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  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 94. )

CHAPTER 1.27. California Sno-Park Permit Program [5091.01 - 5091.27]

  ( Chapter 1.27 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1560, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [5091.01 - 5091.02]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1560, Sec. 2. )


(a) The Legislature finds that as the popularity of winter recreation has steadily grown, so too has the problem of insufficient parking areas for participants.

(b) The Legislature hereby declares that adequate parking facilities for winter recreation are essential to ensure safety and well-being of the states’ winter recreationists.

(c) Accordingly, in furtherance of the California Outdoor Recreation Plan, it is the intent of the Legislature to establish the California SNO-PARK Permit Program, whereby winter recreationists may purchase a windshield sticker that will allow them to park in any of the roadside parking areas to be established and plowed for this purpose.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1560, Sec. 2. Effective September 30, 1984.)


Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in this section govern the construction of this chapter.

(a) “Authorized vendor” means a retail commercial enterprise, authorized by the department to sell SNO-PARK permits established by this chapter.

(b) “Department” means the Department of Parks and Recreation.

(c) “Fund” means the Winter Recreation Fund.

(d) “Designated parking area” means an area located, constructed, maintained, and signed pursuant to this chapter.

(e) “Winter recreation” means any recreational activity principally dependent upon snow-covered ground, including, but not limited to, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, ice fishing, snow camping, dogsledding, and snowmobiling.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1560, Sec. 2. Effective September 30, 1984.)

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