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08.07.06.00.htm 08.07.06.00. Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Subtitle 07 FORESTS AND PARKS Chapter 06 Use of State Parks Authority: Natural Resources Article, §5-209, Annotated Code of Maryland
08.07.06.01.htm 08.07.06.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Commissioned officer" means a Forest and Park Warden or Forest and Park Ranger having the meaning stated in Natural Resources Article, §5-206, Annotated Code of Maryland.2) "Developed areas" means those areas within a State park that have permanent facilities and those areas surrounding the facilities.3) "Park officer" means a commissioned officer, an
08.07.06.02.htm 08.07.06.02. 02 State Park System.. A. The State park system is administered under the jurisdiction of the Maryland Park Service to preserve and protect the best of Maryland’s natural and historic places for the enjoyment and appreciation of its citizens. State parks are managed to provide a multitude of public benefits, including:1) Natural resource conservation;. 2) Cultural and historic preservation;. 3) Watershed protection;. 4) Education and interpretation; and.
08.07.06.03.htm 08.07.06.03. 03 Hunting.. A. General.. 1) The Superintendent may establish designated hunting areas, species to be hunted, methods of harvest, seasons, and weapons to be used within the State park system.2) The designated areas shall be published annually in the Guide to Hunting and Trapping in Maryland, available from the Department. The areas open to hunting shall be posted.3) The Superintendent shall establish areas for training and running of hunting dogs.. 4) The hunting season in
08.07.06.04.htm 08.07.06.04. 04 Weapons.. A. Definition. In this regulation, "weapon" means:. 1) A device capable of propelling a projectile at high velocity by mechanical means, by explosion, or by expanding gas, including, but not limited to a firearm, crossbow, or longbow;2) A dirk knife, bowie knife, switchblade, sand club, metal knuckles, razor, or nunchaku; and. 3) A device capable of:. a) Inflicting death or bodily harm to an individual;. b) Maiming or destroying wildlife; or. c) Destroying property..
08.07.06.05.htm 08.07.06.05. 05 Fishing.. A. Except in a posted area, an individual may fish in the waters of a State park for finfish, if the individual complies with State fishing laws.B. Permit.. 1) Fishing for other than finfish is by permit only.. 2) A permit shall be issued by the Superintendent..
08.07.06.06.htm 08.07.06.06. 06 Closing Against Entry.. A. This regulation does not apply to employees of the Department on official business.. B. The Superintendent may, by notice, close areas of State parks to public entry and travel.. C. An individual, vehicle, or vessel may not enter or remain on lands or waters owned or managed by the Service after posted hours of closing to public use.D. A vehicle remaining on lands or waters after the posted hours of closing to public use, or on are
08.07.06.07.htm 08.07.06.07. 07 Swimming.. Unless posted as prohibited, an individual may wade or swim in State park waters..
08.07.06.08.htm 08.07.06.08. 08 Camping.. A. An individual may establish a camp or occupy a cabin in a State park, if a permit is obtained from the Service. The use of the camp or cabin is limited to the:1) Area;. 2) Number of individuals specified; and. 3) Period specified in the permit.. B. A permit may be revoked by a park official..
08.07.06.09.htm 08.07.06.09. 09 Commercial Enterprise.. A. An individual may not use the property or resources of a State park for commercial gain without obtaining a permit from the Superintendent.B. Unless a permit is obtained from the Service, an individual may not sell, hire, or lease an object of merchandise, or a vessel or vehicle designed or used for the transportation of passengers or property.
08.07.06.10.htm 08.07.06.10. 10 Fires.. A. An individual shall obtain a permit from the Service before kindling, building, maintaining, or using a fire in an area of a State park not designated for fires. The Service may revoke the permit for violation of this condition.B. A fire permit may be revoked at any time by a park officer.. C. A fire shall be continuously under the surveillance of a competent individual 16 years old or older. A fire shall be extinguished before the responsibility of the permittee ends.
08.07.06.11.htm 08.07.06.11. 11 Advertising.. Unless a permit is obtained from the Service, an individual may not erect or post a sign, notice, or literature in a State park.
08.07.06.12.htm 08.07.06.12. 12 Refuse, Rubbish, and Glass Containers.. A. Except in containers provided by the Service, an individual may not deposit garbage, sewage, waste, foodstuffs, paper, or other litter in a State park.B. An individual may not possess a glass container or other hazardous object in a swimming area, beach, or other area of a State park where this is prohibited.C. An individual may not deposit in Service-provided containers any garbage, sewage, foodstuffs, paper, or other litter origi
08.07.06.13.htm 08.07.06.13. 13 Plants, Rocks, Minerals, and Animals.. A. This regulation does not apply to park personnel in the performance of their duties.. B. In a State park an individual may not:. 1) Remove, disturb, damage, or destroy a plant, rock, mineral, or animal;. 2) Cut down, remove, or destroy a tree; or. 3) Feed, touch, tease, frighten, or intentionally disturb wildlife.. C. The Service may issue permits for the removal of any item listed in this regulation.. D. The collection or poss
08.07.06.14.htm 08.07.06.14. 14 Traffic and Parking.. A. The Service shall regulate the use of State park roads. Roads may be closed to traffic if the Service determines this action is necessary. Instruction from a park officer to reduce the speed of a vehicle, to bring it to a stop, to alter its direction, or remove it from a restricted area shall be obeyed immediately.B. Docking. An individual may not dock a vessel in an area posted against docking..
