Anyone know of a typical minimum lot size for a campground?
Okay, I don’t know of a “rule” for that, but hey, I would think as long as few campsites fit it is beneficial to semi-public lake access.Alan said:I want to know what a typical minimum parcel size is for a new private campground development. I am working on a zoning ordinance for a client and they have some small undeveloped parcels( 0.5 acre to 4 acres) adjacent to extensive MDNR refuge lands on the coast of Lake Huron. These parcels would fall under a Natural Areas use district and we're trying to determine if these small parcels would be appropriate for campgrounds.
Those are great links! So, if I do the math, I could hypothetically say that a campground must have a minimum of ten sites, each at a minimum of 2,000 square feet each, and must require all the facilities and infrastructure that is required by the Michigan Department of Public Health. If this is the case, then at a minimum, it looks like two acres could do for a campground. But that is way too small! Perhaps five acres is a logical, realistic minimum.donk said:Here are a few by-laws I found on the net, with lot sizes and development standards.
See section 8
See Section 430-25
http://www.co.washington.or.us/deptmts/lut/plan99/codeword/430-11 TO 35.doc#430-25
B. Cabins and cottages. Cabins and cottages shall be treated as transient accommodations; provided, however, that any lot containing cabins and cottages shall contain at least 20,000 square feet.
C. Campgrounds. All site plans for proposed campground development shall demonstrate that:
(1) The applicant has obtained all required state permits and licenses.
(2) Each recreational vehicle, tent, or shelter site shall contain a minimum of 5,000 square feet of suitable land in shoreland areas and 2,500 square feet of suitable land in inland areas, not including driveways and roads, for each site. Land supporting wetland vegetation and land below the normal high water line of a water body shall not be included in calculating land area per site. [Amended 11-5-1991]
(3) The area intended for placement of the recreational vehicle, tent or shelter site and utility and service buildings shall be set back a minimum of 50 feet from the exterior lot lines of the camping area, 100 feet from the normal high water line of a great pond classified GPA or a river flowing to a great pond classified GPA, and 75 feet from the normal high water line of a tributary stream, upland edge of a wetland or any other body of water. [Amended 11-5-1991]
(4) The campground shall be screened from all abutting areas.
(5) Each recreational vehicle, tent or shelter site shall be provided with a trash receptacle.