Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
7/2/2022

Chapter 36. Standard Fees for Use of Department of Conservation and Recreation Facilities, Programs, and Services

4VAC5-36-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Department" means the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

"Director" means the Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

"Natural area" means all properties owned or operated by the Department of Conservation and Recreation as natural area preserves or natural areas.

"Nonstandard fee" means a one-time or temporary fee for marketing, promotions, pilot projects, etc., or for services or events of limited duration.

"Senior" means any individual 62 years of age or older.

"Standard fee" means a fee or price charged for facilities, services, or products as established by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The term "standard" is also used in association with individual fees to designate the basic rate or fee for all state parks or natural areas unless a more specific fee is given.

"State park" means all properties owned or operated by the Department of Conservation and Recreation as parks or historic sites.

"Week" means a seven-day and seven-night period.

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 22, Issue 9, eff. February 8, 2006.

4VAC5-36-20. Applicability.

A. This chapter applies to all state parks, natural areas, facilities, programs, and services operated by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

B. This chapter establishes all fees and prices by listing standard fees for facilities, programs, and services and provides procedures for establishing, revising, or revoking standard or nonstandard fees and for waiving or deviating from established fees.

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 20, Issue 13, eff. April 7, 2004; Volume 22, Issue 9, eff. February 8, 2006.

4VAC5-36-30. General conditions and criteria concerning waiving or deviating from established fees for facilities, programs, and services.

A. The director may waive fees for any person, group, or organization whenever such action is deemed to be in the public interest. Any or all state parks, or any state park service or facility, may be closed by the director without notice due to an emergency or natural disaster. Refunds or credits will be issued whenever the closure is made prior to the delivery of service or use of the facility.

B. The director may allow deviations from established fees in the form of discounts or special promotion prices for the purpose of stimulating visitation and use of departmental facilities, programs, and services. The director may deviate from standard pricing of conference and group meeting facilities and services, and overnight facilities associated with conference and group activities, in order to be competitive with similar facilities and services. Full or partial refunds of fees may be made in the interest of providing good customer service.

C. The director may accept "in-kind-service" in lieu of payment for fees under the following conditions:

1. The services provided are pertinent to the park mission and current programs/services.

2. The value of services provided must be at least equal to the total fee(s) considered.

3. The value of the product or service provided must be documented.

D. All local, state, and federal government users with offices established in Virginia may receive a 20% discount on the standard fees set out in this chapter provided such use is for official government purposes except for services provided through private concessionaires or contractors. This discount cannot be combined with any other discount or special provision.

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 28, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2012.

4VAC5-36-40. General conditions and criteria concerning the establishment, revision, and revocation of fees.

A. The director may establish, revise, or revoke standard or nonstandard fees for facility rentals, programs, festivals, special events, concerts, and services as the need arises according to reasonable and accepted business practices, negotiation with third party providers, and local market conditions. Such fees and prices shall be in effect immediately upon the reasonable availability of information allowing the public to be aware of the most current fee or price. The agency shall publish new, revised or revoked standard fees in accordance with the Virginia Register Act (§ 2.2-4100 et seq. of the Code of Virginia).

B. In the event a nonstandard fee becomes a continuing offering, the director shall publish the fee in accordance with the Virginia Register Act (§ 2.2-4100 et seq. of the Code of Virginia).

C. The submission of the required documents and payments set out in this chapter may be accomplished where available by electronic means, including but not limited to electronic mail and the use of the Reservation Center or ReserveAmerica system, completing any forms provided online, or any other manner specified by the department.

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 22, Issue 9, eff. February 8, 2006; Volume 26, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2010.

4VAC5-36-50. Parking and launch fees.

PARKING FEES (NONTAXABLE)

BASE RATE

VIRGINIA RESIDENTS

WEEKDAYS

WEEKENDS

WEEKDAYS

WEEKENDS

Daily Parking for Passenger Vehicles: Applies to cars, trucks, vans (up to 8 passengers), and motorcycles.

All parks unless listed below.

$5.00

$6.00

$3.00

$4.00

Chippokes, Douthat, Fairy Stone, Grayson Highlands, Kiptopeke, Mason Neck, New River Trail, Sky Meadows, Smith Mountain Lake

$6.00

$7.00

$4.00

$5.00

All days excluding holidays and prime-season weekends: Claytor Lake, First Landing, Lake Anna, Leesylvania, Pocahontas, Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. Shenandoah River, Westmoreland, Staunton River

$6.00

$7.00

$4.00

$5.00

Holidays and prime-season weekends only: Claytor Lake, First Landing, Lake Anna, Leesylvania, Pocahontas, Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. Shenandoah River, Westmoreland, Staunton River

$9.00

$9.00

$7.00

$7.00

York River Croaker Landing/Pier Area (also requires boat launch fee for all vehicles)

$5.00

$5.00

$3.00

$3.00

Daily Parking for High-Occupancy Vehicles: Applies to cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans (with 9 or more passengers).

All parks unless listed below.

$10.00

$10.00

$8.00

$8.00

Chippokes, Claytor Lake, Douthat, Fairy Stone, First Landing, Grayson Highlands, Kiptopeke, Lake Anna, Leesylvania, Mason Neck, New River Trail, Pocahontas, Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. Shenandoah River, Sky Meadows, Smith Mountain Lake, Westmoreland, Staunton River

$12.00

$12.00

$10.00

$10.00

Horse Trailer Parking Fee covers up to two horses in the same trailer (also requires vehicle parking fee). All parks unless listed below.

$3.00 per trailer

$3.00 per trailer

$3.00 per trailer

$3.00 per trailer

Lake Anna

$4.00 per trailer

$4.00 per trailer

$4.00 per trailer

$4.00 per trailer

Surcharge for additional horse in same trailer beyond the first two horses.

$2.00 per horse

$2.00 per horse

$2.00 per horse

$2.00 per horse

Other Trailer Parking Fee: Applies to other trailers not covered by camping, horse trailer, and boat launch fee. (Add to daily parking fee.)

$2.00 per trailer

$2.00 per trailer

$2.00 per trailer

$2.00 per trailer

Daily Bus Parking: All Seasons. Applies to vehicles with 16 or more passenger capacity.

All parks unless listed below.

$10

$10

$10

$10

Claytor Lake, Hungry Mother, Leesylvania, Mason Neck, New River Trail

$12

$12

$12

$12

First Landing, Kiptopeke, Lake Anna, Pocahontas, Westmoreland

$15

$15

$15

$15

Natural Area Preserve Parking Fees for any Vehicle: The department may charge these fees at any Natural Area Preserve.

$2.00

$2.00

$2.00

$2.00

BASE RATE

VIRGINIA RESIDENTS

Grayson Highlands Backpacker Parking.

$12 up to 3 days

$10 up to 3 days

WEEKDAYS

WEEKENDS

WEEKDAYS

WEEKENDS

Boat Launch Fees: Required to use park boat ramps on bodies of water where motorboats are permitted. Required for all vehicles using York River Croaker Landing/Pier Area. The fee is normally added to the parking fee to create a combined park/launch payment. When a vehicle is only dropping off or retrieving a nonmotorized boat or a boater and does not pay the parking fee, the $3.00 launch fee is required.

Daily Launch Fees: All Seasons

All parks unless listed below.

$3.00

$3.00

$3.00

$3.00

Claytor Lake

$2.00

$2.00

$2.00

$2.00

First Landing, Kiptopeke (with Marine Fishing License), Lake Anna

$4.00

$4.00

$4.00

$4.00

Kiptopeke (without Marine Fishing License), Leesylvania

$8.00

$8.00

$8.00

$8.00

Surcharge for second boat on same trailer: jet ski

$2.00

$2.00

$2.00

$2.00

Overnight parking at boat launch: where available

$10

$10

$10

$10

Camper's Boat Launch Fee Kiptopeke: Does not apply if camper parks trailer at campsite.

$3.00

$3.00

$3.00

$3.00

Boat Tournament Fee for Fishing Tournaments: Registration fee is based on the number of boats registered and is nonrefundable regardless of number that actually participates. This fee is in addition to the applicable daily launch fee.

No charge

$2.00 per boat

No charge

$2.00 per boat

Annual Parking Fees:

FEE

Naturally Yours Parking Passport: 12-month from date of purchase admission and parking pass to all state parks.

$66

Senior Naturally Yours Parking Passport: See Naturally Yours Parking Passport above.

$36

Golden Disability Pass: Available to persons with disabilities as verified by U.S. Social Security Administration's (SSA) "Benefit Verification Letter." Pass remains in effect unless SSA withdraws eligibility.

No Charge

Disabled Veterans Passport
Admission, parking, and launch pass to all state parks, plus 50% discount on camping fees, swimming fees, shelter rentals, and department equipment rentals when provided by the department. Where equipment rentals are provided by private concessionaires, this passport does not apply.
The passport shall be issued upon request to a veteran of the armed forces of the United States with a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, or from the military service that discharged the veteran, certifying that such veteran has a service-connected disability rating of 100%. This passport coverage shall be valid for as long as that determination by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs remains in effect.

No Charge

Annual Park/Launch/Equestrian Fees:

Naturally Yours Passport for Boaters and Equestrians: 12-month from date of purchase admission, parking, and launch pass to all state parks.

$167

Senior Naturally Yours Passport for Boaters and Equestrians: Annual permit for all parks including Leesylvania.

$133

Buggs Island Lake Special Annual Park/Launch/Equestrian Pass: Good only at Occoneechee and Staunton River State Parks.

$55

Leesylvania Annual Overnight Boating/Parking Pass.

$74

Disabled Visitor Annual Boat Launch Pass (in addition to disabled tags).

$48

Special Event Fees:

EVENT FEE

Standard Special Event Parking Fee: Applies to all parks and events that utilize parking fees unless noted below.

$10 per vehicle

Community Event Fee: May be used by any park as a condition of a Special Use Permit for a community event provided by a nonprofit group or organization or government agency or entity.

$1.00 per vehicle

Sky Meadows: Strawberry Festival

Advance payment

$20 per vehicle

Day of Event

$25 per vehicle

Sky Meadows: Extended Hours Special Event: for events that take place after park hours such as Astronomy Night, Candlelight Tours, etc.

$5.00 per vehicle

Grayson Highlands Fall Festival. Hungry Mother Arts and Crafts Festival

$6.00 per vehicle

Claytor Lake Arts and Crafts Festival

$5.00 per vehicle with canned food donation on designated day

$10 per vehicle

Fairy Stone: Super Country B-99 Fun Day Event

$1.99 per vehicle

Kiptopeke: Eastern Shore Birding Festival

Parking Fee waived to registered festival guests; otherwise standard fees apply

Smith Mountain Lake: special park/launch rate for boaters participating in fishing tournaments if the tournament sponsor has also rented the Tournament Headquarters Building.

$5.00 per vehicle/boat combination

Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. Shenandoah River: Riverfest Event

$8.00 per vehicle

Standard Special Event Per Person Entrance Fee: Applies to all parks and events that utilize per person admission fees unless noted below.

$4.00 per adult
$3.00 per child, 6 through 12 years
Children under 6 free

Sailor's Creek Battlefield: Battle of Sailor's Creek Reenactment

$10 maximum per vehicle
$50 per bus (16 passenger +)

Chippokes Plantation Steam and Gas Engine Show

$5.00 per person
Children under 12 free

Chippokes Plantation Christmas

$5.00 per person

Chippokes Pork, Peanut & Pine Festival

$5.00 per person
Children under 13 free

Grayson Highlands Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival

$10 per person
Children under 12 free

Natural Tunnel Special Event Parking Fee

$2.00 per person
$6.00 per vehicle

Occoneechee Pow Wow

$5.00 per person (13 years and older)
$3.00 per child, 3 through 12 years
$3.00 Seniors (62 and over)
Children under 3 free

Occoneechee Pow Wow School Groups

$4.00 per student Teachers and Chaperones free

Pocahontas: 500 attendees in increments of 500 people

$500

Notes on parking fees:

1. Weekend rates apply on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day holidays.

2. Except as otherwise noted, boat launching shall be free for up to one boat per vehicle (maximum of two vehicles) per campsite, cabin, lodge, camping cabin, travel trailer, or camping lodge.

