The following regulation is codified within New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) under…
- Title 6, Department of Environmental Conservation
190.3 Camping sites
(a) Areas used for temporary camping and adjacent lands under the jurisdiction of the department must be kept in a neat, clean and sanitary condition. Garbage and refuse must either be deposited in receptacles provided, or removed.
(b) Camping is prohibited within 150 feet of any road, trail, spring, stream, pond or other body of water except at camping areas designated by the department.
(c) No person may pollute in any manner nor deposit waste material of any kind in or on waters under the jurisdiction of the department.
(d) Except in an emergency, or during the period December 15 to April 30 each year in the Adirondack Park, or during the period December 21 to March 21 each year in the Catskill Park, no person may camp on lands under the jurisdiction of the department which are located at an elevation in excess of 4,000 feet above sea level in the Adirondack Park or in excess of 3,500 feet above sea level in the Catskill Park.
(e) Except in an emergency, no open fires are permitted on lands under the jurisdiction of the department which are located at an elevation in excess of 4,000 feet above sea level in the Adirondack Park or in excess of 3,500 feet above sea level in the Catskill Park.
(f) No person other than a qualified person with a disability and that person’s associated camping group, shall occupy any camping site that the department has designated as “reserved” for use by persons with disabilities. Eligibility records for determination of qualification shall include: a valid temporary revocable permit for motor vehicle access for persons with disabilities or a non-ambulatory hunting permit as issued by the department, a handicapped parking permit issued pursuant to section 1203-a of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, an access pass issued by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation or an equivalent certification of disability.
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