The declaration of a forest health emergency by the chief state forester, including findings of fact supporting it, shall become effective upon the publication of the declaration in the official state newspaper. As soon after the effective date as is feasible and reasonable, the department shall publish the order in one newspaper in the area affected which is likely to give notice to residents in that area, file copies of the emergency declaration within one week of its effective date with clerks of all counties affected by the declaration and take other steps as it deems necessary to convey effective notice to persons who are likely to have an interest in the declaration. The same procedure shall be followed to cancel or modify the declaration or any part thereof. This rule does not apply to a state of emergency declared by the governor under s. 323.10
, Stats., and does not supersede the authority of the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection under ch. 94, Stats.
"Disease" includes any disturbance of a plant that interferes with its normal structure or function.
"Pest" includes any living stage of insects, mites, nematodes, slugs, snails or other invertebrate animals injurious to plants, plant products, animals and humans; any bacteria, fungi, other parasitic plants or their reproductive parts, viruses, mycoplasma, protozoans or infectious substances which cause disease in or damage to plants or plant products; and any host upon which a plant pest is dependent for the completion of all or a portion of its life cycle.
NR 45.075 History
History: CR 07-013
: cr. Register July 2008 No. 631
, eff. 8-1-08; correction in (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7.
, Stats., Register May 2010 No. 653
No person may possess or consume any food or beverage, or use any soap, detergent or shampoo on any swimming beach or in the water adjacent to any swimming beach in any state park, state recreation area or state forest.
No person may swim beyond or disturb or molest a swimming beach boundary buoy or marker in any beach in any state park, state recreation area or state forest.
No floating device, except coast guard approved life jackets and vests of proper size, properly worn and secured, is permitted in or upon the water at any designated beach or pool in any state park, state recreation area or state forest when a lifeguard is on duty.
The department may prohibit swimming in areas adjacent to water access sites by posted notice. No person may swim within the area delineated by the posted notice.
No person may fish in any marked swimming beach in any state park, state recreation area or state forest.
NR 45.08 History
Cr. Register, December, 1983, No. 336
, eff. 1-1-84; cr. (4), Register, March, 1992, No. 435
, eff. 4-1-92; am. (3), Register, December, 1993, No. 456
, eff. 1-1-94; am. (1) and (2), Register, December, 1997, No. 504
, eff. 1-1-97; CR 01-011
: cr. (5) Register April 2002 No. 556
, eff. 5-1-02.
No person may possess any glass beverage container or other glass product on any Great Lakes shoreline zone.
No person may use any soap, detergent or shampoo in waters adjacent to any Great Lakes shoreline zone.
No person may light a fire or use a charcoal grill on any Great Lakes shoreline zone, except in designated grills provided by the department.
NR 45.085 History
Cr. Register, December, 1993, No. 456
, eff. 1-1-94.
No person may take, catch, kill, hunt, trap or pursue any wild animal or bird, or discharge any firearm, or have in possession or under control any firearm or air gun as defined in s. 939.22
, Stats., unless it is unloaded and enclosed in a carrying case, or any bow, slingshot or spring-load devise designed for shooting a projectile unless the same is unstrung or enclosed in a carrying case while in any state park, fish hatchery, or within 100 yards of any state campground, picnic area or other special use area designated by the department by posted notice. No person may discharge a firearm, bow, crossbow, or airgun from, on, or across any Ice Age Trail corridor which is not open to hunting.
Except for blinds used exclusively for waterfowl hunting as provided in s. 29.327 (2)
, Stats., and s. NR 10.12 (12)
, and except for blinds constructed entirely of dead vegetation found on the property, no person may do any of the following:
Construct, occupy or use any elevated or ground blind or other elevated device except that portable tree stands and blinds may be used provided they are removed from the property each day at the close of hunting hours. Unoccupied tree stands shall have the owner's department customer identification number or the owner's name and address, written in the English language attached to the tree stand in a manner so it is clearly visible to a person standing on the ground, and kept legible at all times.
Cause damage to trees by the placement or erection of portable tree stands or by any other manner while climbing or hunting from a tree.
Hunt from any ground blind during any open season or special hunt for hunting deer with firearms unless the outside of the blind displays a minimum of 144 square inches of material that is a solid highly visible color commonly referred to as blaze orange, florescent orange, or florescent blaze orange, and is visible 360 degrees around the blind. Blinds that are left unoccupied shall have the owner's customer identification number or name and address written in the English language attached to the outside of the blind in a conspicuous location near the entrance to the blind and be kept legible at all times.
Nothing in this section shall prohibit the use of these weapons on designated target ranges within the areas listed in sub. (1)
Nothing in this section shall prohibit the hunting of deer as provided in s. 29.621 (4)
, Stats., in accordance with the open seasons established by s. NR 10.01 (3)
No person may possess any loaded or uncased firearm or air gun while within the exterior boundary of state-owned lands posted with department signs in Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, La Crosse, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Racine, Sauk, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha and Winnebago counties or on state forest lands in the Kettle Moraine or Point Beach state forests, state recreation areas, state natural areas or on state trails established on railroad grades, except as follows:
While engaged in hunting in accordance with the open seasons established in s. NR 10.01
on the portions of properties where hunting is authorized.
