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CAMPGROUND NAME: Bark Camp Lake

VISIT DATE: 10/22/1996

UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014

STATE: Virginia

REGION: Southern

RANGER DISTRICT: Clinch

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Coeburn

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From Coeburn, VA, take US Rt. 58A west 2.4 miles to "High Knob"
sign (in Tacoma, VA).  Turn left onto State Rt. 706 (Stone
Mountain Rd.) and go 4 miles to "Bark Camp" sign.  Turn left and
go 0.3 miles to "Bark Camp Lake" sign (Bark Camp Rd.).  Turn
right onto Bark Camp Rd. and go 1.8 miles to another campground
sign.  Turn right and go 0.7 miles to campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 2,780 ft.

The campground, located near Bark Camp Lake, is situated in mature 
hardwoods.  Sites are well spaced.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open May 15 through September 15.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $12 per day non-electric hookups
$5 additional surcharge per day for electric hookups - no discount.
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 2
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19
   
   Total Sites: 21

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: No
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 21
No. Grilles on Sites: 21
Equestrian Camping: No

RV INFORMATION
No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0
No. Water and Electric Only: 0
No. Water Only: 0
No. Electric Only: 9

No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: Yes
Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes 
Largest Parking Apron Size: 13.5' X 65'

Comments:
Parking aprons are grass and gravel.

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

OTHER FACILITIES
Playground: No
Public Phone: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3
  No. Threaded: 1
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): Yes
Sailing: No
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: No
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: No
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Bark Camp Lake is 40 acres.  Power boats limited to electric 
motors.

