Trail Guide for Machicomoco State Park (SP) in Virginia. Published by Virginia State Parks.
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WELCOME TO MACHICOMOCO STATE PARK. To make your visit safe and more pleasant, we ask that you observe the following: Take only pictures, leave only footprints. Park in designated areas only. Please note there is a parking fee charged year-round at all Virginia State Parks. Self-pay parking information is found at the park entrance. FISHING – Where fishing is permitted, a valid Virginia saltwater fishing license is required. CARTOP LAUNCH – The car top launch site is for small boat use only. Boats must be hand carried or hand wheeled to access launch facility at the end of a 150 foot pier. No shoreline launch facilities are available in the park. PICNIC SHELTERS – Located in the interpretive area, two PRESERVE – Help preserve your park. Please don’t cut or mar any plants or trees. Collecting animal or plant life is allowed only for scientific purposes by permit from the Richmond headquarters. Don’t feed any wild animals. shelters are available to accommodate up to 50 people and are reservable. A large charcoal grill, electricity and trash cans are located at each shelter. Parking fees are not included in the shelter rental. OPERATING HOURS – The interpretive area, car top launch, GUESTS – Your guests are our guests. For everyone’s trails and boat dock area are open until dusk. The park is open every day of the year, however the park office will be closed on most state holidays. ALCOHOL – State law permits alcohol use only in private areas (inside your cabin or camping unit) or in areas designated on permits issued by the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. PETS – Pets are permitted in enclosed areas or on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Please clean up after your pet. Pets may not be left unattended at any time. DRONES AND OTHER AIRCRAFT – Drones, other unmanned aerial vehicles, including remote control aircraft, and aircraft in general may not be flown in state parks pursuant to 4VAC5-30-400. LITTER – Please help us keep the park clean by placing litter and recyclables in the proper receptacles and recycle centers or carrying out your trash. The releasing of balloons is not allowed. Decorative balloons must be deflated and disposed of as trash. FIRE – Help prevent wildfires. Fires must be confined to grills, camp stoves or designated fire rings. Fires must be attended at all times and extinguished when left. Firewood is generally available for purchase at the park. Campers and guests may collect only down and dead firewood. We enforce all seasonal and emergency bans on open fires. POLLUTION – Help reduce pollution. Dump stations, laundry sinks and slop sinks, where available, are for the proper disposal of wastewater. Please, no boat, RV or car washing. Portable showers that do not drain to wastewater storage tanks are prohibited by state law. Collected wastewater must be disposed of properly. SWIMMING – There are no designated swimming areas. safety and security, please register all visitors with the park office. Visitors will not be admitted to camping and cabin areas unless so identified. Visitors are permitted only between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. QUIET HOURS – Quiet hours are between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The use of generators is prohibited at all times. CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT POLICY Camping: Check-in 4 p.m. Check-out 1 p.m. Yurts: Check-in 4 p.m. Check-out 10 a.m. In many cases, campers may be accommodated prior to the official check-in. Please remember that only those 18 or older may register. The registrant is responsible for all occupants of the campsite or yurt. Feel free to arrive early and enjoy park amenities prior to check-in. Overnight guests are encouraged to be familiar with the early departure policy since it impacts any refund due. The policy and frequently asked questions are here: www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/faq. CAMPING – Camping is allowed only in designated campgrounds and only after following the proper check-in procedure described in the Reservation and Fees Guide available at the park office. Campsite occupancy is for a maximum of six people or the number of people in a single household. Two camping units are allowed per campsite; only one axled camper is allowed per site. All camping units, equipment and vehicles must be placed within the perimeter of the designated campsite without infringing on adjoining campsites or vegetation. Where high-impact areas are designated, all camping units, equipment and vehicles must be within the area’s defined borders. PARKING – Only two motor vehicles, as well as the camping unit, are permitted on a campsite without incurring additional fees. Yurt guests are allowed two vehicles per site. Those with additional vehicles must pay the established parking fee for each day the vehicle is in the park. All vehicles must be parked in designated areas, either at the yurt, campsite or in the designated overflow parking area. Primitive and hike-in sites may have park specific parking restrictions. PARK ACCESSIBILITY – We strive to make each park as Machicomoco State Park barrier-free as possible. Universally accessible facilities are available throughout Virginia State Parks. EMERGENCY – For fire or medical emergencies, dial 9-1-1. For law enforcement or critical maintenance issues, call 800-933-7275 and select the appropriate option. INFORMATION – For more information on Virginia State Parks or to make a cabin or campsite reservation, call 800-933-PARK or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov. TRAIL GUIDE VIRGINIA STATE PARKS ARE A TONIC FOR THE MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT. Museums, visitor centers and nearby historic sites make state parks cultural treasures. The recreational opportunities in state parks are endless and easy to see – from swimming and boating to horseshoes and hiking, there’s always something to do in a Virginia State Park. 3601 Timberneck Farm Rd. Hayes, VA 23072 804-642-2419 firstname.lastname@example.org Park in designated areas only. WWW.VIRGINIASTATEPARKS.GOV 800-933-PARK 0 Orange 3.1 0.7 2.4 Milage 0.25 Campground Parking Yurts Overlook Timberneck House Dump Station Car Top Launch Dock Shelter Restrooms Contact Station Interpretive Area 0.5 pT rail Loo 3.1 mi. Difficulty A = Accessible H, B H H Usage B = Biking E = Equestrian = Moderate = Difficult Loop H = Hiking = Easy Blue Red Forestry Blaze Interpretive Trails Tr 0.75 a F oresty T il rai l try res Fo 3601 Timberneck Farm Road, Hayes, Virginia 23072 804-642-2419, email@example.com Machicomoco State Park 2.4 mi. Miles 1.0 l Trai etive r p r Inte .7 mi.