New rules for Virginia State Park visitors
If you're planning a trip to a Virginia State Park this year, you'll soon have to abide by some new rules.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation implemented more than a dozen
that'll go into effect Oct. 17.
Here are some of the rules that could affect your trip:
• Generator use is banned at campsites or in the campgrounds. Before, visitors could use generators outside of "quiet hours."
• Drones and other unmanned aerial flying devices are banned from being used in the parks.
• E-cigarette and vape use are banned outside of "tobacco designated areas."
Officials are taking public comment about these amendments until Oct. 2.