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Douthat State Park

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Address: Route 629 N, Clifton Forge, VA
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+1 540-862-8100
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

Visitors to this colorful state park will view rolling hills, birds and a...

Visitors to this colorful state park will view rolling hills, birds and a beautiful lake.

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As far as parks go, you cannot go wrong with any Virginia State Park. Douthat State Park is no exception. Excellent facilities, excellent personnel, and an excellent time overall... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jed S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As far as parks go, you cannot go wrong with any Virginia State Park. Douthat State Park is no exception. Excellent facilities, excellent personnel, and an excellent time overall. This is a fantastic place for family and friends.

Thank Jed S
Gloucester, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 weeks in one of the cabins built ca. 1930 by the Civilian Construction Corp. Quaint and rustic, it was in need of a few repairs and updates, but an enjoyable stay no less. The chinking needed repairs, the heav wooden doors were missing hardware which meant we couldn't operate the latch mechanisms, and the bathroom is in... More 

Thank BWGreenJr
Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Great state park with a lake for swimming, fishing, or boating. 3 campgrounds with all types of campsites from tents to large rig motor homes. Water and electric at some sites. I would give it 5 stars but it's a bit expensive ($48 w/reservation) for a public ccampground

Thank Barb J
Lexington, Virginia
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97 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I like to go to Douthat State Park and have lunch and a glass of wine on the deck. It's fun to sit outside and hear the boats in the water. It's very peaceful and quiet. Afterwards, I will walk some of the trails nearby to the dam or over to the beach and watch the swimmers. On occasion, my... More 

1 Thank NancyLovesRehoboth
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I went camping at Douthat State Park in late August with my two teenage kids. We chose the campsite by the lake, with no electric hookups but amazing breakfast views. The campsite was packed on the weekend but cleared up and was quiet on Sunday night. Restrooms are old but maintained well and cleaned regularly. There is a fish cleaning... More 

Thank adrianavbrown
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We had a great day at this park. The weather was perfect and we had a relaxing time on the mountain lake. There is plenty to do, like camping, hiking, cookouts, fishing, lake cruising, and much more. The workers here are very helpful and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the day trip and cruising the lake. Great for young kids to learn... More 

Thank dbbrumit
Rocky Mount, VA USA
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Rented a ccc cabin and loved every minute. Hiking is a must do if you go to Douthat, the view from above is worth the sweat. Rent something to get yourself out on the water if you don't have a kayak or canoe or jon boat, it is a lovely place, and you can hear yourself breathe. Lakeside restaurant is... More 

Thank Shellie L
Richmond, Virginia
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in tents at the White Oak campground for three nights. Bathroom was cleaned regularly and the campsites were large, but ground a little hard for tents. Hiking trails well maintained. We took the one that starts at campground and there was great overlook of the lake. Blue suck falls was disappointing as it was too dry, but the... More 

Thank Anne S
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Nice campground. Gravel and level sites. Nice roads to ride bikes on. The sites in the center of the campground don't have much shade. The outer rim towards inside furthest from the entrance are much nicer sites with more shade. The only thing I did not like was the drainage converts on either side of all the sites on this... More 

Thank Caroline B
Forest, Virginia
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291 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

We took our one year old to the beach for the day. It was clean and well maintained. There was plenty of room to set up our pop-up. This is a great beach for small kids. We will return.

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