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Regulations for Family Fun

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Guidelines for Happy Camping

    • DON’T BE A JERK: Rudeness to our staff or other guests is not tolerated. We will remove you from the park if you’re making someone’s experience a negative one.   
    • PARENTS: You are responsible for the actions of your children. Please help set the example to respect other campers, what proper camping etiquette looks like, and adhering to park rules.  
    • Be Courteous 
    • Do not walk, drive, or bike through anyone’s site but your own (including unoccupied sites). 
    • Do not play loud, lewd, or vulgar music on golf carts, while walking, or at your site. 
    • Quiet Hours: 11pm-7am 
    • Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 
    • Refrain from generator use  
    • Cruising on golf carts or other vehicles is not permitted 
    • Keep our beaches beautiful: no glass or trash on the beach. 
    • Stay Safe: 
    • Severe weather can occur quickly. You are responsible for your own safety. 
    • Footwear is recommended in the park, in the water, and along the shoreline. 
    • Do not ride bicycles after dark. 
    • Do not leave campfires unattended.  
    • Cherrystone’s natural setting is home to insects & wildlife. Please observe animals from a distance and do not approach or attempt to pet or feed them.  
    • Wireless internet is unsecure: use at your own risk.  
    • Site/Rental Rules: 
    • Campsites & rental units are assigned. Check with the Welcome Center or Ranger Station if you would like to set up on another site upon arrival (757-331-3063). Specific sites are not guaranteed unless the site guarantee fee is paid.  
    • No smoking (including vaping and electronic cigarettes) in rental units. 
    • No pets in rental units, on rental unit sites, or in vehicles on rental unit sites unless the unit is designated as pet friendly. 
    • Do not clean fish on your campsite or in your rental unit. A fish cleaning station is located between laundry and bathhouse 3 with an adjacent dumpster to dispose of remains.  
    • Do not wash boats, cars, trailers, campers, or vehicles on your site. A water line is located at bathhouse 3 for rinsing boats & motors. 
    • 1 vehicle may be parked per rental site. All other vehicles, trailers, boats, etc. must be parked in designated overflow parking. 
    • Trash 
    • You are responsible for cleaning your trash up if critters get in your litter!  
    • A minimum $50 site cleaning fee will be charged if anything besides firewood is left on your site upon your departure or if animals get into your trash and it isn’t cleaned up.     
    • Pets 
    • Pets must be inside your camping unit or pet friendly rental unless you are outside with them. 
    • When on your site or within the park, your pets must be on a short leash, never tied to trees/posts/camping unit/etc. 
    • Pets are not allowed in or near any buildings, bathhouses, swimming pools, the pavilion, playgrounds, or any other common areas. 
    • You are required to clean up after your pets.  
    • Visitors 
    • Visitor passes are available for purchase during Welcome Center operating hours and are valid from the time of purchase to 11am (check-out) the next day. 
    • Visitors are only allowed if there is room within the registered host’s accommodations.  
    • We reserve the right to limit the number of persons occupying and/or visiting a site. 
    • Visitors must park in designated overflow parking. 
    • Visitors’ pets are NOT allowed. 
    • The following are PROHIBITED 
    • Public display of alcohol off your site. 
    • Fireworks of any kind. 
    • Selling, soliciting, and/or distributing products or promotional material. 
    • Flying drones or small unmanned aircraft. 
    • Sleeping in a car, truck, or outside (unless in a tent). 
    • Subleasing sites or rentals. 
    • Entrance to the property constitutes permission for Cherrystone Family Camping Resort to photograph or video record anyone while on premises, and to use any resulting picture/video for any lawful purpose without compensation to the individual.  
    • REGISTERED CAMPERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS AND SAFETY OF ALL PERSONS OCCUPYING OR VISITING THEIR SITE. 

NEED TO KNOW 

Peak Season: Memorial Day-Labor Day  

Shoulder Season: Mid-April - before Memorial Day; after Labor Day – October 

Off-Season: Prior to mid-April; after October – no planned activities and limited amenity access 

Water is usually off in the park from November-April (weather dependent). Dry camping is allowed during this time period in the 600s only.  

