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Park Etiquette

In order for everyone to have a pleasant experience, the visitors to the national parks are advised to respect nature and observe the following:

  • Do not throw away any trash.
  • Do not pick wild flowers/damage plants.
  • Do not feed wild animals.
  • No hunting or fishing.
  • No smoking while walking.
  • Bonfires / recreational fires are only permitted in designated areas.

  • Stay on the footpaths. Marsh plants are delicate; be careful and do not trample any vegetation.

  • Be careful of bears.

  • When hiking, be sure to take a map. Also be sure to select a hiking course that is appropriate for your physical strength and skill, and make thorough preparations in advance so that you can enjoy your hike safely.

  • There are no toilet facilities along some trails. Be sure to go to the toilet before entering the hiking course and consider using disposable toilet bags during your hike.

  • Within the national park there are volcanoes that have been assigned eruption warning levels. Be sure to obtain the latest information and prepare a mountain climbing plan.