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Park fees and seasons

Below are our parks' fees and seasons. You may either select a PDF from the following list or use the tabbed tables below to refine your choices.

You can also save plenty of money by purchasing annual and lifetime park passes that cover parking, swimming, boat launch and other activities. Visit this page to learn about buying passes. Click here to download the application form.

Pet fees are shown at the bottom of the applicable document listed above.

A non-refundable $5 per transaction fee is charged for overnight site rentals. The increase results from a downturn in state revenues used to fund state government programs, including state parks. DCR staff considered many options and felt this to be the least burdensome on guests. The fee is directly tied to expenses that support overall facility rentals — credit card fees, 800 number fees, and overnight inventory and reservation system vendor fees.

Virginia State Parks map

Virginia State Parks Standard Parking, Admission, Boat Launch and Horse Trailer Fees
Effective January 1, 2014 Weekdays Weekends
Daily Parking Fees for Passenger Vehicles
All parks unless listed below $3 $4
Chippokes, Claytor Lake, Douthat, Fairy Stone, Kiptopeke, Grayson Highlands $4 $5
Mason Neck, ShenandoahRiver, Sky Meadows, Smith Mountain Lake $4 $5
New River Trail, Westmoreland, First Landing, Lake Anna, Leesylvania, Pocahontas $4 $5
York River Croaker Landing/Pier Area (also requires boat launch fee for all vehicles) $3 $3
Horse Trailer Parking Fee (Covers up to 2 horses in the same trailer, also requires vehicle parking fee)
All parks unless listed below $3 per trailer $3 per trailer
Lake Anna $4 per trailer $4 per trailer
Surcharge for additional horse (in same trailer) $2 per horse $2 per horse
Other Trailer Parking Fee
(per trailer, for other than horse trailers and those covered by boat launching fees, in addition to regular parking fee)
$2 $2
Daily Bus Parking (16 passenger or greater capacity)
All parks unless listed below $10 $10
Claytor Lake, Hungry Mother, Leesylvania, Mason Neck, New River Trail $12 $12
First Landing, Kiptopeke, Lake Anna, Pocahontas, Westmoreland $15 $15
Boat Launch Fees (In addition to Regular Parking Fee)
All parks unless listed below $3 $3
Claytor Lake $2 $2
First Landing, Kiptopeke (with Marine Fishing License), Lake Anna $4 $4
Kiptopeke (without Marine Fishing License), Leesylvania $8 $8
Surcharge for second boat on same trailer (jet ski) $2 $2
Overnight parking at boat launch (where available) $10 $10
Kiptopeke Camper's Boat Launch Fee (does not apply if camper parks trailer at campsite) $3 $3
No charge for Parking for Camping and Cabin Guests up to 2 vehicles
No charge for Boat Launching for Camping and Cabin Guests
Admission Fees Ages 6-12 Age 13 and Up
Shot Tower Free Free
Southwest Virginia Museum
Groups 10 or more, (age 6 thru 12 )$1.50 each (age 13+ ) $3 each)
Annual Passes: $5 (ages 6 thru 12), $10 (ages 13 onwards), $15 family up to 2 adults and 2 children
$2 $4
Kiptopeke Fishing Pier Fishing Fee (Coupon Book for ten visits $20) $1 $3
Night Fishing: All parks where available (also requires parking fee) $15 per person per year
Late Night Fishing: All parks where available (also requires parking fee) $3 per person per night
Natural Tunnel Chairlift Under 6:
Round Trip:
One Way Trip:
10 or more RT
Season Pass
Daily Pass
Free
$3
$2
$2
$20
$6
Special Parking and Admission fees may apply for special events
CABINS AND LODGES
ALL CABINS/LODGES ARE NON-SMOKING & OPEN YEAR-ROUND
(require 7-night minimum stay in prime season; 2-night minimum other times)
VA RESIDENT CABIN FEES PRIME SEASON MID SEASON OFF SEASON
NON-RESIDENT FEES NIGHTLY WEEK NIGHTLY WEEK NIGHTLY WEEK
EFFICIENCY $83

