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Hungry Mother State Park

Address: Route 5, Box 109, 2854 Park Blvd., Marion, VA 24354
Phone Number: 540-781-7400
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95%
Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Marion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, Swimming
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, Swimming
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Came to hungry mother for a camping trip. And this got off to a "wonderful" start. Made reservations weeks earlier and explained length, size of my camper. (35 foot 5th wheeler) plus a long bed 4 door f350 to boot. I arrive they give me my camping placards and directions (while standing beside my camper). First I should say they... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Beautiful park and incredible swimming area! You think you are back in the 50's :) Wish I had a chance to stay in a cabin on site and eat at their diner. Drinks and sodas available at swimming area.

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Big Canoe, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

We love staying in these quaint cabins. Family be warned there is no TV. They need to wake up and give this service to young family's. Director step up and bring this facility into the 20th century . Even 21st.

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Rockville
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The cabins are well kept and very clean. Linens are provided. There are 2 cabin loops. We stayed in the loop at the end of the road above the first campground loop. Cabins are 2 bedroom with separate kitchen and living/eating area. There is a working fireplace for those chilly days. Bring extra cooking utensils. There are some but an... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Hungry Mother State Park is a beautiful and well maintained park. The lake is surrounded by picturesque mountains with plenty of hiking and camping options.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Just spent a weekend renting cabin #9 at Hungry Mother State Park. I really can't say enough about this park. The cabins are very rustic, just the place to "get away from it all". Even though the cabins were built a long time ago, they are kept clean with all the amenities of modern life. They have central air and... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We went on a weekday in September and hiked one of the trails and walked around the lake. It was tranquil as there were not a lot of people around. My one complaint is that the boat house was closed, so we couldn't rent a boat.

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Wytheville, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Hungry Mother State Park might sound a little funny to you but it was named after a serious event took place here many years ago. I've been told that many years ago, a mother and her 2 1/2 yr. old toddler were lost in the mountains here and the mother succumbed to the elements. I was told that when the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were staying in Marion and were just looking for a relaxing place to picnic and stroll around in the fresh air. Hungry Mother State Park was just the answer. We sat by the lake and unwound for a few hours.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My family stayed the weekend and we loved it! The check in process was a breeze and sites were average sized for a camper. The lake look is gorgeous and the bike loop was good for kids. The only negative, it seemed the septic line ran a few inches short (several campers had to buy an additional section of line).... More 

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