  • Campsites/Rentals 
  • - You must be 21 or older to rent a site or rental unit. 
  • - Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day require a 3 night minimum (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). 
  • - A 4% amenity fee is charged during the shoulder season for amenity and activity availability. A 10% amenity fee is charged from Memorial Day through Labor Day for the increased amenity and activity availability.   
  • - Reservations are confirmed by SITE/RENTAL TYPE. While every site type and amenity are guaranteed, the specific site is not unless you pay the optional site guarantee fee. Site guarantee fees are non-refundable if the reservation date is changed or cancelled. If your site is unavailable at the time of your arrival due to unforeseeable circumstances, the site guarantee fee will be fully refunded to you.  
  • - In addition to one camping unit per site, the base rate includes up to 2 adults, 2 children, 2 pets, and one vehicle. 
  • - Additional persons and vehicles are charged on a per diem basis: 
  • Child: $5/day 
  • Adult: $7/day 
  • Pets: $5/day (4 pets total per site) 
  • 2nd vehicle: $7/day 
  • 3rd vehicle (or more): $10/day 
  • Occupancy limits: 
  • Campsites: 8 
  • Rental units are limited to the number of sleeping quarters. 
  • No tents or camping equipment intended for sleeping are allowed on rental unit sites.  
  • Guests on non-sewer sites can have ONE additional tent for sleeping purposes on site for $10/day. 
  • 1 vehicle may be parked per rental site. All other vehicles must be parked in designated overflow parking. 
  • Smoking (to include vaping and other electronic smoking devices) is prohibited in rental units.  
  • No pets are allowed inside rental units or on rental unit grounds unless the rental unit is designated as a pet friendly unit.  
  • Violation of this policy will result in immediate removal from Cherrystone with no refund. 
  • Do not wash boats, cars, trailers, campers, or vehicles on your site. A water line is located at bathhouse 3 for rinsing boats & motors. 
  • Camping is an outdoor experience. We do not give refunds or credits due to nature’s discomforts. 
  • Severe weather can occur quickly. You are responsible for your own safety and belongings. 
  • Entrance to the property constitutes permission for Cherrystone Family Camping Resort to photograph or video record anyone while on premises. Cherrystone Family Camping Resort also reserves the right to use any resulting picture/video for any lawful purpose without compensation to the individual.  
  • Registered campers are responsible for the behavior of all persons occupying or visiting their site. 
  • Deposits 
  • Reservations for up to 7 days require a 2-night deposit 
  • Each additional week or portion thereof requires a one-night per week deposit 
  • Deposits are paid with a credit card at the time the reservation is made.  
  • Gift cards and credits cannot be used for deposits. 
  • Cancellations/Refunds 
  • A refund of your two-night or more deposit less a $10 processing fee will be given on cancelled site reservations providing proper notice is received. 
  • Proper notice for campsites: at least 7 days prior to the scheduled arrival date  
  • Proper notice for rentals: at least 14 days prior to the scheduled arrival date 
  • If you cancel your reservation within the 7 or 14 days all deposits will be forfeited.  
  • Deposits will be refunded to the credit card used at the time the reservation was made 
  •  We do offer a “change of dates” if you are within the 7 or 14 day window. This allows you to move your deposit, minus a $10 processing fee, to a reservation with a future date (up to one year) in place of cancelling your reservation.  
  • Check-in/Check-out 
  • Campsite Check-In: 2pm 
  • Rental Check-In: 3pm 
  • Express Check-In: 
  • If your account is paid in full at least 48 hours prior to your arrival date, your car pass and welcome pack will be waiting for you at our Ranger Station. No need to visit the Welcome Center! 
  • All rental units are required to be paid in full 30 days prior to arrival, so they’re automatically Express! 
  • Payment of all camping fees is due upon check-in. 
  • All upgrades to reservations will require payment in full at the time the request is made. 
  • Check-Out: 11am 
  • We do not give refunds for early departure 
  • Late check-out/extended stay may be possible for campsites depending on occupancy and requires a half day charge – ask the Welcome Center on your scheduled check-out day for availability 
  • We have limited time to clean and prepare sites and rental units between guests. Any guests not cleared for late check-out/extended stay who are not checked out of your site or rental unit by 11am will be charged a half day rate. Any guest not checked-out by 12pm will be charged a full day’s rate.  
