Pittsylvania County

The owners of Elkhorn Lake are one step closer to expanding their campground area.

Green Genie Inc. is asking the county to rezone nearly 214 acres of property from R-1 Residential Suburban to A-1, Agricultural District.  Under the Pittsylvania County Code, Campgrounds are only allowed by special use permit within an Agricultural District.  They will still need that permit from the Pittsylvania County Board of Zoning Appeals before the campground can be expanded onto adjacent property.

County planners say the property is adjacent to properties that are already zoned Agricultural District and the rezoning would be consistent with the county’s Comprehensive Plan.

The Pittsylvania County Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the rezoning.

Last summer, the Commission gave Green Genie a special use permit to operate a public ATV trail near Elkhorn Lake.  The trail system had been around for years but was only used by campers who live there full-time.

Elkhorn Lake was owned for decades by Dan River Mills.

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