Federation of Metal Detector & Archeological Clubs, Inc

Virginia State Regulation

Is Metal Detecting allowed:    YES, by permit only

You can view the state rules HERE

Metal detectors: Metal detectors may be used only on designated manmade beaches and only with a DCR special use permit. Such a permit may be obtained from the park's manager.

FMDAC Disclaimer:  FMDAC assumes no responsibility for any person who knowingly or accidentally violates any state park regulation. Although FMDAC will try to keep this information current we cannot anticipate how each regulation will be interpreted by a specific park department, park employee or other government employee. It is the sole responsibility of each individual to know and obey the regulations of the park or area they are visiting and or metal detecting.