How to camp responsibly in wilderness
Don’t camp too close to alpine lakes. You can’t see the tent in the photo of Russet Lake but there is one tent above the lake on a rocky spot. We realize that people like camping close to lakes and water sources but you don’t have to be right beside them. The vegetation beside lakes is very fragile – please try to protect it by not creating new trails and tent trampled areas.
If you see a campsite where there is a fire-ring in an alpine areas please move the rocks away from the campsite and hide them on top or below other rocks to discourage people from creating fires with the limited wood in alpine areas.
Please try to camp where there is an outhouse to avoid leaving human waste in multiple places.
Check out the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.
Before you add the campground, the associated trail must in our system. After you add the backcountry campground report the following options are available: