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