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The 7 Principles
The Seven Principles of "Leave No Trace" provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.


Affiliated Areas (24)

Aleutian World War II National Historic Area, Alaska

Owner: Ounalashka Corporation
P.O. Box 5198 CHRB
Unalaska, AK 99692
Phone: (907) 644-3472
Description: The visitor center for Aleutian World War II National Historic Area is located in Unalaska. It is owned and operated by the Ounalashka Corporation and affiliated to the National Park Service.
The Aleutian World War II Visitor Center is located at the Unalaska airport, within walking distance of both the cruise ship dock and the Grand Aleutian Hotel.

American Memorial Park, Saipan

American Memorial Park
2716 Airport Beach Road
Saipan, MP 96950
Phone: (670) 234-7207 x2002
Description: American Memorial Park on the island of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, was created as a living memorial honoring the sacrifices made during the Marianas Campaign of World War II.

Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, Pennsylvania

143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 965-2305
Description: The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, a 20’ statue of Ben Franklin, resides within the Franklin Institute. Sculpted by James Earle Fraser from 1906 to 1911, the statue of our former statesman, writer, and inventor weighs an impressive 30 tons and is seated on a 92-ton pedestal of white Seravezza marble. Dedicated in 1938 and designated a national memorial in 1972, it serves as the focal point of the Memorial Hall,

Chicago Portage National Historic Site, Illinois

4800 S. Harlem Ave
Lyons, IL 60534
Phone: n/a
Description: The site, which was designated January 3, 1952 as an "affiliated area" of the National Park Service, is owned and administered by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. Visitor access is via Harlem Avenue, just north of Interstate 55. The site contains the parking area, a memorial statue, interpretive signs, and trails. Activities here are hiking and canoeing, and the Friends of the Chicago Portage sponsors guided walks.

Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Nebraska

9822 County Rd 75
Bayard, NE 69334
Phone: (308) 586-2581
Description: Chimney Rock is a natural geologic formation, a remnant of the erosion of the bluffs at the edge of the North Platte Valley. A slender spire rises 325 feet from a conical base. The imposing formation, composed of layers of volcanic ash and brule clay dating back to the Oligocene Age (34 million to 23 million years ago), towers 480 feet above the North Platte River Valley.

Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site, Ohio

Metroparks of the Toledo Area
5100 W. Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43615
Phone: (419) 407-9700
Description: The Battle of Fallen Timbers was the culminating event that demonstrated the tenacity of the American people in their quest for western expansion and the struggle for dominance in the Old Northwest Territory. The events resulted in the dispossession of American Indian tribes and a loss of colonial territory for the British military and settlers.

Father Marquette National Memorial, Michigan

720 Church Street
St Ignace, MI 49781
Phone: (906) 643-8620
Description: On a rise overlooking the Straits of Mackinac, the Father Marquette National Memorial tells the story of that 17th-century missionary-explorer and the meeting of French and Native American cultures deep in the North American wilderness.

Gloria Dei ('Old Swedes') Church National Historic Site, Pennsylvania

c/o Independence National Historical Park
143 S Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 389-1513
Description: Before Pennsylvania there was New Sweden. Discover this last historic link to a forgotten past. Visit the church's pastoral surroundings and its burial ground of patriots and ordinary citizens alike.

Green Springs National Historic Landmark District, Virginia

Green Springs National Historic Landmark District is privately owned, includes no public facilities, but is visible from public highways.
It sits astride Route 15 in Louisa County, Virginia.
Louisa, VA 23093
Phone: (540) 693-3200
Description: Green Springs National Historic Landmark District in Virginia’s Piedmont encompasses over 14,000 acres. Its farmsteads offer a continuum of rural vernacular architecture in original context with minimal alteration. Landscapes and buildings, many predating the Civil War and connected to one another visually and through family relationships of early occupants, are today preserved through easements.

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, South Carolina

222 Broad St
Camden, SC 29020
Phone: (803) 432-9841
Description: Historic Camden is excited to announce that we have recently assumed ownership of 476 acres of the Battlefield of Camden. The Battlefield is hallowed ground for the hundreds of men who died in this significant battle that took place August 16, 1780

Ice Age National Scientific Reserve, Wisconsin

700 Rayovac Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Phone: (608) 441-5610
Description: The Ice Age Trail began with the idea of an Ice Age Glacier National Forest Park to be established along the entire length of the moraines marking the edge of the last glacier in Wisconsin. This original concept eventually led to the creation of the nine unit Ice Age National Scientific Reserve

International Peace Garden, North Dakota and Canada

10939 Highway 281
Dunseith, ND 58329
Phone: (701) 263-4390
Description: Inspired by the vision of Henry J. Moore, the concept of an International Peace Garden at the heart of this continent was nurtured into life at the International Gardeners’ Association Annual meeting in 1929. By 1932 vision had turned into plans that included location and first sketches of a garden that would tell the story of peace between two great countries.

