02 NCAC 60b .1005          BATHING OR SWIMMING

(a)  A person shall not dive or jump from any waterfalls or rocks or overhangs into any body of water.

(b)  A person shall not wade, bathe, or swim in any body of water in an Educational State Forest, except in designated swimming areas.

(c)  A person may wade, bathe, or swim at his or her own risk in any body of water in any State Forest, except within 300 feet upstream of the top of a waterfall, and in other designated non-swimming areas.

(d)  Public Nudity:

(1)           Public nudity is prohibited in all State Forest, State Recreational Forest, and Educational State Forest lands or waters. This Rule does not apply to the enclosed portions of bathhouses, restrooms, tents, and recreational vehicles.

(2)           Children under the age of five are exempt from this restriction.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-22; 106-870; 106-877; 106-887;

Eff. November 1, 2009;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 09C .1232 Eff. May 1, 2012;

Readopted Eff. April 1, 2018.