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Chapter 352-32 WAC Public use of state park areas

Last Update: 11/30/05



DISPOSITIONS OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER
352-32-020 Police powers granted to certain employees. [Order 35, 352-32-020, filed 7/29/77; Order 9, 352-32-020, filed 11/24/70.] Repealed by 82-07-076 (Order 56), filed 3/23/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040.
352-32-035 Campsite reservation. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(2). 95-14-004, 352-32-035, filed 6/21/95, effective 7/22/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 93-06-001, 352-32-035, filed 2/17/93, effective 3/20/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). 92-19-098, 352-32-035, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 91-09-001, 352-32-035, filed 4/4/91, effective 5/15/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 88-07-074 (Order 103), 352-32-035, filed 3/18/88, effective 5/15/88; 87-08-008 (Order 100), 352-32-035, filed 3/23/87, effective 5/15/87; 86-24-015 (Order 97), 352-32-035, filed 11/24/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040, 43.51.055 and 43.51.060. 85-08-003 (Order 88), 352-32-035, filed 3/22/85, effective 5/15/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 84-09-045 (Order 77), 352-32-035, filed 4/16/84; 81-12-014 (Order 52), 352-32-035, filed 5/28/81; 80-05-006 (Order 44), 352-32-035, filed 4/4/80.] Repealed by 95-22-067, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060.
352-32-036 Environmental learning centers. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 80-14-009 (Order 48), 352-32-036, filed 9/22/80.] Repealed by 95-07-061, filed 3/13/95, effective 4/13/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060 and 43.51.395.
352-32-160 Religious services or group rallies. [Order 9, 352-32-160, filed 11/24/70.] Repealed by 83-08-032 (Resolution No. 66), filed 3/31/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060.
352-32-190 Solicitation. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 83-08-032 (Resolution No. 66), 352-32-190, filed 3/31/83; Order 9, 352-32-190, filed 11/24/70.] Repealed by 83-13-089 (Resolution No. 70), filed 6/17/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060.
352-32-25002 Campsite and rally area reservations -- Fort Worden State Park. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 98-04-065, 352-32-25002, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. 95-22-067, 352-32-25002, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060(6). 95-03-005, 352-32-25002, filed 1/5/95, effective 2/5/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(2). 92-05-002, 352-32-25002, filed 2/5/92, effective 3/7/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 86-24-016 (Order 98), 352-32-25002, filed 11/24/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060(6). 85-23-069 (Order 90), 352-32-25002, filed 11/20/85.] Repealed by 99-08-031, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040.



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352-32-010
Definitions.
Whenever used in this chapter the following terms shall be defined as herein indicated:

"Aircraft" shall mean any machine designed to travel through the air, whether heavier or lighter than air; airplane, dirigible, balloon, helicopter, etc. The term aircraft shall not include paraglider or remote controlled aircraft.

"Aquatic facility" shall mean any structure or area within a state park designated by the director or designee for aquatic activities, including, but not limited to, swimming pools, wading pools, swimming beaches, floats, docks, ramps, piers or underwater parks.

"Bivouac" shall mean to camp overnight on a vertical rock climbing route on a ledge or in a hammock sling.

"Campfires" shall mean any open flame from a wood source.

"Camping" shall mean erecting a tent or shelter or arranging bedding, or both, or parking a recreation vehicle or other vehicle for the purpose of remaining overnight.

"Camping party" shall mean an individual or a group of people (two or more persons not to exceed eight) that is organized, equipped and capable of sustaining its own camping activity. A "camping party" is a "camping unit" for purposes of RCW 79A.05.065.

"Commercial recreation use" is a recreational activity in a state park that is packaged and sold as a service by an organization or individual, other than state parks or a state park concessionaire.

"Commercial recreation provider" is any individual or organization that packages and sells a service that meets the definition of a commercial recreation use.

"Commission" shall mean the Washington state parks and recreation commission.

"Conference center" shall mean a state park facility designated as such by the director or designee that provides specialized services, day-use and overnight accommodations available by reservation for organized group activities.

"Day area parking space" shall mean any designated parking space within any state park area designated for daytime vehicle parking.

"Director" shall mean the director of the Washington state parks and recreation commission or the director's designee.

"Disrobe" shall mean to undress so as to appear nude.

"Emergency area" is an area in the park separate from the designated overnight camping area, which the park manager decides may be used for camping when no alternative camping facilities are available within reasonable driving distances.

