Park Rules

MARTIN COUNTY PARKS RULES AND INFORMATION - APRIL, 2015

The following park rules are designed to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all users.  They are taken from the park ordinance passed by the Martin County Board in May 1996.  This ordinance is enforceable by all law enforcement personnel and violations are considered misdemeanors. The full ordinance is available in the Shelter Houses or at the Martin County Auditor’s Office.

EMERGENCIES:

Dial 911.  Identify your location and the nature of the emergency so that appropriate personnel can be dispatched.

               Cedar-Hanson Park:  691 215th St., Trimont, MN.
               Perch Lake Park:  2163 200th Av., Truman, MN.
               Bright Lake Park:  1444 Bright Lake Rd., Ceylon, MN.

NON-EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE:

Law enforcement concerns should go to the Law Enforcement Center at 507-238-4481.  Concerns about matters such as park maintenance or general information questions can be directed to the Park caretaker at 507-236-4693 or the Martin County Highway Department at 507-235-3347.

CAMPING FEES  (must be paid within 1 hour of arrival)

The nightly fee for an Electrical Camping site is $22 per night per unit.
The nightly fee for a Primitive Camping site is $12 per night per unit.
Seasonal camping sites are available for $450/month. See greeter for details.

* Camp site reservations are not accepted.  All sites are on a first come first serve basis. *

The camping fees should be placed in the envelopes provided at the park and deposited in the collection box AT THE TIME OF ARRIVAL – NO EXCEPTIONS.

Users must display the receipt for the duration of their stay at the park.

All camping units need to be out of their designated site by 3:00 p.m. on the last day that they are registered for.

Contact the Martin County Auditor’s Office at (507) 238-3211 to reserve and check availability of the shelter houses for special occasions.

GENERAL CONDUCT

  • A campsite cannot be occupied for longer than 7 consecutive days by the same party.
  • Vehicles or camping units left unattended for more than 48 hours will be ticketed and towed.
  • Persons under the age of 18 are not allowed in the park between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Quiet hours in the park are 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Park visitors should not disturb, harass or interfere with other visitors or with park property.
  • NO glass beverage containers are allowed in the park.
  • Beverages, both intoxicating and non-intoxicating, cannot be in containers larger than one quart. Although drinking of intoxicating liquor is allowed, it is unlawful to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or to be in possession of drugs.  Minors cannot drink alcoholic beverages here.
  • Small campfires are allowed but visitors must attend carefully to their fires and fully extinguish them before leaving.  Fire rings should not be moved.  Fire wood may be purchased at the park from the Park Caretaker or Campground Host.  You may bring fire wood into the park for your own use as long as it originated in Martin County.  FIRE WOOD FROM OUTSIDE MARTIN COUNTY IS PROHIBITED FROM BEING BROUGHT INTO THE PARK.
  • Park buildings and property should not be tampered with, damaged, or removed.  This includes living trees, bushes, shrubs and grass.
  • Pets may be in the park but must be restrained on a leash no longer than six feet and owners must properly dispose of all pet refuse.
  • Horses are allowed on roadways and designated horse paths only.
  • Fishing is allowed but hunting and trapping are prohibited.
  • All weapons are banned in County Parks except:  A person who is legally  permitted under MS 624.714 to carry a handgun in the State of Minnesota may legally carry that handgun in County Parks.
  • ATV’s, mini-bikes, motorcycles and other similar vehicles MUST be used on the roadways ONLY and solely for the purpose of going to and from campsite locations to rest rooms or shelter houses.
  • The posted speed limit of 10 mph will be enforced.  This includes vehicles such as ATV’s, mini-bikes and motorcycles.
  • No under-aged motorized vehicle drivers will be allowed (ATV’s, mini-bikes, etc.).
  • Operating a vehicle in a reckless or careless manner in the parks is prohibited.

The Park Caretaker and/or Campground Host have full and final authority with the backup of law enforcement to ensure these regulations are followed.

VIOLATION of any of these rules can result in loss of park privileges and/or prosecution.