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6100.1000 FIRES AND REFUSE.

Subpart 1.

Prohibition and permitted uses.

It is unlawful to build or maintain a fire in a state park, forest campground, or forest day use area except in a fireplace or a fire ring provided for that purpose. However, portable gas- or liquid-fueled camp stoves or charcoal burners may be used within a camping or day use area if the use does not create a hazard or danger to the area or to others. It is unlawful to disobey a park officer or forest officer when ordered to extinguish a fire in any location at any time.

Subp. 2.

Fire bans.

In times of fire emergency, as prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 88.02 to 88.22, the commissioner may limit or ban the building of fires. The notice shall be posted conspicuously at the entrance of the area affected.

Subp. 3.

Firewood.

If firewood is provided at no charge, the removal of the firewood from the state park, forest campground, or forest day use area is prohibited.

Subp. 4.

Refuse.

It is unlawful to place refuse anywhere except in receptacles provided. If no receptacle is available, the refuse shall be removed from the state park, forest campground, or forest day use area. It is unlawful to place refuse generated outside the state park, forest campground, or forest day use area into the receptacles.

Subp. 5.

Littering.

Minnesota Statutes, sections 85.20, subdivision 6, 115A.99, and 609.68, forbidding littering, are incorporated in this part by reference.

Subp. 6.

Hot coal disposal.

The disposal of hot coals or ashes anywhere within state parks, except in special containers for that purpose or other sites approved by the park manager, is prohibited.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.045; 84.03; 85.052; 85.053; 85.20; 86A.05; 86A.06; 89.031; 89.19 to 89.21; 89.71

History:

14 SR 2497; 24 SR 208

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008