1501:41-7-01 Open hours, closed hours, duties; exemptions.

(A) No person shall be present, unless exempted in writing by the area manager, on any area administered by the division between the hours of eleven p.m. and six a.m., except as hereinafter provided in this rule.

(B) No person shall be present, unless exempted in writing by the area manager one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise throughout the year at the following state park areas.

John Bryan state park

Headlands Beach state park

Nelson Kennedy Ledges state park

Crane Creek state park

Hocking Hills state park

The Hosak Cave area at Salt Fork state park

The Gorge Overlook area and Lyons Falls trail at Mohican state park

The Euclid Beach Area, the beach and parking area at Edgewater and the beach at Villa Angela at Cleveland Lakefront state park

The boardwalk at Maumee Bay state park

The Lusk Lock and Sprucevale day use areas at Beaver Creek state park

The Mount Jeez area and the Butternut trail at Malabar Farm state park

(C) Persons actually engaged in fishing, hunting, boating, ice skating, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or any other legitimate recreational pursuit as determined by the chief, or going to or from areas where these activities may take place, or persons sleeping on watercraft as authorized in rule 1501:41-11-15 of the Administrative Code, authorized campers, and occupants of cabins or lodge rooms located within an area administered by the division or persons engaged in authorized division-sponsored program, may be present in such areas at any time during the day or night, except that such persons shall not be in the following areas one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise without written permission from the chief of the division or his/her designee.

The day use area trails at John Bryan

The day use area trails at Nelson Kennedy Ledges

Crane Creek state park

The Gorge Overlook area and Lyons Falls trail at Mohican state park

The day use hiking trails and picnic areas at Hocking Hills

The Euclid Beach Area, the beach and parking area at Edgewater and the beach at Villa Angela at Cleveland Lakefront state park

The boardwalk at Maumee Bay state park

The Lusk Lock and Sprucevale day use areas at Beaver Creek state park

The Mount Jeez area and the Butternut trail at Malabar Farm state park

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: 7/1/76, 7/1/80, 4/14/81, 5/16/82, 10/23/82, 7/1/83, 10/16/86, 3/1/93, 7/1/96, 4/1/98, 5/17/00