1501:41-9-03 Camping administration.

(A) Any person camping in any designated camp area shall have his campsite registered with the division.

(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) No person shall camp in any designated primitive, family, group or horseman's camping area during the summer season for a period of time longer than fourteen days in a thirty day period. In the designated primitive, family, group or horseman's 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"rent-a-camp" site for a period of time longer than fourteen days within a thirty day period. No person shall camp in any designated primitive, family, group or horseman's 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; or

(2) One bus, travel trailer, house vehicle, motor home, station wagon, motorcycle, car, truck, van, or pickup camper (none of these vehicles may be more than thirty-five feet in length) in combination with a tent or tents as limited in paragraph (I) (1) of this rule.

One motor vehicle, in addition to one of the vehicles described in paragraph (I)(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 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 the area 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: 03/01/2006
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/29/2005 and 03/01/2011
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