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36 CFR PART 7—SPECIAL REGULATIONS, AREAS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM
Title 36: Parks, Forests, and Public Property
PART 7—SPECIAL REGULATIONS, AREAS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM
Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1, 3, 9a, 460(q), 462(k); Sec. 7.96 also issued under D.C. Code 8–137 (1981) and D.C. Code 40–721 (1981).
Acadia National Park, Maine................................... 7.56
Amistad Recreation Area, Tex.................................. 7.79
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wis....................... 7.82
Appalachian National Scenic Trail............................. 7.100
Arkansas Post National Memorial, Ark.......................... 7.72
Assateague Island National Seashore, Md.-Va................... 7.65
Badlands National Park, SD.................................... 7.23
Big Bend National Park, Tex................................... 7.41
Big Cypress National Preserve, Fla............................ 7.86
Big Thicket National Preserve, Tex............................ 7.85
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Mont.-Wyo............ 7.92
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument, Colo.......... 7.53
Blue Ridge Parkway, Va.-N.C................................... 7.34
Buck Island Reef National Monument, Virgin Islands............ 7.73
Buffalo National River, Ark................................... 7.35
Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Ariz...................... 7.19
Canyonlands National Park, Utah............................... 7.44
Cape Cod National Seashore, Mass.............................. 7.67
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, N.C.......................... 7.58
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, N. Mex........................ 7.47
Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah.......................... 7.52
Channel Islands National Park, Calif.......................... 7.84
Chickasaw Recreation Area, Okla............................... 7.50
Colonial National Historical Park, Va......................... 7.1
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, Wash................. 7.55
Crater Lake National Park, Oreg............................... 7.2
Curecanti Recreation Area, Colo............................... 7.51
Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Ohio................ 7.17
Death Valley National Monument, Calif......................... 7.26
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, N.J.-Pa.......... 7.71
Devil's Tower National Monument, Wyo.......................... 7.30
Dinosaur National Monument, Utah-Colo......................... 7.63
Everglades National Park, Fla................................. 7.45
Fire Island National Seashore, N.Y............................ 7.20
Fort Caroline National Memorial, Fla.......................... 7.61
Fort Jefferson National Monument, Fla......................... 7.27
Gateway National Recreation Area, N.Y.-N.J.................... 7.29
Glacier National Park, Mont................................... 7.3
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah-Ariz............... 7.70
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Calif................... 7.97
Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz.............................. 7.4
Grand Portage National Monument, Minn......................... 7.59
Grand Teton National Park, Wyo................................ 7.22
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, N.C.-Tenn................ 7.14
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Tex........................ 7.93
Gulf Islands National Seashore, Fla.-Miss..................... 7.12
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Md.-W.V............... 7.78
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii........................ 7.25
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Iowa................... 7.60
Hopewell Village National Historic Site, Pa................... 7.40
Hot Springs National Park, Ark................................ 7.18
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Ind......................... 7.88
Isle Royale National Park, Mich............................... 7.38
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, La..................... 7.37
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Hawaii............. 7.87
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Wash.................... 7.62
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Ariz.-Nev................. 7.48
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Tex................... 7.57
Mammoth Cave National Park, Ky................................ 7.36
Mesa Verde National Park, Colo................................ 7.39
Mount Rainier National Park, Wash............................. 7.5
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, S. Dak...................... 7.77
Muir Woods National Monument, Calif........................... 7.6
Natchez Trace Parkway, Miss.-Tenn.-Ala........................ 7.43
National Capital Region, D.C. area............................ 7.96
New River Gorge National River, WV............................ 7.89
North Cascades National Park, Wash............................ 7.66
Olympic National Park, Wash................................... 7.28
Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Mo........................... 7.83
Padre Island National Seashore, Tex........................... 7.75
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, Ohio........ 7.31
Petersburg National Battlefield, VA........................... 7.64
Pipestone National Monument, Minn............................. 7.42
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Mich....................... 7.32
Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif.......................... 7.81
Rockefeller, Jr., John D., Memorial Parkway, Wyo.............. 7.21
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo............................ 7.7
Ross Lake National Recreation Area, Wash...................... 7.69
Russell Cave National Monument, Ala........................... 7.68
Saguaro National Park, AZ..................................... 7.11
Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks, Calif.................... 7.8
Shenandoah National Park, Va.................................. 7.15
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Mich.................. 7.80
St. Croix National Scenic Rivers, Wis......................... 7.9
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, N. Dak...................... 7.54
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, Pa.-N.Y......... 7.24
Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument................... 7.46
Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands.................. 7.74
Voyageurs National Park, Minn................................. 7.33
Whiskeytown Unit, Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National 7.91
Recreation Area, Calif.......................................
Wright Brothers National Memorial, N.C........................ 7.76
Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.-Mont.-Idaho................... 7.13
Yosemite National Park, Calif................................. 7.16
Zion National Park, Utah...................................... 7.10
[32 FR 6932, May 5, 1967; 32 FR 7333, May 17, 1967, as amended at 32 FR 21037, Dec. 30, 1967]
Editorial Note: The Alphabetical Listing is updated annually by the Office of the Federal Register.
