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WAC 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.]
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