TITLE VICHAPTER 61STATE PARKS, RECREATION AREAS, AND STATE FOREST CAMPING[Prior to 12/31/86, Conservation Commission Ch 45]57161.1(461A) Applicability. This chapter is applicable to all state-owned parks and recreation areas managed by the department and by political subdivisions unless otherwise noted. This chapter also governs camping activity in the following state forests:
- Shimek State Forest in Lee and Van Buren Counties.
- Stephens State Forest in Appanoose, Clarke, Davis, Lucas and Monroe Counties.
- Yellow River State Forest in Allamakee County.
"Bank" "shoreline" means the zone of contact of a body of water with the land and an area within 25 feet of the water’s edge.
"Basic unit" "basic camping unit" means the portable shelter used by one to six persons.
"Beach" is as defined in rule 571—64.1(461A).
"Beach house open shelter" means a building located on the beach which is open on two or more sides and which may or may not have a fireplace.
"Cabin" means a small, one-story dwelling of simple construction which is available for rental on a daily or weekly basis.
"Call center" means a phone center where operators process all telephone reservations, reservation changes and reservation cancellations for camping and rental facilities.
"Camping" means the erecting of a tent or shelter of natural or synthetic material or placing a sleeping bag or other bedding material on the ground or parking a motor vehicle, motor home, or trailer for the apparent purpose of overnight occupancy.
"Centralized reservation system" means a system that processes reservations using more than one method to accept reservations. Each method simultaneously communicates to a centralized database at a reservation contractor location to ensure that no campsite or rental facility is booked more than once.
"Chaperoned, organized youth group" means a group of persons 17 years of age and under, which is sponsored by and accompanied by adult representatives of a formal organization including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts of America or Girl Scouts of America, a church, or Young Men’s or Young Women’s Christian Association. “Chaperoned, organized youth group” does not include families of members of a formal organization.
"Commission" means the natural resource commission.
"Department" means the department of natural resources.
"Fishing" means taking or attempting to take fish by utilizing hook, line and bait as described in Iowa Code section 481A.72, or use of permitted devices for taking rough fish as determined by Iowa Code sections 461A.42 and 481A.76.
"Free climbing" means climbing with the use of hands and feet only and without the use of ropes, pins and other devices normally associated with rappelling and rock climbing.
"Group camp" means those camping areas at Dolliver Memorial State Park and Lake Keomah State Park where organized groups (i.e., family groups or youth groups) may camp. Dining hall facilities are available.
"Immediate family" means spouses, parents or legal guardians, domestic partners, dependent children and grandparents.
"Lodge" means a day-use building which is enclosed on all four sides and may have kitchen facilities such as a stove or refrigerator and which is available for rent on a daily basis. “Lodge” does not include buildings that are open on two or more sides and that contain fireplaces only.
"Modern area" means a camping area which has showers and flush toilets.
"Nonmodern area" means a camping area in which no showers are provided and which contains only pit-type latrines or flush-type toilets. Potable water may or may not be available to campers.
"Open shelter" means a building which is open on two or more sides and which may or may not include a fireplace.
"Open shelter with kitchenette" means a building which is open on two or more sides and contains a lockable, enclosed kitchen area.
"Organized youth group campsite" means a designated camping area within or next to the main campground where chaperoned, organized youth groups may camp.
"Persons with disabilities parking permit" means an identification device bearing the international symbol of accessibility that is issued by the Iowa department of transportation or similar devices that are issued by other states. The device can be a hanging device or on a motor vehicle as a plate or sticker as provided in Iowa Code section 321L.2 or 321L.9.
"Person with physical disability" means any of the following: an individual, commonly termed a paraplegic or quadriplegic, with paralysis or a physical condition of the lower half of the body with the involvement of both legs, usually due to disease or injury to the spinal cord; a person who is a single or double amputee of the legs; or a person with any other physical affliction which makes it impossible to ambulate successfully in park or recreation area natural surroundings without the use of a wheeled conveyance.
"Possession" means exercising dominion or control with or without ownership over property.
"Prohibited activity" means any activity other than fishing as defined in this chapter including, but not limited to, picnicking and camping.
"Property" means personal property such as goods, money, or domestic animals.