§ 7.1 Colonial National Historical Park.
(a) Boating. Except in emergencies, no privately owned vessel shall be launched from land within Colonial National Historical Park and no privately owned vessel shall be beached or landed on land within said Park.
(b) Commercial passenger—carrying motor vehicles. Permits shall be required for the operation of commercial passenger-carrying vehicles, including taxi-cabs, carrying passengers for hire on any portion of the Colonial Parkway. The fees for such permits shall be as follows:
(1) Annual permit for the calendar year: $3.50 for each passenger-carrying seat in the vehicle to be operated.
(2) Quarterly permit for a period beginning January 1, April 1, July 1, or October 1: $1 for each passenger-carrying seat in the vehicle to be operated.
(3) Permit good for one day, 5-passenger vehicle: $1.
(4) Permit good for one day, more than 5-passenger vehicle: $3.
[32 FR 16213, Nov. 28, 1967, as amended at 48 FR 30293, June 30, 1983]
§ 7.2 Crater Lake National Park.
(a) Fishing. Fishing in Crater Lake and park streams is permitted from May 20 through October 31.
(b) Boating. No private vessel or motor may be used on the waters of the park.
(c) Snowmobiles. Snowmobile use is permitted in Crater Lake National Park on the North Entrance Road from its intersection with the Rim Drive to the park boundary, and on intermittent routes detouring from the North Entrance Road as designated by the Superintendent and marked with snow poles and signs. Except for such designated detours marked with snow poles and signs, only that portion of the North Entrance Road intended for wheeled vehicle use may be used by snowmobiles. Such roadway is available for snowmobile use only when the designated roadway is closed to all wheeled vehicles used by the public.
[34 FR 9751, June 24, 1969, as amended at 41 FR 33263, Aug. 9, 1976]
§ 7.3 Glacier National Park.
(a) Fishing. (1) Fishing regulations, based on management objectives described in the park's Resource Management Plan, are established annually by the Superintendent.
(2) The Superintendent may impose closures and establish conditions or restrictions, in accordance with the criteria and procedures of §§1.5 and 1.7 of this chapter, or any activity pertaining to fishing, including but not limited to, species of fish that may be taken, seasons and hours during which fishing may take place, methods of taking, size, location, and possession limits.
(3) Fishing in violation of a condition or restriction established by the Superintendent is prohibited.
(b) Eating, drinking, and lodging establishments. (1) No eating, drinking, or lodging establishment offering food, drink, or lodging for sale may be operated on any privately owned lands within Glacier National Park unless a permit for the operation thereof has first been obtained from the Superintendent.
(2) The Superintendent will issue a permit only after an inspection of the premises and a determination that the premises comply with the substantive requirements of State and county health and sanitary laws and ordinances and rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto which would apply to the premises if the privately owned lands were not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
(3) No fee will be charged for the issuance of such a permit.
(4) The Superintendent or his duly authorized representative shall have the right of inspection at all reasonable times for the purpose of ascertaining that the premises are being maintained and operated in compliance with State and county health laws and ordinances and rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.
(5) Failure of the permittee to comply with all State and county substantive laws and ordinances, and rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto applicable to the establishment for which a permit is issued, or failure to comply with any Federal law or any regulation promulgated by the Secretary of the Interior for governing the park, or with the conditions imposed by the permit, will be grounds for revocation of the permit.
(6) The applicant or permittee may appeal to the Regional Director, National Park Service, from any final action of the Superintendent, refusing, conditioning, or revoking a permit. Such an appeal, in writing, shall be filed within 30 days after receipt of notice by the applicant or permittee of the action appealed from. Any final decision of the Regional Director may be appealed to the Director, National Park Service, within 30 days after receipt of notice by the applicant or permittee of the Regional Director's decision. During the period in which an appeal is being considered by the Regional Director or the Director, the establishment for which a permit has been denied or revoked shall not be operated.
(7) The revocable permit for eating, drinking, and lodging establishments issued by the Superintendent shall contain general regulatory provisions as hereinafter set forth, and will include such reasonable special conditions relating to the health and safety of visitors both to the park and to the establishments as the Superintendent may deem necessary to cover existing local circumstances, and shall be in a form substantially as follows:
(Front of Permit)
U.S. Department of the Interior
national park service
Revocable Permit for Operation of Eating or Drinking and Lodging Establishments
Permission is hereby granted ______, who resides at ______, to operate during the period of ______, 19__, to ________, 19__, inclusive a _____________ (specify type of establishment) within Glacier National Park on lands privately owned or controlled by him (her) over which the United States exercises exclusive jurisdiction. This permit is subject to the general provisions and any special conditions stated on the reverse hereof.
Issued at Glacier National Park, Mont., this ______ day of ________, 19__.
I, ____________, the permittee named herein, accept this permit subject to the terms, convenants, obligations, and reservations expressed or implied.
