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A. Supportive Campsites. Camping shall be allowed at all times within supportive campsites by those residing therein. Residence in a supportive campsite shall be at the approval of the supportive campsite operator.

B. Camping Impact Areas. Except to the extent expressly allowed pursuant to subsection A of this section, it shall be unlawful to camp at any time within a camping impact area. The following locations are camping impact areas:

1. Within 1,000 feet of the nearest point of any supportive campsite;

2. Upon any land used to operate a public water station, wastewater or stormwater facility;

3. Within 200 feet of the nearest edge of the Columbia River, Vancouver Lake, Burton Channel, Peterson Channel, Fisher’s Creek, or Burnt Bridge Creek.

C. Daytime Camping Prohibited. Except as otherwise provided within this chapter, during the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., it shall be unlawful for any person to camp, occupy camp facilities for purposes of habitation, or use camp paraphernalia in the following areas, except as otherwise provided by ordinance or as permitted pursuant to VMC 8.22.070:

1. Any park;

2. Any street; or

3. Any publicly owned or maintained parking lot or other publicly owned or maintained area, improved or unimproved.

D. Daytime Camping in Vehicles Prohibited. Except as otherwise provided within this chapter, during the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., it shall be unlawful for any person to occupy a vehicle for the purpose of camping while that vehicle is parked in the following areas, except as otherwise provided by ordinance or as permitted pursuant to VMC 8.22.070:

1. Any park;

2. Any street; or

3. Any publicly owned or maintained parking lot or other publicly owned or maintained area, improved or unimproved. (Ord. M-4348 § 5, 2021; Ord. M-4133 § 1, 2015; Ord. M-3323, 1997)