Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace on Squam Lakes

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Plan Ahead and Prepare

• Know the area and what to expect
• Select appropriate equipment
• Repackage food to reduce litter

 

Leave What You Find

• Minimize shoreline and campsite alteration
• Avoid damaging live plants and trees

 

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

• Camp only at designated SLA campsites
• Always stay on the trails
• Concentrate impact on durable surfaces

 

Respect Wildlife

• Enjoy wildlife at a distance - at least 150 feet
• Avoid sensitive habitat areas
• Leave your pets at home

 

Properly Dispose of Waste

• Pack It In, Pack It Out
• Toilets are provided at Moon & Bowman Islands & NEFFA
• Disperse soap and food residues at least 200 feet from the lake

 

Be Considerate of Other Visitors

• Let Nature's Sound Prevail
• Only land at public conservation areas
• Keep your group size small

 

Minimize Impact of Campfires

• Please use firewood provided.  (transported firewood can introduce exotic beetles or other damaging things)
• Never leave a campfire unattended
• Bring a campstove for cooking