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 dwelling available for rental on a daily or weekly basis. Cabins may or may not contain restroom and kitchen facilities.
"Camping" means erecting a tent, hammock, or shelter of natural or synthetic material; 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.
"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 AreaWebster Clair 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 51 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 CreekAppanooseHoney Creek ResortAppanooseLacey-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 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, 4396C, 5900CDIVISION ISTATE PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS57161.3(461A) Centralized reservation system. The centralized reservation system of the department accepts and processes reservations for camping, rental facilities, and other special privileges in state parks, recreation areas, and state forests. The system is accessible through the department’s website. The operating policies and procedures for the centralized reservation system are available upon request.This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 461A.3.Related ARC(s): 5900C57161.4(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. 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 or hammock may be placed on a site with the basic unit. The area occupied by the small tent shall be no more than eight feet by ten 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 3 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 October 31, a two-night minimum stay is required for weekends. The two nights shall be designated as Friday and Saturday nights. However, if October 31 is a Friday, the Friday and Saturday night stay shall not apply. If October 31 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 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night stay is required for the Fourth of July holiday when 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. Rescinded IAB 9/8/21, effective 10/13/21. 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. o. Campers shall use only straps to secure hammocks to trees in campsites. Straps must be a minimum of one inch wide. The use of bolts, nails, spikes, or any other fastening attachment to a tree is prohibited. p. Special events. The department director or director’s authorized representative may authorize camping in areas outside designated campgrounds for certain special events as defined in rule 571—44.2(321G,321I,461A,462A,481A). Requests shall be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and permitted under the provisions of 571—Chapter 44. 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, 4396C, 5900C57161.5(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), cabins and yurts may be reserved for a minimum of two nights throughout the entire season. (2) Cabins and yurts must be reserved for a minimum of three nights (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights) for the national Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Fourth of July holiday weekend when the Fourth of July occurs on a Monday, and the national Labor Day holiday weekend. (3) The department may require cabins with restroom and kitchen facilities to be reserved for a minimum stay of one week (Friday p.m.to Friday a.m.) during the time period beginning with the Friday of the national Memorial Day holiday weekend and ending with the Thursday after the national Labor Day holiday. (4) All unreserved cabins, yurts and group camps may be rented for a minimum of two nights on a walk-in first-come, first-served basis. No walk-in rentals will be permitted after 6 p.m. (5) Reservations or walk-in rentals for more than a two-week stay will not be accepted for any facility. c. Persons renting cabins, yurts or group camp facilities must check in at or after 4 p.m.on the first day of the rental period. Check-out time is 11 a.m.or earlier on the last day of the rental period. d. Rescinded IAB 9/8/21, effective 10/13/21. e. Except by arrangement for late arrival with the park staff, no cabin, yurt or group camp reservation will be held past 6 p.m.on the first night of the reservation period if the person reserving the facility does not arrive. When arrangements for late arrival have been made, the person must appear prior to the park’s closing time established by Iowa Code section 461A.46 or access will not be permitted to the facility until 8 a.m.the following day. Arrangements must be made with the park staff if next-day arrival is to be later than 9 a.m. f. Rescinded IAB 9/8/21, effective 10/13/21. g. Except at parks or recreation areas with camping cabins or yurts, no tents or other camping units are permitted for overnight occupancy in the designated cabin area. One small tent shall be allowed at each cabin or yurt in the designated areas and is subject to the occupancy requirements of 61.4(5)“b.” h. Open shelters and beach house open shelters which are not reserved are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If the open shelters with kitchenettes are not reserved, the open shelter portions of these facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. i. Except by arrangement with the park staff in charge of the area, persons renting a lodge, shelter, or beach house open shelter facility and all guests shall vacate the facility by 10 p.m. 61.5(4) Damage deposits for cabins, lodges, open shelters with kitchenettes, and yurts. a. Renters shall