RV Parks near St. Paul, VA

RV Parks near St. Paul, VA
St. Paul is a small town in the western tip of Virginia. The town is close to large stretches of the Jefferson National Forest and the mountains of the Virginia/Kentucky border. Campgrounds with RV access are widely spaced, as the area is filled with small rural towns. The outlying communities give travelers many choices within both driving distance of St. Paul and a short commute of wilderness areas.

Riverside Campground

Riverside Campground is situated on the Holston River, 23 miles east of St. Paul. This family oriented facility provides RV sites with full hookups and a common bathhouse and laundry. Guests can swim and play basketball or volleyball on the grounds. The camp store has ice, wood and refreshments for sale and lends outdoor game equipment to campers. Clinch Mountain WMA is 7 miles from the campground and has a concrete boat ramp for access to the waters of Hidden Valley Lake. Hiking trails and an archery range are just two of the facilities available on land within the park.

Riverside Campground
18496 North Fork River Road
Abingdon, VA 24210
(276) 628-5333

Jessie Lea RV Park

Jessie Lea RV Park sits 33 miles west of St. Paul, along the Powell River. The park has deep spaces for big-rig accommodation and open sky for those who require it for satellite reception. Wireless Internet service is provided at every site. The facilities include showers, restrooms and a gift shop with supplies for sale. Guests can hike along the Greenbelt Walking Trail to reach Big Stone Gap. Within Big Stone Gap, Archery Range Park has swimming, Big Cherry Reservoir offers a 250-acre lake to investigate and travelers can feed the ducks at A. K. Fraley Park.

Jessie Lea RV Park
900 Wood Ave. W.
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
(276) 523-0055
(276) 866-0055

Kingdom Come State Park‎

Kingdom Come State Park is located on and around Pine Mountain. The park is mainly made for primitive camping, but RVs and pop-ups are allowed to camp there as well. RV travelers should be aware that the steep roads and tight turns might make access difficult for larger RVs. Parking is also in short supply. No hookups and no shower facilities are provided. Even with these limitations, the park might be worth the added hassle for visitors. Impressive rock formations, unspoiled wilderness areas, 14 hiking trails and multiple mountaintop views make a visit to the park a dramatic experience. The 38-mile Little Shepherd Trail can also be reached from the park, just 37 miles west of St. Paul.

Kingdom Come State Park
500 Park Road
Cumberland, KY 40823-1566
(606) 589-2479

Article Written By Alice Moon

Alice Moon is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. She was chosen as a Smithsonian Institute intern, working for the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and has traveled throughout Asia. Moon holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from Ball State University.

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