State and Federal Laws

 
Minnesota State Laws on Campground Etiquette
 
ACTUAL SPECIFIC LAWS THAT ARE ENFORCEABLE IN COURT
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?id=6100.0700
 
Minnesota Administrative Rules
CHAPTER 6100, OUTDOOR RECREATION
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
CHAPTER 6100
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
OUTDOOR RECREATION
PUBLIC USE OF STATE PARKS AND OTHER RECREATIONAL AREAS
 
Minnesota Administrative Rules
6100.0700 PERSONAL CONDUCT AND PROHIBITIONS.
Subpart 1. Disorderly conduct.
It is unlawful for a person to engage in disorderly conduct, as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 609.72.
 
609.72 DISORDERLY CONDUCT.
Subdivision 1.Crime.
Whoever does any of the following in a public or private place, including on a school bus, knowing, or having reasonable grounds to know that it will, or will tend to, alarm, anger or disturb others or provoke an assault or breach of the peace, is guilty of disorderly conduct, which is a misdemeanor:
(1) engages in brawling or fighting; or
(2) disturbs an assembly or meeting, not unlawful in its character; or
(3) engages in offensive, obscene, abusive, boisterous, or noisy conduct or in offensive, obscene, or abusive language tending reasonably to arouse alarm, anger, or resentment in others.
A person does not violate this section if the person's disorderly conduct was caused by an epileptic seizure.
 
Subp. 2. Noise.
Without prior permission from the park manager or forest officer, no person shall make noise reasonably tending to arouse alarm or resentment of others by means of a public address system, radio, stereo, amplifier, or power equipment, or by any other means.
Subp. 3. Liquor.
It is unlawful for a person in a state park, forest campground, or forest day use area to consume intoxicating liquors, or to display in public intoxicating liquor containers. Possession of 3.2 beer in a keg is unlawful without written permission of the park manager or forest officer.
 
Subd. 14.Intoxicating liquor.
"Intoxicating liquor" is ethyl alcohol, distilled, fermented, spirituous, vinous, and malt beverages containing more than 3.2 percent of alcohol by weight.
 
Subp. 4. Disturbance.
No person shall engage in brawling or fighting, or use offensive, obscene, or abusive language, or engage in boisterous, noisy, or threatening conduct reasonably tending to arouse alarm, anger, or resentment in others.
Subp. 5. Drugs.
A person's possession and use of drugs shall be in accordance with state laws.
Statutory Authority:
MS s 14.045; 84.03; 85.052; 85.053; 85.20; 86A.05; 86A.06; 89.031; 89.19 to 89.21; 89.71
History: 14 SR 2497; 16 SR 197; 24 SR 208
Posted: June 11, 2008
 
6100.1100 PETS.
In a state park, forest campground, or forest day use area:
A. No person shall allow a dog, cat, or other pet animal, except a service animal, to enter a building or beach or permit a dog, cat, or other pet animal to be unrestrained. Pet animals shall be personally attended at all times and shall be effectively restrained by a portable enclosure or by a leash not exceeding six feet in length, and the animals shall not disrupt other persons or deprive them from using an area.
B. Pet waste deposited in mowed or maintained areas must be immediately cleaned up by the pet owner or caretaker and deposited in an appropriate waste container. Horse waste must be removed, by the owner or custodian, from all areas except designated horse trails.
C. Pets and horses are prohibited on ski trails during the winter skiing season.
 
Minnesota Administrative Rules
6100.0525 PENALTY.A person who violates any of parts 6100.0100 to 6100.2400 is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to immediate removal from the state park or forest lands and to other appropriate legal action, including revocation of any permits issued.
 

 
Federal Laws on Campground Etiquette

Work In Progress