Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, like any historical or natural environment, contains certain inherent hazards that could spoil your group's visit. The following precautions should be practiced to avoid accidents.

1. Running through the buildings and historic village site, climbing on retaining walls, the earth lodge and river bed edges/cliffs along with other features may cause serious injury and damage to historic resources.

2. Trails are uneven with gradual inclines and declines, which are coved with gravel. Please watch your step.

3. During periods of rain and snow, exterior walkways are slippery and should be used with extreme caution.

4. Seek shelter inside during thunderstorms, as lightning strikes are common.

5. Weather may be cold, windy or rainy. Many activities are outside. Dress accordingly and remember to bring water when walking on trails.

Following these safety precautions will help to assure a safe and enjoyable trip to Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site.

Last updated: June 7, 2020

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