3. Parking fees are waived for any vehicle displaying disabled license plates or temporary disabled parking identification issued by any state or the federal government. However, the fee for any additional types of trailers, the boat launch fee or the portion of any combined parking-launching fee that applies to boat launching shall be collected from such vehicles. Additionally, the price for annual passes and lifetime passes that include boat launching for qualified disabled individuals shall be calculated by subtracting the applicable parking pass fee from the park/launch pass fee.

4. Parking fees are waived for any vehicle occupied solely by students and/or teachers and/or assisting personnel participating in an official activity of a bona fide school, home school, or institution of higher learning. Parks may require that individuals in vehicles other than those marked as a school bus verify their official activity by letter from the school or approved field trip form, or in the case of home school groups, proof of home school status such as current ID card from a state or national home school organization (HEAV, HSLDA, etc.) or a copy of the letter from the school district that acknowledges "Notice of Intent" to home school for that school year.

5. Parking fees are waived for official vehicles of federal, state, and local governments while on official business; vehicles making deliveries to the park; contractor and business vehicles performing work in the park; and emergency vehicles while conducting official business, including training.

6. Parking fees are waived for park employees during time of employment, including family and household members of staff occupying staff residences, visitors to staff residences, and park volunteers entering the park to perform volunteer duties.

7. Parking fees may be waived for vehicles conducting research or collecting activities provided such waiver is included in the language of the Research and Collection Permit as required in 4VAC5-30-50.

8. The period covered by a daily parking fee shall be midnight to midnight. Park guests utilizing overnight parking when and where available (e.g., backpackers, overnight fishermen, etc.) will be required to pay the applicable daily parking fee for each calendar day that their vehicle is in the parking lot (partial days included).

9. Annual permits shall be valid for 12 months from the date of purchase, unless otherwise noted.

10. Parking fees are waived for visitors entering the park for the sole purpose of dining at the park restaurant at Douthat and Hungry Mother State Parks.

11. Parking fees are waived at state parks for participants in Walk for Parks, Fall River Renaissance, Envirothons, March for Parks, Operation Spruce-Up Day, Stewardship Virginia, National Trails Day, and other park-sanctioned public service events as approved by the director.

12. Daily parking fees are reduced to $1.00 for vehicles occupied by participants in fund-raising events sponsored by nonprofit organizations (Walk-A-Thons, etc.) provided the sponsor has obtained a special use permit from the park that contains provisions for the identification of participants in the event.

13. Parking fees shall be waived for persons using park roads to gain legal access to their private residence and guests to such residences and for vehicles passing through, but not stopping in, a park on a public roadway.

14. Revenue collected from special event parking and/or admission fees may be divided between the park and the event sponsor if so designated and approved in the special event permit following a determination made by the director that the revenue split is in the benefit of the Commonwealth.

15. Annual Park/Launch/Equestrian passes cover the park entrance or parking fee for up to two horses in the same horse trailer or other allowable trailers. Annual and Lifetime parking-only passes do not include trailers.

16. Parking fees are waived for service vehicles such as tow trucks when entering the park to service a visitor vehicle.

17. Parking fees are waived for visitors entering the park to attend a performance by a U.S. military band if this is a required condition for the band's performance.

18. Parking fees are included in the rental fees for meeting facilities, up to the capacity of the facility and provided that this waiver of fee is included in the rental agreement for the facility.

19. Parking fees are waived for a period of up to 15 minutes for persons entering the park to deposit materials in community recycling collection containers.

20. Parking fees are waived for vehicles occupied entirely by persons attending fee interpretive programs.

21. Annual parking passes that do not include boat launch require payment of daily launch fee if launching a boat at any park or for all vehicles using Croaker Landing/Pier Area at York River State Park.

22. Annual parking pass holders are not guaranteed the parking privileges of the pass should parking places be unavailable.

23. Parking fees are waived at Mason Neck during the park's annual Elizabeth Hartwell Eagle Festival.

24. The payment of a parking fee at one park shall be applied to parking at any state park on the same day provided that the visitor supplies evidence of the paid parking fee.

25. Annual passes are issued to the purchaser and members of the same household and may not be transferred. Improper transfer or use may result in revocation of the pass without refund.

26. Parking fees are waived at all state parks for veterans on Veterans Day, November 11, of each year.

27. Parking fees are waived at all state parks on January 1 of each year.

28. Holidays are defined as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day, and prime season is the Saturday immediately prior to Memorial Day through the Sunday immediately prior to Labor Day.

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; Errata, 22:14 VA.R. 2216 March 20, 2006; amended, Virginia Register 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; Errata, 32:11 VA.R. 1885 January 25, 2016.

4VAC5-36-60. Admission fees.

ADMISSION FEES (NONTAXABLE)

DAILY ADMISSION PER PERSON (Weekdays and Weekends unless otherwise noted.)

ANNUAL PASS (Good for 12 months from date of purchase.)

Shot Tower

Free

NA

Southwest VA Museum

$2.00 (Groups of 10 or more: age 6 through 12)
$4.00 (Groups of 10 or more: age 13 and up)

NA

$3.00 (Ages 6 through 12)

$6.00 (age 6 through 12) per year

$5.00 (Age 13 and up)

$12 (age 13 and over) per year

NA

$20 (family: up to 2 adults and 2 children) per year

Kiptopeke Fishing Pier Fishing Fee

$1.00 (Age 6 through 12)
$3.00 (Age 13 and over)

NA

Kiptopeke Fishing Pier Fishing Fee: Coupon book good for 10 visits

$20 per 10 Passes

NA

Annual Night Fishing: All parks where available (also requires parking fee)

$15 per person per year

Late Night Fishing: All parks where available (also requires parking fee)

$3.00 per person per night

ADMISSION

Natural Tunnel Chairlift:

Children under age 6

Free

Round trip per person

$4.00

One-way per person

$3.00

Group Rate Round Trip per person (10 or more)

$3.00

Season Pass

$20

Daily Pass (Good for unlimited trips on date of issue, good for one person only)

$6.00

Archery Range: All parks where available; per person user fee

$2.00 per day (over 12)
$1.00 per day (age 3 through 12)
$15 per year (any age)

Bear Creek Lake

$5.00 per day (over 12)
$3.00 per day (age 3 through 12)
$45 per year (any age)
$3.00 per person, per day group fee (minimum of 10 participants)

Pocahontas and New River Trail Horse Show Admission

$5.00 per person
Children 12 and under free

Park Sponsored Special Event Vendor Fees. All parks where available unless otherwise noted

$125 per merchandise vendor
$150 per food vendor

Occoneechee Pow Wow

$150 per merchandise vendor
$175 per food vendor

Mason Neck Fall Special Event

$50 per vendor

Caledon Art and Wine Festival

$50 per artist vendor
$100 per winery vendor

New River Trail

$25 per merchandise vendor
$25 per food vendor

Notes on admission/entrance fees:

1. Fees are waived at Natural Tunnel for use of the chairlift on one designated "Customer Appreciation Day" per year.

2. Museum entrance fees are waived at the Southwest Virginia Museum during the "Festival of Trees" event for members of groups who submitted trees for the display.

3. For park museums and historic features that charge an entrance fee, visitors participating in the Time Travelers program of the Virginia Association of Museums shall be charged the existing per person group rate for that facility.

4. Entrance fees are waived at the Southwest Virginia Museum on Veteran's Day, November 11, of each year.

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 31, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 2015; Volume 32, Issue 9, eff. January 28, 2016.

4VAC5-36-70. Swimming fees.

SWIMMING (NONTAXABLE)

Daily Swimming Fees

WEEKDAYS

WEEKENDS

All parks with fee swimming areas unless noted.

Under age 3 Free
$2.00 (Age 3 through 12)
$3.00 (Age 13 and over)

Under age 3 Free
$3.00 (Age 3 through 12)
$4.00 (Age 13 and over)

Staunton River, Natural Tunnel, and Westmoreland

Under age 3 Free
$3.00 (Age 3 through 12)
$4.00 (Age 13 and over)

Under age 3 Free
$4.00 (Age 3 through 12)
$5.00 (Age 13 and over)

Pocahontas

Under age 3 Free
$5.00 (Age 3 through 12)
$6.00 (Age 13 and over)

Under age 3 Free
$7.00 (Age 3 through 12)
$8.00 (Age 13 and over)

Group campers utilizing primitive group camps. All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$1.00 (all ages)

$1.00 (all ages)

Pocahontas (Group Cabin Guests)

$3.00 (all ages)

$3.00 (all ages)

Deposit on all locker keys: Refunded when key is returned.

$2.00 each

Swimming Coupon Book: (Age 3 and over). All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$23 per 10 coupons
$44 per 20 coupons

Staunton River, Natural Tunnel, and Westmoreland

$31 per 10 coupons
$58 per 20 coupons

Pocahontas

$50 per 10 coupons
$99 per 20 coupons

WEEKDAYS

WEEKENDS

Group Swimming: per person (10 persons or more). All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$1.50 (Age 3 through 12)
$2.50 (Age 13 and over)

$2.00 (Age 3 through 12)
$3.00 (Age 13 and over)

Staunton River, Natural Tunnel, and Westmoreland Group Swimming (20 persons or more). Five-day advanced registration required.

$2.50 (all ages)

$3.50 (all ages)

Pocahontas Group Swimming (20 persons or more). Seven-day advanced registration required (Weekdays only).

$4.00 (all ages)

$5.00 (all ages)

Season Swimming Permit: All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$44 (Age 3 through 12)
$55 (Age 13 and over)

Staunton River, Natural Tunnel, and Westmoreland

$55 (Age 3 through 12)
$66 (Age 13 and over)

Pocahontas

$66 (Age 3 through 12)
$77 (Age 13 and over)

After-Hours Exclusive Use of Pool or Swimming Area: All parks where available. Requires prior reservation. Rental period of approximately 1-2 hours, depending upon operating schedule and amount of available daylight. Cancellation fee charged if reservation is canceled less than 3 days before the date of event unless cancellation is for inclement weather or canceled by the park.

$125 (up to 25 persons)
$150 (26 to 50 persons)
$200 (51 to 75 persons)
$225 (76 to 100 persons)
$35 to open food concessions with rental
$50 cancellation fee

Swimming lessons. All parks where available unless otherwise noted.
Package of eight 45-minute lessons (includes parking)

$30 per person
$25 per person if two or more from same family

Notes on swimming fees:

1. Nonswimming adults in street clothes admitted to swimming areas free when supervising children age 12 and under.

2. Rain check Policy for Swimming: All state parks will issue a rain check, good for a period of 12 months from the date of issue, to any paying customer (does not apply to free swimming vouchers) if the swimming area is forced to close for 40 minutes or more due to inclement weather. Rain checks may be issued only to patrons present at the swimming area at the time of closure.

3. A full refund is available for a group reservation only if the park or swimming area contractor is notified three days in advance of the time of the reservation. In the event that the group is unable to complete their reservation due to inclement weather, rain checks will be issued to the individual members of the group in the same manner as other park patrons.

4. All Season Swimming Permits include parking during the swimming season only.

5. Weekend rates apply on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day holidays.

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 27, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2011; Volume 28, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2012; Volume 31, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 2015; Volume 32, Issue 9, eff. January 28, 2016.

4VAC5-36-80. Commercial and nonprofit user fees.

