The new owners of Misty Mountain Camp Resort (Virginia) near Crozet are looking to add more campsites on the property along U.S. 250, but neighbors are concerned about campers trespassing which they claim has been an issue for years.
According to a report, the neighbors are also concerned about noise and sewer and water capacity issues at the site.
“I need some help in figuring out how to keep campers off my property, and I need some help from somebody, so when police respond, they don’t point guns at my head,” Cullen Tilman, the neighboring property owner to the south said.
Misty Mountain Camp Resort owners are asking Albemarle County for a special-use permit amendment to allow for 16 cabins, 172 campsites on the 47.11 acres property–an increase of 68 campsites.
They’re also asking to modify a current condition that requires that the cabins not be used from November 15 to March 15. Instead, the camp officials propose limiting the period for which any cabin is used to 30 nights per stay.
The property is zoned Rural Areas, which allows camping with a special use permit. The permit must be granted by the Board of Supervisors.
Last April, the campground was sold for $4.5 million to Misty Mountain Investment LLC.
Andrew Baldwin, president of Core Real Estate and Development, is listed as the owner/applicant on several documents provided to the county. He also answered questions during the online community meeting.
Baldwin stated that they are not in a rush on this expansion.
“We want to do it once, and we want to do it once correctly,” he said. “Whether it’s a year from now or two years from now, it’s something that we want to get right.”
Public hearings before the county Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors regarding the expansion are yet to be scheduled.