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CAMPGROUND NAME: Blowing Springs

VISIT DATE: 7/28/95

UPDATE DATE: 2/18/2014

STATE: Virginia

REGION: Southern

RANGER DISTRICT: Warm Springs

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Warm Springs

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Warm Springs, VA, at the intersection of State Rt. 39 and US Rt. 220, 
take Rt. 39 west 9.5 miles to campground on the left.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 1,800 feet.

This pleasant rustic campground stretches along Back Creek and up the side 
of a hill and ending in a loop.  A mixed hardwood forest surrounds the 
campground suggesting outstanding Fall colors. The sites on the hillside are 
short (average 12' X 35') while sites (1 through 17) on the grassy flat along 
the creek are longer and better suited to recreational vehicles.  The parking 
aprons for these sites have undefined widths and an average length of 50'. 
Although adjacent to Rt. 39, there is little traffic noise.

Possible day trips are to The Homestead Inn in Hot Springs, VA; the town of 
Hot Springs, VA; one of the area's golf courses; the quaint villages of Warm 
Springs and Bacova, VA; and Lake Moomaw/Bolar Mountain National Forest 
Recreation for swimming and other water play.

This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.

SEASONS:
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comments:
Open May 1 through September 7

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED:
Rate: $12 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION:
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23
   
   Total Sites: 23

Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 23
No. Grilles on Sites: 23
Equestrian Camping: No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: Yes
Potable Water at Waste Station: No 
Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comment

Comments:
RV parking is best suited at bottom of hill.  Grass parking aprons 
are undefined in open field design and will accommodate any size RV.  
Driving up onto the hill may be difficult for RVs; suggest walking 
the hill first.

BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No

OTHER FACILITIES
Playground: No
Public Phone: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1
  No. Threaded: 0
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No

Comments:
The water spigot is a handpump.

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
Back Creek Gorge trail #516 (foot) - 1.3 miles

FISHING   
Stocked trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Bolar Mountain Campground #1 VISIT DATE: 7/28/95 UPDATE DATE: 2/18/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Warm Springs NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Warm Springs RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Warm Springs, VA, at the intersection of State Rt. 39 and US Rt. 220, take Rt. 39 west 10.9 miles to State Rt. 600. Turn left onto Rt. 600 and go 7.3 miles to a campground sign. Turn right at sign onto Twin Ridge Dr. and go 0.8 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,700 ft. The campground is one of four campgrounds in the Lake Moomaw/ Bolar Mountain Recreation Area. Located on the northwest shore of Lake Moomaw, the campground has two loops, one with electric hookups. One loop is on a ridge above the lake. It has no views of the lake but has all the campsites with electric hookups. The other loop follows the shoreline and most of its campsites have a view of the lake but no hookups. The loop on the ridge has a modern bathroom with flush toilets and hot showers while the loop on the shoreline has vaults. All the sites are tucked into a dense stand of mixed hardwoods suggesting pleasant Fall colors. With little middlestory, privacy in the loop on the ridge is poor to fair. Separation between sites in the shoreline loop give it fair to good privacy. There is a camp store located at the Bolar Flat Marina where bait, gas, limited groceries, fishing supplies, ice and firewood can also be purchased. A possible day trip is a scenic drive through the Richardson Gorge with a visit to the quaint town of Bacova, VA. This is bear country; practice food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 4 through December 7 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - single site $23 per day - premium $7 surcharge for electric hookup NOTE: Discount on single campsite only. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 41 Total Sites: 41 Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 41 No. Grilles on Sites: 41 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 20 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 17' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. The waste station is located in the middle of ridge loop. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: Yes Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 4 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Comments: The public phone is credit card only and located next to waste station. A large playground is located at the swim beach WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Moomaw is a cold-water 2,530-acre lake with a sandy beach for swimming. A boat ramp is located at the Bolar Flat Marina which has a modern dock with boat slips and gas for power boats. In the campground is a courtesy dock on the shoreline loop. The huge sandy beach is located near Bolar #2 campground. HIKING Greenwood Point Trail (foot) - 4.4 miles Roadside trail (foot) - 1.4 miles Grouse Point Loop trail (foot) - 1.8 miles FISHING Brown and Rainbow trout, bass and crappie

