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6105.1460 RECREATION MANAGEMENT.

Subpart 1.

Policy.

As provided for in this management plan, the recreation management policy is to provide for the orderly use of public lands and waters within the wild, scenic, and recreational 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, subpart 1. A specific recreation management policy shall be the enforcement of the statutes and regulations pertaining to littering (Minnesota Statutes, section 609.68 and part 6105.0210, subpart 2) and the promotion and advertising of a carry-in, carry-out philosophy, that is, for river users to take their trash home with them.

Subp. 2.

Regulated use.

The recreational use of the Rum Wild, Scenic, and Recreational River and adjacent state lands will be regulated when and where considered necessary by the commissioner to ensure that the use does not adversely affect the values which qualified the river for designation.

Subp. 3.

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 wild, scenic, and recreational river land use districts shall conform to the design specification guidelines shown in part 6105.0940 and the management plan.

Subp. 4.

Priority areas.

Priority areas for recreational development include:

A.

Certain privately owned lands, which may be acquired by the DNR from willing sellers. The proposed lands and proposed uses of these lands are shown in the fee title descriptions in part 6105.1500. The exact locations of these sites may vary, depending on the availability of willing sellers, however, the total numbers of priority sites shall remain constant.

B.

Certain publicly owned lands should be developed for certain recreational uses as follows:

Location of Site Recommended Facilities Governmental Unit Involved
T 41 N-R 26 W, Sec. 6 Portage, access, rest area Department of Transportation
T 40 N-R 27 W, Sec. 26 Rest areas, access, campsite, other open space recreational uses DNR, DOT or Mille Lacs County
T 38 N-R 27 W, Sec. 26 Access, portage, other open space recreational uses City of Milaca
T 36 N-R 23 W, Sec. 32 Campsite, other open space recreational uses City of Cambridge
T 34 N-R 24 W, Sec. 32 Access, campground, campsite, portage, rest area and other open space recreational uses Anoka County
T 33 N-R 24 W, Sec. 19 Rest area, access Anoka County
T 33 N-R 24 W, Sec. 31 & T 32 N-R 24 W, Sec. 6 Campground, campsite, access, rest area and other open space recreational uses Anoka County

Subp. 5.

Maintenance funds.

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

Subp. 6.

Distribution of responsibilities.

The DNR's Enforcement Division shall discuss with the local units of government the delineation of responsibilities for the enforcement of wild, scenic, and recreational river user regulations in part 6105.0210. The Division of Enforcement shall also take appropriate action, within the limits of available funding and personnel, to insure expeditious enforcement of wild, scenic, and recreational river user regulations.

Subp. 7.

Snowmobiles.

Snowmobile use on lands in the wild, scenic, and recreational land use district shall be allowed:

A.

on private lands, only with the permission of the appropriate landowners; and

B.

on public trails specifically designated for snowmobile use.

Subp. 8.

Use study.

The Division of Parks and Recreation of the DNR shall arrange for a recreational use study of the Rum River, when funds are appropriated for such a purpose.

Subp. 9.

Recreational development.

Any recreational development proposed in Mille Lacs Kathio State Park shall not be subject to the provisions of part 6105.1440, subpart 4, item E, or 6105.1460, subpart 4, but shall comply with the terms of any plan approved in accordance with the Outdoor Recreation Act.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 104.35

Published Electronically:

October 8, 2013