Copartnership—permittees sign as “Members of firm”.
Corporation—the officer authorized to execute contracts, etc., should sign, with title, the sufficiency of such signature being attested by the Secretary, with corporate seal in lieu of witness.
Name Address Name Address
(Reverse of Permit)
General Regulatory Provisions of This Permit
1. Permittee shall exercise this privilege subject to the supervision of the Superintendent of the Park and shall comply with the regulations of the Secretary of the Interior governing the Park.
2. Any building or structure used for the purpose of conducting the business herein permitted shall be kept in a safe, and sightly condition.
3. The permittee shall dispose of all refuse from the business herein permitted as required by the Superintendent.
4. Permittee, his agents, and employees shall be responsible for the preservation of good order within the vicinity of the business operations herein permitted.
5. Failure of the permittee to comply with all State and county substantive laws and ordinances and rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto applicable to eating, drinking, and lodging establishments or to comply with any law or any regulation of the Secretary of the Interior governing the Park or with the conditions imposed by this permit, will be grounds for revocation of this permit.
6. This permit may not be transferred or assigned without the consent, in writing of the Superintendent.
7. Neither Members of, nor Delegates to Congress, or Resident Commissioners, officers, agents, or employees of the Department of the Interior, shall be admitted to any share or part of this permit or derive, directly or indirectly, any pecuniary benefit arising therefrom.
8. Standard Equal Employment Provision to be set out in full as provided for by Executive Orders 10925 and 11114.
9. The following special provisions are made a part of this permit: _________
(c) Water supply and sewage disposal systems. The provisions of this paragraph apply to the privately owned lands within Glacier National Park. The provisions of this paragraph do not excuse compliance by eating, drinking, or lodging establishments with §5.10 of the chapter.
(1) Facilities. (i) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (e)(3) of this section, no person shall occupy any building or structure intended for human habitation, or use, unless such building is served by water supply and sewage disposal systems that comply with the standards prescribed by State and county laws and regulations applicable in the county within whose exterior boundaries such building is located.
(ii) No person shall construct, rebuild or alter any water supply or sewage disposal system without a written permit issued by the Superintendent. The Superintendent will issue such permit only after receipt of written notification from the appropriate Federal, State, or county officer that the plans for such system comply with State or county standards. There shall be no charge for such permits. Any person aggrieved by an action of the Superintendent with respect to any such permit or permit application may appeal in writing to the Director, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
(2) Inspections. (i) The appropriate State or county health officer, the Superintendent, or their authorized representatives or an officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, may inspect any water supply or sewage disposal system, from time to time, in order to determine whether such system complies with the State and county standards: Provided, however, That inspection shall be made only upon consent of the occupant of the premises or pursuant to a warrant.
(ii) Any water supply or sewage disposal system may be inspected without the consent of the occupant of the premises or a warrant if there is probable cause to believe that such system presents an immediate and severe danger to the public health.
(3) Defective systems. (i) If upon inspection, any water supply system or sewage disposal system is found by the inspecting officer not to be in conformance with applicable State and county standards, the Superintendent will send to the ostensible owner and/or the occupant of such property, by certified mail, a written notice specifying what steps must be taken to achieve compliance. If after one year has elapsed from the mailing of such written notice the deficiency has not been corrected, such deficiency shall constitute a violation of this regulation and shall be the basis for court action for the vacation of the premises.
(ii) If upon inspection, any water supply or sewage disposal system is found by the inspecting officer not to be in conformance with established State and county standards and it is found further that there is immediate and severe danger to the public health or the health of the occupants, the Superintendent shall post appropriate notices at conspicuous places on such premises, and thereafter, no person shall occupy the premises on which the system is located until the Superintendent is satisfied that remedial measures have been taken that will assure compliance of the system with established State and county standards.
(d) Motorboats. (1) Motorboats and motor vessels are limited to ten (10) horsepower or less on Bowman and Two Medicine Lakes. This restriction does not apply to sightseeing vessels operated by an authorized concessioner on Two Medicine Lake.
(2) All motorboats and motor vessels except the authorized, concessioner-operated, sightseeing vessels are prohibited on Swiftcurrent Lake.
(3) The operation of all motorboats and motor vessels are prohibited on Kintla Lake.
(e) Canadian dollars. To promote the purpose of the Act of May 2, 1932 (47 Stat. 145; 16 U.S.C. 161a), Canadian dollars tendered by Canadian visitors entering the United States section of Glacier National Park will be accepted at the official rate of exchange in payment of the recreation fees prescribed for the park.
(f) Commercial passenger-carrying motor vehicles. The prohibition against the commercial transportation of passengers by motor vehicles to Glacier National Park, contained in §5.4 of this chapter, shall be subject to the following exceptions:
(1) Commercial transport of passengers by motor vehicles on those portions of the park roads from Sherburne entrance to the Many Glacier area; from Two Medicine entrance to Two Medicine Lake; from West Glacier entrance to the Camas Entrance; U.S. Highway 2 from Walton to Java; and the Going-to-the-Sun Road from West Glacier entrance to Lake McDonald Lodge and from St. Mary entrance to Rising Sun will be permitted.