"Environmental interpretation" shall mean the provision of services, materials, publications and/or facilities, including environmental learning centers (ELC), for other than basic access to parks and individual camping, picnicking, and boating in parks, that enhance public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural heritage through agency directed or self-learning activities.

"Environmental learning centers (ELC)" shall mean those specialized facilities, designated by the director, designed to promote outdoor recreation experiences and environmental education in a range of state park settings.

"Extra vehicle" shall mean each additional unhitched vehicle in excess of the one recreational vehicle that will be parked in a designated campsite or parking area for overnight.

"Fire" shall mean any open flame from any source or device including, but not limited to, campfires, stoves, candles, torches, barbeques and charcoal.

"Fish" shall mean all marine and freshwater fish and shellfish species including all species of aquatic invertebrates.

"Group" shall mean twenty or more people engaged together in an activity.

"Group camping areas" are designated areas usually primitive with minimal utilities and site amenities and are for the use of organized groups. Facilities and extent of development vary from park to park.

"Hiker/biker campsite" shall mean a campsite that is to be used solely by visitors arriving at the park on foot or bicycle.

"Motorcycle" means every motor vehicle having a saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a farm tractor and a moped.

"Multiple campsite" shall mean a designated and posted camping facility encompassing two or more individual standard, utility or primitive campsites.

"Overflow area" shall mean an area in a park separate from designated overnight and emergency camping areas, designated by the park manager, for camping to accommodate peak camping demands in the geographic region.

"Overnight accommodations" shall mean any facility or site designated for overnight occupancy within a state park area.

"Paraglider" shall mean an unpowered ultralight vehicle capable of flight, consisting of a fabric, rectangular or elliptical canopy or wing connected to the pilot by suspension lines and straps, made entirely of nonrigid materials except for the pilot's harness and fasteners. The term "paraglider" shall not include hang gliders or parachutes.

"Person" shall mean all natural persons, firms, partnerships, corporations, clubs, and all associations or combinations of persons whenever acting for themselves or by an agent, servant, or employee.

"Personal watercraft" means a vessel of less than sixteen feet that uses a motor powering a water jet pump, as its primary source of motive power and that is designed to be operated by a person sitting, standing, or kneeling on, or being towed behind the vessel, rather than in the conventional manner of sitting or standing inside the vessel.

"Popular destination park" shall mean any state park designated by the director as a popular destination park because, it is typically occupied to capacity on Friday or Saturday night during the high use season.

"Primitive campsite" shall mean a campsite not provided with flush comfort station nearby and which may not have any of the amenities of a standard campsite.

"Public assembly" shall mean a meeting, rally, gathering, demonstration, vigil, picketing, speechmaking, march, parade, religious service, or other congregation of persons for the purpose of public expression of views of a political or religious nature for which there is a reasonable expectation that more than one hundred persons will attend based on information provided by the applicant. Public assemblies must be open to all members of the public, and are generally the subject of attendance solicitations circulated prior to the event, such as media advertising, flyers, brochures, word-of-mouth notification, or other form of prior encouragement to attend.

Alternatively, the agency director may declare an event to be a public assembly in the following cases: Where evidentiary circumstances and supporting material suggest that more than one hundred persons will attend, even where the applicant does not indicate such an expectation; or where there is reason to expect a need for special preparations by the agency or the applicant, due to the nature or location of the event.

"Ranger" shall mean a duly appointed Washington state parks ranger who is vested with police powers under RCW 79A.05.160, and shall include the park manager in charge of any state park area.

"Recreation vehicle" shall mean a vehicle/trailer unit, van, pickup truck with camper, motor home, converted bus, or any similar type vehicle which contains sleeping and/or housekeeping accommodations.

"Remote controlled aircraft" shall mean nonpeopled model aircraft that are flown by using internal combustion, electric motors, elastic tubing, or gravity/wind for propulsion. The flight is controlled by a person on the ground using a hand held radio control transmitter.

"Residence" shall mean the long-term habitation of facilities at a given state park for purposes whose primary character is not recreational. "Residence" is characterized by one or both of the following patterns:

(1) Camping at a given park for more than thirty days within a forty-day time period April 1 through September 30; or forty days within a sixty-day time period October 1 through March 31. As provided in WAC 352-32-030(7), continuous occupancy of facilities by the same camping party shall be limited to ten consecutive nights April 1 through September 30. Provided that at the discretion of the park ranger the maximum stay may be extended to fourteen consecutive nights if the campground is not fully occupied. Campers may stay twenty consecutive nights October 1 through March 31 in one park, after which the camping unit must vacate the overnight park facilities for three consecutive nights. The time period shall begin on the date for which the first night's fee is paid.

