Top Horse Camping near Crozet, VA

Do you love the outdoors and horses? If you're looking for a rustic but comfortable experience, horse camping in Crozet is the way to go. Finding a place to stay in Virginia while traveling with your horse has never been easier. These scenic and easy-to-reach Virginia campsites are perfect for your horse camping excursion.

Best Equestrian Sites Near Crozet, VA (6)

    Camper-submitted photo from Big Meadows Campground — Shenandoah National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Meadows Campground — Shenandoah National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Meadows Campground — Shenandoah National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Meadows Campground — Shenandoah National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Meadows Campground — Shenandoah National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Meadows Campground — Shenandoah National Park

    1.

    Big Meadows Campground — Shenandoah National Park

    112 Reviews
    370 Photos
    914 Saves
    Stanley, Virginia

    Overview

    Secluded in the thick trees and rolling hills of Shenandoah National Park, the Big Meadows Campground is the ideal spot for an outdoor family getaway.

    Recreation

    Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Some trails lead to a waterfall or viewpoint while others wind deep into the forest and wilderness. Big Meadows is near many of the major facilities and popular hiking trails in the park. Three waterfalls are within walking distance, and the Meadow, with its abundant plant growth and wildlife, is an ideal nearby attraction.Wildlife viewing is also a popular pastime, with black bears, wild turkey, deer, birds and countless other animals thriving in the park.The campground is also located right off the famous Skyline Drive, which runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stunning views are visible from any of the 75 scenic overlooks.

    Facilities

    Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Some trails lead to a waterfall or viewpoint while others wind deep into the forest and wilderness. Big Meadows is near many of the major facilities and popular hiking trails in the park. Three waterfalls are within walking distance, and the Meadow, with its abundant plant growth and wildlife, is an ideal nearby attraction.Wildlife viewing is also a popular pastime, with black bears, wild turkey, deer, birds and countless other animals thriving in the park.The campground is also located right off the famous Skyline Drive, which runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stunning views are visible from any of the 75 scenic overlooks.

    Natural Features

    Shenandoah National Park spans 300 square miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the southern Appalachians. The park rises above the Virginia Piedmont to its east and the Shenandoah Valley to its west. The scenery at Big Meadows Campground never disappoints, with a stunning array of colors in the fall and a blanket of bright wildflowers in the spring. This green and shady campground is a wilderness paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.

    Nearby Attractions

    Two visitor centers with bookstores and exhibits are located in the park (milepost 5 and milepost 51). Byrd Visitor Center is a short one mile walk by either trail or sidewalk if you choose not to drive. There are concession managed restaurants, gift shops and lodging facilities scattered throughout the park. Big Meadows Lodge and Restaurant is a 5 minute walk from the campground and Big Meadows Wayside is located beside Byrd Visitor Center.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (540) 999-3231.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Changing Reservations:____ There is no change fee if a visitor extends or shortens a reservation, as long as the change includes dates from the original reservation. Additionally, there is no change fee if the visitor wants to switch sites that are the same price with the same reservation dates in the same facility.____ If a visitor wants to switch dates that are entirely outside of the original reservation dates, there is a $10 change fee.____ If a reservation is made that includes dates beyond the maximum booking window, that reservation cannot be changed until 18 days have passed from the original booking date.____ Once a reservation date has begun, visitors cannot change a reservation using the online system or through the Call Center. Onsite staff will assist with changes or cancellations.______ Cancellations:____ Visitors may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation.____ A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's approved rate including tax and applicable add-on. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.____ Visitors who cancel a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days prior to arrival date will pay a $10 service fee AND forfeit the first night___s rate.______ No-Shows:____ A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date.____ No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.______ Early Departures:____ Visitors are requested to notify staff at the facility if they depart early to allow others to use the site.____ If the visitor chooses to depart early, they may forfeit the approved rate and applicable tax and applicable add-on for the day of departure. If a visitor departs prior to the scheduled check-out date, they may be eligible for a partial refund. Visitors may notify the Recreation.gov call center to request a refund of remaining unused nights. If a visitor requests a refund for an early departure after the facility check-out time (10 am) has passed, the visitor will not be refunded for that night and is eligible for a refund on any additional nights that will not be used.______ Refunds:__ Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Visitors may also initiate a refund request through the call center at any time after their reservation has ended.____ Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay.____ For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.____ In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.__

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    • RVs
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    • Group

    $75 / night

  1. 2.