CAMPGROUND NAME: Bolar Mountain Campground #2 VISIT DATE: 7/28/95 UPDATE DATE: 2/18/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Warm Springs NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Warm Springs RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Warm Springs, VA, at the intersection of State Rt. 39 and US Rt. 220, take Rt. 39 west 10.9 miles to State Rt. 600. Turn left onto Rt. 600 and go 7.3 miles to campground sign. turn right at sign onto Twin Ridge Dr. and go 2.3 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,600 feet. The campground, a single loop, is one of four in the Lake Moomaw/Bolar Mountain Recreation Area. The campground is located on the northwest shore of Lake Moomaw and is the smallest campground in the recreation area. The campground is compact with sites nestled in among a stand of mixed hardwoods and pine trees. There are electric and water hookups in this campground and most of the sites have a view of the lake. Because sites are close and there is a lack of middle-story, privacy between sites is poor There is a camp store located at the Bolar Flat Marina where bait, gas, limited groceries, fishing supplies, ice and firewood can also be purchased. A possible day trip is a scenic drive through the Richardson Gorge with a visit to the quaint town of Bacova, VA. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 16 through September 7 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - single site $23 per day - premium $7 surcharge for electric hookup NOTE: Discount on single campsite only. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 17 Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 6 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 0 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: Yes Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 4 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Comments: A large playground is located at the swim beach. A credit card public phone is located next to bathouse. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Moomaw is a cold-water 2,530-acre lake with a sandy beach for swimming. A boat ramp is located at the Bolar Flat Marina which has a modern dock with boat slips and gas for power boats. In the campground is a courtesy dock on the shoreline loop. The huge sandy beach is located near Bolar #2 campground. HIKING Beaver Lodge Interpretive trail (foot) - .25 mile Greenwood Point Trail (foot) - 4.4 miles Roadside trail (foot) - 1.4 miles Grouse Point Loop trail (foot) - 1.8 miles FISHING Brown and Rainbow trout, bass and crappie

CAMPGROUND NAME:Bolar Mountain Campground #3 VISIT DATE: 7/28/95 UPDATE DATE: 2/18/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Warm Springs NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Warm Springs RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Warm Springs, VA, at the intersection of State Rt. 39 and US Rt. 220, take Rt. 39 west 10.9 miles to State Rt. 600. Turn left onto Rt. 600 and go 7.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign onto Twin Ridge Dr. and go 2.5 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,600 feet. The campground is one of four campgrounds in the Lake Moomaw/Bolar Mountain Recreation Area. Located on the northwest shore of Lake Moomaw, the campground has two overlapping loops and is the furthest from the recreation area's entrance. The campsites are nestled in among towering, mature hardwood many of which have a view of the lake. This campground has a small courtesy dock and it would appear campers could informally moor their boats along the campground's shoreline. This campground also offers some sites with electric and water hookups and a few water only hookups. The mixed hardwoods suggest pleasant Fall colors. With little middlestory and limited separation between sites, privacy is only fair. There is a camp store located at the Bolar Flat Marina where bait, gas, limited groceries, fishing supplies, ice and firewood can be purchased. A possible day trip is a scenic drive through the Richardson Gorge with a visit to the quaint town of Bacova, VA. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 16 through September 7 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate:$18 per day - single site $23 per day - premium $7 surcharge for electric hookup NOTE: Discount on single campsite only. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 30 Total Sites: 30 Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 30 No. Grilles on Sites: 30 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 6 No. Water Only: 2 No. Electric Only: 0 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comment Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and dirt and most will accommodate any size rig. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: Yes Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 4 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Comments: There is a huge playground located at the swim beach. A credit card operated phone is available next to the bathhouse. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Moomaw is a cold-water 2,530-acre lake with a sandy beach for swimming. A boat ramp is located at the Bolar Flat Marina which has a modern dock with boat slips and gas for power boats. In the campground is a courtesy dock on the shoreline loop. The huge sandy beach is located near Bolar #2 campground. HIKING Greenwood Point Trail (foot) - 4.4 miles Roadside trail (foot) - 1.4 miles Grouse Point Loop trail (foot) - 1.8 miles FISHING Brown and Rainbow trout, bass and crappie

