Chapter 1501:41-2 Fees

1501:41-2-01 Collection of fees.

The chief of the division or his authorized agent shall collect fees or rent from every person prior to allowing use of any facility operated or maintained on the lands or waters under the administration of the division when such rent or fee is provided for by these rules. The provisions of this rule requiring payment prior to use of the facility may be waived by the chief of the division.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/01/2015 and 09/01/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.03, 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/75, 3/16/81, 7/1/83

1501:41-2-02 Use of facilities fees.

No person shall, on any of the lands or waters under the administration of the division, use or occupy facilities or equipment privileges for the use or occupation of which a fee or other charge has been established unless he has first paid such fee or charge. At the discretion of the chief this rule may be waived for state officers and employees or persons on official business of the division, for state promotional purposes or for division programs.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/01/2015 and 09/01/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.03
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/75, 3/16/81, 3/1/93

1501:41-2-03 Heavy equipment fees.

(A) Upon a finding that it will be for the best interests of the division, the chief may make available for dredging programs on state waters, or along the Muskingum river certain heavy equipment owned by the state of Ohio and utilized by the division in maintenance of the rivers, lakes, and lake channels, and qualified operators of such equipment who are employed by or are agents of the division. The fees charged for this service shall be as follows:

Equipment

Fee

Suction dredge

$ 5.00 per cubic yard (1,000 yards minimum)

3/4 yd. bucket dredge and smaller

$ 100.00 per hour (4 hour minimum)

All bucket dredges larger than 3/4 yd

$ 125.00 per hour (4 hour minimum)

Barge 19 ft x 48 ft and smaller

$ 50.00 per hour (2 hour minimum)

All barges larger than 19 ft x 48 ft up to 26 x 48 ft.

$ 75.00 per hour (2 hour minimum)

Barges larger than 26 ft x 48 ft.

$ 100.00 per hour (2 hour minimum)

(B) These fees do not include cost of fuel and operator. Costs incurred in fuel and operator are to be paid by the lessee. No person shall operate equipment listed in this rule unless that person is a qualified operator and an employee or agent of the division.

(C) These fees do not include the costs of moving equipment. Costs incurred for transporting equipment to and from the dredging site are to be paid by the lessee.

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, 7/1/83, 1/1/88, 3/1/93

1501:41-2-04 Private channel fee.

The fee for the utilization of the waters of the state administered by the division and for authorization to cut through containments on state lands for the purpose of filling channels provided for in rule 1501:41-3-29 of the Administrative Code shall be thirty cents per square foot of surface water.

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, 7/1/01

1501:41-2-07 Concession operated public service facilities fees.

(A) At those public service facilities operated by the division or operated under authority of section 1501.09 of the Revised Code by a concessionaire, the rental rates, fees and all other charges made by the operator to the public for goods or services shall be priced similar to and in conformance to the common rates charged by other similar outlets for such goods or services or as approved by the director or chief of the division pursuant to the terms and conditions of the concessionaire's lease or contract.

(B) In the event the division is required to take over and operate any public service facility which has been operated by a concessionaire, the division shall collect the same rental rate, fee or other charges as the concessionaire.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/29/2010 and 01/25/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/75, 5/15/78

1501:41-2-08 Vessel mooring fees.

The chief may determine the fees to be charged for the use of any structure, facility, or apparatus that is on, over, or adjacent to any lands or waters under the management authority of the division of parks and recreation, whether constructed and maintained by the state or constructed and maintained by private interests. Fees charged for the mooring of a vessel may be based upon any of the following factors; type of moorage, park, season, location, impact on state property, or level of occupancy.

No person shall place, construct, assemble, or develop any dock, moorage, or other private structure without first complying with the provisions of rule 1501:41-12-12 of the Administrative Code.

(A) As used in this rule:

(1) "Private moorage" means any apparatus designed or utilized for securing vessels that conforms to one of the following descriptions:

(a) A device or structure that is situated, constructed, or anchored to privately owned lands and extends over, on, or into any adjacent waters under the management authority of the division of parks and recreation which is not maintained by the state.

(b) A device or structure that has been fabricated, placed, or erected by a private interest, is not maintained by the state, and is situated, constructed, or anchored to lands or occupying waters under the management authority of the division of parks and recreation.

