Staying Safe

We want you to be safe, and as a visitor to a national park, you're responsible for your own safety. Please remember to:

  • Plan for your park visit—careful planning will prevent many safety issues.
  • Research and learn about possible risks with the park environment and your camping trip before you go.
  • Seek and listen to the information, advice, and warnings provided by park staff.
  • Know your physical and mental limits.
  • Take action by using good judgment, along with selecting the right equipment and supplies, to prevent any injuries during your visit.
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Before the Trip

Safety considerations before you head outdoors to camp.

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Upon Arrival

Now that you arrived, here is what you should do.

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During Your Stay

What you should know about safety during your stay.

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After the Trip

Just a few things to do now that the trip is over.

Other tips for staying safe while camping

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