WILDERNESS USE REGULATIONS
THE FOLLOWING ARE
PROHIBITED BY THE FEDERAL CODE OF REGULATIONS (CFR):
Entering or being in a National Forest Wilderness
without possessing a
Acrobat required) to show on request. 36 CFR 261.57(a)
As of 1998, open
campfires of any kind are PROHIBITED within the San Gorgonio Wilderness.
Use of trail, campsite, or other area in the San
Gorgonio Wilderness by a group larger than 12 (twelve) persons or having
more than 8 stock animals. 36 CFR 261.58(f)
Camping in a location other than that specified on the
permit. 36 CFR 261.10(k) and 261.58(e)
Camping or picketing stock within 200 feet of meadows,
springs, streams, trails, or other occupied camps. 36 CFR 261.58(e)
Camping or picketing stock within ¼ mile of
Dollar Lake. 36 CFR
- Camping within the
same campsite in the South Fork drainage for more than two nights per
party during any one trip into the Wilderness. 36 CFR 261.58(e)
Disposing of debris, garbage, or other waste material.
36 CFR 261.57(g)
Placing in or near a stream, lake, or any other body
of water any substance that does or may pollute a stream, lake, or other
water. 36 CFR 261.11(c)
Not having a shovel or hand trowel in possession for
use in burying human waste during overnight camping or in cleaning sites
for stove fires. 36 CFR 261.58(e) and 261.52(g)
According to 1998
Shortcutting a switchback. 36 CFR 261.55(d)
Mutilating, defacing, removing, disturbing, injuring,
or destroying any natural feature or any property of the United States
Government. 36 CFR 261.9(a)
Possessing or using a motor or motorized equipment
except small battery-powered handheld devices, such as cameras, shavers,
flashlights, and Geiger counters. 36 CFR 261.16(a)
Possessing or using any wheeled mechanical device
including, but not limited to, bicycles, wagons, or carts. 36 CFR
261.57(h) Use of wheelchairs by physically challenged persons is
Smoking except while seated in an area of at least 3
(three) feet in diameter that is barren or has been cleared of all
flammable material. 36CFR261.52(d)
Possessing a dog not on a leash or otherwise confined.
36 CFR 261.8(d)
Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than
$5,000 or imprisonment for not more than 6 (six) months, or both.
- Vehicles are occasionally vandalized and/or burglarized
at trailheads. Please be sure to take appropriate preventative action.
- It is recommended that water be treated before
consumption to reduce risk of illness.
To learn minimum impact travel and
camping techniques which will help you comply with the above regulations and help preserve
wilderness character for future visitors, please click here.