$498

$75

$448

$62

$374

$92

$553

$83

$498

$69

$415

1 BEDROOM $98

$585

$88

$526

$74

$438

$108

$649

$98

$585

$81

$487

1 BEDROOM
WATERVIEW
$108

$647

$98

$583

$81

$485

$120

$719

$108

$647

$90

$539

1 BEDROOM
CHIPPOKES
$113

$680

$102

$612

$85

$510

$126

$756

$113

$680

$95

$567

2 BEDROOM
At all parks unless otherwise noted
$112

$675

$102

$607

$84

$506

$125

$750

$112

$675

$93

$563

2 BEDROOM
BC, JR, LA, NT, OC, SH
$119

$708

$106

$636

$88

$530

$131

$786

$119

$708

$98

$589

2 BEDROOM WATERVIEW
At all parks unless otherwise noted
$124

$743

$111

$669

$93

$558

$138

$825

$124

$743

$104

$620

2 BEDROOM WATERVIEW
BC, JR, LA, OC
$130

$778

$117

$700

$98

$584

$144

$864

$130

$778

$108

$648

2 BEDROOM
FIRST LANDING/CHIPPOKES
$131

$784

$118

$707

$99

$589

$146

$873

$131

$784

$109

$654

3 BEDROOM
Standard, all parks where available unlessnoted below
$128

$765

$116

$689

$96

$573

$142

$851

$128

$765

$106

$637

3 BEDROOM
CHIPPOKES/BI GUEST HOUSE
$149

$891

$134

$802

$111

$668

$165

$990

$149

$891

$124

$742

3 BEDROOM
BC, CL, DO, JR, NT, OC, SH, SWVAM
$147

$881

$132

$793

$110

$660

$164

$979

$147

$881

$123

$734

TWIN LAKES - HILL LODGE $166

$994

$149

$895

$125

$746

$185

$1,105

$166

$994

$139

$828

BELLE ISLE MANSION
DOUTHAT CREASEY LODGE
FAIRY STONE LODGE
$298

$1,788

$269

$1,610

$224

$1,341

$332

$1,987

$298

$1,788

$249

$1,490

DOUTHAT MAIN LODGE
HUNGRY MOTHER LODGE
WE POTOMAC RIVER RETREAT
$352

$2,107

$317

$1,896

$264

$1,580

$391

$2,342

$352

$2,107

$293

$1,757

6 BEDROOM LODGE
BC, CL, JR, KP, OC, NT, SH, Douthat Beards Lodge
$369

$2,209

$332

$1,988

$276

$1,657

$410

$2,454

$369

$2,209

$308

$1,841

CAMPING CABINS, YURTS, TRAVEL TRAILERS, CAMPING LODGES
CAMPING CABINS (requires 2 night minimum stay during camping season) $47 CAMPING LODGES (req 2 - night min stay) $92
$51 $103
KP YURT & TRAVEL TRAILERS (require 7-night minimum stay in prime season) $101 $661
$113 $680
Applicable Virginia Sales Tax will be added to all fees EFFECTIVE January 1, 2014
KEY: BC=Bear Creek, CL=Claytor Lake, CP=Chippokes, DO=Douthat, FL=First Landing, FS=Fairy Stone, HM=Hungry Mother, JR=James River, KP=Kiptopeke, LA=Lake Anna, NT=Natural Tunnel, OC=Occoneechee, SH=Shenandoah River, SM=Smith Mountain, SR=Staunton River, SWVAM=Southwest Virginia Museum Poplar Hill Cottage, TL=Twin Lakes, WE=Westmoreland
Pets are allowed in all overnight facilities $10 per night per pet plus tax.
There is a non refundable $5 transaction fee with all overnight reservations.

Effective January 1, 2012
CABIN SEASONS
NOTE: Cabins, Lodges, Yurt, RV trailers at Kiptopeke require 7-night weekly stay in prime season, however you may call 1-800-933-7275 9am to 5pm ET Mon-Fri, 1 month prior to your desired arrival date during prime season, to see if there is a vacancy for the required 2-night minimum stay (only done by phone). Outside prime season (Labor Day through Thursday night prior to Memorial weekend annually we require a 2-night minimum stay and you may reserve online or via 800 number up to 11 mos in advance.
Camping Cabins and Camp Lodges require only 2-night minimum stay during camping season as these are camping facilities, not offering any cabin/lodge amenities.
PARK PRIME SEASON MID SEASON OFF SEASON
Bear Creek Lake
Belle Isle
Chippokes Plantation
First Landing
Kiptopeke
Yurt Closes Labor Day
RVs Close first Mon in Dec
Lake Anna
Occoneechee
Southwest Virginia Museum
Staunton River
Twin Lakes
Westmoreland
Friday night prior to Memorial Day thru the Sunday night prior to Labor Day April 1 thru the Thursday night prior to Memorial Day, and Labor Day thru November 30*** December 1 thru March 31***
Claytor Lake
Douthat
Fairy Stone
Hungry Mother
James River
Natural Tunnel
Shenandoah River
Smith Mt Lake
Friday night prior to Memorial Day thru the Sunday night prior to Labor Day, and October 1 thru October 31 April 1 thru the Thursday night prior to Memorial Day, and Labor Day thru September 30, and November 1-November 30*** December 1 thru March 31***
The following major holiday periods will be charged prime season rates:

