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Rule 1501:46-9-10 | Camping area zones permitting pets.


In accordance with rule 1501:46-3-07 of the Administrative Code, domestic dogs and cats are only permitted in camping areas designated by the chief of the division as a camping area zone permitting pets and then only in accordance with this rule. Service Animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (28 C.F.R. part 35, subpart A, section 35.104) are not considered domestic pets for the purposes of this rule.

It is not permissible for the owner or other person responsible for a domestic dog or cat to do any of the following:

(A) Fail to clean up and place in a rubbish receptacle any excrement left by their pet in the camping area.

(B) Wash any domestic dog or cat at a water fountain, water pump, lake, or pool.

(C) Allow or bring any domestic dog or cat into any enclosed camping area structure or onto any camp beach.

(D) Bring a domestic dog or cat into the camping area unless the owner, handler, or other person in charge of the domestic dog or cat has proof of current rabies inoculation for the animal and a collar or tag bearing owner's name and address is attached to the animal.

(E) Leave a domestic dog or cat unattended.

A domestic dog or cat may be tethered with a securely anchored leash or lead line of appropriate length and weight on the owner's or handler's rented campsite. The tether and anchor restraint for the animal is to be situated and arranged in such a manner that it does not infringe on a neighboring campsite or interfere with or menace any persons on adjacent campsites, shower houses, restroom facilities, paths or other travel routes provided for public use.

The number of pets permitted at each camping site is limited to two.

Last updated July 17, 2023 at 12:18 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 1546.04
Amplifies: 1546.02
Five Year Review Date: 5/8/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 3/16/1981, 5/16/1982, 12/15/2014, 5/8/2020