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Draft Primitive Tent Site Best Management Practices

These best management practices (BMPs) address roadside camping as it pertains to walk‐in sites, and walk‐in sites with a single‐lane parking area. These BMP's also address large groups at primitive tent sites, camping permits, primitive tent site size limits, improvements, and regulation changes. These BMPs also provide a series of tables outlining the Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) standards for management of primitive tent sites. Additionally, this guidance provides the accessibility standards that apply to primitive tent sites.

Public Comment Opportunity

The Department and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) are holding a joint comment period on the draft BMPs and their conformance to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP). Comments will be accepted until January 22, 2018, and can be sent to:

McCrea Burnham
Division of Lands and Forests
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-4254
adirondackpark@dec.ny.gov

Download the Draft Best Management Practices

Draft Best Management Practices for Design and Layout of Primitive Tent Sites in the Adirondack Forest Preserve - PDF (300 KB)