(2) Commercial passenger-carrying motor vehicles operated in the above areas, on a general, infrequent, and nonscheduled tour in which the visit to the park is incidental to such tour, and carrying only round-trip passengers traveling from the point of origin of the tour, will be accorded admission to the park. Such tours shall not provide, in effect, a regular and duplicating service conflicting with, or in competition with, the tours provided for the public pursuant to contract authorization from the Secretary as determined by the Superintendent.
[34 FR 5842, Mar. 28, 1969, as amended at 36 FR 9248, May 21, 1971; 37 FR 7499, Apr. 15, 1972; 48 FR 29847, June 29, 1983; 48 FR 30293, June 30, 1983; 52 FR 10685, Apr. 2, 1987; 60 FR 35841, July 12, 1995; 60 FR 55791, Nov. 3, 1995]
§ 7.4 Grand Canyon National Park.
(a) Commercial passenger-carrying motor vehicles. The prohibition against the commercial transportation of passengers by motor vehicles to Grand Canyon National Park contained in §5.4 of this chapter shall be subject to the following exception: Motor vehicles operated on a general, infrequent, and nonscheduled tour on which the visit to the park is an incident to such tour, carrying only round-trip passengers traveling from the point of origin of the tour, will be accorded admission to the park.
(b) Colorado whitewater boat trips. The following regulations shall apply to all persons using the waters of, or Federally owned land administered by the National Park Service, along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park, upstream from Diamond Creek at approximately river mile 226:
(1) No person shall operate a vessel engaging in predominantly upstream travel or having a total horsepower in excess of 55.
(2) U.S. Coast Guard approved life preservers must be worn by every person while on the river or while lining or portaging near rough water. One extra preserver must be carried for each ten (10) persons.
(3) No person shall conduct, lead, or guide a river trip unless such person possesses a permit issued by the Superintendent, Grand Canyon National Park. The National Park Service reserves the right to limit the number of such permits issued, or the number of persons traveling on trips authorized by such permits when, in the opinion of the National Park Service, such limitations are necessary in the interest of public safety or protection of the ecological and environmental values of the area.
(i) The Superintendent shall issue a permit upon a determination that the person leading, guiding, or conducting a river trip is experienced in running rivers in white water navigation of similar difficulty, and possesses appropriate equipment, which is identified in the terms and conditions of the permit.
(ii) No person shall conduct, lead, guide, or outfit a commercial river trip without first securing the above permit and possessing an additional permit authorizing the conduct of a commercial or business activity in the park.
(iii) An operation is commercial if any fee, charge or other compensation is collected for conducting, leading, guiding, or outfitting a river trip. A river trip is not commercial if there is a bona fide sharing of actual expenses.
(4) All human waste will be taken out of the Canyon and deposited in established receptacles, or will be disposed of by such means as is determined by the Superintendent.
(5) No person shall take a dog, cat, or other pet on a river trip.
(6) The kindling of a fire is permitted only on beaches. The fire must be completely extinguished only with water before abandoning the area.
(7) Picnicking is permitted on beach areas along the Colorado River.
(8) Swimming and bathing are permitted except in locations immediately above rapids, eddies and riffles or near rough water.
(9) Possession of a permit to conduct, guide, outfit, or lead a river trip also authorizes camping along the Colorado River by persons in the river trip party, except on lands within the Hualapai Indian Reservation which are administered by the Hualapai Tribal Council; Provided, however, That no person shall camp at Red Wall Cavern, Elves Chasm, the mouth of Havasu Creek, or along the Colorado River bank between the mouth of the Paria River and the Navajo Bridge.
(10) All persons issued a river trip permit shall comply with all the terms and conditions of the permit.
(c) Immobilized and legally inoperative vehicles. (1) An immobilized vehicle is a motor vehicle which is not capable of moving under its own power due to equipment malfunction or deficiency. This term shall also include trailers whose wheels have been removed or which, for other reasons, cannot be immediately towed from their location, excluding trailers being used as residences which are occupying sites designated for this purpose by the Superintendent. A legally inoperative vehicle is a motor vehicle capable of movement under its own power, but not licensed to legally operate on roads.
(2) Leaving, storing, or placing upon federally owned lands within the park any immobilized or legally inoperative vehicle for a period exceeding 30 days is prohibited, except under the terms of a permit issued by the Superintendent.
(3) A revocable permit for an immobilized or legally inoperative vehicle may be issued without fee by the Superintendent for a specific period of time, upon a finding that the issuance of such a permit will not interfere with park management or impair park resources.
(i) Any permit issued will be valid for the period stated on the permit, unless otherwise revoked or terminated by the Superintendent, and will state the name and address of the owner, the description of the vehicle, and the exact location where it may be left, stored or placed.
(ii) The permittee will affix the permit securely and conspicuously to the vehicle.
