Douthat State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"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 of a land grant given to Robert Douthat by Governor Robert Brooke in 1795.
In 1936, Douthat became one of the original six parks in the Virginia State Park system. This CCC-constructed lakeside getaway lies in a valley between Beards and Middle Mountains, through which Wilson Creek and VA 629 run. The neighboring peaks reach heights of 3,000 feet, while the lake is nestled at 1,146 feet."