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    Camper-submitted photo from Douthat State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Douthat State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Douthat State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Douthat State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Douthat State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Douthat State Park Campground

    1.

    Douthat State Park Campground

    26 Reviews
    86 Photos
    208 Saves
    Clifton Forge, Virginia

    Cabins

    To camp at Douthat State Park you must have with you either your reservation number(s) or confirmation letter at check-in. If you've arranged for someone else to check in for you, make sure that person has your reservation number as the number is needed to enter the cabin. All cabins are pet-friendly; there is a fee per pet per night. Camping and cabin guests should be prepared to show a valid ID if requested. Check-in is 4 p.m. and checkout is 10 a.m.

    Camping

    Douthat is known for delightful, inviting campsites and makes great camping near Richmond. Some offer a splendid view of Douthat Lake. Camping is available year-round in Whispering Pines campground. (Note: Water is unavailable at individual campsites from November through March because of freezing weather. As hot water is still available in the bathhouse, camping fees are not reduced.) The campgrounds are pet-friendly. Generators may not be used in any campgrounds.

    Lodges

    Please note that the cancellation fee for Douthat Main Lodge, Creasey Lodge and Beard's Mountain Lodge is higher than it is for cabins.

    Douthat Lodge (atop mountain): Six-bedroom, rents Saturday - Saturday

    This log lodge overlooks the park. It was built by the CCC. It sleeps 13 and allows 15. There are six bedrooms: one queen bed, one queen bed, one queen bed, four twin beds, two twin beds and one twin bed. It has a fireplace, two bathrooms, a washer and a dryer.

    Creasey Lodge (behind park's main office). Five-bedroom. Weekly rentals start on Friday when a week-long stay is required. Fully universally accessible.

    This one story wood-frame lodge is next to the park office. It accommodates up to 18 guests. There are five bedrooms: one queen bed, two sets of bunk beds, two sets of bunk beds, two sets of bunk beds, two sets of bunk beds. It has a fireplace and three bathrooms.

    Beards Mountain Lodge: Six-bedroom, maximum occupancy is 16. Weekly rentals start on Sunday when a week-long stay is required.

    This frame-built facility is midway up the mountain and is universally accessible. It accommodates up to 16 guests. There are three bathrooms and six-bedrooms; queen, queen, two twins, two twins, two bunk beds, two bunk beds.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Smith Mountain Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Smith Mountain Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Smith Mountain Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Smith Mountain Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Smith Mountain Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Smith Mountain Lake State Park Campground

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    Smith Mountain Lake State Park Campground

    24 Reviews
    53 Photos
    311 Saves
    Penhook, Virginia

    Smith Mountain Lake Campgrounds' Site Types:

    Two-bedroom frame - Two bedrooms; wood frame; one queen bed; two singles; foldout couch; ceramic tile floors with carpeted bedrooms. Two-bedroom cabins have a bathroom with shower.

    Two-bedroom frame waterview - Two bedrooms; wood frame; one queen bed; two singles; foldout couch; ceramic tile floors with carpeted bedrooms. The two-bedroom cabins have a bathroom with shower.

    Three-bedroom frame - Three bedrooms; wood frame; two queen beds; two singles; foldout couch; ceramic tile floors with carpeted bedrooms. The three bedroom cabin has two bathrooms (one universally accessible shower; the other has a tub). The three-bedroom cabins are meant to sleep six. Eight are allowed, but this relies on the use of a fold-out sofa for the extra two people.

    Total cabins: 20

    Although the only fully universally accessible cabin in the park is cabin 7, numerous cabins, while not fully accessible, are better suited for customers having disabilities. Because of hilly terrain, all cabins other than cabin 7 have steps. Cabins 15, 17 and 19 have two steps, cabins 10, 13 and 20 have three steps, cabin 14 has four steps, and cabins 6, 12 and 18 have five steps. The remaining cabins are unsuitable for those with disabilities because of numerous steps or steep grades leading into the cabin.

    Bunkhouse

    Camping Lodge (bunkhouse) - no weekly requirement.

    The park has a camping lodge (bunkhouse), which is not a full service lodge, for rent. It's a two-room trailer with seven bunk beds ( five in one room and two in another), a refrigerator, a microwave oven, a coffee pot and air conditioning. It has no heating. The bunkhouse has a has a porch and a large covered deck with two picnic table, two other tables and eight chairs. It also has a charcoal grill and a fire ring. Smoking, portable heaters and cooking, except with the microwave oven, are not permitted in the lodge. There's a fire hydrant next to the lodge in the parking lot. Four vehicles are permitted with rental of the lodge; the daily parking fee must be paid for additional vehicles. RVs and trailers may not be parked in the bunk house parking lot; there's an overflow parking lot about 100 yards away.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Lakes State Park Campground
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    Twin Lakes State Park Campground

    14 Reviews
    71 Photos
    56 Saves
    Burkeville, Virginia

    Welcome to Twin Lakes State Park Campground, nestled near Burkeville, VA. This spot is perfect for those looking to unwind and soak in some nature. The campground is open all year and offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, glamping, and yurt accommodations.

    One of the standout features here is the clean and well-maintained shower and toilet facilities. Visitors have consistently praised the cleanliness and convenience of these amenities. There's also a handy dishwashing station, which is a nice touch for those who like to keep things tidy.

    The campground is shaded and offers a good amount of privacy between sites. While some sites are on a slight slope, setting up properly should keep you comfortable. If you're into fishing or just want to relax by the water, the park has a couple of lakes with beaches and boat rentals. It's a great spot for a swim or a paddle.

    For those who enjoy hiking, there are trails to explore, and the park is close to High Bridge State Park Bike Trail and Appomattox Courthouse, making it a great base for day trips. The park also has a small camp store for any essentials you might have forgotten.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember to keep them on a leash and clean up after them. The campground also allows alcohol and fires, so you can enjoy a cold drink by the campfire in the evening.

    Overall, Twin Lakes State Park Campground offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable. Whether you're here for a night or a week, you'll find plenty to enjoy.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

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