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.
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.
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.
We always go to Mohican SP here in Ohio for Memorial Day weekend. Probably will go to Ashtabula County in the summer. We enjoy taking about 3 weeks in the fall for our big trip...this year down towards Falls Creek Falls SP in Tenn., then up to Natural Tunnel SP & Douthat SP in Virginia- fall camping is amazing, we never did it with all the kids in school.
Rainey Day here in Atlanta, so I threw some info together
My wife and I are out of Atlanta and have visited, many mtn Bike destinations in the Southeast, we also always look for places to camp and pedal with true single-track trails!
We have tried to visit almost all the top rated trial systems in the Southeast.
First, if you have not checked out Raystown Lake (appears 275 miles away 4-5 hr drive), it is one of the hot spots in your area!
There is a wonderful campground on the Lake, and the trail system is unbelievable, right on the lake also, great views, smooth, exciting trails! We went one fall, week after Labor day, and was a AAAA+++ trip, campground stays booked, that time of year.
Then work your way down:
6-7 Hour drive, get into Shenandoah Forest area.
Douthat St Park
7-8 hour away from you, Wilkesboro, NC:
Warrior Creek (One of the Southeast, coolest trail systems) and nice campground, we go couple times a year. Couple trail systems right on the Lake.
Charlotte, NC 8 hr drive:
Lots of cool tails options, Lake Norman, camping & riding, National White Water center although no camping, a great trail system & outdoor events area, big parking lot to work out of camper during a day trip, restaurant & other activities!
Charlotte NC trails
Pisgah Natl Forest, just south of Asheville, NC:
More extreme Mtn Biking in the forest, or check out Dupont Forest (Camping nearby)
TSALI, Almond NC – 9-10 hour drive
Tsali has a campground, no hook-ups, very nice setup, if you go fall & spring, About 2-3 Miles is Tumbling Waters campground, if hookups needed, private cool little spot.
Chattanooga, TN, has 9-10 hr drive:
Great city, with 6 tail system, right in the area, Racoon mtn has a campground at the base of the Mtn, a cool trail system overlooking the city!
Atlanta & North GA, has lots of options!
Pinhotti trail system in Ellijay GA (North GA Mtns), Bill Mtn in North GA
Yargo State Park, camp & ride (cool trail system)
Paynes creek on Lake Hartwell
Petersburg, Augusta GA, Lake Thurmond
FATS (Freaking Awesome Trail System, I call it that) info here
Alabama, actually has a lot of trail systems, lots of state parks supporting new trail systems, with several nice campgrounds with trail options:
Birmingham, Oak Mtn.
De Soto – Fort Payne, Al
Anniston, has a lot going on at Coldwater:
Have to camp in town, drive to trail, good option right off highway, basic campground:
I am also originally from Florida and know their options.
First your trek all the way down to Markham Park, you will be passing a lot of other MUCH better trail options, unless you have other action going on in South Florida, the riding is just so-so.
Middle of the state (Ocala area), is Santos, campground available, one of Florida’s coolest trail systems:
North Florida, on your way down, in Alachua, FL:
Campground right off the exit and about 3-4 miles from trails (no camping at trailhead)
Tampa area, has several trail system that get rave reviews
Feel free to message me, if you are trekking down into the Southeast, my wife and I are very active RV’ers and Mtn bikers, last three years, camping & Mtn biking, almost every other weekend, with several longer vacations, checking out Southeast and eastern options!
Get out there and make ever-lasting adventures!
Douthat has some of the top rated mountain biking in the country. Every trail is open to bikes EXCEPT the one that goes around the lake. Too many hikers.
There are four campgrounds, all with WE and dump stations EXCEPT the one right on the lake. It has dump station but no electric or water at sites.
The Buckhorne Campground, just outside the park has full hookups.
We lived in Clifton Forge for 12 years and just moved to Florida in November.
All campgrounds have restrooms and showers. The first park campground just past the Buckhorne is only two years old.
I live in Roanoke. How far do you want to be outside Roanoke? 2 state parks are Smith Mountain Lake and Douthat. Closest (50 minutes north of Roanoke) private park is KOA Natural Bridge.
30 - 45 minutes, maybe 1hr, from Roanoke.
Will look at those options, mentioned above, appreciate the information!!!