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CCR 14 § 4455 – Camping Time Limits

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

Synopsis: This regulation defines how long you can camp within a single park, recreation area, or beach, that is under the management of California Department of Parks and Recreation…

CCR 14 § 4455 Camping Time Limits

(a) General. Occupancy by the same persons, equipment, or vehicles of any camping facility is limited to a total of 30 days in any calendar year in that unit. The Department may establish shorter or longer limits of occupancy.

(b) Shorter Limits. When the department has established shorter seasonal limits, no person (or persons) who have occupied a campsite for the established limit may reregister in the unit until the expiration of forty-eight (48) hours, from 12:00 noon of the checkout day to 12:00 noon of the second day following. Upon expiration of the established limit, the registered camper shall vacate the campsite of all persons, vehicles and equipment.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 14, § 4455
Note: Authority cited: Section 5003, Public Resources Code. Reference: Section 5008, Public Resources Code.

1. Amendment filed 5-25-79; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 21).

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

3. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 6-5-91; operative 7-5-91 (Register 91, No. 35).

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