From our local radio station:
Campground closes near Mount Mitchell
According to a news release from the state park, due to recent bear activity, the U.S. Forest Service has closed the Commissary Ridge Campground until further notice, All Forest Service trails leading to the Commissary Ridge Campground are also closed. Also, Mount Mitchell State Park has closed the Mount Mitchell trail and the Commissary trail beyond the Camp Alice intersection until further notice. Forest Service rangers have reported that Black bears have been active in and around the park, and sometimes aggressive at the Commissary Ridge area.