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

  • 12/10/2014 - I spotted a juvenile bear on O'Neil Way at 8:15 pm. I suspect the bear nosed the fish I was grilling outside my home. I brought the cooked fish into my home and moved the grill to my garage. The cub appeared to exit in an easterly direction.
  • 12/7/2014 - Bear cub sighting at SkyLake condos near WM trashbins, Juanita & Village
  • 11/3/2014 Sugarpine Drive - Black bear scrounging through garbage can.
  • 11/2/2014 - Ripped and bent screen, Did not break glass and did not enter home this time. We are new tenants,  and just learned that a large bear (same bear?) entered the home through the same window, ransacked kitchen, and startled former tenant in shower. At that time, bear was chased away with rubber bullets by officials.  In addition to attempting entry on 11/2 the bear also mauled plastic molding on our SUV while unsuccessfully to get into our SUV door,. Found a  streak of blood and prints on SUV glass and kitchen window. Also  broke open next door neighbors wooden trash can shed and got into multiple  trash cans, apparently second time in the last year as well.
  • 11/2/2014 - Spencer Way, Bear broke into my garage and opened refrigerator...did not get much and left.
  • 10/18/2014 - Hi.  This bear has been spotted often around here, but this is the first time I saw it for myself.  Don't know sex, was alone.  Big and brave.  Right in front of a house with parked cars all around.  He/she just stared at my dog and me while on our evening stroll, then turned his/her head and SLOWLY sauntered away a few feet. I think he/she kinda lives around our community (The Glen/The Reserve, near the Visitors Center).
  • 10/15/2014 - Mama bear and her two cubs strolled right down the path through our condo complex (Village Incline) behind La Fondue restaurant.
  • 10/13/2014 - I saw the Mama Bear with the 2 cubs North Wood Blvd and then enter Road C, When they saw our car lights they entered a home back yard.
  • 10/9/2014 - Spotted small brown bear cub (didn’t see any yellow tag or collar) crossing driveway at the Chapparel complex off of Fairview at 9:00pm.  We stopped to watch him and he disappeared through the condos down the hill.  So cute.
  • 10/5/2014 - 641 Martis Peak Road, Incline Village. A bear (my guess is not too large) got into my unlocked Honda Ridgeline pickup. Tore out the console. May have had one energy bar from an earlier bike ride in the console. Open the car door with his nose.
  • 9/30/2014 - Larger brown bear possibly with yellow tag on ear. Two cubs near by one brown one black between school and library near Club Tahoe.
  • 9/26/2014 - Mama and 2 cubs near Hyatt and creek.
  • 9/24/2014 - At about 12:15 PM.  Three bears, looked like a brown mama, baby black cub and larger brown cub, walked across my backyard on Bunker Court, parallel to Mountain Golf Course.
  • 9/7/2014 - 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 at 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.  
  • 9/6/2014 - 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.