"Recreation areas" means the following areas that have been designated by action of the commission:AreaCountyBadger Creek Recreation AreaMadisonBrushy Creek Recreation AreaWebsterClaire Wilson ParkDickinsonEmerson Bay and LighthouseDickinsonFairport Recreation AreaMuscatineLower Gar AccessDickinsonMarble BeachDickinsonMines of Spain Recreation AreaDubuquePleasant Creek Recreation AreaLinnTemplar ParkDickinsonVolga River Recreation AreaFayetteWilson Island Recreation AreaPottawattamieThese areas are managed for multiple uses, including public hunting, and are governed by rules established in this chapter as well as in 571—Chapters 52 and 105.
"Refuse" means trash, garbage, rubbish, waste papers, bottles or cans, debris, litter, oil, solvents, liquid or solid waste or other discarded material.
"Rental facilities" means those facilities that may be rented on a daily or nightly basis and includes open shelters, open shelters with kitchenettes, beach house open shelters, warming lodges, lodges, cabins, yurts and group camps.
"Reservation window" means a rolling period of time in which a person may reserve a campsite or rental facility.
"Scuba diving" means swimming with the aid of self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.
"State park" means the following areas managed by the state and designated by action of the commission:AreaCountyA. A. CallKossuthBackboneDelawareBanner Lakes at SummersetWarrenBeed’s LakeFranklinBellevueJacksonBig CreekPolkBlack HawkSacCedar RockBuchananClear LakeCerro GordoDolliver MemorialWebsterElinor BedellDickinsonElk RockMarionFort AtkinsonWinneshiekFort DefianceEmmetGeodeHenry and Des MoinesGeorge WythBlack HawkGreen ValleyUnionGull PointDickinsonHoney CreekAppanooseLacey-KeosauquaVan BurenLake AhquabiWarrenLake AnitaCassLake DarlingWashingtonLake KeomahMahaskaLake MacbrideJohnsonLake ManawaPottawattamieLake of Three FiresTaylorLake WapelloDavisLedgesBooneLewis and ClarkMononaMaquoketa CavesJacksonMcIntosh WoodsCerro GordoMini-WakanDickinsonNine EaglesDecaturOkamanpedanEmmetPalisades-KeplerLinnPikes PeakClaytonPikes PointDickinsonPilot KnobWinnebagoPine LakeHardinPrairie RoseShelbyPreparation CanyonMononaRed HawLucasRice LakeWinnebagoRock CreekJasperShimek Forest CampgroundLeeSpringbrookGuthrieStephens Forest CampgroundLucasStonePlymouth and WoodburyTrapper’s BayDickinsonTwin LakesCalhounUnion GroveTamaViking LakeMontgomeryWalnut WoodsPolkWapsipiniconJonesWaubonsieFremontWildcat DenMuscatineYellow River Forest CampgroundAllamakeeUse and management of these areas are governed by Iowa Code chapter 461A and by other restrictions prescribed on area signs pursuant to Iowa Code section 461A.44.
"State park managed by a management company" means the following area established by Iowa Code chapter 463C:AreaCountyHoney Creek Resort State ParkAppanooseUse and management of this area are governed by rules established in this chapter, as well as by the indenture of trust entered into by and among the department, the treasurer of state, the Honey Creek Premiere Destination Park bond authority as established by Iowa Code chapter 463C, and Banker’s Trust Corporation, dated October 1, 2006.
"State park managed by another governmental entity" means the following areas designated by action of the commission:AreaCountyBobwhiteWayneBrowns Lake-Bigelow ParkWoodburyCold SpringsCassCrystal LakeHancockEagle LakeHancockEcho ValleyFayetteFrank A. GotchHumboldtGalland SchoolLeeHeery WoodsButlerKearnyPalo AltoLake CorneliaWrightLake Odessa CampgroundLouisaMargo Frankel WoodsPolkOak GroveSiouxPammelMadisonPioneerMitchellSharon BluffsAppanooseSilver LakeDelawareSpring LakeGreeneSwan LakeCarrollUse and management of these areas are governed by Iowa Code chapter 461A, by this chapter, and by rules adopted by the managing entity.