(2) "Dock" means a floating or rigidly supported, platform-like structure that extends from the shoreline over or into the water, used to secure and provide access to one or more vessels.

(a) "State dock" means a dock constructed and maintained by the division.

(b) "Private dock" means a dock not constructed or maintained by the division.

(3) "Slip" means a section or partitioned portion of a dock consisting of an area sufficient to accommodate a single vessel.

(4) "State tie-up" means a stake or post anchored in an area specifically designated for the moorage of vessels that is provided and maintained by the division as an alternative to a traditional dock.

(5) "Offshore moorage" means a large, typically round or ball-shaped buoy, that is securely anchored and equipped with one or more rings provided for the purpose of tying off an anchor line or cable in order to moor a vessel at a distance from the shore where vessels with a deep draft may be more easily accommodated.

(a) "State offshore moorage" means an offshore moorage placed, anchored, and maintained by the division.

(b) "Private offshore moorage" means an offshore moorage that is not owned or maintained by the division.

(6) "Guest dock" means an area of a state dock, sufficient to accommodate one vessel, that is designated as available for temporary moorage.

(7) "Other private structure" means any dock, building, other contrivance, or similar existing and heretofore approved structure located on, over, or adjacent to specific state park lands or waters determined to be suitable for such use by the chief, that is not used or intended to be used for the securing of vessels. "Other private structure" does not include any building, structure, or facility used or intended to be used as a temporary or permanent dwelling.

(B) Any person who places, utilizes, or maintains a private dock, or private moorage shall first apply for an annual permit on a form prescribed by the chief. The chief may approve or deny any annual use permit and shall determine the annual fee based upon any of the following factors; the location, the park, the number of moorage devices or structures, the total number of vessels to be moored, and the size of the moorage or other structure, provided that the annual fee does not exceed the following rates:

Annual rates for private moorages, private docks, slips, vessels, and other private structures:

Any private moorage situated or anchored to private lands

$ 90.00 per year for each private dock, slip, or other private moorage accommodating a single vessel; and $ 75.00 per year for each additional slip or vessel

Any private moorage situated or anchored to state lands

$ 120.00 per year for each private dock, slip, or other private moorage accommodating a single vessel; and $ 95.00 per year for each additional slip or vessel

Annual rates for private moorages at Pymatuning state park:

Each private dock other private moorage, accommodating a single vessel

$ 195.00 per year; and $ 110.00 per year for each additional slip or vessel

Each private offshore moorage or single vessel

$ 110.00 per year

(C) At lake Milton state park, the annual fee for any other private structure shall be one dollar per square foot.

(D) Any person who subleases a private dock, slip, or other private mooring at lake Milton state park or Guilford lake state park shall first apply to the park manager for a permit on a form prescribed by the chief. The fee for a sublease permit shall not exceed two hundred eighty dollars per moorage per year.

(E) To moor a privately owned vessel at a state dock, state tie-up, or state offshore moorage, an application for an annual permit shall be submitted to the division on a form prescribed by the chief. The chief may determine the permit fee based upon any of the following factors; the location, the park, the season, associated facilities, available amenities, and the size or type of vessel to be moored, provided that the fees shall not exceed the following rates:

Annual rates for state provided moorage:

State dock

$ 58.00 per linear foot of dock space

State tie-up

$ 120.00 per vessel

State offshore moorage

$ 415.00 per moorage

(F) The chief or the chief's authorized agent may issue a permit for the use of a guest dock. The chief may determine the fee for a guest dock permit based upon the time of day, duration of rental period, location, the park, the season, associated facilities, available amenities, and the size or type of vessel to be moored, provided that the fees shall not exceed the following rates:

Guest dock rates:

Single day rate for any period of time between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

$ 38.00 per vessel

Single night rate for any period of time between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.

$ 40.00 per vessel

Full day rate for a 24 hour period

$ 78.00 per vessel

(G) The chief or the chief's authorized agent may issue a permit for the use of an available state dock during duck hunting season as prescribed in rule 1501:31-7-06 of the Administrative Code. The fee for a duck hunting season permit shall not exceed sixty-five dollars per vessel for the duration of the duck hunting season.

(H) At Buckeye lake state park, any moorage that is owned or maintained by a political subdivision of the state may be exempt from paying the fees specified in this rule, provided that the moorage is used exclusively for mooring of visitor vessels at no charge for a period not to exceed four hours.

