§520-3  Duty of care of owner limited.  Except as specifically recognized by or provided in section 520-6, an owner of land owes no duty of care to keep the premises safe for entry or use by others for recreational purposes, or to give any warning of a dangerous condition, use, structure, or activity on such premises to persons entering for such purposes, or to persons entering for a purpose in response to a recreational user who requires assistance, either direct or indirect, including but not limited to rescue, medical care, or other form of assistance. [L 1969, c 186, §3; am L 1997, c 272, §2]


Case Notes


  Section renders United States not liable under Federal Tort Claims Act.  723 F.2d 705 (1984).

  Encompasses any land which is used for recreation; purpose of statute is to encourage landowners to allow others to use their land without threat of liability; type of landowner covered by statute, discussed.  696 F. Supp. 538 (1987).

  Cited:  902 F. Supp. 1207 (1995); 916 F. Supp. 1511 (1996).