Last Update: 7/17/17

Chapter 352-32 WAC

PUBLIC USE OF STATE PARK AREAS

WAC Sections

Definitions.
Feeding wildlife.
Dress standards.
Camping.
Environmental learning centers (ELCs).
Picnicking.
Reservations for use of designated group facilities.
Special recreation event permit.
Park periods.
Park capacities.
Peace and quiet.
Disturbances.
Pets.
Use of horses, llamas, sled dogs or similar animals for recreation.
Use of nonmotorized cycles or similar devices.
Swimming.
Technical rock climbing.
Games or activities.
Squak Mountain State ParkNatural areaProhibited uses.
Disrobing.
Tents, etc., on beaches.
Firearms.
Other weapons.
Fires and campfires.
Aircraft.
Fireworks.
Fishing.
Little Spokane River natural areaProhibited uses.
Lakes located wholly within state parks boundariesInternal combustion engines prohibited.
Lakes located partially within state park boundariesInternal combustion engines prohibited.
Public assemblies, meetings.
Rubbish.
Water.
Sanitation.
Solicitation.
Expulsion from state park areas.
Consumption of alcohol in state park areas.
Compliance with signs.
Intoxication in state park areas.
Food and beverage containers on swimming beaches.
Use of metal detectors in state parks.
Geocache.
Nondiscrimination certification.
Standard fees charged.
Fort Worden reservations and fees.
Limited income senior citizen, disability, and disabled veteran passes.
Off-season senior citizen passFee.
Foster parent program.
Self-registration.
Sno-park display.
Sno-park permitFees.
Applicability of standard fees.
Applicability of standard fees to volunteers in parks.
Wood debris collection.
Land exchangeFee.
Easement, franchise, license, and special use permit applications and fees.
Penalties.
Severability.
Commercial recreation providersPermits.
Approval of community-based park improvementsPolicies.
Seaweed harvest.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER
352-32-020
Police powers granted to certain employees. [Order 35, § 352-32-020, filed 7/29/77; Order 9, § 352-32-020, filed 11/24/70.] Repealed by WSR 82-07-076 (Order 56), filed 3/23/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040.
352-32-035
Campsite reservation. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(2). WSR 95-14-004, § 352-32-035, filed 6/21/95, effective 7/22/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 93-06-001, § 352-32-035, filed 2/17/93, effective 3/20/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-035, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 91-09-001, § 352-32-035, filed 4/4/91, effective 5/15/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 88-07-074 (Order 103), § 352-32-035, filed 3/18/88, effective 5/15/88; WSR 87-08-008 (Order 100), § 352-32-035, filed 3/23/87, effective 5/15/87; WSR 86-24-015 (Order 97), § 352-32-035, filed 11/24/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040, 43.51.055 and 43.51.060. WSR 85-08-003 (Order 88), § 352-32-035, filed 3/22/85, effective 5/15/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 84-09-045 (Order 77), § 352-32-035, filed 4/16/84; WSR 81-12-014 (Order 52), § 352-32-035, filed 5/28/81; WSR 80-05-006 (Order 44), § 352-32-035, filed 4/4/80.] Repealed by WSR 95-22-067, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060.
352-32-036
Environmental learning centers. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 80-14-009 (Order 48), § 352-32-036, filed 9/22/80.] Repealed by WSR 95-07-061, filed 3/13/95, effective 4/13/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060 and 43.51.395.
352-32-160
Religious services or group rallies. [Order 9, § 352-32-160, filed 11/24/70.] Repealed by WSR 83-08-032 (Resolution No. 66), filed 3/31/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060.
352-32-190
Solicitation. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 83-08-032 (Resolution No. 66), § 352-32-190, filed 3/31/83; Order 9, § 352-32-190, filed 11/24/70.] Repealed by WSR 83-13-089 (Resolution No. 70), filed 6/17/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060.
352-32-25002
Campsite and rally area reservationsFort Worden State Park. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-25002, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. WSR 95-22-067, § 352-32-25002, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060(6). WSR 95-03-005, § 352-32-25002, filed 1/5/95, effective 2/5/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(2). WSR 92-05-002, § 352-32-25002, filed 2/5/92, effective 3/7/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 86-24-016 (Order 98), § 352-32-25002, filed 11/24/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060(6). WSR 85-23-069 (Order 90), § 352-32-25002, filed 11/20/85.] Repealed by WSR 99-08-031, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040.
352-32-265
Sno-park permitDisplay. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-265, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.330 and 46.61.585. WSR 80-18-004 (Order 49), § 352-32-265, filed 11/21/80.] Repealed by WSR 13-17-037, filed 8/13/13, effective 9/13/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035.


352-32-010
Definitions.

Whenever used in this chapter the following terms shall be defined as herein indicated:
"Aircraft" shall mean any machine designed to travel through the air, whether heavier or lighter than air; airplane, dirigible, balloon, helicopter, etc. The term aircraft shall not include paraglider or remote controlled aircraft.
"Aquatic facility" shall mean any structure or area within a state park designated by the director or designee for aquatic activities including, but not limited to, swimming pools, wading pools, swimming beaches, floats, docks, ramps, piers or underwater parks.
"Bivouac" shall mean to camp overnight on a vertical rock climbing route on a ledge or in a hammock sling.
"Campfires" shall mean any open flame from a wood source.
"Camping" shall mean erecting a tent or shelter or arranging bedding, or both, or parking a recreation vehicle or other vehicle for the purpose of remaining overnight.
"Camping party" shall mean an individual or a group of people (two or more persons not to exceed eight) that is organized, equipped and capable of sustaining its own camping activity in a single campsite. A "camping party" is a "camping unit" for purposes of RCW 79A.05.065.
"Commercial recreation provider" is any individual or organization that packages and sells a service that meets the definition of a commercial recreation use.
"Commercial recreation use" is a recreational activity in a state park that is packaged and sold as a service by an organization or individual, other than state parks or a state park concessionaire.
"Commercial use (nonrecreation)" is any activity involving commercial or business purpose within a state park that may impact park facilities, park visitors or staff and is compatible with recreational use and stewardship, limited in duration and does not significantly block/alter access or negatively impact recreational users.
"Commission" shall mean the Washington state parks and recreation commission.
"Conference center" shall mean a state park facility designated as such by the director or designee that provides specialized services, day-use and overnight accommodations available by reservation for organized group activities.
"Day area parking space" shall mean any designated parking space within any state park area designated for daytime vehicle parking.
"Director" shall mean the director of the Washington state parks and recreation commission or the director's designee.
"Disrobe" shall mean to undress so as to appear nude.
"Emergency area" is an area in the park separate from the designated overnight camping area, which the park manager decides may be used for camping when no alternative camping facilities are available within reasonable driving distances.
"Environmental interpretation" shall mean the provision of services, materials, publications and/or facilities, including environmental learning centers (ELCs), for other than basic access to parks and individual camping, picnicking, and boating in parks, that enhance public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural heritage through agency directed or self-learning activities.
"Environmental learning centers (ELCs)" shall mean those specialized facilities, designated by the director or designee, designed to promote outdoor recreation experiences and environmental education in a range of state park settings.
"Extra vehicle" shall mean each additional unhitched vehicle in excess of the one recreational vehicle that will be parked in a designated campsite or parking area for overnight.
"Fire" shall mean any open flame from any source or device including, but not limited to, campfires, stoves, candles, torches, barbeques and charcoal.
"Fish" shall mean all marine and freshwater fish and shellfish species including all species of aquatic invertebrates.
"Foster family home" means an agency which regularly provides care on a twenty-four-hour basis to one or more children, expectant mothers, or persons with developmental disabilities in the family abode of the person or persons under whose direct care and supervision the child, expectant mother, or person with a developmental disability is placed.
"Geocache" shall mean geocaches, letterboxes, and related activities. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game in which participants (called "geocachers") use a Global Positioning System receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches").
"Group" shall mean twenty or more people engaged together in an activity.
"Group camping areas" are designated areas usually primitive with minimal utilities and site amenities and are for the use of organized groups. Facilities and extent of development vary from park to park.
"Hiker/biker campsite" shall mean a campsite that is to be used solely by visitors arriving at the park on foot or bicycle.
"Intimidate" means to engage in conduct that would make a reasonable person fearful.
"Motorcycle" means every motor vehicle having a saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a farm tractor and a moped.
"Multiple campsite" shall mean a designated and posted camping facility encompassing two or more individual standard, utility or primitive campsites.
"Obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic" means to walk, stand, sit, lie, or place an object in such a manner as to block passage by another person or a vehicle, or to require another person or a driver of a vehicle to take evasive action to avoid physical contact. Acts authorized as an exercise of one's constitutional right to picket or to legally protest, and acts authorized by a permit issued pursuant to WAC 352-32-165 shall not constitute obstruction of pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
"Out-of-home care" means placement in a foster family home or with a person related to the child under the authority of chapters 13.32A, 13.34, or 74.13 RCW.
"Overflow area" shall mean an area in a park separate from designated overnight and emergency camping areas, designated by the park manager, for camping to accommodate peak camping demands in the geographic region.
"Overnight accommodations" shall mean any facility or site designated for overnight occupancy within a state park area.
"Paraglider" shall mean an unpowered ultralight vehicle capable of flight, consisting of a fabric, rectangular or elliptical canopy or wing connected to the pilot by suspension lines and straps, made entirely of nonrigid materials except for the pilot's harness and fasteners. The term "paraglider" shall not include hang gliders or parachutes.
"Person" shall mean all natural persons, firms, partnerships, corporations, clubs, and all associations or combinations of persons whenever acting for themselves or by an agent, servant, or employee.
"Person related to the child" means those persons referred to in RCW 74.15.020 (2)(a)(i) through (vi).
"Personal watercraft" means a vessel of less than sixteen feet that uses a motor powering a water jet pump, as its primary source of motive power and that is designed to be operated by a person sitting, standing, or kneeling on, or being towed behind the vessel, rather than in the conventional manner of sitting or standing inside the vessel.
"Popular destination park" shall mean any state park designated by the director or designee as a popular destination park because, it is typically occupied to capacity on Friday or Saturday night during the high use season.
"Primitive campsite" shall mean a campsite not provided with flush comfort station nearby and which may not have any of the amenities of a standard campsite.
"Public assembly" shall mean a meeting, rally, gathering, demonstration, vigil, picketing, speechmaking, march, parade, religious service, or other congregation of persons for the purpose of public expression of views of a political or religious nature for which there is a reasonable expectation that a minimum of twenty persons will attend based on information provided by the applicant. Public assemblies must be open to all members of the public, and are generally the subject of attendance solicitations circulated prior to the event, such as media advertising, flyers, brochures, word-of-mouth notification, or other form of prior encouragement to attend.
Alternatively, the agency director or designee may declare an event to be a public assembly in the following cases: Where evidentiary circumstances and supporting material suggest that more than one hundred persons will attend, even where the applicant does not indicate such an expectation; or where there is reason to expect a need for special preparations by the agency or the applicant, due to the nature or location of the event.
"Ranger" shall mean a duly appointed Washington state parks ranger who is vested with police powers under RCW 79A.05.160, and shall include the park manager in charge of any state park area.
"Recreation vehicle" shall mean a vehicle/trailer unit, van, pickup truck with camper, motor home, converted bus, or any similar type vehicle which contains sleeping and/or housekeeping accommodations.
"Remote controlled aircraft" shall mean nonpeopled model aircraft and other unmanned aircraft systems, including those commonly known as "drones" that are flown by using internal combustion, electric motors, elastic tubing, or gravity/wind for propulsion. The flight is controlled by a person on the ground using a hand held radio control transmitter.
"Residence" shall mean the long-term habitation of facilities at a given state park for purposes whose primary character is not recreational. "Residence" is characterized by one or both of the following patterns:
(1) Camping at a given park for more than thirty days within a forty-day time period April 1 through September 30; or forty days within a sixty-day time period October 1 through March 31. As provided in WAC 352-32-030(7), continuous occupancy of facilities by the same camping party shall be limited to ten consecutive nights April 1 through September 30. Provided that at the discretion of the park ranger the maximum stay may be extended to fourteen consecutive nights if the campground is not fully occupied. Campers may stay twenty consecutive nights October 1 through March 31 in one park, after which the camping unit must vacate the overnight park facilities for three consecutive nights. The time period shall begin on the date for which the first night's fee is paid.
(2) The designation of the park facility as a permanent or temporary address on official documents or applications submitted to public or private agencies or institutions.
"Seaweed" shall mean all species of marine algae and flowering sea grasses.
"Sno-park" shall mean any designated winter recreational parking area.
"Special groomed trail area" shall mean those sno-park areas designated by the director as requiring a special groomed trail permit.
"Special recreation event" shall mean a group recreation activity in a state park sponsored or organized by an individual or organization that requires reserving park areas, planning, facilities, staffing, or other services beyond the level normally provided at the state park to ensure public welfare and safety and facility and/or environmental protection.
"Standard campsite" shall mean a designated camping site which is served by nearby domestic water, sink waste, garbage disposal, and flush comfort station.
"State park area" shall mean any area under the ownership, management, or control of the commission, including trust lands which have been withdrawn from sale or lease by order of the commissioner of public lands and the management of which has been transferred to the commission, and specifically including all those areas defined in WAC 352-16-020. State park areas do not include the seashore conservation area as defined in RCW 79A.05.605 and as regulated under chapter 352-37 WAC.
"Trailer dump station" shall mean any state park sewage disposal facility designated for the disposal of sewage waste from any recreation vehicle, other than as may be provided in a utility campsite.
"Upland" shall mean all lands lying above mean high water.
"Utility campsite" shall mean a standard campsite with the addition of electricity and which may have domestic water and/or sewer.
"Vehicle" shall include every device capable of being moved upon a public highway and in, upon, or by which any persons or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway. For the purposes of this chapter, this definition excludes bicycles, wheelchairs, motorized foot scooters, electric personal assistive mobility devices (EPAMDs), snowmobiles and other nonlicensed vehicles.
"Vehicle parking permit" means the permit issued on a daily, multiple day or annual basis for parking a vehicle in any state park area designated for daytime vehicle parking, excluding designated sno-park parking areas.
"Vessel" shall mean any watercraft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on the water.
"Walk-in campsite" shall mean a campsite that is accessed only by walking to the site and which may or may not have vehicle parking available near by.
"Watercraft launch" is any developed launch ramp designated for the purpose of placing or retrieving watercraft into or out of the water.
"Water trail advisory committee" shall mean the twelve-member committee constituted by RCW 79A.05.420.
"Water trail camping sites" shall mean those specially designated group camp areas identified with signs, that are near water ways, and that have varying facilities and extent of development.
"Wood debris" shall mean down and dead tree material.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 16-10-002, § 352-32-010, filed 4/20/16, effective 5/21/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, and 79A.05.065. WSR 08-24-006, § 352-32-010, filed 11/20/08, effective 12/21/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-010, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.165, 79A.05.605, and 79A.05.610. WSR 05-24-030, § 352-32-010, filed 11/30/05, effective 12/31/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 05-01-069, § 352-32-010, filed 12/9/04, effective 1/9/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, and 79A.05.075. WSR 04-01-067, § 352-32-010, filed 12/12/03, effective 1/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, and 79A.05.065. WSR 02-19-069, § 352-32-010, filed 9/13/02, effective 10/14/02. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-010, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW and RCW 79A.05.070. WSR 00-01-201, § 352-32-010, filed 12/22/99, effective 1/22/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(2). WSR 98-23-063, § 352-32-010, filed 11/16/98, effective 1/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-010, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050, 43.51.040 and 43.51.300. WSR 97-21-133, § 352-32-010, filed 10/21/97, effective 1/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050 and 43.51.040. WSR 96-22-018, § 352-32-010, filed 10/29/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.180. WSR 96-02-015, § 352-32-010, filed 12/21/95, effective 1/21/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. WSR 95-22-067, § 352-32-010, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060 and 43.51.395. WSR 95-07-061, § 352-32-010, filed 3/13/95, effective 4/13/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 94-23-024, § 352-32-010, filed 11/7/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060. WSR 94-08-036, § 352-32-010, filed 3/31/94, effective 5/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 94-01-087, § 352-32-010, filed 12/13/93, effective 1/13/94; WSR 93-08-025, § 352-32-010, filed 3/30/93, effective 5/1/93; WSR 93-06-001, § 352-32-010, filed 2/17/93, effective 3/20/93; WSR 91-09-001, § 352-32-010, filed 4/4/91, effective 5/15/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 89-07-020 (Order 89-01), § 352-32-010, filed 3/7/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.10.040, 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 87-24-032 (Order 102), § 352-32-010, filed 11/24/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 87-08-008 (Order 100), § 352-32-010, filed 3/23/87, effective 5/15/87; WSR 86-06-020 (Order 91), § 352-32-010, filed 2/25/86; WSR 81-09-034 (Order 50), § 352-32-010, filed 4/14/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 80-14-009 (Order 48), § 352-32-010, filed 9/22/80. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 80-05-007 (Order 45), § 352-32-010, filed 4/4/80; Order 9, § 352-32-010, filed 11/24/70.]



