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August 12, 2020

Aug 10 Camping at HTP during this time of COVID

In an effort to answer some of the many questions we are fielding at the campground, I wanted to repost information regarding camping and COVID.


Camping in a time of COVID-19

In the Commonwealth:

Virginia entered Phase Three of the Forward Virginia reopening plan on July 1. In accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), all social distancing measures continue to apply (maintaining >6’ distance from others), as well as the requirement for people over the age of 10 to wear cloth masks/face coverings in public settings. Group gatherings are limited to 50 persons and  everyone should continue to avoid mass gatherings and crowded places to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

At the beach:

The beaches are open for swimming, sunbathing, fishing, and active recreation; group sports (volleyball, flag football, etc.) as well as tents or large groups of umbrellas are restricted. Guidelines concerning social distancing and wearing face masks still apply at the beach and local businesses.

At the campground:

We are adhering to the guidelines as set forth by the VDH. To minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission to you, our other guests, and our staff at Holiday Trav-L-Park, you must understand and abide by the following mandatory requirements to camp with us:

  • If you currently have a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or have had known exposure to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, you are not permitted to enter the campground.
  • All guests must maintain >6’ apart from persons with whom they are not normally in physical contact.
  • Face masks must be worn by all persons entering Face masks must be worn by all persons entering into public spaces, such as in our office, campground store, Food Mart, and bathroom facilities.
  • If you must enter the office, please be aware of the number of people in the office and wait outside until someone leaves if there are more than 4 groups or 10 people inside.

Currently we have three of our pools open and each may operate to a maximum of 75% of normal maximum capacity.  All chairs and tables have been removed from the pool decks; we ask that guests lounge at their campsites rather than around the pools.

The playgrounds are open using standard COVID etiquette – keep your spacing, try to limit to one family at a time using the equipment and wash your hands before and after use.

As we cannot allow gatherings of greater than 50 persons, we do not have any musical entertainment or bingo scheduled at this time.

The trolley service also will not be operating this year.  Our parking lot for 150 vehicles at the NW corner of 9th and Pacific is available for your use ....but bring your bikes to most easily access the beach and enjoy the oceanfront area.

Our game room remains closed and our cafe has been open on weekend evenings serving ice cream and drinks.

To further limit unnecessary contact and potential exposure to our employees, we ask that our guests have their reservation balances paid in full prior to arrival. Provided you have done this, attached to this e-mail you should find a vehicle parking pass that you can print for yourself and upon arrival proceed directly to your site. To check in, you can use the mobile check-in option provided in this email.

Thank you for all your efforts to keep yourself and fellow campers safe! We look forward to hosting you for your stay!!