Manufactured Home Parks and Recreational Camping
Summary of General Requirements for Recreational Camping Areas
- Recreational Camping Vehicle Spacing
- Water Supply
- Sewage Disposal, Toilets and Shower Facilities
- Garbage and Refuse, Insect and Rodent Control, Other Things
- Recreational camping area (RCA), means any area, whether
privately or publicly owned, used on a daily, nightly, weekly, or longer
for the accommodation of five or more tents or recreational camping
vehicles free of charge or for compensation. "Recreational camping
areas" do not include
youth camps, industrial camps, U.S. Forest Service
Camps, state forest service camps, state wildlife management areas
or state owned public access areas which are restricted in use to picnicking
and boat landing, and temporary holding areas for self contained recreational
vehicles created adjacent to motor sports facilities.
camping vehicle (RCV), includes the following:
Any vehicular, portable structure built on a chassis, designed to be used as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational, and vacation uses;
Any structure designed to be mounted on a truck chassis for use as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreation, and vacation;
Any portable, temporary dwelling to be used for travel, recreation, and vacation, constructed as an integral part of a self propelled vehicle; and
Any folding structure, mounted on wheels designed for travel, recreation, and vacation use.
- There must be 10 feet of open space
between the sides of adjacent RCVs and their attachments.
- Minimum site
size of 2,000 square for each RCV.
- All RCVs must be located at least 25 feet from property lines which abut a public street or highway and at least 10 feet from all other property boundary lines.
- The water supply system must meet all applicable MDH requirements
for public water supplies (MN
Rules Chapter 4720 Attention: Non-MDH
link) and water wells
Chapter 4725 Attention: Non-MDH link).
- Water must be available within 400 feet of every
- Minimum water riser pipe size is 3/4 inch; water riser and
sewer riser must be constructed of approved materials and separated
by at least
- All plumbing must be installed in accordance with the Minnesota Plumbing Code, Chapter 4715 Attention: Non-MDH link.
- All sewage and waste
water must be discharged into an approved municipal sewage system
if one is available or an individual on site sewage treatment
system that meets the requirements of the Minnesota
Pollution Control Agency rules, Chapter 7080 Attention:
Non-MDH link and any applicable local codes.
- Toilet and
shower facilities must be provided in all campgrounds which harbor
any RCV which is not equipped with toilet and bathing facilities,
in accordance with the schedule in MN
Rules Chapter 4630.0900 Attention: Non-MDH
Toilet and shower facilities shall be adequately heated, ventilated
and have durable, washable, floors, walls, and ceilings and meet
ADA requirements. Toilet facilities must be provided within 400 feet
- Camping areas harboring RCVs with self contained waste water
tanks must provide a sanitary dumping station in the ratio of 1
for each 100 sites or fraction thereof. Sanitary stations must
be adequately screened and located at least 50 feet from any campsite.
- Properly constructed privies may be provided for toilet facilities provided that they are installed in accordance with local zoning requirements.
number of fly tight, watertight and rodent proof containers must
be provided for all garbage and refuse. Garbage must be collected
for disposal as often as necessary to prevent nuisance conditions
and not less than once each week.
- RCAs must be maintained free of accumulations
of debris or material which may provide rodent harborage or breeding
places for insect pests.
RCAs must be maintained free of growths of noxious weeds.
animals or pets must not be allowed to run at large or cause any
nuisances within a RCA. Any kennels, pens or other facilities provided
for animals must be maintained in a sanitary condition.
- A maximum speed limit of 10 miles per hour must be clearly posted throughout the RCA.