Lake Snowden Park Rules

General Rules:

  • No person shall gather firewood or use a chainsaw in the park without consent of the park manager.
  • Absolutely no cutting of trees or brush in the park.
  • Fires are permitted only in fire rings.
  • Bicycles must stay on the roads and obey all traffic rules and laws.
  • ATV’s, including off-road motorcycles, three wheelers, four wheelers and other off-road motorized vehicles are not permitted.
  • Golf carts and UTV’s that are 420cc’s or less are permitted and all operators must be 16 years of age or older. Owners must provide proof of liability insurance.
  • Speed limit is 10 MPH throughout the park, and all vehicles, UTV’s and golf carts MUST be on roadways.
  • Vehicle maintenance and repair is prohibited without the consent of the Park Manager.
  • Only those vehicles being immediately used for transportation by campers are permitted in the park.  The parking of excess vehicles in the park is not permitted.
  • Parking is permitted in designated areas only, i.e. parking lots and campsite parking areas. No parking along roadways, in the grass, or under trees around the shelter houses.
  • No permanent structures such as decks, patios etc. of any kind are permitted in the park (decks are portable only).
  • No nails, screws, bolts, eyebolts, wire, etc. are permitted in the trees; only biodegradable twine, string or rope is permitted and must be removed by the camper at time of check out.
  • Firearms and fireworks are prohibited.  Legal hunting weapons are permitted during hunting seasons by individuals permitted by the Park Manager while engaged in such activity.  Lake Snowden and State of Ohio hunting regulations apply.   Law enforcement officers exempted.
  • Disorderly conduct, drunkenness, obscene or profane language is not permitted and will not be tolerated.
  • Seasonal campers must have unit removed by November 1 and campsite totally cleaned or an hourly clean-up and/or daily rental fee will be assessed.

Beach:

  • Swimming is permitted only at the designated beach.
  • Flotation devices, other than U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices, are prohibited.
  • Fishing in the beach area is prohibited.
  • No lifeguard is on duty.  Swimming is at the individual’s own risk.
  • Adult supervision is required for anyone 15 years of age and younger.
  • Alcohol is not permitted in the beach area.
  • Swimming is not permitted beyond the rope.
  • Glass containers are not permitted in the beach area.
  • Throwing of sand is not permitted.
  • Approximate maximum water depth is seven feet.
  • Beach hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Pets are not allowed in the beach area or any park building including shelter houses.

Camping:

  • Campers are required to register prior to setting up camp.
  • Camping is permitted in designated campsites only unless approved by the Park Manager.
  • Campsites must be registered.  If it is necessary for a park employee to come to your campsite to register you and collect camping fees, an additional $5.00 fee may be assessed.
  • Camping permit must be displayed at the campsite on the campsite I.D. post.
  • Renewals for non-seasonal campsites shall be done no later than 2 p.m. the previous day.
  • Quiet hours are 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Generators must be off by 10 p.m.
  • No person shall disturb the peace and quiet of others in any manner.
  • Hoses and electric cords are the responsibility of campers and shall be put away to allow for mowing and trimming.
  • Campers are responsible for the actions of their guests.
  • Campsites are to be kept clean and free of litter.  Failure to clean up one’s campsite may result in a litter citation under ORC sec. 3767.32.
  • Firewood is to be neatly stacked.
  • All wastewater is to be drained into approved sealed containers.  Gray water may only be disposed of in the gray water receptacles throughout the campground.  Sewage may only be disposed of at the sewage dump station located near the shower house.
  • Your campsite is for your camper only.  Additional units will be charged per night.
  • Campsites shall not be occupied by more than six people.
  • Campsite capacity: One immediate family including not more than one camper or one camper and one tent.
  • Check in time is 3 p.m. Check out time is 2 p.m.
  • Campers are not permitted continuous hook-up to water hydrants.  Campers must disconnect after filling their tanks.
  • A camping permit is required to use the shower facilities.
  • Minors cannot register or occupy a campsite without the presence of an adult.
  • No subletting of sites.
  • No outside appliances.
  • Holiday weekends will require a minimum stay of two nights.
  • Cancellations must be made by 2 p.m. on the day of the reservation.  Should you fail to cancel, you will still be responsible for all charges as they appear on the reservation.
  • Weekly, monthly and seasonal rates are not eligible for discounts.

Pets:

  • Pets must be on a leash no more than 6’ in length and must be kept under control at all times.
  • No person shall leave a pet unattended.
  • Pet owner is responsible for cleaning up after his/her pet daily throughout the park.
  • Pets are not allowed in the beach area or any park building including shelter houses.
  • Watercraft and Fishing:
  • Swimming from watercraft is not permitted.
  • All State of Ohio Division of Watercraft rules and regulations apply.
  • State of Ohio fishing license is required to fish at Lake Snowden.
  • All boats and boaters are welcome at Lake Snowden.  However, in an attempt to minimize shoreline erosion and preserve the peaceful atmosphere at the park, all boats must run at idle speed only. Lake Snowden is a “No Wake-Idle Only Lake” pursuant to OAC 1501:47-7-14.

 

Law Enforcement and Emergency

  • For medical emergencies, call 911
  • For after-hours law enforcement, call Hocking College Campus Police or call 911.