07 NCAC 13I .0302           INTERPRETIVE AREAS

Those areas which portray natural processes and features in an exemplary way, and which are not subject to serious impairment if opened to public visitation for nature study and interpretive use, shall be designated as interpretive areas. Use shall be primarily for educational and interpretive purposes with development limited to facilities necessary for safe access, sanitation, site protection, and maintenance, and to provide adequate interpretive programs. Interpretive areas and facilities shall not be used for general recreational activities. Camping, picnicking, and swimming shall not be permitted. Trails shall be limited to walking, hiking, and nature study, but special interpretive trails with wheelchair access for the handicapped may be accommodated.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑3; 113‑8; 143B‑10; 143B‑135.16;

Eff. August 15, 1981;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1984;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12I .0302 Eff. April 1, 2017;

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