Good idea! I agree that amenity=bear_box would be a good way to map
this feature, probably on a node.

This suggests that you could also use bear_box=yes/no with a
tourism=camp_site or tourism=camp_pitch feature to specify whether or
not their is a bear box somewhere at the location.

We should probably add both of these to the proposed list of campsite
property tags at


On 8/22/19, Andy Townsend <> wrote:
> On 21/08/2019 19:03, Mark Wagner wrote:
>> On Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:44:41 -0600
>> Rob Savoye <> wrote:
>>>    Many western state campgrounds have metal bear proof food storage
>>> boxes in each campsite, but not all of them. At certain times of the
>>> year this can be important. :-) Around here the bears will destroy
>>> your car if there is food left inside. I see zero instances of this
>>> type of data, at least not in Colorado. My guess would
>>> 'amenity='bear_box' ? (looking at amenity=bbq as an example)
>> That's how I've mapped the five I've added to the map.
> A quick search of taginfo suggests that as the best option - try
> and variations.
> Best Regards,
> Andy
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