CAMPGROUND NAME: Brandywine VISIT DATE: 7/28/95 UPDATE DATE: 2/18/2014 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: North River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Brandywine RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Brandywine, WV, take US Rt. 33 east for 2 miles to campground on the right. NOTE: An alternative route is take US Rt. 33 west from Harrisonburg, VA for 26 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The campground is rustic situated conveniently to State Rt. 33 with some open and shady sites. There is an unusual amount of space between sites - quite private. A nice day trip or two is visiting Schaefer's Antiques in Brandywine in an extended barn with an excellent selection of all kinds of antiques. It is owned by a husband/wife team. Given the wide selection, quantity and quality of the merchandise, it is hard to believe one couple could do it all. Down the road a bit in Brandywine is a restaurant called "The Cabin." Good American cuisine is served. Every day the owner/operator makes fresh, delectable pies and bread. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open 1st week of May through 3rd week in December. No potable water after October 20. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16.00 per day; $5 between October 20 and December 10 Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 9 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21 Total Sites: 30 Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 30 No. Grilles on Sites: 30 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 12' X 55' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 1 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: no Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Beach use: $5 a day per car; $1 a day per walk-in. Power boats limited to electric motors. Sandy beach. HIKING: Loop trail available. FISHING Lake fishing. Wheelchair-friendly fishing pier.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Camp Roosevelt VISIT DATE: 9/10/1995 UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Lee NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Luray RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Luray, VA, at intersection of US Rts. 211B (Main St.) and 340, take Rt. 340 north 0.1 miles to Mechanic St. Turn left onto Mechanic St. (becomes Bixlers Ferry and State Rt. 675) and go 3.3 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left, staying on Rt. 675, and go 0.4 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right, continuing on Rt. 675 (Fort Valley Rd.), and go 4.2 miles to campground on right. NOTE: Rt. 675 is narrow and becomes steep and winding. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,300 feet. The campground is a single loop through what was once Camp Roosevelt. The campground winds through a stand of mixed hardwoods such as oak, maple, and elm. The dense stand of hardwood provides ample shade and good privacy between campsites. This campground has lots of character and personality and is convenient to good hiking on the Massanutton Mountain. The campground, situated in the Massanutten Mountain Range, is the site of the first Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp - Camp Roosevelt, April 4, 1933. Enjoy walking in and around the old CCC foundations - pick up a brochure from the Lee Ranger District Office. An interesting day trip is Lions Tale Trail, the product of a cooperative effort between the area's Lions Club and Forest Service. It is an interpretive loop, fun and interesting for both children and adults. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 6 through October 20 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and all are about same size. NOTE: Waste station is closed for repairs; contact ranger district office for status. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Massanutton Mountain Trail #408 - 9 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Elizabeth Furnace Campground VISIT DATE: 09/10/95 UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Lee NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Front Royal RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Front Royal, VA, at the intersection of US Rt. 340 (N. Shenandoah Ave) and State Rt. 55 (Strasburg Rd.), take Rt. 55 west 5.2 miles to County Rt. 678 (Fort Valley Rd.). Turn left onto Rt. 678 and go 4.4 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 800 feet. This attractive campground, closest to Washington, DC and near Passage Creek, is very popular. The campground has several overlapping, unnamed loops with a stream meandering through the campground with some campsites on the stream. There are lots of deciduous trees providing ample shade that suggests nice Autumn foliage. Although the campsites are close together, heavy middlestory provides good privacy between sites. Each campsite has a lantern pole. The campground and area are rich in history. During the 19th century pig iron was produced in the Elizabeth Furnace area. During the Civil War, soldiers manned the nearby Signal Knob to observe the enemy. In 1936 the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) recycled logs from abandoned cabins in the Elizabeth Furnace area to build a cabin next to the campground. A nice day trip is taking a drive along State Rt. 678 (between the intersections of State Rts. 675 and 55). The road is paved and meanders through beautiful Virginia country with forest and farm scenes. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Comments: No potable water October 8 through April 22 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day - April 23 thru October 7 - weather dependent $10 per day - October 8 thru April 22 - no water Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 32 Total Sites: 32 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 32 No. Grilles on Sites: 32 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and vary dramatically in size (32' up 70' in length and 10' to 20' in width) and shape (traditional, "L," and "V"). BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: The flush toilets and hot showers are closed in winter. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: Yes Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump and located at campground's entrance. