When visiting a Dallas County Open Space
- HAVE FUN.
- BE COURTEOUS to everyone and everything at all times.
- BE AWARE of your surroundings and the weather.
- REMEMBER YOU ARE THE VISITOR. The plants and animals are where they belong.
- HIKE WITH AT LEAST ONE OTHER PERSON.
- BE MINDFUL OF SNAKES AND POISONOUS PLANTS.
- BRING PLENTY OF WATER.
- STAY ON OBVIOUS OR MARKED PATHS AND TRAILS. Do not cut through the woods.
- TAKE PLENTY OF PHOTOS, BUT DO NOT TAKE THE PLANTS OR ANIMALS WITH YOU.
- LEAVE THE ANIMALS ALONE. They make look cute, but they are wild.
- DON’T STOP AND STAND IN THE MIDDLE OF A TRAIL. If you need to pause or stop to rest, please step-off to the right of the trail.
- DON’T MAKE U-TURNS. If you need to turn-around, step-off to the right of the trail, wait for an opening, and then safely cross the trail and travel in the opposite direction.
- WALK NO MORE THAN TWO-ACROSS and be sure to either move further to the right edge of the trail or to walk single-file when someone attempts to pass on the left or when encountering on-coming traffic.
- PICK-UP AFTER YOUR DOG.
- USE TRASH RECEPTACLES. If none are available, please take your trash with you!
- BE SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE. Alcohol, boats, canoes, weapons, hunting, and fireworks are not permitted. On-site cooking is only permitted when outdoor grills are present.
- FOLLOW ALL POSTED RULES OR LAWS.