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Douthat State Park

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Address: Route 629 N, Clifton Forge, VA
Phone Number: +1 540-862-8100
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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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Great campground!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 15, 2016
Barb J
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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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

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Thank Barb J
Lexington, Virginia
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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 

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Richmond, Virginia
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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 

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BUENA VISTA
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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 

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Thank dbbrumit
Rocky Mount, VA USA
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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 

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Richmond, Virginia
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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 

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Thank Anne S
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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 

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Thank Caroline B
Forest, Virginia
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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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Thank adharris0915
Clifton Forge, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Do you want to camp out in the woods, stay in a rustic cabin? The reservation for the latter is a year long. They have fishing, swimming, hiking, educational programs, picnic areas and beautiful scenery.

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Thank RonGoings
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Beautiful VA State Park. Campground is quiet, exceptionally clean facilities, safe and friendly host in White Oak section. Nice swimming beach at small lake with boat rentals. Hiking and mountain biking trails. Creeks for wading. Decent restaurant with friendly staff.

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