COMMERCIAL AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONAL USERS FEES (NONTAXABLE)

PERMIT TYPE:

DAILY FEE

ANNUAL FEE

Commercial Parking and State Park Use Permit Fees: Required for for-profit companies and businesses that use the lands and/or facilities of a state park to deliver services to the public for a fee, and when such use is similar or the same as the general public use, unless permitted by other means. May not be used to establish exclusive or continuous concession-type services. Activities of this type include but are not limited to canoe, horse, bicycle, or hiking trip outfitters and rental agencies (if they deliver equipment or services on park property), caterers, and for-profit day care centers (note that some day care centers are government or nonprofit). The agency reserves the right to withhold this or any other permit for commercial use of parks when such use is deemed to be not in keeping with the mission or intended purpose of the park, conflicts or interferes with other use of the park, or creates an unreasonable burden on the management of the park. Licensed commercial fishermen are not required to pay this fee, but are required to pay the applicable public user fee for the use of state park boat launches.

For 1 or 2 vehicles (passenger vehicles up to 15-passenger vans) or one bus and one passenger vehicle

$10

NA

For 1 to 6 vehicles (passenger vehicles up to 15-passenger vans) or two buses and two passenger vehicles

NA

$250

Commercial Parking/Launching/Horse Riding Fees: Required for for-profit companies and businesses that use the lands and/or facilities of a state park to deliver services to the public for a fee, and when such use is similar or the same as the general public use, unless permitted by other means. May not be used to establish exclusive or continuous concession-type services.

For 1 or 2 vehicles (passenger vehicles up to 15-passenger vans) and/or passenger vehicle with trailer combinations; or one bus and one passenger vehicle and/or passenger vehicle with trailer combination

$14

NA

For 1 to 6 vehicles (passenger vehicles up to 15-passenger vans) and/or passenger vehicle with trailer combinations; or two buses and two passenger vehicles and/or passenger vehicle with trailer combinations

NA

$300

Nonprofit Organization Parking Fees: These fees may be utilized only by nonprofit organizations engaged in the activities or purposes of the organization.

For 1 or 2 vehicles (passenger vehicles up to 15-passenger vans) or one bus and one passenger vehicle

$4.00

$30

For 1 to 6 vehicles (passenger vehicles up to 15-passenger vans) or two buses and two passenger vehicles

$9.00

$70

Nonprofit Organization Parking/Launching Fees: These fees may be utilized only by nonprofit organizations engaged in the activities or purposes of the organization.

For 1 or 2 vehicles (passenger vehicles up to 15-passenger vans) and/or passenger vehicle with trailer combinations; or one bus and one passenger vehicle and/or passenger vehicle with trailer combination

$6.00

$65

For 1 to 6 vehicles (passenger vehicles up to 15-passenger vans) and/or passenger vehicle with trailer combinations; or two buses and two passenger vehicles and/or passenger vehicle with trailer combinations

$10

$130

Notes on commercial and nonprofit user fees:

Annual permits issued under this section are not transferable but may be used by the employees, volunteers, or agents of the company, business, or organization to which the permit was issued provided that such use is limited to the official business or activities of the company, business, or organization.

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 20, Issue 13, eff. April 7, 2004; Volume 22, Issue 9, eff. February 8, 2006; Volume 26, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2010; Volume 27, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2011.

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.

4VAC5-36-100. Cabin fees.

CABIN RENTALS (TAXABLE, Price here does not include tax)

BASE RATE

VIRGINIA RESIDENTS

PRIME SEASON CABIN AND LODGE RATES

Cabin/Lodge Type

Per-Night Rental Fee

Per-Week Rental Fee

Per-Night Rental Fee

Per-Week Rental Fee

Efficiency

$98

$586

$83

$498

One Bedroom, Standard

$115

$688

$98

$585

One Bedroom, Waterfront or Water View

$127

$761

$108

$647

One Bedroom, Chippokes Plantation

$134

$800

$113

$680

Two Bedroom, Standard, all parks where available unless noted below

$133

$794

$112

$675

Two Bedroom, Bear Creek Lake, James River, Occoneechee, Lake Anna, Shenandoah River, Natural Tunnel

$139

$833

$119

$708

Two Bedroom, Waterfront or Water View, all parks where available unless noted below

$146

$874

$124

$743

Two Bedroom, Waterfront or Water View, Bear Creek Lake, Occoneechee, Lake Anna

$153

$915

$130

$778

Two Bedroom, First Landing, Chippokes Plantation

$154

$922

$131

$784

Three Bedroom, Standard, all parks where available unless noted below

$150

$900

$128

$765

Three Bedroom, Chippokes Plantation, Bel Air Guest House

$175

$1,048

$149

$891

Three Bedroom, Claytor Lake, Bear Creek Lake, James River, Occoneechee, Lake Anna, Southwest Virginia Museum Poplar Hill Cottage, Shenandoah River, Natural Tunnel, Douthat

$173

$1,036

$147

$881

Hill Lodge (Twin Lakes)

$195

$1,169

$166

$994

Fairy Stone Lodge (Fairy Stone), Creasy Lodge (Douthat), Bel Air Mansion (Belle Isle)

$351

$2,104

$298

$1,788

Douthat Lodge (Douthat), Hungry Mother Lodge (Hungry Mother), Potomac River Retreat (Westmoreland)

$414

$2,479

$352

$2,107

Six-Bedroom Lodge, Kiptopeke, James River, Claytor Lake, Occoneechee, Bear Creek Lake, Shenandoah River, Natural Tunnel, Douthat

$434

$2,599

$369

$2,209

MID-SEASON CABIN AND LODGE RATES

Cabin/Lodge Type

Per-Night Rental Fee

Per-Week Rental Fee

Per-Night Rental Fee

Per-Week Rental Fee

Efficiency

$88

$527

$75

$448

One Bedroom, Standard

$103

$619

$88

$526

One Bedroom, Waterfront or Water View

$115

$686

$98

$583

One Bedroom, Chippokes Plantation

$120

$720

$102

$612

Two Bedroom, Standard, all parks where available unless noted below

$119

$714

$102

$607

Two Bedroom, Bear Creek Lake, James River, Occoneechee, Lake Anna, Shenandoah River, Natural Tunnel

$125

$748

$106

$636

Two Bedroom, Waterfront or Water View, all parks where available unless noted below

$131

$787

$111

$669

Two Bedroom, Waterfront or Water View, Bear Creek Lake, Occoneechee, Lake Anna

$138

$824

$117

$700

Two Bedroom, First Landing, Chippokes Plantation

$139

$832

$118

$707

Three Bedroom, Standard, all parks where available unless noted below

$135

$811

$116

$689

Three Bedroom, Chippokes Plantation, Bel Air Guest House

$158

$943

$134

$802

Three Bedroom, Claytor Lake, Bear Creek Lake, James River, Occoneechee, Lake Anna, Southwest Virginia Museum Poplar Hill Cottage, Shenandoah River, Natural Tunnel, Douthat

$156

$933

$132

$793

Hill Lodge (Twin Lakes)

$176

$1,053

$149

$895

Fairy Stone Lodge (Fairy Stone), Creasy Lodge (Douthat), Bel Air Mansion (Belle Isle)

$316

$1,894

$269

$1,610

Douthat Lodge (Douthat), Hungry Mother Lodge (Hungry Mother), Potomac River Retreat (Westmoreland)

$373

$2,231

$317

$1,896

Six-Bedroom Lodge, Kiptopeke, James River, Claytor Lake, Occoneechee, Bear Creek Lake, Shenandoah River, Natural Tunnel, Douthat

$391

$2,339

$332

$1,988

OFF-SEASON CABIN AND LODGE RATES

Cabin/Lodge Type

Per-Night Rental Fee

Per-Week Rental Fee

Per-Night Rental Fee

Per-Week Rental Fee

Efficiency

$73

$440

$62

$374

One Bedroom, Standard

$86

$515

$74

$438

One Bedroom, Waterfront or Water View

$95

$571

$81

$485

One Bedroom, Chippokes Plantation

$100

$600

$85

$510

Two Bedroom, Standard, all parks where available unless noted below

$99

$595

$84

$506

Two Bedroom, Bear Creek Lake, James River, Occoneechee, Lake Anna, Shenandoah River, Natural Tunnel

$104

$624

$88

$530

Two Bedroom, Waterfront or Water View, all parks where available unless noted below

$110

$656

$93

$558

Two Bedroom, Waterfront or Water View, Bear Creek Lake, Occoneechee, Lake Anna

$115

$687

$98

$584

Two Bedroom, First Landing, Chippokes Plantation

$116

$693

$99

$589

Three Bedroom, Standard, all parks where available unless noted below

$113

$674

$96

$573

Three Bedroom, Chippokes Plantation, Bel Air Guest House

$131

$786

$111

$668

Three Bedroom, Claytor Lake, Bear Creek Lake, James River, Occoneechee, Lake Anna, Southwest Virginia Museum Poplar Hill Cottage, Shenandoah River, Natural Tunnel, Douthat

$130

$776

$110

$660

Hill Lodge (Twin Lakes)

$147

$878

$125

$746

Fairy Stone Lodge (Fairy Stone), Creasy Lodge (Douthat), Bel Air Mansion (Belle Isle)

$263

$1,578

$224

$1,341

Douthat Lodge (Douthat), Hungry Mother Lodge (Hungry Mother), Potomac River Retreat (Westmoreland)

$310

$1,859

$264

$1,580

Six-Bedroom Lodge, Kiptopeke, James River, Claytor Lake, Occoneechee, Bear Creek Lake, Shenandoah River, Natural Tunnel, Douthat

$326

$1,949

$276

$1,657

CAMPING CABINS, CAMPING LODGES, YURTS, AND TRAVEL TRAILERS

Camping cabins, camping lodges, yurts, and travel trailers located in campgrounds and operated in conjunction with the campground.

Per-Night Rental Fee

Per-Week Rental Fee

Per-Night Rental Fee

Per-Week Rental Fee

Camping Cabin rental rate: (2-night minimum rental required)

$55

NA

$47

NA

Yurt rental: Standard fee

$120

$719

$101

$611

Travel Trailers: 25-30' Standard fee

$120

$719

$101

$611

Camping Lodges: Standard fee

$109

$653

$92

$555

OTHER CABIN FEES AND CHARGES

Additional Cabin Fees:

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

$5.00

Additional Bed Rentals

$3.00 per rental night

Additional linens at all parks unless otherwise noted. One set of linens is 1 sheet set (1 fitted sheet, 1 flat sheet, and 1 pillowcase) or 1 towel set (1 bath towel, 1 hand towel, and 1 washcloth or 2 bath towels and 1 washcloth)

$2.00 per sheet set
$2.00 per towel set

Cabin Cancellation Fee: Applies to all lodging in this section except as described below in "Lodge Cancellation Fee"

$30 per cancellation period: See notes on Cabin Transfer/Cancellation/Early Departure Policy

Cabin Transfer Fee: Applies to all lodging in this section except as described below in "Lodge Transfer Fee"

$20 per cancellation period: See notes on Cabin Transfer/Cancellation/Early Departure Policy

Lodge Cancellation Fee: Applies to Fairy Stone Lodge, Douthat Lodge, Hungry Mother Lodge, Potomac River Retreat, and all 6-bedroom park lodges

$60 per cancellation period: See notes on Cabin Transfer/Cancellation/Early Departure Policy

Lodge Transfer Fee: Applies to Fairy Stone Lodge, Douthat Lodge, Hungry Mother Lodge, Potomac River Retreat, and all 6-bedroom park lodges

$50 per cancellation period: See notes on Cabin Transfer/Cancellation/Early Departure Policy

Camping Cabin Cancellation Fee

$10 per cancellation period

Camping Cabin Transfer Fee

$5.00 per cancellation period

Pet Fee (this fee does not apply to service or hearing dogs identifiable in accordance with § 51.5-44 of the Code of Virginia).

