Leave No Trace
The historic sites and landscapes of Keweenaw National Historical Park are special places that tell part of the story of our past. What may appear as "junk" left over by the mines are now considered artifacts and provide clues to how these places operated. Though the amount of this material may at first appear large, these irreplaceable cultural resources continue to disappear at an alarming rate. Please be aware and practice Leave No Trace principles when you visit these sites. For more information on visiting and protecting Keweenaw National Historical Park call (906) 337-3168.
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Dispose of Waste Properly
Leave What you Find
Minimize Impact of Fire
Be Considerate of Other Visitors
For more information on Leave No Trace visit their website www.lnt.org or call 1-800-332-4100.
Did You Know?
The Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan was home to one of our nation's first mineral rushes. Prospectors seeking copper travelled there in the middle 1840's, a few years before the "49'ers" sought gold out west. The story of this rush is told today at Keweenaw National Historical Park.