(iii) The permit shall be nontransferable.
(iv) Any person issued a permit shall comply with all terms and conditions of the permit. Failure to do so will constitute cause for the Superintendent to terminate the permit at any time.
(v) A permit may be revoked at any time for the convenience of the National Park Service or upon a finding that continued authorization under the permit would interfere with park management or impair park resources.
(4) An immobilized or legally inoperative vehicle left in excess of 30 days without a permit will be removed at the owner's expense.
(5) An immobilized or legally inoperative vehicle constituting a safety hazard, causing an obstruction to roads or trails, or interfering with maintenance operations will be removed immediately at the owner's expense. Such interference or impairment may include, but shall not be limited to, the creation of a safety hazard, traffic congestion, visual pollution, or fuel and lubricant drip pollution.
(6) The Superintendent shall have the right of inspection at all reasonable times to ensure compliance with the requirements of this paragraph.
[34 FR 14212, Sept. 10, 1969 as amended at 36 FR 23293, Dec. 8, 1971; 42 FR 25857, May 20, 1977; 43 FR 1793, Jan. 12, 1978; 52 FR 10685, Apr. 2, 1987]
§ 7.5 Mount Rainier National Park.
(a) Fishing. (1) The following waters are closed to fishing:
(i) Tipsoo Lake.
(ii) Shadow Lake.
(iii) Klickitat Creek above the White River Entrance water supply intake.
(iv) Laughing Water Creek above the Ohanapecosh water supply intake.
(v) Frozen Lake.
(vi) Reflection Lakes.
(vii) Ipsut Creek above the Ipsut Creek Campground water supply intake.
(2) Except for artificial fly fishing, the Ohanapecosh River and its tributaries are closed to all fishing.
(3) There shall be no minimum size limit on fish that may be possessed.
(4) The daily catch and possession limit for fish taken from park waters shall be six pounds and one fish, not to exceed 12 fish.
(b) Climbing and hiking. (1) Registration with the Superintendent is required prior to and upon return from any climbing or hiking on glaciers or above the normal high camps such as Camp Muir and Camp Schurman.
(2) A person under 18 years of age must have permission of his parent or legal guardian before climbing above the normal high camps.
(3) A party traveling above the high camps must consist of a minimum of two persons unless prior permission for a solo climb has been obtained from the Superintendent. The Superintendent will consider the following points when reviewing a request for a solo climb: The weather prediction for the estimated duration of the climb, and the likelihood of new snowfall, sleet, fog , or hail along the route, the feasibility of climbing the chosen route because of normal inherent hazards, current route conditions, adequacy of equipment and clothing, and qualifying experience necessary for the route contemplated.
(c) Backcountry Camping—(1) Backcountry camping permits required. No person or group of persons traveling together may camp in the backcountry without a valid backcountry camping permit. Permits may be issued to each permittee or to the leader of the group for a group of persons. The permit must be attached to the pack or camping equipment of each permittee in a clearly visible location. No person may camp in any location other than that designated in the permit for a given date.
(2) Group size limitations. Groups exceeding five persons must camp at a group site, but groups may not exceed twelve persons. The Superintendent may, however,
(i) Waive group size limitations on routes in the climbing zone when he determines that it will not result in environmental degradation; and
(ii) Establish special zones and group size limitations during the winter season to balance the impact of cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and snowmobilers on the resource.
(d) Snowmobile use—(1) Designated routes. (i) That portion of the West Side Road south of Round Pass.
(ii) The Mather Memorial Parkway (State Route 410) from its intersection with the White River Road north to the park boundary.
(iii) The White River Road from its intersection with the Mather Memorial Parkway to the White River Campground.
(iv) The Cougar Rock Campground road system.
(v) The Stevens Canyon Road from Stevens Canyon Entrance to the Stevens Canyon Road tunnel at Box Canyon.
[34 FR 17520, Oct. 30, 1969, as amended at 40 FR 31938, July 30, 1975; 41 FR 14863, Apr. 8, 1976; 41 FR 33264, Aug. 9, 1976; 42 FR 22557, May 4, 1977; 48 FR 30293, June 30, 1983]
§ 7.6 Muir Woods National Monument.
(a) Fires. Fires are prohibited within the monument.
(c) Fishing. Fishing is prohibited within the Monument.
[24 FR 11035, Dec. 30, 1959, as amended at 34 FR 5255, Mar. 14, 1969; 39 FR 14338, Apr. 23, 1974]
§ 7.7 Rocky Mountain National Park.
(a) Fishing. (1) Fishing restrictions, based on management objectives described in the park's Resources Management Plan, are established annually by the Superintendent.
(2) The Superintendent may impose closures and establish conditions or restrictions, in accordance with the criteria and procedures of §§1.5 and 1.7 of this chapter, on any activity pertaining to fishing, including, but not limited to species of fish that may be taken, seasons and hours during which fishing may take place, methods of taking, size, creel, and possession limits.
(3) Fishing in closed waters or violating a condition or restriction established by the Superintendent is prohibited.
