Protect Yourself, Others, and the Outdoors
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Check the status of the place you want to visit. If it is closed, don’t go. If it’s crowded, have a Plan B.
Prepare for facilities to be closed, pack lunch and bring essentials like hand sanitizer and a face covering.
PRACTICE PHYSICAL DISTANCING
Keep your group size small. Be prepared to cover your nose and mouth and give others space. If you are sick, stay home.
PLAY IT SAFE
Slow down and choose lower-risk activities to reduce your risk of injury. Search and rescue operations and health care resources are both strained.
Limit long-distance travel and make use of local parks, trails and public spaces. Be mindful of your impact on the communities your visit.
LEAVE NO TRACE
Respect public lands and waters, as well as Native and local communities. Take all your garbage with you.
BUILD AN INCLUSIVE OUTDOORS
Be an active part of making the outdoors safe and welcoming for all identities and abilities.
Learn more and download the toolkit at recreateresponsibly.org