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Camping unit definition. Camping unit means one of the following: a portable structure, shelter, of motor vehicle designed and intended for occupancy by persons engaged in RVing or camping. The basic camping unit include but are not limited to travel trailer, motorhomes, tents, teepees, yurts, and motor vehicles that will be occupied overnight or other temporary overnight lodging device.
Camping is permitted within designated locations some of which are first come first served and others that are by reservation only and include pitching of tents, parking of trailers, or other camping units as defined above.
No person shall camp at the County parks unless such camping shall be by authority of a valid permit. A camping permit must be purchased prior to establishing a campsite. Reserved camping sites can only be purchased online or at the Parks Department located at at 538 S.W. Wyoming Boulevard Monday through Friday during the regular established business hours. A valid campground use permit shall be located on each camping unit used for camping. Camping units that are vehicles shall display the permit on the driver side of the windshield all others shall display permit in a visible and accessible place.
Each camping unit or individual is permitted to camp for a maximum of ten (10) days in any one campground. Upon the tenth (10) day, the camping unit must be removed or moved to a different campground other than the original campground. Moving to a different space within the original campground will not qualify as moving to a different campground. Changing out campers and/or tents within the original campground or campsite will not qualify as moving to a different campground. The installation of permanent camping facilities is prohibited.
All camping permits start at 3:00 pm on the first day of the permit period and expire at 11:00 am on the last day of the permit period.
All disabled accessible camping sites are reserved for eligible persons, with vehicles displaying an international symbol of access or special license plate including disabled veterans license plates.
No refunds of camping, dock, shelter or lodge fees will be made for any reason, including but not limited to: adverse weather, changing water levels, wildfires, or any other reason. The exception to this rule would be a reservation for a reserved site. If the holder of the reservation meets the requirements of the agreed to reservation and gives proper seven (7) days notice then and only then could there be a credit given to the account holder.
Camp sites located in reservation only camp grounds may be used for picnicking but only by establishing a reservation for a camping unit for the intended period of use. This would be treated just like a reservation for a camping unit however; the use would only be for a picnic. The reservations would be made online or at our Parks Department office located at 538 S.W. Wyoming Boulevard Monday through Friday during the regular established business hours.