HIKING
Lakeshore Trail (Bark Camp Loop) - 2.3 miles
Kitchen Rock Trail

FISHING   
Northern pike, Largemouth bass, Sunfish, Crappie, Catfish and
Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Beartree VISIT DATE: 10/20/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Damascus RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Damascus, VA, take US Rt. 58 east for 7.6 miles to campground sign (Beartree Gap Trail Recreation Area). Turn left and go 0.8 miles to the entrance. Proceed through the entrance and go 3.9 miles to the camping area. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,400 ft. The campground, near Beartree Lake, is composed of two loops: Chipmunk Circle and Beaver Flat. Most sites are secluded and private; some are nestled in rhododendron groves. There is a public phone at the beach. The Appalachian and Virginia Creeper trails are nearby. US Rt. 58 is a scenic road that overlooks a stocked trout stream along much of the way. On the way to Beartree campground, one must actually drive over the Appalachian Trail (AT) in Damascus, VA. Two of the authors’ friends, who were hiking the AT, enjoyed the opportunity of eating something besides “trail food” as they passed through.The Virginia Creeper Trail is 33.4 miles long and is for non-motorized use only. It stretches from Abingdon, VA to the Virginia-North Carolina stateline. The trail began as a Native American footpath, then pioneers including Daniel Boone, used the trail. In 1907, a railroad was constructed for hauling lumber, iron ore, supplies and passengers. The Virginia Creeper ran its last train on March 31, 1977. There exist today over 100 trestles and bridges, all accessible by foot or bicycle. The Virginia Creeper Trail is considered one of the most beautiful trails on the continent. Bike rentals are available from several outfitters in the area. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 31. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day - single $44 per day - double CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 73 Total Sites: 73 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 73 No. Grilles on Sites: 73 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: 10' X 75' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. There are gray water disposal stations at the rest rooms. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: Yes Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 14 No. Threaded: 14 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking(whitewater): No Comments: Beartree Lake is 14 acres and is 3 miles south of campground entrance. There is a 300 ft. sandy beach; two bathhouses. HIKING Shaw Gap Trail - 1 mile Beaver Flats Trail - 0.5 miles Straight Branch Trail - 1.5 miles Lum Trail - 1 mile Beartree Lake Trail (wheelchair friendly) - 1 mile FISHING Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, Rainbow and Brown Trout. There are two wheelchair friendly fishing piers.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cane Patch VISIT DATE: 10/22/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Clinch NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Pound RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Pound, VA, at intersection of Main St. (US 23 Business) and South Fork Rd. (State Rt. 671) take State Rt. 671 west 6.3 miles to campground sign. Bear right at sign to campground. NOTE: South Fork Rd. becomes North Fork Rd. before reaching campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,770 ft. This undiscovered campground near Pound Lake, originally Corps of Engineers, is situated in a "hollar" surrounded by mature mixed woods which provide good Fall colors. There are two sections: a small loop beside the North Fork of Pound Lake (thick growth of cat's tail plants hide lake from view), while the second section stretches out along Bad Creek. Although the grass understory in entire campground is nicely manicured, the second section features grass parking aprons in the open and undefined, providing a more rustic feel. On the other hand, the first section is newer and features partial cement parking aprons, large rock-dust pads and pedestal grilles. Each campsite in campground has a lantern pole. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day - no electric hookups $5 additional surcharge per day for electric hookups - no discount. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 35 Total Sites: 35 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 35 No. Grilles on Sites: 35 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 8 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 12' X 55' Comments: Some parking aprons are gravel, part gravel and cement, and undefined grass. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: The flush toilets and showers are accessed by climbing 60 steps. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: Yes Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS - None Comments: There is a boat ramp at Wise Landing, about a mile from the campground. The ramp provides access to North Fork (150 acres) of Pound Reservoir. HIKING - No FISHING - No Comments: Fishing is available at North Fork of the Pound Reservoir - about a mile from the campground. Muskie, Largemouth Bass and Catfish are available.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cave Mountain Lake VISIT DATE: 10/15/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Glenwood/Pedlar NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Natural Bridge RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Natural Bridge, VA, take State Rt. 130 for 3.2 miles through Natural Bridge Station, VA to Cave Mountain Lake sign (State Rt. 759). Turn right at sign onto Rt. 759 and go 3.2 miles to another Cave Mountain sign (State Rt. 781). [Caution: you will pass a State Rt. 781 sign at about 1.6 miles. Do not turn there, but rather later at the aforementioned sign.] Turn right onto Rt. 781 and go 1.6 miles to the Recreation Area sign and turn right. Follow signs to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,060 ft. The campground is situated in mature mixed woods. Some sites are adjacent to a fast flowing creek, which can be heard from all sites. Cave Mountain Lake and picnic area were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the late thirty's. Some sites have stone terraces. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through October 31. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per night. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 35 Total Sites: 41 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 41 No. Grilles on Sites: 41 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: 10' X 56' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel and dirt. Sites 32 through 35 are limited to travel trailers no more then 12 ft. long. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: Showers are wheelchair-friendly. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Cave Mountain Lake is 5 acres. There is large sandy beach. The bathhouse is wheelchair friendly with flush toilets, showers and change rooms. HIKING Wildcat Mountain Trail - 4.1 miles Panther Knob Nature Trail - 0.5 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cave Springs VISIT DATE: 10/22/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Clinch NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Dryden RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Big Stone Gap, VA, take US Rt. 58 Alternate west 2.4 miles to State Rt. 621. Turn right onto Rt. 621 and go 2.1 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right, staying on Rt. 621, and go 4.4 miles to campground sign. Turn right and go 0.3 miles to campground entrance. