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Law of the Land

Check-In

Check-in is 2:00 PM for campsites; 3:00 PM for vacation rentals. Balance is due upon arrival. Personal checks are not accepted at check-in. We welcome overnight campers on a first-come/first-serve basis. Please be considerate of your neighbors and plan to arrive before 11:00 PM (quiet time).

Check-Out

Check-out is 11:30 AM for campsites; 10:00 AM for vacation rentals. Please be sure to return the gate card upon check-out. A $10 fee will be charged for gate cards that are lost or not returned.

Reservation Deposit

Reservations for campsites during May 26 – September 4 require a deposit of $100 per week within 7 days of making reservations; $25 in Spring or Fall. Reservations for vacation rentals during May 26 – September 4 require a deposit of $500 per week within 7 days of making reservations; 1 night’s rate in Spring or Fall. Balance is due upon arrival. Checks are only accepted 30 days in advance.

Security Deposit

Vacation rentals require a $200 security deposit at check-in, which must be paid for with a credit/debit card. The security deposit will be refunded when the key is returned and staff has inspected the unit. A $35 fee will be charged for keys that are lost or not returned.

Future Reservations

Reservations may be made up to 2 years in advance. For reservations past the current year, a 1 week minimum stay is required.

Maximum People Per Site:

The maximum number of people per site is 6.

Minimum Stays

Reservations for campsites during peak season (June 10 – September 4) require a 3 night minimum stay; 1 night minimum stay in Spring or Fall. Reservations for vacation rentals during peak season (June 10 – September 4) require a 1 week minimum stay; 2 night minimum stay in Spring or Fall. All holiday weekends require a 3 night minimum stay or more.

Cancellation Policy

Canceling or shortening a reservation during May 26 – September 4 must be done at least 30 days prior to the arrival date for campsites and 60 days prior to the arrival date for vacation rentals, or deposits will be forfeited. Canceling or shortening a reservation in Spring or Fall must be done at least 7 days prior to the arrival date.

No Shows

No shows will be cancelled the day after the scheduled arrival date, after 4:00 PM, unless the guest has contacted the Front Desk and requested to hold the site.

Guests

Displayed rates are based on 2 adults and children age 10 and younger. Children age 11-17 present at check-in are $6 per person all season. Extra adults present at check-in are $12 per person during peak season (June 10 – September 4); $6 per person in Spring and Fall. Any guest not present at check-in is $12 during peak season (June 10 – September 4); $6 in Spring and Fall. Guests are not permitted entry after midnight.

Visitors

Visits of less than 1 hour within the campground are free; over 1 hour is $6 per person. Visitors are not given free admission to the Water Park. Visitors are not given discounts to the Western Theme Park or High Ropes Adventure Park.

Campsites

Only 1 main camping unit and up to 6 people are allowed per site. A small 2-man pup tent may also be set up for children only. Although we try our best to honor site requests, we reserve the right to change site assignments.

Group Tent Areas

1 tent and 1 vehicle are permitted per site. At least 10 feet must be maintained between tents. Picnic tables or fire rings are not provided. No guests are permitted. No pets are permitted.

Vehicles

Basic rate entitles campers to park 1 vehicle on site. 1 extra vehicle may be parked per site for an additional fee of $2 per night. Extra vehicles are not allowed in Group Tent areas. Please display vehicle pass at all times on rear-view mirror. You must turn the vehicle pass into the main office when checking out. The speed limit is 9 1/2 miles per hour throughout the campground (slower where warranted). All vehicles, including golf carts, mopeds, and motorcycles may only be operated by folks with a valid driver’s license. The only 4-wheeled vehicles allowed are golf carts, other than your automobiles. Motorized scooters are not permitted. Automobile and RV washing is not permitted.

Golf Carts

Personal golf carts must display a Fort Whaley band signifying they will comply with property golf cart rules and regulations. All owners of personal golf carts must carry liability insurance on said golf cart and provide a copy of the Certificate of Insurance. A digital copy may be emailed to fortwhaley@suncommunities.com. Without this on file, your personal golf cart will not be permitted on site.

