Outdoor Safety & Ethics

Trees in fall color surround a green field

Be responsible for your own safety and care for the land you love! Plan ahead and recreate responsibly. The best way to enjoy the outdoors is to prepare adequately for what you can expect on your trip and have contingency plans for its more unexpected elements. You will have a more rewarding experience at the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests when you treat its land, wildlife, visitors and staff with respect and care. 

These tips will help you enjoy this beautiful natural resource safely and responsibly: