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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 visit the Reserve America site to reserve campsites, cabins, lodges and picnic shelters now.

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
No charge for Parking or Boat Launch for Campers and Cabins Guests (up to 2 vehicles)
Special Parking and Admission fees may apply for Special Events
Effective Jan. 1, 2015 Weekdays
In State
Weekends
In State
Weekdays
Out of State
Weekends
Out of State
Daily Parking fees for Passenger Vehicles (up to 8 passengers)
All parks unless listed below $3 $4 $3 $4
Claytor Lake, Chippokes, Douthat, Fairy Stone, Kiptopeke, Grayson Highlands, New River Trail, Sky Meadows, Smith Mountain Lake $4 $5 $4 $5
First Landing, Mason Neck, Westmoreland $4 $5 $6 $7
All days excluding holidays and prime season weekends: Lake Anna, Leesylvania, Pocahontas, Shenandoah River $4 $5 $4 $5
Prime season, Holidays and weekends only: Lake Anna, Leesylvania, Pocahontas, Shenandoah River $7 $7 $7 $7
Prime season, Holidays and weekends only: First Landing, Westmoreland $7 $7 $9 $9
York River Croaker Landing (also requires boat launch fee for all vehicles) $3 $3 $3 $3
Grayson Highlands Backpacker Parking $10 up to 3 days
Horse Trailer Parking Fee (Covers up to 2 horses in the same trailer, also requires vehicle parking fee)
All parks unless listed below, per trailer $3 $3 $3 $3
Lake Anna, per trailer $4 $4 $4 $4
Surcharge for additional horse in same trailer, per horse $2 $2 $2 $2
Other Trailer Parking Fee (per trailer for other than horse trailers and those covered by boat launching fees, in addition to regular parking) $2 $2 $2 $2
Daily Parking for High Occupancy Vehicles (9-15 passengers)
All parks unless listed below $8 $8 $8 $8
Chippokes, Claytor Lake, Douthat, Fairy Stone, Grayson Highlands, Kiptopeke, Lake Anna, Leesylvania, New River Trail, Pocahontas, Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. Shenandoah River, Sky Meadows, Smith Mountain Lake, Staunton River $10 $10 $10 $10
First Landing, Mason Neck, Westmoreland $10 $10 $12 $12
Daily Bus Parking (More than 15 passengers)
All parks unless listed below $10 $10 $10 $10
Claytor Lake, Hungry Mother, Leesylvania, Mason Neck, New River Trail $12 $12 $12 $12
First Landing, Kiptopeke, Lake Anna, Pocahontas, Westmoreland $15 $15 $15 $15
Daily Boat Launch Fees (in addition to regular parking fee)
All parks unless listed below $3 $3 $3 $3
Claytor Lake $2 $2 $2 $2
First Landing, Kiptopeke (with Marine Fishing License), Lake Anna $4 $4 $4 $4
Kiptopeke (without Marine Fishing License), Leesylvania $8 $8 $8 $8
Surcharge for second boat on same trailer (jet ski) $2 $2 $2 $2
Overnight parking at boat launch (where available) $10 $10 $10 $10
Kiptopeke Camper's Boat Launch Fee (does not apply if camper parks trailer at their campsite) $3 $3 $3 $3
Admission Fees Ages 6-12
In State
Age 13 and Up
In State
Ages 6-12
Out of State
Age 13 and Up
Out of State
Shot Tower Free Free Free Free
Southwest Virginia Museum - Individuals $3 $5 $3 $5
Southwest Virginia Museum Group of 10 or more (ages 6-12) $2 each, ages 13 and up) $4 each $2 $4 $2 $4
Southwest Virginia Museum Annual Passes: $6 ages 6-12, $12 ages 13 and up, and $20 for a Family (up to 2 adults and 2 children)
Kiptopeke Fishing Pier Fishing Fee (coupon book for 10 visits is $20) $1 $3 $1 $3
Night Fishing: All parks where available (also requires parking fee) $15 per person, per year $15 per person, per year
Late Night Fishing: All parks where available (also requires parking fee) $3 per person, per night $3 per person, per night
Natural Tunnel Chairlift
Under age 6 Free Free Free Free
Round Trip $3 $3 $3 $3
One Way Trip $2 $2 $2 $2
10 or more Round Trips $2 $2 $2 $2
Daily Pass (per person, unlimited trips) $6 $6 $6 $6
Season Pass $20 $20 $20 $20
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
Where available
$83

