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Rule 1501:31-9-02 | Regulations governing camping on certain division of wildlife areas.

 

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to camp on any property owned, administered or controlled by the division of wildlife except within posted designated camping areas on lands listed in this rule and other lands as permitted by the chief of the division of wildlife.

(B) The Tri-Valley wildlife area is hereby designated as a camping area.

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to camp on the Tri-Valley wildlife area, except within posted designated camping areas.

(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to camp or stay in a fixed location for more than twenty-four hours on the Tri-Valley wildlife area except for individuals participating in field trials on the Tri-Valley wildlife area who have first complied with the requirements of rule 1501:31-9-06 of the Administrative Code.

(3) It shall be unlawful for any person to camp on the Tri-Valley wildlife area except when camping in a car trailer or vehicle built or modified for camping use.

(4) It shall be unlawful for any person to build or use an open fire for any reason, except in designated places.

(5) It shall be unlawful for any person to leave litter or other debris on camp sites. All litter and other debris must be picked up and placed in a trash container or removed from the area.

(6) All dogs must be kept on leashes, except when participating in a field trial stake.

(7) It shall be unlawful to leave a camping unit unattended for more than twenty-four hours.

(C) The Woodbury wildlife area is hereby designated as a camping area.

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to camp on the Woodbury wildlife area, except within the thirty one camping sites at the posted designated camping area.

(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to camp on the Woodbury wildlife area, except for individuals that possess a valid Ohio hunting license, fishing license or fur taker permit.

(3) It shall be unlawful to camp or stay in a fixed location for more than twenty-four hours on the Woodbury wildlife area at any time except from the last Friday in September to the third Monday in May.

(4) It shall be unlawful for any person to use more than one designated camping site at the designated camping area.

(5) It shall be unlawful to park more than two motor vehicles on one designated camping site at the designated camping area.

(6) It shall be unlawful for any person to build or use an open fire for any reason, except in designated places.

(7) It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any rules established and posted at any division of wildlife camping area.

(D) The Crown City wildlife area is hereby designated as a camping area.

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to camp on the Crown City wildlife area, except within the ten camping sites at the posted designated camping area.

(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to camp on the Crown City wildlife area, except for individuals that possess a valid Ohio hunting license, fishing license or fur taker permit.

(3) It shall be unlawful to camp or stay in a fixed location for more than twenty-four hours on the Crown City wildlife area at any time except from the last Friday in September to the third Monday in May.

(4) It shall be unlawful for any person to use more than one designated camping site at the designated camping area.

(5) It shall be unlawful to park more than two motor vehicles on one designated camping site at the designated camping area.

(6) It shall be unlawful for any person to build or use an open fire for any reason, except in designated places.

(7) It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any rules established and posted at any division of wildlife camping area.

(E) The K H Butler wildlife area is hereby designated as a camping area.

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to camp on the K H Butler wildlife area except when camping in a self-contained camping vehicle which must have a self-contained water or chemical toilet and a separate permanently installed holding tank for both black and gray water, each with a minimum capacity of three days waste.

(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to camp on the K H Butler wildlife area, except within the ten camping sites at the posted designated camping area.

(3) It shall be unlawful for any person to camp on the K H Butler wildlife area, except for individuals that possess a valid Ohio hunting license, fishing license or fur taker permit.

(4) It shall be unlawful to camp or stay in a fixed location for more than twenty-four hours on the K H Butler wildlife area at any time except from the first day of March to the last day of November.

(5) It shall be unlawful for any person to use more than one designated camping site at the designated camping area.

(6) It shall be unlawful to park more than two motor vehicles on one designated camping site at the designated camping area.

(7) It shall be unlawful for any person to build or use an open fire for any reason on the K H Butler wildlife area.

(8) It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any rules established and posted at any division of wildlife camping area.

(F) It shall be unlawful for any person to use any electrical outlet plug provided by the division of wildlife on any property administered or controlled by the division of wildlife without first having complied with the requirements of rule 1501:31-9-06 of the Administrative Code.

(G) It shall be unlawful for any person to camp at any time on camp Belden wildlife area except when written permission is given by the chief of the division of wildlife.

(H) All definitions set forth in rule 1501:31-1-02 of the Administrative Code shall apply to this rule.

Last updated October 14, 2021 at 12:05 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 1531.06, 1531.08, 1531.10
Amplifies: 1531.06, 1531.08
Five Year Review Date: 1/1/2027
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/1976, 6/1/1978, 6/1/1979, 6/1/1984, 4/17/1989, 1/15/1994, 11/1/1997, 11/27/2009, 1/1/2015, 7/1/2015, 7/7/2018, 1/1/2019