Hammock Use on IR

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Hammock Use on IR

Post by johnhens » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:16 am

From the NPS for those who want to use a hammock for camping:

Leave No Trace: Travel and camp on durable surfaces

Hammock use has been steadily increasing on the island but they can significantly impact the landscape or be dangerous if used incorrectly. The only place they can be used is in the already impacted tent campsite, if you can find durable trees. Going 10 or 15 feet further into the woods is expanding the boundary of the campground and is not allowed. Hammocks cannot be used anywhere at a shelter site. Please don't rely on hammocks for all of your camping needs.

Be kind to the island and do your best to minimize physical impact. A great way to do this is by staying on the trail and have fun getting muddy in those puddles!

We hope these reminders help you pack as opening day gets closer.

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