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Rules and Regulations

Below are the Rules and Regulations for both

Lakeshore Family Campground & Lake Monticello.

Lakeshore Family Campground Rules and Regulations

  • CANCELLATION POLICY - Cancellations 15+ days in advance will receive a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. -14 days in advance will receive a 50% refund minus a $25 fee. -7 days in advance will not receive a refund.​

  • SPEED LIMIT - A maximum speed of 5 miles per hour throughout the campground for all vehicles.

  • TENT CAMPING IS NOT PERMITTED - Lakeshore Family Campground does not have a bathhouse so tent camping is prohibited. 

  • RECREATIONAL MODES OF TRANSPORTATION - All motorized recreational vehicles are prohibited (4 wheelers, atv's, side-by-sides, golf carts)

  • CHILDREN - Parents are responsible for the safety and behavior of their children and their guests at all times.  

  • CAMPFIRES -  All fires are to be contained within the fire ring or pit.  Do not place materials other than firewood in the fire ring. Do not leave fires unattended. They must be extinguished before retiring or leaving the site. 

  • FIREARMS/DRUGS/ALCOHOL - The use and display of firearms, bows and arrows, air arms, paintball guns, fireworks, explosives, weapons, and illegal drugs or substances is strictly prohibited. In keeping with the family environment, excessive use of alcoholic beverages will not be tolerated. Any individual who violates these guidelines, or by their actions or words disturbs the peace, creates conflict, or otherwise creates a situation not in keeping with the family environment WILL be instructed to leave the park.

  • GRAY WATER - State law prohibits the discharge of gray or black water (sewer) on the ground or stored in containers. 

  • LAUNDRY/CLOTHESLINES - Clotheslines are not permitted on sites.

  • LAKE SAFETY - Guest assume all responsibility for their safety on the lake. No lifeguard is present, we strongly encourage the use of flotation devices, such as life jackets, to be used for your safety.

  • PETS - Pets are required to be leashed and under the control of the pet owner at all times.  Pet owners must pickup after their animals. Aggressive dogs will not be tolerated.**

    • **Lakeshore Family Campground shall be held harmless and assumes no liability, implied or otherwise, for animal bites or injury.

  • QUIET HOURS - Quiet hours are from 9:00 pm to 8:00 am Sun-Thur, 10:00 pm - 8:00 am Fri/Sat

Lake Monticello Rules and Regulations

Lakeshore Family Campground has included the following summary to ensure guests understand the rules and limitations for Lake Monticello.  Not all shown below will apply to guests but all have been summarized from Dominion Energy's Lake Monticello Shoreline Management Plan. Please see full document at link provided for more information.

Boating Laws

  • The boating laws of South Carolina are enforced by the SCDNR


What is Lake Monticello?

  • The Monticello Reservoir is a pumped storage project for V.C. Summer Nuclear Station.

    • Water levels can fluctuate vertically up to 4.5 to 5 feet over a 10 to 12 hour period during generation phases. The fluctuation of the reservoir can, at times, limit or restrict the use of most docks on the Monticello shoreline. This rapid fluctuation makes it especially important for boaters and other lake recreators to assume a high degree of personal responsibility for their own safety by being especially aware and cautious.

  • The Nuclear Regulatory commission requires a one-mile radius exclusion zone surrounding the Summer Station. This area, encompassing approximately 7.2 miles of shoreline, is designated by warning signs on the landward side and by buoys on the lakeward side. Admittance to this area is restricted in order to comply with the licensing requirements for the V. C. Summer Nuclear Station.

  • There is a buffer zone, also known as the "blue line", between the back of the property and the lake, that is owned and managed by Dominion Energy to retain the natural aesthetic, erosion control, and wildlife habitat of the lake.

    • At Lakeshore Family Campground this area includes all land and trees between back wire fence and the lake.

    • No clearing or removal of trees or vegetative cover within the buffer zone will be permitted. The trees, bushes, and other vegetation growing on and above the 425 contour play an important role in protecting the environmental, scenic, and recreational values of the reservoir.

    • Note: this means this area is not owned by Lakeshore Family Campground and any modifications or management of the area was not allowed by Dominion Energy. Take precautions for steeper slope to access the dock and lake.


    • ​No roofs or covers over docks

    • No boat slips

    • No jet skis

    • No water skiing

    • No Parasailing

    • No Paragliding

    • No boathouses

    • No fueling facilities permitted on dock

    • No fences within the buffer zone

    • No electrical service within the buffer zone

    • No private boat ramps

    • No boat lifts

    • No mooring

    • No houseboats

    • No water craft exceeding 30 Feet in length will be permitted to be permanently docked. Docking for more than 14 days is considered to be permanent for the purpose of this provision.

    • No water-craft with MSD (Marine sanitation devices)

    • No excavation/dredging

    • No effluent discharges

    • No commercial marinas

    • No marine rails

    • No sea walls

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