Rules for Conduct at State Boat Launching Facilities

  1. No person shall tie up or leave any boat in the area around any launching ramps, floats or docks, except when loading or unloading cargo and/or passengers, or where otherwise allowed by posted official notice.
  2. Camping or other overnight stays at the launching facility are not allowed.
  3. Wheeled vehicles, including trailers, shall be parked only in designated places.
  4. Fires are not permitted except in fireplaces provided by the Division of Parks and Public Lands.
  5. The use of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances is prohibited. Disorderly conduct, including, but not limited to, indecent acts, intoxication or coarse language is prohibited.
  6. Removing, injuring or damaging any parts of the facility including plants, land, structures, or natural conditions at the launching facility is prohibited.
  7. Discharging wastes of any kind, including but not limited to soaps, detergents, and refuse is prohibited. Washing vehicles, boats and laundry is prohibited.
  8. Storage of boats, trailers, vehicles, equipment, ice shacks, and other property at the launching facility is prohibited.
  9. Swimming from docks, floats, boat launching ramps and areas posted "no swimming" is prohibited.
  10. Other uses of the launching facility and parking areas, including, but not limited to, commercial use, non-boating related use, and fishing tournament use of the facilities, are allowed only by special activity permit from the Division Director.
  11. The use of boat launching facilities and parking areas between sunset and sunrise for purposes other than fishing or the launching and retrieving of boats is prohibited.
  12. Pet owners must clean up any fecal deposits left by their pets.
  13. Posting advertisements or other notices not approved by the Division is prohibited.

Authority: 12 M.R.S.A., Section 1803, 04-059 CMR Chapter 4, Sec. 2.

Penalty: 12 MRSA Section 1806, makes the violation of any of the above rules a Civil penalty.