Guidelines of Key Haven

Key Haven members (and their guests) are required to:

  • be an active member of Key Haven (guests must be with an active member)
  • sign-in & out at the kiosk
  • use the premises at your own risk (there are no lifeguards or maintained swimming areas)
  • lock the gate after you enter and as you leave Key Haven
  • obey all State and local traffic laws while operating a vehicle at Key Haven
  • pack out all trash (including cigarette butts!)
  • be respectful of the privacy of the neighbors
  • use the privies (keep the woods clean underfoot!)
  • exercise caution and care with camp fires: put out your fire
  • respect other campers’ enjoyment of peace and quiet
  • maintain responsible oversight of pets and pick-up after dogs (aggressive dogs are prohibited and could lead to the loss of pet privileges for the entire camp)
  • report, but do not move, any hazardous looking materials by calling  local emergency management (911) or the Army Corps of Engineers Resource Manager (434-738-6662)
  • completely extinguish campfires prior to departure
  • report any guideline infractions to the Key Haven Committee through the website

Key Haven members (and their guests) must not:

  • loan key to a non-member
  • leave boats, trailers, or camping equipment from one visit to the next
  • use motor vehicles off the roads or use any unlicensed vehicle on the site
  • dump waste water anywhere on the site
  • block circle drive near the point
  • possess firearms or fireworks on the site
  • swim or bath in the nude or be seen nude on the camp premises

Key Haven members (and their guests) are encouraged to:

  • help maintain roadways and trails by trimming back encroaching foliage
  • remove fallen branches from roads and trails
  • make improvements, but any major projects or projects involving digging must have the approval of the Key Haven Committee. No improvements may be made near the lake.
  • pick up other people’s litter (“other people” can be non-key holders)
  • clear the beach of debris, washed-up trash, and fallen branches
  • keep the privies tidy
  • help drain road puddles by cleaning road drainage run outs
  • participate in the Spring work day each year
  • introduce yourself to others, determine the identity of other users, and interpret these “Guidelines” to others when requested
  • clear any brush and small saplings (under 4″ in diameter) which encroach upon a camp site which you occupy. Larger saplings and trees must not be cut unless they are dead and pose a hazard