RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Doughton Park Campground
Operator
National Park Service
Access
Drive In
Features
+ More
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No WiFi
Location
Doughton Park Campground is located in Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina
Latitude
36.429 N
Longitude
-81.156 W
Get Directions
2 Reviews of Doughton Park Campground
Lovely Stop on the Parkway

The Doughton Park campground off of the Blue Ridge Parkway is a great place to spend the night without if you are driving along the Parkway and don't want to venture too far off course. The campground is much larger than I expected. There's an RV section on one side of the Parkway and a tent section that is on the other side. I only explored the tent side.

Although a little bit confusing, with concentric loops, there are many sites to choose from. Some loops and sites are more wooded and further from roads and amenities while others are more central and along a field. I opted for a more central site and ended up being the only person camping in that loop. At the end of October there were only three other campers in the whole tent side of the campground.

The hosts were friendly and helpful in choosing a site. The bathrooms are small but clean and there are easily accessible water sources about. There has been a young bear hanging about in the campground so they, very reasonably, ask that you keep all scent sources in your car.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is an incredible drive, my favorite section is south of this campground in North Carolina. Just along the VA-NC border the Blue Ridge Music Center is well worth the stop. There is free music there daily from 12-4!

First to Review
Rustic but private

This was the only place we saw bears but not in our campsite just wandering in another loop. We stayed in loop b and found a perfectly shaded site that was quiet and private and near the comfort station. Lots of greenery and getting into the highlands means cooler temps in the summer.