08.07.06.15.htm 08.07.06.15. 15 Fees and Charges.. A. An individual may not make use of, or gain admittance to, a facility or activity in a State park for which there is a fee, unless the fee is paid.B. An individual 62 years old or older shall be admitted to day-use areas free of an admittance charge, if the individual submits proof of age and registers with the Service.C. An individual who has a disability that is permanent and substantially limits one or more major life activities shall be a
08.07.06.16.htm 08.07.06.16. 16 Grazing.. Except under special permit, or lease from the Service, grazing of cattle, horses, sheep, goats, or domestic animals is not allowed in a State park.
08.07.06.17.htm 08.07.06.17. 17 Pets.. A. Developed Areas.. 1) Except for guide service dogs, pets of any kind are not allowed on a picnic area, cabin area, camping area, or other restricted area of a State park.2) The Service reserves the right to designate pet areas in a State park. In these areas pets shall be on a leash with a maximum length of 6 feet.B. Undeveloped Areas. Pets are permitted on a leash with a maximum length of 10 feet..
08.07.06.18.htm 08.07.06.18. 18 Relics, Treasures, and Metal Detectors.. A. The policy of the Service is to safeguard the archeological resources under its care. The guidelines in B and C of this regulation shall be followed.B. Without a permit from the Office of Archeology, Maryland Historical Trust, Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department, an individual may not dig in search of buried relics or treasures, remove prehistoric or historic artifacts, or use metal detect
08.07.06.19.htm 08.07.06.19. 19 Intoxicants.. A. An individual younger than 21 years old may not transport or possess an intoxicating beverage within a State park.B. An individual may not consume or possess an open container of an intoxicating beverage on a parking lot, roadway, trail, or other designated area within a State park.C. The Superintendent may prohibit intoxicating beverages in an area of a State park.. D. Permit.. 1) Intoxicating beverages are permitted in designated picnic shelters or ot
08.07.06.20.htm 08.07.06.20. 20 Disorderly Conduct.. An individual may not act in a disorderly manner in a State park by:. A. Making loud and unseemly noises or profanely cursing, swearing, or using obscene language;. B. Indecently exposing their person or performing an indecent act;. C. Throwing missiles, to the annoyance of the public;. D. Interfering with, encumbering, obstructing, or rendering dangerous any public place;. E. Engaging in, instigating, or encouraging a confrontation or fight;.
08.07.06.21.htm 08.07.06.21. 21 Lawful Order of Park Officer.. An individual shall obey a lawful or reasonable order of a park warden or law enforcement officer in connection with the enforcement of Natural Resources laws, regulations, or other State laws.
08.07.06.22.htm 08.07.06.22. 22 Fireworks.. Without a permit, an individual may not possess or use fireworks or other explosive or combustible devices intended for the creation of a display of noise, light, or smoke in a State park.
08.07.06.23.htm 08.07.06.23. 23 Shooting Ranges.. A. Bow and Arrow Ranges.. 1) The following restrictions apply on field archery courses, as established by or with the permission of the Service:a) Only field tip or blunt arrows shall be used;. b) An individual may shoot only at established targets; and. c) An individual may not use the range outside the posted hours of operation.. 2) The Superintendent may establish regulations for the use of the range.. B. Firearms Range. The following restrictions appl
08.07.06.24.htm 08.07.06.24. 24 Encroachment.. A. Private encroachments are prohibited on State park land. Encroachments include, but are not limited to:1) Fences;. 2) Walls;. 3) Dog runs;. 4) Dog houses;. 5) Storage structures;. 6) Driveways;. 7) Compost piles;. 8) Swimming pools;. 9) Tree houses;. 10) Play houses;. 11) Woodpiles;. 12) Gardens;. 13) Play equipment;. 14) Television or radio reception devices; and. 15) Other devices, structures, refuse, or material.. B. Private mowing, cleari
08.07.06.25.htm 08.07.06.25. 25 Use of Trails.. The Service may restrict the use of bicycles, mountain bikes, and animals on certain trails in a State park.
08.07.06.26.htm 08.07.06.26. 26 Amplifiers.. Unless a permit is obtained from the Service an individual may not use an amplifier, loudspeaker, or other similar equipment in a State park. The permit may specify conditions for use, and the Service may revoke the permit for violation of conditions of the permit.
08.07.06.27.htm 08.07.06.27. 27 Private Vessels.. A. An individual may launch a vessel only in designated areas.. B. Gasoline Engines. Except by park personnel in the performance of their duties, a vessel with a gasoline engine may not be operated on a lake, pond, or other impoundment of water in a State park. The Service may waive this prohibition for programs and events sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources.C. Restricted Areas. Vessels are prohibited in swimming areas and other designated areas..
08.07.06.9999.htm 08.07.06.9999. Administrative History Effective dates:. Regulations .01―23 amended effective July 9, 1975 (2:15 Md. R. 1069). Regulation .01F-1 amended effective August 1, 1983 (10:15 Md. R. 134). Regulation .02B―H amended effective October 1, 1977 (4:18 Md. R. 1397). Regulation .02C and I amended, and .02J adopted effective August 1, 1983 (10:15 Md. R. 134). Regulation .02D amended effective July 16, 1984 (11:14 Md. R. 1249) October 17, 1988 (15:21 Md. R. 2467)
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