$10 per pet per night

Pocahontas Group Cabins

DAY

WEEK

Algonquian Ecology Camp Dining Hall: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. for day use, 24-hour use when rented with cabins

$236

$1,181

Swift Creek Dining Hall: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. for day use, 24-hour use when rented with cabins

$275

$1,375

Dining Hall: fee for partial day rental when associated with full day rental as noted above

$140

NA

Cabin Units: per unit, per night

$112

$560

Complete Algonquian Ecology Camp (4 units: 112 capacity) with Dining Hall

$460

$2,300

Complete Swift Creek Camp (2 units: 56 capacity) with Dining Hall

$375

$1,875

Refundable security deposit charged for all reservations

$100 per reservation

Notes on Pocahontas Group Cabins:

Pocahontas Group Cabins: Reservations of $200 or more require a 25% prepayment, due within 14 days of making the reservation. Balance of fees is due 60 days prior to the reservation start date. Reservations of less than $200 require payment in full to confirm the reservation, due within 14 days of making the reservation. Cancellations made 30 days or more prior to the first day of the reservation shall receive a refund less a $30 per unit cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the first date of the reservation receive no refund unless the units are subsequently rented, in which case the refund shall be full price minus $30 per unit.

Notes on cabins and lodges:

1. Seasonal cabin and lodge rates shall be in effect according to the following schedule, except for camping cabins, camping lodges, yurts, and travel trailers, which operate on the same schedule and season as the campground at that particular park. In the event that a weekly rental period includes two seasonal rates, the higher rate will apply for the entire weekly rental period.

PARK

PRIME SEASON

MID-SEASON

OFF-SEASON

Bear Creek Lake
Belle Isle
Chippokes Plantation
First Landing
Kiptopeke
Lake Anna
Occoneechee
Southwest Virginia Museum
Staunton River
Twin Lakes
Westmoreland

Friday night prior to Memorial Day through the Sunday night prior to Labor Day

April 1 through the Thursday night prior to Memorial Day, and Labor Day through November 30

December 1 through March 31

Claytor Lake
Douthat
Fairy Stone
Hungry Mother
James River
Smith Mountain Lake
Shenandoah River
Natural Tunnel

Friday night prior to Memorial Day through the Sunday night prior to Labor Day, and October 1 through October 31

April 1 through the Thursday night prior to Memorial Day, and Labor Day through September 30, and November 1 through November 30

December 1 through March 31

2. All dates refer to the night of the stay; checkout time is 10 a.m. and check-in time is 3 p.m.

3. The following holiday periods are charged prime season weekend rates: the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday period that includes Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; and New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

4. Cabins and lodges require a two-night minimum stay.

5. Cabin guests are allowed two vehicles for a one or two bedroom cabin, and three vehicles for a three bedroom cabin per day without charge of parking fee. Additional vehicles must pay the prevailing parking fee for each day that the vehicle is parked in the park. The number of vehicles allowed to park at the cabin varies according to site design and other factors. All vehicles must park in designated parking areas, either at the cabin or in the designated overflow parking area.

6. Six-bedroom lodge guests are allowed six vehicles per lodge per day without charge of parking fee. Additional vehicles must pay the prevailing vehicle parking fee for each day the vehicle is parked in the park. The number of vehicles allowed to park at the lodge varies according to site design and other factors. All vehicles must park in designated parking areas, either at the lodge or in the designated overflow parking area.

7. Damage to cabins and other rental units under this section, not considered normal wear and tear, may be billed to the person registered for the cabin or rental unit on an itemized cost basis.

8. Each member of the rental party, up to the maximum allowable for the rented unit, may receive an entrance pass to the park's swimming facility on the basis of one pass per night of rental. Passes are only issued during days and seasons of operation of the swimming facility and are only good during the member's registered stay.

9. Employees of DCR and the members of committees and boards of DCR shall receive a discount of 50% on applicable cabin or lodge rates for any season, when the rental of such cabins or lodge is in connection with the official business of DCR or its committees or boards.

Notes on cabin or lodge transfer/cancellation/early departure policy:

1. Any fees to be refunded are calculated less the applicable cancellation fees listed in this section.

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

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

4. A customer may move a cabin or lodge reservation to another date or park, referred to as a transfer, through the reservation center only, and prior to 5 p.m. on the Monday before the scheduled date of arrival. There is an associated transfer fee. After 5 p.m. on the Monday before the scheduled date of arrival, cancellation is the only option (see note 5 below) except that transfers to a different cabin or lodge for the same rental nights shall be allowed, subject to availability, up to the check-in time for the original reservation.

5. Once the reservation is paid for, a customer may cancel in full with payment of the required cancellation fee if there are more than 30 days before the scheduled arrival date. As long as the reservation is not during the one-week minimum stay requirement period, the length of stay may be reduced without a fee as long as there are more than 30 days before the scheduled arrival. However, the length of stay cannot be less than two nights. During the 30 days prior to the scheduled arrival date, the cancellation fee is charged for each night canceled or reduced from the stay. Once the official check-in time on the scheduled arrival date is reached, the cancellation policy is no longer in effect and the early departure policy applies.

6. Once the 3 p.m. check-in time is reached on the scheduled day of arrival, any adjustment to a reservation is considered an early departure. There is a two-night minimum charge associated with all cabin, lodge, camping cabin, travel trailer, and camping lodge stays. Reducing the total nights stayed will incur a $20 per night fee. If the original reservation was for a week, the weekly discount will no longer be valid and the fee will be adjusted to the nightly rate before any refunds are calculated.

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 30, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2014; Volume 31, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 2015; Volume 32, Issue 9, eff. January 28, 2016.

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

PICNIC SHELTERS AND EVENT TENTS (TAXABLE)

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

DAY

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.

$60

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.

$90

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

$130

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

$64

Leesylvania Shelter, Shenandoah River Large Group Shelter Rental

$130

Leesylvania: Lee's Landing Picnic Area Rental

$64

Leesylvania: Lee's Landing Picnic Shelter

$400

With 15 tables and 100 chairs

$820

Mason Neck Picnic Area Rental

Area rental without tent shelter

$64

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

$35

Area rental with tent shelter (seasonably available)

$130

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.

$21

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.

$10

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

$5.00

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.

4VAC5-36-115. Horse arena fees.

HORSE ARENAS (TAXABLE)

HALF-DAY

DAY

Group Rental of Entire Horse Arena Facility

New River Trail (includes lights)

$250

$450

Pocahontas (8 a.m. until dark, no lights available)

NA

$140

WEEKDAYS

WEEKENDS

Individual Horse Arena Facility Use Daily Pass (does not include parking fee)

New River Trail and Pocahontas

$5.00 per person

$6.00 per person

Individual Horse Arena Facility Use Annual Pass (does not include parking fee) New River Trail and Pocahontas

$30 per person

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2009; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2010; Volume 28, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2012.

4VAC5-36-120. Amphitheater and gazebo fees.

AMPHITHEATERS AND GAZEBOS (TAXABLE, Price here does not include tax)

Amphitheater or Gazebo Rental Fee: The amphitheater or gazebo rental periods shall be from park opening until park closing unless otherwise specified.

DAY

Leesylvania, Fairy Stone, Staunton River, Kiptopeke, and all other amphitheaters and gazebos unless noted below.

$50

Hungry Mother, Occoneechee, Westmoreland, New River Trail

$60

Smith Mountain Lake

$80

James River, Natural Tunnel Gazebo at Cove Ridge.

$100

Claytor Lake (gazebo)

$96

First Landing (gazebo at Chesapeake Bay Center): rental period is 3 hours

$84 per 3 hours

York River and Douthat Amphitheater.

$105

Shenandoah River Overlook Rental

$16 per half-day
$32 per full-day

Natural Tunnel and First Landing Amphitheaters: Private group or company rate

$315

Natural Tunnel and First Landing Amphitheaters: Educational group.

$158

Natural Tunnel Amphitheater Wedding Package: Three consecutive half-day rental periods.

$420 per package

First Landing: Courtyard at Chesapeake Bay Center; includes amphitheater and gazebo.

$788

First Landing: Additional hourly charge for hours beyond 10 p.m. for gazebo.

$11 per hour

First Landing: Additional hourly charge for hours beyond 10 p.m. for Courtyard.

$53 per hour

Fishing Tournament Staging. All parks where available.

$26

Pocahontas Amphitheater Area: Without Heritage Center. Includes Amphitheater, Exhibit Area, Restrooms and use of sound system. Up to 1,000 attendees. See special event fees for additional attendees.

$650

Pocahontas Amphitheater Area Plus Heritage Center.

$850

Parking Attendant (per attendant).

$12 per hour

Law Enforcement Officer (per officer).

$28 per hour

Natural Tunnel: Rental of Observation Deck at mouth of tunnel for dinner parties. Includes use of chairlift for transportation of guests and supplies and set-up/take-down of tables and chairs.

$300 per 4 hours

Natural Tunnel Amphitheater Concession Building.

$42

Natural Tunnel: Sound System Rental.

$32

Natural Tunnel: Portable Dance Floor Rental.

$100

Standard Amphitheater/Gazebo 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.

$11

All parks unless listed below.

$11

Pocahontas Amphitheater or First Landing Courtyard.

$105

Wilderness Road Amphitheater.

$90

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 30, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2014; Volume 31, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 2015; Volume 32, Issue 9, eff. January 28, 2016.

4VAC5-36-130. Boat storage fees.

BOAT STORAGE (TAXABLE, Price here does not include tax)

Boat Storage Fees

FEE

Standard Annual Boat Storage Fee: Bear Creek Lake, Douthat, Hungry Mother, and all other parks where available unless noted below.

$35

Marine Pump-Out Fee (all parks where available)

$5.00 per usage

Leesylvania Boat Storage Fees: Annual Fee (Dec. 1 – Nov. 30). Fee prorated for partial year on a months-remaining basis. Fee includes one park/launch pass per storage rental space to coincide with the rental period.

Boat Length Up To 16'

$755

Boat Length Up To 17'

$800

Boat Length Up To 18'

$850

Boat Length Up To 19'

$895

Boat Length Up To 20'

$945

Boat Length Up To 21'

$990

Boat Length Up To 22'

$1,035

Boat Length Up To 23'

$1,085

Boat Length Up To 24'

$1,155

Boat Length Up To 25'

$1,210

Leesylvania Canoe/Kayak Storage: Renter must possess an annual parking pass.

$10 per month

Staunton River Boat Shed Fees: Does not include parking or launching fee, if applicable.

Nightly Storage

$4.00

Monthly Storage

$15

Six-Month Storage

$70

One-Year Boat Storage

$120 without annual park/launch pass
$150 with Buggs Island Special pass

Claytor Lake: Boat Dock Slips:

FEE PER RENTAL SEASON

FEE PER RENTAL NIGHT

7' wide and under, and under 24' in length

$468

$11

9' wide and under, and under 24' in length

$715

$22

9' wide and under, and 24' or greater in length

$790

NA

Over 9' and up to 14' wide, and under 24' in length

$908

$22

Over 9' and up to 14' wide, and 24' or greater in length

$980

NA

End of dock slips

$980

NA

Occoneechee:

FEE PER ANNUAL RENTAL PERIOD

FEE PER MONTH

FEE PER RENTAL NIGHT (Transient)

20' with water - 20 amp hookup

$1,200

$120

$18

30' with water - 20 amp hookup

$1,600

$160

NA

30' with water - 20 amp and 30 amp hookups

$1,750

$175

NA

Notes on Occoneechee marina fees/Claytor Lake board dock slips:

1. The annual rental period shall be March 1 through November 1 at Claytor Lake State Park and through the last day of February in the following year in Occoneechee State Park. All annual rental agreements, no matter when initiated, will end on the last day of an annual period (not 12 months from the time rental).

2. Any annual rental agreement entered into or renewed for a period that includes March 1 through June 30 shall be made at 100% of the annual rental fee.

3. The cancellation fee for an annual slip rental is three months rental. Also, after the first of the month, that month is considered to be "used."

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 24, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2008; Volume 26, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2010; 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.

4VAC5-36-140. Interpretive canoe, boat, and paddleboat fees.