"State preserve" means the following areas or portion of the areas dedicated by actions pursuant to Iowa Code section 465C.10:AreaCountyA. F. MillerBremerAmes High PrairieStoryAnderson PrairieEmmetBehrens Ponds and WoodlandLinnBerry WoodsWarrenBird HillCerro GordoBixbyClaytonBluffton Fir StandWinneshiekBrush Creek CanyonFayetteBrushy CreekWebsterCameron WoodsScottCasey’s PahaTamaCatfish CreekDubuqueCayler PrairieDickinsonCedar Bluffs Natural AreaMahaskaCedar Hills Sand PrairieBlack HawkCheever LakeEmmetClay PrairieButlerClaybanks ForestCerro GordoColdwater CaveWinneshiekCrossman PrairieHowardDecorah Ice CaveWinneshiekDerald Dinesen PrairieShelbyDoolittle PrairieStoryEureka WoodsGreeneFallen RockHardinFish Farm MoundsAllamakeeFive Ridge PrairiePlymouthFleming WoodsPoweshiekFort AtkinsonWinneshiekFossil and Prairie ParkFloydFreda Haffner KettleholeDickinsonGitchie ManitouLyonGlenwoodMillsHanging BogLinnHardin City WoodlandHardinHartley FortAllamakeeHartman BluffBlack HawkHayden PrairieHowardHoffman PrairieCerro GordoIndian Bluffs Primitive AreaJonesIndian Fish TrapIowaKalsow PrairiePocahontasKish-Ke-Kosh PrairieJasperLamson WoodsJeffersonLiska-Stanek PrairieWebsterLittle Maquoketa River MoundsDubuqueMalanaphy SpringsWinneshiekMalchow MoundsDes MoinesManikowski PrairieClintonMann Wilderness AreaHardinMarietta Sand PrairieMarshallMericle WoodsTamaMerrill A. StainbrookJohnsonMerritt ForestClaytonMontaukFayetteMossy GlenClaytonMount Pisgah CemeteryUnionMount TalbotWoodbury and PlymouthNestor Stiles PrairieCherokeeOcheyedan MoundOsceolaOld State QuarryJohnsonPalisades-DowsLinnPecan GroveMuscatinePellett Memorial WoodsCassPerkins PrairieGreenePilot GroveIowaPilot KnobHancockRetz Memorial WoodsClaytonRoberts CreekClaytonRock Creek IslandCedarRock Island BotanicalLinnRoggman Boreal SlopesClaytonRolling Thunder PrairieWarrenSavage WoodsHenrySearryl’s CaveJonesSheeder PrairieGuthrieSilver Lake FenDickinsonSilvers-Smith WoodsDallasSlinde MoundsAllamakeeSt. James Lutheran ChurchWinneshiekStarr’s CaveDes MoinesSteele PrairieCherokeeStinson PrairieKossuthStrasser WoodsPolkSylvan RunkelMononaToolesboro MoundsLouisaTurin Loess HillsMononaTurkey River MoundsClaytonVincent BluffPottawattamieWhite Pine HollowDubuqueWilliams PrairieJohnsonWittrock Indian VillageO’BrienWoodland MoundsWarrenWoodman HollowWebsterWoodthrush WoodsJeffersonUse and management of these areas are governed by rules established in this chapter as well as by management plans adopted by the preserves advisory board.
"Swim" "swimming" means to propel oneself in water by natural means, such as movement of limbs, and includes but is not limited to wading and the use of inner tubes or beach toy-type swimming aids.
"Walk-in camper" means a person arriving at a campground without a reservation and wishing to occupy a first-come, first-served campsite or unrented, reservable campsite.
