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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 450. Rules and Regulations Governing Campgrounds
2/25/2020

12VAC5-450-183. Primitive Campgrounds.

A. Campgrounds or sections of campgrounds may be designated as primitive in the absence of toilets, showers and lavatories, and electrical connections, or any combination thereof. Campsites shall be designated primitive at the time of permitting.

B. Primitive campgrounds or sections of campgrounds with only primitive campsites shall be exempt from the following requirements of this chapter:

1. Campsite identification requirements of 12VAC5-450-70 D. Although individual primitive campsites do not need to be marked, the overall campground size shall be large enough to accommodate campsites arranged according to the size and density requirements of 12VAC5-450-70 B and C.

2. Potable water requirements of 12VAC5-450-80, provided that the primitive campground or section thereof has 10 campsites or fewer and the following signage is clearly posted at the entrance to the primitive campground or section thereof: "No potable water provided at this campground." When potable water is provided, all requirements of 12VAC5-450-80 shall apply.

3. Where water is not provided, slop sink requirements of 12VAC5-450-90 G.

4. Lavatory and shower requirements of 12VAC5-450-100 A. If the primitive campground provides showers or lavatories then the schedule in 12VAC5-450-100 A shall apply.

5. Garbage and refuse disposal requirements of 12VAC5-450-120, provided the primitive campground or section thereof has 10 campsites or fewer, and the following signage is clearly posted at the entrance to the primitive campground or section thereof: "Pack It In, Pack It Out, no garbage collection provided, please remove your own garbage from this campground."

6. Weed, grass, and noxious plant control measures as specified in 12VAC5-450-130 C. If pesticide measures are taken, then all pesticide use must be done in accordance with rules promulgated by the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Statutory Authority

§ 35.1-11 and 35.1-17 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 35, Issue 05, eff. November 28, 2018.

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