While engaged in dog trials under department permit.
While training dogs in designated areas under department permit.
The department may establish by posted notice firearm prohibition areas on and in the vicinity of the Zillmer and Scuppernong trails within the Kettle Moraine state forest except during the state deer gun and spring turkey hunting seasons. No person may possess any loaded or uncased firearm or air gun within these areas contrary to posted notice.
Unless authorized by the department, no person may pursue, drive or chase animals on lands subject to this chapter that are closed to hunting.
(9) CWD state park deer hunting access permit. NR 45.09(9)(a)(a)
Unless authorized by the department, no person may hunt deer in accordance with the hunts described in s. NR 10.01 (3) (et)
without obtaining and possessing while hunting a free state park deer hunting permit and a property map identifying those areas closed to deer hunting within the park properties.
The number of access permits issued will not be limited in number.
NR 45.09 Note
Note: Permits will be available at the state park office and other locations designated by the department.
Except as provided under s. NR 10.275
, nothing in this section shall prohibit the possession of an uncased bow, cocked and unloaded crossbow or uncased and loaded firearm or air gun for the purpose of crossing the Glacial Drumlin state trail by the shortest route possible where it is adjacent to lands that are part of the Lake Mills Wildlife Area, Jefferson County.
Nothing in this section shall prohibit the possession of an uncased bow, cocked and unloaded cross bow, or uncased and loaded firearm or air gun for the purpose of crossing the travelled portion of the Ice Age Trail within State Ice Age Trail areas by the shortest route possible.
NR 45.09 History
Cr. Register, December, 1983, No. 336
, eff. 1-1-84; am. (4) and (5) (intro.), Register, December, 1987, No. 384
, eff. 1-1-88; cr. (6), Register, May, 1993, No. 449
, eff. 6-1-93; am. (2) and (5) (intro.), Register, December, 1993, No. 456
, eff. 1-1-94; am. (2), Register, November, 1995, No. 479
, eff. 12-1-95; corrections in (2) and (4) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, November, 1998, No. 515
; am. (1) and (2), cr. (7), Register, December, 1999, No. 528
, eff. 1-1-00; CR 01-008
: am. (5) (intro.), Register November 2001 No. 551
, eff. 4-1-02; emerg. cr. (9), eff. 7-3-02; CR 03-016
: cr. (9) Register August 2003 No. 572
, eff. 9-1-03; CR 03-035
: am. (4), Register December 2003 No. 576
, eff. 1-1-04; CR 04-092
: am. (5) (intro.) and (a), cr. (10) Register April 2005 No. 592
, eff. 5-1-05; CR 05-017
: am. (2) Register October 2005 No. 598
, eff. 2-1-06; CR 05-102
: r. (10) Register June 2006 No. 606
, eff. 7-1-06; CR 05-086
: am. (4) Register June 2006 No. 606
, eff. 7-1-06; CR 06-037
: am. (2) Register June 2007 No. 618
, eff. 7-1-07; CR 07-015
: r. and recr. (2) Register September 2007 No. 621
, eff. 2-1-08; CR 08-011
: cr. (5) (e) Register September 2008 No. 633
, eff. 2-1-09; CR 10-042
: cr. (10), am. (5) (intro.) and (a) Register December 2010 No. 660
, eff. 1-1-11; CR 08-022
: am. (1), cr. (11) Register December 2010 No. 660
, eff. 1-1-11; CR 11-007
: am. (5) (intro.) Register October 2011 No. 670
, eff. 2-1-12.
On state-owned islands and sandbars in the Lower Wisconsin state riverway.
On other state-owned islands outside of state forest boundaries when the island is posted open to camping.
In state Ice Age Trail areas as defined in s. NR 1.29 (3) (d)
and on lands purchased for the Ice Age Trail by those hiking the Ice Age Trail where the trail segment is posted open to camping.
On properties purchased for the North Country Trail by those hiking the North Country Trail where the trail segment is posted open to camping.
On state-owned sandbars on the Lower Chippewa River downstream from County Highway "H" in Dunn County to the confluence with the Mississippi River, excluding the northerly shoreline portion between Dunnville Road and the mouth of the Red Cedar River.
No person may camp in designated camping areas without a permit and the payment of prescribed daily fees where required.
A camping permit shall be obtained prior to setting up camp, unless otherwise posted.
No camping party may move from its assigned campsite to another campsite without prior approval from the park or forest office.
All camping permits expire at 3:00 p.m. on the last day of the permit period.
No camping party may start setting up or taking down its camping unit between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and the following 6:00 a.m. except for juvenile or adult groups camping at the Devil's Lake North Shore campground and Governor Dodge Cox Hollow campground during the period from October 1 through April 30.
Violation of any state law or any rules of the department by a member or guest of a member of a camping party is cause for revocation of the camping permit and eviction from the property.
Any person without an advance camping reservation who is at a property may request a camping permit for a site to be occupied that day and one additional permit for the same time for another camping party, provided he or she has all the required information for registration to obtain both camping permits. Any person making advance reservations for a camping permit may apply for additional permits for themselves or others, providing he or she has all the required information to obtain the camping permits. Group leaders and parents of juvenile campers may obtain permits for use by juvenile or adult groups. The person to whom the campsite is registered shall be part of the camping party on that site.