INTERPRETIVE CANOE, BOAT, AND PADDLEBOAT PROGRAMS (NONTAXABLE)

Interpretive Canoe, Boat, and Paddleboat Tours:

FEE

Environmental Education Group Canoe Tour: Available only to bona fide educational groups. Requires previous reservation and arrangements. Minimum 10 persons. Mason Neck and all other parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$3.00 per person

Standard Canoe Interpretive Tour Fee for Individuals: Applies to canoe, rowboat, or paddleboat tours. Child riding as third passenger, where allowed, is free.

Individuals at all parks unless noted below.

$5.00 per person

Individuals at Leesylvania, York River, Pocahontas, Kiptopeke, Chippokes.

$9.00 per person

Individuals at James River.

$10 per person

Individuals at Mason Neck.

$15 per person

Individuals at Natural Tunnel.

$15 per person

Individuals at False Cape: Back Bay Interpretive Tour.

$16 per person

Family Groups at all parks unless noted below. Minimum 4 paying customers.

$4.00 per person

Family Groups at Leesylvania, Pocahontas, York River, Kiptopeke. Minimum 4 paying customers.

$6.00 per person

Family Groups at Mason Neck.

$9.00 per person

Group rate at Natural Tunnel (minimum 10 paying customers).

$12 per person

Sunset, Moonlight, Dawn, or Extended Canoe Interpretive Tour Fee for Individuals: Applies to canoe, rowboat, or paddleboat tours.

All parks where offered unless noted below.

$6.00 per person

Sunset, Dawn, Extended Canoe Interpretive Tour Fee for Individuals: Leesylvania, York River, Chippokes, Kiptopeke.

$11 per person

Sunset, Dawn, Extended Canoe Interpretive Tour Fee for Individuals:
New River Trail, Mason Neck.

$15 per person

Extended Canoe Interpretive Tour Fee for Individuals:
Grayson Highlands, Hungry Mother, New River Trail, Natural Tunnel.

$25 per person

Moonlight/Night Canoe Interpretive Tour Fee for Individuals:
Leesylvania, York River, Chippokes.

$13 per person

Moonlight/Night Canoe Interpretive Tour Fee for Individuals:
Mason Neck.

$20 per person

Sunset, Moonlight, Dawn, or Extended Canoe Interpretive Tour Fee for Family Groups: Applies to canoe, rowboat, or paddleboat tours. Minimum 4 paying customers.

All parks where offered unless otherwise noted.

$5.00 per person

Sunset, Dawn, or Extended Canoe Interpretive Tour Fee for Family Groups: Leesylvania, York River, Chippokes. Requires 4 or more paying customers.

$7.00 per person

Sunset, Dawn, or Extended Canoe Interpretive Tour Fee for Family Groups: New River Trail, Mason Neck.

$11 per person

Moonlight/Night Canoe Interpretive Tour Fee for Family Groups:
Leesylvania, York River. Requires 4 or more paying customers.

$8.00 per person

Extended Canoe Interpretive Tour Fee for Family Groups:
Grayson Highlands.

$25 per person

Bear Creek Lake: Willis River Interpretive Canoe Tour

Short Trip.

$8.00 per person

Long Trip.

$10 per person

Natural Tunnel Clinch River:

Half-Day Trip Group Rate. Requires 10 or more paying customers.

$12 per person

Full-Day Trip. Group Rate. Requires 10 or more paying customers.

$20 per person

Half-Day Trip. Individuals.

$15 per person

Full-Day Trip. Individuals.

$25 per person

Overnight Trip. Individuals.

$45 per person

Short Trip. Clinchport to Copper Creek

$7.00 per person

False Cape: Day Kayak Paddle/Catered Lunch

$60 per person

False Cape: Back Bay by Water

$45 per person

Interpretive Kayak Tour, Solo Kayak: All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$16 per person

Interpretive Kayak Tour, Solo Kayak: Natural Tunnel

Settlers Run

$7.00 per person

Boones Run

$15 per person

Long Hunters Run

$25 per person

Interpretive Kayak Tour, Solo Kayak: Westmoreland, Caledon

$19 per person

Interpretive Kayak Tour, Solo Kayak: False Cape

$20 per person

Interpretive Kayak Tour, Tandem Kayak: All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$22 per kayak

Interpretive Kayak Tour, Tandem Kayak: Westmoreland, Caledon

$25 per kayak

Tag-along Fee: Participant provides his own canoe or kayak. Not available at all sites.

$10 per person

Interpretive Stand-Up Paddle Board Tour: Westmoreland

$25 per person

Interpretive Pontoon Boat Tour: All parks where available.

$2.00 (Age 3 through 12)
$3.00 (Age 13 and over)

Interpretive Tube Tour: all parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$6.00 per person

Lake Excursion and Ecology Tour

Claytor Lake: 2-hour tour includes grilled dinner and swimming. (Friday and Saturday only)

$20 (Age 13 and over)
$12 (Age 3 through 12)

Rental of Entire Boat (Exclusive Use): All parks where available

$60 per tour

Notes on interpretive canoe, boat, and paddleboat programs:

1. Cancellation Policy for group reservations: Guest must cancel four days prior to the tour date in order to receive a refund. Any guest canceling less than four days before the start of the reservation will not be eligible for a refund. A one-time $10 cancellation fee will apply per reservation regardless of number of boats reserved. In the event of inclement weather where the park must cancel, the guest will be offered either a complete refund or reservation transfer to another date.

2. Additional costs for supplies and materials may apply.

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 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 31, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 2015; Volume 32, Issue 9, eff. January 28, 2016.

4VAC5-36-150. Interpretive and educational tours and program fees.

INTERPRETIVE AND EDUCATIONAL TOURS AND PROGRAMS (NONTAXABLE)

Interpretive and Educational Tours and Programs

PARK

PROGRAM

FEE

All parks unless otherwise noted:

Standard Interpretive Program or Tour: such as typical staff led nature hikes or campfire programs.

Free

Fee-based Interpretive Program or Tour: (Fee only applies to programs or tours that have unusual costs or require special equipment, personnel, marketing, or other special arrangements).

$2.00 per person
$6.00 per family

Fee-based Night Hike or Evening Program or Evening Tour: (Fee only applies to programs or tours that have unusual costs or require special equipment, personnel, marketing, or other special arrangements).

$3.00 per person
$8.00 per family

Standard Workshop Fee

$5.00 per child (Age 12 and under)
$15 per adult (Age 13 and over)

Standard Wagon Ride Program

$3.00 per person
$8.00 per family
$25 exclusive group

Extended or Special Event Wagon Ride Program

$4.00 per person
$10 per family
$75 exclusive group booking

Park Outreach Program: Price per park staff member conducting program

$10 for under 2 hours
$25 for 2 to 3 hours
$50 for 4 hours plus

Standard Junior Ranger Program: 4-day program. All parks unless noted below.

$10 full program
$3.00 per day

Haunted Hike

$1.00 (Age 3 through 12)
$3.00 (Age 13 and over)

Geo Caching or Orienteering Interpretive Program

$3.00 per person
$8.00 per family
$25 per group

Nature-Themed Birthday Party: Includes a nature talk, hike, games, songs, and time in the Nature Center for gifts and cakes. At least one staff member is present to conduct activities.

$96 per hour plus materials cost for 12 children
$8.00 per additional child

Standard Women's Wellness Weekend Program

$149 per person

Grayson Highlands

Junior Ranger Program

$5.00 per person per day

Hayrides

$2.00 per child
$3.00 per adult

Adventure Rangers Interpretive Program

$10 per person per day

Make a Birdhouse Program

$5.00 per person

Make Your Own Hiking Stick Program

$3.00 per person

2-Day Photography Class

$35 per person

Twin Lakes

Haunted Hike

$3.00 (Age 3 through 12)

$5.00 (Age 13 and over)

Occoneechee, Caledon

Individual interpretive program pass: (Allows admission for 1 person to 4 interpretive programs valued at $3.00 or less)

$6.00 per pass

Family interpretive program pass: (Allows admission for members of the same family to 4 interpretive programs valued at $8.00 or less)

$18 per pass

Pocahontas

Nature Camps

$100 per child per program plus materials cost
$30 per child plus materials cost for Jr. Assistant. The Jr. Assistant helps the park staff in conducting camp programs.

Curious Kids

$3.00 per program

Nature and Discovery Programs (School/Groups Outreach)

$4.00 per child

$80 minimum
$15 additional if program is outside of Chesterfield County

Sky Meadows

Nature and Discovery Programs (School/Groups Outreach)

$2.00 per child
$50 minimum
$15 additional if program is outside of the following counties: Fauquier, Frederick, Clark, and Loudoun

Smith Mountain Lake

Nature and Discovery Programs (School/Groups Outreach)

$10 per school visit

What Bird Am I?

$3.00 per person

Who Is Coming to Dinner? (Owl Program)

$3.00 per person

Southwest Virginia Museum

How Our Ancestors Lived

$5.00 per person

Special Themed Interpretive Program

$10 per person

Music or Literary Event

$5.00 per person

Workshop (Adult)

$10 per person

Workshop (Children)

$5.00 per person

Nature and Discovery Programs (School/Groups Outreach)

$25 for under 2 hours
$50 from 2 hours to under 4 hours
$75 for 4 or more hours

Guided Tour or Activity

School Groups: $1.50 per person
Public Groups: $2.50 per person

Step-On Tour Guide Service

$7.00 per person

Caledon

Caledon Eagle Tours

$6.00 per person
$50 Flat Rate (minimum: 10; maximum: 20)

All Group Programs up to 2 hours long

$5.00 per person

Haunted Hay Ride

$5.00 per person (age 7 and over)
Children under 7 free

Special Program Bus Fee: Programs involving transportation within the natural area.

$3.00 per person

Workshop (Adult)

$15 per person

Workshop (Children)

$5.00 per person

Natural Tunnel: Cove Ridge

Guided Programs

$25 per program (Maximum 30 participants)
$25 facility fee (If applicable)

Environmental Education (Children's Activities)

$25 per program (Maximum 30 participants)
$25 facility fee (If applicable)

Environmental Education (Adult Facilitation)

$15 per person

Hungry Mother/ Hemlock Haven

Junior Naturalist Program

$4.00 per person per week
$12 unlimited participation in interpretive season

Kiptopeke

Birding Program (Group Rates)

$35 (Corporate)
$25 (Nonprofit)

York River

Guided Adventure Programs

$4.00 per person
$40 per group (Minimum 12 persons)

Junior Ranger Program

$35 per person

Westmoreland

Guided Program Fee

$25 per person

Natural Tunnel

Junior Ranger Program (Includes T-Shirt)

$35 per person

Wagon Ride Program

$50 Exclusive Education Group Booking

Hay Wagon and Hot Dog Roast

$10 per person

Bike Tours - 2 hours

$10 per person

Extended Bike Tours - 4 hours

$15 per person

Canoe and Bike Tour - 4 hours

$20 per person

Halloween Haunted House/Hay Wagon Ride

$3.00 (Age 3 through 12)
$5.00 (Age 13 and over)

Mason Neck

Junior Ranger Program

$50 per person

Holliday Lake

Field Archaeology Workshop

$25 per person

Junior Ranger Program (3 half-day workshops) (Ages 6 to 13)

$25 per child

False Cape

Wildlife Watch Tour – Per Person

$8.00 per person

Wilderness Survival Weekend (2-night stay)

$200 per person

Wilderness Survival Weekend (1-night stay)

$100 per person

Wilderness Survival Program

$16

Astronomy Program

$16 per person

Wild Women Weekend

$200 per person

Summer Survival

$120 per person

Blue Berry Blues

$20 per person

Staunton River

Interpretive Craft

$2.00 per person

First Landing

Junior Ranger Program
3 Hour Program
6 Hour Program


$25 per person
$50 per person

Bear Creek Lake

Junior Ranger Program

$20 per person

Leesylvania

Junior Ranger Program

$50 per person

Halloween Haunted Hike

$2.00 per person
$6.00 per group (4 person maximum)

Interpretive Programs

$2.00 per person

Kids Fishing Tournament

$2.00 per child

Natural Tunnel

Pannel Cave Tour

$10 per person
$7.00 per person (Family-Group; 8-person minimum)

Bolling Cave Tours

$15 per person
$12 per person (Family-Group; 10-person minimum)

Stock Creek Tunnel Tour/Snorkeling on the Clinch

$5.00 per person

Canorkle (Canoeing and Snorkeling guided tour)

$15 per person

Hike to the Tub

$10 per person

New River Trail

New River Trail Seniors Van Tour Full Day

$25 per person

New River Trail Seniors Van Tour Half Day

$15 per person

Bertha Cave Tour

$10 per person

James River

Haunted Wagon Ride

$5.00 per person (Age 7 and over)
Children 6 and under free

Interpretive Archery Program

$8.00 per person

Belle Isle

Triple Treat Program: Hayride/Canoe/Campfire

$10 per person

Junior Ranger 3-day program

$5.00 per class

Bike Tour: visitors can supply their own bike or rent separately

$2.00 per person
$6.00 per family

Notes on interpretive and educational tours and programs:

Additional costs for supplies and materials may apply.