Replaces: 1501:41-2-08

Effective: 3/26/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/26/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.01
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/77, 5/15/78, 7/1/80, 3/16/81, 5/16/82, 8/2/83, 6/12/86, 3/18/88, 1/28/89, 4/10/90, 2/18/92, 3/1/93, 2/27/94, 3/1/95, 3/1/96, 3/1/97, 3/1/98, 10/1/98, 5/1/00, 7/1/01, 4/11/02, 10/1/03, 4/1/04, 3/1/05, 3/1/06, 11/7/2008, 6/11/10, 12/15/14

1501:41-2-09 Dry moorage and dry rack fees.[Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 11-07-08

1501:41-2-11 Camping fees.

(A) As used in this rule:

(1) "Primitive site" means a site in a designated camping area where limited amenities are provided which are generally lacking on-site potable water or solid waste disposal facilities.

(2) "Family camping area" means a licensed campground where various amenities are provided and maximum site occupancy is limited to six individuals.

(3) "Horse camping area" means a designated camping area where horses are permitted on the site.

(B) The chief may determine the fees to be charged for overnight camping on any state-operated camp site based upon any of the following factors; park, season, location, on-site amenities, or level of occupancy. Such fees for the use of any site within a designated campground shall be available upon request from the chief of the division of parks and recreation or may be viewed at any time on the Ohio department of natural resources website and shall not exceed the following maximum rates:

Camping area site rates:

Primitive site

no charge

Family camping area site

$ 40.00 per night

Horse camping area site

$ 28.00 per night

Any person entering and camping on a site prior to six a.m. shall pay the appropriate fee, as established pursuant to the provisions set forth in this rule, for the prior night in addition to any additional fees for continued occupation of the site for subsequent nights.

At the family camping areas within South Bass island state park and Middle Bass island state park, the fees specified in this rule shall permit up to two adults plus children. Additional adults may camp on the site for a fee of five dollars per adult per night provided that the additional individuals do not exceed the total maximum occupancy of not more than six individuals per site.

(C) Fees established in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (B) of this rule may be reduced or waived as follows:

(1) Fees for use of the horse camping area may be reduced or waived at the discretion of the park manager for persons performing service projects that directly benefit the park.

(2) The chief of the division may reduce or waive any camping fee for promotional purposes or events.

Replaces: 1501:41-2-11

Effective: 3/26/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/26/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/77, 3/24/81, 5/16/82, 10/18/82, 11/1/83, 6/6/86, 6/12/87, 3/18/88, 1/28/89, 4/10/90, 2/18/92, 3/1/93, 4/1/94, 3/1/95, 3/1/96, 7/1/96, 4/11/97, 4/1/98, 5/17/00, 7/1/01, 4/11/02, 6/9/03, 4/1/04, 4/1/05, 3/23/06, 11/7/2008, 6/11/10, 12/15/2014

1501:41-2-13 Rent-a-camp fees. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 4-1-04

1501:41-2-14 Group camping area and facility rental fees.

The chief may determine the fees to be charged for the use of any group camping area or facility rental based upon type of facility, park, season, location, amenities, or level of occupancy. Fees charged for the use of a state operated designated group camping area may be determined as a single rate for the use of the designated group camping area or determined based on number of persons utilizing the designated group camping area.

(A) Fees for the use of any facility rental or group camping area shall be available upon request from the chief of the division of parks and recreation or may be viewed at any time on the Ohio department of natural resources website and shall not exceed the following maximum rates:

Day use facility rental rates:

Meeting room

$ 150.00 per day

Day use - group lodge

$ 170.00 per day

Shelter house or gazebo

$ 300.00 per day

Amphitheater

$ 50.00 per day

Canopy or tent

$ 75.00 per day

Horse arena

$ 50.00 per day

Malabar Farm Big House

$ 400.00 per hour

Other facility not specified above

$ 400.00 per day

Overnight group facility rates:

Residence camp

$ 425.00 per night

Seasonal site

$ 33.00 per night

Shelter camp

$ 50.00 per night for up to twelve persons plus $ 2.00 per night for each additional person

Designated group camping area rates:

Where the fee is charged per group camping area

$ 150.00 per night

Where the fee is charged per person

$ 5.00 per adult per night and $ 2.00 per youth under the age of eighteen per night

(1) At the chief's discretion, all or any portion of the fees prescribed for group camping areas or facility rentals may be waived for program participants during division sponsored programs or events.