(2) The designation of the park facility as a permanent or temporary address on official documents or applications submitted to public or private agencies or institutions.

"Seaweed" shall mean all species of marine algae and flowering sea grasses.

"Sno-park" shall mean any designated winter recreational parking area.

"Special groomed trail area" shall mean those sno-park areas designated by the director as requiring a special groomed trail permit.

"Special recreation event" shall mean a group recreation activity in a state park sponsored or organized by an individual or organization that requires reserving park areas, planning, facilities, staffing, or other services beyond the level normally provided at the state park to ensure public welfare and safety and facility and/or environmental protection.

"Standard campsite" shall mean a designated camping site which is served by nearby domestic water, sink waste, garbage disposal, and flush comfort station.

"State park area" shall mean any area under the ownership, management, or control of the commission, including trust lands which have been withdrawn from sale or lease by order of the commissioner of public lands and the management of which has been transferred to the commission, and specifically including all those areas defined in WAC 352-16-020. State park areas do not include the seashore conservation area as defined in RCW 79A.05.605 and as regulated under chapter 352-37 WAC.

"Trailer dump station" shall mean any state park sewage disposal facility designated for the disposal of sewage waste from any recreation vehicle, other than as may be provided in a utility campsite.

"Upland" shall mean all lands lying above mean high water.

"Utility campsite" shall mean a standard campsite with the addition of electricity and which may have domestic water and/or sewer.

"Vehicle" shall include every device capable of being moved upon a public highway and in, upon, or by which any persons or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway. For the purposes of this chapter, this definition excludes bicycles, wheelchairs, motorized foot scooters, electric personal assistive mobility devices (EPAMDs), snowmobiles and other nonlicensed vehicles.

"Vehicle parking permit" means the permit issued on a daily, multiple day or annual basis for parking a vehicle in any state park area designated for daytime vehicle parking, excluding designated sno-park parking areas.

"Walk-in campsite" shall mean a campsite that is accessed only by walking to the site and which may or may not have vehicle parking available near by.

"Watercraft launch site" shall mean any facility located in a state park area designated for the purpose of placing or retrieving any vehicle-borne or trailer-borne watercraft into or out of the water.

"Water trail advisory committee" shall mean the twelve-member committee constituted by RCW 79A.05.420.

"Water trail camping sites" shall mean those specially designated group camp areas identified with signs, that are near water ways, and that have varying facilities and extent of development.

"Wood debris" shall mean down and dead tree material.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.165, 79A.05.605, and 79A.05.610. 05-24-030, 352-32-010, filed 11/30/05, effective 12/31/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. 05-01-069, 352-32-010, filed 12/9/04, effective 1/9/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, and 79A.05.075. 04-01-067, 352-32-010, filed 12/12/03, effective 1/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, and 79A.05.065. 02-19-069, 352-32-010, filed 9/13/02, effective 10/14/02. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. 00-13-070, 352-32-010, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW and RCW 79A.05.070. 00-01-201, 352-32-010, filed 12/22/99, effective 1/22/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(2). 98-23-063, 352-32-010, filed 11/16/98, effective 1/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 98-04-065, 352-32-010, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050, 43.51.040 and 43.51.300. 97-21-133, 352-32-010, filed 10/21/97, effective 1/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050 and 43.51.040. 96-22-018, 352-32-010, filed 10/29/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.180. 96-02-015, 352-32-010, filed 12/21/95, effective 1/21/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. 95-22-067, 352-32-010, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060 and 43.51.395. 95-07-061, 352-32-010, filed 3/13/95, effective 4/13/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 94-23-024, 352-32-010, filed 11/7/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060. 94-08-036, 352-32-010, filed 3/31/94, effective 5/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 94-01-087, 352-32-010, filed 12/13/93, effective 1/13/94; 93-08-025, 352-32-010, filed 3/30/93, effective 5/1/93; 93-06-001, 352-32-010, filed 2/17/93, effective 3/20/93; 91-09-001, 352-32-010, filed 4/4/91, effective 5/15/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 89-07-020 (Order 89-01), 352-32-010, filed 3/7/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.10.040, 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 87-24-032 (Order 102), 352-32-010, filed 11/24/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 87-08-008 (Order 100), 352-32-010, filed 3/23/87, effective 5/15/87; 86-06-020 (Order 91), 352-32-010, filed 2/25/86; 81-09-034 (Order 50), 352-32-010, filed 4/14/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 80-14-009 (Order 48), 352-32-010, filed 9/22/80. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 80-05-007 (Order 45), 352-32-010, filed 4/4/80; Order 9, 352-32-010, filed 11/24/70.]




