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Douthat State Park

Route 629 N, Clifton Forge, VA
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Type: State Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Biking, Fishing
Description: Visitors to this colorful state park will view rolling hills, birds and a beautiful lake.
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Roanoke, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Our group stayed at white oak campground on Memorial Day weekend. The staff was friendly, always plenty of firewood to purchase, but the trip was overshadowed by the horrible bathrooms. The sanitary napkin trash wasn't emptied all weekend. Toilet paper wasn't replenished, and you had to hold the handle down on the toilet for at least 30 seconds before itwould... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

4 day tent camping stay in this wonderful Virginia State Park. There is something for everyone. Swimming lake, cabins for rent, fishing, boat rental, plenty of hiking, horse trails, biking trails and restaurant. All in one are park. The trails go from easy to difficult with many circle hikes to select from. The park is animal friendly except for the... More

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Bluemont, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Camped here with another couple for a short weekend getaway in early June. Our site was in the Whispering Pines campground. Sites here are very spacious, large, and spread out. We were at the back of the campground, so our site was also relatively private, as it was backed by trees and provided some shade. Some of the sites are... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We spent a couple of hours here swimming in the lake, on the beach and on a paddleboat but this place wasn't quite what we hoped for. Now why was that? More information when you arrive would be helpful. We paid the fee and parked and then realised we needed to pay more to go on the beach by the... More

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South pittsburg
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The park is beautiful, many spots to take in and appreciate. My only issue with the park was the numerous amount of signs that say you have to pay a fee. It was slightly confusing and overwhelming. It was slightly off putting to someone, like myself, who is only there for a hour instead of a lengthy camping vacation. But... More

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Skillman, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Very well maintain trail for mountain biking and hiking. The view was great but mostly block by trees. The view should be great on late falls or winter time when all the leaf are down. The viewpoint mark on the trail map was good, but not the panoramic view that I looking for.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We love our Virginia State Parks and this one does not disappoint. Excelent campgrounds, facilities and hiking trails to keep you trekking for a week! Blue Suck Falls is worth the hike. If you want to get away from cell phones, tv and internet this is the place to go (no service). I think they do offer WiFi at the... More

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Excellent campsites/facilities. Nice (small) lake. Well groomed/maintained, marked and placed trails. Awesome countryside.

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I have never camped in a state park .last time I camped was 1974.the lake side area is great.restrooms are very clean and warm (heated).I spent 2 days watching my little cuz try to catch a trout. No luck .his cousin did lol.I need rest from my rest.no phone service. Yes.totally unplugged. Bummer that only fire in pit between 4... More

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

First time we'd stayed in their cabins & were delighted to find them SO VERY clean & neat & well maintained! It was very cold outside & the heating system was older but it kept it warm & nice. The fireplace was wonderful and had a good draw & kept the living room and dining room/kitchen very warm also. We... More

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