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Pig Iron Trail (foot - interpretive loop) - 0.3 miles Charcoal Trail (foot, loop - interpretive) - 0.6 miles Signal Knob Trail (foot, mountain biking - loop) - 10.2 miles Bear Wallow Trail (foot, mountain biking - loop) - 4.5 miles There are several connecting trails most of which ascend to Signal Knob. FISHING Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hawk VISIT DATE: 9/4/94 UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2014 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Lee NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Capon Springs RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Capon Springs, WV, take County Rt. 16 (Capon Springs Rd.) southeast 1.7 miles to Forest Rt. 502. Turn right onto Rt. 502 and go 1.3 miles to Public Rd. 347. Turn right onto Rt. 347 and go 0.7 miles to campground entrance on the right. NOTE: See warning about RV access in General Comments. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,355 feet. This campground is located in a very serene, hardwood forest. Although some of the camp sites are large enough for RVs, the access road leading into the campground is a challenge. RVs at this campground are not recommended. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 8 through December 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED: Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 15 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 15 Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hidden Valley VISIT DATE: 5/20/95 UPDATE DATE: 2/18/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Warm Springs NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Warm Springs RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Warm Springs, VA, at the intersection of State Rt. 39 and US Rt. 220, take State Rt. 39 west 3 miles to State Rt. 621. Turn right onto Rt. 621 (McGuffin Rd.) and go 0.9 miles to another campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Hidden Valley Rd. and go 1.5 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,800 ft. This campground, a single loop through a mixed hardwood forest providing outstanding Fall color, is often referred to as "pastoral". Its quiet, tranquil atmosphere is enhanced by the views of several large hay meadows just beyond the trees with historic Warwick Mansion (now a Bed and Breakfast) in the distance. The campground is between Jackson River ("one of 100 best trout streams in the country") and Cobbler Mountain in a valley of the Allegheny mountains. The human history of this area dates thousands of years while the area's geological tale dates back many thousands of years. Both human and geological history can be explored along one of several hiking trails from the campground. The separation between sites and a moderately heavy middle story provide good privacy between campsites. Possible day trips are to The Homestead Inn in Hot Springs, the town of Hot Springs, VA, one of the area's golf courses, the quaint villages of Warm Springs, VA and Bacova, VA, and Lake Moomaw/Bolar Mountain Recreation for swimming and other waterplay. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal comment: Open March 1 through December 5 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 30 Total Sites: 30 Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 30 No. Grilles on Sites: 30 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 43' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and gravel BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 5 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS - None HIKING In the campground are: River Loop Trail #621 (foot) - 1 mile Lost Woman Trail #613 (foot) - 0.9 miles connects to Cobbler Mtn Trail #611 (foot) - 7 miles Hidden Valley Trail #481 (foot and horse) - 5.7 miles FISHING Native and stocked trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hone Quarry VISIT DATE: 7/28/95 UPDATE DATE: 2/18/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: North River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Dayton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Dayton, VA, take State Rt. 257 west 11 miles to Forest Rt. 62. Turn right onto Rt. 62 and go 1.8 miles to the campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The campground is primitive, nestled in a thick grove of very tall pines. It is very "forest," quiet and beautiful. No water in campground: bring your own drinking water. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $5 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 6 Total Sites: 10 Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 13.5' X 50' Comments: Waste station is about a mile from the campground. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Hone Quarry Lake is one mile from campground. HIKING - No FISHING Stream and lake fishing.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Morris Hill Campground VISIT DATE: 7/28/95 UPDATE DATE: 2/18/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: James River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Covington RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Covington, VA, take Exit 16A off Interstate 64 to US Rt. 220. Go north on Rt. 220 for 5.6 miles to State Rt. 687. Turn left onto Rt. 687 and go 3.2 miles to State Rt. 641. Turn left onto Rt 641/666 and go 4.2 miles to State Rt. 605. Turn right onto Rt. 605 and proceed 2 miles to campground entrance on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The campground is located on a ridge above Lake Moomaw about 1/2 mile from the southern end of the lake. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 2 through September 8 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 52 Total Sites: 54 Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 54 No. Grilles on Sites: 54 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 75' Comments: Many sites will take any size RV. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: Yes Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Moomaw is a cold-water 2,530-acre lake with a sandy beach for swimming. There are three boat ramps on the lake. Coles boat ramp is 2.5 miles from campground; Fortney Branch is 1.5 miles; and Bolar Flat Marina is 35.6 miles. The Marina has a modern dock and gas for power boats. The nearby Jackson River has five public access points for canoeists and kayakers. HIKING Morris Hill Bike Trail (non-motorized) - 1.1 miles Fortney Loop Trail (foot) - 3.2 miles FISHING Brown and Rainbow trout, bass and Crappie. The Jackson River and Back Creek offer good trout fishing for fly fisherman. Special regulations may apply; pick up copy of current state regulations.