pay in full a damage deposit in an amount equal to the weekend daily rental fee for the facility or $50, whichever is greater, by the established deadline for the facility. If a gathering with keg beer takes place in a lodge or open shelter with kitchenette, the damage deposit shall be waived in lieu of a keg damage deposit as specified in 571—subrule 63.5(3) if the keg damage deposit is greater than the lodge or open shelter with kitchenette damage deposit. b. Damage deposits will be refunded only after authorized personnel inspect the rental facility to ensure that the facility and furnishings are in satisfactory condition. c. If it is necessary for department personnel to clean up the facility or repair any damage beyond ordinary wear and tear, a log of the time spent in such cleanup or repair shall be kept. The damage deposit refund shall be reduced by an amount equivalent to the applicable hourly wage of the employees for the time necessary to clean the area or repair the damage and by the cost of any repairs of furnishings. d. The deposit is not to be construed as a limit of liability for damage to state property. The department may take legal action necessary to recover additional damages.Related ARC(s): 7684B, 9186B, 0383C, 2052C, 4396C, 5900C57161.6(461A) Wet and dry storage for vessels. The department may provide limited temporary vessel storage for individuals who own vessels that are actively used on waters in state parks and recreation areas. 61.6(1) Vessel storage fees. a. Vessel storage rental fees shall be set by the department pursuant to 561—Chapter 16. b. A person who fails to pay a vessel storage fee by the established payment due date shall forfeit the slip assignment. 61.6(2) Storage slip assignment. a. Slip assignments shall be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Park staff may establish a waiting list upon receiving more requests for storage slips than the number of slips available. The waiting list shall be maintained in chronological order of the requests received. b. Slip assignments shall be valid for one year with the option to renew annually. c. In the event a person on a waiting list refuses a specific slip assignment, the person’s name will be removed from the waiting list. 61.6(3) Storage slip requirements and conditions. a. Each storage slip is limited to no more than one vessel at any given time. b. All vessels in a storage slip must have a current boat registration. c. Slip assignments must be in the same name of the person to whom the vessel that will occupy the slip is registered. d. Dry storage slips shall be maintained in a clean and orderly manner. Failure to maintain the slip in a satisfactory condition will result in forfeiture of the slip assignment and any storage fees paid. e. Slip assignments are not transferrable.This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 461A.3.Related ARC(s): 5900C57161.7(461A) Restrictions—area and use. This rule sets forth conditions of public use which apply to all state parks and recreation areas. Specific areas as listed in 61.4(6), 571—61.8(461A) and 571—61.11(461A) are subject to additional restrictions or exceptions. The conditions in this rule are in addition to specific conditions and restrictions set forth in Iowa Code chapter 461A. 61.7(1) Animals. a. The use of equine animals and llamas is limited to roadways or to trails designated for such use. b. Animals are prohibited within designated beach areas. c. Livestock are not permitted to graze or roam within state parks and recreation areas. The owner of the livestock shall remove the livestock immediately upon notification by department personnel in charge of the area. d. Animals are prohibited in all park buildings, with the following exceptions: (1) Service dogs and assistive animals. (2) Dogs in designated cabins and yurts. A maximum of two dogs of any size shall be allowed in any designated cabin or yurt. (3) Animals being used in education and interpretation programs. e. Except for dogs being used in designated hunting or in dog training areas, pets such as dogs or cats shall not be allowed to run at large within state parks, recreation areas, or preserves. Such animals shall be on a leash or chain not to exceed six feet in length and shall be either led by or carried by the owner; attached to an anchor/tie-out or vehicle; or confined in a vehicle. Pets shall not be left unattended in campgrounds. Dogs shall be kenneled when left unattended in a cabin or yurt and shall not be left unattended if tied up outside of the cabin or yurt. 61.7(2) Beach use/swimming. a. Except as provided in paragraphs “b” and “c” of this subrule, all swimming and scuba diving shall take place in the beach area within the boundaries marked by ropes, buoys, or signs within state parks and recreation areas. Inner tubes, air mattresses and other beach-type items shall be used only in designated beach areas. b. Persons may scuba dive in areas other than the designated beach area provided they display the diver’s flag as specified in rule 571—41.10(462A). c. Swimming outside beach area. (1) Persons may swim outside the beach area under the following conditions:
- 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.
- 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 motorized vehicle off-road will be no more than 3 miles per hour. 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, and restitution for damages or other remedies available under the law may be sought.
- 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.