$498

$75

$448

$62

$374

$98

$586

$88

$527

$73

$440

1 BEDROOM $98

$585

$88

$526

$74

$438

$115

$688

$103

$619

$86

$515

1 BEDROOM
WATERVIEW or WATERFRONT
All parks unless otherwise noted
$108

$647

$98

$583

$81

$485

$127

$761

$115

$686

$95

$571

1 BEDROOM
CHIPPOKES
$113

$680

$102

$612

$85

$510

$134

$800

$120

$720

$100

$600

2 BEDROOM
All parks unless otherwise noted
$112

$675

$102

$607

$84

$506

$133

$794

$119

$714

$99

$595

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

$708

$106

$636

$88

$530

$139

$833

$125

$748

$104

$624

2 BEDROOM WATERVIEW or WATERFRONT
At all parks unless otherwise noted
$124

$743

$111

$669

$93

$558

$146

$874

$131

$787

$110

$656

2 BEDROOM WATERVIEW or WATERFRONT
BC, LA, OC
$130

$778

$117

$700

$98

$584

$153

$915

$138

$824

$115

$687

2 BEDROOM
FL, CP
$131

$784

$118

$707

$99

$589

$154

$922

$139

$832

$116

$693

3 BEDROOM
Standard, all parks where available unless otherwise noted below
$128

$765

$116

$689

$96

$573

$150

$900

$135

$811

$113

$674

3 BEDROOM
CP, BI GUEST HOUSE
$149

$891

$134

$802

$111

$668

$175

$1,048

$158

$943

$131

$786

3 BEDROOM and 3 BEDROOM WATERVIEW
BC, CL, DO, JR, LA, NT, OC, SH, SW Poplar Hill Cottage
$147

$881

$132

$793

$110

$660

$173

$1,036

$156

$933

$130

$776

TWIN LAKES - HILL LODGE $166

$994

$149

$895

$125

$746

$195

$1,169

$176

$1,053

$147

$878

BELLE ISLE MANSION
DOUTHAT CREASEY LODGE
FAIRY STONE LODGE
$298

$1,788

$269

$1,610

$224

$1,341

$351

$2,104

$316

$1,894

$263

$1,578

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

$2,107

$317

$1,896

$264

$1,580

$414

$2,479

$373

$2,231

$310

$1,859

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

$2,209

$332

$1,988

$276

$1,657

$434

$2,599

$391

$2,339

$326

$1,949

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 $555
$55 $109 $653
KP YURT & TRAVEL TRAILERS (require 7-night minimum stay in prime season) $101 $611
$120 $719
Applicable Virginia Sales Tax will be added to all fees EFFECTIVE Jan. 1, 2015
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. Cabin reservations may be transferred for $20. Lodge reservations may be transferred for $50.
Transfers must be requested no later that the Monday before scheduled arrival.

Effective January 1, 2014
CABIN SEASONS
NOTE: Cabins, Lodges, Yurt, RV trailers at Kiptopeke require a 7-night weekly stay Memorial Weekend through Labor Weekend all other dates have a 2-night requirement. You may reserve online or via 1 800 933 7275 up to 11 months in advance.
Camping Cabins & 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 Nov. 30** Dec. 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 Oct. 1-31 April 1 thru the Thursday night prior to Memorial Day, and Labor Day thru Sept. 30, and Nov. 1-30** Dec. 1 thru March 31**
The following major holiday periods will be charged prime season rates:
**Wed-Sat nights of Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
(arrivals are not accommodated on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day nor New Year's Day so cleaning staff may be with their families)
* Memorial Weekend through Labor Weekend 7 night stay requirement is relaxed to a 2 night requirement within one month of your stay.
Please call the Customer Service Center Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 800-933-7275 for further information.
Virginia State Parks Camping Fees
Virginia Resident Effective Jan. 1, 2015
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 $11 $33
CALEDON $11
CHIPPOKES $30 CG A
$33 CG B
$36 $67
CLAYTOR LAKE $20 $30 $67
DOUTHAT $26 $30 $33 Covered stalls
$9
FAIRY STONE $30 $20 Stalls
$9
FAIRY STONE Horse Camping $20 $20 Covered stalls
$9
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
$15 indiv. sites, $67 group site Stalls
$9 Covered
$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 Covered stalls
$9
KIPTOPEKE $24 $35 $40 $24
LAKE ANNA $24 $35
NATURAL TUNNEL $30 $67
NEW RIVER TRAIL
FOSTER FALLS & CLIFFVIEW
$15 $15 indiv.
$61 / Baker Is.
Buddy Site

