(1) Except as provided in ARM 12.11.6520, special recreation permits must be obtained for:
(a) commercial use;
(b) a competitive event; or
(c) an organized group activity.
(2) The special recreation permit implemented by this subchapter is issued in lieu of a special use permit provided for under the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, State Parks System Biennial Fee Rule for group use.
(3) A special recreation permit may be requested for a day, season of use, or other time period, up to a maximum of five years. The department will determine the appropriate term on a case-by-case basis.