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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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Douthat is gorgeous

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...

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

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 NEW

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 

Blue Ridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Love love the lakeside campground...been many times..my $26 night lakefront property. The restaurant is good and reasonable. Have to reserve lakeside early!

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Osteen, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Stayed in the White Oak Campground. Very nice sites with electric and water. Looked like brand new bathrooms. Very clean every day. So much to do here. Beach area was very nice. Very spread out so you have to drive to get around. Everything you could ask for in a campground.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Ok, I know other people who have gone here and stayed in these cabins year after year. Left early due to mice infestation in our cabin, huge spiders, and insects galore. We were also told our cabin would have a full size sofa bed and two twins, as it was also advertised to accommodate 4 people. It only had 3... More 

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

We are very proactive at handling complaints and issuing refunds. While it is hard to tell since there is no name, I am pretty sure we have not received this complaint. I can say that we have multiple sleeping arrangements in our cabins and our website and online reservation system specifies what beds each cabin has. We are also very... More 

Clifton Forge, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a wonderful park to visit. The trails are good for short hikes. The tenting is well placed. The beach has a good balance of shade and sun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stayed in White Oak camping area within Douthat State Park which boasted a very new bathroom/shower facility that was immaculate. Some of the sites were pull-through and others were back in. This section is non-reservable which means you register and pay, then just go choose a site that you like. There was another area of reservable sites that also... More 

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Additional Information about Douthat State Park

Address: Route 629 N, Clifton Forge, VA
Phone Number: 540-862-8100
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Clifton Forge
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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