    Shenandoah Crossing, a Bluegreen Vacations Resort

    11 Reviews
    76 Photos
    96 Saves
    Somerset, Virginia

    Located on over 1,000 acres of rolling hillside and lush pasture lands that encompass a scenic 60-acre lake, Shenandoah Crossing Campground and Resort is the perfect place to stay for those who love the outdoors. The resort combines an old country estate and horse farm with acres of wilderness in a pristine area that lies just beyond the Shenandoah Valley. Enjoy the rustic elegance of a 2- or 3-bedroom cabin featuring full kitchens and baths, fireplaces, master bedrooms, balconies and porches, and separate dining and living areas.

    For a slightly more exotic, stay try a 1- or 2-bedroom luxury yurt stay. Furnishings include four-poster beds with plush linens, flat-screen TVs, elegant bathrooms and fully-equipped kitchens, all with central heat and air. Stay in an open-plan yurt with one bed and pullout couch or a 2-bedroom unit, plus pullout couch. Outside, you'll also enjoy a large wooden deck area with summer kitchen.

    Shenandoah Crossing also features state-of-the-art RV sites with furnished patios and summer kitchens; some even offer personal hot tubs and stainless steel barbecue grills.

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

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground

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    Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    103 Photos
    144 Saves
    Cumberland, Virginia

    Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground, nestled near Cumberland, VA, is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature. This place has it all—whether you're into tent camping, RVing, or even glamping in a cabin. The campground is open year-round, so you can enjoy its beauty no matter the season.

    One of the standout features here is the lake. Visitors rave about the lake beach, perfect for swimming and paddle boating. If you're into fishing, you'll find plenty of spots to cast your line. The lakefront sites, especially in the Acorn loop, offer stunning views and easy access to the water. Just imagine waking up to a serene lake view every morning.

    The campground also boasts a well-maintained trail system. It's a paradise for hikers and those who love a good walk in the woods. The trails are well-marked and offer a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle. Plus, you might even spot some interesting wildlife—one camper mentioned seeing an albino squirrel!

    For those who prefer a bit more comfort, the cabins are a great option. They're clean, well-equipped with dishes, pots, and utensils, and some even offer beautiful water views. It's like having a cozy home right in the middle of nature.

    Families will appreciate the playground and picnic areas, making it easy to keep the kids entertained. And if you need any supplies, the on-site market has you covered. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    Overall, Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground offers a fantastic mix of relaxation and outdoor activities. Whether you're here for a weekend or a longer stay, you're bound to have a memorable time.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Powhatan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Powhatan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Powhatan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Powhatan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Powhatan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Powhatan State Park Campground

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    Powhatan State Park Campground

    16 Reviews
    105 Photos
    197 Saves
    Goochland, Virginia

    Welcome to Powhatan State Park Campground, nestled near the charming town of Powhatan, VA. This spot is a gem for campers looking for a mix of comfort and nature. The campground offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, glamping options, and even yurts.

    One of the standout features here is the spacious and well-maintained sites. Visitors often rave about the cleanliness of the bathrooms and showers, which is always a plus when you're out in the wild. The campground is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    If you're into hiking, you're in for a treat. The park boasts well-marked trails that lead you through beautiful scenery and down to the river. Some campers have mentioned enjoying the wide, accessible trails right from their campsites. And if you're into biking, this place has got you covered with great paths to explore.

    For those who enjoy a good campfire, you'll be happy to know that fires are allowed, and there's firewood available for purchase. It's a perfect setup for those chilly nights when you want to cozy up by the fire.