"Yurt" means a one-room circular fabric structure built on a platform which is available for rental on a daily or weekly basis.Related ARC(s): 8821B, 9541B, 0383C, 4396CDIVISION ISTATE PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS57161.3(461A) Centralized reservation system—operating procedures and policies. The centralized reservation system of the department accepts and processes reservations for camping and rental facilities in state parks, recreation areas and state forest campgrounds. 61.3(1) Recreation facilities available on centralized reservation system. a. Rental facilities. All rental facilities are available on the centralized reservation system with the exception of the conservation education center rental at Springbrook State Park. b. Campgrounds. (1) All campgrounds are available on the centralized reservation system except for the campgrounds at A. A. Call State Park, Fort Defiance State Park and Preparation Canyon State Park and the backpack campsites located in state forests. (2) No less than 50 percent and up to no more than 75 percent of the total number of campsites in each individual campground shall be designated as reservable sites on the reservation system. The determination of which campsites shall be included in the reservable designation shall be the responsibility of the park staff in each park. Park staff shall include a combination of electric, nonelectric and sewer/water sites while taking into consideration campsite characteristics such as location, shade and size. The department will review the percentage of reservable sites and usage on a biennial basis and determine whether the percentage of reservable campsites should be changed. A reservable campsite will be identified with a reservable-site marker on the campsite post. (3) All designated organized youth group campsites and campsites marked with the international symbol of accessibility are included in the reservation system. (4) Reservations will not be accepted for camping stays that occur November 1 through March 31. 61.3(2) Methods available to make reservations. Persons may make reservations by telephone through the call center or through the Internet by using the reservation system website. 61.3(3) Reservation transaction fees. Fees to process a reservation, change a reservation or cancel a reservation shall be set contractually with the reservation system vendor and published on the department’s website with the camping, rental facility and other special privilege fees set by the department pursuant to 561—Chapter 16. 61.3(4) Reservation window. a. Camping. Camping reservations may be made up to 3 months before arrival but no later than 21 days before arrival if payment is made by paper check or money order and no later than 2 days before arrival if payment is made by credit card or debit card. b. Rental facilities. (1) Rentals for May 1 to September 30. Rental facility reservations may be made up to 12 months before arrival but not later than 21 days before arrival if payment is made by paper check or money order and no later than 4 days before arrival if payment is made by credit card or debit card. (2) Rentals for October 1 to April 30. Rental facility reservations may be made up to 12 months before arrival but not later than 21 days before arrival if payment is made by paper check or money order and no later than 7 days before arrival if payment is made by credit card or debit card. 61.3(5) Site-specific reservations. All reservations shall be for a specific campsite, cabin, lodge or open shelter. 61.3(6) Changing a reservation. Changes to reservations shall not be made until the initial reservation has been paid in full. a. Camping. (1) The last day a person may make a change to a camping reservation is 4 days prior to the scheduled arrival date if payment is made by credit card or debit card or 21 days prior to the scheduled arrival date if payment is made by paper check or money order. (2) Equestrian campers may make changes to a camping reservation less than 4 days prior to the arrival date if the equestrian trails are closed on the same day as the equestrian campers’ scheduled arrival date or on the day before their scheduled arrival date. b. Rental facilities. The last day a person may make a change to a rental facility reservation is 15 days prior to the scheduled arrival date if payment is made by credit card or debit card or 21 days prior to the scheduled arrival date if payment is made by paper check or money order. 61.3(7) Canceling a reservation. Persons who cancel their reservations prior to or on the scheduled arrival date shall receive a refund as follows: a. Camping. (1) Persons who cancel their reservations two or more days prior to the scheduled arrival date will receive a refund of all camping fees paid less the cancellation fee. (2) Persons who cancel their reservations one day prior to the scheduled arrival date will receive a refund of all camping fees paid less the cancellation fee and forfeiture of one night’s camping fee. (3) Persons who cancel their reservations on the scheduled day of arrival will receive a refund of all camping fees paid less the cancellation fee and forfeiture of two nights’ camping fees. b. Cabins. (1) Persons who cancel their reservations 30 or more days prior to the scheduled arrival date will receive a refund of all rental fees and tax paid less the cancellation fee. (2) Persons who cancel their reservations 15 to 29 days prior to the scheduled arrival