(2) At the park manager's discretion, all or any portion of the fees prescribed for group camping areas may be waived for groups performing service projects that directly benefit the park.

(B) Reservation fees: A non-refundable ten dollar deposit shall be required at the time of reservation for group camping areas and facilities at Kelleys island state park and South Bass island state park. The deposit shall be applied to the required fees at the time of occupancy.

Replaces: 1501:41-2-14

Effective: 3/26/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/26/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/77, 3/24/81, 5/16/82, 10/18/82, 11/1/83, 10/16/86, 1/1/88, 3/18/88, 4/10/90, 2/25/92, 3/1/93, 4/1/94, 3/1/95, 4/1/96, 3/1/97, 4/1/98, 5/17/00, 7/1/01, 4/11/02, 4/1/04, 4/1/05, 3/1/06, 11/7/2008, 6/11/10, 12/15/2014

1501:41-2-15 Sleeping cabin fees (division operated). [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 4-1-04

1501:41-2-16 Cabin rental fees.

The chief may determine the fees to be charged for the rental of any state operated cabin based upon any of the following factors; park, type of cabin, amenities, season, location, or level of occupancy.

The chief may designate specific cabins to be "pet permissible" in order to allow park guests to bring up to two dogs which may stay in the cabin for the duration of the rental period.

(A) Fees for the rental of any state operated cabin shall be available upon request from the chief of the division of parks and recreation or may be viewed at any time on the Ohio department of natural resources website and shall not exceed the following maximum rates:

Cabin rental rates:

Cabin

$ 150.00 per night

Group cabin

$ 350.00 per night

(B) At the chief's discretion, all or any portion of the fees prescribed for cabin rentals may be waived for promotional purposes or for program participants during division sponsored projects, programs, or events.

Replaces: 1501:41-2-16

Effective: 3/26/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/26/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/76, 5/15/78, 7/24/80, 4/1/81, 5/1/81, 5/16/82, 10/18/82, 11/1/83, 1/1/88, 2/18/92, 3/1/93, 2/27/94, 9/1/94, 3/1/95, 3/1/96, 3/1/97, 3/1/98, 5/17/00, 7/1/01, 4/11/02, 6/9/03, 4/1/04, 4/1/05, 3/23/06, 11/7/08, 2/1/12

1501:41-2-18 Hocking Hills lodge and pool fee.

(A) Swimming pool fee.

The fee for swimming at the Hocking Hills dining lodge swimming pool is:

Adults daily passes $ 3.50 per day

Youths daily passes $ 3.00 per day

Adult season pass $ 75.00 per season

Youth season pass $ 50.00 per season

Group season pass $ 225.00 per season

For the purposes of this rule, "Youths" are defined as persons ages four through fifteen. No fee will be charged for children ages three or younger nor to registered cabin guests during normal pool hours. A season pass is valid Memorial Day through Labor Day. For the purposes of this rule, "group" is defined as up to six persons. Lost of stolen cards can be replaced for a fee of $ 5.00. The half season pass fees shall be fifty percent of the season fees listed in this rule. For the purposes of this rule, "half season" is defined as the period from July 15 through Labor Day.

(B) Lodge meeting room fee.

The fee for meeting room rentals at Hocking Hills dining lodge is:

For one meeting room, $ 30.00 per day.

No fee will be charged if the rental is for a banquet arranged through the lodge concessionaire.

(C) Exceptions.

The fees in this rule do not apply when the above facilities are operated by a concessionaire.

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: 5/16/82, 10/18/82, 6/28/84, 2/27/94, 3/1/96, 3/1/98, 5/17/00, 4/1/05 , 11/7/08

1501:41-2-19 Malabar tour and membership fees.

(A) House tour fees per person per tour are as follows:

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Adults $ 4.00

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Youths (six through seventeen years of age) $ 2.00

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Tour groups

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Adults $ 3.50

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Youth (six through seventeen years of age) $ 1.50

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Children under six years of age admitted free.

No fee for special events authorized by the chief.

The chief may waive all or a portion of these fees for promotional purposes.

