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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 adhere 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: 10 pm-8 am.
    • 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 and wildlife. Please observe animals from a distance and do not approach or attempt to pet or feed them.  
    • Wireless internet is unsecured, so use it 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 lock-in 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 and motors.
    • One 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 
    • Guests must provide the resort with veterinary verification of receipt of rabies vaccination. This document must include a due date for re-vaccination.
    • Pets must wear current valid name/rabies tags.
    • There is a maximum of four pets per site. Two pets are included in the base rate, with the third and/or fourth pet fee of $10 per day.
    • A maximum of two pets are allowed in pet-friendly rental units.
    • Pets must be kept inside your camping unit or pet-friendly rental unless you are outside. When outside with you, 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.
    • Pets are not allowed in or near any buildings, bathhouses, swimming pool complexes, pavilion, ball fields, playgrounds, or any other common areas.
    • When walking your pet, the owner must carry a visible means of cleaning up the pet's waste. Please use the designated pet walk area.
    • ALWAYS clean up your pet's waste and dispose of it in the receptacle provided.
    • For the enjoyment of all guests, pets cannot disturb others.
  • Pets must be left inside your camping unit or pet-friendly rentals while you are away from your site. 
  • Attack-prone animals are not permitted at Cherrystone.
  • Management reserves the right to ask you to remove your pet from the property. 
  • Visitors' pets are not allowed. 
    • Visitors 
    • A visitor is anyone arriving after the registered party has checked in.
    • Visitor passes are valid from 8 am until 6 pm.
    • Visitors are $10 per person regardless of age per day.
  • Additional vehicles are $10 per vehicle per day.
  • Visitors must be registered by the guest whose name is on the reservation and paid for during Welcome Center operating hours. 
    • Visitors must park in designated overflow parking.
    • Visitor pets are not allowed.
    • Visitors cannot rent golf carts.
    • 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. 
    • Subleasing annual storage campers.
    • 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 600/700s only.

  • Campsites/Rentals 
  • - You must be 21 or older to make a reservation.
  • - Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Scarystone require at least a three-night minimum.
  • - A 10% amenity fee is charged to each reservation.
  • - 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 lock-in fee. SITE lock-in fees are non-refundable if the reservation date is changed or canceled. if your SITE is unavailable at the time of your arrival due to unforeseeable circumstances, the SITE lock-in fee will be fully refunded to you.
  • - In addition to one camping unit per site, the base rate includes up to six persons*, two pets, and one vehicle. * Four-person cabins can have a maximum of four people registered as overnight guests. Deluxe Cottages can have a maximum of eight people registered as overnight guests.
  • - Additional persons and vehicles are charged on a per diem basis: Child/adult visitors from 8 am to 6 pm are $10 per person per day
  • - Additional vehicles past first included vehicle: $10 per vehicle per day.
  • Occupancy limits (occupancy for rental units is based on sleeping counts): 
  • Four-person cabins: four people overnight.
  • Six-person cabins, cottages, rental campers, glamping tents, and campsites: six people overnight.
  • Deluxe cottages: 8 people overnight.
  • 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.
  • One 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 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 and 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 require a one night's 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 one-night or more deposit, minus a $20 cancellation fee, will be given on canceled reservations providing notice has been received a minimum of 30 days prior to the scheduled arrival date. The refund will be credited to the credit card the deposit was placed on. If you cancel your reservation within 29 days of arrival all deposits will be forfeited. The site lock-in fee and online booking fee are non-refundable.
  • Check-in/Check-out 
  • Campsite and Rental Check-In: 3 pm
  • Express Check-In: Every minute of your family's vacation is precious. All reservations must be paid in full at least 30 days prior to your arrival date. Your car pass and welcome packet will be waiting for you at our Ranger Station after 3 pm. Guests who have not signed the Terms and Conditions electronically at least 7 days prior to arrival date will not be express check-in and must check-in at the Welcome Center. Golf carts must be picked up at the Welcome Center after the 3 pm check-in time until the close of business.
  • Check-Out: 11 am 
  • We do not give refunds for an early departure on sites, rentals, or golf carts.
  • 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 11 am will be charged a half-day rate. Any guest not checked out by noon 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 
  • Guests must provide the resort with veterinary verification of receipt of rabies vaccination. This document must include a due date for re-vaccination.
  • Pets must wear current valid name/rabies tags.
  • There is a maximum of four pets per site. Two pets are included in the base rate, with the third and/or fourth pet for $10 per day.
  • A maximum of two pets are allowed in pet-friendly rental units.
  • Pets must be kept inside your camping unit or pet-friendly rental unless you are outside. When outside with you, 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.
  • Pets are not allowed in or near any buildings, bathhouses, swimming pool complexes, pavilion, ball fields, playgrounds, or any other common areas.
  • When walking your pet, the owner must carry a visible means of cleaning up the pet's waste. Please use the designated pet walk area.
  • ALWAYS clean up your pet's waste and dispose of it in the receptacle provided.
  • For the enjoyment of all guests, pets cannot disturb others.
  • Pets must be left inside your camping unit or pet-friendly rentals while you are away from your site.
  • Attack-prone animals are not permitted at Cherrystone.
  • Management reserves the right to ask your pet to leave the property.
  • Visitors' pets are not allowed.
  • Visitors 
  • A visitor is anyone arriving after the registered party has checked in.
  • Visitor passes are valid from 8 am until 6 pm.
  • Visitors are $10 per person regardless of age.
  • Additional vehicles are $10 per vehicle per day.
  • Visitors must be registered by the guest whose name is on the reservation and paid for during Welcome Center operating hours.
  • Visitors must park in designated overflow parking.

Visitors' pets are not allowed.
Visitors cannot rent golf carts.

  • Things with Wheels  
  • Speed limit: 5 mph 
  • 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.  
  • Motorized scooters, dirt bikes, UTVs, ATVs, mopeds, fireworks, firearms, or any type of explosive are not permitted.
  • Bicycles 
  • Do not ride bicycles through sites other than your own (including unoccupied sites). 
  • Bicycles are not allowed after dark (with or without lights). Bicycles are not permitted at any activity that ends after the sun has gone down.
  • 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 and older with a valid driver’s license 
  • Cherrystone Rental Cart: 18 and older with a valid license and registered on the rental agreement. Must be 21 to reserve.
  • 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: 10 pm-8 am.
  • 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.