When planning a family vacation, a weekend get-away, or even just a Sunday drive, it often helps to know what you will encounter along the way and at your destination. This section will assist you in locating basic information for your trip, such as the visitor center hours, what sort of weather conditions you may experience, and the current conditions of park roads, trails, and other issues about which visitors may wish to know. If you wish to bring along a pet, the pet will limit where you can go and the activities in which you may participate. It's always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the Park Regulations so that you don't inadvertently break any laws. Certain activities—such as camping, building a beach fire, holding a special event, or commercial filming/photography—require permits and/or reservations. Every now and then, closures need to be implemented in order to protect visitors and/or species of plants and animals. You can also learn where in the surrounding communities you can find a Post Office, a gas station, convenience stores, and outfitters and tours, and obtain other services you may desire.
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Last updated: June 2, 2016