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Douthat State Park

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

Great state park with a lake for swimming, fishing, or boating. 3 campgrounds with all types of... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2016
Barb J
Columbus, Ohio
Lunch on the lake!

I like to go to Douthat State Park and have lunch and a glass of wine on the deck. It's fun to sit... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2016
Lexington, Virginia
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Visitors to this colorful state park will view rolling hills, birds and a beautiful lake.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hiking trails” (18 reviews)
“white oak” (12 reviews)
“park office” (5 reviews)
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Route 629 N, Clifton Forge, VA
+1 540-862-8100
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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...More

Thank Barb J
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...More

1  Thank NancyLovesRehoboth
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...More

Thank adrianavbrown
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....More

Thank dbbrumit
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...More

2  Thank Shellie L
Reviewed August 16, 2016

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...More

Thank Anne S
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...More

Thank Caroline B
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.

Thank adharris0915
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.

Thank RonGoings
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.

1  Thank pogopony
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Do you have cabin's from the 30's, or later if none from that period, that are more secluded than others? My family of five is not looking for a beach view, but would love to get a cabin surrounded by trees.
January 7, 2017|
Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
Trip Advisor doesn't allow links in responses so you might want to visit our website, go to Douthat and then click under Park Trail Guide and choose facility guide. You can see how the cabins are spread out. While I won't... More
Hi! I was wondering what cell provider you have. Most people in the reviews I read report no cell at Douthat. Thanks! Adriana
August 5, 2016|
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Response from WVhikers | Reviewed this property |
Nobody in our group had service, which made our stay even better. There is free wifi at the store though.
Can I bring my own canoe or kayak to the lake or do I need a permit?
July 17, 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring your own equipment. No permit is needed that I am aware of . The same rules of the water apply as in any other area. Enjoy!! Beautiful place.