Camping Virginia and West Virginia: A Comprehensive Guide To Public Tent And Rv Campgrounds

Camping Virginia and West Virginia: A Comprehensive Guide To Public Tent And Rv Campgrounds

by Desiree Smith-Daughety

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Overview

This guide to more than 100 public campgrounds in Virginia and West Virginia is perfect for tent and RV campers alike. Within each campground listing is vital information on location, road conditions, fees, reservations, available facilities, and recreational activities. The listings are organized by geographic area, and thorough site maps will simplify the search for the perfect campground. Virginia and West Virginia offer a surprising array of quiet, out-of-the-way parks replete with lakes, rivers, rugged hills, and even rocky cliffs. Camping Virginia and West Virginia provides useful tips on camping etiquette and enjoying—or avoiding—the state's diverse and abundant wildlife.Look inside for:* Campground locations* Facilities and hookups* Fees and reservations* GPS coordinates for each campground* Recreational activities* What equipment and clothing to bring


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762785254
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Series: State Camping Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 578,431
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Desiree Smith-Daughety is an avid outdoors gal who enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking, and cycling. Family camping trips instilled a love for the shelter of a tent beneath dark skies featuring an explosion of stars and the sounds of the denizens of the wild. A freelance writer and editor living near the Chesapeake Bay, Desiree's articles have been featured in Chesapeake Taste, Corridor Inc., and Taste of the Bay. Her passion for words is as deep as her love of the outdoors.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xii

How to Use This Guide 1

Selecting a Campground 2

Wildlife Encounters 12

Map Legend 17

Introduction to Virginia 19

Heart of Appalachia/ Southwest Blue Ridge Highlands Area 29

Heart of Appalachia Area 31

1 Breaks Interstate Park 32

2 Cane Patch Campground 32

3 Cave Springs Recreation Area 33

4 High Knob Recreation Area 33

5 Bark Camp Recreation Area 34

6 Natural Tunnel State Park 34

7 Cumberland Gap National Historic Park/Wilderness Road State Park 37

Southwest Blue Ridge Highlands Area 38

8 White Rocks Campground 40

9 Walnut Flats Campground 41

10 Claytor Lake State Park 41

11 Beartree Campground 42

12 Hurricane Campground 43

13 Grindstone Recreation Area Campground 43

14 Washington County Park Camping 44

15 Grayson Highlands State Park 44

16 Fox Creek Horse Campground 46

17 Raccoon Branch Campground 46

18 Comers Rock Recreation Area 47

19 Raven Cliff Recreation Area Campground 47

20 Stony Fork Campground 48

21 Hungry Mother State Park 48

Shenandoah Valley/Northern Virginia Area 50

Shenandoah Valley Area 51

22 Hidden Valley Recreation Area 54

23 Blowing Springs Campground 55

24 Bolar Mountain Recreation Area 55

25 McClintic Point Campgrounds 56

26 Douthat State Park 56

27 Morris Hill Campgrounds 58

28 Wolf Gap Recreation Area 59

29 Elizabeth Furnace Campground 59

30 Little Fort Campground 60

31 Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. Shenandoah River State Park 60

