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Subpart 1.


As provided for in the management plan, the recreation management policy is to provide for the orderly use of public lands and waters within the wild and scenic river land use districts. The development of selected land- and river-oriented recreational facilities and the maintenance of these will help protect the rights of private landowners, ensure quietude, prohibit trespassing, and maintain the essential quality of wild and scenic river land use districts, as provided for in part 6105.0210.

Subp. 2.

Design specifications.

As provided for in part 6105.0100, subpart 3 and the Kettle River management plan, the development of public or private recreational facilities within the wild or scenic river land use districts shall conform to the design specification guidelines as shown in part 6105.0760, subparts 1 to 6.

Subp. 3.


No public river-oriented camping facilities will be provided in close proximity to private recreational developments which are designed to serve the public demand for these.

Subp. 4.

Corridor trails.

No Department of Natural Resources state corridor trails shall be established in either the wild or scenic river land use districts other than those identified in the Kettle River management plan.


The Kettle River crossing for the Minnesota-Wisconsin Boundary Trail shall be by a temporary bridge. The exact location, nature, and design of the crossing shall conform to the provisions of parts 6105.0190 and 6105.0200.


If additional recreational trails are desired by local residents and landowners, it is recommended that these be developed through the Department of Natural Resources trail assistance programs. Through the department's trail assistance programs, funds for local trail development and maintenance are made available to local units of government.


Existing state trails will not be closed, and new trails within state management units may be developed in conformity with the guidelines shown in part 6105.0760, subpart 1.

Subp. 5.

Regulation of use.

The recreational use of the Kettle River and adjacent public lands will be regulated where necessary to ensure that the use does not adversely affect the values for which the river qualified for designation.

Subp. 6.

Management maps.

The commissioner of natural resources adopts the recreation management maps, plates 1 to 8 in part 6105.0710 for the protection recreational use, and management of public lands or interests in land, for the Kettle River and its adjacent lands within the wild and scenic river land use districts.

Subp. 7.

Funds and litter patrols.

The Division of Parks and Recreation shall allocate funds for maintenance of the Kettle River, and its adjacent lands, from the department's river development and maintenance account; and that the possibility of using local volunteer litter patrols be investigated as a means of supplementing the department's maintenance program.

Subp. 8.

Allocation of responsibilities.

The department's Enforcement Division shall enter into discussions with the local units of government concerning the delineation of responsibilities for enforcement of applicable wild and scenic river regulations.

Subp. 9.

Use study.

The Division of Parks and Recreation shall arrange for a recreational use study of the Kettle River.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 104.35

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008