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6105.1280 RECREATION MANAGEMENT.

Subpart 1.

Policy.

Recreation management in the scenic and recreational river land use districts shall conform to the policies and provisions of part 6105.0210.

Subp. 2.

Design specifications.

As provided for in part 6105.0100 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 the recreational site typicals with the addition of a gate to the service trail for primitive campsites.

Subp. 3.

Camping.

No Department of Natural Resources river-oriented camping facilities will be provided close to private river-oriented camping facilities which are designed to serve the same needs.

Subp. 4.

Regulated use.

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

Subp. 5.

Snowmobiling.

Snowmobiling in the land use district will be allowed: on private lands only with permission from appropriate landowners; on trails specifically designated for snowmobiling in state parks, or designated by local governments or the legislature.

Subp. 6.

Purchase of land.

On areas which are not presently publicly owned, some type of land interest must be purchased before lands are available for public use.

Subp. 7.

Funds.

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

Subp. 8.

Priority areas for recreational development.

Priority areas for recreational development are shown:

A.

in the fee title descriptions on land which is not presently publicly owned;

B.

on publicly owned lands:

(1)

at the Corp of Engineers recreation site at the Lac qui Parle Dam, a portage and an access;

(2)

at the Department of Natural Resources access at Montevideo, a rest area;

(3)

at Spartan State Wildlife Management Area, an access;

(4)

at Renville County Park No. 2, an access;

(5)

on Department of Natural Resources land near Morton, an access; and

(6)

at Lower Sioux Agency Historic Site, a campsite and rest area.

Subp. 9.

Distribution of responsibilities.

The department's Enforcement Division shall enter into discussions with the local units of government concerning the delineation of responsibilities for the enforcement of applicable wild, scenic, and recreational river regulations. The Enforcement Division shall extend sufficient effort to meet enforcement responsibilities in the Minnesota River land use districts.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 104.35

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008