***Wed-Sat nights of Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve & Christmas Day; New Year's Eve & New Year's Day (arrivals are not allowed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day nor New Year's Day so our cleaning staff may be with their families)

Virginia State Parks Camping Fees
Effective January 1, 2014
PARK STANDARD ELEC & WATER ELEC / WATER / SEWER PRIMITIVE SITE SPECIFIC GROUP CAMPING SPECIAL
BEAR CREEK LAKE $20 $30 $122
BEAR CREEK LAKE
WATERVIEW
$26
BELLE ISLE $30 $33
CHIPPOKES $30 CG A
$33 CG B
$36 $67
CLAYTOR LAKE $20 $30
DOUTHAT $26 $30 $33 Stalls
$9 Cov
FAIRY STONE $30 $20 Stalls
$9 Cov
FALSE CAPE $11
FIRST LANDING $24 $35 $27 Std
$38 E/W
$24
GRAYSON HIGHLANDS $20 $30 $15
Elec ONLY Nov & Mar-Apr; No water; horse campground
$23 Std
$33 E/W
$67 Stalls
$9 Cov
$7 Open
HOLLIDAY LAKE $30 $97
HUNGRY MOTHER $20 $30 $33 $23 Std
$33 W/E
$36 W/E/S
JAMES RIVER $30 $13 $67 Tent Stalls
$9 Cov
$7 Open
KIPTOPEKE $24 $35 $40 $24
LAKE ANNA $24 $35
NATURAL TUNNEL $30 $67
NEW RIVER TRAIL
FOSTER FALLS & CLIFFVIEW
$15
$12 / Baker Island
$15
$61 / Baker Is.
Buddy Site
NEW RIVER TRAIL
 NON-RESERVED SITES
$15 reserved
$12 non-reserved
OCCONEECHEE $20 $30 $15 Horse Campsite Stalls
$9 Cov
OCCONEECHEE WATERFRONT $26 $33
POCAHONTAS $30 $78
SHENANDOAH RIVER $20 $35 $67
SKY MEADOWS $15 Lg Group $100
Small Grp $67
Buddy Site $35
SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE $20 $30
STAUNTON RIVER $20 $30 Stalls
$9 Cov
TWIN LAKES $30
WESTMORELAND $20 $30 $122 Group
$78 Buddy
Applicable Virginia Sales Tax will be added to all fees. Fees subject to change.
Dogs are allowed at all overnight camping facilities (access restricted at False Cape
There is a non refundable $5 transaction fee with all overnight reservations.
Virginia State Park Passes
All passes other than lifetime passes are good for one year from date of purchase. Visit this page to learn more about annual and lifetime passes.
Effective Jan. 1, 2012
PARKING PASSPORTS
Lifetime Naturally Yours Passport Plus Lifetime Parking and Admission to all State Parks Age to 40 $333
Age 41-45 $300
Age 46-50 $266
Age 51-55 $233
Age 56-61 $200
Naturally Yours Passport Plus Parking and Admission to all State Parks and Plus Package amenities $66
Naturally Yours Parking Passport Parking and Admission for one park of customer's choice $40
Veteran Disability Passport Free Parking and Admission to all State Parks plus 50 percent camping discount; proof 100 percent rated disabled due to military injury. Free
Disability Passport Free Parking to all State Parks. Not required if customer has disability license plate/decal. Free
BOAT LAUNCHING PASSPORTS
Lifetime Naturally Yours Passport Plus for Boaters or horsetrailer (Maximum of 2 horses) Lifetime Parking, Admission and Boat Launching to all State Parks and Plus Package amenities Age to 40 $667
Age 41-45 $600
Age 46-50 $534
Age 51-55 $466
Age 56-61 $400
Naturally Yours Passport Plus for Boaters or Horsetrailer (Maximum of 2 horses) Parking, Admission and Boat Launching to all State Parks and Plus Package amenities $167
Naturally Yours Park/Launch Passport - Leesylvania and all Parks Parking, Admission and Boat Launching to all State Parks (no Plus amenities) $141
Naturally Yours Park/Launch Passport - First Landing, Kiptopeke or Lake Anna Parking and Boat Launching at one of the following parks: First Landing, Kiptopeke, Lake Anna $107
