Chapter 1501:41-9 Camping

1501:41-9-01 Camping permitted in designated areas.

No person shall camp in an area administered by the Division except where designated areas have been set aside for the purpose of camping, and unless such person possesses a current and valid camping permit.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/16/2014 and 07/16/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.01
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/75

1501:41-9-02 Use of campground facilities; permit required.

No person shall walk into or drive any vehicle into or through any controlled camp area of the division for the purpose of utilizing ramps, beaches, or other camp facilities, except such persons who are holders of a valid camping permit or a visitor's pass; nor shall any person use any facilities in acampground that are specifically provided for the use of the holders of the appropriate camping permit or a visitor's pass.

Effective: 12/15/2014
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/29/2014 and 12/15/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/75, 10/18/82

1501:41-9-03 Camping administration.

(A) Any person camping in any designated camp area shall have that person's campsite registered with the division. Any person entering and camping on a campsite prior to six a.m. shall pay the fee listed in rule 1501:41-3-11 of the Administrative Code for the preceding day in addition to paying fees required for the date of entering and subsequent days of stay.

(B) Display of the issued camping permit shall be made in a conspicuous location upon the tent or trailer or other location on the site designated by the area manager and so posted in the camp check station office, except when numbered site posts are provided, in which case, the permit shall be affixed thereto.

(C) Except as noted in paragraph D, no person shall camp in any designated camping area for a period of time longer than fourteen days in a thirty day period. In the designated camp areas that historically do not have one hundred percent occupancy, the area manager may extend the maximum length of stay for all campers up to thirty days within a forty-five day period. Such extension is to be posted in accordance with rule 1501:41-3-01 of the Administrative Code by the manager. No person shall camp in a "get away rental" site for a period of time longer than fourteen days within a thirty day period. No person shall camp in any designated camping area during the winter season for a period of time longer than thirty days in a forty-five day period.

(D) On campsites the chief has designated as "seasonal sites" persons may rent and occupy the site for the entire season or any part thereof.

(E) Request for camping permit renewals, or for change of campsite locations, must be made prior to a time determined by the area manager and so posted. Such time shall not be before nine a.m. nor later than five p.m. daily.

(F) No person shall hook up a water supply line to any plumbing outlet in a campground unless the outlet has an approved anti siphon valve except with the area manager's approval.

(G) A campsite shall not be occupied by more than six persons. In the case of a family with several children, the area manager may make exceptions to this limit.

(H) A campsite shall not contain more than:

(1) One tent or tents having a separate or combined maximum floor space greater than two hundred square feet; and

(2) One bus, travel trailer, house vehicle, motor home, station wagon, motorcycle, car, truck, van, or pickup camper.

One motor vehicle, in addition to one of the vehicles described in paragraph ( H)(2) of this rule, may be parked on the site parking pad for daily transportation use, except that no more than three motorcycles may be parked on the site parking pad in lieu of other vehicles. In those campsites that can accommodate additional vehicles as determined by the area manager, additional vehicles may be parked at the site. The number of additional vehicles shall be determined by the area manager and posted in accordance with rule 1501:41-3-01 of the Administrative Code. This paragraph shall not apply to a group camp site.

(I) Reservations for an organized group camping in organized camp areas and primitive areas are required and must be made prior to the first day desired for use.

(J) Camp area visiting hours are from six a.m. to ten p.m. daily. The visiting hours may be extended by the area manager up to eleven p.m. daily. Such extension is to be posted in accordance with rule 1501:41-3-01 of the Administrative Code by the area manager. Visitors to controlled camp area must obtain a visitor permit. Visitors desiring to investigate the area prior to camping must obtain this same permit. Upon departure the visitor must return said pass permit.

(K) Maximum number of persons camping at a "rent-a-camp" site shall be four adults or two adults and four juveniles.

(L) Every person who camps in a horseman's camping area shall register his camping unit and every horse brought into such area.

(M) For the purposes of this rule "area manager" is the person designated by the chief to manage a state park area.

(N) No person shall violate any of the above provisions.

Effective: 12/15/2014
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/29/2014 and 12/15/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/75, 5/16/82, 3/18/88, 3/1/93, 2/27/94, 3/1/96, 3/1/97, 5/17/00, 3/1/06

1501:41-9-04 Removal of personal property on expiration of rental period.