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 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.

4VAC5-36-160. Outdoor skill program fees.

OUTDOOR SKILL PROGRAMS (NONTAXABLE)

Outdoor Skill Programs

FEE

Grayson Highlands

Outdoor Survival Skills and Backpacking

$95 per person

Basic Map and Compass

$25 per person

Beginning Rock Climbing and Backpacking

$95 per person

Advanced Map and Compass Skills

$25 per person

Westmoreland, Douthat, Hungry Mother, False Cape

Photography Workshop, with meals and lodging

$325 per person

Photography Workshop, with meals, no lodging

$295 per person

Photography Workshop, no meals, no lodging

$225 per person

Nonparticipant Lodging and Food

$235 per person

Nonparticipant Meals only

$125 per person

Lake Anna

Prospecting for Gold Workshop

$50 per person

Kiptopeke

Kayak Fishing Program

$35 per person

Hungry Mother

Mountain Empire Fly Fishing School

$225 per person

Grayson Highlands

Guided Fly Fishing Trip: Half-day
Guided Fly Fishing Trip: Full-day

$50 per person
$75 per person

James River

Canoe Skills Course

$70 per person

Shenandoah River

Zipline Canopy Tour

$89 per person

Sky Meadows

Venture Realm Hiking Retreat

$53 per person

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 22, Issue 9, eff. February 8, 2006; 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 31, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 2015; Volume 32, Issue 9, eff. January 28, 2016.

4VAC5-36-170. Hunting fees.

HUNTING (NONTAXABLE)

Hunting: All parks where available unless otherwise noted. (Does not apply to open hunting areas at Fairy Stone, Hungry Mother, Grayson Highlands, Occoneechee, and Pocahontas)

FEE

Standard Daily Hunting Fee for reservation-type managed hunts (No separate application fee required).

$15 per hunter per day

Standard Daily Hunting Fee for lottery-type managed hunts (Paid in addition to any applicable application fee).

$10 per hunter per day

Standard Daily Hunting Fee: James River

$25 per hunter per day

Lottery Hunt Application Fee

$5.00 per application

Chippokes Plantation: Southern Heritage Deer Hunt

$325 per adult, or youth 16 through 17 with a separate stand
$200 per youth ages 12 through 17, requires shared stand with a paying adult
$50 per nonhunting companion

Waterfowl Hunt at Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve Permit (maximum of 3 per person per season)

$100 each

Notes on hunting fees:

At parks where there is a "standby" process, no additional daily fee for that hunting season shall be charged if the hunter has already paid at least one previous daily hunting fee for that park's hunting season.

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 23, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2007; Volume 26, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2010; Volume 32, Issue 9, eff. January 28, 2016.

4VAC5-36-180. State park performing arts events fees.

STATE PARK PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS (NONTAXABLE)

State Parks Performing Arts Events:

FEE

All parks unless otherwise noted below:

Under age 3 is free
$3.00 (Age 3 through 12)
$5.00 (Age 13 and over)

Pocahontas Premier Shows

$10 per person advance tickets, includes daily parking fee
$10 per person day of show (does not include parking)
Children 10 and under free
$45 per person season tickets-includes daily parking fee for day of all Premier shows
$5.00 per person the day of show with coupon and the purchase of one ticket at full price

Natural Tunnel Gospel Singing Festival

$5.00 per vehicle

Douthat Performing Arts in the Park

Under age 3 is free
$4.00 (Age 3 through 12)
$9.00 (Age 13 and over)

Smith Mountain Lake: Music in the Park (per event)

Under age 12 is free
$3.00 (Age 13 and over)

Pass for 10 events

$20

Pass for 15 events

$28

Note on Performing Arts Event Fees:

Cancellation Policy for Performing Arts Programs:

1. Generally, all events go on rain or shine and no refunds will be given. If an event is canceled by management, a full refund will be provided to ticket holders if rescheduling is not an option. No refunds will be given for any reason other than event cancellation.

2. "Ticket as Voucher" policy for Performing Arts Series: Generally, all events go on rain or shine. Should a specific event/program in the series be canceled by management, the cancellation policy regarding refunds (see 1 above) applies. However, unused tickets, including tickets not used due to purchaser's own decision, retain face value that may be applied to entry to subsequent events, including events in future seasons. No refunds will be given for any reason other than event cancellation.

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 25, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2009; Volume 27, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2011; Volume 29, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2013.

4VAC5-36-190. Environmental education center fees.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION SERVICES AND FACILITIES FEES (TAXABLE unless otherwise noted)

PARK

SERVICE OR FACILITY

FEE

Caledon

Rental of Environmental Education Center

$60 per day
$40 per half-day

First Landing

Chesapeake Bay Center Exhibit Area. Fee required after 5 p.m. or after regular operating hours

$25 per hour

False Cape State Park

Wash Woods Environmental Education Center - Use by educational group

$200 per night
$60 day use

Wash Woods Environmental Education Center - Use by noneducational group

$300 per night
$100 day use

Cancellation Fee

$50

Environmental Education Programs (Nontaxable)

$75

Bus transportation for educational group (Nontaxable)

$36 round trip
$18 one way

Bus transportation for noneducational group (Nontaxable)

$48 round trip
$24 one way

Bus transportation within the park (Nontaxable)

$18 per hour

Beach vehicle transportation for educational group (10 person minimum)

$100 round trip

Beach vehicle transportation for noneducational group (10 person minimum)

$160 round trip

Beach vehicle transportation, individual rate on regularly scheduled dates

$8.00 round trip per person

Transportation, Additional Park Vehicle (Nontaxable)

$36 round trip

Transportation for nonemergency but unplanned trips out of park:

Transportation for Camper

$18 per trip

Transportation for Camper with Canoe or Kayak

$24 per trip

Kayak/Canoe Trailer Transportation for Campers

$100 per trip

After hours transportation surcharge

$8.00 per trip

Equipment Rental

$25

Mason Neck

Mason Neck State Park Conference Room (Includes sampling and A.V. equipment)

$50 per half-day
$80 per full-day

Environmental Education Equipment only: Excludes conference room – outdoor activity only

$25 per half-day
$40 per full-day

Leesylvania

Discovery Room

Teacher-Led Programs Up to 4 hours (Nontaxable)

$50

Ranger-Led Programs Up to 4 hours (Nontaxable)

$85

Menu Programs: Picked by instructor – led by ranger; 1-hour 15-minute minimum (Nontaxable)

$30

Equipment Rental: For use outside of Visitor Center; 4 hour maximum

$20

Note on Environmental Education Center Fees:

Environmental Education Center Cancellation Policy: For day-use E.E.C. cancellation policy, Picnic Shelter cancellation policy shall apply. For overnight-use E.E.C. cancellation policy, cabin cancellation policy shall apply. Cancellation fees stipulated in these policies shall apply unless otherwise set out in this section.

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 26, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2010; Volume 27, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2011; Volume 29, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2013.

4VAC5-36-200. Miscellaneous rental fees.

RENTALS (TAXABLE; Price here does not include tax)

Bike Rentals (includes helmet)

FEE

All parks where available unless otherwise noted

$3.00 per hour
$8.00 per half-day
$15 per full-day

New River Trail, Mason Neck

$5.00 per hour
$12 per half-day
$18 per day

First Landing

$5.00 per hour
$16 per day

Claytor Lake

Adult Bicycles

$10 per hour
$15 per half-day
$25 per day

Children Bicycles

$8.00 per hour
$12 per half-day
$20 per day

Children Bicycle Trailer

$8.00 per hour
$12 per half-day
$20 per day

Bike Helmet without bike rental

$1.00

Child Cart for bike (unless otherwise noted)

$5.00

Personal Bike Repair Services

$25 basic tune-up
$60 standard tune-up
$13.50 flat repairs
$10 minor adjustments

Boat Rentals

Standard Paddleboat Rental:

All parks where available unless otherwise noted

$4.00 per half-hour
$6.00 per hour

Fairy Stone, Hungry Mother

$5.00 per half-hour
$8.00 per hour

Smith Mountain Lake

$25 per half-hour
$35 per one hour

Westmoreland

$7.00 per half-hour
$12 per hour

Standard Canoe Rental:

All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$8.00 per hour
$15 per half-day
$25 per full-day
$40 for 24 hours
$100 per week

Smith Mountain Lake

$8.00 per half-hour
$12 per one hour
$60 for 24 hours
$30 additional for each day after first day

Claytor Lake

$12.50 per hour
$35 per half-day
$50 per day

Leesylvania, Mason Neck

$7.00 per half-hour
$12 per hour
$35 per half-day
$50 per day

James River

$10 per hour (does not include shuttle)
$40 per day (does not include shuttle)
$120 per week (does not include shuttle)

Standard Float Trips:

James River

Bent Creek to Canoe Landing:

Canoe

$50 Max 3 people

Single Kayak

$40 per kayak

Canoe Landing to Dixon Landing:

Tubes

$12 per tube

Group of eight or more

$10 per tube

Canoe

$20 per canoe

Single Kayak

$20 per kayak

Bent Creek to Dixon Landing:

Canoe

$60 per canoe

Single Kayak

$45 per kayak

Shuttle Service Only:

Canoe Landing to Dixon Landing, canoe or single kayak, scheduled or unscheduled

$3.00 per person
$5.00 per canoe/kayak

Bent Creek Shuttle (Scheduled)

$10 per boat (canoe/kayak)
$5.00 per person

Bent Creek Shuttle (Unscheduled)

$15 per boat (canoe/kayak)
$15 per person

Tubes

$5.00 between landings in park

Late Rental Fee

$15 per half hour past return time

New River Trail

$7.00 per hour
$20 per half-day
$30 per day
$35 per half-day, includes canoe rental and shuttle
$50 per full day, includes canoe rental and shuttle

Canoe Rental (includes shuttle)

Trip A: Austinville to Foster Falls

$35 per canoe

Trip B: Ivanhoe to Austinville

$50 per canoe

Trip C: Ivanhoe to Foster Falls

$55 per canoe

Trip D: Foster Falls to Allisonia

$55 per canoe

Kayak Rental (includes shuttle)

Trip A: Austinville to Foster Falls

$25 per kayak

Trip B: Ivanhoe to Foster Falls

$40 per kayak

Trip C: Foster Falls to Allisonia

$45 per kayak

Standard Rowboat Rental, without motor:

All parks where available unless otherwise noted

$6.00 per hour
$12 per half-day
$22 per full-day
$36 per 24 hours
$80 per week

Hungry Mother: Rowboats

$4.00 per hour
$15 per day
$40 per week

New River Trail: Rafts and flat-bottom boats

$7.00 per hour
$20 per half-day
$30 per day

Standard Rowboat Rental with electric motor and battery: All parks where available unless otherwise noted

$10 per hour
$20 per 4 hours
$36 per day
$100 per 4 days
$150 per week

Hungry Mother: Standard Rowboat Rental with electric motor and battery

$12 per hour
$24 per 4 hours
$45 per day
$75 per 24 hours (limited to overnight guests)

Standard Motorboat Rental, 16-foot console steering, 25-45 horsepower outboard. All parks where available.