Naturally Yours Park/Launch Passport Parking and Boat Launching at one of the following parks: Belle Isle, Claytor Lake, James River (trailer launching), Smith Mountain, Westmoreland, York River $87
Handicapped Launch Passport Boat Launching Pass at any State Park (requires disability decal or State Park Disability Pass) $48
Buggs Island Special Park/Launch Passport Parking and Boat Launching at Occoneechee and Staunton River state parks $55
SENIOR CITIZEN PASSPORTS (62 years or older, proof of age may be required)  
Senior Lifetime Naturally Yours Passport Plus Lifetime Parking and Admission to all State Parks and Plus Package amenities $121
Senior Naturally Yours Passport Plus Parking and Admission to all State Parks and Plus Package amenities $36
Senior Naturally Yours Parking Passport Parking and Admission for one park of customer's choice $24
Lifetime Naturally Yours Passport Plus for Boaters or horsetrailer Lifetime Parking, Admission and Boat Launching to all State Parks and Plus Package amenities $345
Naturally Yours Passort Plus for Boaters Parking, Admission and Boat Launching to all State Parks and Plus Package amenities $133
Naturally Yours Park/Launch Passport - Leesylvania and all Parks Parking, Admission and Boat Launching to all State Parks (no Plus amenities) $120
Naturally Yours Park/Launch Passport - First Landing, Kiptopeke or Lake Anna Parking and Boat Launching at one of the following parks: First Landing, Kiptopeke, Lake Anna $87
Naturally Yours Park/Launch Passport Parking and Boat Launching at one of the following parks: Belle Isle, Claytor Lake, James River (trailer launching), Smith Mountain, Westmoreland, York River $73
Reissue of Lost/Stolen Passport $10
Plus Packages: Include 10% discount on camping, 10% discount on state park merchandise, 10% discount on equipment rentals (may not apply to non-park operated concessions), 10% discount on shelter and amphitheater rentals, Virginia State Parks bumper sticker
Picnic Shelters
Effective January 1, 2012
  All Day
Standard Small Picnic Shelter $60
Standard Large Picnic Shelter and Claytor Lake Gazebo $90
Chippokes Plantation Conference Shelter $315 per function
Shenandoah Large Group Shelter $130
Leesylvania and Mason Neck Shelters $130
Mason Neck Shelter (Oct thru April) $64
Leesylvania Lee's Landing Shelter $400
Applicable Virginia Sales Tax will be added to all shelter fees
Swimming Fees
Cabin and Camping Guests Swim For Free Unless Noted Below
Effective January 1, 2012
    Under 3 Ages 3-12 13 and over
All parks with fee swimming unless noted below Weekday Free $2 $3
Weekend Free $3 $4
Natural Tunnel, Staunton River, Westmoreland Weekday Free $3 $4
Weekend Free $4 $5
Pocahontas Weekday Free $5 $6
Weekend Free $7 $8
Group Swimming: (All ages)
Pocahontas (each, 20 persons or more, 7 day advance registration required) Weekday Free $4 $4
Weekend Free $5 $5
Staunton River, Natural Tunnel, Westmoreland (each, 20 persons or more) Weekday Free $2.50 $3.50
Weekend Free $3.50 $3.50
All Other Parks (each, 10 persons or more) Weekday Free $1.50 $2.50
Weekend Free $2 $3
Season Swimming Permit (includes Parking):
Pocahontas $66 $77
Natural Tunnel, Staunton River, Westmoreland $55 $66
All Other Parks $44 $55
Swimming Coupon Book: (All ages)
Pocahontas $95 per 20 coupons $50 per 10 coupons
Natural Tunnel, Staunton River, Westmoreland $58 per 20 coupons $31 per 10 coupons
All Other Parks $44 per 20 coupons $23 per 10 coupons
Campers utilizing primitive group camps $1 all ages, any day
Pocahontas Group Cabin Users $3 all ages, any day