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352-32-01001
Feeding wildlife.
No person shall intentionally feed, attract, or artificially sustain wildlife in state park areas. The feeding of indigenous wildlife is prohibited in all state park areas unless otherwise posted. This section does not apply to authorized feeding programs established with the Washington state department of fish and wildlife.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 98-04-065, 352-32-01001, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98.]




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352-32-011
Dress standards.
(1) In order to identify temporary field operations personnel to the public for their safety and welfare, it is necessary for selected employees to furnish and wear apparel that will comply with a generally accepted dress standard common to the outdoor recreation industry.

(2) The apparel for male and female temporary field operations personnel shall consist of an agency approved long or short sleeve shirt/blouse and agency supplied logos as defined in the agency uniform manual.



[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. 00-13-070, 352-32-011, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 92-04-072, 352-32-011, filed 2/4/92, effective 3/6/92; 90-20-031, 352-32-011, filed 9/25/90, effective 10/26/90.]




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352-32-030
Camping.
(1) Camping facilities of the state parks within the Washington state parks and recreation commission system are designed and administered specifically to provide recreational opportunities for park visitors. Use of park facilities for purposes which are of a nonrecreational nature, such as long-term residency at park facilities, obstructs opportunities for recreational use, and is inconsistent with the purposes for which those facilities were designed.

No person or camping party may use any state park facility for residence purposes, as defined (WAC 352-32-010).

(2) No person shall camp in any state park area except in areas specifically designated and/or marked for that purpose or as directed by a ranger.

(3) Occupants shall vacate camping facilities by removing their personal property therefrom no later than 1:00 p.m., if the applicable camping fee has not been paid or if the time limit for occupancy of the campsite has expired or the site is reserved by another party. Remaining in a campsite beyond the established checkout time shall subject the occupant to the payment of an additional camping fee.

(4) Use of utility campsites by tent campers shall be subject to payment of the utility campsite fee except when otherwise specified by a ranger.

(5) A campsite is considered occupied when it is being used for purposes of camping by a person or persons who have paid the camping fee within the applicable time limits or when it has been reserved through the appropriate procedures of the reservation system. No person shall take or attempt to take possession of a campsite when it is being occupied by another party, or when informed by a ranger that such site is occupied, or when the site is posted with a "reserved" sign. In the case of a reserved site, a person holding a valid reservation for that specific site may occupy it according to the rules relating to the reservation system for that park. In order to afford the public the greatest possible use of the state park system on a fair and equal basis, campsites in those parks not on the state park reservation system will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No person shall hold or attempt to hold campsite(s), for another camping party for present or future camping dates, except as prescribed for multiple campsites. Any site occupied by a camping party must be actively utilized for camping purposes.

(6) One person may register for one or more sites within a multiple campsite by paying the multiple campsite fee and providing the required information on the occupants of the other sites. An individual may register and hold a multiple campsite for occupancy on the same day by other camping parties. Multiple campsites in designated reservation parks are reservable under the reservation system.

(7) In order to afford the general public the greatest possible use of the state park system, on a fair and equal basis, and to prevent residential use, continuous occupancy of facilities by the same camping party shall be limited. Campers may stay ten consecutive nights in one park, after which the camping party must vacate the park for three consecutive nights, April 1 through September 30, not to exceed thirty days in a forty-day time period. Provided that at the discretion of the park ranger the maximum stay may be extended to fourteen consecutive nights if the campground is not fully occupied. Campers may stay twenty consecutive nights in one park, after which the camping party must vacate the park for three consecutive nights, October 1 through March 31, not to exceed forty days in a sixty-day time period. This limitation shall not apply to those individuals who meet the qualifications of WAC 352-32-280 and 352-32-285.

(8) A maximum of eight people shall be permitted at a campsite overnight, unless otherwise authorized by a ranger. The number of vehicles occupying a campsite shall be limited to one car and one recreational vehicle: Provided, That one additional vehicle without built-in sleeping accommodations may occupy a designated campsite when in the judgment of a ranger the constructed facilities so warrant. The number of tents allowed at each campsite shall be limited to the number that will fit on the developed tent pad or designated area as determined by a ranger.

(9) Persons traveling by bicycles, motor bikes or other similar modes of transportation and utilizing campsites shall be limited to eight persons per site, provided no more than four motorcycles may occupy a campsite.