(B) Membership fees for a twelve month period are as follows:

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Individual (one person eighteen years or older) $ 25.00 per person

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Family (two adults and all children under twenty-one in one household $ 50.00 per family

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Memberships entitle the person or family to free house tours, wagon tours and hayrides; access to membership only events; and a ten percent discount on non-food purchases from the giftshop and on workshops and seminars.

(C) Recreational hayride fees per person per ride are as follows:

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Adults $ 2.00

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Youth (seventeen years of age and under) $ 2.00

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No fee for children under six years of age.

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(D) Fees for wagon rental ride are as follows:

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Tractor drawn wagon $ 75.00 per hour

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(E) Fees for interpretive wagon tour are as follows:

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Persons six years old or older $ 2.00 per tour

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Persons under six years old free

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Persons with a tour group $ 1.50

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(F) Fees for combination house and wagon tours when purchased at the same time are as follows:

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Adults $ 5.00

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Youths (six through seventeen years of age) $ 2.00

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Persons with tour groups $ 4.50

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Child (under six years of age) Free

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(G) For youth groups requesting a special program from the staff of Malabar farm a fee of two dollars per person shall be paid. One adult will be permitted to participate free of charge for each twenty persons paying the fee.

(H) Persons of prospective tour groups participating in organized familiarization tours, bus drivers of a tour bus and tour guides of a tour group are exempt from the fees specified in paragraphs (A), (C), and of this rule.

(I) For the purposes of this rule "tour groups" are tour group and bus operator groups that guarentee a reservation in advance for thirty or more people.

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: 1-1-77; 5-15-78; 7-1-80; 2-18-92; 2-27-94; 3-1-95; 3-1-97; 9-1-97; 1-1-99; 5-17-00; 7-1-01; 6-9-03

1501:41-2-20 Golden Buckeye Card fees.

Persons who are Ohio residents and holders of a "Golden Buckeye Card," issued by the Ohio department of aging on or after September 1, 2003, shall have reduced rates and fees on certain recreation facilities and related activities. The discounts for qualifying persons are as follows:

(A) Fifty per cent off of the camping fees listed in rule 1501:41-2-11 of the Administrative Code. This discount does not apply to weekend camping. For the purposes of this rule, a"weekend" is defined as Friday night and Saturday night.

(B) At least ten per cent off of the regular charges for other state recreational facilities, equipment and services, and food service operations. As used in this paragraph, "food service operations" means restaurants which are owned by the department at Hocking Hills, lake Hope, Malabar Farm, and Rocky Fork state park, or are part of a state park lodge. It does not include automatic vending machines, concession stands or snack bars.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/16/2014 and 07/16/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1501.03, 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/76, 5/15/78, 8/1/80, 3/16/81, 10/18/82, 7/1/83, 6/6/86, 1/1/88, 4/1/04

1501:41-2-21 Exemption requirements. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 4-1-04

1501:41-2-22 Boat camping fees.

(A) Persons occupying and sleeping overnight at the boat camping areas located within and operated in conjunction with the campgrounds at state parks shall obtain a regular camping permit at the cost stipulated in rule 1501:41-2-11 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Persons registered as a camper in a state park operated campground located at the park where the designated sleeping area is located shall be exempted from paying the fee prescribed in paragraph (A) of this rule.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/01/2015 and 09/01/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 5/15/78, 10/23/82, 6/12/87

1501:41-2-23 Trailer waste station fee for noncampers.

When the usage of waste station facilities by holders of camping permits would not be restricted or limited, persons not registered as campers may enter a campground and utilize the trailer waste station facility to empty the holding tanks on recreational vehicles, travel trailers, and watercraft upon payment of a fee of ten dollars.

Effective: 3/26/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/08/2016 and 03/26/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 5/15/78, 7/1/83, 3/18/88, 2/18/92, 6/9/03

1501:41-2-24 Horseman's camping fee.

A camping fee shall be charged at horseman's camping areas, except those designated as primitive areas.

The area manager may limit the size of groups in accordance with the capacity of the designated group camping area. The fee charged shall be the fee established in rule 1501:41-2-11 of the Administrative Code. An additional nightly fee of one dollar per horse will be charged. The chief of the division may waive all or a portion of the nightly fee for horses at designated areas.

