| Rules and Regulations Summary
California State Parks has rules and regulations to protect park areas for the
enjoyment of future generations as well as for the convenience and safety of the
park visitors. To ensure your visit is a pleasant one, please observe the following:
NATURAL SCENERY, PLANTS AND ANIMAL LIFE are the principal attractions of most
state parks. They are integral parts of the ecosystem and natural community. As
such they are protected by Federal, State and Park laws. Disturbance or destruction
of these resources is strictly forbidden.
LOADED FIREARMS AND HUNTING are not allowed in units of the State Parks System.
Possession of loaded firearms or air rifles is prohibited. Exceptions are for
hunting in recreation areas that have been designated by the State Park and Recreation
DEAD AND DOWN WOOD is part of the natural condition. Decayed vegetation forms
humus and assists the growth of trees and other plants. For this reason the gathering
of down wood is prohibited. Fuel is sold in the parks for your convenience. (When
considered a hazard, down wood is removed by park personnel.)
FIRES are permitted only in facilities provided for this purpose. This is necessary
to prevent disastrous fires. Portable stoves may be used in designated areas.
It is the responsibility of every visitor to use extreme caution with any burning
materials, including tobacco. All fireworks are prohibited.
ANIMALS, including cats, can not be turned loose in park units. All animals,
other than grazing animals, must be under immediate physical control. Dogs must
be on a tended leash no more than 6 feet or confined in an enclosed vehicle, tent
or pen. Unless posted to the contrary, dogs, other than those that assist the
permanently disabled, are prohibited on trails, beaches, and wherever posted.
Visitors with vicious, dangerous, noisy, or disturbing animals will be ejected
from park units.
NOISE - ENGINE DRIVEN ELECTRIC GENERATORS which can disturb others, may be
operated only between the hours 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Loud disturbing noise
is prohibited at all times, and is disturbing those asleep between 10:00 p.m.
and 6:00 a.m.
ALL VEHICLE TRAVEL must be confined to designated roads or areas. The speed
for all vehicles is 15 miles per hour in camp, picnic, utility or headquarters
areas and areas of general assemblage. Parking is permitted only in designated
areas. Blocking parking spaces is prohibited.
CAMPSITE USE must be paid for in advance. To hold a campsite, it must be reserved
or occupied. To prevent encroachment on others the limits of each campsite may
be regulated by the District Superintendent. Checkout time is 12:00 NOON. In order
to provide for the greatest number of visitors possible the CAMPING LIMIT in any
one campground is 30 days per calendar year.
REFUSE, including garbage, cigarettes, paper boxes, bottles, ashes and other
rubbish, shall be placed only in designated receptacles. Your pleasure and pride
in your parks will be enhanced when they are kept clean.
PLEASE clean up after yourself so that others may enjoy the beauty of these
LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS - TAKE ONLY MEMORIES