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Hungry Mother State Park

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Address: Route 5, 2854 Park Blvd., Marion, VA 24354-0109
Phone Number: +1 540-781-7400
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Small sites but nice

On our return trip home, we had reservations at Hungry Mother State Park, site B16 for one night. Nice site by a creek (with hardly any water). Close to bathrooms and not so great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Barrie, Canada
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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On our return trip home, we had reservations at Hungry Mother State Park, site B16 for one night. Nice site by a creek (with hardly any water). Close to bathrooms and not so great showers. To get to our site, we had to go through some small roads...would not recommend to those who travel with 30+ travel trailers or RV's.

Thank CoachAdventures
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. Great for kids and adults alike. Make sure you have enough time to take it all in.

Thank Freedom F
VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Hungry Mother State Park, responded to this review

I am happy that you enjoyed Hungry Mother State Park. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience with potential visitors. I hope you will be able to make it back for another visit soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I fell in love with Hungry Mother State park the first time I went, I try to make it out there at least once a season. The park has something for everybody to enjoy; hiking, biking, camping, fishing, swimming, and boat rentals. They have trails for all different skill levels, my two favorites are Mollys Knob and The Lake Loop... More 

Thank Kris F
Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a cabin at the park with our toddler. So much to do for all ages. Park staff friendly and helpful. The nature center/welcome center has a lot to offer as well. We will definitely come back!

Thank mcmack84
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Kayaked on the lake for a few hours. Husband then went mountain biking on Hungry Mother trails. Great state park.

Thank bbfan133
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I go here often for hiking purposes and the trails are well designed for multiple levels of difficulties. There are also multiple options for a great view ! The lake is gorgeous and with the leaves changing its amazing !!! Having a beach to walk on at the lake is also just very neat given being in the middle of... More 

Thank BriStev
North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

An easy to find/access, beautiful state park. Has something for everyone in the family: hiking, swimming, fishing, canoeing. Park staff are friendly and helpful. PLENTY of parking. Wish the restaurant had longer hours...even opening at 3:00pm on a Saturday would be nice/helpful.

Thank Jay C
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I brought my youngest grandson for his first visit to the Park and we had an absolute blast!! Rode the paddle boats Saturday and Sunday, hiked a couple trails, and just enjoyed God's beautiful nature at Hungry Mother State Park!

Thank FrankWhite1958
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Although we did not spend the night at the park, rustic cabins are available for rent. A quiet, peaceful place to relax, meditate, fish, hike. There are playgrounds for young children. There is a restaurant at the Lodge, but it is not open every day. If you plan to eat there, call before you go. The Discovery Center at the... More 

Thank drmomaa
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Hiking trails are so nice. We stayed in one of their cabins. Don't expect internet connections...You might get lucky and get one on occasion. Beautiful swimming beach area. Camping fees are high for a State Recreation Area.

Thank ibeasavage

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