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Department of Forestry
Department of Forestry
Virginia State Forest Regulations [4 VAC 10 ‑ 30]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The Virginia State Forest Regulations are effective within all State Forests in the Commonwealth. The regulations are intended to regulate all persons using these lands and waters. The regulations address; aviation; bathing; boating; camping; charges; disorderly conduct and public nuisance; dogs and other animals; explosives and firearms; fires and smoking; forest preservation; hunting and fishing; meetings, exhibitions, advertising and commercial enterprises; permits; picnic areas; refuse and rubbish; sports and games; traffic and parking; and use of roads.
State Authority ยง10.1-104 , Subdivion A.4. and Subdivision B of the Code of Virginia .
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered
Meetings See all meetings (1) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Amanda Davis  / Policy Planning Manager III
Address: 900 Natural Resources Drive, #800
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)664-7301    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
State Forest Regulations Fee Establishment Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/19/2015.
State Forest Regulations Comprehensive Review and Amendment Proposed Stage withdrawn on 11/02/2015 before the Governor's office completed its review.
Amend Requirements for Carrying Handguns in State Forests Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/07/2011.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
3/31/2023 Agency Completed Retain As Is
9/21/2011 Agency Completed Amend