(a) Hunting. Hunting is allowed at times and locations designated as open for hunting.
(b) Trapping. Trapping is allowed at times and locations designated as open for trapping.
(c) Snowmobiles. Snowmobiles are permitted to operate within the boundaries of Curecanti National Recreation Area provided:
(1) That the operators and machines conform to the laws and regulations governing the use of snowmobiles as stated in this chapter and those applicable to snowmobile use promulgated by the State of Colorado where they prove to be more stringent or restrictive than those of the Department of the Interior.
(2) That their use is confined to the frozen surface of Blue Mesa Lake, and designated access roads. A map of areas and routes open to snowmobile use will be available in the office of the superintendent.
(3) That for the purposes of this section, snowmobile gross weight will be limited to a maximum of 1200 lbs. (machine and cargo) unless prior permission is granted by the superintendent.
(d) Personal Watercraft (PWC). PWC may operate within Curecanti National Recreation Area in the following designated areas and under the following conditions:
(1) PWC may operate and land on Blue Mesa Reservoir between Beaver Creek and Blue Mesa dam, except that PWC may not operate in the buoyed barricaded section in the vicinity of the dam.
(2) PWC must operate at “flat wake” speeds within Blue Mesa Reservoir in the following areas upstream of designated buoys:
(i) Soap Creek arm at approximate longitude 107°8′9″ N latitude 38°30′16″ W.
(ii) West Elk arm at approximate longitude 107°16′45″ N latitude 38°29′43″ W.
(iii) Cebolla arm at approximate longitude 107°12′16″ N latitude 38°27′37″ W.
(iv) Lake Fork arm at approximate longitude 107°18′19″ N latitude 38°27′2″ W.
(3) PWC must operate at “flat wake” speeds in the following areas:
(i) Within 100' of shoreline inside Dry Creek cove.
(ii) Within 500' of shoreline along old highway 50 and Bay of Chickens.
(iii) Within the buoyed area around Elk Creek and Lake Fork marinas.
(iv) Within the buoyed area at Iola, Stevens Creek, and Ponderosa boat launch.
(v) From Lake city bridge east to Beaver Creek.
(vi) Within 100′ of shoreline adjacent to Stevens Creek campground.
(4) PWC may only be launched from designated boat launch sites.
(5) The Superintendent may temporarily limit, restrict or terminate access to the areas designated for PWC use after taking into consideration public health and safety, natural and cultural resource protection, and other management activities and objectives.
[49 FR 18451, Apr. 30, 1984, as amended at 49 FR 34480, Aug. 31, 1984; 71 FR 55119, Sept. 21, 2006]
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