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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 scenic and recreational river land use district. 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 in part 6105.0210, subpart 1.

Subp. 2.

Design specifications.

As provided for in part 6105.0100, subpart 3 and the management plan, the development of public or private recreational facilities within the scenic and recreational river land use districts shall conform to the design specification guidelines as shown on figures 1 to 6 in part 6105.0940.

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.

Regulated use.

The recreational use of the Mississippi Scenic and Recreational 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. 5.

Management maps.

The commissioner of natural resources adopts the recreation management maps, plates 1 to 9 in part 6105.0960, for the protection, recreational use, and management of public lands or interests in land, for the Mississippi Scenic and Recreational River and its adjacent lands within the recreational river land use districts.

Subp. 6.


The Division of Parks and Recreation shall allocate funds for maintenance of the Department of Natural Resources' recreational facilities within the Mississippi River land use districts from the department's river development and maintenance account.

Subp. 7.

Division of responsibilities.

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

Subp. 8.


All islands acquired by or transferred to the Department of Natural Resources, shall be managed in a manner consistent with the policy established in the Minnesota Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Minnesota Statutes 1974, sections 104.31 to 104.40.

Subp. 9.

Wildlife studies.

Wildlife studies will be completed, if possible, in cooperation with local groups and individuals before permanently siting any Department of Natural Resources recreational facilities within the Mississippi Scenic and Recreational River area.

Subp. 10.


The assistance of volunteer groups will be encouraged to help in the removal of litter from Department of Natural Resources water access campsites and rest areas.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 104.35

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008