07 NCAC 13B .0601          BOATING

(a)  Only park employees, their agents, and contractors on duty may use boats, rafts, surf boards, personal watercraft, canoes or any other vessel in designated swimming areas.

(b)  The Division may limit boat motor horsepower or motor type or prohibit the use of gasoline powered motors on designated lakes completely contained within parks and recreation areas based on natural resource protection, public safety, user conflicts, park operations, facility overcrowding and the availability of designated launching facilities.

(c)  Private boats, rafts, canoes, personal watercraft or other vessels may be launched or retrieved only at public boat ramps or designated launch sites.

(d)  The mooring of boats, personal watercraft or other vessels to a dock, wharf, pier, or boat launching facility in such a manner as to prevent, impede or inconvenience the use by another person of any dock, wharf, pier or launch or create a hazard to other watercraft is prohibited and may be moved by park staff at the owners expense.

(e)  Except where facilities are provided, it is unlawful to use any boating access area for purposes other than the launching of boats and parking vehicles and boat trailers. All other uses including swimming, skiing, camping, building fires, loitering, operating concessions or other activities not directly involved with launching of boats are prohibited, except where authorized by a special activity permit as provided by Rule .0104 of this Subchapter.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113-264; 143B-135.16;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2010; October1, 1984; January 1, 1983;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12B .0601 Eff. April 1, 2017;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018.