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Want to Know the Rules and Regulations?

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Want to Know the Rules and Regulations?

"nps.gov/deva/…2012-Compendium.pdf" is a most interesting read if you want to know a specific rule or regullation regarding the use of DVNP.


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1. Re: Want to Know the Rules and Regulations?

Thanks, zabriskie.

I have in the recent past read this. Everything seems straight forward and agreeable to me.

Items I had not noticed before:

10/15 through the 49er's Encampment all of Texas Springs CG is open to RV's(no generators). That's a time period, up to the 49er's time, that appeals to me with trailer as I have noticed there are several premium sites on the lower level that are large, flat and graded. Most sites on lower level still couldn't hold rv's.

Interesting that horses used as pack animals are allowed on many unpaved back country roads and trails.

Smoking not allowed while hiking, must stop to smoke and extinguish cigarette and remove. Who smokes while hiking?

The high altitude campgrounds(Wildrose, Thorndike, Mahogany) prohibit campfires during the summer/high risk time. Due to being in treed areas.

One item I knew but often is confusing to many: there is no "off road" vehicle use. There is back country road use. You can't drive off a "back country" road except to park right off road to camp. You are always driving on a road of some sort, not just driving across the terrain.

Good read. Hopefully people visiting will be aware of any rules affecting any activity they will be partaking in.

Last March I had to stop a couple from bringing their dog onto the Mosaic Canyon trail. They had misinterpreted the ranger saying the dog could be in a developed area, i.e., the gravel park lot. Dogs can hike, on leash, any gravel road(unless prohibited) such as Titus but not trails.

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