12.8.817    GEOCACHING

(1) Placement of any geocache in a state park requires a permit approved by the park manager.

(a) The permit will be valid for three years and may be reissued upon expiration.

(b) The park manager may limit the number of permits issued based upon natural resource protection and social conflict concerns or other determining factors.

(c) Geocaches involving commercial activities or special events are subject to additional review and permitting requirements and may require a fee.

(2) The park manager or designee may designate facilities and areas where geocaches will be allowed and/or prohibited.

(3) Geocaches may not contain the following items:

(a) alcohol;

(b) medications;

(c) illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia;

(d) weapons;

(e) hazardous materials;

(f) food items;

(g) personal hygiene products;

(h) money in excess of five U.S. dollars; and

(i) socially inappropriate or offensive materials.

(4) Unauthorized geocaches will be removed and treated as abandoned property, pursuant to ARM 12.8.814.

History: 23-1-106, 23-1-111, MCA; IMP, 23-1-106, 23-1-111, MCA; NEW, 2016 MAR p. 825, Eff. 5/7/16.