Leave No Trace and Campground Regulations
Campground regulations are organized below by the seven Leave No Trace principles. They will help you minimize your effects on the environment of Blackwoods and Seawall Campgrounds
and ensure a natural, safe, clean, and peaceful experience for you and other campers.
1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
All campsites have limitations for vehicles, camping equipment, and party size. Call the campground or check your reservation ticket before arrival to ensure the site meets your needs.
- Individual Sites: Only one type of camping equipment (trailer, motor home, tent trailer, or tent) and one motor vehicle per site. Maximum RVs size is 35” feet long and 11’ 8” high, with no more than one pull-out room. One large or two small tents per site. Maximum six persons or one family per site.
- Group Sites: Maximum 15 persons per group sites. Maximum three vehicles per site.
2. Camp and Travel on Durable Surfaces
- Place all camping equipment (car, tents, etc.) on the gravel pad when provided.
- Use established paths throughout the campground.
- Do not hang lanterns from trees. Bark is not durable to heat.
3. Dispose of Waste Properly
- Wash dishes at campsites or washing sinks (if provided) and dispose of gray water at drains provided. Do not wash dishes or hair at water spigots or in restrooms.
- RV waste water outlets must have a bucket under them, which must be disposed of in gray water drains or at the dump station.
- Recycle glass, plastic, and aluminum containers in the bins provided. Dispose of food waste and trash in animal-proof garbage cans.
4. Leave What You Find
- Do not dig trenches, drive nails or hatchets into trees, or carve on picnic tables.
5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
- Build fires only on the concrete grill pad. Do not leave them unattended, including when you sleep.
- Firewood may be collected for use as fuel for campfires within the park, except within the campgrounds, where park-provided wood piles are usually available. Only dead and down wood may be collected. Standing trees and their limbs, dead or alive, may not be taken. Better yet, purchase firewood locally. Chainsaws may not be used to gather wood.
- Keep fire grates clear of cans, aluminum, food scraps, and other non-burnable trash.
6. Respect Wildlife
- Store all food securely (utensils and garbage, too) in hard-sided food lockers or vehicles when not in use.
- Do not feed wildlife. Rabies is endemic in park raccoons.
- Keep your pets leashed at all times and do not leave them unattended. Clean up pet waste.
7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
- Quiet Hours: 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. At all times, keep your noise level reasonable.
- Generator Use: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. At all times, limit use to that which is necessary. Do not connect to any water or electric utility.
- Check Out Time/Renewal Time: 10 a.m.
- Mark your campsite with low-value personal property (tablecloth, chair, etc.)to show it is occupied.
- Payment and registration is required to camp.
- Speed limit is 15 mph.
- Campground loop roads are one way.
- Bicycles must obey all traffic signs and regulations.
- Skateboarding and roller skating are not permitted.
- Observe the stop sign each time you enter.
- Remove detachable mirrors when not towing.