Hot Spot

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Hot Spot Week - Winona, MN

The Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is experiencing severe impacts from outdoor activities and is one of twenty  Leave No Trace Hot Spots in 2018.

Blue Lakes, Mt. Sneffels Wilderness Hot Spot Week - Ouray, CO

The Blue Lakes area in Mt Sneffels Wilderness are experiencing severe impacts from outdoor activities and is one of twenty Leave No Trace Hot Spots in 2018. 

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Hot Spot Week - Munising, MI

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is suffering from severe impacts of outdoor activities and is one of twenty 2018 Leave No Trace Hot Spots.

Superior Hiking Trail Hot Spot Week - Duluth, MN

The Bean and Bear Lakes Loop, part of the 300-mile Superior Hiking trail in Minnesota, is experiencing severe impacts from outdoor activities and is one of twenty Leave No Trace Hot Spots in 2018. 

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Hot Spot Week - Cochiti, NM

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is suffering from the severe impacts of outdoor activities and is one of twenty 2018 Leave No Trace Hot Spots.

Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge Hot Spot Week - Lloyd Harbor, NY

The Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge in New York is experiencing severe impacts from outdoor activities and is one of twenty Leave No Trace Hot Spots in 2018. 

Escalante Interagency Visitor Center Hot Spot Week - Escalante, UT

The Escalante Interagency Visitor Center in southern Utah serves visitors to lands within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NPS), the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument (BLM) and the Dixie National Forest. 

Lassen Volcanic National Park Hot Spot Week - Mineral, CA

Lassen Volcanic National Park is suffering from the severe impacts of outdoor activities and is one of twenty Leave No Trace Hot Spots in 2018.

America's Newest National Park

First State National Historical Park, DE: The Beaver Valley is home to lush foliage, wildlife, vast rolling hills, and some our country’s earliest history. This newly established national park offers endless recreational activities for all families to enjoy. Nominated and selected as a 2017 Leave No Trace Hot Spot, this local gem is in need of your help. “Every Monday morning we pick up about thirty bags of litter from the Smith Bridge Picnic Area.” – Ethan McKinley, Superintendent Located next to the waters of the Brandywine Creek, the Smith Bridge Picnic...

How Many Piles of Poop in a Mile?: The Forest Park Hot Spot

How Many Piles of Poop in a Mile? Forest Park Hot Spot, June 19-26, 2017 Portland, OR: “It’s a forest in my backyard.” One visitor told us this on a cool June morning during the Forest Park Hot Spot in Portland, Oregon. She wasn’t exaggerating. Forest Park is the largest urban park in the United States. Just steps away from sidewalks, paved roads and, yes, lots of backyards, Forest Park is 5,172 acres of northwest forest in the middle of Portland. (By comparison, Central Park in New York City is 843 acres.) With 80 miles of wooded trails and forest roads, it’s a haven for daily walkers,...

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