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Virginia State Parks Regulations [4 VAC 5 ‑ 30]
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Chapter Information
Description The Virginia State Parks Regulations are effective within all state parks, historical and natural areas, roads, sites and other recreational areas in the Commonwealth under the jurisdiction of the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The regulations are intented to regulate all persons using these lands and waters. The regulations address: aviation; bathing; boating; camping; cabin use; charges; commercial enterprises; disorderly conduct and public nuisance; dogs and other animals; firearms; explosives, and fires; hours of operation; hunting and fishing; permits; picnic areas; park preservation; refuse and rubbish; sports and games; and traffic and parking.
State Authority §,10.1-104 Subdivision A .4. and Subdivision B . of the Code of Virginia of the Code of Virginia.
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Lisa McGee  / Policy and Planning Director
Address: 600 East Main Street, 24th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: lisa.mcgee@dcr.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)786-4378    FAX: (804)786-6141    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments to the Virginia State Park Regulations Fast-Track DPB review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Repeal of § 4VAC5-30-200 that prohibits the open carry of firearms in Virginia State Parks
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/7/2012.
Amend and Clarify the State Park Regulations Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/18/2010.
Department of Conservation and Recreation's Virginia State Park Regulation on Firearms (4 VAC 5-30-200)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/12/2003.