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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
RE: Roaoke VA Camping Options

State parks would be Smith Mountain Lake and Douthat. SML about 45-50 minutes from Roanoke and Douthat, depending on where in Roanoke about 1 hour 15 minutes. I would try Natural Bridge KOA. About 50 minutes and a nice CG. Don't stay at Dixie Caverns. I live in Roanoke BTW
Cecilt 07/21/15 07:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Buckhorne Campground Clifton Forge, Va

We had 4 nights at Douthat State park reserved & decided to leave one day prior & wife made a 1 night reservation at Buckhorne. Well we have decided to stay here at Buckhorne all 5 nights. Nothing against douthat (wP 16) but this place is quiet. It is $33 (which includes tax) , full hook ups, 50 amp, level pull thru site. They will be having live music tonight & the ice cream place was packed last night & probably so tonight. Nothing here to do with kids (5 miles away from Douthat) so don't expect fancy stuff. Just quiet, easy in & hook up & wifi is pretty good. No TVreception & cable box things they have do not work. Super nice folks. We camp a lot at Douthat. Prefer White Oak during the summer when lake is open to swimming and Whispering Pines in the spring and fall. Been to the ice cream store at Buckhorne. Don't think I would stay there over Douthat unless the FHU was the deciding factor. Small and no pool. If it had a pool we would stay there. ARe you in the pull through on the side of the store. That is the best spot to get.
Cecilt 07/19/15 07:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Buckhorne Campground Clifton Forge, Va

How is the water? Last (and only) time we were there it was nasty, as were the bathrooms. Believe it was before Douthat opened the new loop.
2hams 07/19/15 06:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Buckhorne Campground Clifton Forge, Va

We had 4 nights at Douthat State park reserved & decided to leave one day prior & wife made a 1 night reservation at Buckhorne. Well we have decided to stay here at Buckhorne all 5 nights. Nothing against douthat (wP 16) but this place is quiet. It is $33 (which includes tax) , full hook ups, 50 amp, level pull thru site. They will be having live music tonight & the ice cream place was packed last night & probably so tonight. Nothing here to do with kids (5 miles away from Douthat) so don't expect fancy stuff. Just quiet, easy in & hook up & wifi is pretty good. No TVreception & cable box things they have do not work. Super nice folks.
zackyboy3rs 07/18/15 03:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Douthat State Park Va

I have stayed at Douthat numerous times over the years. I will be going there Sundy after church. Staying in the Wilderness campground. I have a 41 ft. Fifth wheel With your size trailer it will difficult to get into some of the sites in White Oak. This is a site specific campground also. Just started this year. If you need additional info your can pm me.
Joep1 06/15/15 12:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Douthat State Park Va

We have not stayed at the park, but did look at the various campground areas. My FW is the same size as yours. Here are our notes from White Oak, narrow bridge into camp, nice sights but hard to maneuver, small distant bathhouse, dump station next to bathhouse. For us personally, this are is a no go. It may be okay for you if you are confident handling your rig. I would call the campground and ask them about the White Oak section for your camper. Whispering Pines is a new area outside of the park. Sights are large and level some are open, and some treed. New bathhouse and dump station. Easiest of all the campgrounds to get in and out of. Not too far away is Lake Robertson Recreation Park. I think this is a county park. Roads are gravel and maybe a little narrow. This was our first trip out with the FW so I'm sure my parking abilities were terrible. Bathhouse was older but clean. Had play area for kids in the campground. You can bring your own firewood or buy 8 pieces for $2.00. They also honored the America the Beautiful pass. Dump station is near the bathhouse. Also the restaurant at Douthat is very good.
Dave2001 06/14/15 08:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Douthat State Park Va

Need advice. 34 ft 5th wheel with 50 amp. I visited the website & noticed 3-4 campground areas. Which is the best? Best I mean Level,long with some room and easy to get in and out.I know none have sewer and most only have 30 amp. I have an adapter so 30 amp can work. It looks like only sites available is in White Oak section for the dates I need. Thanks.
zackyboy3rs 06/14/15 11:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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