CARVER COUNTY, MN – Sheriff Jim Olson reports that the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Carver County Parks and Trails Department, will begin a campaign to educate and enforce the rules and laws regarding trail use in Carver County. The partnership will include the Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse and their equestrian partner, a Sheriff’s Office Reservist with an all-terrain vehicle, and a Parks and Trails representative; all located at designated areas to provide education to users regarding the proper use of the trail system. On various upcoming dates, the Sheriff’s Office will have Deputies working the trails, issuing warnings and citations
related to violation(s) of the laws regarding trail usage.
“We have received a number of complaints regarding the improper and unlawful use of the trail system. It has
become a situation that is concerning to us, and impacts the enjoyment and safety of all trail users” Olson said.
A reminder of trail use guidelines:
Walk and ride on the right side of the trail.
If walking or riding in a group, move over so that others can also use the trail.
Pass on the left with an audible warning such as politely announcing “passing on your left”.
Obey all traffic signs and use caution at intersections.
Be aware, watch for other pedestrians, traffic, and wildlife.
Be aware of your speed on bicycles and slow down when approaching and passing other users.
Wear helmets, reflectors and protective gear when using the trails.
Respect private property and stay on the trail.
The trails are for non-motorized traffic only.
Keep all dogs leashed and within your control.
Help maintain a clean trail system by disposing of your trash in the proper receptacle and pick up any
debris you encounter while using the trail.
Respect all who use the trails.
For more information please go to the following website: www.co.carver.mn.us/parks