Safety and guidelines

Rouge National Urban Park

Safety is everyone's responsibility. Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever activities you choose to participate in so you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit. For general information on outdoor safety, visit

Safety on land

Review information on hiking safety, road safety, hazardous plants, ticks and more.

Water safety

Learn about water safety and gears to prepare for any emergency before heading out onto the water.

Important bulletins

Find a list of warnings, closures, alerts and project updates for Rouge National Urban Park.

Wildlife safety

Be prepared with safety information on wildlife, including coyotes and black bears.

Visitor guidelines

Follow visitor guidelines and park rules when you visit Rouge National Urban Park. Learn about prohibited activities.

We rarely head out for an adventure with the expectation that something will go wrong, and most times everything will go right. But sometimes the unexpected happens.

Natural hazards are a part of the national park experience. You can reduce the impact of an unfortunate circumstance by being well informed and well prepared.

In case of emergency:

Dial 911. 

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