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

12VAC5-450-70. Location.

A. Each campground shall have good surface drainage and be free of natural and man-made hazards such as mine pits, shafts, and quarries. Campgrounds shall not be located on ground that is in swamps, marshes, landfills or abandoned landfills, or breeding places for insects or rodents of public health importance, unless adequate, approved safeguards or preventive measures are taken.

B. The density of campsites in a campground shall not exceed an average of 20 campsites per acre inclusive of service roads, toilet buildings, recreational areas, etc.

C. Each campsite (including parking space) shall provide a minimum of 1600 square feet of space and shall not be less than 25 feet at its narrowest point.

D. Each campsite shall be identified by number and section. Camping units within a campground shall be required to locate within the designated campsites.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-35-04 § 1, eff. July 21, 1971; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 5, eff. November 28, 2018.

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