SITE PLANNING

Visitors to national forests and related

facilities need a clear idea of where they are

heading, where to park, and where to enter their

destination. Carefully design this sequence of

arrival from the time a visitor nears a national

forest or enters a town seeking a Forest Service

office. This experience begins with signage. A well-designed

entry portal is the first opportunity for orientation.† From there the visitor proceeds sequentially to campgrounds,

interpretive stops, visitor centers, offices, and

other attractions.

 

Figure of The Sequential Entry Experience-

View to destination from Main road,

Approach signage and entry portal

Access road of varying alignment to

View the destination,

Drop-off at Interpretive center,

Screened parking lot with a varied alignment

 

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