352-32-01001
Feeding wildlife.

No person shall intentionally feed, attract, or artificially sustain wildlife in state park areas. The feeding of indigenous wildlife is prohibited in all state park areas unless otherwise posted. This section does not apply to authorized feeding programs established with the Washington state department of fish and wildlife.
Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-01001, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-01001, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98.]



352-32-011
Dress standards.

(1) In order to identify temporary field operations personnel to the public for their safety and welfare, it is necessary for selected employees to furnish and wear apparel that will comply with a generally accepted dress standard common to the outdoor recreation industry.
(2) The apparel for male and female temporary field operations personnel shall consist of an agency approved long or short sleeve shirt/blouse and agency supplied logos as defined in the agency uniform manual.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-011, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 92-04-072, § 352-32-011, filed 2/4/92, effective 3/6/92; WSR 90-20-031, § 352-32-011, filed 9/25/90, effective 10/26/90.]



352-32-030
Camping.

(1) Camping facilities of the state parks within the Washington state parks and recreation commission system are designed and administered specifically to provide recreational opportunities for park visitors. Use of park facilities for purposes which are of a nonrecreational nature, such as long-term residency at park facilities, obstructs opportunities for recreational use, and is inconsistent with the purposes for which those facilities were designed.
No person or camping party may use any state park facility for residence purposes, as defined (WAC 352-32-010).
(2) No person shall camp in any state park area except in areas specifically designated and/or marked for that purpose or as directed by a ranger.
(3) Occupants shall vacate camping facilities by removing their personal property therefrom no later than 1:00 p.m., if the applicable camping fee has not been paid or if the time limit for occupancy of the campsite has expired or the site is reserved by another party. Remaining in a campsite beyond the established checkout time shall subject the occupant to the payment of an additional camping fee.
(4) Use of utility campsites by tent campers shall be subject to payment of the utility campsite fee except when otherwise specified by a ranger.
(5) A campsite is considered occupied when it is being used for purposes of camping by a person or persons who have paid the camping fee within the applicable time limits or when it has been reserved through the appropriate procedures of the reservation system. No person shall take or attempt to take possession of a campsite when it is being occupied by another party, or when informed by a ranger that such site is occupied, or when the site is posted with a "reserved" sign or when the campsite has an incoming reservation. In the case of a reserved site, a person holding a valid reservation for that specific site may occupy it according to the rules relating to the reservation system for that park. In order to afford the public the greatest possible use of the state park system on a fair and equal basis, campsites in those parks not on the state park reservation system will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No person shall hold or attempt to hold campsite(s), for another camping party for present or future camping dates, except as prescribed for multiple campsites. Any site occupied by a camping party must be actively utilized for camping purposes.
(6) One person may register for one or more sites within a multiple campsite by paying the multiple campsite fee and providing the required information regarding the occupants of the other sites. An individual may register and hold a multiple campsite for occupancy on the same day by other camping parties. Multiple campsites in designated reservation parks may be reserved under the reservation system.
(7) In order to afford the general public the greatest possible use of the state park system, on a fair and equal basis, and to prevent residential use, continuous occupancy of facilities by the same camping party shall be limited. April 1 through September 30: The maximum length of stay during this period shall be established annually for each park by the director or designee and shall be no less than ten and no more than fourteen nights. Campers may stay the established maximum consecutive nights in one park, after which the camping party must vacate the park for three consecutive nights. October 1 through March 31: The maximum length of stay is twenty nights. Campers may stay twenty consecutive nights in one park, after which the camping party must vacate the park for three consecutive nights, not to exceed forty days in a sixty-day time period. These limitations shall not apply to those individuals who meet the qualifications of WAC 352-32-280 and 352-32-285.
(8) A maximum of eight people shall be permitted at a campsite overnight, unless otherwise authorized by a ranger. The number of vehicles occupying a campsite shall be limited to one car and one recreational vehicle: Provided, That one additional vehicle without built-in sleeping accommodations may occupy a designated campsite when in the judgment of a ranger the constructed facilities so warrant. The number of tents allowed at each campsite shall be limited to the number that will fit on the developed tent pad or designated area as determined by a ranger.
(9) Persons traveling by bicycles, motor bikes or other similar modes of transportation and utilizing campsites shall be limited to eight persons per site, provided no more than four motorcycles may occupy a campsite.
(10) Water trail camping sites are for the exclusive use of persons traveling by human and wind powered beachable vessels as their primary mode of transportation to the areas. Such camping areas are subject to the campsite capacity limitations as otherwise set forth in this section. Exceptions for emergencies may be approved by the ranger on an individual basis. Water trail site fees, as published by state parks, must be paid at the time the site is occupied.
(11) Overnight stays (bivouac) on technical rock climbing routes will be allowed as outlined in the park's site specific climbing management plan. All litter and human waste must be contained and disposed of properly.
(12) Emergency camping areas may be used only when all designated campsites are full and at the park ranger's discretion. Persons using emergency areas must pay the applicable campsite fee and must vacate the site when directed by the park ranger.
(13) Designated overflow camping areas may be used only when all designated campsites in a park are full and the demand for camping in the geographic area around the park appears to exceed available facilities. Persons using overflow camping areas must pay the applicable campsite fee.
(14) Overnight camping will be allowed in approved areas within designated sno-parks in Washington state parks, when posted, provided the appropriate required sno-park permit is displayed.
(15) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030 and 79A.05.035. WSR 13-17-037, § 352-32-030, filed 8/13/13, effective 9/13/13; WSR 13-15-020, § 352-32-030, filed 7/8/13, effective 8/8/13; WSR 12-22-031, § 352-32-030, filed 10/31/12, effective 12/1/12. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-030, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, and 79A.05.075. WSR 03-01-079, § 352-32-030, filed 12/13/02, effective 1/13/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-030, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-030, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.180. WSR 96-02-015, § 352-32-030, filed 12/21/95, effective 1/21/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. WSR 95-22-067, § 352-32-030, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 94-23-024, § 352-32-030, filed 11/7/94, effective 1/1/95; WSR 93-06-001, § 352-32-030, filed 2/17/93, effective 3/20/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-030, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 87-08-008 (Order 100), § 352-32-030, filed 3/23/87, effective 5/15/87; WSR 86-06-020 (Order 91), § 352-32-030, filed 2/25/86; WSR 83-09-031 (Resolution No. 67), § 352-32-030, filed 4/15/83; WSR 82-09-035 (Order 60), § 352-32-030, filed 4/14/82; WSR 81-09-034 (Order 50), § 352-32-030, filed 4/14/81; WSR 80-05-007 (Order 45), § 352-32-030, filed 4/4/80. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(2) and 43.51.060(6). WSR 78-05-082 (Order 39), § 352-32-030, filed 5/1/78; Order 33, § 352-32-030, filed 4/28/77; Order 9, § 352-32-030, filed 11/24/70.]



352-32-037
Environmental learning centers (ELCs).

All ELCs can be reserved by:
(1) Complying with the reservation procedure; and
(2) Paying the appropriate fees and deposits as published by state parks.
Use of ELCs shall be on a first-come-first-served basis if the facility is not reserved.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-037, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-037, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. WSR 95-22-067, § 352-32-037, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060 and 43.51.395. WSR 95-07-061, § 352-32-037, filed 3/13/95, effective 4/13/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 83-09-031 (Resolution No. 67), § 352-32-037, filed 4/15/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 80-14-009 (Order 48), § 352-32-037, filed 9/22/80.]



352-32-040
Picnicking.

Picnicking is permitted only in designated and marked picnicking areas, or in such other places within a state park area as designated by a ranger. Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-040, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-040, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 86-06-020 (Order 91), § 352-32-040, filed 2/25/86; Order 9, § 352-32-040, filed 11/24/70.]



352-32-045
Reservations for use of designated group facilities.

(1) All designated group facilities shall be reservable by groups as defined in WAC 352-32-010.
(2) All designated group facilities shall have a predetermined use capacity. No group exceeding this capacity in number shall use these areas. Groups making reservations shall be charged the applicable fee for a minimum of 20 people.
(3) Use of designated group facilities may be by reservation. Requests made at parks, not on central reservation system, for reservations for groups of 20 to 250 shall be made 15 days in advance and for groups in excess of 250 shall be made 30 days in advance of the proposed use date, using the group use permit. All conditions outlined on the group use permit shall be binding on the group.
(4) Submittal of the group use permit request and payment in full of appropriate fees are required for the use of these facilities. Fees must be paid by credit card, certified check or money order. Fees are published by state parks. Refunds will be made only to those groups which cancel their reservations thirty or more days before the effective date of the reservations.
(5) For overnight group use, parking will be in the provided, defined areas. If additional parking is required, it may be available in the park's extra vehicle parking facility following the payment of the appropriate extra vehicle parking fee.
(6) The organization or delegated group leader making the reservation is responsible for any damages or extra cleaning that occurs as a result of the use of the facility(ies) beyond normal care and wear.
(7) Facility reservations for parks not on the central reservation system are made at the park and will be accepted nine months in advance. Reservations shall be made by a person of the age of majority, who must be in attendance during the group's activities. Reservations at the parks will be accepted in writing, in person, or by phone at the discretion of the park manager. In person and phone reservation requests shall only be accepted at the park during normal park operation hours. All reservation requests will be processed in order of arrival. Group facility areas not reserved are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
(8) Any group wishing to sell or dispense alcoholic beverages must request and obtain all appropriate licenses and permits. In order to sell alcoholic beverages, the group must obtain a temporary concession permit from the headquarters office of the commission.
(9) It shall be within the authority of the park manager, or his representative, to rescind the rights of a reservation, and remove from the park, any or all members of the group whose behavior, at any time, is in conflict with any state laws, becomes detrimental to the health and safety of the group or other park users, or becomes so unruly as to affect the reasonable enjoyment of the park by other park users.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030 and 79A.05.035. WSR 13-17-037, § 352-32-045, filed 8/13/13, effective 9/13/13; WSR 13-15-020, § 352-32-045, filed 7/8/13, effective 8/8/13. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-045, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, and 79A.05.075. WSR 03-01-079, § 352-32-045, filed 12/13/02, effective 1/13/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-045, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-045, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. WSR 95-22-067, § 352-32-045, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 94-23-024, § 352-32-045, filed 11/7/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060. WSR 94-08-036, § 352-32-045, filed 3/31/94, effective 5/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 91-09-001, § 352-32-045, filed 4/4/91, effective 5/15/91; WSR 90-07-062, § 352-32-045, filed 3/20/90, effective 4/20/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 88-07-074 (Order 103), § 352-32-045, filed 3/18/88, effective 5/15/88; WSR 83-09-031 (Resolution No. 67), § 352-32-045, filed 4/15/83; WSR 82-09-035 (Order 60), § 352-32-045, filed 4/14/82; WSR 80-05-007 (Order 45), § 352-32-045, filed 4/4/80; Order 32, § 352-32-045, filed 4/28/77.]



352-32-047
Special recreation event permit.

