Enjoy your stay and make little impact using the following tips:
- Check camp/park/recreation rules and abide by them.
- If you are parking on the side of a road or narrow area, park rigs and secure horses in a manner that provides a safe distance for passing traffic.
- Park with consideration for others. Park in designated areas only – leave enough space in front of you for the “other guy’s” loading access.
- If you use temporary corrals, move them often to lessen impacts if possible.
- Choose campsites to minimize the impact of your visit. Meadows can be attractive campsites but are fragile ecosystems.
- Use tree savers if tying to trees. Some areas do not allow you to tie your horse to trees.
- Keep stock and camping locations at least 200 feet from natural water bodies.
- Keep dogs and children under control – observe quiet hours.
- If manure facilities are provided be sure to use them. If not, pack out or spread manure to facilitate decomposition.
- Build fires only where allowed. Most recreation areas have regulations regarding fires, fire wood gathering etc. Make sure your fire it out before you leave camp – never leave a fire or smoldering ashes unattended.
- Leave the campsite as you would like to find it when you arrive.
- Follow weed-seed-free-feed requirements where applicable.
- Don’t leave valuables in your car – lock all vehicle doors and trailer compartments. Rumors are circulating that riders have returned to their trailers to find abandoned horses loaded into them. You may consider padlocking your trailer door – just in case.