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Re: [fish_hntr] sleeping in state park parking lots In reply to
Just my opinion here...free advice and worth no more than what you paid for it.

If you are simply sacked out in the cab, sitting, waiting, with your pass in the windshield, they probably won't hassle you to much. Maybe check on you, but tell them you are "drowsy" and that is why you shouldn't drive.

Now if you get in the back "camper" of the truck you may have entered a different category of "day pass" usage.

Many parks allow you to enter but not get back out because of the tire spikes and gates, so if you go in at 2am and sleep till just before dark thirty, you really had no way to leave.

Best bet is give a try but stay under the radar.
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Re: [Troll] sleeping in state park parking lots In reply to
Those tire spikes are to prevent people from entering illegally, they fold to allow you to exit.

For what it's worth, my opinion is that "Day Use" means not for camping. If you are sleeping there, you are camping.

If 6 a.m. isn't early enough for your fishing methods, you can either pay the camping rate, or petition to have the opening hours changed to 5 a.m. or earlier.



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Okay Boys & Girls,

Pay attention, because I’m only going to say this once. Since none of you work for the Utah Parks & Recreation Department and are just guessing at the definition of ‘Day Use’, I sent an email to them and asked the source. Here is what I asked followed by the reply.

dubob wrote:
I can find nothing in the Utah Code that specifically defines what the term 'Day-Use' means as it applies to entrance into a Utah State Park. Can you tell me what governing documentation/code defines this term?

Parks & Rec wrote:
The pass is good for the hours the park is open. Most of the park’s hours are 6AM to 10 PM. For times out of the normal park hours you will need to contact the park manager. Please go to our web site stateparks.utah.gov and click on the park choice it will give the park manage name and phone number.

So, if you are in the park during a period of other than when their gates are open (normally the gates will be closed between 10 PM and 6 AM), then you are at the mercy of the Park Rangers decision as to whether or not you are camping and need to pay the camping fee. You may find one or two that will let you stay in your truck in the launch parking lot without paying the camping fee, but I wouldn't bet on that happening.

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Bob Hicks, from Utah
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Re: [dubob] sleeping in state park parking lots In reply to
dubob wrote:
Pay attention, because I’m only going to say this once.


Thank you Bob.Wink


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Re: [kentofnsl] sleeping in state park parking lots In reply to
Always glad to help Kent. Cool

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Bob Hicks, from Utah
I'm 77 years young and going as hard as I can for as long as I can.
“Free men don't ask permission to bear arms.” - Glen Aldrich
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Seuss
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