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PART 1-MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
1.1 Applicability and scope. 1.2 Definitions. Penalties.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 1 issued under secs. 1 and 8, 89 Stat. 535, as amended; sec. 1, 47 Stat. 1420; 60 Stat. 885; as amended; sec. 2, 49 Stat. 666; 16 U.S.C. 1, 8, 9a, 171-2, and 462, and acts relating to the individual areas.
SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 1 appear at 81 FR. 16651, Dec. 29, 1966, unless otherwise noted.
1.1. Applicability and scope.
(a) The regulations contained in Parts 1 through 6 of this chapter shall apply to all persons entering, using, visiting, or who are otherwise within the boundaries of any federally owned or controlled areas administered by the National Park Service, except: (1) Areas administered by the National Park Service in the District of Columbia and its environs to which Part 50 is specifically applicable, and (2) national cemeteries to which Part 55 is specifically applicable. The special regulations in Part 7 of this chapter also will apply to all persons entering, using or visiting the areas for which they are adopted. The regulations contained in Parts 1 through 7 of this chapter are hereby made and prescribed for the proper use, management, government and protection of, and maintenance of good order in the areas to which they apply.
(b) The regulations contained in Parts 1 through 7 of this chapter are not applicable on privately owned lands (including Indian lands owned either individually or tribally) within the boundaries of any park area, except as may be provided by regulations specifically relating to privately owned lands under the legislative jurisdiction of the United States.
(c) The regulations contained in Part 7 of this chapter are special regulations prescribed for specific areas, and such regulations may amend, modify, relax, or make more stringent the regulations contained in Parts 2 through 6 of this chapter.
[31 F.R. 16651, Dec. 29, 1966, as amended at 82 FR. 8294, June 9, 1967]
The following definitions shall apply to all regulations contained in Parts 1 through 7 of this chapter.
(f) The term "park area" includes all federally owned or controlled areas administered by the National Park Service.
(g) The term "natural area" includes all those national parks and monuments established as such because of their natural features and is applicable to the National Monuments listed below and to all National Parks except Mesa Verde: Grand Canyon.
Great Sand Dunes.
Black Canyon of the
Buck Island Reef.
(h) The term "historical area" includes all those park areas established as such because of their historical or archeological significance and applies to all National Historic Sites, National Memorials, National Historical Parks, National Military Parks, National Battlefields, Battlefield Sites, and Battlefield Parks, National Memorial Parks, all National Monuments other than those listed in paragraph (g) of this section, and Mesa Verde National Park.
Craters of the Moon.
(i) The term "recreational area" includes all National Seashores, National Lakeshores, National Scenic Riverways, National Recreation Areas, National Parkways, National Wild Rivers, Catoctin Mountain Park, Prince William Forest Park, and all other park areas administered by the National Park Service primarily for the purpose of public recreation.
§ 1.3 Penalties.
(a) Any person convicted of violating any provision of the regulations contained in Parts 1 through 7 of this chapter, or as the same may be amended or supplemented, within any park area not embraced in paragraphs (b) or (c) of this section, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment not exceeding 6 months, or both, and shall be adjudged to pay all costs of the proceedings. (16 U.S.C. 3)
(b) Any person who knowingly and wilfully violates any provision of the regulations contained in Parts 1 through 7 of this chapter, or as the same may be amended or supplemented, within any of the national military parks, battlefield sites, national monuments, or miscellaneous memorials transferred to the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior from that of the Secretary of War by Executive Order No. 6166, June 10, 1933, and enumerated in Executive Order No. 6228, July 28, 1933, shall be punished upon conviction thereof by a fine of not more than $100, or by imprisonment for not more than 3 months, or by both. (16 U.S.C. 9a)
Preservation of public property, natural features, curiosities, and resources. 2.21 Public assemblies, meetings. 2.22 Report of injury or damage. 2.23 Saddle and pack animals. 2.24 Sanitation. 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31
Scientific specimens. Skating, skateboards. Special events.
Swimming and bathing.
Tampering with vehicle or vessel.
Wildlife; hunting. Winter sports.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 2 issued under secs. 1 and 3, 89 Stat. 535, as amended; sec. 1, 47 Stat. 1420; 60 Stat. 885, as amended; sec. 2, 49 Stat. 666; 16 U.S.C. 1, 8, 9a, 171-2, 462, and acts relating to the individual areas.
SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 2 appear at 31 F.R. 16651, Dec. 29, 1966, unless otherwise noted.
§ 2.1 Abandoned and unattended property.