Any person or group, hereinafter referred to as the "applicant," desiring to make use of a portion of a state park for a special recreation event which will require special planning, facilities, staffing, or environmental protection measures, or the closure of the area to, or restriction of, established recreational uses, shall apply for a special recreation event permit. The director or designee may consult with the appropriate local government in reviewing the application and may issue a permit subject to conditions established by the agency. Such conditions may include but not be limited to the closure of the specified area to other recreational activities, including motor vehicle traffic, which are determined to have the potential to interfere with the event or which could risk the safety of the recreating public or the special event participants. However, no such permit may result in the unreasonable exclusion of recreationists from the remainder of the park. All events authorized under this permit shall be open to public participation and/or observation.
A special recreation event permit shall be issued only for recreational events where there is a reasonable expectation that a minimum of twenty persons will participate. The event must be oriented towards a recreational pursuit. Not more than three permits will be issued to a given applicant for a similar event at the same park during a one-year period.
Persons or organizations that desire to conduct a special recreation event in a state park shall submit a permit application obtainable at any state park and the basic permit application fee as published by state parks to the park where the event is proposed to take place.
If the agency determines it is necessary, the applicant must submit a completed environmental checklist along with the application. Upon request, the agency may assist the applicant in completing the environmental checklist and may request compensation in accordance with agency State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) rules, chapter 352-11 WAC.
Permit applications must be submitted at least sixty days in advance of the proposed event so that the information supplied in the application may be verified and so that the agency can notify and coordinate action with officials of other jurisdictions and agencies responsible for health, safety and welfare. The sixty-day time limit is also necessary to comply with SEPA review requirements to identify any potential environmental impacts and mitigation. This requirement for an application to be filed sixty days prior to an event may be waived in rare circumstances where arrangements can be made in a shorter time while still complying with all other requirements of this section.
Such application shall be submitted at least sixty days in advance of the proposed date of the event, to allow, where applicable, for necessary internal review and analysis, consultation with local governments, public notice, establishment of permit conditions, and required agency preparations and coordination. The director or designee shall approve or disapprove a permit application and establish the conditions for an approved application. The permittee must pay any fees published by state parks for the use of park lands or facilities. The director or designee shall determine the need for any fees necessary to cover costs incurred by the agency for additional staffing, equipment, facilities, or special services not normally provided by state parks, as well as the need for any bond, damage deposit, or liability insurance arising from any potential hazards associated with the conduct of the event. Any such fees, bond, damage deposit, or liability insurance shall be provided by the applicant prior to the issuance of the permit.
If additional unanticipated costs are incurred by the commission resulting from the event, the applicant shall reimburse the commission for such costs in a timely manner. If the additional costs are not paid, the director may recover such costs from the bond or damage deposits provided. Any funds remaining from the bond or damage deposit shall be returned to the applicant.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-047, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-047, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. WSR 95-22-067, § 352-32-047, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 89-07-020 and 89-07-098 (Orders 89-01 and 89-01-A), § 352-32-047, filed 3/7/89 and 3/22/89.]



352-32-050
Park periods.

(1) The director or designee shall establish for each state park area, according to existing conditions, times, and periods when it will be open or closed to the public. Such times and periods shall be posted at the entrance to the state park area affected and at the park office. No person shall enter or be present in a state park area after the posted closing time except:
(a) Currently registered campers who are camping in a designated campsite or camping area;
(b) Guests of a currently registered camper who may enter and remain until 10:00 p.m.;
(c) Guests of a state park employee;
(d) Technical rock climbers who bivouac on vertical climbing routes not otherwise closed to public use.
(2) The director or designee may, for a specified period or periods of time, close any state park area to public access if the director or designee concludes that such a closure is necessary for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the public, park visitors or staff, or park resources.
(3) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030 and 79A.05.035. WSR 13-17-037, § 352-32-050, filed 8/13/13, effective 9/13/13. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-050, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.180. WSR 96-02-015, § 352-32-050, filed 12/21/95, effective 1/21/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-050, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 90-07-062, § 352-32-050, filed 3/20/90, effective 4/20/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 86-06-020 (Order 91), § 352-32-050, filed 2/25/86; WSR 80-05-007 (Order 45), § 352-32-050, filed 4/4/80; Order 21, § 352-32-050, filed 3/20/75; Order 9, § 352-32-050, filed 11/24/70.]



352-32-053
Park capacities.

The director or designee may establish for each state park area according to facilities, design, and/or staffing levels, the number of individuals and/or vehicles allowed in any state park area or structure at any given time or period. No person shall enter in any state park area or facility or bring in or cause to be brought in any vehicle and/or persons which would exceed the capacity as established by the director or designee and when the individual is informed either by signs or by park staff that such capacity has been met and the park is full.
Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-053, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-053, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 86-06-020 (Order 91), § 352-32-053, filed 2/25/86.]



352-32-056
Peace and quiet.

To ensure peace and quiet for visitors:
(1) No person may cause a sound that may be plainly audible beyond the person's immediate area of use or campsite between the quiet hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.
(2) No person shall, at any time, use sound-emitting equipment including musical instruments, at a volume which emits sound beyond the user's vehicle, immediate area of use, or campsite without specific permission of the park ranger.
(3) Engine driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., except at Crystal Springs and Easton Reload sno-parks where engine driven electric generators may be operated after 9:00 p.m. during the winter recreation season.
(4) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 16-10-002, § 352-32-056, filed 4/20/16, effective 5/21/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030 and 79A.05.035. WSR 12-22-031, § 352-32-056, filed 10/31/12, effective 12/1/12. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-056, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, and 79A.05.075. WSR 03-01-079, § 352-32-056, filed 12/13/02, effective 1/13/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-056, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-056, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 86-06-020 (Order 91), § 352-32-056, filed 2/25/86.]



352-32-057
Disturbances.

Disorderly conduct, or conduct with the intent to intimidate or obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic, or which otherwise impedes or disturbs state park employees or volunteers in the performance of their duties, or which impedes or disturbs the general public in the use and enjoyment of state park areas, is prohibited.
Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-057, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07.]



352-32-060
Pets.

(1) All pets or domestic animals must be kept under physical control, on a leash no greater than eight feet in length, or otherwise physically restrained, at all times while in a state park area.
(2) Pets and domestic animals may not be allowed to dig or otherwise disturb or damage the natural or cultural features of any state park area.
(3) In any state park area, pets or domestic animals, except for assistance animals for persons with disabilities, are not permitted on any designated swimming beach; within a natural area preserve; during the skiing season on any designated alpine ski site or cross country ski trail in which the track has been prepared, set, or groomed; or in any public building unless so posted.
(4) In any state park area, pets or domestic animals, except for assistance dogs for persons with disabilities, may be prohibited in areas where there could be conflict with domestic livestock or agricultural activities on adjacent land, for the protection of wildlife, sensitive natural systems, special cultural areas, or for other recreational or health and safety purposes, if approved by the director or designee and so posted.
(5) No person shall allow his/her pet or domestic animal to bite or in any way molest or annoy other park visitors. No person shall permit his/her pet or domestic animal to bark or otherwise disturb the peace and tranquillity of the park.
(6) Any person bringing a pet or domestic animal into a state park area shall dispose of animal feces in a plastic or paper sack. The sack shall then be deposited in a solid waste container.
(7) Pet off-leash areas may be approved and designated by the director or designee. Approved pet off-leash areas will be exempt from subsections (1), (2), and (3) of this section. Approved pet off-leash areas may be closed permanently or temporarily by the director or designee for the protection of wildlife, sensitive natural systems, and special cultural areas. Any park area designated for pets off-leash shall be conspicuously posted as such by the director or designee.
(8) In designated roofed accommodations, pets are permitted and fees will be charged as published by state parks.
(9) This section shall not apply to the recreational use of horses, llamas, sled dogs, or similar animals as authorized by WAC 352-32-070.
(10) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, and 79A.05.065. WSR 08-24-006, § 352-32-060, filed 11/20/08, effective 12/21/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-060, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-060, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(1), [43.51.]045, [43.51.]050, [43.51.]060(1), [43.51.]061 and [43.51.]395. WSR 96-01-078, § 352-32-060, filed 12/18/95, effective 1/18/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-060, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 86-20-020 (Order 96), § 352-32-060, filed 9/22/86; WSR 82-12-008 (Order 61), § 352-32-060, filed 5/21/82; Order 9, § 352-32-060, filed 11/24/70.]



352-32-070
Use of horses, llamas, sled dogs or similar animals for recreation.

(1) No horses, llamas, sled dogs or similar animals used for recreation shall be permitted on trails in any state park area, except where designated and posted to specifically or conditionally permit such activity. The director or designee may open or close trails to such use. This decision shall include an evaluation of factors including, but not limited to, conflict with other park users, public safety, and damage to park resources and/or facilities. This evaluation shall include a reasonable effort to involve interested trail users of the park in question, including, at a minimum, one public meeting advertised and conducted in the region where the park is located. Trails designated open for such use may be temporarily closed by the park manager due to emergency health, safety, or resource protection considerations.
(2) No horses, llamas, sled dogs or similar animals used for recreation shall be permitted off trails in any state park area, except where authorized by the commission and posted to specifically or conditionally permit such activity.
(3) Horses, llamas, sled dogs or similar animals used for recreation shall not be permitted in any designated swimming areas, campgrounds - except designated horse or pack-oriented camping areas - or picnic areas, nor within a natural area preserve.
(4) Horses, llamas, sled dogs or similar animals used for recreation shall not be permitted within natural areas or natural forest areas, except that relocation of existing equestrian or other similar trails into natural areas or natural forest areas may be permitted upon a finding by the director or designee that such relocation is for the purpose of reducing overall resource impacts to a state park area.
(5) No person shall ride any horse or other animal in such a manner that might endanger life or limb of any person or animal, or damage park resources and/or facilities, and no person shall allow a horse or other animal to stand unattended or insecurely tied. Persons using horses or other animals for recreation shall obey regulatory signs, including those permanently or temporarily erected, that govern the timing, location, speed, type and/or manner of use.
(6) Any person bringing a horse, llama, sled-dog or similar animal into a state park area shall cleanup animal feces in parking lots, at trail heads and other central locations used by park visitors.
(7) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-070, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-070, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040, 43.51.045, 43.51.050, 43.51.060(1), 43.51.061 and 43.51.395. WSR 99-15-030, § 352-32-070, filed 7/13/99, effective 8/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(1), [43.51.]045, [43.51.]050, [43.51.]060(1), [43.51.]061 and [43.51.]395. WSR 96-01-078, § 352-32-070, filed 12/18/95, effective 1/18/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-070, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92; Order 9, § 352-32-070, filed 11/24/70.]



352-32-075
Use of nonmotorized cycles or similar devices.

(1) Whenever used in this section, nonmotorized cycle or similar device shall mean any wheeled, operator-propelled equipment that transports the operator on land, including cycles, in-line skates and skateboards, but not including wheelchairs or other devices utilized by persons with disabilities.
(2) Operation of nonmotorized cycles or similar devices shall be permitted upon public roads in state park areas.
(3) No operation of nonmotorized cycles or similar devices shall be permitted on trails in any state park area, except where designated and posted to specifically or conditionally permit such activity, or as specified in (b) of this subsection.
(a) The director or designee may open or close trails to such use. This decision shall include an evaluation of factors including, but not limited to, the degree of conflict with other park users, public safety, and damage to park resources and/or facilities related to these devices. This evaluation shall include a reasonable effort to involve interested trail users of the park in question, including, at a minimum, one public meeting advertised and conducted in the region where the park is located.
(b) No existing trails open to use by nonmotorized cycles or similar devices prior to January 1, 1999, shall be closed to such use without an evaluation of use suitability following the criteria and process of (a) of this subsection; except for temporary closures by the park manager due to emergency health, safety, or resource protection considerations.
(4) No operation of nonmotorized cycles or similar devices shall be permitted off trails in any state park area, except where authorized by the commission and posted to specifically or conditionally permit such activity.
(5) Use of nonmotorized cycles or similar devices is prohibited in the following state park areas:
(a) Within designated natural areas, natural forest areas, or natural area preserves: Provided, That relocation of existing nonmotorized trails into natural areas or natural forest areas may be permitted upon a finding by the director or designee that such relocation is for the purpose of reducing overall resource impacts to a state park area.
(b) Upon designated special use trails such as interpretive or exercise trails.
(c) Upon docks, piers, floats, and connecting ramps.
(6) Persons operating such devices in state park areas shall:
(a) Obey regulatory signs, including those permanently or temporarily erected, that govern the timing, location, speed, type and/or manner of operation, designed to promote visitor health and safety.
(b) Restrict speed and manner of operation to reasonable and prudent practices relative to terrain, prevailing conditions, equipment, personal capabilities, personal safety, and the safety of all other park visitors.
(c) Yield the right of way to pedestrians and animals.
(d) Dismount and walk in congested areas and posted walk zones.
(e) Slow down, make presence known well in advance, and use courtesy and caution when approaching or overtaking other persons or animals.
(f) Display adequate lighting during hours of darkness.
(g) Use caution when approaching turns or areas of limited sight distance.
(h) Not disturb or harass wildlife.
(i) When on public roads within a state park area, operate in compliance with any additional requirements of RCW 46.61.750 through 46.61.850.
(7) The director or designee may designate trails for preferential use by cyclists and may specifically authorize use of any facilities for special cycling recreation events, excluding roads or trails specified in subsection (5) of this section.
(8) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 05-01-069, § 352-32-075, filed 12/9/04, effective 1/9/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-075, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040, 43.51.045, 43.51.050, 43.51.060(1), 43.51.061 and 43.51.395. WSR 99-15-030, § 352-32-075, filed 7/13/99, effective 8/13/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-075, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(1), [43.51.]045, [43.51.]050, [43.51.]060(1), [43.51.]061 and [43.51.]395. WSR 96-01-078, § 352-32-075, filed 12/18/95, effective 1/18/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-075, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 89-01-034 (Order 108), § 352-32-075, filed 12/13/88.]



352-32-080
Swimming.

(1) Swimming areas in state park areas are marked with buoys, log booms, or other markers, clearly designating the boundaries of such areas.
(2) Any person swimming outside the boundaries of a designated swimming area, or in any area not designated for swimming, or in any area, whether designated for swimming or not, where no lifeguard is present, shall do so at his or her own risk.
(3) All persons using any designated swimming area shall obey all posted beach rules and/or the instructions of lifeguards, rangers, or other state parks employees.
Children twelve years of age or younger, must be accompanied by a responsible adult while using the swim area.
(4) No person shall swim in any designated watercraft launching area.
(5) No person shall give or transmit a false signal or false alarm of drowning in any manner.
(6) Use of rubber rafts, rubber boats, inner tubes, or other large floating objects, exceeding three feet in width are prohibited in designated swimming areas except U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets, small children's floatation devices or toys and one-person inflatable mattresses for the purpose of buoyancy while swimming or playing in any designated swimming area are allowed. Concessionaires are not permitted to rent or sell prohibited floating devices within state parks without written approval of the director or designee.
(7) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030 and 79A.05.035. WSR 13-17-037, § 352-32-080, filed 8/13/13, effective 9/13/13; WSR 13-15-020, § 352-32-080, filed 7/8/13, effective 8/8/13. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-080, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-080, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-080, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 86-06-020 (Order 91), § 352-32-080, filed 2/25/86; Order 10, § 352-32-080, filed 8/3/71; Order 9, § 352-32-080, filed 11/24/70.]



352-32-085
Technical rock climbing.