Boats, Boat Trailers & Utility Trailers

Boats, boat trailers, and utility trailers are permitted on campsites, but will be counted as the 1 extra vehicle allowed for an additional fee of $2 per night. If there is already a second vehicle on the campsite, one must be placed in storage or in the designated overflow area.

Disturbing The Peace

Quiet time is from 11:00 PM to 8:00 AM. Please, no loud talking, loud radios, loud televisions, or other loud noise between these hours. We do enforce a curfew – anyone under 18 years of age may not leave their campsite after 11:00 PM unless it is to and from the bathhouse. Please do not cut through other’s campsites. The use of generators is prohibited.

Pets

All pets must wear current and valid rabies tags, be leashed, cleaned up after, attended to at all times, and not be aggressive or exotic. We reserve the right to exclude or remove any animal we deem aggressive or for any other reason, in management’s sole discretion. Pets are allowed on all campsites, with the exception of our Group Tent areas and some vacation rentals. Pets are only allowed in vacation rentals that are designated pet-friendly. These require a $50 nonrefundable fee per pet. Sorry, pets are not allowed in any of our indoor facilities (unless it is a service animal).

Bicycles

Don’t forget your bike helmet! Maryland State Law requires that children under 16 years of age wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. Bicycle riding is not allowed in the campground after sunset. Bicycle riders must obey the same rules of the road as a motor vehicle. The speed limit is 9 1/2 miles per hour.

Campfires

Campfires are permitted from 8:00 AM to midnight. Please, never leave a fire unattended.

Picnic Tables & Fire Rings

1 picnic table and 1 fire ring are provided per site (excluding the Group Tent areas). Please do not move picnic tables or fire rings from your campsite or another’s campsite. Please inform the General Store or Front Desk if you need a picnic table or fire ring.

Insect Control

Spraying for mosquitoes is conducted by Worcester County, Maryland and is done on the maximum number of days that the county allows, when necessary. Spraying is done between 2:00 PM and 5:00 AM.

Sewer Hook-Ups

Sewer hoses must be undamaged and must not be inserted into the sewer more than 6 inches. Due to Maryland State Health Regulations, all sewer hookups must be airtight and watertight. Sewer donuts are available at the General Store.

Waste Water

Maryland State Law prohibits the discharge of any waste water (septic or gray water) onto the ground. Violators will be subject to a fine and possible eviction. Formaldehyde products are not permitted.

Fire Safety

Fire extinguishers are located at the Front Desk, General Store, each bathhouse, and in all vacation rentals. Smoke detectors are provided in all vacation rentals. We recommend that smoke detectors be used in all RVs. All flammable liquids in the campground must be stored in approved safety containers.

Fireworks

Fireworks and explosives of any kind are not permitted under any circumstances. Fireworks are illegal in Maryland. Anyone caught with fireworks may be asked to leave the premises without a refund. There will be no warnings.

Smoking

There is no smoking allowed in vacation rentals, bathhouses, or any of our indoor facilities.

Caution – Children At Play

Fort Whaley has a large fishing lake and swimming pool. Small children and non-swimmers should always be attended by a responsible adult, especially when playing by the water.

Beach Shuttle

The Fort Whaley Beach Shuttle runs daily during peak season (June 10 – September 4), with stops at Frontier Town, Assateague Island, and Ocean City. A parent/legal guardian must accompany riders under the age of 14.

Closing Day

Closing Day 2017 will be Sunday, October 29. We ask that all campers exit the grounds by 1:00 PM.

Disclaimer & Photo Consent

By accepting this reservation, Guest hereby waives, releases and discharges and covenants not to sue Sun Communities for all claims and liability for personal injury, accidents, property damage, any other claim arising out of or in connection with Guests’ use of the Rental/Property. Further, Guest agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sun Communities from all losses, claims, expenses and demands, including attorneys’ fees, that Sun Communities may incur arising out of or in connection with Guests’ use of the Rental/Property. Guest further agrees to be responsible and liable for the actions and safety of every person in their group. Each registered guest grants Sun and/or its promotional partners the right to include photographic, video and other visual portrayals of all registered guest(s), any extra persons registered and his/her children (minor or not, if applicable) in any medium and for any purpose and agrees that such portrayals shall be Sun’s sole property. If you choose to opt out of this photo consent, please contact our resort office to obtain a photo consent opt-out form.