CAMPGROUND NAME: North River VISIT DATE: 7/28/95 UPDATE DATE: 2/18/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: North River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Staunton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Staunton, VA, take US Rt. 250 west 17 miles to State Rt. 715. Turn right onto Rt. 715 and go 6.3 miles to Forest Rt. 95. Turn right on Rt. 95 and then left on Rt. 95 to Forest Rt. 95B. Turn right onto Rt. 95B and proceed to the campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The campground is a remote, developed primitive site with tall pines surrounded by a creek on two sides. The loop configuration of the campground makes it a good location for large families, scout outings, etc. During late summer and early fall, the campground is packed with at least one group of RVrs who traditionally gather at North River. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Open March 4 through December 12. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $5.00 per night. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 12 Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 25' X 100' Comments: There are no designated sites. Set up in outer ring or inner circle. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Wading is possible in the creek. HIKING - No FISHING Stream fishing.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sherando Lake Recreation Area VISIT DATE: 07/28/1995 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Glenwood/Pedlar NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Staunton RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Staunton, VA, at intersection of Interstate routes 64 and 81, take I64 east 8.9 miles to State Rt. 624 (Exit 96). Turn off at Exit 96 and at end of exit ramp, turn right onto Rt. 624 and go 2.5 miles to State Rt. 664. Turn left onto Rt. 664 and go 7.4 miles to Forest Rt. 91. Turn right onto Rt. 91 and go 2.4 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation 1,900 ft. The Sherando Lake Recreation Area is comprised of Upper Sherando Lake, (7 acres) Lower Sherando Lake (25 acres) and and a campground with three loops - A, B, and C. Loop A, also known as White Oak, has 33 campsites and is best suited for tents and pop-up campers; no RV hookups are provided in this loop. Loop B, also known as Riverbend, has 12 campsites all with electric RV hookups. Loop C, also known as Meadow Loop, has 18 campsites, all with electric hookups. The public phone is located at Sherando Lake bathhouse. The overstory consists of oak and maple with some pine, dogwood and redbud. The understory is a mix of laurel, rhododendron and blueberry, which provides some screening and privacy between campsites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through October 31. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Loop A - $20 per day Loops B and C - $20 per day - single (with or w/o electric hookups) with $5 surcharge for hookups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 33 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 30 Total Sites: 63 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 63 No. Grilles on Sites: 63 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 30 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: See below Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Loop A limits RV to no longer than 25' due to the tight curve and steep grade at the loops entrance. Campsites in Loops B and C will accommodate most any size RV. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 11 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: There are actually two lakes. The 7-acre upper lake was built for flood control. The lower lake, Sherando Lake, is 25 acres and has a large sandy beach with bathhouse and designated swimming area, with a wheelchair ramp into the water. HIKING The following trails are provided for both foot and mountain bikers: Torry Ridge - 7 miles Blue Loop Trail - 2.5 miles White Rock Gap Trail - 2.5 miles White Rock Falls - 2.5 miles Slacks Trail - 2.6 miles A network of trails for foot travel only, such as Cliff (moderately steep in some places), Lakeside and Upper Lake, are leisurely walks near the lake. FISHING Stocked trout in Sherando Lake and fishing nearby streams.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sugar Ridge VISIT DATE: 9/14/2010 UPDATE DATE: 5/29/2013 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Warm Springs NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Warm Springs RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Warm Springs, VA, at the intersection of State Rt. 39 and US Rt. 220, take Route 39 west 10.9 miles to State Rt. 600. Turn left onto Rt. 600 and go 7.3 miles to the campground sign. Turn right at sign onto Twin Ridge Dr. and go 0.7 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,700 ft. The campground is one of four in the Lake Moomaw/Bolar Mountain Recreation Area and is the newest campground in the area. It is one large bisected loop with a separate walk-in tent only section. Although a few sites do have a partial view of Lake Moomaw, the best views are from the benches on a bluff above lake near the picnic pavilion. This location offers excellent views of the sunset. Campsites are tiered down a hillside to a top of a bluff and tend to be more open and sunny the closer to the bluff's edge. Privacy in these campsites is fair. The walk-in tent sites are nestled in a dense stand of mixed hardwoods and enjoy ample shade and good privacy. Mixed hardwood trees border the campground which suggest nice Fall foliage. Separate parking is provided for boat trailers. There is a camp store located at the Bolar Flat Marina where bait, gas, limited groceries, fishing supplies, ice and firewood can be purchased. A possible day trip is a scenic drive through the Richardson Gorge with a visit to the quaint town of Bacova, VA. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 16 through September 7 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day - tent only $18 per day plus $7 surcharge for electric hookup $23 per day - premium NOTE: No discount on surcharge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 days CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 8 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 27 Total Sites: 35 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 35 No. Grilles on Sites: 35 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comment Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and most will accommodate any size RV. RV waste stations are located in Bolar Mountain Campground #1, between Bolar Mountain Campround #2 and #3. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 5 Comments: The public phone is credit card only and located next to the waste station in Bolar Mountain Campground #1. A large playground is located at the swim beach WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Moomaw is a cold-water 2,530-acre lake with a sandy beach for swimming. A boat ramp is located at the Bolar Flat Marina which has a modern dock with boat slips and gas for power boats. In the campground is a courtesy dock on the shoreline loop. The huge sandy beach is located near Bolar Mountain Campground #2. HIKING Greenwood Point Trail (foot) - 4.4 miles Roadside trail (foot) - 1.4 miles Grouse Point Loop trail (foot) - 1.8 miles FISHING Brown and Rainbow trout, bass and crappie

