Vasquez Peak Wilderness Rules and Regulations

  • Motorized equipment, or mechanized transportation is prohibited, including motorcycles, chain saws, bicycles or carts. Wheelchairs are exempt.
  • Group size is limited to 12 people and/or livestock combined.
  • Camping and campfires are prohibited within 100’ feet of all lakes, streams and trails to protect water quality, sensitive vegetation and to help assure solitude. Thin soils and mountain vegetation are easily damaged by fire and fires scar rocks and soil. Use a stove, a fire pan or an existing fire ring when and where fires are allowed.
  • Pets must be on a handheld leash at all times.
  • Certified weed-free forage is required on all public land. Only pelletized or steam-rolled feed grains, or certified weed-free hay, straw, or mulch are allowed.
  • Stock must not be hobbled, tethered, grazed, or picketed within 100’ feet of any lakes, streams or trails. This protects fragile vegetation and keeps lakes and streams clean.
  • Do not store equipment, personal property or supplies for more than 14 days within a 30-day period, including time the area was used for camping.

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