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“Fun for everyone” 5 of 5 stars
Review of New River Junction

New River Junction
2591 Big Falls Road, Blacksburg, VA
(540) 639-6633
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Blacksburg
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Charleston, West Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fun for everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

What a great day this place is fun for everyone small or large groups plan ahead to make sure they are open due to water levels great place to grill out and a full day of fun. Relax down the river with a cooler or a raft for your pet. They set up the grill upon request and shuttle you back to the start for as many times down as you like. Very clean and friendly staff along with great rates make this a destination of choice. This is a A+ retreat and will return many more times!!

Visited June 2013
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Hampton, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Great fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This is a family run campground and tube rental by the New River near Blacksburg, VA. I stayed with a group for about a week. The bathrooms were clean, lots of grass at the camp sites. They asked that you rotate your tents every few days to protect the grass, which we did. In ground fire pits with no covers or grills, picnic tables at each site. They had porta potties in addition to clean showers for the tubers. Very knowledgeable about the river. I will definitely be back. Trains run on each side of the river very close to the campground. They run all night, just a hazard of being near the river in that part of the country. After the first night they were not a problem.

Visited June 2013
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Daniels, West Virginia
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“Camping at New River Junction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

My wife and I will need to go back to provide a better review which due to the weather and the campsite folks could NOT control. We went over Memorial Weekend and were unable to use any of the water activities due to recent rain, the New River was high, fast, cold and closed to rafting. As far as the campground.....very nice place to get away and relax. It appears that many of the campers have been there several times and have created a community, one which as strangers were welcomed right in. Check in was easy along with our site # 13 which was right on the river. Fire wood must be purchased there, very much like everywhere and the office staff delivers it to your camp site. The trains....there web site is correct that if you don't like trains this isn't the spot for you. There are a set of east bound tracks right next to the campground and a road crossing so that means mandatory train whistle blowing, no matter what time of the day or night they come through and it is 6 - 10 trains per day, the west bound tracks on the other side of the river is not as bad. Even with the trains, we liked the quietness of the campground along the river and look forward to coming back again.

Visited May 2013
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Charlottesville, VA
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“Nice day on the New!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

The 6 of us (2 adults and 4 kids) went to spend our day on the river enjoying the water and the sunshine. We had a very nice time. The bus shuttle back up to the start was very nice and convenient (they will even shuttle your picnic lunch down on the bus for you). The river was high so not to much butt dragging. We will definitely do this again.

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