CAMPGROUND NAME: Todd Lake VISIT DATE: 7/28/95 UPDATE DATE: 2/18/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: North River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bridgewater RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Bridgewater, VA, take State Rt. 42 south 5.8 miles to State Rt. 754 (Badger Rd.). Turn right on Rt. 754 and go 1.7 miles to State Rt. 731. Turn right on Rt. 731 and go 1.8 miles to State Rt. 730. Turn left onto Rt. 730 and go 3.7 miles to State Rt. 718. Turn right onto Rt. 718 and go 1 mile to Forest Rt. 95. Turn left onto Rt. 95 and go 3.8 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The campground is nestled between Trimble and Grindstone Mountains near Todd Lake. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through October 20. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16.00 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 20 Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 17' X 70' Comments: The waste station is about 1 mile east of the campground on Forest Rt. 95. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: Wheelchair friendly toilet available in day use area and in campground. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 3 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Beach use: $5 a day per car; $1 a day per walk-in. Changing rooms are available. Sandy beach at swimming area which is wheelchair-friendly. HIKING - Yes Comment: Loop trail (name unknown) FISHING Sunfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Trout Pond VISIT DATE: 7/14/95 UPDATE DATE: 2/24/2014 STATE: West Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Lee NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Wardensville RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Wardensville, WV, take County Rt. 23/10 (Trout Run Rd.) south 5.4 miles to County Rt. 16 (Trout Run Rd.). Turn right onto Rt. 16 and go 6.3 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 500). Turn left onto Rt. 500 and go about 1 mile to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,000 ft. The campground has two overlapping loops, one inside the other on a hillside overlooking Trout Pond. The more rustic sites are located nearest the pond. The campground is very well shaded and part of a big complex. This is a fun-filed campground, well worth the long drive. Reservations for weekend stays are recommended. Trout Pond is the only natural pond in West Virginia which adds to the campground's beauty. Rockcliff Lake is nearby and is the location of the swimming beach. As a matter of background, Trout Pond was created by a sinkhole that fills with water from mountain streams running off Long Mountain. Much of the region surrounding Trout Pond lies on layers of limestone that erodes away by rainfall which forms sinkholes. Some of the sinkholes grow quite large. Trout Pond, with its significant depth and location, may be thought of as a lake, but it is a sinkhole that can drain at unexpected times and refill sometime later. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open April 22 through October 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED May 20 through September 11 $19 per day - single no electric hookups $22 per day - single electric hookups $27 per day - double no electric hookups $30 per day - double with electric hookups Before May 20 and after September 11 $15 per day - single no electric hookups $18 per day - single electric hookups $22 per day - double no electric hookups $25 per day - double with electric hookups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION: No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 40 Total Sites: 46 Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 46 No. Grilles on Sites: 46 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 13 No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 15' X 55' Comments: Sites vary in shape with some flaring out at entrance or rear of parking apron while others are dog-leg shaped. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: The showers are wheelchair friendly. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: Yes Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 2 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Two acre pond (Trout Pond) and beautiful 18 acre lake (Rockcliff Lake). Power boats limited to electric motors. Combination white sandy and grass beach on Rockcliff Lake. HIKING There are several trails in area including: Long Mountain Trail - 7.8 miles. Trout Pond Trail - 2.5 miles. Rockcliff Lake Trail (foot) - 1 mile FISHING Trout A fishing dock is located on Rockcliff Lake.




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