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RE: Bolar Mountain COE CG, Virginia

That's campground and Lake Moomaw are my favorite destination with the boat. It's very isolated and peaceful. Be sure to bring everything with you. There's a little store at the marina but their selection is very limited. Cell phone service sometimes creeps into certain "magic spots" but mainly don't expect to have service. FM radio reception is limited to just a few stations including 96.3. TV reception will be limited or non-existent. None of this matters to me but I know some people consider it important. There are 4 camping areas. Sugar loaf is the newest and has some great elevated views of the lake. Loop 1 is the only section that has any electric sites. Loop 2 and 3 are further down the road and neither have electric. In the spring the campgrounds have nice floating courtesy docks to temporarily park your boat. In the summer and fall the lake level is usually low enough that the docks are high and dry. Nearby attractions (which is kind of relative) include: the Homestead resort, Douthat State Park, C&O Railroad museum in Clifton Forge, Cass Scenic Railroad in WV, Greenbank radio observatory in Greenbank, WV, Durbin & Greenbrier Valley railroad in Durbin, WV.
KD4UPL 05/15/16 06:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: SW Virginia Campoground

Check these out... STATE PARKS One of our favorites is DOUTHAT but it isn't on the TN line... Smith Mountain is another good camping site. We like the mountain Lakes setting - great camping around the Lakes... Good luck finding something you like... Roy Ken NOTE: Pull up a GOOGLE MAP on BRISTOL then type in RV CAMPGROUNDS in the search. Lots of Campgrounds coming up to check on... Mouse click for more info...
RoyB 03/06/16 04:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Virginia State parks new site specific policy

Funny you started this thread, as I'm totally frustrated with the Reserve America in regards to VSPs. I was looking into visiting Douthat this fall, for the first time ever, but the system employed by Reserve America is awful. It looks like the entire CG is full, when the folks at their campground office told me it's not the case at all. Makes things difficult for first time visitors to any park....I like being able to drive in and scope out the best of what's available when I get there. Like others have mentioned, that seems to be a thing of the past and it's no good. Douthat is a gorgeous park and area. If you have a decent size RV, you are going to want to stay in the Whispering Pines section. The furthest from the lake, but the newest section. I imagine during the fall "leaf colors" season, the place fills up completely. I may end up at Bolar Mountain (another Reserve America system) if I can't resolve the Douthat SP confusion. We're looking to visit an area we've never been too.
Bob806 08/29/15 10:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Virginia State parks new site specific policy

Funny you started this thread, as I'm totally frustrated with the Reserve America in regards to VSPs. I was looking into visiting Douthat this fall, for the first time ever, but the system employed by Reserve America is awful. It looks like the entire CG is full, when the folks at their campground office told me it's not the case at all. Makes things difficult for first time visitors to any park....I like being able to drive in and scope out the best of what's available when I get there. Like others have mentioned, that seems to be a thing of the past and it's no good. Douthat is a gorgeous park and area. If you have a decent size RV, you are going to want to stay in the Whispering Pines section. The furthest from the lake, but the newest section. I imagine during the fall "leaf colors" season, the place fills up completely.
johnvb 08/28/15 04:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Virginia State parks new site specific policy

Funny you started this thread, as I'm totally frustrated with the Reserve America in regards to VSPs. I was looking into visiting Douthat this fall, for the first time ever, but the system employed by Reserve America is awful. It looks like the entire CG is full, when the folks at their campground office told me it's not the case at all. Makes things difficult for first time visitors to any park....I like being able to drive in and scope out the best of what's available when I get there. Like others have mentioned, that seems to be a thing of the past and it's no good.
Bob806 08/28/15 01:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Virginia State parks new site specific policy

Which park(s) are you looking at? I just looked at First Landing and it lists both site-specific and non-site-specific. And there has always been those booked-up weekends with weekday "holes" this time of year. With kids back in school, some families just book weekends. Chippokes Plantation and Douthat are a couple of my favorites, that are on the "list". And the specific sites are their premium RV ones. First Landing is right down the street, 10 minutes away. Might as well camp in the driveway instead. :) Guess I'm just too much of an old timer. 25 years ago, camping could be more spontaneous. Nice weekend, go for it! Now one has to plan their trips in the beginning of the season, just to catch a spot. Weather be dammed.
johnvb 08/28/15 10:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Favorite RV trip?

We have done the BLUERIDGE parkway twice now from one end to the other (VA to TN)... They are mostly geared for TENT CAMPING but have a lot of regular trailers in them... There is a camp ground roughly every 50 miles along the parkway. My OFF-ROAD POPUP setup always looks good there. I am wanting to do same thing all around of the Natl Forest camping areas south of Gatlingburg in the NC Areas... We enjoy the places we can get too in a day or maybe a two day trip. Just too expensive to do the cross country things for us... Beats us up big time and something always breaks down in the worse possible place... We go the Myrtle Beach area at LAKEWOOD every year for a quick few days family reunion. Enjoy that area really well. We have family that lives on LAKEWOOD... Then of course on the way back to Virginia we always go through the high country of NC and Smoky Mtns and on up I81 back to the home site in Northern Neck Virginia... Even Southwest parts Virginia has many real nice camping locations. Our next local state camping visit is going to include Douthat State Park which is a state park located in the Allegheny Mountains in Virginia. This one is nestled between two mountains on a very large lake... For some unknown reason we have never camped there and just recently been looking at camp ground photos of it... Its near MILLBORO, VA. We will leave all the long distance places to the RV TRAVELERS I reckon... We would just rather setup camp on a bubbling brook somewhere near closeby... Have never camped north of Virginia as well... I know there is bunch of our style of camping in close by northern MD and PA high country areas... Might even give CAMP DAVID a try one of these days... Understand the south portion is open to public camping... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/18/15 10:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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