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,500 feet. This nice undiscovered campground has two overlapping loops meadering up, around and over hills in a dense hardwood forest. Much of the stonework is covered in moss and lichen. Rhododendruns, holly and pine trees are scattered throughout campground. There is a lot of stone work forming terraces, steps and walls. Privacy between campsites is good. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day plus $5 per day surcharge for electric hookups. NOTE: No discount of surcharge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 40 Total Sites: 40 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 40 No. Grilles on Sites: 40 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 19 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 53' Comments: Parking aprons are half-paved and half-rock dust. Interior road is narrow. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Swimming is actually in man-made, stream-fed pond HIKING Little Stone Mountain Trail (foot) - 7 miles Cave Overlook Trail - (foot) 1 mile FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Collins Cove Horse Camp VISIT DATE: 09/09/2010 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Speedwell RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Speedwell, VA, at the intersection of State Rt. 21 and 619 (Saint Peters Rd.), take Rt. 619 east 0.1 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left, staying on Rt. 619, and go 4.1 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right and go 0.4 miles to another "Y" intersection. Bear left, staying on Rt. 619 (Gleaves Rd.), to a another "T" intersection. Turn right at intersection, still on Rt.619, and go 0.1 miles to still another "Y" intersection. Bear right, onto Pope Rd., and go 0.9 miles to another "T" intersection. Turn right onto Collins Cove Rd and go 0.4 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,100 ft. The campground is one of 11 in the Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area. This small equestrian campground has a single loop stretching up a hillside. Grass understory and no middlestory provide ample space for horse trailers, tow vehicles and portable corrals. The lack of clearly defined parking aprons gives the campground a group campground feel. A dense, mature forest, which includes oak and pine, provide scenic views and suggest nice fall color. High-line poles and hitching rails are provided at most campsites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through November 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $5 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 9 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are grass and not well designated. The campground will accommodate any size RV. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: A manure dump station is provided in the campground. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Ewing Mountain Trail (foot and horse) - 2 miles Provides access to the 200-mile Virginia Highland Horse trail network FISHING A creek across from campground entrance is stocked with trout.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Fox Creek VISIT DATE: 09/09/2010 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/1014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Grant RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Grant, VA, at the intersection of State Rts. 16 and 658 (Flatridge Rd.), take Rt. 16 north 3.8 miles to Grindstone campground sign. Turn left after sign onto State Rt. 603 and go 3.8 miles to the campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,400 feet. The campground, one of 11 in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, has two unnamed sections straddling Fox Creek. Sites on the south side of Fox Creek are sandwiched between the creek and Rt 603 and will experience traffic noise. Sites of Fox Creek may hear Rt 603's traffic but will not see any passing vehicles. Although campsites are open and on grass, with a dispersed camping feel, the campground is surrounded by a pleasant dense forest of mixed hemlock, oak, poplar and variety of other trees. The occasional apple tree attests to the area's agricultural past. A popular equestrian campground on the 200- mile network of Virginia Highlands Horse trails, it can be crowded on weekends. The provided equestrian amenities are limited to "high-line" poles but visitors can use portable corrals on their campsite. Fishing is allowed in Fox Creek outside the campground. Horses may be watered only at designated "hardened" places along the creek. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through November 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $5 per day per vehicle Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 24 Total Sites: 24 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 0 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are gravel or grass and can accomodate any size RV. An RV waste station with potable water is available for a fee at the nearby national forest Grindstone campground. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: Only stock water is available and the vaults are port-a-potties. Hot showers are available for a fee at Grindstone campground. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Virginia Highlands Horse Trail (foot and horse) - a 200-mile network of trails. FISHING Native trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Grindstone VISIT DATE: 10/20/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Troutdale RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Troutdale, VA, at the intersection of State Rts. 16 and 603, take Rt. 603 west 2.9 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,700 ft. The campground, one of 11 in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area in a dense stand of mixed hardwood trees, has three loops - Cottontail Patch, Groundhog Den and Opossum Hollow. Opossum loop is the smallest loop and, with no hookups, the least developed. It also has the majority of the campground's water spigots and many sites are tucked in among dense towering rhododendrons. All the sites in Cottontail loop have electric and water hookups and some sites are in a stand of hemlock. Groundhog loop has a mix of sites, some with no hookups and some with electric and water hookups. There is an amphitheater, interpretive program each weekend and church services on Sunday during the summer. This is an older campground when steeply sloped parking aprons and narrow interior roads were not a problem for car campers but may pose a challenge for RV campers. The campground has not only a playground but a half basketball court and a volleyball court. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 28. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day for single $44 per day for double. NOTE: $7 additional surcharge per day for electric & water hookups - no discount Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 82 Total Sites: 87 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 87 No. Grilles on Sites: 87 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 50 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: See RV Comments Comments: Some parking aprons are gravel and some are paved. Most campsites accommodate any size RV. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: Bathrooms are heated. Showers are coin operated. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: Yes Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10 No. Threaded: 7 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Mt. Rogers Trail (foot) - 7.5 miles Whispering Waters Nature Trail (foot) - 0.6 miles FISHING There are trout streams in the area outside the campground.

