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Address: Route 629 N, Clifton Forge, VA
Phone Number: 540-862-8100
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Biking, Fishing
Description: Visitors to this colorful state park will view rolling hills, birds and a...
Visitors to this colorful state park will view rolling hills, birds and a beautiful lake.
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Let's go camping!

Took my 2 boys for a quick 2 day 1 night adventure. We canoed, fished, hiked, had a fire and of course made smores. They had a blast catching salamanders and newts in the lake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Took my 2 boys for a quick 2 day 1 night adventure. We canoed, fished, hiked, had a fire and of course made smores. They had a blast catching salamanders and newts in the lake. Very family friendly atmosphere and great time of the year to go. Was not crowded and the weather was awesome. Definitely going back

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

When driving through the mountains of Virginia we thought, "it would be neat to hike up one of those.". Douthat State Park allowed that very opportunity. The hiking didn't disappoint. $4 all day admission per vehicle paid via envelope/honor system. Restrooms and maps in the visitors' center. Wear long pants and sturdy boots.

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Clifton Forge, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My family has chosen Douthat State Park's large covered picnic pavilion for my son's after-rehersal picnic. Can hold all 103 family members. Kids can play, teens can pedal boat and hike, GenXers can FB from closeby and Seniors can relax. Grills included, easy clean up and the wedding couple can have some space. Inexpensive too. Hasnt happened yet but you... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Went there with my Churches Men's group!!!! We had an excellent time there!!!! I have road trips and great friends!!! It was a bit cold but we still an awesome time!!! We hiked the trail!!! We slept out in tents!!! I'm looking forward to the trip!!! Maybe it won't be so cold lol

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Sandston, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Wondering why I would write a review to share this place, except the staff deserves it. Immaculate cabins, always. Unparalleled hiking trails. Clear flowing streams and waterfalls. No Internet or phone. Even the drive here is pleasant.

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Powhatan, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

A Hidden Gem. One of the nicest state parks I've visited. Can't wait to go back Stayed in the large cabin for a holiday family get together and had a wonderful time

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Clifton Forge, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One of the most gorgeous parks in Virginia, certainly a "best-kept-secret" kind of place, as it enjoys moderate crowds year-round, with miles and miles and acres and acres of hiking opportunities. We always enjoy our time out at Douthat, and would love to see more folks take advantage of it (and the local businesses in Clifton Forge!).

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Richmond, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

There are great hiking trails with amazing views, a pretty lake with plenty of activities. The facilities were clean and best of all since there are electric hookups there are no generators! Staff was very helpful and friendly!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I spent a cloudy, drizzly Columbus Day long weekend with 9 friends here, my first visit to a VA state park. We had one of the two largest lodges, a long cabin sleeping 12-16, with two bathrooms, a kitchen and best of all, heat! It was wonderful to be away from TV, internet, wi-fi and even cellphone contact, but there... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Built by CCC. It's a great place to unplug (no cell phone reception or wifi in park). Network of trails in good conditions, blazes and trail posts for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riding. Cabins are pet friendly with fully equipped kitchen, sofa, dinning table and chairs, plus the porch, picnic area, fire ring, and logs.

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