Standard (Tent/RV)
Cabins
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Crabtree Falls Campground
Price
$28.00 - $55.00
Operator
Private
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Reservable
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
RVs and Trailers
Water Hookups
30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
Max Length: 30 ft.
Location
Crabtree Falls Campground is located in Virginia
Latitude
37.8546 N
Longitude
-79.0688 W
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Directions
WARNING: Please use the directions we have provided below for safe and pleasant driving. If you choose to use another source for your directions, please be wary if they include Route 814; this winding, gravel mountain road is not for the faint of heart. DO NOT take 814 if you have a camper or RV. From Washington, DC Take 66 W to route 29 S. About 35 miles south of Charlottesville turn right on 56 W. Go 1 mile and turn right on 655 at the Roseland sign. Approximately 4 miles to the stop sign, turn left, cross over the bridge and turn right on 56 W / Crabtree Falls Highway, Go 11 miles then look for the entrance to Crabtree Falls Campground on your left. From the South From 29 N, 3miles north of Amherst turn left on 151 N. Follow 151 N for approximately 9 miles where Route 56 W merges with Route 151 N. Continue another 2-3 miles and turn left when 56 W turns off and becomes Crabtree Fall Highway, Go 11 miles then look for the entrance to Crabtree Falls Campground on your left. From West, Northwest and Southwest I-81 to exit 205 (Raphine and Steels Tavern). Go east on 606 to 11 N (left). About a city block turn right on to 56 E then continue 12 miles to Crabtree Falls Campground on your right. Hint: You'll pass Crabtree Falls Recreation Area about 2/3 a mile before our entrance. From the Blue Ride Parkway North & South Get off at mile post 27 (Montebello) turn left onto 56 E. It's about 7 miles to Crabtree Falls Campground on your right. Hint: You'll pass Crabtree Falls Recreation Area about 2/3 a mile before our entrance. From I-95, at Richmond, VA Take 64 W to exit 118A, Lynchburg and 29 S. Stay on 29 S for about 35 miles then turn right onto 56 W. Go 1 mile and turn right at the Roseland sign (right on 655), 4 miles to the stop sign then turn left. Cross over the bridge and take a right on Crabtree Falls Highway (56 W). We are 11 miles down the road on the left. From the Southwest 85 N at Greensboro, NC take 29 N, (3 miles north of Amherst, VA) turn left on 151 N. Follow 151 N for approximately 7 miles where Route 56 W merges with Route 151 N. Continue another 2-3 miles and turn left when 56 turns off and becomes Crabtree Falls Highway, Go 11 miles then look for the entrance to Crabtree Falls Campground on your left.
17 Reviews of Crabtree Falls Campground
Second Time, STILL Amazing

I’ve camped at a completely different part of this place before which was a site without access to bathrooms and showers. This site had access to that and was a little farther away from the car but still as amazing! Although you had to drive a bit to get to hiking trails, this site is located at the heart of the river.

Water Galore!

This place was so serene and secluded. Each campsite was a little drive away from each other which was very nice in terms of privacy. You could drive into the campground so you didn’t have to carry everything. Plus, the campsites have trails that go directly to the river!

LOVE THIS SPOT

Great place to get away!! No Cell Signal… Lots of trails around. Wonderful views all around! I love to go early spring & fall.

Small but amazing

Love this small little place!

Great hike

Beautiful hike. We were with a group of 5 kids under 6 years old and we made it to the top huffing and puffing. It was well kept and worth the climb.

River Spots 👍🏼

The river spots are amazing - just a short walk from parking. So peaceful and the sound of the river drowns out any nearby noise. Friendly owners and the little camp store has everything you may have forgotten. We love this campground and hope to return soon!

one of the best waterfalls

Hands down, one of the best waterfall hikes in the southeast. Great views, beautiful in the fall time, one of the best waterfalls I've seen, and an all around great hike. Just be sure to be careful not to climb out into the falls. Plenty of people have died from doing just that.

This is a great hike to do with the family, as its not too strenuous. Also, the lower falls can be seen after only about .1 miles of walking on a paved path, so that part is wheel chair friendly. You have to go an additional 2-3 miles to get to the top. On the way up, there are tons of viewpoints of the waterfall. It's a very long, continuous waterfall, which is why it's one of the longest on the east coast.

Great hike, worth the views.

If you're looking to camp, there is a campground not too far from the hike. There are also tons of other great hikes in the area.

Peaceful Bliss

This campground sits along a river fed by a waterfall just a short hike away. It is the perfect blend of peace and nature as it has a tone of shade making it a perfect summer camp spot. Lots of adventures to take in the surrounding areas and the owners are the nicest people!!! A lot of things are bought on the trust system(pay for what you use for firewood, put store items on a tab until check out). Loved this place

Little slice of mountain paradise

Crabtree falls camp ground is one of my favorite places to go, we go every year and have been for 6 years now. It's quiet, peaceful and reminds me of a simpler time. The owners are amazing people! There are 4 cabins that are awesome and tent sites all right along a gorgeous stretch of the tyro river. You will be lulled to sleep by the river at night. There is a lush tree canopy throughout the summer so we typically don't even need sunscreen. There are numerous local swimming holes around the campground as well as some amazing hikes. Bring your water shoes and get ready for an awesome experience!

love

Sites are right on the river, we had a walk to which gave us some extra privacy. Beautiful area for hiking, lots leading off of the AT. campground hosts are very friendly.