CAMPGROUND NAME: High Knob VISIT DATE: 10/22/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Clinch NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Norton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Coeburn, VA, take US Rt. 58A west 2.4 miles to "High Knob" sign in Tacoma, Va (State Rt. 706). Turn left onto Rt. 706 (Stone Mtn. Rd.) and go 4 miles to another High Knob sign. Continue straight on Rt. 706 until it changes into Forest Rt. 401 (gravel road, single lane with turnouts). Go 5.6 miles on Rt. 401 to High Knob Recreational Area sign. Turn left at sign and go 1.7 miles to campground. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: From Norton, VA, take State Rt. 619 south for 3.7 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 238). Turn left onto Rt. 238 and go 1.6 miles to another campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 1.7 miles to campground. NOTE: Both of these routes are not RV friendly. Forest Rt. 401 is single lane, gravel, washboard and steep in places. State Rt. 619, on the other hand, is a paved two-lane road but very steep with severe switchbacks. Long motor homes may have to back up to negotiate some switchbacks. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,520 ft. A nice campground, located on a ridge in mature hardwoods near High Knob Lake, was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The interior road is "tear" shaped and narrow making it difficult to drive the loop when looking for site. Because of the difficult access and interior roads, campground is not RV friendly. A scenic hike is the High Knob Tower Trail. It goes up to the High Knob Tower with spectacular views from the tower of the forest, Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. The High Knob Tower is also accessible by car not far from the campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 11' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are grass. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: Showers available at the bath house. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 1 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: 300-ft. sandy beach on 5-acre cold water lake is available. There is bath house with flush toilets, changing rooms and shower. HIKING High Knob Shoreline Trail - 1 mile High Knob Tower - 1 mile Chief Benge's Scout Trail - 16.3 miles NOTE: Access Chief Benges Scout Trail from High Knob Tower Trail or from High Knob Tower parking lot. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hurricane VISIT DATE: 10/20/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Sugar Grove RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Sugar Grove, VA, take State Rt. 16 south for 6 miles to "Hurricane" sign (State Rt. 650). Turn right onto Rt. 650 (gravel, single lane) and go 1.4 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 84). Turn left onto Rt. 84 (paved) and go 0.3 miles to another campground sign. Bear right at sign into the campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,880 ft. This attractive campground, one of 11 in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, stretches along Hurricane Branch and Comer Branches (a.k.a. creeks) through mature mixed woods of oak, hemlock and popular suggesting great fall color. Many sites are located among rhododendron that line the creeks and each has a lantern pole. The campground has several groomed grassy open fields but all the campsite enjoy ample shade and excellent privacy. Although it is a drive to this campground, the distance is well-worth it. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 31. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day for single; $32 for double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22 Total Sites: 25 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 25 No. Grilles on Sites: 25 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station is located at Raccoon Branch (national forest) campground. 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: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS Wading is possible in the creek. HIKING Hurricane Knob Trail (foot) - 1 mile Hurricane Knob Nature Trail (foot) - 1.1 miles Comers Creek Trail (foot and mountain bike) - 0.5 miles FISHING Hurricane and Comers Creeks run through the area, providing trout fishing (stocked).