date will receive a refund of all rental fees and tax paid less the cancellation fee and forfeiture of one night’s rental fee and tax. (3) Persons who cancel their reservations less than 15 days prior to the scheduled arrival date or on the scheduled arrival date will receive a refund of all rental fees and tax paid less the cancellation fee and forfeiture of two nights’ rental fees and tax. c. Lodges, open shelters, open shelters with kitchenettes, and beach house open shelters. (1) Persons who cancel their reservations 30 or more days prior to the scheduled arrival date will receive a refund of all rental fees and tax paid less the cancellation fee. (2) Persons who cancel their reservations 15 to 29 days prior to the scheduled arrival date will receive a refund of all rental fees and tax paid less the cancellation fee and forfeiture of one day’s rental fee and tax. (3) Persons who cancel their reservations less than 15 days prior to the scheduled arrival date or on the scheduled arrival date will receive a refund of all rental fees and tax paid less the cancellation fee and forfeiture of two days’ rental fees and tax, if applicable. d. Cancellation after scheduled arrival date. Persons who cancel any reservation after the scheduled arrival date will receive no refund unless extenuating circumstances have been documented, reviewed, and approved in writing by the department. e. Cancellation fees exceeding camping or rental fees. When the cancellation fee and forfeiture of camping fees or rental fees and tax exceed the total amount of camping fees or rental fees and tax paid, no refund will be issued.Related ARC(s): 9324B, 0383C, 4396C57161.4(461A) Camping. 61.4(1) Fees. Camping fees shall be set by the department pursuant to 561—Chapter 16. 61.4(2) Varying fees. Rescinded IAB 4/10/19, effective 5/15/19. 61.4(3) Procedures for camping registration. a. Registration. (1) Registration of walk-in campers occupying nonreservable campsites or unrented, reservable campsites will be on a first-come, first-served basis and will be handled by a self-registration process. Registration forms will be provided by the department. Campers shall, within one-half hour of arrival at the campground, complete the registration form, place the appropriate fee or number of camping tickets in the envelope and place the envelope in the depository provided by the department. One copy of the registration form must then be placed in the campsite holder provided at the campsite. The camping length of stay identified on the camping registration form must begin with the actual date the camper registers, pays and posts the registration at the campsite. (2) Park staff shall complete the registration of campers with reservations and place the registration in the campsite holder no later than one hour prior to check-in time on the day of the camper’s arrival. b. Campsites are considered occupied and registration for a campsite shall be considered complete when the requirements of 61.4(3)“a” have been met. c. Campsite registration must be in the name of a person 18 years of age or older who will occupy the camping unit on that site for the full term of the registration. d. Each camping ticket shall cover the cost of one night of camping in a modern area on a site where electricity is furnished. In addition to using the camping ticket, persons camping on equestrian sites or on sites which also have sewer and water hookups or cable television hookups available must pay the additional charges for these services. Use of a camping ticket in an area or on a site which would require a lesser fee than an electrical site in a modern area will not entitle the user to a refund or credit of any kind. 61.4(4) Organized youth group campsite registration. a. Registration procedures for organized youth group campsites shall be governed by paragraphs “a,” “b” and “c” of 61.4(3). b. Chaperoned, organized youth groups may choose to occupy campsites not designated as organized youth group campsites. However, the group is subject to rules in 61.4(1), 61.4(3) and 61.4(5) pertaining to the campsite the group wishes to occupy, as well as all fees as set by the department pursuant to 561—Chapter 16. 61.4(5) Restrictions on campsite/campground use. This subrule sets forth conditions of public use which apply to all state parks and recreation areas. Specific areas as listed in 61.4(6), 571—61.7(461A) and 571—61.10(461A) are subject to additional restrictions or exceptions. The conditions in this subrule are in addition to specific conditions and restrictions set forth in Iowa Code chapter 461A. a. Camping is restricted to designated camping areas within state parks and recreation areas and state forest campgrounds. b. No more than six persons shall occupy a campsite except for the following: (1) Families that exceed six persons may be allowed on one campsite if all members are immediate family and cannot logically be split to occupy two campsites. (2) Campsites which are designated as chaperoned, organized youth group campsites. c. Camping is restricted to one basic unit per site except that a small tent may be placed on a site with the basic unit. The area occupied by the small tent shall be no more than 8 feet by 10 feet and the tent shall hold no more than four people. d. Each camping group shall utilize only the electrical outlet fixture designated for its particular campsite. No extension cords or other means of hookup shall be used to furnish electricity from one