Inupiat Heritage Center, Alaska

5421 North Star Street
City of Utqiaġvik, formerly known as Barrow
Barrow, AK 99723
Phone: (907) 852-0422
Description: On the rooftop of the world, the Iñupiat Heritage Center in Barrow, Alaska, tells the story of the Iñupiat people. They have thrived for thousands of years in one of the harshest climates on Earth, hunting the bowhead, or "Agviq." In the 19th century, these lonely seas swarmed with commercial whalemen from New England, who also sought the bowhead for its valuable baleen and blubber.

Jamestown National Historic Site, Virginia

1368 Colonial Parkway
Jamestown, VA 23081
Phone: (757) 856-1200
Description: Walk in the steps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas where a successful English colonization of North America began. Despite early struggles to survive, the 1607 settlement evolved into a prosperous colony. As the colony expanded, the Virginia Indians were pushed out of their homeland. In 1619, the arrival of Africans was recorded, marking the origin of slavery in English North America.

Kate Mullany National Historic Site, New York

50 8th St
Troy, NY 12179
Phone: (518) 331-4474
Description: The Kate Mullany House was declared a National Historic Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior in 1998 and designated an affiliated unit with in the National Historic Site Congress on 2005. It is located at 350 8th St. in Troy, NY. It is the home of the American Labor Studies Center.

Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site, New York

103 Orchard Street
NYC, NY 10002
Phone: (877) 975-3786
Description: The heart of the museum is a historic tenement, home to an estimated 7,000 people from over 20 nations between 1863 and 1935. The tenement’s cramped living spaces, the lives of past residents and the history of the Lower East Side, contribute to its representation of the immigrant experience. Throughout the year, programs such as walking tours and readings are offered.

Natural Bridge State Park, Virginia

6477 S Lee Hwy
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Phone: (540) 291-1326
Description: Rugged state park known for its 215-ft. bridge-shaped gorge, karst landscape, valley & forest.

Oklahoma City National Memorial, Oklahoma

301 NW 6th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: (405) 609-8859
Description: The outdoor symbolic memorial is a place of quiet reflection, honoring victims, survivors, rescuers, and all who were changed forever on April 19, 1995. It encompasses the now sacred soil where the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building once stood, capturing and preserving forever the place and events that changed the world.

Pinelands National Reserve, New Jersey

New Jersey Pinelands Commission
15 Springfield Road
New Lisbon, NJ 08064
Phone: (609) 894-7300
Description: This is truly a special place. It's classified as a United States Biosphere Reserve and in 1978 was established by Congress as the country’s first National Reserve. It includes portions of seven southern New Jersey counties, and encompasses over one-million acres of farms, forests and wetlands. It contains 56 communities, from hamlets to suburbs, with over 700,000 permanent residents.

Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial, Virginia

1250 Red Hill Rd
Brookneal, VA 24528
Phone: (800) 514-7463
Description: Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial, in Charlotte County, Virginia near the Town of Brookneal, honors Patrick Henry, the fiery legislator and orator of the American Revolution. Henry bought Red Hill Plantation at his retirement in 1794 and occupied it until 1799, the year of his death.

Thomas Cole National Historic Site, New York

218 Spring Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 943-7465
Description: In 1825, America was still a new nation, just forming its own unique identity and traditions. Thomas Cole invented a new style of art, one that Americans could call their own. His landscape paintings launched the art movement known as the Hudson River School.

Touro Synagogue National Historic Site, Rhode Island

85 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: (401) 847-4794
Description: Touro Synagogue, a building of exquisite beauty and design, steeped in history and ideals, and one of the most historically significant Jewish buildings in America, was designated a National Historic Site in 1946. Dedicated in 1763, it still serves an active congregation and each year greets over 30,000 visitors who come to see the magnificent interior and hear its remarkable story.

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Washington

719 S King St
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 623-5124
Description: The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is a history museum of the culture, art and history of Asian Pacific Americans located in Seattle, Washington's Chinatown-International District, founded in 1967.

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