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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 5. Department of Conservation And Recreation
Chapter 36. Standard Fees for Use of Department of Conservation and Recreation Facilities, Programs, and Services

4VAC5-36-110. Picnic shelters and event tents fees.


The shelter rental periods shall be from park opening until park closing, unless otherwise specified.


Standard Small Picnic Shelter Rental Fee: Bear Creek Lake, Belle Isle, Caledon, Chippokes Plantation, Claytor Lake, Douthat, Holliday Lake, Hungry Mother (half shelter), Lake Anna, Natural Tunnel, New River Trail, Occoneechee, Pocahontas, Smith Mountain Lake, Twin Lakes, Westmoreland, York River, and all other small park picnic shelters.


Standard Large Picnic Shelter Rental Fee: Belle Isle, Chippokes Plantation, Claytor Lake, Douthat Fairy Stone, First Landing, Grayson Highlands, Hungry Mother (full shelter), James River, Kiptopeke, Lake Anna, Natural Tunnel, Occoneechee, Pocahontas, Powhatan, Shenandoah River, Smith Mountain Lake (Pavilion), Staunton River, Staunton River Battlefield, Twin Lakes, Westmoreland, York River, and all other large park picnic shelters.


Sky Meadows: Covered Group Picnic Area Shelter Rental (up to 60 people)


Sky Meadows: Group Picnic Pad (up to 60 people)


Leesylvania Shelter, Shenandoah River Large Group Shelter Rental


Leesylvania: Lee's Landing Picnic Area Rental


Leesylvania: Lee's Landing Picnic Shelter


With 15 tables and 100 chairs


Mason Neck Picnic Area Rental

Area rental without tent shelter


Area activity fee (for use of picnic area for "special use" without tent shelter that requires special set-up or clean-up)


Area rental with tent shelter (seasonably available)


Chippokes Plantation Conference Shelter (with kitchen)

$315 per function

Chippokes Plantation Conference Shelter kitchen cleaning fee (only applicable is kitchen is used and not cleaned in accordance with rental agreement)

$150 per function

Mini-Shelter: All parks where available unless otherwise noted.


Event Tent Rental: Full day in-park rental only. Price includes set up and take down.

Standard fee: All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$0.55 per square foot

Standard 10' x 10' event tent

$25 per day

Westmoreland, Caledon Natural Area: 20' x 40' tent with tables and chairs

$400 per day

Wilderness Road: 20' x 40'

$350 per day

White String Lights for Tent

$0.80 per foot

Side Panels for Tent

$1.50 per foot

Standard Shelter Cancellation Fee: Cancellation fee deducted from refund if refund is made more than 14 days prior to the reservation date. No refunds if cancellation made within 14 days prior to date.


Standard Shelter Transfer Fee: Shelter reservation may be transferred if the change is made through the reservations center prior to scheduled use.


Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 14, eff. April 25, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 16, eff. May 21, 2003; Volume 20, Issue 13, eff. April 7, 2004; Volume 22, Issue 9, eff. February 8, 2006; Volume 23, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2007; Volume 24, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2008; Volume 25, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2009; Volume 26, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2010; Volume 27, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2011; Volume 28, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2012; Volume 29, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2013; Volume 30, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2014; Volume 31, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 2015; Volume 32, Issue 9, eff. January 28, 2016.

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