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A campground is defined as any parcel or tract of land including buildings or other structures, under the control of any person, where five or more campsites are available for temporary or seasonal overnight occupancy.

Person. An individual, group of individuals, partnership, corporation, association, political subdivision, state or local governmental agency, municipality, or any other legal entity.

Adequate. Sufficient to accomplish the purpose for which something is intended, and to such a degree that no unreasonable risk to health or safety is presented. An item installed, maintained, designed and assembled, an activity conducted, or act performed, in accordance with generally accepted standards, principles or practices applicable to a particular trade, business, occupation or profession, is adequate within the meaning of this Subpart.

Camping cabin. A hard sided tent or shelter less than 400 square feet in area which is on skids or otherwise designed to be readily moveable and which does not have cooking facilities, sinks, showers, laundry or toilet facilities.

Camping unit. A tent, camping cabin, recreational vehicle or other type of portable shelter intended, designed or used for temporary human occupancy.

Campsite. A portion of a campground, with or without connections to water supply, electrical service or sewage systems, used by one camping unit.

The most up-to-date New York State Environmental Health regulations can be found at the following site.

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