Local bear sightings are documented below and on the Incline Village Bear Activity Map. Email webmaster@ivgid.org to report a local bear sighting for this list. Read more about what you can do to keep bears wild on the Bear Awareness page. 

Recent Bear Sightings, Incline Village:  Bear_marksmith

  • 9/7/14 - Large untagged Black bear is seen regularly in Shoreline Circle neighborhood.  Sightings are increasing and have increased substantially over last 3 to 4 months with latest 9/7/14 @ 6:30pm - bear crossed Lakeshore going south then entered home under construction on Shoreline Circle.  Later bear opened unlocked SUV on Shoreline Circle and did minor damage.  
  • 9/6/14 - Shoreline Circle. bear damaged fence (removed fence boards) climbing over it.  Bear is seen walking through neighborhood going to lake and into lake mid-day. This bear visits neighborhood at any time including broad day light and has been seen at Noon through mid-afternoon.  Bear has become a nuisance because of property damage caused.  No open food waste/garbage is visible in neighborhood to attract this bear.
  • 9/2/2014 - Very large brown bear spotted in parking lot of Crystal Shores East, just below Lakeshore Blvd, at approximately 10PM on 9/3.  Bear headed down towards lake as I was pulling into lot.  
  • 9/1/2014 - Medium dark brown bear casually loped across College Ave. at corner of Village, 2:45 pm. Slowly sauntered off thtough development.
  • 8/30/2014 - Bear sighting on East portion of Ophir Peak Rd at 8:00 Saturday evening. Just hanging out going between front yard munching on some trees. 
  • 8/29/2014 A large black bear peaked his head over a 6 foot fence at the cabin we are renting on Patricia Drive yesterday at around 10:30.8/25/2014 - Bear on Tiller Dr. getting into trash cans.
  • 8/22, 8/23, 8/24/2014 - Bear in garbage container at 999 Lakeshore Blvd about 11pm on evenings of Aug 22, 23, 24 
  • 8/22/2014 - We saw a large black colored bear, a medium lighter brown bear and a cub Friday evening at approximately 630 p.m. August 22nd at Incline Village Cabins 599 Crest Lane behind unit 22....they were approximately 50 feet from us.  The bears looked at us and proceeded to climb up on a cabin deck as they walked toward the creek.  As they walked from unit to unit, they watched us.  We did not know to look for tag #s. 
  • 8/17/2014 - Spotted a large black bear wandering around Country Club Villas around 1:30AM while walking my dog.  He saw us and stared as I backed away and let him be.
  • 8/14/2014 - Large adult black bear walking around our cabin at 791 Fairview Blvd and later saw him couple houses down Fairview.  He had a yellow ribbon/collar on. Last observed headed up hill towards Burgandy Way.
  • 8/14/2014 - 7:30pm, Fairway and Harold Dr. Momma Bear and 2 cubs romping around at condo complex. Momma bear had ear tag.
  • 8/10/2014 - Today we witnessed a large mother bear and two of her cubs walking through McCloud, around unit 215. They crossed our path at a distance of about 50 ft. We backpedaled, watched them, and they moved on. 
  • 8/10/2014 - Big momma and her cubs about 20 minutes up the Five Lakes trailhead.
  • 8/9/2014 - Had a medium size black bear on our deck approx 6:30pm.
  • 8/8/2014 - 8:30pm, Mother and cub spotted foraging around home area.  Dark fur.
  • 7/20/2014 - Bear inside dumpster at corner of Keller and Saddle, Saturday, July 20th. Climbed out and ran up ski run. Dumpster was not properly secured.
  • 7/12/2014 - This morning, Saturday, July 12th at 12:30 a.m. we saw a very large bear at the corner of Southwood and Robin Drive.  It headed West across Southwood.
  • 7/11/2014 - Medium size bear.  Tag #89. Going through dumpster in neighbors driveway at 9:45pm 
  • 7/11/2014 - We saw a bear on Bunker Ct. walk down the street and disappear into the trees at the end of the street. A bear also wrecked our car that morning.
  • 7/10/2014 - We had a Brown Bear in our backyard yesterday afternoon.
