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Western Virginia Camping

The western part of Virginia has a variety of notable parks and trails for camping.

This region of the state has access to both the Blue Ridge Mountain Range and the Appalachian Mountains, making it a verstaile location for a camping trip.

There are several national parks and monuments worth seeing in western Virginia, as well as several state parks that provide campsites.

National Parks
While in the western part of Virginia, campers are in close proximity to several national parks worth seeing.

Shenandoah National Park is the largest and most popular national park in Virginia.

The Shenandoah Valley is a 200 mile region that stretches from Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, to Roanoke, Virginia, with the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Alleghenies to the west.

The Shenandoah Valley offers a wide variety of opportunities for camping.

Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park stretches across two states to include land in Loudoun County, Virginia and Jefferson County, West Virginia.

The location of the historic John Brown’s Raid, and a coveted strategic city by both sides during the Civil War, Harper’s Ferry has a rich past, and is surrounded by beautiful landscape.

State Parks
Douthat State Park is located in the Western region of the state, across Bath and Alleghany counties. It is one of Virginia’s six originial state parks.

Duthat State Park is one hour from Roanoke. It offers a variety of overnight facilities, including cabins and campsites.

Cabins are complete with furniture, bed linens, heat, and air conditioning. Cabins have all the appliances needed to enjoy a weekend in the wild, including a refrigerator, stove, coffeemaker, cooking utensils, a grill, and picnic tables.

Reservations for the cabins can be made by calling 1-800-933-PARK.

Many of the campsites in Douthat State Park offer a view of Douthat Lake. Campsites are drive-in and have a limit of two vehicles per campsite.

The campsites have grills for cooking, picnic tables, and a campfire. Campers are asked to purchase their firewood at the park upon arrival.

Campers can choose how rustic they would like their experience to be. Of the four campgrounds, Whiteoak and Whispering Pines are the only ones with electricity and hookups.

Campers at Douthat State Park can enjoy hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking on the parks more than forty miles of trails.

All campers are given a free swimming and boat launch pass.

Commercial Camping
Commercial campsites are available in the western part of Virginia.

Dixie Caverns campground is located approximately 15 miles west of Ronoake. This campground is RV friendly.

The Dixie Caverns campground has access to both the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains. Campers can enjoy hiking, fishing in the nearby river, or renting a canoe and paddling up the river.


Latitude: 37.896054
Longitude: -79.809300
Categories: > Shenandoah Valley. > Camping.

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