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It's National Parks Week! Go Visit Your Favorite NPS Site!

***Originally posted 4/19/19 on @publiclandshateyou***


Despite what many people seem to think, I do enjoy seeing people use our public lands. It’s not my mission to keep people away from our parks, forests and waterways, but rather to encourage people to use these places wisely to relax, explore, learn, and reconnect with our natural world in a responsbile way.


With that in mind, tomorrow is 4/20, and that means its time to…..


Go to your favorite National Park Service unit for free!!!!


What did you think I was going to say?


If during your travels you see people breaking the rules or the LNT principles, feel free to speak up and say something. Not everyone knows how to act responsibly, and a friendly reminder and education can go a long way towards protecting our public lands and getting people to think more about the impact of their actions!her sites managed by the National Park Service are free.


The vast majority of people in America live within a three hour drive of one of these sites, so I encourage you to get out there and check one of them out. The map in the second photo shows the distance to many of these sites. The map is 7 years old, so only 349 of the current 419 parks are represented, but you get the idea. There are plenty of options and there is sure to be a park that has something of interest to everyone!


Get out there and visit these national treasures but please do a little research before you go. Are pets allowed? Are certain areas closed this time of year? Do certain trails require permits? And if it’s been a while since you’ve visited one of these places, brush up on the seven Leave No Trace principles as well.


1. Plan Ahead and Prepare

2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

3. Dispose of Waste Properly

4. Leave What You Find

5. Minimize Campfire Impacts

6. Respect Wildlife

7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors


If during your travels you see people breaking the rules or the LNT principles, feel free to speak up and say something. Not everyone knows how to act responsbily, and a friendly reminder and education can go a long way towards protecting our public lands and getting people to think more about the impact of their actions!