III. GENERAL REGULATIONS
36 CFR §2.1 – PRESERVATION OF NATURAL, CULTURAL AND ARCHEOLOGICAL
(a)(4) Dead wood on the ground may be collected for use as fuel for campfires within the parkin the following areas:
Indian Grove backcountry area.
(c)(1), (c)(2) The following fruits, nuts, berries or unoccupied seashells may be gathered by hand for personal use or consumption, in accordance with the noted size, quantity, collection sites and/or use or consumption restrictions:
Elder berries, choke cherries
Ethnic groups historically collected these items prior to the reserve status; therefore it is permitted to collect pine nuts, elderberries, and chokecherries for personal use only. Personal use does not include commercial collecting and resale, or for another’s use. Quantity is defined by what one person can reasonably consume during the season that the nuts and berries are available.
36 CFR §2.4 – WEAPONS, TRAPS, AND NETS
In accordance with §2.4(a)(1-2) weapons, traps, or nets may be carried, possessed or used at the following designated times and locations where the taking of wildlife is authorized by law in accordance with §2.2:
During legal hunting season with a valid state hunting license and permit (tag) for the area (Unit 55).
36 CFR §2.10 – CAMPING and FOOD STORAGE
(a) The sites and areas listed below have been designated for camping activities as noted. A permit system has been established for certain campgrounds or camping activities, and conditions for camping and camping activities are in effect as noted:
Camping is permitted only at designated (numbered or lettered) sites after payment of appropriate fees.
Camping in back country is by permit only.
36 CFR 2.13 – FIRES
(a)(1) The lighting or maintaining of fires is generally prohibited, except as provided for in the following designated areas or receptacles, and under the conditions noted:
Designated Areas: Campfires are allowed only in the numbered or lettered campsites that have metal fire rings located in them.
Receptacles Allowed: Metal fire rings permanently located at campsite.
(c) High fire danger closures will be in effect as noted:
When posted at the visitor center and on bulletin boards.
36 CFR §2.15 – PETS
(a) Pets may be kept by park residents (campers, hikers, climbers, day users, etc.) under the following conditions:
Pursuant to the reserve’s pet policy that states that pets must be on leashes not to exceed 6 feet, and where pets are not left unattended.
36 CFR §2.16 – HORSES and PACK ANIMALS
(a) The following animals are designated as pack animals:
Horses, burrows, mules, or llamas
(b) The use of horses or pack animals is permitted on the following trails, routes or areas:
North Fork Circle Creek Trail
Tea Kettle Trail
36 CFR §2.17 – AIRCRAFT and AIR DELIVERY
(c)(1) The removal of a downed aircraft, components, or parts thereof is allowed, subject to written authorizations from the superintendent, under the following terms and conditions:
In an established time frame at specific times by designated routes of access.
36 CFR §2.19 – WINTER ACTIVITIES
(a) The following park roads and/or parking areas open to motor vehicle traffic may be used for skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, innertubing, tobogganing, and similar winter activities under the conditions noted:
All Reserve roads open to this use when the snow is of sufficient depth to prevent vehicle travel, and the vehicle gates have been closed for the season.
36 CFR §2.21 – SMOKING
(a) The following portions of the park, or all or portions of buildings, structures or facilities are closed to smoking:
36 CFR §2.60 – LIVESTOCK USE AND AGRICULTURE
(a) Absent a permit, the running-at-large, herding, driving across, allowing on, pasturing or grazing of livestock of any kind in a park area for agricultural purposes is prohibited. Additionally, a permit can only be issued in the following circumstances:
(a)(1) As specifically authorized by Federal statutory law; or
(a)(2) As required under a reservation of use of rights arising from acquisition of a tract of land; or
(a)(3) As designated, when conducted as a necessary and integral part of a recreational activity or required in order to maintain a historic scene.
Trailing of livestock is permitted along county roads within the Reserve. The incidental trailing of cattle along the California Trail in route to other permitted public lands or to local private lands is permitted.
36 CFR §2.62 – MEMORIALIZATION
(a) Authorization from the Director of the National Park Service is required to install a monument, memorial, tablet, structure, or other commemorative installation in a park area.
(b) A permit is required for the scattering of ashes from cremated human remains in the following areas, and/or according to the following terms and conditions:
The scattering of human ashes from cremation is allowed pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit as outlined below:
The remains to be scattered must have been cremated and pulverized.
The scattering of remains by persons on the ground is to be performed at least 100 yards from any trail, road, developed facility, or body of water.
The scattering of remains from the air is to be performed at a minimum altitude of 2000 feet above the ground.
No scattering of remains from the air is to be performed over developed areas, facilities, or bodies of water.
36 CFR §3.21 – SWIMMING AND BATHING
(a)(1) The following areas are closed to bathing:
No bathing at the water pumps/water facilities.
36 CFR §4.10 – TRAVEL ON PARK ROADS AND ROUTES
(a) Park roads, open for travel by motor vehicle are those indicated in the following publication:
City of Rocks National Reserve Unigrid Brochure
36 CFR §4.30 – BICYCLES
(a) Bicycle use is permitted on park roads, parking areas, and on the following designated routes:
Stripe Rock Loop
Tea Kettle Trail
Trails to campsites 59-60
Smoky Mountain Connector
California Trail (Smoky Mountain Trail Head to Tracy Ruins)
The following routes are closed to bicycle use:
All other trails not listed in (a) above.