Trail Safety Information
- Choose a trail appropriate to your ability.
- Travel with a companion and notify someone of your route and expected return time.
- Deer rifle season is November 15-30. Other hunting seasons occur throughout the year. Bright-colored clothing is recommended during these times.
- Stay off steep bluffs to avoid falls and dislodging rocks that can injure people below.
- Snow avalanche or sand slide danger is present year-round on steep dunes and bluffs.
- Be careful of your footing. Trails include uneven ground, exposed roots, etc. Wear sturdy hiking shoes.
- Carry drinking water.
- Stay on marked trails.
- Poison ivy is common. Learn to recognize it. Remember: Leaflets three, let it be.
- Be prepared for mosquitoes.
- Skiers: be aware of changing snow conditions. Alternate freeze/thaw can turn gentle slopes into icy, advanced hills.
- Darkness comes early in winter. Allow plenty of time to return to your vehicle before dark.
- Dress for the weather. In winter carry extra clothing and emergency supplies.
In case of emergency, seek help at the nearest ranger station, campground office, visitor center, or call 911.