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Douthat State Park

Route 629 N, Clifton Forge, VA
540-862-8100
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Biking, Fishing
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Owner description: Visitors to this colorful state park will view rolling hills, birds and a beautiful lake.
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Richmond, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Advance, North Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

we only hiked one trail-blue suck falls trail and it was very nice. I would recommend this park-there was so much to do.

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Washington D.C.
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed in Douthat State Park in one of their more modern 2 bedroom (Q + twin & 1 twin bunk) cabins for a fall getaway with the kids to explore Warm Springs, Va and nearby hiking areas in Hidden Valley and Douthat. What a great find! Our cabin in the woods was finished inside, much less rustic than I... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

One of the best state parks in Virginia. Whispering Pines campground is very nice and spacious. We love how the park system does not stack campers on top of each other. Lots of trails and some neat sights to see within an hour of the park. Can't wait to go back. If you travel to this park from the Tidewater... More

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VA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Douthat State Park is one of the parks built during the CCC era, the Civil Conservation Corps. If you are not familiar with it look it up as it is interesting. There is a beautiful small lake here, swimming and boating, tennis, cabins, a small creek and lots of camping. The campground we stayed at, Whispering Pines, was a take... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We camped at the Whispering Pines section and put our kids and grandchildren in one of the older cabins. Fun was had by all. Staff was really friendly. Beautiful hikes.

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Virginia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
11 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It was a slow time to go to the Park. It was so beautiful and clean. It was nice to use our own kayaks and ride our bikes. They provided wood $4.00 for 10 pieces, that was really really nice.

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Franksville, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Large camping area, nice swimming area, the restaurant food not so good. Have to be careful at night when driving, there are a lot of deer in the woods.

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