$18 per hour
$90 per day

Standard Fishing Boat Rental with gasoline motor and one tank of fuel: All parks where available.

$10 per hour (2-hour minimum)
$50 per day

Pedal Craft Rental: (Hydro-Bike, Surf-Bike, etc.) All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

One person.

$8.00 per hour

Two person.

$10 per hour

Hungry Mother: Hydro Bike

$5.25 per half hour
$8.00 per hour

Smith Mountain Lake: Hydro Bike

$8.00 per half hour
$12 per hour
$4.00 additional per hour after first hour
$60 per 24 hours
$30 additional per day after first day

Barracuda Boat. All parks where available

$10 per hour

Solo Kayak Rental:

All parks where available unless otherwise noted

$8.00 per hour
$20 per half-day
$30 per day
$40 for 24 hours
$100 per week

Westmoreland

$12 per hour
$17 per half-day

Smith Mountain Lake

$8.00 per half hour
$12 per hour
$60 per 24 hours
$30 additional per day after first day

Mason Neck

$6.00 per half-hour
$10 per hour
$35 per half-day
$50 per day

James River

$7.00 per hour (does not include shuttle)
$40 per day (does not include shuttle)
$100 per week (does not include shuttle)
$15 per half hour past return time

Claytor Lake

$10 per hour
$25 per half-day
$40 per day

Tandem Kayak Rental:

All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$10 per hour
$20 per half-day
$30 per full-day
$45 for 24 hours
$120 per week

Westmoreland

$15 per hour
$22 per half-day

Smith Mountain Lake

$10 per half-hour
$15 per hour
$80 for 24 hours
$30 additional for each day after first day

Mason Neck

$8.00 per half-hour
$15 per hour
$45 per 4 hours
$60 per day

Smith Mountain Lake: 14-foot fishing boat with 5 hp (3 person capacity). Rental does not include fuel and oil. Damage deposit of $200 required.

$50 for 3 hours
$10 additional per hour after first 3 hours
$150 for 24 hours
$30 additional per day after first day

Claytor Lake: 16-foot Bass Tracker with 60 hp motor. Damage deposit of 50% required.

$30 per hour
$80 per half-day
$125 per day

Claytor Lake: 21-foot pontoon boat (10 person capacity) with 75 hp motor and tow hook. Damage deposit of 50% required.

$55 per hour
$140 per half-day
$210 per day

Claytor Lake: 24-foot pontoon boat with 75 hp motor. Damage deposit of 50% required.

$55 per hour
$150 per half-day
$225 per day

Claytor Lake: 24-foot pontoon boat with 115 hp motor. Damage deposit of 50% required.

$60 per hour
$160 per half-day
$240 per day

Claytor Lake: 30-foot pontoon boat with 115 hp motor. Damage deposit of 50% required.

$60 per hour
$165 per half-day
$250 per day

Claytor Lake: 18-foot bowrider with 190 hp motor. Damage deposit of 50% required.

$55 per hour
$140 per half-day
$215 per day

Claytor Lake: 30-foot pontoon boat with 60 hp motor. Damage deposit of 50% required.

$375 per day
$185 9 a.m. - noon
$250 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Claytor Lake: 19-foot bowrider with 220 hp motor, Damage deposit of 50% required.

$60 per hour
$160 per half-day
$240 per day

Occoneechee: 17-1/2-foot fishing boat. Rental includes 30 gallons of fuel. Damage deposit of $200 required.

$95 per hour
$25 additional per hour after first hour
$195 per 8 hours
$935 per 7 day week

Occoneechee: 20-foot pontoon boat with motor (8 person capacity). Rental includes 30 gallons of fuel. Damage deposit of $200 required.

$95 per hour
$25 additional per hour after first hour
$205 per 8 hours
$945 per 7 day week

Occoneechee: 22-foot pontoon boat with motor (10 person capacity). Rental includes 30 gallons of fuel. Damage deposit of $200 required.

$105 per hour
$25 additional per hour after first hour
$225 per 8 hours
$1,125 per 7 day week

Occoneechee: 24-foot pontoon boat with motor (12 person capacity). Rental includes 30 gallons of fuel. Damage deposit of $200 required.

$120 per hour

$25 additional per hour after first hour

$250 per 8 hours

$1,210 per 7 day week

Occoneechee: 25-foot pontoon boat with motor (14 person capacity). Rental includes 30 gallons of fuel. Damage deposit of $200 required.

$120 per hour
$25 additional per hour after first hour
$270 per 8 hours
$1,300 per 7 day week

Smith Mountain Lake: 18-20-foot Runabout with 190 hp (8 person capacity). Rental does not include fuel and oil. Damage deposit of $200 required.

$165 for 3 hours
$20 additional per hour after first 3 hours
$255 per 8 hours
$320 for 24 hours
$100 additional per day after first day

Claytor Lake: Jet ski/personal watercraft

$55 per hour
$140 per 4 hours
$215 per 8 hours

Smith Mountain Lake: 24-foot pontoon boat with 40 hp (10-12 person capacity). Damage deposit of $200 required.

$90 for 3 hours
$20 additional per hour after first 3 hours
$165 per 8 hours
$215 for 24 hours
$80 additional each day after first day

Smith Mountain Lake: Personal watercraft (Waverunner 700). Rental does not include fuel and oil. Damage deposit of $500 required.

$180 for 3 hours
$20 additional per hour after first 3 hours
$270 per 8 hours
$335 for 24 hours
$130 additional per day after first day

Belle Isle: Motorboat less than 25 horsepower (3 gallons of fuel included, 2 hour minimum)

$15 per hour
$60 per half-day
$100 per day

Belle Isle: Motorboat 25-49 horsepower (11 gallons of fuel included, 2 hour minimum)

$22 per hour
$70 per half-day
$110 per day

Standard Damage/Replacement Fees: All parks where available unless otherwise noted. Not required for damage due to normal wear and tear.

Paddle

$20

Anchor/Rope

$40

Fuel Tank/Hose

$60

Fire Extinguisher

$25

Throw Cushion

$10

Propeller (small)

$100

Propeller (large)

$135

Personal Flotation Device (PFD): replacement fee for lost/damaged PFD

$25 each

Other Rentals:

Personal Flotation Device (PFD): When separate from boat rental.

$1.00 per day

Smith Mountain Lake, James River: Personal Floatation Device, type II.

$5.00 for first day
$1.00 additional days

Smith Mountain Lake: Personal Floatation Device, type III

$7.00 for first day
$2.00 additional days

Canoe/Kayak Paddles: All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$5.00 per day

New River Trail: Float Tubes

$5.00 per hour
$12 per half-day
$18 per day

James River:

Cooler Tubes

$5.00 per day

Tubes

$8.00 per hour (does not include shuttle)
$20 per day (does not include shuttle)
$12 per half hour past return time

Claytor Lake: 2-person tow tube and towrope (with rental of boat only)

$20 per 2 hours
$25 per half-day
$30 per day

Claytor Lake: Water skis and towrope (with rental of boat only)

$20 per 2 hours
$25 per half-day
$30 per day

Claytor Lake: Kneeboard and towrope (with rental of boat only)

$15 per 2 hours
$20 per half-day
$25 per day

Claytor Lake: Tubes/Skis (without boat rental)

$25 per half-day
$35 per day

Occoneechee: Tubes and towrope

$30 per day

Smith Mountain Lake: Tow tube; Water Skis; Kneeboard

$15 per day with boat rental
$5.00 per additional day
$25 per day without boat rental

Smith Mountain Lake: Wake Board

$25 per day with boat rental
$10 per additional day
$30 per day without boat rental

Mobile Pig Cooker: All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$40 per day

GPS Units

$6.00 per unit per half-day
$10 per unit per day

Volleyball Net and Ball Rental: All parks where available.

$10

Binocular Rentals (2 hours): All parks where available.

$2.00

Beach Floats: All parks where available.

$1.00 per hour
$3.00 for 4-hours
$5.00 for full-day

Surf Lounge Floating Chair Rental. All parks where available.

$2.00 per hour, single chair
$5.00 per half-day, single chair
$7.00 per full day, single chair
$3.00 per hour, double chair
$7.00 per half-day, double chair
$10 per full day, double chair

Body Board: First Landing

$6.00 per day

Standard Stand-Up Paddle Board: Westmoreland

$15 per hour

Beach Umbrella: All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$3.00 per hour
$8.00 for 4 hours
$15 for full-day

First Landing

$6.00 per day

Beach Chair: All parks where available

$5.00 per day

First Landing

$6.00 per day

Fishing Rods: All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$5.00 per half-day

First Landing

$6.00 per day
$3.00 per rod per fishing program

Tents with a group camp reservation. All parks where available.

2-person tent

$12 per day

3-person tent

$20 per day

4-person tent

$25 per day

5-person tent

$30 per day

Coleman Camp Stove Rental, includes fuel

$10 per day

Tabletop Propane Grill, includes fuel

$15 per day

Coin-Operated Washing Machine: All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$1.25 per load, tax included

First Landing

$1.50 per load, tax included

Coin Operated Dryer: All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$1.25 per load, tax included

First Landing

$1.50 per load, tax included

Pump Out: All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$5.00

Horse Rentals:

All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$20 per one-hour ride
$35 per two-hour ride
$100 per full day ride

Pony Rides: All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$5.00 per 15 minutes

Horseback Riding Lessons: All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$25 per lesson on group basis
$30 per lesson for individual

Horseback Summer Day Camp: All parks where available unless otherwise noted.

$180 per person per week

Horseshoe or Croquet Rental for Campers. All parks where available.

$1.00 per hour
$5.00 per day
$20 deposit

Grayson Highlands:

Bouldering pad

$5.00 per day

Bouldering pad with chalk bag

$8.00 per day

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.

4VAC5-36-210. Conference center and meeting facility fees.

CONFERENCE CENTERS (TAXABLE)

Prices may be discounted and/or waived by the director when necessary to create competitive bids for group sales.

FEE

Hemlock Haven Conference Center at Hungry Mother

Main Hall (Capacity: 240)

$350 per day

Upper Level Dogwood Room (Capacity: 50)

$200 per day

Lower Level Board Room: (Capacity: 16)

$100 per day

Ferrell Hall (Entire complex from 8 a.m. through 10 p.m.)

$575 per day

Day Use Recreational Package (Includes all outside recreational facilities)

0 – 250 persons

$300 per half-day
$600 per full-day

251 – 500 persons

$425 per half-day
$850 per full-day

501 + persons

$575 per half-day
$1,200 per full-day

Cedar Crest Conference Center at Twin Lakes

Complex: Doswell Hall with deck, grounds, volleyball, horseshoes; Kitchen, Latham and Hurt Rooms NOT included.

$229 per 4 hours
$459 per day
$53 each extra hour

Doswell Meeting Room: Meeting Room only; no kitchen or dining room.

$164 per room per 4 hours
$328 per room per day
$37 each extra hour

Small breakout rooms with main room: Latham and Hurt.

$65 per room per 4 hours
$131 per room per day
$21 each extra hour

Small breakout rooms without main room.

$98 per room per 4 hours
$196 per room per day
$37 each extra hour

Picnic Shelter or Gazebo at Cedar Crest.

$68 per 4 hours
$131 per day
$11 each extra hour

Kitchen rental only available with complex rental.

$105 per event

Kitchen Cleaning Fee: Deposit.

$150 per event

Chippokes Plantation Meeting, Conference, and Special Use Facilities

Mansion Conference Room.

$26 per hour

Mansion or Historic Area Grounds (Includes parking for party rental).