All registrants without an advance camping reservation shall occupy the site with a camping unit the first night of the registration and every night for the duration of the reservation. The department shall require on reserved sites that a camping unit occupy the reserved site by 3:00 p.m. on the second day of the reservation and be present for the duration of the reservation.
Once a camping reservation has been confirmed, the reservation's original end date may not be extended beyond that date.
The department reserves the right to reject or cancel camping reservations when necessary to protect either campers or the natural resources.
If 2 camping parties are inadvertently assigned the same campsite, the department may assign one of the camping parties to another site and adjust the fees charged.
Camping permits are not required and payment of daily camping fees is waived when camping on state-owned islands in the Mississippi river or state-owned islands or sandbars in the Lower Wisconsin state riverway, on state-owned sandbars on the Lower Chippewa River, on other state-owned islands outside state forest boundaries when the island is posted open to camping, in properties described in sub. (1) (a) 5.
, designated campsites on the Willow flowage and designated watercraft campsites in the northern state forests, Chippewa flowage, Menominee River natural resources area or the Turtle-Flambeau scenic waters area except a camping permit, reservation and fee are required on campsites B3, B4, B5, B6, B7 and B8 in the Turtle-Flambeau scenic waters area.
Camping is restricted to one day only at designated watercraft campsites in northern state forests and in properties described in sub. (1) (a) 5.
, up to 3 days as posted on state-owned islands outside state forest boundaries, to 3 days on state-owned islands and sandbars in the Lower Wisconsin state riverway and state-owned sandbars on the Lower Chippewa River and to 10 days at designated campsites on the northern flowage properties. Camping at these locations is restricted to persons and their equipment arriving by watercraft only.
No person may use family campground shower facilities in any state park or forest unless that person is a registered camper.
When camping at designated campsites at the northern flowage properties, the campsite shall be occupied by the camping party on the first night camping equipment occupies the site, and the campsite may not be left unoccupied by the camping party for more than one night of the permit period.
The department may terminate the reservation or registration for any site not being occupied in accordance with this subsection.
No more than one camping party may occupy a single campsite. No camping party consisting of a non-family group may exceed 6 persons.
No person may camp and no camping unit shall remain for a period greater than 14 days in any 3-week period in the property of registration. After 14 days, the camping unit and camping party shall be removed from the property for at least 7 days before being eligible to return. The requirement to vacate the campground for 7 days is only applicable for the following named campgrounds in the northern state forests: Crystal Lake, Muskie Lake, Firefly Lake, Clear Lake and Indian Mounds campground in the Northern Highland-American Legion state forest. For all other campgrounds in the northern forest, users may transfer to other campgrounds on the property without waiting for 7 days.
Extension within the 14-day limit may be granted on camping permits if the site is available. Extension may be obtained up to the day prior to expiration of the camping permit during posted office hours at the state park or forest campgrounds. Extensions beyond the 14-day limit, for up to 7 days, may be granted on camping permits in a calendar year when camping prior to Memorial Day weekend or after Labor Day weekend if the site is available. An extension may be obtained up to the day prior to expiration of the camping permit during posted office hours at the state park or forest campgrounds.
No person may park any motor vehicle outside the parking area designated at each campsite. No person may park more than 2 motor vehicles in the parking area of any campsite, except that as many as 6 motorcycles are permitted for members of a camping party registered as a non-family group.
No more than one recreation trailer, pickup truck camper or motor home may occupy a campsite. Pickup campers or motor homes pulling a trailer shall be treated as a single unit.
(2m) Outdoor group camping, backpack camping and reservable remote camping on the Northern Highland-American Legion state forest. NR 45.10(2m)(a)(a)
No person may camp and no camping unit may remain on a group or backpack campsite or in backpack camping areas or on reservable remote camping sites on the Northern Highland-American Legion state forest for a period exceeding that authorized by the camping permit and in no case for a period exceeding any of the following:
14 days for backpack camping areas as authorized by a special camp registration permit.
14 days for reservable, remote camping sites on the Northern Highland-American Legion state forest.
After a site is occupied, in person or by a camping unit, for the maximum period authorized, the camping unit and camping party shall be removed from the property for at least 7 days before being eligible to return.
Juvenile groups shall be accompanied by at least one adult for each 10 members of the group.
No more than 10 persons may be permitted at each designated backpack campsite in the Kettle Moraine state forest. A permit shall be issued for no more than one night at each designated backpack campsite in the Kettle Moraine state forest.
No more than one camping party is permitted at a backpack campsite in state parks, recreation areas, other state forests offering these backpack campsites and reservable remote campgrounds. Except as provided in par. (c)
, no camping party consisting of a non-family group may exceed 6 persons on a backpack campsite.
All backpack campers shall pack out refuse generated while camping.
No more than one camping party may occupy a single group campsite and no camping party may exceed 15 persons on the Willow Flowage scenic waters area or the Turtle-Flambeau scenic waters area.