At any boating access area which is under the control of the
Department of Environmental Protection and is intended to provide public
access, or parking related to such access to streams, lakes, ponds or tidal
waters, including Long Island Sound, the following regulations shall
(a) No person shall discard any
fish or portion thereof.
person shall dispose of any litter, as defined in Section
of the Connecticut General Statutes, except into a receptacle provided for such
purpose, and no person shall dispose at such facility of any litter not
generated at such access area.
No person shall wash or clean any vehicle except a boat trailer. A vessel or
boat trailer may be cleaned only with plain water. No person shall use any
detergent or chemical agent to clean a vessel or boat trailer.
(d) No person shall park a vehicle except in
an area designated by the Commissioner for parking.
(e) No person shall kindle a fire.
(f) No person shall engage in
(g) No person shall engage
in disorderly conduct.
person shall damage any building, equipment, poster or vegetation.
No person shall use any such facility for
purposes other than:
(1) fishing, where
(2) parking where
permitted for the purpose of fishing, boating, hunting, or observing
(3) launching of boats
(4) The observation of wildlife
from constructed observation decks.
(j) No person shall use any such facility for
any purpose when it is posted closed by the Commissioner.
(k) No person shall tie up, moor or anchor a
vessel in a manner that may obstruct or interfere with the launching of any
other vessel except when actively launching or retrieving a vessel.
(l) No person shall leave any vessel
unattended in the water or on land, or tied to any state dock or
(m) No person shall moor or
anchor a vessel or leave a vessel on land at any such facility.
(n) No person shall engage in any commercial
activity at such facility unless so authorized by the Department of
person shall erect or post any notice or sign unless authorized in writing by
(p) No person
shall consume any alcoholic liquor. "Alcoholic liquor" as used in this
subsection, shall have the same definition as in Section
the Connecticut General Statutes.
(q) No person shall engage in sport fishing
from the courtesy docks or from the ramp surface when said sport fishing
interferes with boating activities. "Courtesy docks" means, in this subsection,
floating or non-floating platforms that are located adjacent to a launch ramp
for use by boaters to facilitate the loading or unloading of boats.
(r) No person shall engage in bathing,
swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving.
(s) Dogs must be on a leash no longer than
seven (7) feet and under the control of their owner or keeper. The person
responsible for the dog must hold the leash at all times. The provisions of
this subsection shall not apply to the proper use of dogs while in the act of
hunting, however, all dogs may be prohibited on any area or during any time
period when so posted by the Department.