(b) Trucking Permits. (1) The Superintendent may issue a permit for trucking on a park road when the load carried originates and terminates within the counties of Larimer, Boulder, or Grand, Colorado.
(2) The fee charged for such trucking over Trail Ridge Road is the same as the single visit entrance fee for a private passenger vehicle. A trucking permit is valid for one round trip, provided such trip is made in one day, otherwise the permit is valid for a one-way trip only.
(3) The fees provided in this paragraph also apply to a special emergency trucking permit issued pursuant to §5.6(b) of this chapter.
(c) Boats. (1) The operation of motorboats is prohibited on all waters of the park.
(2) All vessels are prohibited on Bear Lake.
(d) Dogs, cats, and other pets. In addition to the provisions of §2.15 of this chapter, dogs, cats, and other pets on leash, crated, or otherwise under physical restraint are permitted in the park only within 100 feet of the edge of established roads or parking areas, and are permitted within established campgrounds and picnic areas; dogs, cats, and other pets are prohibited in the backcountry and on established trails.
(e)(1) On what route may I operate a snowmobile? Snowmobiles may be operated on the North Supply Access Trail solely for the purpose of gaining access between national forest lands on the west side of the park and the town of Grand Lake. Use of this trail for other purposes is not permitted. This trail will be marked by signs, snow poles or other appropriate means.
(2) When may I operate a snowmobile on the North Supply Access Trail? The Superintendent will determine the opening and closing dates for use of the North Supply Access Trail each year, taking into consideration the location of wintering wildlife, appropriate snow cover, and other factors that may relate to public safety. The Superintendent will notify the public of such dates through one or more of the methods listed in §1.7(a) of this chapter. Temporary closure of this route will be initiated through the posting of appropriate signs and/or barriers.
[40 FR 14912, Apr. 3, 1975, as amended at 41 FR 49629, Nov. 10, 1976; 43 FR 14308, Apr. 5, 1978; 48 FR 30293, June 30, 1983; 49 FR 24893, June 18, 1984; 49 FR 25854, June 25, 1984; 52 FR 10685, Apr. 2, 1987; 52 FR 23304, June 19, 1987; 54 FR 4020, Jan. 27, 1989; 54 FR 43061, Oct. 20, 1989; 69 FR 53630, Sept. 2, 2004]
§ 7.8 Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
(a) Dogs and cats. Dogs and cats are prohibited on any park land or trail except within one-fourth mile of developed areas which are accessible by a designated public automobile road.
(b) Fishing. (1) Fishing restrictions, based on management objectives described in the parks' Resources Management Plan, are established annually by the Superintendent.
(2) The Superintendent may impose closures and establish conditions or restrictions, in accordance with the criteria and procedures of §§1.5 and 1.7 of this chapter, on any activity pertaining to fishing including, but not limited to, species of fish that may be taken, seasons and hours during which fishing may take place, methods of taking, size, location and elevation, and possession limits.
(3) Soda Springs Creek drainage is closed to fishing.
(4) Fishing in closed waters or in violation of a condition or restriction established by the Superintendent is prohibited.
(c) Privately owned lands—(1) Water supply, sewage or disposal systems, and building construction or alterations. The provisions of this paragraph apply to the privately owned lands within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
(i) Facilities. (a) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (c)(1)(iii) of this section, no person shall occupy any building or structure, intended for human habitation or use, unless such building complies with standards, prescribed by State and county laws and regulations applicable in the county within whose exterior boundaries such building is located, as to construction, water supply and sewage disposal systems.
(b) No person shall construct, rebuild, or alter any building, water supply or sewage disposal system without the permission of the Superintendent. The Superintendent will give such permission only after receipt of written notification from the appropriate Federal, State, or county officer that the plans for such building or system comply with State or county standards. Any person aggrieved by an action of the Superintendent with respect to any such permit or permit application may appeal in writing to the Director, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.
(ii) Inspections. (a) The appropriate State or county officer, the Superintendent, or their authorized representatives or an officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, may inspect any building, water supply, or sewage disposal system, from time to time, in order to determine whether the building, water supply, or sewage disposal system comply with the State and county standards: Provided, however, That inspection shall be made only upon consent of the occupant of the premises or pursuant to a warrant.
(b) Any building, water supply, or sewage disposal system may be inspected without the consent of the occupant of the premises or a warrant if there is probable cause to believe that such system presents an immediate and severe danger to the public health and safety.
(iii) Defective systems. (a) If upon inspection, any building, water supply or sewage disposal system is found by the inspecting officer not to be in conformance with applicable State and county standards, the Superintendent will send to the ostensible owner and/or the occupant of such property, by certified mail, a written notice specifying what steps must be taken to achieve compliance. If after 1 year has elapsed from the mailing of such notice the deficiency has not been corrected, such deficiency shall constitute a violation of this regulation and shall be the basis for court action for the vacation of the premises.