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hussy Mtn. Horse Camp VISIT DATE: 09/09/2010 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Speedwell RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Speedwell, VA, at the intersection of State Rts. 21, 619 and 749, take Rt. 21 south 3.2 miles to Forest Rt. 14 (C.C.C. Camp Rd.). Turn left onto Rt. 14 and go 2 miles to campground on right. NOTE: There are numerous dispersed campsites along Forest Rt. 14. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,900 ft. The campground, one of 11 in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, has three unnamed sections up a hillside and along a creek. The campsites are tucked in among a stand of mixed hardwoods and pines. It appears to be a good campground for small groups that want to camp close to each other. Horse facilities are limited to poles for highlining horses and a manure dump station. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $7 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons, some poorly defined, are gravel and grass. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 2 Comments: Stock water is available from the creek and there is a manure dump station. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING East Fork trail (foot and horse) - 2.7 miles There are two trailheads for East Fork trail. One inside the campground and the other at the campground entrance. The trail connects to the Virginia Highlands Horse trail, a 200 mile network of trails. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: North Creek VISIT DATE: 10/15/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Glenwood/Pedlar NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Buchanan RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Buchanan, VA, take Interstate 81 north for 0.8 miles to Exit 168 (State Rt. 614). Follow Rt. 614 for 2.9 miles to Forest Rt. 59. Turn left onto Rt. 59 and go 2.4 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,100 ft. The campground is located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the areas is heavily wooded with hemlock and pine. Located along the edge of North Creek, some sites are "creek side" and all are nestled among the trees. Some sites are adjacent to and some are built with stone terraces. North Creek flows through the campground and campers can listen to the water as it splashes and flows by or fish from their tent door. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open March 15 through December 1 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): 15 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 10.5' X 57' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. A Forest Service RV waste station, with no potable water, is available about 0.9 miles west of campground on Forest Rt. 59. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS - None HIKING White Trail (loop) - 2.5 miles FISHING Rainbow and native Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Raccoon Branch VISIT DATE: 10/18/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Sugar Grove RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Sugar Grove, VA, take State Rt. 16 south 1.8 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,780 ft. This very pleasant, comfortable campground, one of 11 in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, is a single loop around an open grassy area surrounded by pines, hardwoods, rhododendrons and mountains; a very pleasant little campground. Some sites are adjacent to either Dickey Creek or Raccoon Branch. Each site also has a lantern pole and level parking aprons. There is some traffic noise from Rt. 16 but not distracting. This is a good campground to use as a home base for exploring the area and enjoying the fall colors. The lack of middlestory results in only fair privacy between sites. Free WiFi access is provided at the water and electric campsites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comment: Open April 15 through November 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day An additional $4 per day surcharge for electric hookups - no discount Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 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: 9' X 41' Comments: Parking aprons are paved. Some sites have "V" aprons, e.g., one for trailer, one for towing vehicle. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 1 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS Wading is possible in Dickey Knob Creek. HIKING Dickey Knob Trail (foot & mountain bike) - 2.4 miles. FISHING Trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Raven Cliff VISIT DATE: 10/18/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Speedwell RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Speedwell, VA, at the intersection of State Rt. 21 and 619 (Saint Peters Rd.), take Rt. 619 east 0.1 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left, staying on Rt. 619, and go 4.1 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right and go 0.4 miles to another "Y" intersection. Bear left, staying on Rt. 619 (Gleaves Rd.), and go 1.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.6 miles to another campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. Note: Last 0.6 miles are rough, single lane with some low hanging branches. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,200 ft. This quiet campground, one of 11 in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, stretches along a ridge above Cripple Creek in a hemlock and pine grove. The campground has a well-groomed appearance providing a pleasant wilderness forest camping experience. It is far from the crowds and the ample vegetation and space between sites provide good privacy. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $5 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: Yes 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: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and gravel. Low hanging branches and uneven aprons may make leveling a challenge. 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: No WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Trout in the spring.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Stony Fork VISIT DATE: 10/17/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Wytheville RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Wytheville, VA, take US Rt. 52 north 8 miles to "camping" sign (State Rt. 717). Turn right onto Rt. 717 and go 0.4 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. An alternative route is Interstate 77 to State Rt. 717 turn off. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is is 2,220 ft. The campground is a single loop with the East Fork of Stony Fork River meandering throughout. It is situated in hardwoods and pines at the foot of Big Walker Mountain. Lantern post are situated at each campsite. Horseshoe pits are located next to site 43. Privacy between campsites is fair to good. A cabin is available for rent - call the Ranger District Office. This is a very comfortable campground friendly to both RVrs and tenters. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through November 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day - no hookups $6 additional surcharge for electric hookups - no discount $10 additional surcharge for electric and water hookups - no discount Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 49 Total Sites: 49 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 49 No. Grilles on Sites: 49 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 11 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 23 No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 60' Comments: Parking aprons are paved. The campground will accommodate most any size RV. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Comments: The bathhouse next to site 38 has a family room with toilet and shower; the shower is wheelchair friendly. Water spigots at bathhouses are not included in spigot count. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 0 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Stony Fork Nature Trail (loop - foot*) - 1 mile Seven Sisters Trail (foot & mountain bike) - 5 miles; access is 0.4 miles from campground off the Stony Fork Nature Trail. * Mountain bikes are permitted on the first 0.4 miles. FISHING Rainbow trout (stocked) East Fork of Stony Fork River may dry up during dry seasons; check with Ranger District Office. There are other trout streams nearby.

