Have you ever heard the saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?" At Ninety Six National Historic Site, that means to pay attention to your surroundings, where you are walking and what you are doing so that you can prevent injury to yourself and others and prevent the need for medical care. If you were to have an accident in the park, it would no doubt ruin your day. However, it would also affect many other people. Rescue operations are very expensive and frequently endanger rescuers, inconvenience other park visitors and can completely change your group's plans.
- Weather conditions can change quickly, especially during the Spring. Keep an eye on the sky.
- Summer is hot and humid here, so drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks out of the sun.
- Climbing is unsafe and can damage something that cannot be replaced, including you. Stay on the designated pathways.
- Stay on the designated trails.
- Watch your step. Many of the surfaces on the walking paths or around the historic structures may be uneven or slippery, especially in the rain.
- Wear comfortable and sturdy footwear and weather appropriate clothing.
- As part of the National Park Service, everything here is protected. Don't remove or disturb any part of this historic structures or any living thing.
- Many kinds of wildlife calls the park home. Be sure to give any wildlife you encounter plenty of space. Turn around, if necessary. Don't kill any wildlife.
- Use insect repellent in the warmer months. Mosquitoes and biting flies and gnats are prevalent. Beware of fire ant mounds.