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Douthat State Park

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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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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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Beautiful state park

We ate at the lakeside restaurant which is beautifully located with reasonably priced, tasty food. Great service. We hiked a lovely, well marked trail. We were the only ones on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Lexington, Virginia
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Lexington, Virginia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We ate at the lakeside restaurant which is beautifully located with reasonably priced, tasty food. Great service. We hiked a lovely, well marked trail. We were the only ones on the trail-even though the trailhead was just across from the restaurant, we saw no one else for 2 hours while on the Buck Hollow Trail. Peaceful! We had decided on... More 

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rotterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went to the swimming beach for the day and it was very nice. The price was very decent and also the snacks and drinks were not overpriced. Would love to go back again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We wanted to experience our second Virginia state park. How could any other match Douthat! It was our 35th anniversary and our two dogs first vacation and it was fantastic. The cabin was perfect and the staff was too. The puppies loved the hiking and the constant family time. And so did we. We could have cooked at our cabin... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were traveling towards WV and looking for a RV Campground. We hit the jackpot. I grew up an hour away from Douthat and never realized this wonderful place existed. It reminds me of the camp in the movie "Dirty Dancing". There is no cellular or TV reception on the campgrounds or cabins but, wifi and cellular is available at... More 

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Clifton Forge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The peace and tranquility of this state park can relax the most troubled souls...whether swimming, hiking, dining or camping, it leaves you wanting to come back again and again!

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Alfred, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great natural beauty, nice walk around the lake, paddle boats available. Wish we had had more time to enjoy it. A little buggy this time of year...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We went just for a day.... We enjoyed the boats at the lake.... Very nice view. We also ate at the Restaurant (lunch time) They were really nice but the food is not the best... They have better options for dinner. I liked the place and I would like to go again to do some trekking.

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Bedford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to Douthat State Park for the past 10 years when we need to "unplug" and just relax. The cabins are rustic and simple but comfy. We love to hike the trails with our dogs and take a day to go antique shopping in Covington. It is family oriented with a special fishing area just for kids.... More 

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Lynchburg, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We stayed at the Lake Campground at Douthat. The lake is gorgeous and the campground does boast some beautiful views. The downside to this campground is that there is not a great of privacy-- except for a few sites, one of which we grabbed, think it was #8-- and if you are on the inside of the main loop you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

We are a family of 18 people....every year we rent the lodge on the mountain. Would be a nice place if it was properly cleaned. In bad need of updates!! Let's start with cleanliness...bathrooms are terrible, leaking commode seals....water barely drips out of shower, and reaks of urine. The bedrooms are terrible...I do believe the matresses never have been replaced...AND... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Douthat State Park, responded to this review

This review was posted 11 months after the visit. However, I can unequivocally state that we have never had bed bugs in any cabin at Douthat State Park. We have an aggressive bed bug control program throughout all of our parks and any concern is followed up with a trip from our exterminator. This is the first we have heard... More 

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