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  • Recreate responsibly

    Large crowds are common at many national forest recreation areas over holiday weekends and USDA Forest Service personnel remind visitors to put safety first and recreate responsibly.

    Please heed warning signs when enjoying outdoor activities and follow safety precautions such as these:

    • Water Safety – Choose swimming areas carefully and ensure small children are not left unattended. When boating, ensure all passengers wear a life jacket and look out for other boaters and swimmers.
    • Severe weather – Weather conditions can change rapidly. Monitor weather before and during outdoor activities.
    • Wildlife – Do not feed wildlife, keep a safe distance when encountering wildlife and do not disturb their habitat. Clean up food or garbage around your camp or picnic site. >>> More