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CCR 14 § 4454 – Occupancy

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California Code of Regulations, Title 14 – Natural Resources, Division 3 – Department of Parks and Recreation

Synopsis: This regulation, applicable to California State Parks, State Beaches, and State Recreation Areas, defines when a campsite is legally occupied…

CCR 14 § 4454 Occupancy

(a) A campsite is considered occupied when it is being used or has been reserved and the campsite is officially posted or marked "occupied" either at the campsite or entrance station.

(b) The person or persons by or for whom the daily use fee has been paid and the guests and invitees of such person or persons may occupy the campsite.

(c) No person not authorized to occupy a campsite pursuant to subparagraph (a) and (b) of this section or pursuant to law, shall take or maintain possession or arrange camping equipment or park or stand a vehicle in a campsite marked occupied.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 14, § 4454
Note: Authority cited: Section 5003, Public Resources Code. Reference: Section 5008, Public Resources Code.

1. Amendment filed 1-28-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 5).

2. Change without regulatory effect amending section filed 6-18-96 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 96, No. 25).

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