32 Mathews Arm Campground 62

33 Camp Roosevelt Recreation Area Campground 63

34 Big Meadows Campground 63

35 Lewis Mountain Campground 65

36 Hone Quarry Campground 65

37 Natural Chimneys Campground 66

38 Shaws Fork Equestrian Campground 66

39 Todd Lake Recreation Area 67

40 North River Campground 67

41 Loft Mountain Campground 68

42 Sherando Lake Recreation Area 69

43 Steel Bridge Campground 70

44 The Pines Campground 70

45 Cave Mountain Lake Campground 71

46 North Creek Recreation Area Campground 71

Northern Virginia Area 72

47 Lake Fairfax Park Campground 74

48 Burke Lake Park Campground 74

49 Prince William Forest Park, Oak Ridge Campground 75

50 Lake Anna State Park 76

Central / Southern Virginia Area 78

Central Virginia Area 79

51 Bear Creek Lake State Park 81

52 James River State Park 82

53 Holliday Lake State Park 83

54 Twin Lakes State Park 84

55 Pocahontas State Park 86

56 Peaks of Otter Campground 88

57 Smith Mountain Lake State Park 89

Southern Virginia Area 90

58 Goose Point Campground 92

59 Horseshoe Point Campground 92

60 Salthouse Branch Campground 93

61 Fairy Stone State Park 93

62 Roanoke Mountain Campground 95

63 Rocky Knob Campground 95

64 Staunton River State Park 96

65 Longwood Park Campground 97

66 Occoneechee State Park 98

67 Rudds Creek Campground 99

68 Buffalo Park Campground 100

69 North Bend Park Campground 100

Tidewater/Hampton Roads/Chesapeake Bay/Eastern Shore Area 101

Tidewater/Hampton Roads Area 102

70 Chickahominy Riverfront Park 104

71 Chippokes Plantation State Park 105

72 Newport News Park Campsites 106

73 First Landing State Park 107

74 Northwest River Park Campground 109

Chesapeake Bay/Eastern Shore Area 110

75 Westmoreland State Park 112

76 Belle Isle State Park 113

77 Kiptopeke State Park 115

Introduction to West Virginia 117

Northern Panhandle / Mid-Ohio Valley / Metro Valley/Hatfield-McCoy Mountains Area 130

Northern Panhandle/Mid-Ohio Valley Area 131

78 Tomlinson Run State Park 131

79 North Bend State Park 134

Metro Valley/Hatfield-McCoy Mountains Area 136

80 Beech Fork State Park 136

81 East Fork Campground 139

82 Cabwaylingo State Forest 140

83 Chief Logan State Park 141

84 Kanawha State Forest 142

Mountaineer Country/Mountain Lakes/Eastern Panhandle/Potomac Highlands Area 144

Mountaineer Country Area 145

85 Chestnut Ridge Regional Park 147

86 Coopers Rock State Forest 149

87 Tygart Lake State Park 150

Mountain Lakes Area 152

88 Cedar Creek State Park 154

89 Stonewall Resort State Park/Briar Point Campground 156

90 Bulltown Campground 156

91 Audra State Park 158

92 Gerald Freeman Campground at Sutton Lake 159

93 Bakers Run-Mill Creek Campground at Sutton Lake 160

94 Bee Run Campground at Sutton Lake 161

95 Holly River State Park 161

96 Kumbrabow State Forest / Mill Creek Campground 162

97 Battle Run Campground 163

Eastern Panhandle/Potomac Highlands Area 164

98 Robert W Craig Campground 167

99 Hawk Recreation Area 168

100 Horseshoe Recreation Area and Campground 168

101 Blackwater Falls State Park 169

102 Canaan Valley Resort State Park 170

103 Red Creek Campground 172

104 Trout Pond Recreation Area 172

105 Big Bend Campground 173

106 Seneca Shadows Campground 173

107 Bear Heaven Recreation Area Campground 174

108 Stuart Recreation Area and Campground 175

109 Laurel Fork Campground 175

110 Spruce Knob Lake Campground 176

111 Brandywine Recreation Area 177

112 Seneca State Forest 177

113 Tea Creek Campground 178

114 Cranberry Campground 179

115 Bishop Knob Campground 179

116 Big Rock Campground 180

117 Summit Lake Campground 180

118 Day Run Campground 181

119 Watoga State Park 182

120 Pocahontas Campground 183

New River/Greenbrier Valley Area 184

121 Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area 187

122 Babcock State Park 187

123 Little Beaver State Park 188

124 Lake Stephens Campground 189

125 Twin Falls Resort State Park 190

126 Camp Creek State Park and State Forest 191

127 Panther State Forest/Wildlife Management Area 192

128 Berwind Lake Wildlife Management Area 193

129 Pipestem Resort State Park 193

130 Bluestone State Park 195

131 Bluestone Wildlife Management Area (WMA) 196

132 Moncove Lake State Park 197

133 Greenbrier State Forest 198

134 Blue Bend Recreation Area and Campground 198

135 Lake Sherwood Recreation Area and Campground 199

Camping Etiquette 200

Index 207

About the Author 211

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