(10) Water trail camping sites are for the exclusive use of persons traveling by human and wind powered beachable vessels as their primary mode of transportation to the areas. Such camping areas are subject to the campsite capacity limitations as otherwise set forth in this section. Exceptions for emergencies may be approved by the ranger on an individual basis. Water trail site fees, as published by state parks, must be paid at the time the site is occupied.

(11) Overnight stays (bivouac) on technical rock climbing routes will be allowed as outlined in the park's site specific climbing management plan. All litter and human waste must be contained and disposed of properly.

(12) Emergency camping areas may be used only when all designated campsites are full and at the park ranger's discretion. Persons using emergency areas must pay the applicable campsite fee and must vacate the site when directed by the park ranger.

(13) Designated overflow camping areas may be used only when all designated campsites in a park are full and the demand for camping in the geographic area around the park appears to exceed available facilities. Persons using overflow camping areas must pay the applicable campsite fee.

(14) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, and 79A.05.075. 03-01-079, 352-32-030, filed 12/13/02, effective 1/13/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. 00-13-070, 352-32-030, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 98-04-065, 352-32-030, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.180. 96-02-015, 352-32-030, filed 12/21/95, effective 1/21/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. 95-22-067, 352-32-030, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 94-23-024, 352-32-030, filed 11/7/94, effective 1/1/95; 93-06-001, 352-32-030, filed 2/17/93, effective 3/20/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). 92-19-098, 352-32-030, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 87-08-008 (Order 100), 352-32-030, filed 3/23/87, effective 5/15/87; 86-06-020 (Order 91), 352-32-030, filed 2/25/86; 83-09-031 (Resolution No. 67), 352-32-030, filed 4/15/83; 82-09-035 (Order 60), 352-32-030, filed 4/14/82; 81-09-034 (Order 50), 352-32-030, filed 4/14/81; 80-05-007 (Order 45), 352-32-030, filed 4/4/80. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(2) and 43.51.060(6). 78-05-082 (Order 39), 352-32-030, filed 5/1/78; Order 33, 352-32-030, filed 4/28/77; Order 9, 352-32-030, filed 11/24/70.]




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352-32-037
Environmental learning centers (ELCs).
All ELCs are reservable by:

(1) Complying with the reservation procedure; and

(2) Paying the appropriate fees and deposits both of which are published by state parks.

Use of ELCs shall be on a first-come-first-served basis if the facility is not reserved.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 98-04-065, 352-32-037, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. 95-22-067, 352-32-037, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060 and 43.51.395. 95-07-061, 352-32-037, filed 3/13/95, effective 4/13/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 83-09-031 (Resolution No. 67), 352-32-037, filed 4/15/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 80-14-009 (Order 48), 352-32-037, filed 9/22/80.]




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352-32-040
Picnicking.
Picnicking is permitted only in designated and marked picnicking areas, or in such other places within a state park area as designated by a ranger. Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.



[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. 00-13-070, 352-32-040, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). 92-19-098, 352-32-040, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 86-06-020 (Order 91), 352-32-040, filed 2/25/86; Order 9, 352-32-040, filed 11/24/70.]




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352-32-045
Reservations for use of designated group facilities.
(1) All designated group facilities shall be reservable by groups as defined in WAC 352-32-010.

(2) All designated group facilities shall have a predetermined use capacity. No group exceeding this capacity in number shall use these areas. Groups making reservations shall be charged the applicable fee for a minimum of 20 people.

(3) Use of designated group facilities may be by reservation. Requests made at the park for reservations for groups of 20 to 250 shall be made 15 days in advance and for groups in excess of 250 shall be made 30 days in advance of the proposed use date, using the group use permit. All conditions outlined on the group use permit shall be binding on the group.

(4) Submittal of the group use permit request and payment in full of appropriate fees are required for the use of these facilities. Fees must be paid by credit card, certified check or money order. Fees are published by state parks. Refunds will be made only to those groups which cancel their reservations thirty or more days before the effective date of the reservations.

(5) For overnight group use, parking will be in the provided, defined areas. If additional parking is required, it may be available in the park's extra vehicle parking facility following the payment of the appropriate extra vehicle parking fee.

(6) The organization or delegated group leader making the reservation is responsible for any damages or extra cleaning that occurs as a result of the use of the facility(ies) beyond normal care and wear.

