Providing visitor information
The information is part of the range of signs that are needed for visitor management. While the information board may not be visited and read until after parking the car, its location and use as a key orientation and visitor management feature can be so important that it is worth considering first. Additional information such as site or landscape history, interpretation of special scenic attractions or wildlife and natural history are secondary at this point. The manager may also be interested in conveying certain information to visitors, such as rules and regulations, safety information, advice on footwear, equipment, registration before proceeding on trails into back country, any permits required for certain activities such as fishing, or warnings about locking cars and leaving valuables out of sight. The routed information can be left natural, or can be infilled with paint of different colours.