NEW OPERATING HOURS AND CLOSURES
Effective 3.10.13 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Visitor Center is CLOSED Wednesdays & Thursdays. Fridays - Tuesdays, the Visitor Center will be open 10 AM - 4 PM. Star Fort Pond is CLOSED 9 AM Sundays – 9 AM Tuesdays.
Star Fort Pond Dam Repairs
Until Pond Dam Repairs are completed the following restrictions apply: No boats allowed in pond; No traffic allowed across the dam, including walking; No fishing on the dam; No admittance beyond construction fencing. Fishing is allowed on designated days.
Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace (LNT) is about attitudes and ethics. Its about taking personal responsibility to respect and care for our limited wildland resources and the experiences of other outdoor enthusiasts. Low-impact skills and knowledge are also an important part of LNT, but without the right attitude and ethic, they are useless. You must commit yourself to apply them - to practice good stewardship.
Leave No Trace extends the National Park Service mission to you and challenges you to "...conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein as to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such a matter and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."
Leave them unimpaired -- Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace is also a universal education message about a national program led by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and adopted by the four federal land management agencies and many state and municipal agencies and private non-profit organizations.
Wilderness ethics dictates that visitors to the area try to leave no trace of their passage. While not regulations, the seven Leave No Trace principles will help you get the most out of your experience, and help you to preserve the park's unique values for other visitors, both today and in the future.
The LNT Principles are:
To learn more about the principles and the Center for Outdoor Ethics, visit the Leave No Trace website.
Did You Know?
The Star Fort was built in late 1780 & completed in early 1781 by Loyalist soldiers & slaves. The eight point Star Fort walls were originally 14 feet high. Today, they are a little weatherworn, but they are original. You can view the original Star Fort at Ninety Six National Historic Site.