  • 7/9/2014 - We saw a very large bear in Juanita Drive and Village Blvd, and then he left through the back area of Skylake condominiums at Village Blvd. Approx. 7PM 
  • 7/7/2014 - Had heard of numerous bear sightings in the Upper Tyner area. Found the neighbors Bear Saver trash container ripped open today. Also a car was broken into which had no food in it. Something needs to be done regarding this problem bear.
  • 7/3/2014 - We had a large Black Bear walk right through our yard at approximately 10 - 10:30 am.
  • 6/30/2014 - Medium black bear at 949 Apollo way at 5:15 In the morning.  
  • 6/28/2014 - Bear sighting in lower Tyrolia on Altdorf Terrace, 6:20 am. 
  • 6/22/2014 - On the edge of the trail from Spooner Lake to Marlette Lake, about 2.5 miles in (due east of Skunk Harbor).  It watched us cycle slowly passed, and then galloped back into the forest.
  • 6/16/2014 - A bear was seen near 5101 N. Lake Blvd. #66, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140 on Jun 16, 2014(Monday) arround 11:20 am.
  • 5/29/2014 - Second Tee Drive. Did not see bear but a bear tried, and failed, to claw through garage door panel.
  • 5/27/2014 - Black bear wandering through the Bitterbrush complex at 10:30pm.
  • 5/26/2014 - Saw a rather small, adult black bear cruising through the neighborhood backyards today. Joyce Ln.
  • 5/17/2014 - 2 large, brown cubs were hanging out in our neighbors side yard. We honked the horn and they left the yard and lay down about 20 ft away.
  • 5/8/2014 -  On May 8 at 11:00 AM we watched a big black bear walk down from the upper Mtn. Golf Course, go to our neighbor's car, which was parked in the driveway, open the door, crawl in, then come back out and go up to their entryway. Then the bear walked across the street to our driveway. I took pictures of the bear before he headed over to the next door neighbor's property.
  • 5/5/2014 - On Tuesday, May 5, 2014, at 8:30 PM, a cinnamon-colored bear was in our backyard, right by the gate to the dog yard. Our dog barking did not deter the bear, nor did my shining a flashlight on him from the upper deck. Eventually he turned and headed down towards the lower Mountain Golf Course.
  • 5/5/2014 - Bear seen running across hwy 431 near Country Club Drive to jump over cemet barrier where his fellow bear friend was waiting for him.  They disappeared Down the hill.
  • 5/3/2014 - Redfeather Ct - Saw a mom and 2 one year old cubs in our neighbor's yard. One of the cubs went up the stairs to the front door of the house. We scared them off but it took a bit for them to leave.
  • 4/13/2014 - We got a call from the Sheriff who was called to our house by our neighbor.  Our vacation home is on Tyner Way.  A bear had taken off one of the garage door panels and come into the garage.  He must have smelled something...he did little damage and then left. 
  • 4/16/2014 - I had a bear on my property in the front about two months ago. I turned around and the bearf was there early in the morning. My mom and I turned around and realized not only was there a bear in my yard but we were also locked  out. thank God he just kept walking.
  • 4/9/2014 - 0015AM Bear opened garage door, open back door of subaru outback. Clawed open console to eat granola bars there. One bar fell down next to seat bear tore seat to get at bar. Neighbor at E unit who notice a second bear in his car made a noise the caused both bears to leave the area. Neighbor briefly videotaped bear leaving our property
  • 3/23/14 - Saw a big black bear around the 700 block of tyner way in incline village around 6:18. Didn't seem aggressive, probably just looking for food.
  • 2/27/14- Had a brownish bear in my car at corner of Lakeshore and Mays.  Left the car unlocked and the bear opened the driver side door. He was on the backseat when my husband came home. Bear got out of car and ran down Lakeshore Blvd. Luckily no damage to car.
  • 2/24/2014 - Cinnamon colored bear, fat and with a heavy coat, seen sitting by a tree on Silvertip Drive around 3 PM.
  • 2/13-14/2014 - Large bear seen acting sluggish near IVGID Administration building on 2/13 & 2/14. Bear spent most of the day sleeping in a wooded lot at the base of, or up in a tree.