(1) Whenever used in this section, technical rock climbing shall mean climbing while using such aids as pitons, carabiners or snap links, chalk, ropes, fixed or removable anchors, or other similar equipment. Technical rock climbing includes bouldering and free soloing (respectively low and high elevation climbing without ropes).
(2) Technical rock climbing will be allowed in state parks except it is:
(a) Not permitted in natural area preserves;
(b) Conditioned in heritage areas, natural areas and natural forest areas;
(c) Not permitted where the director or designee has closed the area pursuant to subsection (3) of this section;
(d) Limited in state park areas without climbing management plans pursuant to subsection (6) of this section to the use of routes with established fixed protection, new routes that do not use fixed protection, nor require gardening/cleaning with any type of cleaning tool;
(e) Not permitted in state park areas closed to public use.
(3) The director or designee may, permanently or for a specified period or periods of time, close any state park area to technical rock climbing if the director or designee concludes that a technical rock climbing closure is necessary for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the public, park visitors or staff, or park resources. Prior to closing any park or park area to technical rock climbing, the director or designee shall hold a public meeting in the general area of the park or park area to be closed to technical rock climbing. Prior notice of the meeting shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area and at the park at least thirty days prior to the meeting. In the event that the director or designee determines that it is necessary to close a rock climbing area immediately to protect against an imminent and substantial threat to the health, safety and welfare of the public, park visitors or staff, or park resource, the director or designee may take emergency action to close a park area to rock climbing without first complying with the publication and hearing requirements of this subsection. Such emergency closure may be effective for only so long as is necessary for the director or designee to comply with the publication and hearing requirements of this subsection.
(4) The director or designee shall ensure that any park area closed to technical rock climbing pursuant to subsection (3) of this section is conspicuously posted as such at the entrance of said park area. Additionally, the director or designee shall maintain a list of all parks and park areas closed to technical rock climbing pursuant to subsection (3) of this section.
(5) The director or designee shall establish a committee of technical rock climbers, to advise park staff on park management issues related to technical rock climbing for each state park area where deemed necessary by the agency.
(6) Each state park area with an established advisory committee of technical rock climbers will have a climbing management plan which will specify technical rock climbing rules concerning overnight stays on climbing routes, bolting, power drills, stabilization of holds, group size and activities, gardening/cleaning of routes pursuant to chapter 352-28 WAC and RCW 79A.05.165, chalk, special use designations for climbing areas, protection of sensitive park resources, and other such issues required by the director or designee. Climbing management plans that relate to natural forest areas or heritage areas must be approved by the commission. The director or designee shall ensure that any technical rock climbing rules contained in a climbing management plan are conspicuously posted at the entrance of the affected park area.
(7) Bolting will be allowed as specified in climbing management plans.
(8) The use of power drills will be allowed only if the park climbing management plans specifically permit under specified conditions for bolt replacement and bolt installation on new routes. They are otherwise prohibited.
(9) The addition of holds onto the rock face by any means, including gluing, chipping, or bolting is prohibited.
(10) Except as provided in WAC 352-32-310, any violation of this section and rules contained in the park management plan and posted at the park is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-085, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-085, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-085, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.180. WSR 96-02-015, § 352-32-085, filed 12/21/95, effective 1/21/96.]



352-32-090
Games or activities.

Playing games and/or engaging in activities in a manner and/or location which subjects people or personal property, the park resource or facilities to risk of injury or damage shall be prohibited. Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, and 79A.05.075. WSR 04-01-067, § 352-32-090, filed 12/12/03, effective 1/12/04. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-090, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-090, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 86-06-020 (Order 91), § 352-32-090, filed 2/25/86; Order 9, § 352-32-090, filed 11/24/70.]



352-32-095
Squak Mountain State Park—Natural area—Prohibited uses.

Outside of designated parking areas, human foot traffic only shall be allowed within Squak Mountain State Park—Natural area. All other means of transportation, including, but not limited to, horses or any mechanized vehicles such as motor vehicles, bicycles, or similar vehicles are specifically excluded.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040, 43.51.055 and 43.51.060. WSR 88-19-087 (Order 106), § 352-32-095, filed 9/19/88.]



352-32-100
Disrobing.

(1) No person shall disrobe in public in any state park area.
(2) Clothing sufficient to conform to common standards shall be worn at all times.
(3) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-100, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-100, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92; Order 9, § 352-32-100, filed 11/24/70.]



352-32-110
Tents, etc., on beaches.

No person shall erect, maintain, use, or occupy any temporary tent or shelter on any swimming beach in any state park area unless there is an unobstructed view through such tent or shelter from at least two sides: Provided, however, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to authorize camping except in designated areas. Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-110, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-110, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92; Order 9, § 352-32-110, filed 11/24/70.]



352-32-120
Firearms.

(1) No person shall discharge or propel across, in, or into any upland state park area as defined in WAC 352-32-010 a firearm, except where the commission for good cause has authorized a special recreational activity upon finding that it is not inconsistent with state park use. Any violation of this section is a gross misdemeanor.
(2) The possession, display, carrying, discharge or use of a firearm is further regulated under chapter 9.41 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, and 79A.05.075. WSR 04-01-067, § 352-32-120, filed 12/12/03, effective 1/12/04; WSR 03-01-079, § 352-32-120, filed 12/13/02, effective 1/13/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-120, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-120, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98; WSR 93-06-001, § 352-32-120, filed 2/17/93, effective 3/20/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 86-06-020 (Order 91), § 352-32-120, filed 2/25/86; Order 9, § 352-32-120, filed 11/24/70.]



352-32-121
Other weapons.

No person shall display, discharge or propel across, in, or into any upland state park area as defined in WAC 352-32-010, a bow and arrow, spear, spear gun, harpoon, or air or gas weapon, or any device capable of injuring or killing any person or animal, or damaging or destroying any public or private property, except where the commission for good cause has authorized a special recreational activity upon finding that it is not inconsistent with state park use.
Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-121, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, and 79A.05.075. WSR 04-01-067, § 352-32-121, filed 12/12/03, effective 1/12/04.]



352-32-125
Fires and campfires.

All fires, except campfires, fires for stoves, candles, torches, barbeques and charcoal, are prohibited in state parks. Campfires are restricted to within the designated campfire pit, ring or other provided campfire enclosure and the flame must be no higher than two feet. On ocean beaches, campfires must be at least one hundred feet from the dunes, no more than four feet in diameter and no more than four feet high. No campfires are allowed on any shellfish bed. Park rangers may impose additional restrictions on fires for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the public, park visitors or staff, or for the protection of park resources.
At Crystal Springs and Easton Reload sno-parks all campfires must be restricted to portable fire receptacles not to exceed three feet in diameter and must be at least six inches off the ground, and are only permitted when the sno-parks are open for winter recreation access.
Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030 and 79A.05.035. WSR 12-22-031, § 352-32-125, filed 10/31/12, effective 12/1/12. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-125, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 05-01-069, § 352-32-125, filed 12/9/04, effective 1/9/05.]



352-32-130
Aircraft.

(1) No aircraft shall land on or take off from any body of water or land area in a state park area not specifically designated for landing aircraft. This provision does not apply to official aircraft used in the performance of search and rescue missions, medical emergencies, law enforcement activities, emergency evacuations or firefighting activities. It also does not apply in cases where the director or designee specifically authorizes such landings or take offs, in writing, associated with the operational, or administrative needs of the agency or state.
(2) Individuals who have complied with the registration process provided or who have obtained a special recreation event permit pursuant to WAC 352-32-047 may launch and land paragliders and hang gliders in state park areas specifically designated by the director or designee as available for paragliding and hang gliding. Prior to any such designation, the director or designee shall advertise and conduct a public meeting in the region where the park is located. The director or designee shall consider the potential impacts of paragliding and hang gliding in the proposed area including, but not limited to the following factors: The degree of conflict paragliding and hang gliding may have with other park uses, public safety issues, and any potential damage to park resources/facilities. Any park designated for paragliding and hang gliding shall be conspicuously posted as such by the agency.
(3) Individuals paragliding and hang gliding in state parks must:
(a) Comply with the registration process provided for such purposes;
(b) Observe all applicable laws and regulations;
(c) Never destroy or disturb park facilities, natural features, or historical or archaeological resources;
(d) Conduct themselves with thoughtfulness, courtesy and consideration for others, and not interfere with other recreational activities;
(e) Conduct themselves in compliance with the following basic safety regulations:
(i) Comply with specific site operational restrictions that are posted;
(ii) Fly in a manner consistent with the pilot rating held;
(iii) Preplanned landings should be made in areas no smaller than forty feet wide by one hundred feet long;
(iv) Make preflight checks of weather, equipment and site conditions;
(v) Observe all published traffic and right of way flight guidelines, including yielding right of way to all aircraft;
(vi) Wear protective clothing, headgear, Coast Guard approved flotation gear, reserve parachute, supplemental oxygen and communication equipment as appropriate for conditions;
(vii) Fly in a manner that does not create a hazard for other persons or property;
(viii) Fly only during daylight hours, or hours otherwise specified by posting at the site;
(ix) Do not fly over congested areas of parks or open air assembly of persons;
(x) Fly only in designated areas of parks;
(xi) Fly with visual reference to the ground surface at all times;
(xii) Do not tether paragliders or hang gliders to the ground or other stable nonmovable object.
(f) Not fly while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
(4) Except as provided in subsection (5) of this section, individuals flying remote controlled aircraft may do so only within flying areas designated by the director or designee and only when following the remote controlled aircraft management plan approved by the director or designee and posted for that designated area.
(a) Prior to designating any remote controlled aircraft flying area, the director or designee shall advise and conduct a public meeting in the region where the park is located. The director or designee shall consider the potential impacts of remote controlled aircraft flying in the proposed area including, but not limited to, the following factors: The degree of conflict remote controlled aircraft flying may have with other park uses, public safety issues, and any potential damage to park resources/facilities. Any park area designated for remote controlled aircraft flying shall be conspicuously posted as such by the director or designee.
(b) The director or designee shall establish a committee to advise park staff on park management issues related to remote controlled aircraft flying for each state park area designated as a remote controlled aircraft flying area.
(c) Each state park area with an established advisory committee, which includes remote controlled aircraft flyers will have an approved management plan which will specify remote controlled aircraft flying restrictions concerning types of aircraft, flying hours, identified approved flying zones, identified runways for take-offs and landings, engine muffler requirements, use of and posting of radio frequency, fuel spills and cleanup. The director or designee shall ensure that any remote controlled aircraft flying restrictions contained in the remote controlled aircraft flying management plan are conspicuously posted at the entrance of the affected park area.
(d) The director or designee may permanently, or for a specified period or periods of time, close any designated flying area to remote controlled aircraft flying if the director or designee concludes that a remote controlled aircraft flying closure is necessary for the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the public, park visitors or staff, or park resources. Prior to closing any designated flying area to remote controlled aircraft flying, the director or designee shall hold a public meeting near the state park area to be closed to remote controlled aircraft flying. Prior notice of the meeting shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area and at the park at least thirty days prior to the meeting. In the event that the director or designee or park manager determines that it is necessary to close a designated flying area immediately to protect against an imminent and substantial threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the public, park visitors or staff, or park resources, the director or designee or park manager may take emergency action to close a state park area to remote controlled aircraft flying without first complying with the publication and meeting requirements of this subsection. Such emergency closure may be effective for only so long as is necessary for the director or designee to comply with the publication and meeting requirements of this subsection. The director or designee shall ensure that any designated flying area closed to remote controlled aircraft flying is conspicuously posted as such at the entrance of the affected park area.
(5) Remote controlled aircraft may be flown in any state park area pursuant to written permission from the director or designee. In granting such permission, the director or designee may specify time, geographic, and elevation restrictions, and any other restrictions necessary to protect the public, park visitors or staff, or park resources. While operating a remote controlled aircraft pursuant to written permission under this subsection, the operator shall be in possession of a copy of the written permission and shall produce it upon request by parks staff. Permission granted by the director or designee to fly a remote controlled aircraft is subject to rescission as necessary to protect the public, park visitors or staff, or park resources.
(6) Any violation of this section, including any failure to abide by a conspicuously posted remote controlled aircraft flying restriction or failure to abide by the terms of written permission to fly remote controlled aircraft, is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 17-15-082, § 352-32-130, filed 7/17/17, effective 8/17/17; WSR 16-10-002, § 352-32-130, filed 4/20/16, effective 5/21/16; WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-130, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.165, 79A.05.605, and 79A.05.610. WSR 05-24-030, § 352-32-130, filed 11/30/05, effective 12/31/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-130, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(2). WSR 98-23-063, § 352-32-130, filed 11/16/98, effective 1/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-130, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050 and 43.51.040. WSR 96-22-018, § 352-32-130, filed 10/29/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 94-01-087, § 352-32-130, filed 12/13/93, effective 1/13/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.10.040, 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 87-24-032 (Order 102), § 352-32-130, filed 11/24/87; Order 9, § 352-32-130, filed 11/24/70.]



352-32-140
Fireworks.

No person shall possess, discharge, set off, or cause to be discharged, in or into any state park area, any firecrackers, torpedoes, rockets, fireworks, explosives, or substance harmful to the life or safety of persons or property. Provided that the director or designee may issue permits for firework displays subject to conditions established by the agency and as provided in chapter 70.77 RCW.
Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-140, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-140, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98; Order 9, § 352-32-140, filed 11/24/70.]



352-32-150
Fishing.

(1) For the purposes of this section, the following definition applies: Fish are defined as all marine and freshwater fish and shellfish species including all species of aquatic invertebrates.
(2) Except for those state park areas in which harvest has been prohibited pursuant to subsection (3), (4), or (5) of this section, all state park areas are open for the harvest of fish, subject to all laws, rules, and regulations of the state department of fish and wildlife relating to seasons, limits, and methods of harvest. The director or designee may develop or amend a memorandum of agreement with the state department of fish and wildlife to guide management of state park fishing areas.
(3) No person shall remove or cause to be removed any fish from any state park area except for food fish as defined by WAC 220-12-010, shellfish as defined by WAC 220-12-020, and game fish as defined by RCW 77.08.020 and WAC 232-12-019.
(4) The commission may, after consultation with the state department of fish and wildlife and local tribes, close state park areas to the harvest of some or all species of fish. Such state park areas shall be conspicuously posted as closed to harvest.
(5) The director or designee may temporarily close any state park area to the harvest of some or all species of fish. Any such closure may be for only so long as is necessary to bring the issue before the commission at its next scheduled regular meeting. Such state park areas shall be conspicuously posted as closed to harvest.
(a) Prior to closing any park area pursuant to this subsection, the director or designee shall hold a public hearing in the general vicinity of the park area to be closed. Prior notice of the public hearing shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the vicinity.
(b) In the event the director or designee determines that an immediate harvest closure is necessary to protect against an imminent and substantial threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the public, park visitors or staff or park resources, the director or designee may take emergency action to close a park to the harvest of fish without first complying with the publication and hearing requirements of this subsection. Such emergency closures may be effective for only so long as is necessary for the director or designee to comply with the publication and hearing requirements of this subsection.
(6) A list of the state park areas closed pursuant to subsection (4) or (5) of this section shall be maintained by the director or designee and be available to the public upon request.
(7) No person shall harvest or possess any fish from within a state park area posted as closed to harvest pursuant to subsection (4) or (5) of this section, except as necessary for scientific research authorized in writing by state parks.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-150, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-150, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.180(3). WSR 96-01-030, § 352-32-150, filed 12/11/95, effective 1/11/96; Order 19, § 352-32-150, filed 2/1/74; Order 9, § 352-32-150, filed 11/24/70.]



