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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
1/23/2022

4VAC5-36-90. Camping fees.

CAMPING FEES (TAXABLE, Price here does not include tax)

BASE RATE

VIRGINIA RESIDENTS

Camping fees include free use of dump station and free swimming and boat launching for members of the camping party during their stay at the property, when and where available, except that at Kiptopeke State Park guest is subject to applicable launch fee unless the trailer is returned to the campsite immediately after launching. The number of campers per campsite is limited to six individuals except when all campers are members of the same household.

ALL SEASONS
(Per site fees)

Standard Sites: No hookup; access to bathhouse and restrooms.

All parks with standard sites unless noted below.

$24 per night

$20 per night

Bear Creek and Occoneechee Waterfront Sites.

$31 per night

$26 per night

Kiptopeke, First Landing, Lake Anna.

$28 per night

$24 per night

Douthat.

$31 per night

$26 per night

Water and Electric Sites: Access to water and electric hookups; access to bathhouse and restrooms.

All parks where available unless noted below, including Chippokes Campground A.

$35 per night

$30 per night

Occoneechee Waterfront Sites and Chippokes Campground B.

$39 per night

$33 per night

Kiptopeke, First Landing, Lake Anna, Shenandoah River.

$41 per night

$35 per night

Water, Electric, and Sewage Sites: Access to water, electric, and sewage hookups; access to bathhouse and restrooms.

Kiptopeke.

$47 per night

$40 per night

Hungry Mother.

$39 per night

$33 per night

Primitive Camping Sites: primitive restrooms; no showers.

All parks where available unless noted below.

$13 per night

$11 per night

James River.

$15 per night

$13 per night

Grayson Highlands: Sites with electricity (November, March, and April when bathhouses are closed).

$18 per night

$15 per night

Occoneechee (persons renting the entire equestrian campground will receive a 10% discount on the combined price for sites and stalls, including transaction fees).

$18 per night

$15 per night

New River Trail primitive camping sites at Foster Falls and Cliffview, primitive sites at Sky Meadows.

$18 per night

$15 per night

New River Trail Water Trail Camping (no potable water).

$14 per night

$12 per night

Fairy Stone Equestrian Campsite.

$24 per night

$20 per night

Horse Camping

Horse Stall Fee.

$7.00 per night (outside stalls)
$9.00 per night (inside stall)

$7.00 per night (outside stalls)
$9.00 per night (inside stall)

Standard Rates

Primitive Group Camp Rental (camping in special primitive group areas). All parks where available.

Up to 20 campers.

$72 for entire area per night

$61 for entire area per night

Up to 30 campers.

$107 for entire area per night

$91 for entire area per night

31 or more campers, up to maximum capacity of group camp area.

$144 for entire area per night

$122 for entire area per night

Grayson Highlands: Primitive camping is available in the stable area November, March, and April.

$18 per site per night

$15 per site per night

Special Group Camping Areas:

Fairy Stone Group Campsites.

$24 per night

$20 per site per night

Chippokes Plantation: All 4 Sites; Group Rate; 24 persons maximum.
Natural Tunnel Group Area.
Grayson Highlands Group Area.
Shenandoah River Group Area.
Sky Meadows Group Area.

$79 per night (only available as entire group area)

$67 per night (only available as entire group area)

Sky Meadows 6-Site Group Area.

$118 per night

$100 per night

Westmoreland Group Area.

$144 per night

$122 per night

Standard Buddy Sites: All parks where available unless noted below.

$92 per night

$78 per night

Pocahontas Group Sites.
Holliday Lake Group Camp.

$114 per night

$97 per night

Sky Meadows Buddy Sites.

$41 per night

$35 per night

Pocahontas Group Camp.

$95 per night

$81 per night

James River Equestrian Campground (persons renting the entire equestrian campground will receive a 10% discount on the combined price for sites and stalls, including transaction fees).

$254 per night

$216 per night

Camping – Other Fees

Camping Site Transaction Fee: Applies to each purchase transaction of a camping visit to a campsite (i.e., one transaction fee per camping visit per site no matter how many nights). Applies to Internet, reservation center, and walk up visits.

$5.00

Site Specific Reservation Fee: Applies to a site designated as a "Reservable Site."

$3.00 per night

Dump Station Fee: Free to state park campers during stay.

$10 per use

Camping Reservation Cancellation Fee Individual Site.

$10 per reservation

Camping Reservation Cancellation Fee Group Sites.

$30 per reservation

Camping Reservation Transfer Fee.

$5.00 per reservation

Douthat: Whispering Pines and Beaverdam Reservation.

$33 per night

Hiker or noncamper Shower Fee at Virginia State Parks.

$5.00 per person

Sky Meadows: Wheelbarrow Rental Fee for hike-in campers.

$10 per wheelbarrow rented

Notes on camping:

1. Check-out time is 3 p.m. and check-in time is 4 p.m.

2. Camping Transfer/Cancellation/Early Departure Policy.

a. Any fees to be refunded are calculated less the applicable cancellation fee or fees.

b. Fees paid to the reservation center by credit card will be refunded to the original credit card charged.

c. Fees paid by check or money order to the reservation center, or by any method at the park, will be refunded by state check.

d. A customer may move a camping reservation to another date or park, referred to as a transfer, through the reservation center only, and prior to 4 p.m. on the scheduled date of arrival. If the reservation center will not be open again prior to the start date of the reservation, transferring is not an option. There is a fee to transfer.

e. A camping reservation may be canceled until 4 p.m. on the scheduled date of arrival but campers will be charged the cancellation fee. This cancellation fee applies to each separate reservation made.

f. Once the 4 p.m. check-in time is reached on the scheduled day of arrival, any adjustment to a reservation is considered an early departure.

g. After the check-in time is reached, the first night is considered used whether the site is occupied or not.

h. There is a one-night penalty, deducted from any amount available for refund, for early departure.

3. Campers are allowed two vehicles per campsite per day without charge of a parking fee. Additional vehicles, beyond two, must pay the prevailing parking fee in effect at the park for each day that the vehicle or vehicles are parked in the park. The number of vehicles allowed to park on the campsite varies according to site design and size of other camping equipment. No vehicles shall park on a campsite in other than the designated area for this purpose. Camper vehicles that do not fit on the site, whether or not they require the special camper vehicle fee, must park in the designated overflow parking area.

4. Each member of the camping party, except in primitive group areas, up to the maximum allowable per site, may receive an entrance pass to the park's swimming facility on the basis of one pass per night of camping. Passes are only issued during days and seasons of operation of the swimming facility and are only good during the member's registered stay.

5. Damage to campsites, not considered normal wear and tear, will be billed to the person registered for the campsite on an itemized cost basis.

6. At honor collection sites, the stated camping fees on this list shall be considered as having tax included. Honor collection is defined as the payment of the camping fee on-site at the park at a nonelectronic collection point at which the payment is placed in a box or safe provided for that purpose.

7. Horse stalls may only be rented in conjunction with the rental of a campsite in the equestrian campground and a person must occupy the campsite. All horses brought to the park by overnight guests must be kept in rental stalls except in primitive equestrian areas at New River Trail and James River State Parks.

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 12, eff. March 27, 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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