(A) A person renting a campsite, getaway rental, cottage, or overnight group facility shall remove his personal property from the campsite, getaway rental, cottage, or overnight group facility prior to a time as determined by the park manager and so posted at the park office on the date his rental period expires. Persons failing to comply with this rule may be charged the prevailing fee for that facility for one additional night. Nothing contained herein shall nullify any penalty which may attach to a violation of this rule.

(B) Personal property remaining on a campsite, getaway rental, cottage, or overnight group facility after the expiration of the rental period may be removed and stored by the division. The owner may reclaim said property upon payment of a storage fee not to exceed one dollar per day plus the actual cost incurred in the removal of such property. At the end of fourteen days, said property shall be disposed of in accordance with rule 1501:41-3-17 of the Administrative Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/16/2014 and 07/16/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/75, 8/2/83, 3/1/93, 3/1/06

1501:41-9-05 Juvenile use of overnight facilities restricted.

No person who is a juvenile shall camp in, or stay in a cabin or lodge facility in any area under the administration of the Division except:

(A) when accompanying a parent or guardian; or

(B) when juvenile furnishes to the Area Manager the written consent of and full name and residence of parent or guardian. The telephone number at which the parent or guardian may be reached at all times shall be supplied for purposes of emergency medical information. Such written consent shall contain the inclusive dates and park location applicable; or

(C) when a juvenile is part of a youth group occupying an area administered by the Division overnight and which group is supervised by at least one adult for each ten juveniles.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/16/2014 and 07/16/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.01
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/75

1501:41-9-06 Area noise.

No person shall play a radio or other electronically amplified device, or musical instrument or operate a motorized generator in any way that disturbs the quiet of other persons nor disturb the peace and quiet of other persons in any manner in any area administered by the division.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/16/2014 and 07/16/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/75, 7/1/80, 10/1/98

1501:41-9-07 Trailer plumbing requirements.

No person shall operate or bring into any camping area, any vehicle used for camping, and having plumbing fixtures with provision for outside drainage, which does not include

suitable, non-spilling holding tank which will not overflow and being connected with leak-proof couplings to a drain(s) that is controllable and will not allow any contents to be drained except into suitable park drainage facilities. It shall be permissible for drain(s) from the sink, wash basin, and shower to be drained into a suitable external holding device of a capacity of at least five gallons provided such device is not spilled, overflowed, or drained onto a campsite Any waste water disposed of at a state park shall be disposed of in an approved and marked park facility..

Effective: 12/15/2014
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/29/2014 and 12/15/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/75, 7/1/80

1501:41-9-08 Subleasing of campsite, cabin, lodge room, prohibited.

No person shall sublease, transfer, or assign his campsite, cabin, or lodge room to another person.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/16/2014 and 07/16/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.01
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/75

1501:41-9-09 Use of backpack trails.

The following rules and regulations shall apply to all backpack trails located on lands administered by the division in addition to all other rules specified herein:

(1) All campers must register with the area manager. In the event the area manager or his agent connot be located, self-registration is required at the trailhead.

(2) All litter and trash must be packed out.

(3) No person shall utilize any backpack trail administered by the division when said trail is not designated as being open for use.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/16/2014 and 07/16/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/80

1501:41-9-10 Camping area zones permitting pets.

In accordance with rule 1501:41-3-07 of the Administrative Code, domestic dogs and cats are only permitted in camping areas designated by the chief of the division as a camping area zone permitting pets and then only in accordance with this rule . Service Animals are not considered domestic pets for the purposes of this rule:

(A) No person who is the handler or owner of a domestic dog or cat shall fail to clean up and place in a rubbish receptacle any excrement left by their pet in the camping area.

(B) No person shall wash any domestic dog or cat at a water fountain, water pump, lake, or pool.

(C) No person shall bring any domestic dog or cat into any enclosed camping area structure or onto any camp beach.

(D) No person shall bring a domestic dog or cat into the camping area unless she/he has proof of current rabies inoculation for the animal and a collar or tag bearing owner's name and address is attached to the animal.

(E) A domestic dog or cat may be staked on the owner's or handler's rented campsite. The animal must be staked in such a manner that it does not infringe on a neighboring campsite or interfere with or menace passersby.

(F) No person shall leave a domestic dog or cat unattended.

(G) The number of pets permitted at each camping site is limited to two.

Effective: 12/15/2014
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/29/2014 and 12/15/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01 , 1541.03 , 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 3/16/81, 5/16/82