Campground Rules


January 15, 2019

  1. No sewerage or wastewater shall be disposed of onto the ground. All camping units must be connected to a sanitary sewer.  Direct connections to the sanitary system must be water tight and employ a flexible connector or section of flexible pipe to allow for the movement of the camping unit without breaking any sealed joint in the piping.
  2. Trash must be stored in proper containers or in tied plastic bags and then deposited in one of the trash dumpsters provided.  During periods of high occupancy additional trash containers are provided for trash deposits.  Please make use of these containers when the dumpster appears to be filled.  The following should not be deposited in or near the dumpsters:  trash originating from home, such as mattress furniture, tables, chairs and other trash not from camping activity, fishing cleaning waste, campfire ashes, old tires, and aluminum cans.  Aluminum cans should be placed in the blue barrels for recycling.  Note that the proceeds from the sale of the aluminum cans are deposited in the campers’ activity fund. 
  3. Car, truck or other vehicle repairs are not permitted in the campgrounds.
  4. Firearms and illegal drugs are not permitted in the campgrounds
  5. Only one camping unit (other than an additional portable camping unit or tent with approval from management) is permitted on each campsite.   Only one vehicle other than a golf cart is permitted on each campsite.  All other vehicles shall be parked in the areas provided for this purpose. During the camping season, boat trailers can not be stored on a campsite.
  6. Please respect other campers’ campsite.  Campers are not permitted to fish from or occupy a campsite unless you rent the campsite or have the permission of the individual that does rent the campsite.  However if you rent a boat dock from Lotus Cove that is in front of a campsite that you do not rent, you are permitted to access the boat dock from the campsite that is adjacent to the boat dock.
  7. Pets other than the breeds of Pit Bull, Rottweiler, Husky,  and Chow (however dogs of the above breeds owned by existing campers as of June 1, 2018 may be, by management, grandfathered and permitted), are permitted in the campgrounds as long as they do not become a source of  justified complaints.  Dogs when outside of a camping unit must be on a leash that does not exceed six feet in length.  All dogs must be licensed and have a tag from their veterinarian both the license tag and the veterinarian tag must be attached to the dog when in the campgrounds.    Pet owner must also clean up any of their pet’s droppings. No more than two dogs are allowed on a campsite at one time. 
  8. Loud music and /or other loud noises, as determined by management, are not permitted at any time.  Quiet time is 11:00PM.  Excessive drinking and loud parties are not permitted.  Conduct unsuitable for a family oriented campgrounds such as foul language and night time adult swimming is not permitted.
  9. Trees need to be respected.  No attachments to trees or tree branches are permitted.  From time to time dead trees or parts thereof need to be removed.  When management decides to remove a large dead tree(s), management may require that a camping unit(s) be temporarily removed from a campsite.  If a camper does not want to remove the camping unit to allow for removal of a tree or trees the owner of the camping unit may be allowed to pay the additional cost of having the tree or trees removed with camping unit on the campsite.
  10. The club house is for the use of all campers.  Please help keep the club house clean by cleaning up after any use that you may make of the club house.
  11. All – terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) and other similar vehicles are not permitted in the campground or in the State owned woods to the North and East of the campground.  ATV’s operated by management for managerial, maintenance and/or operational purposes are exempt from this rule.


  1. Children under the age of 14 shall not operate a golf cart in the campground unless a rider of at least 18 years of age is a rider in the same golf cart.
  2. The speed limit for golf carts and other vehicles is 5 MPH.
  3. Reckless or aggressive driving of a golf cart is prohibited.
  4. For your safety and respect for the people of the surrounding community, please drive golf carts in a safe and respectful manner when traveling outside of the campground.
  5. Any golf cart used after sunset must have proper operational lights.  After 11:50PM golf carts are not permitted to be operated in the campground. Golf carts  shall not be operated in the State owned woods to the North and East of the campground.
  6. The golf cart rules are for the safety of all campers.  Choosing not to adhere to golf cart rules may result in an individual’s golf cart driving rights to be forfeited and may also result in the golf cart being prohibited in the campgrounds.


