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6100.1100 PETS.

In a state park, forest campground, or forest day use area:


No person shall allow a dog, cat, or other pet animal, except a service animal, to enter a building or beach or permit a dog, cat, or other pet animal to be unrestrained. Pet animals shall be personally attended at all times and shall be effectively restrained by a portable enclosure or by a leash not exceeding six feet in length, and the animals shall not disrupt other persons or deprive them from using an area.


Pet waste deposited in mowed or maintained areas must be immediately cleaned up by the pet owner or caretaker and deposited in an appropriate waste container. Horse waste must be removed, by the owner or custodian, from all areas except designated horse trails.


Pets and horses are prohibited on ski trails during the winter skiing season.

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


14 SR 2497; 24 SR 208

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008

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