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Hungry Mother State Park

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

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Big Canoe, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My wife and I frequently camp with our small travel trailer. We stay exclusively at state and national parks. We recently camped at Hungry Mother State Park in Virginia and were very disappointed. There are 2 campgrounds at this park with RV hook-ups. One of these campgrounds is outside the State Park proper and may have formally been a private... More 

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Hinton, West Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
25 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Betty & I had to visit this place for the 1st time. She never knew about it. I have passed the entrance. We had a fun day here, just walking around and taking pics. and having lunch on the deck. Plenty of fun activities in the water we seen, boating, swimming, fishing and camping nearby. The restaurant overlooked the water... More 

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