Campground Regulatory Update

The Rules and Regulations Governing Campgrounds are undergoing an update; amendments have recently been approved by the Governor of Virginia.

The revisions will update these regulations to reflect the modern camping industry. New provisions will include standards for temporary campgrounds, primitive campgrounds, and rental cabins and yurts. The new regulations will give campground owners more flexibility while still protecting the health and safety of those using Virginia’s beautiful campgrounds. The amendments will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on 10/29/18, and will be available for comment on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website for 30 days.  If the regulations receive less than 25 objections on the public comment forum, they will go into effect at the end of the comment period.

VDH recommends that you review the entire updated regulation here.