The Leave No Trace Seven Principles
Take only memories & pictures, leave only footprints. It's a simple rule of thumb that allows your parks and recreation areas to thrive and be enjoyed by you and countless others who will come after you. We urge you to study and pass on the seven principles and most importantly, practice the seven principles whenever you visit any public recreation area.
The Leave No Trace Seven Principles:
Remember: Whenever you visit archeological sites, Immediately notify park staff if you find artifacts. Removal of artifacts from protected areas is forbidden by law. Removal, disturbance, destruction, or disfigurement of anything in/on park grounds is unlawful.
Learn more about The Leave No Trace Seven Principles.
Visitor Recreation in National Parks
View an NPS produced video about leaving no trace and the impacts of visitor recreation in the national parks.
Last updated: April 10, 2015