LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLES
PLAN AHEAD AND PREPARE
- Know the regulations and special concerns for the area
- Schedule your trip to avoid times of high use
- Visit in small groups
TRAVEL AND CAMP ON DURABLE SURFACES
- Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites,
rock, dry grasses, or snow
- Protect riparian areas by camping at least 200' away from
lakes and streams
DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY
- Pack it in, pack it out
- Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6-8 inches deep
and at least 200' from water, camp, and trails. Cover and
disguise when finished.
LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND
- Preserve the past: examine but do not touch, cultural/historical
structures or artifacts
- Leave rocks, plants, and other natural objects as you found them.
- Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species.
MINIMIZE CAMPFIRE IMPACTS
- Where fires are permitted, use established rings, fire pans,
or mound fires.
- Keep fires small and only use sticks from the ground.
- Burn all wood and coals to ash, put out campfires completely,
then scatter cool ashes.
- Observe wildlife from a distance and never feed animals.
- Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations and trash securely
- Control pets at all times
BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER VISITORS
- Respect other visitors.
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