Know Before You Go!

We hope these resources will help you have a safe, positive visit to our wild public lands. As always, we encourage you to #recreateresponsibly, including practicing social distancing, using Leave No Trace principles, and being an active part of making the outdoors safe, accessible, and welcoming for people of all identities and abilities.

Wilderness Regulations

Learn about specific regulations that apply to the wilderness you are planning on visiting at wilderness.net

Leave No Trace

Learn about the 7 principles that act as guidelines for those recreating in wild places

Backpacking Checklist

Check out REI's backpacking checklist based on the Ten Essential system. 

Safety Tips

Review these hiking safety tips from the US Forest Service. 

Recreate Responsibly

#RecreateResponsibly to Protect Yourself, Others, and the Outdoors

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