CAMPGROUND NAME: The Pines VISIT DATE: 10/16/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Eastern Divide NEAREST CITY/TOWN: New Castle RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS:In New Castle, VA, take State Rt. 615 north 2.6 miles to State Rt. 609. Turn left onto Rt. 609 and go 2.2 miles to State Rt. 611. Turn left onto Rt. 611 and go 3.3 miles to campground sign (State Rt. 617). Turn right onto Rt. 617 and go 5.1 miles to another campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,740 ft. The campground, located in hardwood and pine woods, is adjacent to an area called "Horse Corral." In the latter is a horse unloading ramp and corral with a small area for trailers and dispersed camping. Both the corral and ramp are in need of repair. The Pines campground is under maintained; no horses are allowed in the campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Open April 1 through December 7 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 11.5' X 37' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel and dirt. Water spigot is a hand pump. 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 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No Comments: There is unnamed horse and hiking trail. FISHING Barbours Creek provides fishing for native trout.

CAMPGROUND NAME: White Cedar Horse Camp VISIT DATE: 04/10/2007 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Eastern Divide NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Dublin RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Dublin, VA, take State Route 100 west 8.5 miles to an intersection and State Rt. 42. Turn left onto Rt. 42 and go 10 miles to another intersection and State Rt. 606. Turn right onto Rt. 606 and go 1 mile to Forest Rt. 201 (just passed Trent Store). Continue on Rt. 201 (gravel) and go 2.5 miles, passing the small Walnut Flat campground (where horses are not permitted) to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: Elevation is 2,700 feet. Note: This campground came online after the authors researched Jefferson National Forest. All the information for this campground provided by Eastern Divide Range District Office. The campground has two loops, Stormy and Misty (like in the book), in Virginia's Appalachian Mountains. The nearby Flat Top Mountain offers several trails for an up-close-and personal opportunity to explore the area. Large spacious campsites, tucked in among grand old oak and maple trees, feature nice views, good privacy, a lantern pole, and corral for horses. While the campground is designed for equestrian campers, all campers are welcomed. Dismal Creek is a short walk from campground and is especially attractive when the wildflowers and rhododendrons are in bloom. The Appalachian Trail is nearby, offering hikers, but not equestrians, a chance to explore this ancient trail. The campground includes a Group Area (not included in this survey), which does not permit horses, but does have a nice little playground. A hike to a little waterfall on Dismal Creek offers a pleasant outing. Basic groceries and supplies are available at Trent Store on State Rt. 606. NOTE: The state requires a Coggins certificate when transporting a horse. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through December 7 - potable water off late October. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day - single $25 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 25' X 60' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: A water buffalo or mobile stock tank provides water for stock only. Hot showers are available for a fee at Trent Store located on State Route 606. WATER SPORTS None HIKING Flat Top Mountain Trail System (foot/horse/mountain bike) - 20 miles FISHING Nearby Dismal Creek has stocked Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: White Rocks VISIT DATE: 10/17/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/19/2014 STATE: Virginia REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Eastern Divide NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Pembroke RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Pembroke, VA, take US Rt. 460 for 1.5 miles to campground sign (State Rt. 635). Turn right onto Rt. 635 and go 16.2 miles to another campground sign (Forest Rt. 645). Turn right onto Rt. 645 and go 1.6 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,000 ft. The campground, located near Minnie Ball Hill - Civil War site and the Appalachian Trail, is close to Mountain Lake; highest natural lake in Virginia. The campground is comprised of two loops. Loop A is located in hardwoods and loop B in rhododendrons. Overall, the campground is under maintained. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through December 7 - potable water off late October. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $4 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 26 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21 Total Sites: 47 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 40 No. Grilles on Sites: 47 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 11 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 21' X 51' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel, dirt and grass. Most aprons are uneven - wear and tear and erosion. BATH AND SHOWER FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Comments: Flush toilets available May 1 through October 1. OTHER FACILITIES Playground: No Public Phone: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 2 Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Virginia's Walk - 1.25 miles FISHING - No Comments: Native Trout streams are nearby




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