352-32-15001
Little Spokane River natural area—Prohibited uses.

(1) The Little Spokane River Natural Area was established by the commission to conserve a unique natural environment in a nearly undeveloped state for passive low density outdoor recreation activities. To conserve the natural resources, scenic beauty and tranquility of the area, the following are prohibited within the Little Spokane River Natural Area:
(a) Bicycles.
(b) Camping.
(c) Commercial development or activities.
(d) Consumption of alcoholic beverages.
(e) Fires or fireworks.
(f) Horseback riding.
(g) Hunting.
(h) Motorized boats, personal watercraft, or boats propelled by means other than oars or paddles; use of canoes, rowboats, kayaks and rafts is specifically authorized.
(i) Pets including all dogs except assistance dogs for persons with disabilities.
(j) Swimming, or use of innertubes, air mattresses or similar floatation devices.
(k) Travel by foot, skis or snowshoes off designated trails or outside designated corridors.
(2) This section does not apply to government employees, or their agents in the performance of their duties, or search and rescue, medical emergency response, law enforcement or firefighting activities.
(3) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-15001, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-15001, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040, 43.51.060 and 43.51.650-680. WSR 88-10-017 (Order 104), § 352-32-15001, filed 4/27/88.]



352-32-155
Lakes located wholly within state parks boundaries—Internal combustion engines prohibited.

(1) In order to preserve the scenic quality, peace, and tranquility and to protect and preserve the wildlife on lakes lying wholly within state park boundaries, to increase visitor safety, and to limit the degradation of lake water quality, the use of internal combustion engines on lakes lying wholly within the boundaries of state park areas is prohibited except where listed in WAC 352-32-155(2) or when authorized in writing by the director.
(2) Lakes where internal combustion engines may be used are: Horsethief Lake in Columbia Hills State Park.
(3) This provision does not apply to government employees, or their agents in the performance of their duties, or search and rescue, medical emergency response, law enforcement or firefighting activities.
(4) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 05-01-069, § 352-32-155, filed 12/9/04, effective 1/9/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-155, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-155, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040, 43.51.395 and 43.51.400(6). WSR 86-11-053 (Order 94), § 352-32-155, filed 5/19/86.]



352-32-157
Lakes located partially within state park boundaries—Internal combustion engines prohibited.

(1) In order to preserve the scenic quality, peace and tranquility, and to protect and preserve wildlife, increase visitor safety, and to limit the degradation of lake water quality, the commission, in conjunction with the following ordinance(s), prohibits the use of internal combustion engines on the following lakes partially within park boundaries:
Cascade Lake at Moran State Park, San Juan county ordinance 10.16.030.
(2) This provision does not apply to government employees, or their agents in the performance of their duties, or search and rescue, medical emergency response, law enforcement or firefighting activities.
(3) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-157, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-157, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-157, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040, 43.51.395 and 43.51.400(6). WSR 86-11-053 (Order 94), § 352-32-157, filed 5/19/86.]



352-32-165
Public assemblies, meetings.

(1) Public assemblies are permitted in state park areas on grounds which are open to the public generally, provided a permit therefore has been issued as herein provided.
(2) An application for such a permit may be submitted on such forms as may be provided by the commission, or in any written form so long as the permit application sets forth the following:
(a) Name, address and phone number of the applicant;
(b) Date, time, duration, nature and place of the proposed event, including a description or schedule of events and activities;
(c) Estimate of the number of persons expected to attend including the basis for the estimate;
(d) Special equipment, including temporary structures such as speakers' stands, platforms, lecterns, chairs, benches or the like, and any sound amplification equipment to be used in connection with the event;
(e) Special facilities, including emergency first aid, additional sanitation and refuse collection facilities, to be used in connection with the event;
(f) Crowd control to be provided by the event sponsor;
(g) Designation of a responsible contact individual with whom park officials may coordinate event activities, plans and preparations.
(3) The equipment and facilities referenced in subsection (2)(d) and (e), of this section, are to be provided by the event sponsor, unless other mutually satisfactory arrangements are made to use locally available commission owned equipment and facilities.
(4) The applicant must supply satisfactory evidence of arrangements for such equipment, facilities, and crowd control.
(5) If the agency determines it is necessary, the applicant must submit a completed environmental checklist along with the application. Upon request, the agency will assist the applicant in completing the environmental checklist and may request compensation in accordance with agency State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) rules, chapter 352-11 WAC.
(6) Permit applications must be submitted at least sixty days in advance of the proposed event so that the information supplied in the application may be verified and so that the agency can notify and coordinate action with officials of other jurisdictions and agencies responsible for health, safety and welfare. The sixty-day time limit is also necessary in order to comply with SEPA review requirements to identify any potential environmental impacts and mitigation. This requirement for an application to be filed sixty days prior to an event may be waived in rare circumstances where arrangements can be made in a shorter time while still complying with all other requirements of this section.
(7) The permit application must be submitted along with a nonrefundable permit fee as published by state parks to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, Washington 98504-2650. The director, or designee, may issue a permit consistent with the application, or otherwise modified in a manner which is acceptable to the applicant. The following criteria will be evaluated in considering a permit application:
(a) The ability of the applicant to finance, plan and manage the activity in accordance with sanitation, safety, medical care, fire control, security, crowd, noise, and traffic control requirements, and consistent with the protection of park resources and image;
(b) The extent to which the proposed activity, in both nature and timing, threatens interference with customary usage of the park by members of the public or interferes with the convenience of park neighbors and the general public;
(c) The experience of the applicant in performing similar activities in the past;
(d) Measures undertaken to mitigate any changes in customary park usage or damage to park resources caused by the activity.
(8) Following an evaluation of the above listed criteria, the director or designee will issue a permit unless:
(a) The application does not adequately address the evaluation criteria; or
(b) A prior application for the same time and place has been made which has been or will be granted; or
(c) The event will present a clear and present danger to the public health or safety; or
(d) The event is of such nature or duration that it cannot reasonably be accommodated in the particular park area requested. In considering this, the director or designee shall take into account the potential for significant environmental impact.
(9) The director or designee will acknowledge receipt of the permit application within ten days. The acknowledgement will estimate the timeline for processing the application based on the complexity of the requested use. The director or designee shall make the final ruling on the permit application as soon as possible but no later than ten days prior to the proposed event. The granting of this permit does not exempt the applicant from complying with other state, county or local permit requirements nor does it excuse compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act, where applicable. A threshold determination will be made by the agency to determine potential environmental impact. Applicants should be aware that timelines may exist under the State Environmental Policy Act and implementing regulations which are independent of this permit requirement.
(10) All permit denials will be in writing, will contain a statement of the specific reasons for the denial, and will advise the applicants of the right to request judicial review of the denial as provided in subsection (12) of this section.
(11) A permit issued may contain such conditions as are reasonably consistent with protection and use of the park area for the purposes for which it is maintained. It may also contain reasonable limitations on the time and area within which the event is permitted.
(a) The commission may require applicants to arrange for general liability insurance to cover participants, and the state of Washington will be named as an additional insured.
(b) The commission may require the filing of a bond with satisfactory surety payable to the state, to cover costs such as restoration, rehabilitation and cleanup of the area used, and other costs resulting from the permittee activity. In lieu of a bond, a permittee may elect to deposit cash equal to the amount of the required bond.
(12) Applicants whose permit application is denied may in writing request that the commission seek judicial review of the denial, in which event the commission shall timely seek a declaratory judgment pursuant to the Uniform Declaratory Judgment Act, chapter 7.24 RCW, and Superior Court Rule 57, in the superior court for Thurston County. Such requests shall be mailed, or otherwise delivered to the Director, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, Washington 98504-2650, within ten days from the date the application is denied.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, and 79A.05.065. WSR 08-24-006, § 352-32-165, filed 11/20/08, effective 12/21/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-165, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-165, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-165, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. WSR 95-22-067, § 352-32-165, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.10.040, 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 87-24-032 (Order 102), § 352-32-165, filed 11/24/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 86-08-014 (Order 92), § 352-32-165, filed 3/24/86; WSR 83-08-032 (Resolution No. 66), § 352-32-165, filed 3/31/83.]



352-32-170
Rubbish.

(1) No person shall leave, deposit, drop, or scatter bottles, broken glass, ashes (except human crematory ashes), waste paper, cans, or other rubbish, in a state park area, except in a garbage can or other receptacle designated for such purposes.
(2) No person shall deposit any household or commercial garbage, refuse, waste, or rubbish, which is brought as such from any private property, in any state park area garbage can or other receptacle designed for such purpose.
(3) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-170, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-170, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98; Order 9, § 352-32-170, filed 11/24/70.]



352-32-175
Water.

No person shall take greater than five gallons of water from state park areas for personal or commercial use outside state park boundaries, except for:
(1) Those with signed agreements with state parks for water use;
(2) Registered campers and overnight moorage visitors;
(3) Those persons who have paid the trailer dump station or watercraft launch fees when filling fresh water holding tanks in recreational vehicles or vessels;
(4) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-175, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07.]



352-32-180
Sanitation.

No person shall, in any state park area:
(1) Drain or dump refuse or waste from any trailer, camper, automobile, or other vehicle, or vessel, except in designated disposal areas or receptacles.
(2) Clean fish or other food, or wash any clothing or other article for personal or household use, or any dog or other animal, except at designated areas.
(3) Clean or wash any automobile or other vehicle except in areas specifically for that use.
(4) Pollute, or in any way contaminate by dumping or otherwise depositing therein any waste or refuse of any nature, kind, or description, including human or animal bodily waste, any stream, river, lake, or other body of water running in, through, or adjacent to, any state park area.
(5) Urinate or defecate except in designated facilities.
(6) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.165, 79A.05.605, and 79A.05.610. WSR 05-24-030, § 352-32-180, filed 11/30/05, effective 12/31/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, and 79A.05.075. WSR 03-01-079, § 352-32-180, filed 12/13/02, effective 1/13/03; Order 9, § 352-32-180, filed 11/24/70.]



352-32-195
Solicitation.

Except as may be otherwise allowed in connection with a permit issued under WAC 352-32-165 or 352-32-047, or a cooperative agreement pursuant to RCW 79A.05.070(2), no person shall engage in commercial solicitation, or sell or peddle any services, goods, wares, merchandise, liquids, or edibles for human consumption in any state park area, except by concession or permit granted by the commission.
Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-195, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-195, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-195, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. WSR 95-22-067, § 352-32-195, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180. WSR 94-16-026, § 352-32-195, filed 7/25/94, effective 8/25/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-195, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 83-13-089 (Resolution No. 70), § 352-32-195, filed 6/17/83.]



352-32-200
Expulsion from state park areas.

(1) In addition to the penalty provided in RCW 79A.05.165, or any other existing or future law of the state of Washington, violation of or failure to comply with any section of this chapter, or of any other chapter of this title, or any other rule or regulation of the commission, or with any other federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation applicable under the circumstances, shall subject the person so violating or failing to comply to expulsion from any state park area. Any park ranger may expel a person from any state park area under the authority of this section by issuing the person a notice of expulsion.
(2) A notice of expulsion shall:
(a) Be in writing and signed by the ranger issuing it.
(b) Contain the date of issuance and effective date, the violation that the person is alleged to have committed, a citation to the code, statute, or rule violated, and a description of the egregious nature of the violation warranting a deviation from the standard expulsion duration (if any).
(c) Specify the locations where the individual will be expelled from and the duration of the expulsion.
(d) Set out the method of appealing the notice, which shall also include the address where the appeal should be sent.
(e) Prominently display a warning of the consequences for failure to comply with the notice and state that a violation of the terms of the notice will constitute criminal trespass under chapter 9A.52 RCW.
(3) The person subject to expulsion need not be charged, tried, or convicted of any crime or be issued an infraction or have an in-fraction found committed in order for a notice of expulsion to be issued or effective. The issuing ranger need only establish that good cause existed to support the issuance of the notice of expulsion. "Good cause" means facts and circumstances which lead a ranger to believe that a person has violated, or through his or her actions or behaviors, intends to violate the rules of this chapter or any applicable state, local, or federal law or regulation.
(4) The period of expulsion shall be as follows, unless the issuing ranger deems a longer period of expulsion is warranted based on the egregiousness of the violation:
(a) First violation: Forty-eight hour expulsion.
(b) Second violation: Thirty day expulsion.
(c) Third violation: One year expulsion.
(5) A person subject to expulsion pursuant to this section may appeal the expulsion to the director by mailing a written statement of the basis for appeal, together with a copy of the expulsion notice, to the director within ten days of receipt of the notice of expulsion. The appeal shall be decided as a brief adjudicative appeal under RCW 34.05.482 through 34.05.494 and shall be decided by the director or designee. Unless the expulsion period expires, the expulsion shall remain in effect during the pendency of an appeal.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 16-10-002, § 352-32-200, filed 4/20/16, effective 5/21/16. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-200, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-200, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(1), [43.51.]045, [43.51.]050, [43.51.]060(1), [43.51.]061 and [43.51.]395. WSR 96-01-078, § 352-32-200, filed 12/18/95, effective 1/18/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 91-07-014, § 352-32-200, filed 3/12/91, effective 4/12/91; Order 9, § 352-32-200, filed 11/24/70.]



352-32-210
Consumption of alcohol in state park areas.

