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    I know that you can only conceal carry in National Parks, but I am planning on going to a campsite that is not, as far as I know, a National Park.

    http://www.shenandoahriver.com/About_us.html

    Does anyone have any experience with open carrying in private(?) campgrounds for self-defense?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Looks like private property. It would be up to the property owners to allow/deny OC or CC there.

    Just a point: You currently can't CC in National Parks. That victory is being held up by a federal judge. National Forests still follow the rules of the state they are in, however.

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    RedKnightt Beat me to it so....


    Also reading http://www.shenandoahriver.com/campoutback.html

    They do not list any restrictions on firearms but a call could save you some trouble.

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    I've OC'ed in a state campground, no problems. That being said probably only one person saw me the entire time.

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    If you read the Viriginia State Parks web sites faqs page:
    http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/faq.shtml

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    Firearms: Law enforcement officers and those with a concealed weapons permit may carry firearms. During hunts, hunters may have firearms, which should be unloaded and properly stored when outside designated hunt areas. Target shooting is prohibited. Air guns are prohibited.
    But I was thinking preemption plays part meaning OC should be fine but I am not sure hopefully someone else with more knowledge on the subject will chime in.

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    PRIVATE PROPERTY.

    This is not for a state parks campground.
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    Have OCd at numerous private campgrounds in and around Virginia - never had a problem and was definitely noticed by owner/managers.

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    wylde007 wrote:
    PRIVATE PROPERTY.

    This is not for a state parks campground.
    Yes the post was in response to the one that proceeded mine. It was established that the campsite being referred to is privately owned and that they do not have restrictions on firearms posted on their website but the OP should call just to confirm and save himself some possible issue or trouble.

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    Thndr wrote:
    wylde007 wrote:
    PRIVATE PROPERTY.

    This is not for a state parks campground.
    Yes the post was in response to the one that proceeded mine. It was established that the campsite being referred to is privately owned and that they do not have restrictions on firearms posted on their website but the OP should call just to confirm and save himself some possible issue or trouble.
    Better yet, have a backup plan to lock it if they do complain. A phone call ahead of time is a chance for a proprietor to say "no" without thinking it through. If he sees you, though, and sees you're not trouble, you're ahead of the game.
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    a call could save you some trouble.
    Never give them a chance to say NO ahead of time.

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    The parks usually just confuse me. City, State, County, Federal, private. I think I'll figure it out one of these days.

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    Thndr wrote:
    If you read the Viriginia State Parks web sites faqs page:
    http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/faq.shtml

    [/b]
    Firearms: Law enforcement officers and those with a concealed weapons permit may carry firearms. During hunts, hunters may have firearms, which should be unloaded and properly stored when outside designated hunt areas. Target shooting is prohibited. Air guns are prohibited.
    I've never seen a concealed weapon permit....what's that thing look like?

    You'd think that one state agencywould callthe form used by another state agency by its correct name...

    No wait, that makes too much sense...
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    ProShooter wrote:
    Thndr wrote:
    If you read the Viriginia State Parks web sites faqs page:
    http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/faq.shtml

    Firearms: Law enforcement officers and those with a concealed weapons permit may carry firearms. During hunts, hunters may have firearms, which should be unloaded and properly stored when outside designated hunt areas. Target shooting is prohibited. Air guns are prohibited.
    I've never seen a concealed weapon permit....what's that thing look like?

    You'd think that one state agencywould callthe form used by another state agency by its correct name...

    No wait, that makes too much sense...
    Ya think.....

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