CAMPTON, N.H. – Visitors to the White Mountain National Forest have been reporting more encounters with black bears rummaging through coolers and food storage bags, and crawling into tents, the U.S. Forest Service said.

In the past week, visitors have reported numerous incidents of bears looking for food at the Sugarloaf, Hancock, Campton and Tripoli campgrounds, as well as along several trails on the Pemigewassett Ranger District east of Interstate 93, the forest service said.

Visitors are advised to keep clean campsites to ensure that bears and other animals don’t search them for food.