(1) Possessing alcoholic beverages or consuming alcoholic beverages in any state park or state park area is prohibited except in the following designated areas and under the following circumstances in those state parks or state park areas not posted by the director or designee as closed to alcohol pursuant to subsection (4) of this section:
(a) In designated campsites or in other overnight accommodations, by registered occupants or their guests; provided ELC users obtain written permission through state parks application process;
(b) In designated picnic areas, which shall include those sites within state park areas where picnic tables, benches, fireplaces, and/or outdoor kitchens are available, even though not signed as designated picnic areas and public meeting rooms;
(c) In any reservable group day use facility by any authorized group which has paid the reservation fee and applicable damage deposit and which has obtained prior permit authorization to have alcohol by the park manager; and
(d) In any building, facility or park area operated and maintained under a concession agreement, wherein the concessionaire has been licensed to sell alcoholic beverages by the Washington state liquor control board, and where the dispensation of such alcoholic beverages by such concessionaire has been approved by the commission.
(2) Possessing alcoholic beverage or consuming any alcoholic beverages is prohibited at the following locations:
(a) Dash Point State Park;
(b) Saltwater State Park;
(c) Sacajawea State Park;
(d) Flaming Geyser State Park;
Except in the following designated areas and under the following circumstances:
(i) In designated campsites, or in other overnight accommodations by registered occupants or their guests.
(ii) In any building, facility or park area operated and maintained under a concession agreement wherein the concessionaire has been licensed to sell alcoholic beverages by the Washington state liquor control board, and where the dispensation of such alcoholic beverages by such concessionaire has been approved by the commission.
(iii) In any reservable group day use facility by any authorized group which has paid the reservation fee and applicable damage deposit and which has obtained prior permit authorization to have alcohol by the park manager.
(3) The director or designee may, for a specified period or periods of time, close any state park or state park area to alcohol if the director or designee concludes that an alcohol closure is necessary for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the public, park visitors or staff, or park resources. The director or designee shall consider factors including but not limited to the effect or potential effect of alcohol on public and employee safety, park appearance, atmosphere, and noise levels, conflicts with other park uses or users, the demand for law enforcement, and the demand on agency staff. Prior to closing any park or park area to alcohol, the director or designee shall hold a public hearing in the general area of the park or park area to be closed to alcohol. Prior notice of the meeting shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area. In the event the director or designee determines that an immediate alcohol closure is necessary to protect against an imminent and substantial threat to the health, safety and welfare of the public, park visitors or staff, or park resources, the director or designee may take emergency action to close a park or park area to alcohol without first complying with the publication and hearing requirements of this subsection. Such emergency closure may be effective for only so long as the imminent and substantial threat exists.
(4) The director or designee shall ensure that any park or park area closed to alcohol pursuant to subsection (3) of this section is conspicuously posted as such at the entrance to said park or park area. Additionally, the director or designee shall maintain for public distribution a current list of all parks and park areas closed to alcohol pursuant to subsection (3) of this section.
(5) Dispensing alcoholic beverages from containers larger than two gallons is prohibited in state park areas except when authorized in writing and in advance by the park manager.
(6) The provisions of this rule shall not apply to any part of the Seashore Conservation Area, as designated and established by RCW 79A.05.605.
(7) Opening, consuming, or storing alcoholic beverages in Fort Simcoe State Park and Squaxin Island State Park is prohibited.
(8) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 16-10-002, § 352-32-210, filed 4/20/16, effective 5/21/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030 and 79A.05.035. WSR 13-17-037, § 352-32-210, filed 8/13/13, effective 9/13/13; WSR 13-15-020, § 352-32-210, filed 7/8/13, effective 8/8/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, and 79A.05.065. WSR 08-24-006, § 352-32-210, filed 11/20/08, effective 12/21/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-210, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 05-01-069, § 352-32-210, filed 12/9/04, effective 1/9/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-210, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-210, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050, 43.51.040 and 43.51.300. WSR 97-21-133, § 352-32-210, filed 10/21/97, effective 1/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 94-13-081, § 352-32-210, filed 6/13/94, effective 7/14/94; WSR 91-07-014, § 352-32-210, filed 3/12/91, effective 4/12/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 86-14-025 (Order 95), § 352-32-210, filed 6/24/86; WSR 86-06-020 (Order 91), § 352-32-210, filed 2/25/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(3). WSR 81-24-020 (Order 55), § 352-32-210, filed 11/24/81; Order 17, § 352-32-210, filed 2/1/74; Order 11, § 352-32-210, filed 7/29/71.]



352-32-215
Compliance with signs.

Failure to abide by a prominently posted restriction on the public use of park property is an infraction, under chapter 7.84 RCW, except as provided in WAC 352-32-310.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-215, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-215, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98.]



352-32-220
Intoxication in state park areas.

Being or remaining in, or loitering about in any state park area while in a state of intoxication shall be prohibited. Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-220, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92; Order 11, § 352-32-220, filed 7/29/71.]



352-32-230
Food and beverage containers on swimming beaches.

(1) The use or possession of any food or beverage container consisting wholly or in part of glass or metal is prohibited on any beach within any state park area, where such beach is designated as a swimming area, or where such beach is customarily and generally used as a swimming area by park patrons though not designated as such.
(2) The provisions of this rule shall not apply to any portion of the seashore conservation area as designated and established by RCW 79A.05.605.
(3) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-230, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-230, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92; Order 11, § 352-32-230, filed 7/29/71.]



352-32-235
Use of metal detectors in state parks.

The use and operation of metal detectors, as well as the removal of small contemporary materials, is permitted within selected state parks as designated by the director or designee, in accordance with all commission direction on land management, and subject to the conditions and limitations specified.
(1) The use of metal detectors is permitted only within specified portions of approved state parks as posted for public reference. Metal detecting may be allowed in an approved campsite occupied by the registered metal detector user and in unoccupied campsites within approved campgrounds.
(2) The use of metal detectors within a state park shall be limited to daylight hours that the park has posted as "open." No use shall be allowed during periods of seasonal or emergency park closure, except where otherwise posted.
(3) Any person wishing to use a metal detector shall so indicate to park personnel at the park where the use is to occur, by complying with the registration process provided for such purpose.
(4) Exceptional uses of metal detectors in state parks may be allowed through the issuance of a special recreation event application, available from the agency.
(5) This section does not apply to commission employees while engaged in the performance of their duties.
(6) Persons operating metal detectors in state parks and state park areas shall:
(a) Observe all laws and regulations.
(b) Never destroy or disturb park facilities, natural features, or historical or archeological resources. No item which is, or appears to be of historical or archaeological significance, may be removed from the site at which it was found. Any such find shall be immediately reported to park personnel, and the area in which the find occurred shall be closed.
(c) Limit digging implements to ice picks, screwdrivers and probes not to exceed two inches in width and sand scoops not to exceed six inches in width and eight inches in length, containing perforations no less than one-half inch in width, to be used only on sand surfaces. Any holes dug shall be limited to six inches maximum depth and shall be immediately refilled and the surface restored to its earlier condition.
(d) Properly dispose of all found or recovered trash and litter.
(e) Conduct themselves with thoughtfulness, courtesy and consideration for others, and not interfere with other recreational activities. An operator shall not allow any emitted metal detector sound audible to other park users.
(7) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-235, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 05-01-069, § 352-32-235, filed 12/9/04, effective 1/9/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-235, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 97-12-042, § 352-32-235, filed 6/2/97, effective 7/3/97; WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-235, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 92-15-118, § 352-32-235, filed 7/21/92, effective 8/21/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 90-04-025, § 352-32-235, filed 1/29/90, effective 3/1/90; WSR 87-08-007 (Order 99), § 352-32-235, filed 3/23/87, effective 9/8/87.]



352-32-237
Geocache.

(1) In order to place a cache on state parks' property, an individual or organization must obtain a geocache placement permit from state parks. Any cache located on state parks' property that does not have a permit on file is subject to removal from its location, and after notification of the owner (if known) and Washington State Geocache Association (WSGA), may be disposed of within ten days.
(2) The following items shall not be placed in the geocache: Food items; illegal substances; medications; personal hygiene products; pornographic materials; inappropriate, offensive, or hazardous materials or weapons of any type. Log books are required for each cache and are to be provided by the owner of the cache.
(3) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030 and 79A.05.035. WSR 13-17-037, § 352-32-237, filed 8/13/13, effective 9/13/13; WSR 13-15-020, § 352-32-237, filed 7/8/13, effective 8/8/13. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-237, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07.]



352-32-240
Nondiscrimination certification.

(1) This is to certify that the Washington state parks and recreation commission is an equal opportunity employer, and that no person in the United States is denied the benefits of full and equal enjoyment of the right of employment or any goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of, or on any property administered by the Washington state parks and recreation commission.
(2) The provisions of this certification shall apply to all contractors, lessees, licensees, and concessionaires operating under any legal instrument issued by the Washington state parks and recreation commission, as well as areas operated by the Washington state parks and recreation commission itself.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030 and 79A.05.035. WSR 13-17-037, § 352-32-240, filed 8/13/13, effective 9/13/13; WSR 13-15-020, § 352-32-240, filed 7/8/13, effective 8/8/13. Order 27, § 352-32-240, filed 9/23/76.]



352-32-250
Standard fees charged.

Fees shall be charged in parks operated by the commission for use of lands, facilities, programs, services, and materials as published by state parks: Provided, however, That the commission may suspend any or all of these fees if revenues generated by the fees are not returned to the benefit of the parks: Provided further, That the director or designee has the authority to discount fees in order to take advantage of marketing opportunities to encourage use and increase revenues. Any such discounts shall be effective for a limited period of time up to one year in duration. The director or designee may consider the following factors in temporarily establishing or discounting fees:
Prevailing rates for comparable facilities;
Day of the week;
Season of the year;
Amenities of the park area and site;
Demand for facilities;
Low-income eligibility requirements as adopted by state parks; and
Such other considerations as the director or designee deems appropriate. The director or designee shall prescribe the specific details and manner in which fees shall be applied. The director or designee may also waive fees for marketing or promotional purposes or to redress visitor complaints. The director or designee may also establish temporary fees for a maximum of one year for new facilities or services. An administrative fee, as published by state parks, will be assessed for replacement of lost, damaged, or destroyed passes or permits.
(1) The director or designee may authorize reciprocity or cooperative arrangements with other state and/or federal agencies for the use of annual permits for like services, provided, that Washington licensed vehicles and/or residents shall be required to have and/or display the appropriate Washington permit or other permit as approved by the director or designee.
(2) Overnight camping - Standard campsite; utility campsite; emergency campsite; overflow campsite; hiker/biker campsite; walk-in campsite; primitive campsite for nonmotorized for motorized vehicle - Fees will be charged as published by state parks. Payment for utility campsite will be collected whether utility hookups are actually used or not, except when otherwise specified by a ranger.
(3) Overnight camping - Multiple campsites: Where campsites are designated and posted as a "multiple campsite," an individual may rent the multiple campsite by paying the multiple campsite fee and providing the required information on the occupants of the other sites. The multiple campsite fee will be calculated by multiplying the standard, utility or primitive campsite fee, as applicable, by the number of individual campsites to be used in the designated multiple campsite.
(4) Group camping area - Certain parks: Individual camping units using these facilities must pay campsite fees as published by state parks.
(5) Convenience camping - Fees will be charged for use of overnight accommodations such as yurts, cabins, platform tents, etc.
(6) Conference center facilities - Fees will be charged for use of facilities and services as set forth in the fee schedule published by state parks and will include, but not be limited to: Overnight accommodations in individual recreational housing units or dormitory units; use of meeting rooms, performance venues and rally areas; linen and janitorial services; group food services; and use of equipment, supplies, and staff time necessary to support group activities. Certain deposits, reservation and cancellation fees also apply as set forth in the fee schedule published by state parks and may not be refundable.
(7) Environmental interpretation:
(a) Service fees will be established by the director or designee in order to recover, to the maximum extent practicable, all direct and indirect costs of environmental interpretation services on a program-wide basis based on anticipated attendance.
(b) Material and publication fees will be established by the director or designee. All material and publication fees will be deposited in the parks improvement account to be used for purposes specified in RCW 79A.05.060.
(c) Facility use, including environmental learning center fees, will be established by the commission. A facility use fee schedule is available by contacting Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650.
(8) Adirondacks - Not to include those located in ELC areas: Occupancy shall be limited to the number of built-in bunks provided.
(9) Extra vehicle overnight parking fee will be charged for each additional unhitched vehicle or motorcycle in excess of the one recreational vehicle and its affiliated tow vehicle allowed at each campsite: Provided, An extra vehicle overnight parking fee shall not be imposed when:
(a) Up to four motorcycles occupy one campsite, exclusive of other vehicles, motorcycles, or recreation vehicles; or
(b) When the recreational vehicle and the affiliated tow vehicle arrive at the park together, and after the camper has registered for and occupied the assigned campsite either the recreational vehicle or the affiliated tow vehicle remain parked at the campsite for the duration of the camper's stay.
(10) Unattended vehicle overnight parking permit: Unoccupied vehicles parked overnight in designated areas must register and pay the nightly permit fee. The permit must be prominently displayed in the vehicle.
(11) Watercraft launch permit fee shall be charged at designated facilities. Watercraft launch permit shall not be required for:
(a) Registered overnight guests in the park containing the watercraft launch;
(b) Persons holding limited-income senior citizen, disability or disabled veteran passes;
(c) Vehicles displaying a valid annual natural investment permit (watercraft launch) permit.
(12) Trailer dump station fee - Fee shall not be required for:
(a) Registered camping vehicles in the park containing the dump station;
(b) Vehicles of persons holding limited-income senior citizen, disability or disabled veterans passes;
(c) Vehicles displaying a valid annual natural investment permit.
(13) Variable pricing - Variable prices will apply for use of campsites and/or facilities during such periods as the director or designee may specify.
(14) Popular destination park - A surcharge will apply for use of standard or utility campsites located in a popular destination park during such periods as the director may specify.
(15) Water trail site fees - For one day/night will be set by the commission.
(16) In addition to the regular fee, a surcharge may be imposed for failure to pay the self-registration fee.
(17) Group day use facilities - A minimum daily permit fee will be charged for groups of 20 or more.
(18) Reservation transaction - Fees will be charged as published by state parks and are not refundable.
(19) Moorage facilities - Fee will be charged as published by state parks.
(20) Hot showers, electric stoves - Fees will be charged as published by state parks. Fees published by state parks do not apply in those circumstances set forth in WAC 352-32-280 and 352-32-285 as now or hereafter amended.
(21) Film permits and site location fees will be charged as outlined in chapter 352-74 WAC.
(22) Off-season pass fees will be charged as published by state parks.
(23) Administrative fees will be charged as published by state parks for the replacement of lost, stolen or destroyed passes and permits.
(24) Commercial recreation provider permit registration - a fee shall be charged, as published by state parks for registration as a commercial recreation provider.
(25) Commercial recreation provider permit - A fee shall be charged, as published by state parks for obtaining a permit to engage in commercial recreational use of state parks, as defined in WAC 352-32-010.
(26) Sno-park permit - Seasonal and daily permit fees will be charged as published by state parks.
(27) Special groomed trail permit - A statewide special groomed trail permit will be required for use of special groomed trail areas. The fee charged will be as published by state parks.
(28) Wood debris collection permit - Fee will be charged for collection and removal of wood debris from a state park area pursuant to RCW 4.24.210. The fee may be waived for volunteers assisting with emergency salvage and storm cleanup in the parks.
(29) Merchandise - Prices for merchandise including but not limited to interpretive, recreational and historic materials, literature, food, beverage, grocery and other items at agency operated sales points will be based on market rates and practices.
(30) Back country camping permit - Fee will be charged as published by state parks for selected state park areas as designated by the director.
(31) Group use registration - Fee will be charged for groups of a size to be specified in the fee schedule on a park by park basis who have not otherwise reserved group facilities.
(32) Special event - Fees will be charged based on the cost of providing events and market rates for comparable activities at other locations.
(33) Public assembly - Permit fees based on costs as indicated in WAC 352-32-165.
(34) Aquatic and other state park facilities - Fees will be charged as published by state parks.
(35) Checks dishonored by nonacceptance or nonpayment (NSF checks) - Handling fee and interest:
(a) A handling fee may be assessed consistent with the maximum amount allowed in the office of state procurement, department of general administration's state contract and as published by state parks for checks as defined by chapter 62A.3-104 RCW, dishonored by nonacceptance or nonpayment.
(b) Interest at the maximum rate allowable may be charged on the NSF check as defined by chapter 62A.3-515 RCW, and as published by state parks for a check not paid within fifteen days after a statutory notice of dishonor is sent to maker's last known address.
(36) Fees subject to certificate of participation (COP) and as determined by the commission.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 16-10-002, § 352-32-250, filed 4/20/16, effective 5/21/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, and 79A.05.065. WSR 08-24-006, § 352-32-250, filed 11/20/08, effective 12/21/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-250, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 05-01-069, § 352-32-250, filed 12/9/04, effective 1/9/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, and 79A.05.075. WSR 04-01-067, § 352-32-250, filed 12/12/03, effective 1/12/04; WSR 03-01-079, § 352-32-250, filed 12/13/02, effective 1/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, and 79A.05.065. WSR 02-19-069, § 352-32-250, filed 9/13/02, effective 10/14/02. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-250, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW and RCW 79A.05.070. WSR 00-01-201, § 352-32-250, filed 12/22/99, effective 1/22/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(2). WSR 98-23-063, § 352-32-250, filed 11/16/98, effective 1/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050, 43.51.040 and 43.51.300. WSR 97-21-133, § 352-32-250, filed 10/21/97, effective 1/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050 and 43.51.040. WSR 96-22-018, § 352-32-250, filed 10/29/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. WSR 95-22-067, § 352-32-250, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060 and 43.51.395. WSR 95-07-061, § 352-32-250, filed 3/13/95, effective 4/13/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 94-23-024, § 352-32-250, filed 11/7/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060. WSR 94-13-080, § 352-32-250, filed 6/13/94, effective 7/14/94; WSR 94-08-036, § 352-32-250, filed 3/31/94, effective 5/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 93-19-113, § 352-32-250, filed 9/20/93, effective 10/21/93; WSR 93-08-025, § 352-32-250, filed 3/30/93, effective 5/1/93. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.51 RCW. WSR 92-10-018, § 352-32-250, filed 4/29/92, effective 5/30/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 91-09-001, § 352-32-250, filed 4/4/91, effective 5/15/91; WSR 90-07-062, § 352-32-250, filed 3/20/90, effective 4/20/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 89-07-020 (Order 89-01), § 352-32-250, filed 3/7/89; WSR 88-07-074 (Order 103), § 352-32-250, filed 3/18/88, effective 5/15/88; WSR 87-08-008 (Order 100), § 352-32-250, filed 3/23/87, effective 5/15/87; Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040, 43.51.055 and 43.51.060. WSR 85-08-003 (Order 88), § 352-32-250, filed 3/22/85, effective 5/15/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 84-09-045 (Order 77), § 352-32-250, filed 4/16/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.055 and 43.51.060. WSR 83-23-094 (Order 71), § 352-32-250, filed 11/22/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 83-09-031 (Resolution No. 67), § 352-32-250, filed 4/15/83; WSR 82-15-059 (Order 62), § 352-32-250, filed 7/20/82; WSR 82-09-035 (Order 60), § 352-32-250, filed 4/14/82; WSR 81-09-034 (Order 50), § 352-32-250, filed 4/14/81; WSR 80-05-007 (Order 45), § 352-32-250, filed 4/4/80. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(2) and 43.51.060(6). WSR 79-09-077 (Order 42), § 352-32-250, filed 8/30/79, effective 10/1/79; WSR 79-02-032 (Order 41), § 352-32-250, filed 1/23/79, effective 5/1/79; WSR 78-05-082 (Order 39), § 352-32-250, filed 5/1/78; Order 36, § 352-32-050 (codified as WAC 352-32-250), filed 10/11/77; Order 27, § 352-32-250, filed 11/19/76.]



