May 20, 2022
Shelter Closed: Due to increased bear activity around the Brink Road Shelter located along the Appalachian Trail in Stokes State Forest, NJ camping and drinking water access is temporarily closed. Hikers should plan their itineraries accordingly to avoid camping at the shelter until further notice. This advisory is posted on the NJ DEP's website, please check there for updates.
For information on preventing and preparing for bear encounters check out these resources.