Eff (Amended) 7-1-80; 8-2-83
Rule promulgated under: RC Chapter 119.
Rule amplifies: RC 1501.03, 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09
119.032 Review Date: 2-25-03

1501:41-2-25 Refunds.

A refund of a camping, cabin or vessel moorage fees as set forth in rule 1501:41-2-08, 1501:41-2-11 1501:41-2-14,1501:41-2-16, 1501:41-2-20, 1501:41-2-24, or 1501:41-2-34 of the Administrative Code shall be issued in the event of an emergency, or in those situations where the chief, or the chief's authorized agent deems a refund appropriate.

For the purpose of this rule, an "emergency" is defined as any situation in which the necessity for vacancy of a facility is beyond control of the occupant. "Emergencies" include, but are not limited to:

(A) Death or illness of family member;

(B) Natural disaster or impending natural disaster at the park area or home of the occupant or lessee;

(C) Termination of necessary services at the park;

(D) Forced evacuation of the park due to epidemic, contamination, or any threat to the visitor's health or well being;

(E) Any other customer service issue of a severe nature that has been determined to be significantly detrimental to the visitor.

Effective: 3/26/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/08/2016 and 03/26/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.01
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/80, 5/16/82

1501:41-2-27 Duck blind permit fees.

(A) A fee of fifty dollars shall be paid for each permanent duck blind permit issued in accordance with rule 1501:41-15-13 of the Administrative Code.

(B) For duck blinds built and maintained by the division. A fee of twenty dollars shall be paid for use of the blind for a period of three consecutive days.

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: 4/10/90, 2/27/94, 9/1/94, 10/1/98, 5/17/00

1501:41-2-28 Storage areas for watercraft, trailers, and campers.

The chief may designate areas within any state park where watercraft, trailers, or campers may be stored and establish the fees to be charged for such storage areas based upon park, season, facilities provided, or level of occupancy. Such fees for the rental of a site within a designated storage area shall not exceed the following maximum rates:

Storage rates:

Watercraft with or without trailer

$ 3.00 per day per watercraft

Trailer only

$ 3.00 per day per trailer

Camper or travel trailer

$ 3.00 per day per camper or travel trailer

Dry rack storage for watercraft

$ 90.00 per watercraft per season

Replaces: 1501:41-2-28

Effective: 3/26/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/26/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 2/18/92, 2/27/94, 3/1/97, 3/1/98, 5/17/00, 11/1/01, 4/11/02, 6/9/03, 3/1/06, 11/7/08, 12/15/14

1501:41-2-29 Special activities permit fee.

(A) For any special activities permit issued under the authority of rule 1501:41-03-28 of the Administrative Code the person requesting the permit shall pay a fee of forty dollars to the division to pay administrative costs for the processing of the permit. Exempt from this fee are special activities where the division is the sponsor or a cosponsor.

(B) Where the chief has approved a special activity which is not exclusively sponsored by the division, and the special activity requires the division to incur additional labor, material, or utility costs as a direct result of the activity, the special activity permit fee may be increased to an amount equal to the additional costs to be incurred by the division to provide those services and materials to support the event.

(C) At division sponsored events where the chief has approved the sale of items other than food and beverages by a special activity permit, a vendor permit fee not to exceed fifty dollars may be charged to each vendor to defray a portion of the cost of the event.

(D) At division sponsored events where the chief has approved the sale of food or beverages by a special activity permit, a permit fee not to exceed fifteen per cent of the gross receipts from the sale of food and beverages may be charged to each vendor selling food or beverages. The permit fee shall be paid to the division within thirty days after the event and be accompanied by an accurate financial statement in a format specified by the chief.

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, 1541.19
Prior Effective Dates: 2/18/92, 2/27/94, 9/1/97, 3/1/06, 11/7/08

1501:41-2-30 Muskingum river parkway lock fee.

(A) A fee shall be charged to those persons passing through the division operated locks on the Muskingum river with a watercraft. The fee shall be as follows:

$ 15.00 for an annual pass for each watercraft

sixteen feet or less in length and for each watercraft without a motor.

$ 35.00 for an annual pass for each motorized

watercraft longer than sixteen feet but less than twenty-six feet in length.

$ 50.00 for an annual pass for each motorized

watercraft twenty-six feet in length or longer.