designated campsite to another. e. Each camping group will be permitted to park one motor vehicle not being used for camping purposes at the campsite. Unless otherwise posted, one additional vehicle may be parked at the campsite. f. All motor vehicles, excluding motorcycles, not covered by the provision in 61.4(5)“e” shall be parked in designated extra-vehicle parking areas. g. Walk-in campers occupying nonreservable campsites or unrented, reservable campsites shall register as provided in subrule 61.4(3) within one-half hour of entering the campground. h. Campers occupying nonreservable campsites shall vacate the campground or register for the night prior to 4 p.m.daily. Registration can be for more than 1 night at a time but not for more than 14 consecutive nights for nonreservable campsites. All members of the camping party must vacate the state park or recreation area campground after the fourteenth night and may not return to the state park or recreation area until a minimum of 3 nights has passed. All equipment must be removed from the site at the end of each stay. The 14-night limitation shall not apply to volunteers working under a department program. i. Walk-in campers shall not occupy unrented, reservable campsites until 10 a.m.on the first camping day of their stay. Campers shall vacate the campground by 3 p.m. of the last day of their stay. Initial registration shall not exceed 2 nights. Campers may continue to register after the first 2 nights on a night-to-night basis up to a maximum of 14 consecutive nights, subject to campsite availability. All members of the camping party must vacate the state park or recreation area campground after the fourteenth night and may not return to the state park or recreation area until a minimum of 3 nights has passed. All equipment must be removed from the site at the end of each stay. The 14-night limitation shall not apply to volunteers working under a department program. j. Campers with reservations shall not occupy a campsite before 4 p.m.of the first day of their stay. Campers shall vacate the site by 3 p.m. of the last day of their stay. Campers may register for more than 1 night at a time but not for more than 14 consecutive nights. All members of the camping party must vacate the state park or recreation area campground after the fourteenth night and may not return to the state park or recreation area until a minimum of 3 nights has passed. All equipment must be removed from the site at the end of each stay. The 14-night limitation shall not apply to volunteers working under a department program. k. Minimum stay requirements for camping reservations. From May 1 to September 30, a two-night minimum stay is required for weekends. The two nights shall be designated as Friday and Saturday nights. However, if September 30 is a Friday, the Friday and Saturday night stay shall not apply. If September 30 is a Saturday, the Friday and Saturday night stay shall apply. The following additional exceptions apply: (1) A Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night stay is required for the national Memorial Day holiday and national Labor Day holiday weekends. (2) A Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night stay is required for the Fourth of July holiday if the Fourth of July occurs on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday. (3) A Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night stay is required for the Fourth of July holiday if the Fourth of July occurs on a Monday. l. Buddy campsite reservations. Buddy campsites are between two to four individual sites that are grouped together and can only be reserved and used collectively. Campers reserving buddy campsites through the centralized reservation system must reserve both or all four of the individual sites that make up the group buddy campsite or buddy campsite. m. Campsites marked with the international symbol of accessibility shall be used only by vehicles displaying a persons with disabilities parking permit. The vehicle must be in use by a person with a disability, either as an operator or a passenger. n. In designated campgrounds, equine animals and llamas must be stabled at a hitching rail, individual stall or corral if provided. Equine animals and llamas may be hitched to trailers for short periods of time to allow for grooming and saddling. These animals may be stabled inside trailers if no hitching facilities are provided. Portable stalls/pens and electric fences are not permitted. 61.4(6) Area-specific restrictions on campground use. In addition to the general conditions of public use set forth in this chapter, special conditions shall apply to specific areas listed as follows: a. Brushy Creek Recreation Area, Webster County. (1) In the designated equestrian campgrounds, the maximum number of equine animals to be tied to the hitching rails is six. Persons with a number of equine animals in excess of the number permitted on the hitching rail at their campsite shall be allowed to stable their additional animals in a trailer or register and pay for an additional campsite if available. (2) In the designated equestrian campgrounds, equine animals may be tied to trailers for short periods of time to allow grooming or saddling; however, the tying of equine animals to the exterior of trailers for extended periods of time or for stabling is not permitted. b. Recreation area campgrounds. Access into and out of designated campgrounds shall be permitted from 4 a.m.to 10:30 