The following rules are codified as follows…
- Title 36. Parks, Forests, and Public Property
- Chapter I. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
- Part 7. SPECIAL REGULATIONS, AREAS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM
§ 7.71 Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
(b) Designated snowmobile routes.
(1) A route in Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, bounded by the Delaware River on the east and Hidden Lake on the west. The route begins at the Smithfield Beach parking area and is in two loops. Loop One is a small trail approximately 3 miles long and follows the west bank of the Delaware River and closely parallels the east side of L. R. 45012 (commonly known as the River Road). Loop Two is approximately 6 miles long and begins at the northwest end of Loop One; it goes northeasterly between the Delaware River and River Road for about one mile until it crosses River Road; then southwesterly along the ridge which is south of Hidden Lake to a point opposite the west end of Hidden Lake, and then goes southeasterly until it returns to Loop One near River Road. Maps of the route are available at Smithfield Beach and at the office of the superintendent. Both loops are marked by appropriate signs.
(c) Technical rock climbing –
(1) Definition. The term “technical rock climbing” is defined to mean climbing where such technical climbing aids as pitons, carabiners or snap links, ropes, expansion bolts, or other mechanical equipment are used to make the climb.
(2) Registration. Registration is required with the Superintendent prior to any technical rock climbing. The registrant is required to notify the Superintendent upon completion of the climb.
(d) Commercial Vehicles.
(1) Notwithstanding the prohibition of commercial vehicles set forth at § 5.6 of this chapter, the following commercial vehicles are authorized to use that portion of U.S. Highway 209 located within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area:
(i) Those operated by businesses based within the recreation area;
(ii) Those operated by businesses which as of July 30, 1983, operated a commercial vehicular facility in Monroe, Pike, or Northampton Counties, PA, and the vehicle operation originates or terminates at such facility;
(iii) On a first come-first served basis, up to 125 northbound and up to 125 southbound commercial vehicles per day serving businesses or persons in Orange County, Rockland County, Ulster County or Sullivan County, New York; and
(iv) Those operated in order to provide services to businesses and persons located in or contiguous to the boundaries of the recreation area.
(2) Contiguous Areas. All land within the exterior boundaries of Lehman, Delaware, Milford, Dingman, Stroud, Westfall, Middle Smithfield, Smithfield and Upper Mount Bethel townships is deemed contiguous to the recreation area.
(e) Commercial vehicle fees –
(1) Fee Schedule: Fees are charged for those commercial vehicular uses described in paragraphs (d)(1)(i), (ii) and (iii) of this section based on the number of axles and wheels on a vehicle, regardless of load or weight, as follows:
(i) Two-axle car, van or truck $3
(ii) Two-axle vehicle with trailer $5
(iii) Two-axle 6-wheeled vehicle $8
(iv) Three-axle vehicle $10
(v) Four-axle vehicle $13
(vi) Five or more-axle vehicle $18
The fees charged are for one trip, one way.
(2) Exceptions. The following commercial vehicles are exempt from the commercial fee requirements.
(i) Vehicles necessary to provide services to businesses or persons within, or contiguous to the recreation area.
(ii) Any vehicle owned by a Federal, State or municipal agency.
(iii) Any vehicle owned or operated by a publicly owned utility company.
(iv) Any vehicle operated by a non-profit or educational organization.
(v) Any commercially licensed vehicle or vehicle otherwise identified as a commercial vehicle, when at that particular time it is being used for non-commercial purposes.
(f) Powerless flight. The use of devices designed to carry persons through the air in powerless flight is allowed at times and locations designated by the superintendent, pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit.
(g) Fishing. Unless otherwise designated, fishing in any manner authorized under applicable State law is allowed.
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