07 NCAC 13B .1004          ANIMALS AT LARGE

(a)  A person shall not cause or permit any animal owned by him, in his custody, or under his control, except an animal restrained by a leash not exceeding six feet in length, to enter any park area.  Each animal found at large may be seized and disposed of as provided by local law covering disposal of stray animals on public property.

(b)  Animals, with the exception of service animals, shall not be allowed in swimming areas, bathhouses, restaurants, visitor centers, park offices, community buildings or cabin areas unless an area or facility is designated as pet friendly.

(c)  Animals shall not be unattended at any time within any park area.

(d)  Between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., animals shall be confined to owner's enclosed vehicle or tent.

(e)  Any animal causing a nuisance within a park area shall be removed by the owner from the park area upon the request by a division official.

(f)  Pack animals and goats are not allowed in any park except by Special Activity Permit, as provided by Rule .0104 of this Subchapter.


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

Eff. February 1, 1976;

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

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12B .1004 Eff. April 1, 2017.