(7) Facility reservations for parks not on the central reservation system are made at the park and will be accepted for the calendar year, on or after the first working day in January of that calendar year. Reservations shall be made by a person of the age of majority, who must be in attendance during the group's activities. Reservations at the parks will be accepted in writing, in person, or by phone at the discretion of the park manager. In person and phone reservation requests shall only be accepted at the park during normal park operation hours. All reservation requests will be processed in order of arrival. Group facility areas not reserved are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

(8) Any group wishing to sell or dispense alcoholic beverages must request and obtain all appropriate licenses and permits. In order to sell alcoholic beverages, the group must obtain a temporary concession permit from the headquarters office of the Washington state parks and recreation commission.

(9) It shall be within the authority of the park manager, or his representative, to rescind the rights of a reservation, and remove from the park, any or all members of the group whose behavior, at any time, is in conflict with any state laws, becomes detrimental to the health and safety of the group or other park users, or becomes so unruly as to affect the reasonable enjoyment of the park by other park users.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, and 79A.05.075. 03-01-079, 352-32-045, filed 12/13/02, effective 1/13/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. 00-13-070, 352-32-045, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 98-04-065, 352-32-045, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. 95-22-067, 352-32-045, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 94-23-024, 352-32-045, filed 11/7/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060. 94-08-036, 352-32-045, filed 3/31/94, effective 5/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 91-09-001, 352-32-045, filed 4/4/91, effective 5/15/91; 90-07-062, 352-32-045, filed 3/20/90, effective 4/20/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 88-07-074 (Order 103), 352-32-045, filed 3/18/88, effective 5/15/88; 83-09-031 (Resolution No. 67), 352-32-045, filed 4/15/83; 82-09-035 (Order 60), 352-32-045, filed 4/14/82; 80-05-007 (Order 45), 352-32-045, filed 4/4/80; Order 32, 352-32-045, filed 4/28/77.]




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352-32-047
Special recreation event permit.
Any person or group, hereinafter referred to as the "applicant," desiring to make use of a portion of a state park for a special recreation event which will require special planning, facilities, staffing, or environmental protection measures, or the closure of the area to, or restriction of, established recreational uses, shall apply for a special recreation event permit. The director or designee may consult with the appropriate local government in reviewing the application and may issue a permit subject to conditions established by the agency. Such conditions may include but not be limited to the closure of the specified area to other recreational activities, including motor vehicle traffic, which are determined to have the potential to interfere with the event or which could risk the safety of the recreating public or the special event participants. However, no such permit may result in the unreasonable exclusion of recreationists from the remainder of the park. All events authorized under this permit shall be open to public participation and/or observation.

A special recreation event permit shall be issued only for recreational events where there is a reasonable expectation that a minimum of twenty persons will participate. The event must be oriented towards a recreational pursuit. Not more than three permits will be issued to a given applicant for a similar event at the same park during a one-year period.

Persons or organizations that desire to conduct a special recreation event in a state park shall submit a permit application obtainable at any state park and the basic permit application fee as published by state parks to the park where the event is proposed to take place.

Such application shall be submitted at least thirty days in advance of the proposed date of the event, to allow, where applicable, for necessary internal review and analysis, consultation with local governments, public notice, establishment of permit conditions, and required agency preparations and coordination. The director or designee shall approve or disapprove a permit application and establish the conditions for an approved application. The permittee must pay any fees published by state parks for the use of park lands or facilities. The director or designee shall determine the need for any fees necessary to cover costs incurred by the agency for additional staffing, equipment, facilities, or special services not normally provided by state parks, as well as the need for any bond, damage deposit, or liability insurance arising from any potential hazards associated with the conduct of the event. Any such fees, bond, damage deposit, or liability insurance shall be provided by the applicant prior to the issuance of the permit.

If additional unanticipated costs are incurred by the commission resulting from the event, the applicant shall reimburse the commission for such costs in a timely manner. If the additional costs are not paid, the director may recover such costs from the bond or damage deposits provided. Any funds remaining from the bond or damage deposit shall be returned to the applicant.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 98-04-065, 352-32-047, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. 95-22-067, 352-32-047, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 89-07-020 and 89-07-098 (Orders 89-01 and 89-01-A), 352-32-047, filed 3/7/89 and 3/22/89.]




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352-32-050
Park periods.
(1) The director or designee shall establish for each state park area, according to existing conditions, times, and periods when it will be open or closed to the public. Such times and periods shall be posted at the entrance to the state park area affected and at the park office. No person shall enter or be present in a state park area after the posted closing time except:

(a) Currently registered campers who are camping in a designated campsite or camping area;

(b) Guests of a currently registered camper who may enter and remain until 10:00 p.m.;

(c) Guests of a state park employee;

(d) Technical rock climbers who bivouac on vertical climbing routes not otherwise closed to public use.

