Camping and Park Regulations

These regulations will help you to have a safe and enjoyable visit to your national park and leave it unimpaired for others to enjoy.

  1. Unless otherwise posted alcoholic beverages are permitted only in picnic areas and campgrounds. They are prohibited in all other areas.
  2. Pets are welcome in most areas and must be on a leash at all times. Pets are not permitted on trails east of Travertine Nature Center and in swimming areas. Pets should not be left unattended.
  3. Fires are allowed in designated areas only. Grills and fire grates are provided and must be used. No ground fires are permitted.
  4. Camp and picnic in designated areas only.
  5. Lantern hangers have been provided for your use. Please use them and protect the trees from damage.
  6. All wildlife, flowers, and plants are protected. Be careful - animals may bite and certain plants are poisonous.
  7. Keep all vehicles on maintained roads only. Park your vehicles and trailers within campsite driveway to protect vegetation. ATVs and off-road motorcycles are not permitted in the park.
  8. Dead and downed wood can be collected near the campground. Trees may not be cut or damaged.
  9. One-way roads and speed limits are posted for your safety. Remember, small children may be playing in the area.
  10. Quiet Hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. This includes generators, radios, stereos, or musical instruments. Only registered campers and guests are permitted in the campground.
  11. Checkout time is 2:00 pm for all campgrounds. There is a 14-day stay limit.
  12. For everyone's safety, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, and scooters are prohibited in the park.
  13. Fishing is permitted in all of the small lakes throughout the park, including Veterans Lake, by hand-held rod/pole only. A state-fishing license is required. Trotlines, jugs, yo-yo's or sail lines are only permitted in Lake of the Arbuckles.
  14. Hammocks and sun canopies are prohibited in day use and picnic areas. They may only be set up in rented campsites.

It is your responsibility to be familiar with National Park Service regulations.

Last updated: October 14, 2019

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