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36 CFR §2.60 – LIVESTOCK USE AND AGRICULTURE

(a) Livestock are generally prohibited in any park area.

 

36 CFR §2.61 – RESIDING ON FEDERAL LANDS

(a) Residing in park areas, other than on privately owned lands, is prohibited except pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit lease or contract. Camping is addressed in §2.10 of this document.

 

36 CFR §2.62 – MEMORIALIZATION

(a) The installation of a monument, memorial, tablet, structure, or other commemorative installation in a park area without the authorization of the Director is prohibited.

(b) The scattering of human ashes from cremation is prohibited, except pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit, or in the following areas and according to the following conditions:

  • The remains to be scattered must have been cremated and pulverized and not contain any identifiable bits of bone or tooth.

  • 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 2,000 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 §3.7 – PERSONAL FLOATATION DEVICE (PFD) REQUIREMENTS

PFDs must be worn or carried on the designated waters, at the designated times and/or during designated water based activities outlined in §1.5 of this document.

 

36 CFR §3.16 – SWIMMING AND WADING

Swimming or wading is allowed in waters, subject to closures or restrictions designated in §1.5 of this document.

 

36 CFR §3.18 – SCUBA AND SNORKELING

(a) Snorkeling and underwater diving is allowed in park waters, subject to the closures or restrictions designated in §1.5 of this document.

 

36 CFR §3.19 – USE OF SUBMERSIBLES

The use of manned or unmanned submersibles may only occur in accordance with a permit issued by the superintendent.

 

36 CFR §4.10 – TRAVEL ON PARK ROADS AND ROUTES

(a) Park roads, open for travel by motor vehicle are those indicated below, and/or as indicated in the following publication or document (attached hereto).

  • Messer Pond Road

  • Old River Road

  • Oxbow Road

  • Sherman Lumber Company Road

  • Orin Falls Road

  • Katahdin Loop Road

  • Swift Brook Road

  • Grondin Road

  • Sucker Brook Road

  • American Thread Road

  • Charlie’s Road

  • Seboeis Road

  • Stacyville Road

  • Roberts Road

  • Lynnsoo Road

  • All unnamed park roads not blocked by gates, barricades or rocks.

 

36 CFR §4.21 – SPEED LIMITS

(c) The following speed limits are established for the routes/roads indicated:

  • 15 mph Katahdin Loop Road

  • 25 mph all other monument roads

Determination: The posted speed limits on Katahdin Loop Road and all other monument roads are reduced to the posted speeds due to:

  • The narrow road width

  • Unpaved road surfaces

  • Uneven road surface

  • Use of roads by logging vehicles on roads.

  • Katahdin Loop Road has multiple turnoffs and view areas necessitating slower traffic

    Higher speed limits would be unreasonable, unsafe and inconsistent with the purposes for which the park was established. The private logging roads in and around the monument have the same restrictions.

 

36 CFR §4.30 – BICYCLES

(a) Bicycles and electric bicycles are allowed on public roads and in parking areas that are open to motor vehicle use by the public.

(b) Administrative roads
  • Open to bicycles and Class 1 e-bikes unless signed for closure to bicycles and/or all access.

Determination: Bicycles are allowed on park roads and in parking areas under 36 CFR 4.30 (a). The superintendent designated administrative roads for bicycle use in 2020 after making the written determination required by 36 CFR (b).On August 27, 2021, the Superintendent designated park roads and parking areas and administrative roads as open to electric bicycles using the discretionary authority given to the Superintendent under 36 CFR 4.3 (i). Allowing electric bicycles on public roads and in parking areas will create new opportunities for recreation and access within the park. It will not create any adverse impacts to park visitors, resources or values due to the existing use of these locations by motor vehicles and bicycles. This action is covered by the categorical exclusion 3.2E in the NPS NEPA Handbook. Allowing Class 1 electric bicycles on administrative roads will create new opportunities for recreation and access within the park, and provide additional benefits. The NPS expects no major impacts on park visitors, resources or values. This action is covered by categorical exclusion 3.3.D.3 in the NPS NEPA Handbook.Except as specified in this Compendium, the use of an e-bike within Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is governed by State law, which is adopted and made part of this Compendium. Any violation of State Law adopted by this paragraph is prohibited.Please see https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_129th/billtexts/HP088201.asp for more detailed information on Maine State Law regarding E-bikes. For further questions regarding e-bikes check with your local Bureau of Motor Vehicles office or call the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles main office at (207) 624-9000 if you are unsure whether your vehicle qualifies as a motorized bicycle (e-bike).

 

36 CFR §5.1 – ADVERTISEMENTS

Commercial notices or advertisements shall not be displayed, posted, or distributed on federally owned or controlled lands within a park area unless prior written permission has been given by the Superintendent.

 

36 CFR §5.3 – BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Engaging in or soliciting any business in park areas, except in accordance with the provisions of a permit, contract, or other written agreement with the United States, except as such may be specifically authorized under special regulations applicable to a park area, is prohibited.

 

36 CFR §5.4 – COMMERCIAL PASSENGER-CARRYING MOTOR VEHICLES

(a) The commercial transportation of passengers by motor vehicle except as authorized under a contract or permit from the Secretary or his authorized representative is prohibited in certain parks. See §5.4(a) for more information.

 

36 CFR §5.5 – STILL PHOTOGRAPHY

(a) See Section 1.5 Filming for 2021 guidance.

(b)Taking photographs of any vehicle or other articles of commerce or models for the purpose of commercial advertising without a written permit from the Superintendent is prohibited.

 

36 CFR §5.6 – COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

(b) & (c) Using commercial vehicles on government roads within park areas when such use is in no way connected with the operation of the park is generally prohibited, and requires permission or a permit from the Superintendent.

  • In accordance with valid existing rights, commercial vehicles used for lumbering may use park roads

 

36 CFR §5.7 – CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS OR OTHER FACILITIES

Such activities are prohibited, except in accordance with the provisions of a valid permit, contract, or other written agreement with the United States.

 

36 CFR §5.10 – EATING, DRINKING, OR LODGING ESTABLISHMENTS

(a) In certain parks, establishments offering food, drink, or lodging for sale on privately owned lands may only be operated with a permit from the Superintendent. See §5.10 for more information.
No such sites exist in the monument.

 

36 CFR §§6.4, 6.5, 6.8, 6.9 – WASTE DISPOSAL SITES

A person proposing to operate a solid waste disposal site must submit a request for a permit to the proper Superintendent for review by the Regional Director.
No such sites exist in the monument.


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