The following regulation is codified within New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) under…
- Title 6, Department of Environmental Conservation
190.32 Otter Creek Trail System Assembly Area
For purposes of this section, Otter Creek Trail System Assembly Area means those State lands located in Independence River State Forest (Lewis Reforestation Area 35) lying east of the Erie Canal Road (Chase’s Lake Road) and west of the Adirondack park boundary. Said Otter Creek Trail System Assembly Area shall be hereinafter referred to as the “assembly area”. In addition to other applicable general provisions of this Part, the following provisions apply to the assembly area. In the event of a conflict, these specific provisions shall control.
(1) Immediately upon arrival at the assembly area each camping party shall complete all required information on a self-issuing camping permit. The department portion of the camping permit shall be placed in the provided drop box. The camping party’s portion of the camping permit shall be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle identified on the camping permit at all times.
(2) Each camping party is limited to a maximum of nine persons. All members of the camping party shall be listed on the camping permit and shall occupy a single site.
(3) Camping permits are valid for a maximum of 14 consecutive nights after which all members of the camping party shall vacate the facility for a minimum of five calendar days.
(4) Camping sites shall be occupied by at least one or more members of the registered camping party every night during the duration of the permit.
(5) Camping in the overflow area of the assembly area (hereinafter referred to as “overflow area”) is limited to no more than three consecutive nights.
(6) Any use of the assembly area by any person who is not a member of a registered camping party is considered day-use. Day-use shall be from sunrise to 10:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted. No day-users are allowed in the facility after 10:00 p.m. and before sunrise.
(c) Horses and llamas.
Definition. For the purpose of this section, horse(s) shall mean the entire family of equidae and llama(s) shall mean all new world camelids, llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicunas.
(1) All horses entering the assembly area shall have documentation of a currently valid Coggins test performed in the current or previous calendar year and shall have been found negative for Equine Infectious Anemia. Out-of-state horses shall also have a valid 30 day certificate of health. All horses will have proof of a current rabies vaccination.
(2) All llamas entering the assembly area are required to have a valid Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, with the animals individually identified and proof of a current rabies vaccination.
(3) Any horse or llama remaining in the assembly area overnight, with the exception of the overflow area, shall be harbored in a DEC covered tie stall or, in the case of a stallion, in a stud stall.
(4) Stud stalls shall only be occupied by stallions.
(5) Horses or llamas shall not be tethered to trees anywhere in the assembly area.
(6) Horses or llamas shall not be run, galloped or cantered in the assembly area.
(7) Horses or llamas in the overflow area shall be harbored in, or tethered to their trailer or in a temporary corral.
(8) The use of temporary corrals is restricted to the cleared section of the overflow area.
(9) No person shall fail to maintain an orderly camp, including horse stalls. All manure shall be removed or deposited into designated manure pits.
(10) Washing of horses or llamas within the assembly area is prohibited.
(d) Animals and household pets.
(1) All animals, except household pets, horses and llamas, are prohibited.
(2) All household pets shall be confined on a leash or otherwise confined to restrict them to the campsite area of their owner.
(3) Dogs may be walked on a leash no more than six feet long provided they are under control at all times.
(4) No household pets shall be left unattended in the assembly area at any time unless securely confined in a camper or enclosed trailer.
(5) All household pets in the assembly area shall have proof of a current rabies vaccination.
(6) Household pet owners shall properly dispose of their pet’s excrement in the designated manure pits.
(7) Disruptive or vicious animals and household pets shall be removed by their owner from the area whenever requested by department or law enforcement personnel.
(e) General provisions.
(1) No person shall possess alcoholic beverages in any container with a capacity greater than seven gallons at any time.
(2) Fires are only permitted in fire rings or fireplaces provided by the department.
(3) Quiet hours shall be observed between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
(4) Generators may only be operated from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(5) The possession or use of fireworks of any nature is prohibited.
(6) No person shall remove water from the assembly area.
(1) No person shall fail to comply with a lawful instruction of an employee of the department or law enforcement personnel.
(2) Violation of any provision of this Part shall be grounds to revoke the camping permit which includes the violator as a member of the camping party, removal of the violator from the assembly area and denial of any use of the assembly area by the violator for a period of seven days.
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