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Hungry Mother State Park

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This place is so close to I-81 that you can be there before you need a fill-up. It has its own... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert B
Norfolk, Virginia
via mobile
Excellent - clean, freindly, great accomodations.

The camp sites are on wooden decks. no where to stake the tent on the ground, fortunately we had... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chester, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so close to I-81 that you can be there before you need a fill-up. It has its own restaurant, hiking trails, dam, streams, local legends, cabins, lodges, lake, beach, yurts, and camping. It can be a jumping off point for zip lining,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is beautiful with lots to do, but we were traveling and stayed overnight. There was no WiFI in the campground. We have a 30 ft Class A RV. The road around the campsites were narrow and it was very hard to navigate our...More

Thank CackyWalker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The camp sites are on wooden decks. no where to stake the tent on the ground, fortunately we had lots of rope to tie on to the railings and metal rivets on the decking. the sites were a good distance apart, but still private. Bathroom/showers...More

Thank Mrs42612
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We had time to kill and decided to spend it at Humgry Mother State Park. Beautiful scenery and well maintained. We had a packed lunch and chose to eat at a picnic area. The picnic table was set up for a wheelchair to pull up...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed August 28, 2018

My husband and I walked the 5.7 mile Lake Loop. The guide says it's a moderate hike, but I found it was quite easy. I had a really nice day here. The lake is beautiful and the park is clean. Would recommend the hike!

1  Thank Mindy M
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Just off the highway but off in the woods. The beach is great for kids with plenty of hiking and paved biking trails . Cabins are definitely dated but you are at a park.

Thank bobboc
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We booked a spot to stay in our motorhome at Bruson camping area.. It is a very well maintained campground, There aren't a lot of spots so book early. Hungry Mother includes lots of activities including, hiking , biking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming and a...More

Thank brethol
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We have been coming to Hungry Mother for 10 years now. We have camped in a camper as well as stayed in 2 different cabins. Every single experience has been nothing but over the top wonderful! We live 4 hours away and consider this our...More

1  Thank FulksRunGirl
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We stayed in the park for a week. We were in a private house (through VRBO) but could make use of all the park`s amenities. We loved the park. We ate the Sunday Brunch at the restaurant and it was really good! The visitor centre...More

1  Thank Werner K
Reviewed August 9, 2018

To be far, it looked like a pleasant place. It was very busy, but I understand people come for the day. The beach was packed out. We drove around and around, looking at tent sites. The serviced tent sites are few and the only two...More

2  Thank Sally R
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January 31, 2018|
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Response from Shelley G | Reviewed this property |
Google says in Marion, Va area the average temp April - May is 67 to 74 degrees and I would have to agree! Lows say 38-47 degrees. I have never had problems with black flies at Hungry Mother but we have always been Fall... More
September 11, 2017|
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Response from Shelley G | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I know of no bouldering/climbing spots in Hungry Mother State Park, sorry.
August 10, 2017|
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Response from Tina G | Reviewed this property |
Hungry Mother is our family's favorite year round. there are only a few site specific reserveable spots on B loop, which is right on stream. Shower stalls are awesome and easy to stay dry. There are tons of trails on site... More