Special events and commercial uses or operations may not be conducted in state parks or on forest lands except with a written permit from the commissioner obtained prior to the event, or under contract, lease, or other written agreement from the commissioner.
The commissioner shall establish and charge fees for special events and commercial uses of state parks and forest lands. Fees shall be set to recoup the costs of developing, operating, and maintaining facilities necessary for the specified uses, or to prevent or mitigate resource impacts of those uses.
The commissioner may require sponsors or permittees of special events or commercial uses to furnish a certificate of liability insurance valid for the effective dates of the permit, listing the state of Minnesota as a named insured. The amount of coverage shall be at least as much as the state's limits of liability under the Minnesota Tort Claims Act, Minnesota Statutes, section 3.736.
The commissioner may require sponsors or permittees of special events or commercial uses to provide security such as a bond or cashier's check to ensure that appropriate cleanup measures, removal of signs, repair of damage, and other required actions are completed.
It is unlawful for a person to engage in or solicit business of any nature whatsoever from visitors, or to post signs, handbills, or advertisements, except for authorized concessions, without the prior written consent of the park manager or forest officer.
24 SR 208
June 11, 2008