(a) Abandonment of any vehicle or other personal property is prohibited and such property may be impounded by the Superintendent.
(b) Leaving any vehicle or other personal property unattended for longer than 24 hours, without prior permission of the Superintendent, is prohibited and any property so left may be impounded by the Superintendent. In the event unattended property interferes with the safe or orderly management of the park area, it may be impounded by the Superintendent at any time.
[31 F.R. 16651, Dec. 29, 1966, as amended at 32 FR. 8294, June 9, 1967]
(a) The operation or use of aircraft on lands or waters other than at the landing areas designated in special regulations is prohibited. Where a water surface is designated as a landing area, the operation or use of aircraft on the water within 500 feet of bathing beaches, boat docks, floats, piers, ramps, or within 1 mile of water control structures, except as otherwise provided by special regulations, is prohibited.
(b) Except in extreme emergencies involving the safety of human life or threat of serious property loss, the air delivery of any person or thing by parachute, helicopter, or other means without prior written permission of the Superintendent is prohibited.
(c) The Superintendent may establish limitations on the length of time persons may camp within a park area, either in a single period or in combined separate periods. Such limitations shall be posted at campgrounds, ranger stations, or other appropriate locations.
(d) The installation of permanent camping facilities is prohibited.
(e) The digging or leveling of the ground at any campsite is prohibited except with permission of the Superintendent.
(f) Camping equipment must be completely removed and the sites cleaned before departure.
(g) Camping within 25 feet of any water hydrant, main road, or well-defined water course, except upon the direction of the Superintendent is prohibited.
(h) Except in those park areas where hunting is permitted, the use of a camp in a park area as a base for hunting outside the park area is prohibited.
(1) Quiet shall be maintained in all campgrounds between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
(j) The gathering of wood for use as fuel in campgrounds or picnic areas shall be limited to dead material on the ground, except where such gathering is prohibited by the Superintendent by the posting of appropriate signs.
§ 2.6 Closing of areas.
The Superintendent may establish reasonable schedule of visiting hours for all or portions of a park area and close or restrict the public use of all or any portion of a park area, when necessary for the protection of the area or the safety and welfare of persons or property by the posting of appropriate signs indicating the extent and scope of closure. All persons shall observe and abide by the officially posted signs designating closed areas and visiting hours.
§ 2.7 Disorderly conduct.
(a) Disorderly conduct is prohibited. (b) Offense defined: A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if, with purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he shall:
(1) Engage in fighting or in threatening, violent, or tumultuous behavior; or
(2) Make unreasonable noise or offensively coarse utterance, gesture, or display, or address abusive language to any person present; or
(a) Dogs, cats and other pets are prohibited unless they are crated, caged, or on a leash, or otherwise under physical restrictive control at all times.
(b) Pets are prohibited in public eating places, food stores and on designated swimming beaches at all times. The Superintendent may also designate by the posting of appropriate signs other portions of the park area where pets are not permitted. This paragraph shall not apply to Seeing Eye dogs.
(c) The keeping of dogs, cats, or other pets by residents is prohibited unless authorized by the Superintendent under such conditions as he may prescribe.
(d) Dogs, cats or other pets running at large and observed by an authorized person in the act of killing, injuring or molesting humans or wildlife may be disposed of in the interest of public safety and protection of the wildlife.
(e) In park areas where hunting is permitted, the use of dogs may be allowed in accordance with State law or under such special regulations as the Superintendent may prescribe.
§ 2.9 Explosives.
(a) The use or possession of explosives is prohibited except upon written permission of the Superintendent. Any authorized use or possession of explosives shall conform with all applicable Federal, State and local laws.
(b) The use or possession of fireworks and firecrackers is prohibited, except upon written permission of the Superintendent.
water which are capable of destroying animal life is prohibited. The possession of such objects or implements is prohibited unless they are unload and adequately cased, or broken down or otherwise packed in such a way as to prevent their use while in the park areas.
(1) This paragraph (a) shall be applicable on the privately owned lands under the legislative jurisdiction of the United States within Glacier, Lassen Volcanic, Mesa Verde, Mount McKinley, Mount Rainer, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, Sequoia-Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite National Parks.
(2) When authorized by the Superintendent, licensed guides in charge of pack trains or saddle horse parties may carry firearms for emergency use as stipulated in a written permit.
(3) Authorized Federal, State, county, and city law enforcement officers may carry firearms in the performance of their official duties.
