36 CFR §2.35 -Alcoholic Beverages and Controlled Substances

(a)(3)(i) All public use areas, portions of public use areas, and/or public facilities within the park are closed to consumption of alcoholic beverages, and/or to the possession of a bottle, can or other receptacle containing an alcoholic beverage that is open, or has been opened, or whose seal has been broken or the contents of which have been partially removed except:

  • Designated picnic areas between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. (overlooks not included)

  • In developed campgrounds by registered campground users and their guests.

  • People legally occupying backcountry camping areas overnight.

  • Employee residential areas

  • Special events with the Superintendent's approval

  • Concession operated lodging and dining facilities

      • In areas closed to alcohol, the Parkway has experienced and documented a history of serious incidents of aberrant behavior related to the consumption of alcoholic beverages of such magnitude that the diligent application of the authorities in Sections 1.5, 2.34, and 2.35, over a reasonable time period, did not alleviate the problem.

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Last updated: July 28, 2020

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