(b) If upon inspection, any building, water supply or sewage disposal system is found by the inspecting officer not to be in conformance with established State and county standards and it is found further that there is immediate and severe danger to the public health and safety or the health and safety of the occupants or users, the Superintendent shall post appropriate notices at conspicuous places on such premises, and thereafter, no person shall occupy or use the premises on which the deficiency or hazard is located until the Superintendent is satisfied that remedial measures have been taken that will assure compliance with established State and county standards.
(d) Stock Driveways. (1) The present county road extending from the west boundary of Kings Canyon National Park near Redwood Gap to Quail Flat junction of the General's Highway and the old road beyond is designated for the movement of stock and vehicular traffic, without charge, to and from national forest lands on either side of the General Grant Grove section of the park. Stock must be prevented from straying from the right of way.
(e) Snowmobiles. (1) The use of snowmobiles is allowed on the unplowed roads of Wilsonia, the Wilsonia parking lot, and the Mineral King road.
(2) Snowmobile use will be limited to providing access to private property within the exterior boundaries of the park area, pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit issued only to owners of such private property.
[34 FR 9387, June 14, 1969, as amended at 49 FR 18450, Apr. 30, 1984; 56 FR 41943, Aug. 26, 1991]
§ 7.9 St. Croix National Scenic Rivers.
(a) Snowmobiles. After consideration of existing special situations, i.e., depth of snow or thickness of ice, and depending on local weather conditions, the superintendent may allow the use of snowmobiles on the frozen surface of the Saint Croix River on those sections normally used by motor boats during other seasons, between the Boomsite and Highway 243 near Osceola, Wisconsin, and Saint Croix Falls to Riverside, Wisconsin, and in those areas where county or other established snowmobile trails need to cross the riverway or riverway lands to connect with other established snowmobile trails.
(b) Fishing. Unless otherwise designated, fishing in a manner authorized under applicable State law is allowed.
(c) Vessels. (1) Entering by vessel, launching a vessel, operating a vessel, or knowingly allowing another person to enter, launch or operate a vessel, or attempting to do any of these activities in park area waters when that vessel or the trailer or the carrier of that vessel has been in water infested or contaminated with aquatic nuisance species, except as provided in paragraph (c)(2) of this section is prohibited.
(2) Vessels, trailers or other carriers of vessels wishing to enter park area waters from aquatic nuisance species contaminated or infested waters may enter after being inspected and cleaned using the technique or process appropriate to the nuisance species.
(d) Placing or dumping, or attempting to place or dump, bait containers, live wells, or other water-holding devises that are or were filled with waters holding or contaminated by aquatic nuisance species is prohibited.
(e) Using a wet suit or associated water use and diving equipment previously used in waters infested with aquatic nuisance species prior to being inspected and cleaned using a process appropriate to the nuisance species is prohibited.
(f) For the purpose of this section:
(1) The term aquatic nuisance species means the zebra mussel, purple loosestrife and Eurasian watermilfoil;
(2) The term vessel means every type or description of craft on the water used or capable of being used as a means of transportation, including seaplanes, when on the water, and buoyant devises permitting or capable of free flotation.
[47 FR 55918, Dec. 14, 1982, as amended at 49 FR 18450, Apr. 30, 1984; 51 FR 8493, Mar. 12, 1986; 62 FR 33751, June 23, 1997]
§ 7.10 Zion National Park.
(a) Vehicle convoy requirements. (1) An operator of a vehicle that exceeds load or size limitations established by the superintendent for the use of park roads may not operate such vehicle on a park road without a convoy service provided at the direction of the superintendent.
(2) A single trip convoy fee of $15 is charged by the superintendent for each vehicle or combination of vehicles convoyed over a park road. Payment of a convoy fee by an operator of a vehicle owned by the Federal, State or county government and used on official business is not required. Failure to pay a required convoy fee is prohibited.
(b) Snowmobiles. After consideration of snow and weather conditions, the superintendent may permit the use of snowmobiles on designated routes within the park. Snowmobile use is restricted to the established roadway. All off-road use is prohibited. The designated routes are defined as follows:
(1) All of the paved portion of the Kolob Terrace Road from the park boundary in the west one-half of Sec. 33, T. 40 S., R. 11 W., Salt Lake Base and Meridian, north to where this road leaves the park in the northwest corner of Sec. 16, T. 40 S., R. 11 W., SLBM. This paved portion of the Kolob Terrace Road is approximately three and one-half miles in length.
(2) All of the unplowed, paved portions of the Kolob Terrace Road from the park boundary, north of Spendlove Knoll, in Sec. 5, T. 40 S., R. 11 W., SLBM, north to where this road leaves the park in the southwest corner of Sec. 23, T. 39 S., R. 11 W., SLBM, a distance of approximately five miles.
(3) The unplowed, graded dirt road from the park boundary in the southeast corner of Sec. 13, T. 39 S., R. 11 W., SLBM, south to Lava Point Fire Lookout in the northwest quarter of Sec. 31, T. 39 S., R. 10 W., SLBM, a distance of approximately one mile.
