Leave No Trace

While visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway or any national park, it is always a good idea to keep in mind the ?leave no trace? principles.

PLAN AHEAD AND PREPARE - Visit in small groups, prepare for extreme weather, avoid the busy times.

TRAVEL AND CAMP ON DURABLE SURFACES - Stay on established trails and avoid altering established campsites.

DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY - Inspect your campsite for leftover food or litter. ?Pack It In, Pack It Out.?

LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND - Examine, but do not touch cultural or historic objects. Leave natural objects as you find them.

MINIMIZE CAMPFIRE IMPACTS - Keep fires small and contained in established fire rings. Put fires out completely.

RESPECT WILDLIFE - Observe them from a distance and do not feed them. Control your pets at all times.

BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER VISITORS - Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience. Let nature?s sounds prevail.