Best Tent Camping Virginia  by Randy Porter

Best Tent Camping: Virginia Guide Book

by Randy Porter (Menasha Ridge Press)
Best Tent Camping Virginia  by Randy Porter
From the storied coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay to the majestic mountains of the Appalachians in the west and the Shenandoah Valley between, the Old Dominion provides a spectacular backdrop for some of the most scenic campgrounds in the country. Hundreds of miles of trails and rivers lace the countryside around these forest hideaways, opening the door to endless adventure. But do you know how to fi nd the right place? Here’s the answer, right in your hands. Maybe you seek a small, quiet campground near a fi sh-fi lled stream for a weekend of solitude . . . or maybe you and the family need a campground with all the amenities and lots of recreational options. In Best Tent Camping: Virginia, outdoors writer and enthusiast Randy Porter has compiled the most up-todate research—in the region he knows so well—to steer you straight to the safe and scenic treasure spot you had in mind.

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Trails from the "Best Tent Camping: Virginia" Guide Book
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Bear Creek Lake State Park is a small park located near Richmond in Central Virginia’s Cumberland State Forest. It features a variety of outdoor and water activities to keep both vacationers and urban ...
Cumberland, VA - Campgrounds
Belle Isle State Park lies in Virginia’s Northern Neck, and its 733 acres represent a rare piece of public land on the lower Rappahannock River. (It should not be confused with the island that lies in ...
Lancaster, VA - Campgrounds
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Big Meadows is Shenandoah National Park’s largest treeless area, encompassing a barren plateau that is approximately 640 acres. It’s believed that American Indians cleared the area to create favorable ...
Shenandoah, VA - Campgrounds
Breaks Interstate Park is so far southwest that it is almost east—in eastern Kentucky, that is. Put another way, this park sits closer to the state capitals of Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina ...
Breaks, VA - Campgrounds
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Bull Run Regional Park offers many things to those looking for some fresh air and respite from Northern Virginia gridlock. Civil War enthusiasts, however, will readily identify Bull Run with the two b ...
Centreville, VA - Campgrounds
Entering Burke Lake Park from Ox Road in Fairfax County, the first impression you’ll have is of the park’s 18-hole golf course and driving range. Keep driving, however, as the park’s main road winds a ...
Fairfax Station, VA - Campgrounds
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The single greatest conservation movement in history began on March 31, 1933, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps in response to the Great Depression. The goal ...
Edinburg, VA - Campgrounds
Splendidly nestled at the foot of the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains is Cave Mountain Lake Recreation Area. The campground is a short walk through the woods away from the lake, which means that you ...
Natural Bridge Station, VA - Campgrounds
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Far out in the southwest corner of Virginia is an area known for coal production but largely overlooked by the rest of the state. Its topography of horizontal Appalachian Plateau sandstone identifies ...
Wise, VA - Campgrounds
Chippokes Plantation State Park is located just across the James River from Jamestown, site of the first European permanent settlement in the New World. The land dates from 1619 and is one of the olde ...
Surry, VA - Campgrounds
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Claytor Lake State Park lies on the 4,500-acre, 21-mile-long Claytor Lake. The lake was formed in 1939 with the damming of the New River, just south of Radford, by the Appalachian Power Company. The N ...
Dublin, VA - Campgrounds
With so many campgrounds in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, some might wonder why the lowbudget Comers Rock Campground is included here. Its six sites, vault toilet, and location away fro ...
Marion, VA - Campgrounds
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Scenic Douthat State Park has been deemed one of the nation’s top 10 state parks and honored with a Centennial Medallion from the American Society of Landscape Architects. These 4,493 acres were part ...
Millboro, VA - Campgrounds
The Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area is nestled in Fort Valley, a 22-milelong valley hidden at the northern end of the 50-mile-long Massanutten Mountain. You can easily drive right by Fort Valley wit ...
Edinburg, VA - Campgrounds
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Legend has it that a long time ago, fairies inhabited the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in this section of Virginia near the North Carolina border. One day their play was interrupted by an elf ...
Stuart, VA - Campgrounds
Seashore State Park (now called First Landing State Park) joined five other state parks as the first to be launched into the fledgling Virginia park system on June 15, 1936. It was renamed First Landi ...
Virginia Beach, VA - Campgrounds
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With elevations up to 5,089 feet, Grayson Highlands is the loftiest state park in Virginia. From the highest point at the Pinnacles, you’ll find breathtaking views of surrounding mountains, including ...
Mouth of Wilson, VA - Campgrounds
Tucked away in far-western Virginia at the base of Back Creek Mountain, Hidden Valley richly deserves its name. Looking out across the pasture adjacent to this wooded campground, moviegoers might reco ...
Hot Springs, VA - Campgrounds
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With its small size, seclusion, absence of RV hookups, and small swimming hole located off by itself in the Clinch Ranger District of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, remote High ...
Wise, VA - Campgrounds
Amateur editors should take note that this park is named for the Holliday family farm, the remnants of which lie at the bottom of the lake, hence the unusual spelling. That bit of concern aside, feel ...
Appomattox, VA - Campgrounds
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