Outdoor Developed Areas Accessibility Standards

accessibility standards for Federal outdoor developed areas 71 Tent Pads and Tent Platforms [1013] Tent pads and tent platforms are defined spaces with prepared sur- faces for setting up and securing tents. No minimum tent pad size is specified because the types of tents commonly used in camping facilities can vary depending on the setting. For example, small tents may be used at a camping facility near a wilderness access point, while large family tents may be used at a more developed camping facility with numerous constructed features. Tent pads and tent plat- forms must comply with the technical requirements for clear ground space and slope. Tent platforms must also comply with the technical requirements for height. Exception [1013 1, Exception] When a condition for exception does not permit full compliance with a spe- cific provision in the technical requirements for tent pads and tent platforms, the tent pads and tent platforms must comply with the specific provision to the extent practicable. Additional information on the conditions for exceptions is provided in the section of this guide on the conditions for exceptions. Clear Ground Space [1013 2] A clear ground space at least 48 inches wide must be provided on all usable sides of tent pads and tent platforms. This clear ground space enables peo- ple using mobility devices to set up and take down a tent (figure 28). The usable sides of tent pads and tent platforms are the sides that can be used for setting up and taking down a tent. All sides of tent pads and tent platforms are generally usable, unless the tent pad or tent platform is located next to a natural feature, such as a rock or tree, that renders a side unusable. The

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