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Before you go


Division of Forestry

Safety in state forests

General safety information

The most effective way to prevent mishaps is to adequately prepare for the trip. Knowledge of the area, weather, terrain, and limitations of your body, plus a little common sense, can help to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

You are responsible for your own safety. Watch for natural hazards when you are in the forest. If you hike off trails, or swim or dive in streams or lakes, you do so at your own risk.

Please, remember to be careful.

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