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17 Pa. Code § 29.3. Recreation purpose.

§ 29.3. Recreation purpose.

 (a)  Forms of recreation for which State Forests and State Parks are being used include family camping, swimming, environmental education, fishing, hunting, pleasure driving, hiking, backpack camping, snowmobiling, ski touring, trail bike riding, nature study, horseback riding, trapping, boating and picnicking. It is extremely difficult to evaluate the benefits derived by the population as a whole from any one recreational use, partly because most can and do overlap each other. However, most of the camp site cabins are used as a base to pursue other recreational activities.

 (b)  The present and potential demand for the vacation home sites may not be met by using State Forests or State Parks or both for this purpose.

 (c)  There is presently unsatisfied demand for other low-density recreational facilities such as various types of trails, vistas, environmental study areas and habitat improvement projects for game and nongame species of wildlife. The limited funds available for administering State Parks and State Forests should be used to provide the greatest possible recreational opportunities to the general public. For the effort expended, expanding the camp site program would yield less benefit to the general public than providing other low-density recreational facilities. In addition, vacation home sites are available on privately-owned land, often near to State Parks and State Forests.


   The provisions of this §  29.3 adopted June 28, 1974, effective June 29, 1974, 4 Pa.B. 1325.

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