$525 per 4 hours

Mansion Board Room

$105 per 4 hours

Chippokes Plantation Conference Shelter (Available on reservation basis only).

$105 per 4 hours

Wedding Package (includes historic area grounds, gardens, tent set up and take down, 10 60-inch round tables, 10 standard size rectangle tables, 100 folding chairs, Wedding Coordinator, changing room for bride and groom, Mansion kitchen area, boardroom, no fee for wedding rehearsal).

$1,412 per 4 hours
$2,073 per 8 hours
$50 nonrefundable reservation fee

Southwest Virginia Museum

DAY

EVENING

Victorian Parlor

Up to 30 People (8 tables – 30 chairs) OR Up to 50 people (50 chairs and head table)

$42

$68

Additional meeting rooms: Victorian Parlor must be rented in order to rent additional rooms.

Hallway (downstairs) (Includes three existing tables with linens)

$11

$11

Additional Hours

$10 per hour

$10 per hour

Exceeding approved hours

$20 per hour

$20 per hour

Wedding Portraits

$52 per 2 hours

$78 per 2 hours

Wedding Packages

EVENT

Wedding Package A: Accommodates 100 people. Use of arbor in Victorian Garden. Setup of 100 chairs. One parking attendant. Use of wedding space for previous night's rehearsal. Bride and groom dressing rooms. Free use of facilities for wedding portrait (must be scheduled).

$500

Wedding Package B: Accommodates 100 people. Use of a 40x40 Tent. Small platform stage (4"H x 8'W x 8'L). Accent rope lighting. Setup of 100 chairs. One parking attendant. Use of wedding space for previous night's rehearsal. Bride and groom dressing rooms. Free use of facilities for wedding portrait (must be scheduled).

$1,500

Wedding Package C: Accommodates 200 people (this requires an off-site reception area). Use of a 40x60 tent. Small platform stage (4"H x 8'W x 8'L). Accent rope lighting. Setup of 200 chairs. Two parking attendants. Use of wedding space for previous night's rehearsal. Bride and groom dressing rooms. Free use of facilities for wedding portrait (must be scheduled).

$2,500

Reception Packages

Casual Reception Package A: May be reserved with Wedding Package A or B. Use of Victorian Parlor or foyer; parlor set with serving tables and linens. Use of serving kitchen.

$200

Casual Reception Package B: May be reserved with Wedding Package A or B. Use of 20x30 tent; set with tables and linens. Use of serving kitchen.

$300

Formal Reception Package C: May be reserved with Wedding Package A or B. Use of 40x60 tent; sit-down reception for 100 to include tables, linens and chairs. Use of serving kitchen.

$2,250

Wedding and Reception Combination Package

Wedding and Reception Combination Package: Accommodates 100 people. Both wedding and reception are held under the same tent. Use of a 40x60 tent. Small platform stage (4"H x 8'W x 8'L). Accent rope lighting. Setup of 100 chairs. One parking attendant. Use of wedding space for previous night's rehearsal. Bride and groom dressing rooms. Free use of facilities for wedding portrait (must be scheduled). Back of tent set with serving tables and linens. Use of serving kitchen.

$2,500

Damage Fee: a minimal damage fee will be assessed to the person(s) renting the property for damage to the site.

$200

Wilderness Road (Mansion and Ground Rental)

Karlan Mansion and Grounds Rental

$350 for first day
$150 for each additional day

Wilderness Road Visitor Center Theater

$50 per 4 hours

Cove Ridge Center at Natural Tunnel:

PRIVATE FEE

EDUCATIONAL FEE

Cove Ridge Center Annual Membership: Membership entitles organization to a 25% discount on facility rental fees and group rates on all programming offered through the center.

$1,050 per year

$525 per year

Day Use: Exclusive use of the auditorium, meeting room, resource library, catering kitchen, great room with stone fireplace and deck for two consecutive half-day rental periods, and parking passes.

$415

$210

Overnight Use of one dorm: Includes Day Use Package plus one dorm rooms for one night and swimming (in season).

$683

$498

Overnight Use of both dorms: Includes Day Use Package plus two dorm rooms for one night and swimming (in season).

$892

$656

Wedding Package Day Use: Exclusive use of the auditorium, meeting room, resource library, catering kitchen, great room with stone fireplace and deck for three consecutive half-day rental periods, and parking passes.

$525

NA

Wedding Package Overnight: Includes Day Use Package plus one dorm for one night and swimming (in season).

$919

NA

Wedding Package Overnight: Includes Day Use Package plus both dorms for one night and swimming (in season).

$1,102

NA

Wedding Package with Amphitheater: Rental of the park amphitheater in conjunction with any of the above wedding packages.

$236 for the rental period

NA

Additional seating on deck (only available with exclusive use of the center).

$42

$0

Auditorium

$150 per half day
$250 per full day

$99 per half day
$183 per full day

Classroom – Library (half-day)

$63

$47

One dorm: Overnight lodging for up to 30, includes swimming (in season) and parking passes.

$420 per night
April 1-October 31
$378 per night
November 1-March 31

$315 per night April 1-October 31
$283 per night November 1-March 31

Both Dorms: Overnight lodging for up to 60, includes swimming (in season) and parking passes.

$630 per night April 1-October 31
$567 per night November 1-March 31

$472 per night April 1-October 31
$425 per night November 1-March 31

Per Person Student Rate for Overnight Dorm Use

$13 per person

$13 per person

Kitchen Use (when not included in package)

$50 per event

$50 per event

Pocahontas Heritage Center: All reservations require 50% down at time of reservation (Nonrefundable within 14 days of event)

PRIVATE FEE

EDUCATIONAL FEE

Large Room (Capacity: seated at tables 50; reception style 125, auditorium 80: includes tables, chairs, and warming kitchen)

$131 per 4 hours
$236 per full-day
$26 each extra hour

$78 per 4 hours
$141 per full-day
$15 each extra hour

Powhatan Dining Hall (when renting two-day and three-day packages, first day begins at 10:00 a.m. and each subsequent day starts at 8:00 a.m.)

$325 per full day (10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.)

$590 two-day package

$900 three-day package

Swift Creek Dining Hall

$500 per full day (10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.)

$800 two-day package

$1,400 three-day package

Grayson Highlands

FEE

Wedding Packages:

0 – 100 persons

101 – 150 persons

151 – 200 persons

$100

$150

$200

Westmoreland

FEE

Tayloe and Helen Murphy Hall Meeting Facility: Includes Main Meeting Room, Kitchen, and Grounds

$500 (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
$350 additional rental days after first day

Wedding and Reception Package for Tayloe and Helen Murphy Hall: The hours accompanying this package are 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

$1,000

Potomac Overlook Rental

$55 per day

Kitchen Clean Up Fee: (Waived if renter cleans facility)

$250 per event

Potomac River Retreat: Table and Chair Set-up

$40

Fairy Stone

Fayerdale Hall Meeting Facility Weekend Rental. Includes Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

One Day Rental

$236 (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

Two Consecutive Days Rental

$315

Three Consecutive Days Rental

$366

Fayerdale Hall Meeting Facility Weekday Rental. Includes Monday through Thursday only.

One Day Rental

$75 (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

Two Consecutive Days Rental

$125

Three Consecutive Days Rental

$174

Four Consecutive Days Rental

$225

Douthat

Restaurant (includes table set-up)

$236

Allegheny Room: Up to 30 persons.

$158 per day

Wedding Package: Conference room and amphitheater (see "amphitheater section") on day of wedding, plus an extra half-day amphitheater for rehearsal.

$289

First Landing

Trail Center Conference Room and Meeting Facility

$280 per day

Lake Anna

Visitor Center

$32 per half-day
$53 per full day

Concessions Building Rental

$100 per day

Bear Creek Lake

Meeting facility

$350 per day (Memorial Day weekend through October 31)

$236 per day (November 1 up to Memorial Day weekend)
$25 each extra hour

Wedding Package

$400 per day (Memorial Day weekend through October 31)

$315 per day (November 1 up to Memorial Day weekend)

Claytor Lake

Marina Meeting Facility: Includes facility, chairs, and tables.

$633 per day, Friday – Sunday
$275 per day, Monday – Thursday
$1,203 per two days

Wedding Package: Includes rental of facility, chairs, tables, gazebo, and special use permit ($10 permit fee is waived with package).

$702 per day package
$1,395 per two-day package

Leesylvania Wedding/Function Package: Includes Rental of: Lee's Landing Picnic Shelter, 100 Chairs, 15 Tables, and Parking for up to 50 vehicles.

$840 per half-day
$945 per full-day

Mason Neck

Small Wedding Package: Includes two 10-foot by 10-foot canopies, up to 50 chairs, and parking for up to 25 cars.

$250 per event

Wedding Package: Includes a 20-foot by 40-foot tent, up to 100 chairs, and parking for up to 50 cars.

$788 per event

Parking Attendant

$53 per 4 hours

Smith Mountain Lake

Meeting room at Visitor Center

$158 per day

Exceeding approved hours. All parks unless otherwise noted below.

$25 per hour

Sky Meadows

Timberlake House Meeting Room

Capacity 15 people

$150 per day 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$50 additional per day to extend rental to 8 p.m.

Timberlake House Kitchen (in conjunction with rental of meeting room)

$25 per day or part of day

Equipment and Services Associated with Meetings and Rentals:

Microphone/Podium Rental

$15 per day

Stage Section Rental: 4' x 4'

$24 per event

First Landing

Trail Center Pergola

$95 per 3 hours

Chair Rentals

White, padded

$3.00

White, plastic event chair

$1.50

Standard folding chair

$1.00

Table Rentals

Rectangular, 6'

$7.50

Rectangular, 8'

$8.00

Round, 4'

$7.50

Round, 5'

$8.75

Round, 6'

$15

Linen Rentals: All parks unless otherwise noted

Table cloth only
Place settings

$3.00 per table
$2.00 each

Wilderness Road

Table cloth

$7.00

Twin Lakes

Overlay

$1.25 per table

Napkins

$0.40 per napkin

Fax

First 2 pages free
$2.00 each extra page

Copies

Single copy free
$0.15 each extra copy

Lost Key Fee

$10

Easels

$5.00 per day

Overhead Projector

$10 per day

TV with VCR

$10

Second TV

$10

Overhead Projector with Screen

$10

Slide Projector with Screen

$10

Flip Chart

$10

Event Set-up and Clean Up Fees

First Landing

Table and Chair Set-up Fee

$40 per event

Park labor to clean up after special events and facility rentals if not done in accordance with rental agreement or use permit

$50 per hour

Notes on conference and meeting facilities fees:

1. Conference and meeting facilities require a 30% prepayment due 10 days after making reservation, and payment of the full balance prior to or on the first day of the reservation. Cancellations made 14 or more days prior to the first day of the reservation shall be charged the lesser of 10% of the total fee or $100. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the first date of the reservation shall be charged 30% of the total fee.

2. Alcohol use during weddings at the Southwest Virginia Museum: Weddings held during public operating hours of the museum will not be allowed to serve alcohol. Weddings held after regular operating hours of the museum must comply with ABC permit laws and have alcohol in the designated reception areas.

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 30, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2014; Volume 31, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 2015; Volume 32, Issue 9, eff. January 28, 2016.

4VAC5-36-220. Administrative and processing fees.

Returned Check Fee

$35

Special Use Application Fee: Special use Permits, issued by the park, are required for special events, collecting permits, and unusual usage of the park that may interfere with other park visitors, place special demands on park resources, or create unusual risk. The fee is nonrefundable.

$25

Replacement fee for annual pass: no replacement fee required for Golden Disability Pass.

$15

Disabled Visitor Motorized Vehicle Annual Pass Processing Fee: New River Trail. Applies to specially permitted disabled vehicles and transportation devices allowed within the park. Fifteen dollars of the processing fee is refundable if permit is denied.

$25

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-104 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 13, eff. April 7, 2004; amended, Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2008; Volume 31, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 2015.

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