$ 20.00 for a weekend pass for each motorized watercraft of any size.

This pass is good for one weekend during normal scheduled hours of lock operation.

For the purposes of this rule a weekend is Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

$ 5.00 per one way lockage of a lock by a watercraft

during normal hours of operation.

$ 15.00 per one way lockage of a lock outside the normal hours of operation

if all boaters locking through the lock have current annual passes for their watercraft.

$ 25.00 per one way lockage of a lock outside the normal hours of operation

if one or more of the boaters locking through the locks do not

have a current annual pass for their watercraft.

For the purposes of this rule an annual pass shall be valid for the calendar year January first through December thirty-first, and entitles the pass holder to unlimited lockage with one watercraft during the normal, scheduled hours of lock operation.

The passes specified in this rule are per watercraft. Additional watercraft require additional passes. The passes cannot be transferred to another person.

(B) For liveries operating on the Muskingum river, the fee for each canoe or kayak pass shall be twenty-five percent less than the fee specified in paragraph (A) of this rule.

(C) If a person is towing an unmanned, smaller boat through the lock, the boater does not need to pay a lock fee for the boat in tow as long as it does not need to be locked through separately.

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: 1/1/95, 3/1/96, 3/1/98, 5/17/00

1501:41-2-31 Lake Milton and Buckeye lake state parks permit fee.

Persons applying for a dock, building or sea wall construction permit or requesting a reissue of the dock mylar sticker or replacement dock plate or persons requesting to transfer docks to another person at Lake Milton state park or Buckeye lake state park shall pay a fee of twenty-five dollars per permit application per dock plate reissue request, per transfer request or per mylar reissue request.

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: 2-27-94; 3-1-96; 6-9-03

1501:41-2-32 Campground visitor and vehicle passes.

The chief may authorize the issuance of campground passes and establish fees to be collected at the time any such pass is issued. Fees for campground passes may be based upon park, season, location, amenities, or level of occupancy.

(A) As used in this rule:

(1) "Vehicle pass" means a campground pass that is issued to a specific vehicle for the purpose of entering the campground when such vehicle would otherwise not be permitted. A vehicle pass may be issued to:

(a) Any vehicle associated with a camping party which has more than the maximum number of permissible vehicles per site as set forth in rule 1501:41-9-03 of the Administrative Code.

(b) A vehicle whose occupants are not registered campers that request access to the campground for the purpose of visiting registered campers or utilizing campground facilities.

(2) "Short term pass" means a campground pass that is issued to a specific vehicle to allow the occupants of that vehicle to enter the campground for the purpose of visiting registered campers or utilizing campground facilities. A short term pass shall not be valid for more than one hour.

(3) "Launch ramp pass" means a campground pass that is issued to allow a vehicle to access a boat launch area located within the campground. A launch ramp pass may provide seasonal access to campground launch facilities.

(4) "Visitor pass" means a campground pass that is issued to an individual who is not a registered camper to permit walk-in access to the campground area for the purpose of visiting registered campers or utilizing campground facilities.

(B) Fees for campground visitor and vehicle passes shall not exceed the following maximum rates:

Campground pass rates:

Vehicle pass

$ 5.00 per day

Visitor pass

$ 3.00 per day

Launch ramp pass

$ 25.00 per season

No fee shall be required for a short term pass.

A short term pass may be used to access a trailer waste station, provided that the fee specified in rule 1501:41-2-23 of the Administrative Code for use of the waste station is remitted.

Replaces: 1501:41-2-32

Effective: 3/26/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/26/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/94, 3/1/95, 3/1/96, 4/11/97, 9/1/97, 4/1/98, 10/1/98, 5/17/00, 7/1/01, 6/9/03, 4/1/04, 3/1/06

1501:41-2-33 Guilford lake state park private dock transfer fee.

At Guilford lake state park persons transferring ownership of a private dock shall pay fifty dollars per dock per transfer. This fee is in addition to the annual dock fees specified in rule 1501:41-2-08 of the Administrative Code.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/01/2015 and 09/01/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 3/1/95

1501:41-2-34 Getaway rental fees.