(b) In recreational areas (except national parkways) the use and possession of all firearms or other implements designed to discharge missiles, which are capable of destroying animal life, shall 4. conform with all applicable Federal, State and local laws. Such firearms or other implements shall not be used in a manner so as to endanger persons or property. The possession of loaded firearms or other implements in developed, populated, or concentrated use areas is prohibited.
§ 2.12 Fires.
(a) The kindling of any fire is permitted only:
(1) In designated camping and picnicking grounds when the fire is confined in a fireplace provided for the use of visitors, or in grills, or in locations marked by the Superintendent; or
(2) In other locations, including backcountry, wilderness and remote sections of the park areas when a written permit has been secured from the Superintendent; or
(3) In portions of the park areas designated by the Superintendent where fires may be kindled without a written permit. Portions of the park areas so designated shall be marked on a map which shall be available for public inspection in the area office; or
(4) In stoves or lanterns using gasoline, propane, butane gas or similar fuels.
(b) Fires must be kindled in such manner that no tree, shrub, grass, or
other inflammable or combustible matter will be set on fire or caused to be set on fire.
(c) When no longer needed, the fire shall be completely extinguished. Leaving a fire unattended is prohibited.
(d) Throwing or dropping a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe heel, match, or other burning material is prohibited.
(e) The kindling of fires on park area lands and privately owned lands under the legislative jurisdiction of the United States may be prohibited or limited by the Superintendent by posted signs when the fire hazard makes such action
(f) The Superintendent, during such periods of time as he may prescribe, may prohibit smoking on any lands, including roads and trails, by the posting of appropriate signs.
§ 2.13 Fishing.
(a) Unless further restricted herein or by special regulations, fishing shall be in accordance with the laws and regulations of the State or legal subdivision thereof, within whose exterior boundaries a park area or portion thereof is located, and such laws and regulations which are now or may hereafter be in effect are hereby adopted and made a part of these regulations.
catching and releasing the fisherman shall have in his possession no more than one fish less than the legal limit.
(g) Fishing from or within 200 feet of any public raft or float designed for water sports or within the limits of designated mooring areas, swimming beaches or surfing areas is prohibited. Fishing from or within 200 feet of public boat docks or designated harbors may be prohibited by the Superintendent by the posting of appropriate signs.
(h) Fishing from motor road bridges is prohibited, except as authorized by the Superintendent.
(1) State fishing licenses must be exhibited upon demand to any person authorized to enforce the provisions of these regulations.
(j) In natural and historical areas: (1) The possession of live or dead minnows, chubs, other bait fish, nonpreserved fish eggs and fish roe or the use thereof as bait in fresh water, or the placing or depositing of preserved or fresh fish eggs, fish roe, food or other substance in any fresh waters for the purpose of attracting, catching, or feeding fish is prohibited, except as may otherwise be provided in special regulations.
(2) Fishing in fresh waters with nets, seines, traps, spears, or in any manner other than by hook and line, the rod of line being held in the hand, or for merchandise or profit, is prohibited except as provided under special regulations.
(b) Fishing in the waters of park areas, except Big Bend, Crater Lake, Glacier, Isle Royale (inland waters only), Mammoth Cave, Mount McKinley, Mount Rainier, Olympic, Platt, and Yellowstone National Parks without the possession of a valid State fishing license is prohibited when required by the laws of the State in which the park areas, or portions thereof are situated.
(c) Fishing by means of the use of drugs, poisons, explosives, or electricity is prohibited.
(d) Digging for bait is prohibited.
(e) The transplanting or introducing of any live fish or nonpreserved fish eggs into the fresh waters of any park area without authorization from the Superintendent is prohibited.
(f) All fish caught which measure less than the minimum legal size limit or over the maximum legal size limit or are a species unlawful to take, and all fish the fisherman does not elect to keep shall be carefully and immediately returned to the water from which they were taken. Fish so released shall not be considered in the catch or possession limit, provided that at the time of such
Gambling in any form, or the operation of gambling devices, whether for merchandise or otherwise, is prohibited on the federally owned lands of a park area, and on privately owned lands
(k) The regulations contained in this section, except for paragraph (d) shall be applicable on the privately owned lands under the legislative jurisdiction of the United States.
§ 2.14 Fraudulently obtaining accommo
Obtaining food, lodging or other accommodations in a park area without making payment therefor on demand is prohibited. The use of fraudulent means such as absconding without paying or offering to pay therefor, or paying with negotiable paper on which payment is refused, or false or fictitious showing of baggage or other property or surreptitious removal of baggage or other property is prohibited.