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NPS Campground Design Guide


An internal NPS team has developed draft design guidelines to centralize campground design information. These include details on spatial requirements for expanding campsites to accommodate RV use and guidelines on how to meet accessibility codes while maintaining cultural resource integrity. A kickoff workshop was held at the end of January 2020. Internal outreach included interviews of 17 parks and NPS programs. External outreach included interviews of all public land agencies including state parks. The guide will be a clearinghouse of best practices and the interviews allowed data collection so the team could incorporate existing guidance.

Please review background information files for additional details on the overall strategy.

The NPS Campground Design Guide will be available for public review and comment until 12/4/20.
 
Comment Period: Closed        09/30/2020 - 12/04/2020
Topic Questions:
1. What changes, deletions or additions do you think are needed in the campground design guide? Please be as specific as possible and indicate page numbers or sections as needed.
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