  1. Camping units must be placed on a campsite in accordance with health department rules.  An additional portable camping unit, without a holding tank, may be placed on a campsite, provided it is approved by management and that it complies with placement rules of the health department.  A health department placement rule drawing is attached and made a part of these campground rules.
  2. The camping season begins on the first Saturday in April and ends on or about the end of October.  The exact date will be published as the end of October approaches.  Camping units may remain in the campground after the end of the season, provided that all fees, including a reservation fee for the next camping season, have been paid.  Management and owner are not responsible for any damage of any nature to a camping unit, boat or other property when in the campground at any time.  No storage structure, patio, concrete slab, awning, covering, enclosure or any other structure shall be installed unless approved in writing by management.  Any enclosure must be open on two sides. A camper shall provide a sketch or drawing showing details of one of the above on a form for this purpose which is available on the web site.
  3. Boats, in the off season, can be stored in the campground or the designated storage areas.   All  boats which are stored in the campgrounds shall be placed in the water or removed from the campground  by the end of May.  When boats are stored in the campground during the off season care must be taken so as to not block access of emergency fire vehicles.   All stored boats and/or boat trailers shall be marked with a tag listing the owner and the campsite number of the owner.  Limited storage by Lotus Cove is available for boats, boat trailers and pontoon boats for a monthly fee of $30, $20 and $40 respectively.     
  4.  Boats and other items, with approval of management, may be placed in an approved location for selling.  The time limit for such a placement is 16 days unless otherwise approved.  You may have to move the unit each week to allow for grass mowing.
  5. Water service, waste water service, and refuse service are included in the camping fee. Any hose connection between the campground water system and a camping unit, for water service, shall be made by employing an approved health department  hose complying with (NSF 61).
  6. Electric service is metered and the meters are read four times a year and the resulting electric use is billed to the camper.  The first 100 kWh of each reading is included in the annual camping fee. The next 100 kWh is billed at the rate of $0.19 or 19 cents per kWH   All kWh above  200 kWh are billed at a rate of $.14 or 14 cents per kWh. There is no minimum charge or meter reading  charge.
  7. RENTAL DEPOSIT:  Campers are required to make a rental deposit in an amount as determined by management, to assure that electric bills are paid and that any vacated campsite will be left clean without items left behind.  Any improvements made to a campsite that are removed by a vacating camper, must not create a void or a need to repair the campsite.  The rental deposit or a portion of it will be returned when a camping unit vacates the campground and management is satisfied that all fees have been paid and the campsite is in good condition.  However, no rental deposit will be returned if a camping unit vacates the campground between November 1st and the first Saturday in May.
  8. When a camper sells his/her camping unit and the camping unit remains in the campground a transfer fee of $95 shall be paid to Lotus Cove Campground.  However, this paragraph shall not apply to the seller of a unit on a waterfront campsite when the seller has paid a $500 transfer fee.
  9. RESERVATION FEE:  A reservation fee for the next year’s camping season is billable and payable in October of each year.  This reservation fee is to allow for planning purposes and is not in addition to the total fee charged for the campsite.  Paid reservation fees and reservations are not transferable, unless specifically permitted in writing by management.  In order to hold a reservation for a campsite, which was made by the payment of the reservation fee,   all fees for the upcoming season must be paid in full by the end of the annual campers’ party, which is usually held at the beginning of April of each year.  After this time all sites not fully paid for, are on a first come first-service basis. A $20 discount is given for full payment by the end of the campers’ party or as otherwise stated on the camping invoice. 
  10. DELAYED PAYMENT PLAN/LATE FEES: In lieu of making all payments as stated above, a three payment plan may be available.  When approved by management, this plan allows for the payments in April, May and June.  When approved a 10% adder is applied to the remaining campsite fee after any paid reservation fee. After 30 days all late payments are subject to a 2% per month finance fee. 
  11. FOR SALE SIGN:  A for sale sign for a camper on a campsite may be displayed in the campground provided that all fees, including the rental deposit, and any billed reservation fee for the campsite has been paid in full.
  12. TRANSFER OF A WATER FRONT CAMPSITE:  Present campers and perspective campers are advised not to assume that if they sell or buy a camping unit that the camping unit can remain on the campsite that it occupies at the time of a sale.  Management reserves the right to assign campsites to other individuals. However, from time to time a camper wishes to sell a camping unit on a premium water front campsite and desires to sell their camping unit with the understanding that the new owner of the camping unit may have the purchased camping unit remain on the campsite that it occupied at the time of the sale. When management approves, in writing, the transfer of a water front campsite a fee of $500 shall be charged to the seller.  This $500 fee and all other billed fees must be paid before the above mentioned for sale sign is displayed. A form for the above is available on the web site.
  13. Campsite maintenance: Each camping season a weekend is designated as spring cleanup week or day.  It is expected that by the end of this weekend  that all campsites are cleaned of leaves and debris, grass mowed and that camping units are pressure washed as needed. All camping units or campsites, c1 thru c99, shall also be marked with the campsite number by installing 2” numbers at least 6” above the ground visible from the roadway. If needed, management, will after the above mentioned weekend, perform the above and a proper fee will be charged to the camper’s account.  If you as a camper would like to have the above work performed for you, make this known to management before the cleanup weekend and management will perform the work at an agreed price.  Each camper is responsible for maintenance of his/her campsite.  If necessary management will mow grass and remove leaves etc. and invoice the camper.
  14. Activity Fund:  The campers of Lotus Cove maintain a campers’ activity fund which is used to fund various activities during the camping season.  The sources of revenue for the fund are as follows: an optional $20 fee is included in the invoice for annual camping, management contributes $500 each year, 50/50 drawings are held from time to time, and proceeds from the sale of aluminum cans are put into the fund.
  15. Operational Information:  Lawnmowers is available for the use of campers in the maintenance storage building by the trash dumpster adjacent to C46. A second lawnmower is available in the storage shed next C119.  Fire extinguishers are located on the maintenance building by C46 and by the electrical  panels by C148 and C115.  An emergency phone is located in the patio  area close to the entrance door of the club house.  A first aid kit is provided in the club house in the cabinet marked FIRST AID.


  1. A park manager(s) is employed to manage the campground and represents management in the day to day activities at the campground.  Management reserves the right to amend these rules, as deemed necessary by management, to provide a peaceful campground and to address issues as they arise.  Violation of the above rules and regulations will be cause for termination of a campers’ right to a campsite and/or any right to be in the campground.  Any prorated share of the fee, which management deems fair, may be returned to a camper but, the violator waives the right to any refund of fees.


Health Department Spacing Requirements


To do work on campsite


To store a boat/trailer




I have read the campground rules including the health department spacing requirements.


______________________   ______                                                Signature of applicant

Approval by management         Date

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