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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 public comment period for the draft BMPs is now closed, and the Department is developing a final guidance document. If you have questions about the planning process, please contact us at

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)