Leave No Trace

The ethics and techniques of “Leave No Trace” camping were developed by the National Outdoor Leadership School to assist outdoor users in minimizing their impacts on wild places. When camping in the Saguaro Wilderness Area, we ask that you adopt these ethics and techniques to help us protect and preserve this Sonoran Desert treasure.

Principles of Leave No Trace

  • Plan ahead and prepare.
  • Camp and travel on durable surfaces.
  • Pack it in, pack it out.
  • Properly dispose of what you can’t pack out.
  • Leave what you find.
  • Minimize use and impact of fires.
  • Protect and conserve water resources.

For additional information, a series of booklets are available from NOLS. Saguaro National Park recommends “Desert & Canyon Country” & “Backcountry Horse Use”.

For more information, contact:
National Outdoor Leadership School
284 Lincoln Street
Lander, Wyoming 82520-2448

Last updated: February 4, 2023

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