Overnight Camping

Rules

Overnight camping is allowed only by the Smith College community and their guests. Permission must be obtained by requesting a backcountry permit ideally seven days in advance. Email macleish@smith.edu for permission or information on visiting the site.

Camping is allowed in one of two designated camping areas only. The smaller campsite is limited to six to eight people. The one large group site can accommodate 12 to 15.

Fires are restricted to the two campsites within designated fire rings and the group fire circle south of the Chestnut orchard. Fires must be small and cooking sized (no large fires) and must be extinguished fully before going to sleep or leaving. Collect dead wood from the ground only—no cutting of live wood is allowed.

Leave No Trace Guidelines

No amount of regulation will preserve the backcountry unless each of us makes a personal effort to lessen our impact. Always plan your trip well enough in advance to be prepared for whatever you might encounter and learn to be a "no-trace" hiker.

Camping Permit Application

Permit Requestor

Name
Phone
Smith ID
Email address
Cell phone

Please describe your level of experience with "back-country" camping

Date to enter back country
Date to exit back country
Which campsite do you wish to use?

Campers

No fewer than three and no more than 15 people may be at a campsite. Please enter the names of all the people in your group.

Vehicles

Smith Van

Smith Van ID

Vehicle A

Make
Model
Color
Tag
Tag State

Vehicle B

Make
Model
Color
Tag
Tag State

Vehicle C

Make
Model
Color
Tag
Tag State

Please print this page before sending it to CEEDS so that you have a copy for your records.