HORSE PENS 40 PARK ---- Steele, AL. "The South's Best Kept Secret"

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PARK RULES

 
 
 
Welcome To Horse Pens 40!
We're Glad You're Here!
Following these rules will make everyone's visit more pleasant.

These rules are necessary for the
protection and preservation of Horse Pens 40
for future generations.
We appreciate your cooperation. It will help us to keep
Horse Pens 40 beautiful for many years to come.
 
Owners and Staff of Horse Pens 40 are not responsible for injury, accidents or damage to guests or their property.
Enter The Park At Your Own Risk!
 
***  NOTE  !!!  Due to the environmental impact and the potential for injury and damage,
 GUESTS ARE PROHIBITED FROM BRINGING ANY SOFT-AIR PELLET TYPE GUNS, BB GUNS OR PELLET RIFLES ONTO HP40 PROPERTY. 
We feel that there is no place for these items in a nature park where all living things are strongly protected. The potential for injury or damage Is simply too great, including the fact that the lead and plastic pellets are potentially harmful to wildlife and are NOT BIODEGRADABLE, effecting the environment for many years. Please use these items elsewhere in a safe place and in a safe manner, and be enviornmentally responsible and use a target that recovers your pellets.
 
Horse Pens 40 is a
"LEAVE NO TRACE"
nature park.
 
    There are a large number of rare, threatened, protected, and endangered species here in the park.
 
 No one can possibly know all of these various species, many of which are protected by state and federal law;
 
Thus, all living things, all natural features, and all stone features and rocks are protected here as if they are an endangered species.
 
Please do no harm to anything
 while you are here.
 
Owners and Staff of Horse Pens 40 are not responsible for injury, accidents or damage to guests or their property.
Enter At Your Own Risk!
 
 
1. ALL GUESTS MUST SIGN A WAIVER BEFORE ENTERING THE PARK OR CAMPGROUND AREAS.
 
Sign in at the Country Store immediately upon arrrival. After hours sign-in is available in alcove at left of store.  Minors not accompanied by parent or guardian must have a parental waiver on file.
 (There is a link on the Home Page or you can send request to horsepens40@aol.com)

2. NO PETS ARE ALLOWED (outside your vehicle) ON HP40 PROPERTY  EXCEPT IN THE LARGE GRASSY FIELD OUTSIDE THE MIDDLE GATE!!
While we love pets, they cannot make a positive contribution to a nature park and it's natural inhabitants.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PETS AT HOME.

3. PETS ARE TOTALLY PROHIBITED AT ALL SCHEDULED EVENTS, RALLIES, COMPS, CONCERTS, AND FESTIVALS.
 
4. NO GLASS IS ALLOWED IN THE PARK!!!  Broken glass is a real problem for us and is dangerous to everyone. THIS RULE IS STRICTLY ENFORCED!!!

5. NO OPEN CONSUMPTION OR DISPLAY OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON HP40 PROPERTY (as per AL. state law). Cups, huggers, bags or etc. are required in ALL areas of the park. (Some events have strict no alcohol rules; the powwows, some of the bluegrass music festivals, etc.) 
IF YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TO DRINK AND CAUSE ANY PROBLEM, YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM HP40 PROPERTY !!
 NO EXCUSES WILL BE ACCEPTED AND NO REFUND GIVEN !!!
 
6. ALL FIRES MUST BE IN EXISTING FIRE RINGS ONLY!
No camping or fires in the rocks or in the nature areas.
DO NOT MOVE FIRE RINGS OR BUILD NEW ONES!!!!
DO NOT MOVE ANY ROCKS FOR ANY REASON!!

7. NO CUTTING, BREAKING, OR DAMAGING OF LIVE PLANTS OR TREES WHATSOEVER. Do not pick flowers.
   For ecological reasons, firewood gathering is not allowed inside the park.
   You are welcome to bring your own insect- and disease-free firewood if you like, or we can sell you some here, reasonably priced and delivered to your campsite. (60% of the firewood money goes to feed the horses in the HP40 Equine Rescue Program.)

8. Do not feed, chase, catch, harass, or harm any birds, animals, or reptiles in any way.

9. NO MOVING, MARKING, OR DAMAGING OF ANY ROCKS WHATSOEVER!!!

10. Respect your neighbors campsite, property, and privacy. Foul language, loud noise, and offensive behavior will not be tolerated.

11. One vehicle per campsite. (Must have campsite permit displayed during festivals or when required).

12. No unessessary traffic in campground. GO SLOW AND WATCH FOR CHILDREN. SPEED LIMIT 5 MPH.

13. Please stay on roads and trails. Watch out for plants and mosses.

14.Place all trash in proper receptacles or take out with you. ALL GLASS IS PROHIBITED OUTSIDE OF YOUR VEHICLE AND MUST BE PUT IN THE DUMPSTER, NOT THE TRASH BARRELS!!!

15. Take nothing but pictures, and leave nothing but footprints. Do not remove ANYTHING from the park!!


Owners and Staff of Horse Pens 40 are not responsible for injury, accidents or damage to guests or their property.
 
Enter At Your Own Risk!
 
Climb At Your Own Risk!

 
 
 
Admission and day use --------------- $8.00 per person per day (9 AM til sunset) 
Kids under 10 years of age -------- FREE!!  (with paid parent)
 
R/V or Primitive Camping ----------- $15.00 per person per night (Sundown to sundown. 2nd days' day use and bouldering incl.)
 
Camping (with Festival Ticket) --- usually $10.00 per person per night (price varies and certain events excl.)
 
Water / Elec. hookups --------------- $5.00 extra (per night)
 
Kids tent ----------------------------------- FREE!!  (on parents campsite)
 
Pre-placed campers/tents ---------- $2.00 per day ($5.00 per day with elec. hookup) You can place them early in order to reserve your desired spot.
 
Day use hours ----------- 9 AM until just after sunset 
       
Campground check-out time ------ just after sunset
 
 NOTE -- vehicle traffic and excess noise is restricted inside camping area from 10pm til 8am!
 
PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED (OUTSIDE YOUR VEHICLE) !!
 
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PET AT HOME !!
 
  NO GLASS CONTAINERS ALLOWED  
    
 SECURITY ON DUTY 24/7

Horse Pens 40
3525 Co. Rd. 42
Steele, AL. 35987
 
256-538-7439
E-mail:
horsepens40@aol.com



 
Legal notice: HP40 management and staff reserves the right, solely at their discretion, to refuse, curtail, revoke, or deny any admission, discount, or service to anyone at any time, for any reason, with no reason required to be stated. According to the situation causing the action to occur, and the attitude of the parties involved, a refund may be denied or not offered. All admission fees, user fees, camping fees, discounts, group rates, or any other rates or services are offered or accepted solely at the discretion of HP40 management and staff, and may be changed, ended, revoked or denied at any time, with no reason required to be stated, with or without a refund given.
 
 
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