Storing food at a campground Keep food secure during the daytime. This could be in your cooler, inside of your car or camper, or in a bear box. Yes, this rule applies even if you’re just making a quick trip to the bathroom. At night, food needs to go into your vehicle or a bear box (if one is available.)
Can I leave food in my car when camping?
In Picnic Areas and Campgrounds In some parks, food may be stored inside your car as long as it is out of sight, with windows completely closed, and only during daylight hours; never store food in a pickup truck bed or strapped to the outside of a vehicle.