352-32-25001
Fort Worden reservations and fees.

Reservations, use policies and fee schedules for facilities at Fort Worden State Park, including recreational housing, conference center housing, meeting rooms, campsites, and rally areas are available by contacting Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, Washington 98368. Reservations are accepted at Fort Worden by telephone, by mail, by internet, by facsimile or in person. Certain deposits, reservation and cancellation fees apply as set forth in the fee schedule published by state parks.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 99-08-031, § 352-32-25001, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99; WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-25001, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060(6). WSR 95-03-005, § 352-32-25001, filed 1/5/95, effective 2/5/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060. WSR 94-04-075, § 352-32-25001, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 93-01-029, § 352-32-25001, filed 12/7/92, effective 1/7/93; WSR 91-22-063, § 352-32-25001, filed 11/1/91, effective 12/2/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.949 and 43.51.060. WSR 90-23-031, § 352-32-25001, filed 11/14/90, effective 1/1/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 90-07-062, § 352-32-25001, filed 3/20/90, effective 4/20/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 89-22-073, § 352-32-25001, filed 10/31/89, effective 12/1/89; WSR 88-22-050 (Order 107), § 352-32-25001, filed 10/31/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.10.040, 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 87-24-032 (Order 102), § 352-32-25001, filed 11/24/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 86-24-016 (Order 98), § 352-32-25001, filed 11/24/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060(6). WSR 85-23-069 (Order 90), § 352-32-25001, filed 11/20/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 84-23-049 (Resolution No. 85), § 352-32-25001, filed 11/19/84.]



352-32-251
Limited income senior citizen, disability, and disabled veteran passes.

(1)(a) Persons who are senior citizens, meet the eligibility requirements of RCW 79A.05.065, and have been residents of Washington state for at least the past three consecutive months shall, upon application to the commission accompanied by either a copy of a federal income tax return filed for the previous calendar year, or a senior citizen property tax exemption pursuant to RCW 84.36.381, or a notarized affidavit of income on a form provided by the commission, receive a limited income senior citizen pass at no charge, which entitles the holder's camping party to free use of trailer dump stations, watercraft launch sites, and to a 50 percent reduction in the campsite fee, or moorage fee as published by state parks. Limited income senior citizen passes shall remain valid so long as the pass holder meets eligibility requirements.
(b) Proof submitted to the commission for the return of a senior citizen pass surrendered upon request to a commission employee who has reason to believe the user does not meet the eligibility criteria shall be the same as listed in subsections (1) and (5) of this section for original pass issuance.
(2) Persons who are:
(a) Permanently disabled, legally blind, or profoundly deaf, meet the eligibility requirements of RCW 79A.05.065, and have been residents of Washington state for at least the past three consecutive months shall, upon application to the commission, receive a five year disability pass at no charge;
(b) Temporarily disabled and who meet the eligibility requirements of RCW 79A.05.065 and have been residents of Washington state for at least the past three consecutive months shall, upon application to the commission, receive a one year disability pass at no charge; and
(c) Residents of Washington who have been issued a card, decal (placard) or special license plate for a permanent disability under RCW 46.16.381 shall be entitled, along with the members of their camping party to free use of trailer dump stations, watercraft launch sites, and to a 50 percent reduction in the campsite fee, or moorage fee as published by state parks.
(3) Persons who are veterans, meet the eligibility requirements of RCW 79A.05.065, and have been residents of Washington state for at least the past three consecutive months shall, upon application to the commission, receive a lifetime disabled veteran pass at no charge. Pass holders must provide proof of continued residency as determined by the director or designee. The pass entitles the holder's camping party to free use of a state park campsite, trailer dump station, watercraft launch site, moorage facility, and reservation service.
(4) Applications for limited income senior citizen, disability, and disabled veteran passes shall be made on forms prescribed by the commission.
(5) Verification of age shall be by original or copy of a birth certificate, notarized affidavit of age, witnessed statement of age, baptismal certificate, or driver's license. Verification of residency shall be by original or copy of a Washington state driver's license, voter's registration card, or senior citizen property tax exemption, or other proof of continued residency as determined by the director or designee.
(6) Pass holders must be present and show their valid pass and identification upon registration or when requested by any commission employee or representative.
(7) Pass holders that violate or abuse the privileges of their pass, as listed below, may be subject to suspension of their pass and assessed other fees.
(a) Duplicate or multiple reservations for the same night - Thirty-day suspension.
(b) Use of pass by unauthorized person - Sixty-day suspension and/or a fee equal to two times the campsite fee.
(c) Two or more no-shows (failure to use or cancel reservation) for reservations between May 1 and November 1 - Ninety-day suspension.
(d) Repeated park rule violations - Minimum ninety-day suspension.
The pass will be confiscated by the ranger on duty or their designee and sent to the Olympia headquarters office. At the end of the suspension the pass will be returned to the authorized pass holder at no cost.
(8) Pass holders may appeal a suspension of their pass by providing written justification/explanation to the state parks director or designee at P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504.
(9) Pass holder discounts shall apply only to those fees listed in subsections (1), (2), and (3) of this section. Pass holder discounts will not apply to all other fees as published by state parks, including but not limited to, extra vehicles, vacation housing, yurts, and cabins.
(10) If the conditions of a pass holder change or the pass holder changes residency to a place outside Washington state during the time period when a pass is valid such that a pass holder no longer meets the eligibility requirements of RCW 79A.05.065 and WAC 352-32-251, the pass becomes invalid, and the pass holder shall return the pass to the commission or surrender the pass to a state park representative.
(11) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030 and 79A.05.035. WSR 11-17-067, § 352-32-251, filed 8/16/11, effective 9/16/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, and 79A.05.065. WSR 08-24-006, § 352-32-251, filed 11/20/08, effective 12/21/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-251, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.165, 79A.05.605, and 79A.05.610. WSR 05-24-030, § 352-32-251, filed 11/30/05, effective 12/31/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 05-01-069, § 352-32-251, filed 12/9/04, effective 1/9/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, and 79A.05.075. WSR 03-01-079, § 352-32-251, filed 12/13/02, effective 1/13/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-251, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-251, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050, 43.51.040 and 43.51.300. WSR 97-21-133, § 352-32-251, filed 10/21/97, effective 1/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050 and 43.51.040. WSR 96-22-018, § 352-32-251, filed 10/29/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 90-04-024, § 352-32-251, filed 1/29/90, effective 3/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040, 43.51.055 and 43.51.060. WSR 88-19-087 (Order 106), § 352-32-251, filed 9/19/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.055 and 43.51.060. WSR 83-23-094 (Order 71), § 352-32-251, filed 11/22/83.]



352-32-252
Off-season senior citizen pass—Fee.

(1) Persons who are senior citizens, are at least sixty-two years of age, and have been residents of Washington state for at least the past three consecutive months shall, upon application to the commission, receive an off-season senior citizen pass which entitles the holder's camping party to camp at any camping areas made available by the commission, as well as use of agency mooring facilities, at no cost beyond the charges provided for in subsection (3) of this section, effective October 1 through March 31, and Sunday through Thursday nights in April as determined by the director and posted. Each such pass shall be valid only during one off-season period.
(2) Applications for off-season senior citizen passes shall be made on forms prescribed by the commission and shall be accepted only after August 1 for the following off-season period.
(3) There shall be a fee for each off-season senior citizen pass. Limited income senior citizen pass holders may purchase the off-season pass at a 50 percent discount. A surcharge equal to the fee for an electrical hookup published by state parks shall be assessed for each night an off-season senior citizen pass holder uses a campsite with an electrical hookup.
(4) Pass holders must be present and show their valid pass and identification upon registration or when requested by any commission employee or representative.
(5) Pass holder discounts shall apply only to those fees in subsections (1) and (3) of this section. Pass holder discounts will not apply to other fees as published by state parks, including but not limited to, extra vehicles, vacation housing, yurts, and cabins.
(6) If a pass holder changes residency to a place outside Washington state during the time period when a pass is valid, the pass becomes invalid and the pass holder shall return the pass to the commission or surrender the pass to a state park representative.
(7) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030 and 79A.05.035. WSR 11-17-067, § 352-32-252, filed 8/16/11, effective 9/16/11. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-252, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, and 79A.05.075. WSR 03-01-079, § 352-32-252, filed 12/13/02, effective 1/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-252, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. WSR 95-22-067, § 352-32-252, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060. WSR 94-08-036, § 352-32-252, filed 3/31/94, effective 5/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 93-08-025, § 352-32-252, filed 3/30/93, effective 5/1/93; WSR 91-09-001, § 352-32-252, filed 4/4/91, effective 5/15/91; WSR 90-07-062, § 352-32-252, filed 3/20/90, effective 4/20/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040, 43.51.055 and 43.51.060. WSR 88-19-087 (Order 106), § 352-32-252, filed 9/19/88; WSR 85-08-003 (Order 88), § 352-32-252, filed 3/22/85, effective 5/15/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.055 and 43.51.060. WSR 83-23-094 (Order 71), § 352-32-252, filed 11/22/83.]



352-32-253
Foster parent program.

