The following regulation is codified within New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) under…
- Title 6, Department of Environmental Conservation
190.35 Peekamoose Valley Riparian Corridor
In addition to other applicable general provisions of this Part, the following requirements apply to the Peekamoose Valley Riparian Corridor. In the event of a conflict between this section and another section of this Part, the more restrictive provision will control.
(a) Description. For the purposes of this section, Peekamoose Valley Riparian Corridor means all those State forest preserve lands lying and situated in the Town of Denning in Ulster County located within 300 feet on either side of the centerline of the Roundout Creek, beginning at the New York State land boundary where it crosses Ulster County Route 42 southwest of the lower field parking area, thence heading northeast for approximately 3.75 miles, and ending with the New York State land boundary approximately one mile east of the Buttermilk Falls parking area, encompassing lands designated by the department as the Sundown Wild Forest and Slide Mountain Wilderness Area of the Catskill Park.
(b) No person shall kindle, build, maintain or use a fire within the Peekamoose Valley Riparian Corridor, including, but not limited to, charcoal fires, wood fires, gas grills, propane stoves or other portable stoves, except at designated campsites.
(c) No person shall possess a glass container within the Peekamoose Valley Riparian Corridor, except when necessary for the storage of prescribed medicines.
(d) No person shall possess a portable generator within the Peekamoose Valley Riparian Corridor, except at designated campsites.
(e) No person shall play a musical instrument or audio device, including, but not limited to, radios, tape players, compact disc or digital players, except at designated campsites unless the noise is rendered inaudible to the public by personal noise-damping devices such as headphones or earbuds. At designated camp sites no person shall use any audio device which is audible outside the immediate area of the campsite.
(f) No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any solid waste, garbage, food waste, human wastes or other sanitary waste products within the bounds of the Peekamoose Valley Riparian Corridor except at facilities provided and designated by the department.
(g) No person shall park any motor vehicle within the Peekamoose Valley Riparian Corridor except at areas designated and marked by the department as parking areas.
(h) No person shall enter the Peekamoose Valley Riparian Corridor area between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise except for:
(1) persons camping at designated campsites;
(2) licensed hunters and trappers for the purpose of hunting or trapping;
(3) pedestrians using the marked hiking trails crossing the corridor; or
(4) persons otherwise authorized by permit issued by the department.
(i) From May 15th through October 15th of each year on Saturdays, Sundays and State and Federal holidays, no person shall enter the Peekamoose Valley Riparian Corridor east of the County Route 42 bridge crossing the Rondout Creek, an area that includes that portion of the Rondout Creek known as the Blue Hole, except under permit from the department.