Bear Alert for Talladega National Forest
The Anniston Outdoor Association and Alabama Trails have issued a precautionary warning for hikers and campers using the Talladega National Forest area in and around Mt. Cheaha.
A fully grown black bear was seen crossing Hwy 281/Skyway approximately two miles north of Cheaha State Park on Monday, November 5, 2012. It’s only a matter of time before there will be a residential population and there may be a small residential population already.
Bear caution signs have been placed at the High Falls and Nubbin Creek trail heads. Accordingly, be prudent in camping overnight in the TNF (especially around the Cheaha area) to use food storage precautions applicable to bear habitat areas.