Minnesota Camping Laws and Regulations

Learn about camping and boondocking in Minnesota

160.272-2755, Safety Rest Areas

No Comments

Chapter 160, Transportation

Synopsis: The following are the laws relating to the length of stay for commercial drivers at Minnesota rest areas and laws about dumping trash. Note, for maximum time limits for non-commercial drivers, see 168B.04, Authority to Impound Vehicles.


(a) The commissioner shall allow a commercial motor vehicle operator who is subject to hours of service regulations under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 395, to stop and park continuously, for a period of up to ten hours as necessary to comply with the hours of service regulations, at any Department of Transportation safety rest area or travel information center that has parking stalls designed to accommodate a commercial motor vehicle, as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 16.

(b) Any clause or provision in a lease or other agreement for the operation of a Department of Transportation safety rest area or travel information center that purports to limit the requirements under paragraph (a) is void and without effect.

History: 2008 c 287 art 1 s 6


Subdivision 1.Prohibited activities.

It is unlawful at rest areas to:

(1) dispose of travel-related trash and rubbish, except if depositing it in a designated receptacle;

(2) dump household or commercial trash and rubbish into containers or anywhere else on site; or

(3) drain or dump refuse or waste from any trailer, recreational vehicle, or other vehicle except where receptacles are provided and designated to receive the refuse or waste.

Subd. 2.Penalty.

Violation of this section is a petty misdemeanor.

History: 2010 c 351 s 3

Leave a Comment