  • Utilities 
  • Guests are required to bring all necessary water, electric, and sewer lines to reach utilities on campsites. Should you require more, these items are sold in our General Store. 
  • Under Virginia Law, sewer connectors with a potable water connection are not allowed.  
  • No sink, shower, or toilet waste should be put on the ground. 
  • Sewer rings are required when connected to sewer hookup.  
  • Trash 
  • You are responsible for cleaning up your trash if critters get in your litter! 
  • Dumpsters are conveniently located at each of the bathhouses and Bait & Tackle.  
  • A minimum $50 site cleaning fee will be charged if anything besides firewood is left on your site upon your departure or if animals get into your trash and it isn’t cleaned up.     
  • Pets 
  • Pets must wear current valid name/rabies tags.  
  • 4 pets per site max. 
  • Pets are only allowed in our pet friendly rental units 
  • Pets must be kept inside your camping unit or pet friendly rental unless you are outside with them. 
  • When outside, your pets must be kept on a short leash and never tied to trees, posts, your camping unit, etc. 
  • Pets may be off your site only when being walked on a short leash by the owner. 
  • When walking your pet, you must carry a visible means of cleaning up pet’s waste. Please use designated pet walk area.  
  • Pets are not allowed in or near any buildings, bathhouses, swimming pools, pavilion, ball fields, playgrounds, or any other common areas. 
  • You are required to clean up after your pets. Doggie Doo Bags are available for your use throughout the campground.  
  • American Stafford Terrier, Pitt Bull breeds, and attack-prone animals are not permitted at Cherrystone. 
  • Visitors’ pets are NOT allowed.  
  • Visitors 
  • A visitor is anyone arriving after the registered party has checked in. 
  • Visitor passes are valid from the time of purchase to 11am (check-out) the next day 
  • Pricing: 
  • Peak-Season: $15/person  
  • Shoulder-Season: $12/person 
  • Visitors must be registered and paid for during Welcome Center operating hours.  
  • Visitors are only allowed if there is room within the registered host’s accommodations. We reserve the right to limit the number of persons occupying and/or visiting a site. 
  • Visitors must park in designated overflow parking. 
  • Things with Wheels  
  • Speed limit: 5mph 
  • Please refrain from using horns in the park. 
  • We reserve the right to control all vehicles in the park. 
  • Homemade vehicles are not allowed in the park. Only equipment approved by management and is RVIA certified may be used in the park. 
  • Utility trailers are not campers and may not be used for sleeping or camping. 
  • Motorized vehicles of any type must be licensed, insured, and state registered for road use. 
  • Electric vehicles with three or more wheels (scooters) may be utilized by our disabled guests.  
  • Golf Carts, NEVs, low speed electric vehicles, and zero emission vehicles must follow the same guidelines as golf carts.  
  • Bicycles 
  • Do not ride bicycles through sites other than your own (including unoccupied sites). 
  • Bicycles are not allowed after dark (with or without lights). 
  • Parents: we expect you to enforce these rules for your children. 
  • Adults: these rules apply to you too.  
  • Golf Carts 
  • Proof of Insurance coverage of at least $150,000 is required prior to use. Please provide proof to our Welcome Center Staff. 
  • Additional charge for bringing a golf cart on Cherrystone property: $5/day 
  • Age requirements for golf cart operation: 
  • Personal: 18/older with a valid driver’s license 
  • Cherrystone Rental Cart: 21/older with a valid license and registered on the rental agreement 
  • Cherrystone reserves the right to deny golf cart use at any time by any guest. No refund will be given if driving privileges are denied or suspended. 
  • No cruising or joy riding during quiet hours: 11pm-7am.  
  • Fishing: 
  • Under Virginia Law anyone fishing must be registered with the Virginia Fisherman’s Identification Program (VFIP). Please visit www.mrc.virginia.gov/FIP for information and registration.  
  • Tours 
  • Tour availability depends on park occupancy. 
  • In-season you can tour the park during the day by registering at the Ranger Station where you’ll be issued a temporary, timed pass.  
  • For off-season tours, register at the Welcome Center. 
  • Tour access is not allowed if you are towing or driving a trailer or camping unit. 
  • We reserve the right to refuse tours based on park occupancy. Tours are generally not available on holidays or other busy weekends.