Road Patrol

A park ranger standing in front of a car talking on a radio
Ranger Stang calling the communications center on his radio.

With millions of cars driving the 400+ miles of the park's roads, statistically, people need help. Every day our frontcountry law enforcement rangers work to help people and keep the roads safe by responding to a variety of incidents. They range from simple things like jump starts, lockouts, and wildlife jams, to more serious things like speeding, drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and vehicle collisions. In total, we see around 1,000 accidents on the road each year, some with serious injuries.

"No two days are ever the same. I'll go from educating people about safe distances from wildlife or proper food storage in the campgrounds, to being first on scene in a major accident. Most people aren't prepared for an emergency on their vacation, so when I can help them out of a bad situation, it's a rewarding experience." - Ranger Stang

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Last updated: September 24, 2020

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