(1) Any Washington state resident who provides out-of-home care to a child as either a current licensed foster family home or a person related to the child is entitled to free camping. To use a campsite, the qualified resident shall:
(a) If the park is subject to the state parks reservation system, foster parents will make reservations through the reservation services call center, pay the reservation fee, and show their foster home license or foster parent ID card along with their Washington state drivers license or photo ID upon arrival at the park(s).
(b) For nonreservation parks, the foster parents upon arrival at the park will show their foster home license or foster parent ID card along with their Washington state drivers license or photo ID.
(c) The commission shall negotiate payment and costs, to allow holders of a foster home pass free access and usage of park campsites, with the following nonoperated, nonstate-owned parks: Central Ferry, Chief Timothy, Crow Butte and Lyons Ferry.
(2) The foster parent or relative to the child and the child must be present for the duration of the stay.
(3) Violations or abuse of these privileges, including but not limited to the list below, may be subject to revocation, suspension of their privileges and/or assessed other fees.
(a) Duplicate or multiple reservations for the same night - Thirty-day suspension.
(b) Use of privileges by unauthorized person - Sixty-day suspension and/or a fee equal to two times the campsite fee.
(c) Two or more no-shows (failure to use or cancel reservation) for reservations between May 1 and November 1 - Ninety-day suspension.
(d) Repeated park rule violations - Minimum ninety day suspension.
(4) Foster parents may appeal a suspension or revocation of privileges by providing written justification/explanation to the state parks director or designee at P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, and 79A.05.065. WSR 08-24-006, § 352-32-253, filed 11/20/08, effective 12/21/08.]



352-32-255
Self-registration.

In those parks so posted by the commission, park visitors shall register for the use of facilities and shall pay the appropriate fee upon arrival, on a self-registration basis, in accordance with all posted instructions. Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 05-01-069, § 352-32-255, filed 12/9/04, effective 1/9/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-255, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. WSR 95-22-067, § 352-32-255, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060. WSR 94-08-036, § 352-32-255, filed 3/31/94, effective 5/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-255, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 82-09-035 (Order 60), § 352-32-255, filed 4/14/82.]



352-32-260
Sno-park display.

Only those vehicles properly displaying a valid winter recreational area parking permit issued by the state of Washington shall park in designated winter recreational parking areas: Permits shall be displayed near the lower left corner and on the inside of the windshield of the vehicle when the vehicle is parked in a designated winter recreational parking area. Those vehicles in violation of this rule shall be subject to the application of RCW 46.61.587. Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030 and 79A.05.035. WSR 13-17-037, § 352-32-260, filed 8/13/13, effective 9/13/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-260, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(1), 43.51.050(3) and 43.51.290(2). WSR 92-15-119, § 352-32-260, filed 7/21/92, effective 8/21/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.290. WSR 78-02-038 (Order 38), § 352-32-260, filed 1/17/78; Order 37, § 352-32-260, filed 10/6/77.]



352-32-270
Sno-park permit—Fees.

Fees for the winter recreational area parking permits will be established by the commission and shall be published by state parks. These permits include:
(1) Seasonal permit - Valid December 1st through April 30th of the winter season for which it is issued.
(2) One day permit - Valid for the date identified on the permit in the space provided.
(3) Special groomed trail permit - The director may designate certain sno-parks as requiring a special groomed trail permit. In making this designation the director may consider the following factors:
The facilities and services available;
The demand for facilities and services; user days; and
Such other considerations as the director deems appropriate.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030 and 79A.05.035. WSR 13-17-037, § 352-32-270, filed 8/13/13, effective 9/13/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050, 43.51.040 and 43.51.300. WSR 97-21-133, § 352-32-270, filed 10/21/97, effective 1/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 92-15-120, § 352-32-270, filed 7/21/92, effective 8/21/92; WSR 91-09-001, § 352-32-270, filed 4/4/91, effective 10/1/91. WSR 91-09-001, § 352-32-270, filed 4/4/91, effective 10/1/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.050. WSR 90-10-023, § 352-32-270, filed 4/23/90, effective 5/24/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.300. WSR 82-19-075 (Order 63), § 352-32-270, filed 9/21/82.]



352-32-280
Applicability of standard fees.

The fees published by state parks pursuant to RCW 79A.05.070(6), shall not apply in the following circumstances:
(1) Whenever fees are charged by a concessionaire pursuant to a valid concession agreement granted by the commission pursuant to RCW 79A.05.030(5).
(2) Whenever fees are established pursuant to a development or management plan authorized or directed to be prepared by the legislature or state agency other than the commission, as, for example the Fort Worden State Park development and management plans.
(3) Whenever any improvement club or voluntary association, or committees representing such clubs or associations, acting pursuant to the commission's permission granted pursuant to RCW 79A.05.140 - 79A.05.155, utilizes any park facilities. Continuous occupancy of facilities by the same person or persons qualifying under this subsection shall be limited to 30 consecutive nights, unless otherwise approved by the director or designee.
(4) Whenever any individual, appointed by a court of law to perform work in a park in lieu of other sentencing, utilizes any park facilities.
(5) Whenever any individual utilizes any park facility in accordance with the terms of any contract, lease, or concession agreement, with the commission.
(6) The limit placed on any camper by WAC 352-32-030(5) shall not apply to persons qualifying under this section.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-280, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-280, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. WSR 95-22-067, § 352-32-280, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 82-09-035 (Order 60), § 352-32-280, filed 4/14/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(2) and 43.51.060(6). WSR 78-05-082 (Order 39), § 352-32-280, filed 5/1/78; Order 34, § 352-32-280, filed 7/29/77.]



352-32-285
Applicability of standard fees to volunteers in parks.

The fees published by state parks pursuant to RCW 79A.05.070(6) shall not apply whenever any individual, group, organization, association, or agency shall volunteer to perform personal services in lieu of standard fees if the following conditions are met:
(1) The park manager has determined that the personal service is desirable;
(2) The service performed does not replace or supplant that which would otherwise be performed by parks employees or contractors;
(3) The service performed is not one commonly performed by members of an organized trade union;
(4) The service performed does not result in any type of development which will necessarily create future operating costs to the commission;
(5) The volunteer shall perform personal services under the following provisions.
(a) At least four hours of service are provided per day; alternatively
(b) At least twenty-eight hours of service are provided per seven-day week, spread over at least five days.
(c) If more than four hours, but less than twenty-eight hours of volunteer service are provided during a seven-day week, a prorated waiver of fees equivalent to (b) of this subsection may be offered by the park manager.
(d) Volunteer time accumulated may not be carried forward for credit in subsequent weeks.
(e) The waiver of standard fees shall apply only at the park where such personal services were performed.
The limit placed on any camper by WAC 352-32-030(7) shall not apply to persons qualifying under this section. Continuous occupancy of facilities by the same person or persons qualifying under this section shall be limited to thirty consecutive nights, unless otherwise approved by the director or designee.
This section does not expand or limit the provisions of RCW 79A.05.140 through 79A.05.155.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, and 79A.05.065. WSR 08-24-006, § 352-32-285, filed 11/20/08, effective 12/21/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-285, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. WSR 95-22-067, § 352-32-285, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 93-06-001, § 352-32-285, filed 2/17/93, effective 3/20/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 88-15-068 (Order 105), § 352-32-285, filed 7/19/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040, 43.51.055 and 43.51.060. WSR 85-08-003 (Order 88), § 352-32-285, filed 3/22/85, effective 5/15/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 82-09-035 (Order 60), § 352-32-285, filed 4/14/82; WSR 81-15-059 (Order 53), § 352-32-285, filed 7/20/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(2) and 43.51.060(6). WSR 78-05-082 (Order 39), § 352-32-285, filed 5/1/78.]



352-32-290
Wood debris collection.

(1) Wood debris that may be removed without significantly adversely impacting the environment of the park at which it is located and that is surplus to the needs of such park, may be collected after obtaining a state parks' wood debris collection permit.
(2) A person may collect and remove wood debris from a designated state park area only when the person obtains the required wood debris collection permit.
(3) A wood debris collection permit is valid only at the state park at which the permit is issued.
(4) Subject to availability, for each wood debris collection permit issued, a person may collect and remove from a state park area not more than five cords of wood debris. Wood debris may be collected only for personal firewood use and only from sites and during time periods designated by a park ranger.
(5) The nonrefundable fee for a wood debris collection permit shall be established by the director consistent with limitations identified in RCW 4.24.210, 79A.05.035 and 43.52.065.
(6) This section shall be implemented in compliance with chapter 352-28 WAC.
(7) All other collection of wood debris in state park areas is prohibited.
(8) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.165, 79A.05.605, and 79A.05.610. WSR 05-24-030, § 352-32-290, filed 11/30/05, effective 12/31/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-290, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040(1), [43.51.]045, [43.51.]050, [43.51.]060(1), [43.51.]061 and [43.51.]395. WSR 96-01-078, § 352-32-290, filed 12/18/95, effective 1/18/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and [43.51.]060. WSR 95-22-067, § 352-32-290, filed 10/30/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.045. WSR 84-20-071 (Order 83), § 352-32-290, filed 10/2/84.]



352-32-295
Land exchange—Fee.

A party who exchanges land with the commission shall pay a nonrefundable transfer fee to the commission of one hundred dollars for each exchange. When the exchange includes a transfer to the commission of land valued at one hundred dollars or more than the value of land transferred by the commission, the transfer fee shall be considered paid by the difference in the land value.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.51 RCW. WSR 92-15-121, § 352-32-295, filed 7/21/92, effective 8/21/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.210. WSR 84-20-068 (Order 80), § 352-32-295, filed 10/2/84.]



352-32-300
Easement, franchise, license, and special use permit applications and fees.

(1) A party that desires to have a request for an easement, franchise, license, or special use permit considered by the commission shall submit an application on a form provided by the director to the:
Washington State Parks and
Recreation Commission
P.O. Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504-2650
Each application from a party other than a government agency shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee according to a schedule adopted by the commission.
A party shall pay the commission processing and use fees as apply according to a schedule adopted by the commission.
A party shall pay the commission for any appraisal, appraisal review, and survey costs incurred by the commission during the consideration of an application for an easement, franchise, license, or special use permit. The amount of any appraisal, appraisal review, and survey costs shall be determined by the director or designee.
An application fee and any processing fees, use fees, and appraisal, appraisal review, and survey payments shall be submitted to the commission at the address listed above and shall be in the form of a check or money order payable to the commission.
(2) The application fee, processing fee, use fee, and the appraisal, appraisal review, and survey payments established by subsection (1) of this section may be waived by the director or designee when the director or designee determines that the action authorized by an easement, franchise, license, or special use permit will be of benefit to the general public, if approved by the commission.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, and 79A.05.065. WSR 08-24-006, § 352-32-300, filed 11/20/08, effective 12/21/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-300, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-300, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98; WSR 96-19-031, § 352-32-300, filed 9/10/96, effective 10/31/96; WSR 84-20-069 (Order 81), § 352-32-300, filed 10/2/84.]



352-32-310
Penalties.

Any violation designated in this chapter as a civil infraction pursuant to chapter 7.84 RCW, will be treated as infractions regardless of whether they appear in the IRLJ 6.2 penalty schedule, except that a violation of WAC 352-32-120 shall at all times be a gross misdemeanor.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030 and 79A.05.035. WSR 13-17-037, § 352-32-310, filed 8/13/13, effective 9/13/13; WSR 13-15-020, § 352-32-310, filed 7/8/13, effective 8/8/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, and 79A.05.075. WSR 04-01-067, § 352-32-310, filed 12/12/03, effective 1/12/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-32-310, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92.]



352-32-320
Severability.

If any provision of this chapter or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of this chapter or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060. WSR 94-08-036, § 352-32-320, filed 3/31/94, effective 5/1/94.]



352-32-330
Commercial recreation providers—Permits.

(1) Commercial recreation providers are required to register in order to engage in commercial recreational use of state parks. Commercial recreation providers are required to register and possess a commercial recreation provider permit in order to engage in commercial recreational use of state parks. Registration for commercial recreation provider permits requires completion of application forms, providing proof of insurance and paying the appropriate fees. The commission shall establish the permit and registration fees and the director shall set the amount of the fees.
(2) Except as provided in WAC 352-32-310, any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-330, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-330, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050 and 43.51.040. WSR 96-22-018, § 352-32-330, filed 10/29/96, effective 1/1/97.]



352-32-340
Approval of community-based park improvements—Policies.

The director or designee shall approve or disapprove all permits for community-based park improvements. Specific policies concerning community-based park improvements are available upon request.
A community-based park improvement is a construction project, proposed to be accomplished by individuals, groups, churches, charities, organizations, agencies, clubs, or associations using donated labor and/or materials, that results in a permanent change to state park lands or structures, or that creates an additional structure on state park lands.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, and 79A.05.065. WSR 08-24-006, § 352-32-340, filed 11/20/08, effective 12/21/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-340, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, 79A.05.140, 79A.05.145, 79A.05.150, and 79A.05.155. WSR 01-20-036, § 352-32-340, filed 9/26/01, effective 10/27/01.]



352-32-350
Seaweed harvest.

(1) For the purposes of this section, seaweed is defined as all species of marine algae and flowering sea grasses.
(2) Pursuant to RCW 79A.05.165(1), all state park areas are closed to the harvest of seaweed except Fort Ebey, Fort Flagler and Fort Worden state parks which are open to the noncommercial harvest of seaweed in accordance with RCW 79.96.210 from April 16 - May 15 each year. Seaweed harvesting in state park areas is limited to posted park hours.
(3) Seaweed shall be harvested using the following techniques: The leaves of bull kelp (Nereocystis) will be cut no closer than twenty-four inches (61 cm) above the bulb, and short stemmed kelps such as sugar wrack (Laminaria) and wing kelp (Alaria) are to be cut no closer than twelve inches (30 cm) above the anchor point. Cutting will be done using a knife or similar instrument, leaving the anchor point in place at all times. No tearing of the plants from the substrate or trimming is allowed, and rakes, tined forks, or similar tools are prohibited. The limit weight is ten pounds wet weight (fresh-picked before cleaning) per person per day, and drying or partial drying is prohibited prior to weighing. Each harvester must use a scale to determine when the harvest weight limit has been reached, and use their own container. Multiple limits may not be combined in the same container.
(4) The director or designee may take immediate action to reduce harvest levels where there is evidence of environmental damage. Such state park areas shall post changes in the daily harvest limits to inform the public of the reduced harvest levels.
(5) No person shall harvest or possess any seaweed within a state park area closed to harvest pursuant to subsection (2) or (4) of this section, except as necessary for scientific research authorized in writing by the environmental program manager at state parks.
(6) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-350, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 05-01-069, § 352-32-350, filed 12/9/04, effective 1/9/05.]
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