Outdoor Safety & Ethics

Know Before You Go Into The Forest

Spending time outdoors is a healthy way to stay active, bond with your family, and reduce stress and anxiety. However, it’s now more important than ever for all of us to take personal responsibility in keeping ourselves and our favorite outdoor places safe.

Pay special attention to local regulations so that you are aware of restrictions on fire, activities, and even pets. Above all else, leave our precious recreation spots better than you found it by disposing all waste properly, minimizing campfire impacts, and being considerate of others. View the resources below to explore other ways you and your family can be safe and ethical while enjoying the outdoors.

Select the headings below for more information.

  • Dispersed Camping

    A tent in the forest

    What is dispersed camping? The Caibou-Targhee National Forest asks you to observe these dispersed camping guidelines, which will assist in keeping the forest beautiful for all users. Find out what are some of the common watch-outs and rules to have a safe and enjoyable visit.

  • Bear Awareness

    Bears in woods

    The Caribou-Targhee National Forest is home to both grizzy and black bears. Please educate yourself about bears and what precautions are necessary when recreating in bear country.

  • Safety Tips

    A bullseye target in the forest

    Whether you're roughing it in a tent or planning a family outing to a national forest, there are many ways to make sure your experience is fun and safe. Consider the following safety tips when you visit a national forest or national grassland.