2.5 Recreational Vehicle and Tent Camping Spaces
When a new camping area is constructed, the accessibility guidelines for outdoor developed areas require a certain number of accessible camping spaces to be provided in each camping area. For camping areas with 100 or fewer camping spaces, the guidelines require at least 2 accessible spaces where 2 to 25 spaces are provided; at least 3 accessible spaces where 26 to 50 spaces are provided; at least 4 accessible spaces where 51 to 75 spaces are provided; and at least 5 accessible spaces where 76 to 100 spaces are provided. When an existing camping area is altered, the guidelines require the altered camping spaces to meet the requirements for new construction. For example, if an existing camping area has 30 camping spaces and 10 of the camping spaces are altered, the guidelines require 3 of the altered camping spaces to be accessible.
Recreational Vehicle Parking Areas
Recreational vehicle parking areas in camping spaces are typically at least 12 feet to 14 feet wide. The accessibility guidelines for outdoor developed areas require recreational vehicle parking areas that are constructed or altered in accessible camping spaces be at least 20 feet wide to accommodate recreational vehicles equipped with a lift or ramp. Where camping spaces are designed for both recreational vehicle and tent camping, the guidelines permit the parking areas in 50 percent of the accessible camping spaces to be at least 16 feet wide. Where general parking areas are constructed or altered for recreational vehicles, the guidelines require at least one accessible parking space that is at least 12 feet wide and that has an adjacent access aisle at least 8 feet wide.
For the most current updated guidelines go to http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/recreation-facilities for regulatory assessment of proposed guidelines for outdoor developed areas.