(4) The unplowed, graded dirt road from the Lava Point Ranger Station, southeast to the West Rim Trailhead and then to a point where this road divides and leaves the park, in the southeast corner of Sec. 30, and the northeast corner of Sec. 31, T. 39 S., R. 10 W., SLBM, a distance of approximately two miles.
(5) The unplowed, graded dirt road from the Lava Point Ranger Station, north to the park boundary where this road leaves the park, all in the southeast corner of Sec. 13, T. 39 S., R. 11 W., SLBM, a distance of approximately one-fourth mile.
[49 FR 34482, Aug. 31, 1984 as amended at 51 FR 4736, Feb. 7, 1986]
§ 7.11 Saguaro National Park
(a) Bicycles. That portion of the Cactus Forest Trail inside the Cactus Forest Drive is open to non-motorized bicycle use.
[68 FR 50077, Aug. 20, 2003]
§ 7.12 Gulf Islands National Seashore.
(a) Operation of seaplanes and amphibious aircraft. (1) Aircraft may be operated on the waters within the boundaries of the Seashore surrounding Ship, Horn and Petit Bois Islands, but approaches, landings and take-offs shall not be made within 500 feet of beaches.
(2) Aircraft may be moored to island beaches, but beaches may not be used as runways or taxi strips.
(3) Aircraft operating in the vicinity of any developed facilities, boat docks, floats, piers, ramps or bathing beaches will remain 500 feet from such facilities and must be operated with due care and regard for persons and property and in accordance with any posted signs or uniform waterway markers.
(4) Aircraft are prohibited from landing on or taking off from any land surfaces; any estuary, lagoon, pond or tidal flat; or any waters temporarily covering a beach; except when such operations may be authorized by prior permission of the Superintendent. Permission shall be based on needs for emergency service, resource protection, or resource management.
(b) Off-road operation of motor vehicles—(1) Route designations. (i) The operation of motor vehicles, other than on established roads and parking areas, is limited to oversand routes designated by the Superintendent in accordance with §4.10(b) of this chapter. Operation of vehicles on these routes will be subject to all provisions of parts 2 and 4 of this chapter, as well as the specific provisions of this paragraph (b).
(ii) Oversand routes may be designated by the Superintendent in the following locations:
(A) In the eastern portion of Perdido Key, from the easternmost extension of the paved road to the east end of the island, excluding the Perdido Key Historic District near the former site of Fort McRee.
(B) In the westernmost portion of Santa Rosa Island, from the vicinity of Fort Pickens to the west end of the island.
(iii) Oversand routes designated by the Superintendent will be shown on maps available at park headquarters and other park offices. Signs at the entrance to each route will designate the route as open to motor vehicles.
Routes will be marked as follows:
(A) On beach routes, travel is permitted only between the water's edge and a line of markers on the landward side of the beach.
(B) On inland routes, travel is permitted only in the lane designated by pairs of markers showing the sides of the route.
(2) Permits. (i) The Superintendent is authorized to establish a system of special recreation permits for oversand vehicles and to establish special recreation permit fees for these permits, consistent with the conditions and criteria of 36 CFR part 71.
(ii) No motor vehicle shall be operated on a designated oversand route without a valid permit issued by the Superintendent.
(iii) Permits are not transferable to another motor vehicle or to another driver. The driver listed on the permit must be present in the vehicle at any time it is being operated on an oversand route. Permits are to be displayed as directed at the time of issuance.
(iv) No permit shall be valid for more than one year. Permits may be issued for lesser periods, as appropriate for the time of year at which a permit is issued or the length of time for which use is requested.
(v) For a permit to be issued, a motor vehicle must:
(A) Be capable of four-wheel drive operation.
(B) Meet the requirements of §4.10(c)(3) of this chapter and conform to all applicable State laws regarding licensing, registration, inspection, insurance, and required equipment.
(C) Contain the following equipment to be carried at all times when the vehicle is being operated on an oversand route: shovel; tow rope, cable or chain; jack; and board or similar support for the jack.
(vi) No permit will be issued for a two-wheel drive motor vehicle, a motorcycle, an all-terrain vehicle, or any vehicle not meeting State requirements for on-road use.
(vii) In addition to any penalty required by §1.3 of this chapter for a violation of regulations governing the use of motor vehicles on oversand routes, the Superintendent may revoke the permit of the person committing the violation or in whose vehicle the violation was committed. No person whose permit has been so revoked shall be issued a permit for a period of one year following revocation.
(3) Operation of vehicles. (i) No motor vehicle shall be operated in any location off a designated oversand route or on any portion of a route designated as closed by the posting of appropriate signs.
(ii) No motor vehicle shall be operated on an oversand route in excess of the following speeds:
(A) 15 miles per hour while within 100 feet of any person not in a motor vehicle.
(B) 25 miles per hour at all other times.
(iii) When two motor vehicles meet on an oversand route, both drivers shall reduce speed and the driver who is traveling south or west shall yield the right of way, if theroute is too narrow for both vehicles. (continued)