(2) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.



[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. 00-13-070, 352-32-050, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.180. 96-02-015, 352-32-050, filed 12/21/95, effective 1/21/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). 92-19-098, 352-32-050, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 90-07-062, 352-32-050, filed 3/20/90, effective 4/20/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 86-06-020 (Order 91), 352-32-050, filed 2/25/86; 80-05-007 (Order 45), 352-32-050, filed 4/4/80; Order 21, 352-32-050, filed 3/20/75; Order 9, 352-32-050, filed 11/24/70.]




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352-32-053
Park capacities.
The director or designee may establish for each state park area according to facilities, design, and/or staffing levels, the number of individuals and/or vehicles allowed in any state park area or structure at any given time or period. No person shall enter in any state park area or facility or bring in or cause to be brought in any vehicle and/or persons which would exceed the capacity as established by the director or designee and when the individual is informed either by signs or by park staff that such capacity has been met and the park is full.

Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.



[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. 00-13-070, 352-32-053, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). 92-19-098, 352-32-053, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 86-06-020 (Order 91), 352-32-053, filed 2/25/86.]




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352-32-056
Peace and quiet.
To insure peace and quiet for visitors:

(1) No person shall conduct themselves so that park users are disturbed in their sleeping quarters or in campgrounds or park employees in their sleeping quarters between the quiet hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.

(2) No person shall, at any time, use sound-emitting electronic equipment including electrical speakers, radios, phonographs, televisions, or other such equipment, at a volume which emits sound beyond the immediate individual camp or picnic site that may disturb other park users without specific permission of the park ranger.

(3) Engine driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

(4) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, and 79A.05.075. 03-01-079, 352-32-056, filed 12/13/02, effective 1/13/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. 00-13-070, 352-32-056, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). 92-19-098, 352-32-056, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. 86-06-020 (Order 91), 352-32-056, filed 2/25/86.]




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352-32-060
Pets.
(1) All pets or domestic animals must be kept under physical control, on a leash no greater than eight feet in length, or otherwise physically restrained, at all times while in a state park area.

(2) Pets and domestic animals may not be allowed to dig or otherwise disturb or damage the natural or cultural features of any state park area.

(3) In any state park area, pets or domestic animals, except for assistance dogs for persons with disabilities, are not permitted on any designated swimming beach; within a natural area preserve; during the skiing season on any designated alpine ski site or cross country ski trail in which the track has been prepared, set, or groomed; or in any public building unless so posted.

(4) In any state park area, pets or domestic animals, except for assistance dogs for persons with disabilities, may be prohibited for the protection of wildlife, sensitive natural systems, special cultural areas, or for other purposes, if approved by the director or designee and so posted.

(5) No person shall allow his /her pet or domestic animal to bite or in any way molest or annoy other park visitors. No person shall permit his /her pet or domestic animal to bark or otherwise disturb the peace and tranquillity of the park.

(6) Any person bringing a pet or domestic animal into a state park area shall dispose of animal feces in a plastic or paper sack. The sack shall then be deposited in a solid waste container.

(7) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.

(8) This section shall not apply to the recreational use of horses, llamas, sled dogs, or similar animals as authorized by WAC 352-32-070.



[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. 00-13-070, 352-32-060, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(1), [43.51.]045, [43.51.]050,[43.51.]060 (1), [43.51.]061 and [43.51.]395. 96-01-078, 352-32-060, filed 12/18/95, effective 1/18/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). 92-19-098, 352-32-060, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. 86-20-020 (Order 96), 352-32-060, filed 9/22/86; 82-12-008 (Order 61), 352-32-060, filed 5/21/82; Order 9, 352-32-060, filed 11/24/70.]




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352-32-070
Use of horses, llamas, sled dogs or similar animals for recreation.
(1) No horses, llamas, sled dogs or similar animals used for recreation shall be permitted on trails in any state park area, except where designated and posted to specifically or conditionally permit such activity. The director or designee may open or close trails to such use. This decision shall include an evaluation of factors including, but not limited to, conflict with other park users, public safety, and damage to park resources and/or facilities. This evaluation shall include a reasonable effort to involve interested trail users of the park in question, including, at a minimum, one public meeting advertised and conducted in the region where the park is located. Trails designated open for such use may be temporarily closed by the park manager due to emergency health, safety, or resource protection considerations.

(2) No horses, llamas, sled dogs or similar animals used for recreation shall be permitted off trails in any state park area, except where authorized by the commission and posted to specifically or conditionally permit such activity.