The chief may determine the fees to be charged for any state operated getaway rental facility based upon park, season, location, amenities, or level of occupancy. Such fees for the use of any getaway rental facility shall be available upon request from the chief of the division of parks and recreation or may be viewed at any time on the Ohio department of natural resources website and shall not exceed the following maximum rates:

Getaway rental rates:

Rent a recreational vehicle (RV)

$ 90.00 per night

Rent a yurt

$ 100.00 per night

Rent a camper cabin

$ 60.00 per night

Rent a cedar cabin

$ 100.00 per night

Rent a rustic cottage

$ 125.00 per night

Rent a cabent

$ 100.00 per night

Rent a camp

$ 47.00 per night

Other getaway rental facility not otherwise specified

$ 55.00 per night

At the chief's discretion, all or any portion of the fees prescribed for any getaway rental may be waived for promotional purposes or for program participants during division sponsored programs or events.

Replaces: 1501:41-2-34

Effective: 3/26/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/26/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/76, 1/1/77, 5/15/78, 7/25/80, 3/16/81, 5/1/81, 5/16/82, 11/1/83, 6/12/87, 1/1/88, 4/10/90, 2/18/92, 3/1/93, 2/27/94, 3/1/95, 3/1/96, 3/1/97, 4/1/98, 4/24/98, 5/17/00, 7/1/01, 4/11/02, 6/9/03, 4/1/04, 3/1/06, 11/7/2008, 6/11/10

1501:41-2-36 Campground discounts. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 4-1-04

1501:41-2-37 Open vendor area permit fee.

(A) The chief of the division may designate certain areas of parks as open vendor areas. The designation will stipulate the dates, times, and types of items or services that may be sold or provided by persons obtaining a permit. In open vendor areas persons may sell merchandise and food items or provide rentals or services in accordance with the designation if they first obtain a vendor's permit specified in paragraph (B) of this rule. Persons requesting a vendor's permit must have all other licenses and permits required by state law or local ordinances for the sale of their products or services.

(B) Persons may obtain a vendor's permit from the chief or his designee to sell merchandise and food items or provide rentals or serices in an open vendor area. The fee for a permit is ten dollars for a one day permit, twenty dollars for a three, consecutive day permit, and thirty-five dollars for a thirty, consecutive day permit.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/04/2005 and 03/01/2010

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 1541.03

Rule Amplifies: 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09

Prior Effective Dates: 5/17/00

1501:41-2-38 Tar hollow wagon rides. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 4-20-07

1501:41-2-39 Special interpretive program fees.

At parks designated by the chief, groups requesting special interpretive or educational programs from park staff shall pay two dollars per person. For youth groups, one adult will be permitted to participate free of charge for each twenty persons paying the fee.

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: 4/01/04

1501:41-2-40 Disabled veterans and former prisoner of war free camping requirements.

(A) Ohio residents who at the time of registration present a letter issued to them from the department of veteran affairs that states the person is eligible for free camping in Ohio state parks and certifies the person is a former prisoner of war who was honorably discharged from the military forces is exempt from the camping fees listed in rule 1501:41-2-11 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Ohio residents who at the time of registration present a letter issued to them from the department of veteran affairs that states the person is eligible for free camping in Ohio state parks and certifies the person is a permanently and totally disabled veteran who is receiving a pension or compensation from the department of veteran affairs and has received an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States is exempt from the camping fees listed in rule 1501:41-2-11 of the Administrative Code.

(C) Ohio residents who at the time of registration present an Ohio license plate issued to them by the registrar of motor vehicles under the authority of section 4503.41 or 4503.46 of the Revised Code shall be exempt from the camping fees listed in rule 1501:41-2-11 of the Revised 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: 4/1/04

1501:41-2-41 Private breakwater license fee.

(A) No person shall construct a breakwater in any lake administered by the division without first obtaining a license from the chief. The license shall be valid for up to twenty-five years at which time a new license must be obtained. The fee for the license shall be six dollars per square foot of breakwater. The square footage shall be calculated on the base dimensions of the breakwater. This fee is in addition to fees charged by other agencies or other divisions in the department of natural resources. The breakwater license does not authorize the construction of private docking structures or the mooring of watercraft.

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: 3/01/06

1501:41-2-42 [Rescinded] Marblehead lighthouse tour fees.

Effective: 3/26/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/08/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1541.03
Rule Amplifies: 1541.01, 1541.03, 1541.09
Prior Effective Dates: 11/07/08