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RULE §59.134Rules of Conduct in Parks

  (4) create a disturbance capable of negatively affecting other park users by causing excessive noise by any means. Specific allowable noise levels for specific parks or parts of parks may be established by written order of the director.

(n) Public Nudity. It is an offense for any person to disrobe or appear nude in public. Females are considered to be disrobed when their breasts below the top of the areola are exposed except when nursing a baby.

(o) Soliciting. It is an offense for any person to solicit funds or donation of any item, or offer to sell any goods, wares, merchandise, liquid, or edibles, or render any service for hire, or distribute written material, in a state park, except by authority of a concession agreement approved by the director.

(p) Water Recreation. It is an offense for any person to:

  (1) engage in water skiing, surf boarding while being towed, towing a person or a similar device, or operate a motorized ski device on lakes of less than 650 surface acres located in a state park;

  (2) enter water or swim in an area closed for that activity;

  (3) swim at night unless otherwise posted;

  (4) introduce, carry into, or possess, use, break, dispose of, throw, or abandon any glass container in the water of a swimming area, swimming pool, or in the beach area adjacent to the water of a swimming area;

  (5) moor, dock, or berth a boat or any other object between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., except in mooring areas designated by the director; or

  (6) moor, dock, or berth a commercial vessel at any part of a state park except by permit from the director.

(q) Water, Wastewater, Sewage, and Garbage. It is an offense for any person to:

  (1) deposit waste water, sewage, or effluent from sinks, toilets, or other plumbing fixtures directly on the ground or into the water;

  (2) use any water fountain, drinking fountain, pool, sprinkler, reservoir, lake or any other water body contained in the park for bathing, laundering, and washing dishes, pets, or vehicles (including trailers);

  (3) deposit fish parts at any location except park fish cleaning facilities;

  (4) discard, deposit, or dump garbage in a state park, except for:

    (A) garbage generated inside the park during the course of park visitation; or

    (B) an amount of garbage consistent with what ordinarily would accumulate in a vehicle in the course of a day's travel;

  (5) dispose of garbage except in a receptacle provided for that use or as may otherwise be specifically authorized by department personnel; or

  (6) use water provided by the state park for purposes other than drinking, washing or culinary uses.

Source Note: The provisions of this §59.134 adopted to be effective September 1, 2009, 34 TexReg 5394; amended to be effective April 10, 2016, 41 TexReg 2593

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