Campground Rules

Nov 11, 2023


  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 watertight 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. Vehicles are not permitted to be stored in the campgrounds during the off season. There are storage areas for monthly rental available upon request.
  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 and only one golf cart are permitted on each campsite. All other vehicles shall be parked in the areas provided for this purpose. During the camping season, boat trailers cannot 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. The use of the Club House is recommended for larger parties. Conduct unsuitable for a family-oriented campground such as foul language, profanity and nighttime adult swimming are not permitted.
  9. Trees need to be respected. No trimming or removal of any tree is permitted unless approved in writing by management. Chain saws are not permitted in the campground unless approved in writing by management. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. The speed limit for golf carts and other vehicles is 5 MPH.
  14. Reckless or aggressive driving of a golf cart is prohibited.
  15. 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.
  16. All golf carts must display a number showing the number of the campsite with witch it is associated. The number shall be 2″ in height and be on both sides of the golf cart. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. CAMPER PLACEMENT: 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.
  19. 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. There are high voltage underground electric lines in the campground that when contacted can cause severe bodily injury and/or death. No ground penetration of the more than 14 inches shall be made in the campground without the written permission of management. 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 for existing, but Lotus Cove Management may determine that an enclosure restricts water view and mandate all sides of enclosure be left open and sheds moved to not restrict view. 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.
  20. OFF SEASON BOAT STORAGE: Boats 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 first Saturday in 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.
  21. SELLING 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.
  22. WATER SERVICE, wastewater 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).
  23. 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 25 kWh of each reading is included in the annual camping fee. The next 175 kWh is billed at the rate of $0.22 or 22 cents per kWh All kWh above 200kWh are billed at a rate of $0.18 or 18 cents per kWh. There is no minimum charge or meter reading charge. The new rates will be effective Feb 2024.  Additional readings may be done to insure electric is off during the winter and for high usage accounts. These interim readings will be billed at the $0.18 rate for every kWh used. Rates are subject to change based on Pioneer Electric’s rate adjustments.
  24. 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.
  25. UNIT TRANSFER: 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 campsite a fee will be charged to the seller. When a camper sells his/her camping unit and the camping unit remains in the campground a transfer fee of $150 shall be paid for non-waterfront units and $TBD for waterfront units. This fee is to be paid to Lotus Cove Campground. Please see Rule#29 for additional clarification on waterfront unit transfers.
  26. RESERVATION FEE: A reservation fee for the next year’s camping season is billable and payable by October 30th 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 or refundable 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 March 15th. After this time all sites not fully paid for and reservation fee paid, will be listed as available and will be on a first come first-service basis. No rental reservation fee will be returned if a camping unit vacates the campground between November 1st and the first Saturday in May.
  27. 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% premium is applied to the remaining campsite fee after any paid reservation fee. After 30 days, all late payments are subject to a $10 + 2% per month fee.
  28. 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.
  29. TRANSFER OF A CAMPSITE FEES: When management approves, in writing, the transfer of a waterfront campsite a fee of $TBD shall be charged to the seller. A non-waterfront site fee of $150 will be charged. The fee and all other billed fees must be paid before transaction is approved by Lotus Cove. A form for the above is available on the web site.
  30. CAMPSITE APPEARANCE AND 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 appearance and maintenance of his/her campsite. If necessary, management will mow grass and remove leaves etc. and invoice the camper. Unsightly items such as wood pallets, reels for wire and/or cable are not to be stored or used as furniture/fence on a campsite. Firewood can be supplied by others than Lotus Cove, but the preparation or cutting of firewood shall not be an activity that is performed in the campground.
  31. 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 for an Activity Director, 50/50 drawings are held from time to time, and other activities that may raise funds.
  32. OPERATIONAL NOTES: Lawnmowers are 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 to C129. Fire extinguishers are located on the maintenance building by C46 and by the electrical panels by C148 and C115. An emergency phone is located at 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.
  33. RULE VIOLATIONS: May result in the camper being put on probation and/or a violation fee of $50 per violation. Note all violation fees will be deposited in the campers’ activity fund. Each week that a violation continues shall be considered as an additional violation. Continuation of a violation of the rules 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.

Boat Dock Regulations

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.

Health Department RV Spacing Requirements:

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