p.m.From 10:30 p.m.to 4 a.m., only registered campers are permitted in and out of the campgrounds. c. Lake Manawa State Park, Pottawattamie County. Except for the following limitations on campground length of stay, campsite use restrictions as stated in 61.4(5) shall apply to Lake Manawa. Campers may register for more than 1 night at a time but not for more than 14 consecutive nights. No person may camp at the Lake Manawa campground for more than 14 nights in any 30-day period. d. Walnut Woods State Park, Polk County. Except for the following limitations on campground length of stay, campsite use restrictions as stated in 61.4(5) shall apply to Walnut Woods. Campers may register for more than 1 night at a time but not for more than 14 consecutive nights. No person may camp at the Walnut Woods campground for more than 14 nights in any 30-day period. 61.4(7) Campground fishing. Rule 571—61.11(461A) is not intended to prohibit fishing by registered campers who fish from the shoreline within the camping area.Related ARC(s): 7684B, 8821B, 0383C, 4396C57161.5(461A) Rental facilities. 61.5(1) Rental facility fees. Rental facility fees shall be set by the department pursuant to 561—Chapter 16. 61.5(2) Varying fees. Rescinded IAB 4/10/19, effective 5/15/19. 61.5(3) Procedures for rental facility registration and rentals. a. Registrations for all rental facilities must be in the name of a person 18 years of age or older who will be present at the facility for the full term of the reservation. b. Rental stay requirements for cabins and yurts. (1) Except as provided in subparagraphs 61.5(3)“b”(2) and 61.5(3)“b”(3), cabin reservations must be for a minimum of one week (Friday p.m.to Friday a.m.) beginning the Friday of the national Memorial Day holiday weekend through Thursday after the national Labor Day holiday. From the Friday after the national Labor Day holiday through the Thursday before the national Memorial Day holiday weekend, cabins may be reserved for a minimum of two nights. (2) The cabins at Dolliver Memorial State Park; the camping cabins at Pleasant Creek and Wilson Island State Recreation Areas and Green Valley, Honey Creek, Lake Darling and Stone State Parks; the yurts at McIntosh Woods State Park; and the group camps at Dolliver Memorial and Lake Keomah State Parks may be reserved for a minimum of two nights throughout the entire rental season. (3) The multifamily cabin at Springbrook State Park may be reserved for a minimum of two nights throughout the entire rental season with the following exceptions:
- A Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night stay is required for the national Memorial Day holiday and national Labor Day holiday weekends.
- A Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night stay is required for the Fourth of July holiday if the Fourth of July occurs on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.
- A Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night stay is required for the Fourth of July holiday if the Fourth of July occurs on a Monday.
- Swimming must take place between sunrise and sunset;
- The swimmer must be accompanied by a person operating a vessel and must stay within 20 feet of the vessel at all times during the swim;
- The vessel accompanying the swimmer must display a flag, which is at least 12-inches square, is bright orange, and is visible all around the horizon; and
- The person swimming pursuant to this subparagraph must register with the park staff in charge of the area and sign a registration immediately prior to the swim.
- Each person with a physical disability must have a permit issued by the director in order to use a motorized vehicle in specific areas within state parks, recreation areas, and preserves. Such permits will be issued without charge. One nonhandicapped companion may accompany the permit holder on the same vehicle if that vehicle is designed for more than one rider; otherwise the companion must walk.
- Existing permits. Those persons possessing a valid permit for use of a motorized vehicle on game management areas as provided in 571—51.7(461A) may use a motorized vehicle to gain access to specific areas for recreational opportunities and facilities within state parks, recreation areas and preserves.
- Except as provided in 61.7(8)“b,” the use of a motorized vehicle on any park, recreation area or preserve by a person without a valid permit or at any site not approved on a signed map is prohibited. Permits and maps shall be carried by the permittee at any time the permittee is using a motorized vehicle in a park, recreation area or preserve and shall be exhibited to any department employee or law enforcement official upon request.
- The speed limit for an approved motor vehicle off-road will be no more than 5 mph. The permit of a person who is found exceeding the speed limit will be revoked.
- The permit of any person who is found causing damage to cultural and natural features or abusing the privilege of riding off-road within the park will be revoked.
- The person shall be actively engaged in fishing.
- The person shall behave in a quiet, courteous manner so as not to disturb other users of the park.
- Access to the fishing site from the parking area shall be by the shortest and most direct trail or access facility.
- Vehicle parking shall be in the lots designated by signs posted in the area.
- Activities other than fishing are allowed with permission of the director or an employee designated by the director.