Open stalls
$7

NEW RIVER TRAIL
Baker Island - no potable water
$12
OCCONEECHEE $20 $30 $15 Horse Campsite Covered stalls
$9
OCCONEECHEE WATERFRONT $26 $33
POCAHONTAS $30 $81 buddy
POWHATAN $11
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 Covered stalls
$9
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. Camping reservations may be transferred for a $5 fee per reservation.

Virginia State Parks Camping Fees
Virginia NON-Resident Effective January 1, 2015
PARK STANDARD ELEC & WATER ELEC / WATER / SEWER PRIMITIVE SITE SPECIFIC GROUP CAMPING SPECIAL
BEAR CREEK LAKE $24 $35 $144
BEAR CREEK LAKE
WATERVIEW
$31
BELLE ISLE $35 $13 $38
CALEDON $13
CHIPPOKES $35 CG A
$39 CG B
$42 $79
CLAYTOR LAKE $24 $35 $79
DOUTHAT $31 $35 $38 Covered stalls
$9
FAIRY STONE $35 $24  
FAIRY STONE Horse Camping $24 Covered stalls
$9
FALSE CAPE $13
FIRST LANDING $28 $41 $31 Std
$44 E/W
$28
GRAYSON HIGHLANDS $24 $35 $18
Elec ONLY Nov & Mar-Apr; No water; horse campground
$27 Std
$38 E/W
$79 Stalls
$9 Covered
$7 Open
HOLLIDAY LAKE $35 $114
HUNGRY MOTHER $24 $35 $39 $27 Std
$38 W/E
$42 W/E/S
JAMES RIVER $35 $15 $79 Tent Stalls
$9 Covered
$7 Open
KIPTOPEKE $28 $41 $47 $28
LAKE ANNA $28 $41
NATURAL TUNNEL $35 $79
NEW RIVER TRAIL
FOSTER FALLS & CLIFFVIEW
$18 $18
$72 / Baker Is.
Buddy Site
Open stalls
$7
NEW RIVER TRAIL
BAKER ISLAND
$14
OCCONEECHEE $24 $35 $18 Horse Campsite Covered stalls
$9
OCCONEECHEE WATERFRONT $31 $39
POCAHONTAS $35 $95 buddy
POWHATAN $13
SHENANDOAH RIVER $24 $41 $79
SKY MEADOWS $18 Lg Group $118
Small Grp $79
Buddy Site $41
SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE $24 $35
STAUNTON RIVER $24 $35 Covered stall
$9
TWIN LAKES $35
WESTMORELAND $24 $35 $144 Group
$92 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. Camping reservations may be transferred for a $5 fee per reservation.
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, 2015
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
PARKING / BOAT LAUNCHING / EQUESTRIAN 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 $15
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, 2015
  All Day
Standard Small Picnic Shelter $60
Standard Large Picnic Shelter $90
Chippokes Plantation Conference Shelter $315 per function
Claytor Lake Gazebo $96
Leesylvania and Mason Neck Shelters $130
Leesylvania Lee's Landing Shelter $400
Mason Neck Shelter (Oct thru April) $64
Mini Shelters (where available) $21
Shenandoah Large Group Shelter $130
Sky Meadows Large Shelter (Mary's Shelter) $130
Sky Meadows Large Picnic Pad $64
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, 2015
    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