directed to the Pemigewasset Ranger District at 603-536-6100. Campers and hikers can avoid conflicts with bears by maintaining a clean campsite and storing food, garbage and aromatic items, like toothpaste and other toiletries, out of reach of bears, and not in their tent or unsecured at their campsite.