(3) Horses, llamas, sled dogs or similar animals used for recreation shall not be permitted in any designated swimming areas, campgrounds - except designated horse- or pack-oriented camping areas - or picnic areas, nor within a natural area preserve.

(4) Horses, llamas, sled dogs or similar animals used for recreation shall not be permitted within natural areas or natural forest areas, except that relocation of existing equestrian or other similar trails into natural areas or natural forest areas may be permitted upon a finding by the director or designee that such relocation is for the purpose of reducing overall resource impacts to a state park area.

(5) No person shall ride any horse or other animal in such a manner that might endanger life or limb of any person or animal, or damage park resources and/or facilities, and no person shall allow a horse or other animal to stand unattended or insecurely tied. Persons using horses or other animals for recreation shall obey regulatory signs, including those permanently or temporarily erected, that govern the timing, location, speed, type and/or manner of use.

(6) Any person bringing a horse, llama, sled-dog or similar animal into a state park area shall cleanup animal feces in parking lots, at trail heads and other central locations used by park visitors.

(7) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.



[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. 00-13-070, 352-32-070, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040, 43.51.045, 43.51.050, 43.51.060(1), 43.51.061 and 43.51.395. 99-15-030, 352-32-070, filed 7/13/99, effective 8/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(1), [43.51.]045, [43.51.]050,[43.51.]060 (1), [43.51.]061 and [43.51.]395. 96-01-078, 352-32-070, filed 12/18/95, effective 1/18/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). 92-19-098, 352-32-070, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92; Order 9, 352-32-070, filed 11/24/70.]




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352-32-075
Use of nonmotorized cycles or similar devices.
(1) Whenever used in this section, nonmotorized cycle or similar device shall mean any wheeled, operator-propelled equipment that transports the operator on land, including cycles, in-line skates and skateboards, but not including wheelchairs or other devices utilized by persons with disabilities.

(2) Operation of nonmotorized cycles or similar devices shall be permitted upon public roads in state park areas.

(3) No operation of nonmotorized cycles or similar devices shall be permitted on trails in any state park area, except where designated and posted to specifically or conditionally permit such activity, or as specified in (b) of this subsection.

(a) The director or designee may open or close trails to such use. This decision shall include an evaluation of factors including, but not limited to, the degree of conflict with other park users, public safety, and damage to park resources and/or facilities related to these devices. This evaluation shall include a reasonable effort to involve interested trail users of the park in question, including, at a minimum, one public meeting advertised and conducted in the region where the park is located.

(b) No existing trails open to use by nonmotorized cycles or similar devices prior to January 1, 1999, shall be closed to such use without an evaluation of use suitability following the criteria and process of (a) of this subsection; except for temporary closures by the park manager due to emergency health, safety, or resource protection considerations.

(4) No operation of nonmotorized cycles or similar devices shall be permitted off trails in any state park area, except where authorized by the commission and posted to specifically or conditionally permit such activity.

(5) Use of nonmotorized cycles or similar devices is prohibited in the following state park areas:

(a) Within designated natural areas, natural forest areas, or natural area preserves: Provided, That relocation of existing nonmotorized trails into natural areas or natural forest areas may be permitted upon a finding by the director or designee that such relocation is for the purpose of reducing overall resource impacts to a state park area.

(b) Upon designated special use trails such as interpretive or exercise trails.

(c) Upon docks, piers, floats, and connecting ramps.

(6) Persons operating such devices in state park areas shall:

(a) Obey regulatory signs, including those permanently or temporarily erected, that govern the timing, location, speed, type and/or manner of operation, designed to promote visitor health and safety.

(b) Restrict speed and manner of operation to reasonable and prudent practices relative to terrain, prevailing conditions, equipment, personal capabilities, personal safety, and the safety of all other park visitors.

(c) Yield the right of way to pedestrians and animals.

(d) Dismount and walk in congested areas and posted walk zones.

(e) Slow down, make presence known well in advance, and use courtesy and caution when approaching or overtaking other persons or animals.

(f) Display adequate lighting during hours of darkness.

(g) Use caution when approaching turns or areas of limited sight distance.

(h) Not disturb or harass wildlife.

(i) When on public roads within a state park area, operate in compliance with any additional requirements of RCW 46.61.750 through 46.61.850.

(7) The director or designee may designate trails for preferential use by cyclists and may specifically authorize use of any facilities for special cycling recreation events, excluding roads or trails specified in subsection (5) of this section. (continued)