    The campground is also big rig friendly, making it a convenient stop for RVers. Electric and sewer hookups are available, and there's a sanitary dump station on-site. Plus, if you need to stock up on essentials, there's a market nearby.

    Whether you're here for a peaceful retreat or an active outdoor experience, Powhatan State Park Campground has something for everyone. Enjoy your stay and make the most of the beautiful surroundings!

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

    $19 / night

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    Graves Mountain Farm Campground

    5 Reviews
    126 Photos
    49 Saves
    Syria, Virginia

    Campground by Shenandoah National Park

    1800 Acre Farm to Play On

    Campground is 7 acres on the Farm

    2 Mountain Streams

    2 Fishing Ponds - no license needed

    18 Miles of Trails

    A mountain Higher than Old rag and another with a tougher, rockier ascent/

    Seasonal Pool - fee payable $10 pp per day in 2023

    Free-form Camping - no assigned places

    You get to make your own world

    Pet Friendly - on leads please

    No hook-ups, sorry

    Fees

    Adult to 15 yrs - $12 per person per night

    14 yrs to 6 yrs - $6 per person per night

    5 yrs and under - FREE

    Horses - $10 per horse per night

    30 Activities and Events

    1. Hiking
    2. Farm Animals show and tell - Sat and Sun, egg collections, pet pigs, goats, calves, sheep
    3. Terrific Road Biking - easy to killer ascents
    4. Terrific Mountain Biking including a laid out "killer" trail surrounding the campground
    5. Hiking - easy stroll to really tough
    6. Horse-back Riding Tues- Sun
    7. Horse riding lessons - Tues - Sun
    8. Pony Rides - Tues - Sun
    9. Nature hike - Sat at 11AM
    10. Guided hikes
    11. Trout Fly Fishing - two streams and two ponds
    12. Fly fishing lessons and guide
    13. Fri open mike night at Main Lodge campfire
    14. Sat Bluegrass on the Mountain Porch - Smokin' Trout Trio
    15. Seasonal Pool - huge
    16. Swimming Hole on the Rose River, opposite the Campground
    17. Massages
    18. Yoga - mainly weekends, no every one, though
    19. Wellness weekends with Jenn of In True Nature
    20. Farm to Table Dining at the Farm Restaurant
    21. Bluegrass Jams - six time a year
    22. Bluegrass Music Festival with Kids and grownups activities
    23. Harvest Festival - first three weekends in Oct, pick your own as long as crop is on trees
    24. Peach Festival - third Saturday in July
    25. Fishing Heritage weekend - for young folks to learn to fish - 1st Saturday in April
    26. Halloween - the haunted packing shed, Trunk or Treat
    27. Santa - first three Saturdays in Dec.
    28. Christmas Fair - second Sat in Dec - at the Market, Deli & Tackle
    29. July 4th - music and fire-works - for our whole county and right over the campground
    30. Horse Trail Riding Get- togethers
    31. Vineyard Visits to our Partner - just over the hollow.
    32. Market- Deli-Tackle on site
    33. Our own fresh ciders, hard cider, preserves, apple butter and apple sauce.
    34. Games room.
    35. Volleyball court.

    And the Campground, itself

    • 7 acres of meadows on the 1800 acre Farm - expanding to 55 acres on busy weeks.
    • Please stay within signed areas as the size of the campground changes according to festival events 
    • Free-form make your own place
    • No picnic tables
    • No fire ring - make your own from river rocks at field edges
    • Please return the rocks so that we can mow without breaking the blades
    • Wood - collect from forest or buy down at the Market-Deli & Tackle
    • Water spigots up front - excellent moubtain well water, tested.
    • Small electrical supply up front - for devices only
    • Porta-toilets and pit toilets
    • Wet toilets, sinks and showers are usually available down at the bathhouse in the DORM area behind the packing shed opposite the Market
    • Fiber Optic WiFi- that allows for Cell service calling and receiving - even without cell service - up front. Get password at bulletin board, Market or Main Lodge
    • Cell phones - connect to your network via our WiFi both to call out and receive calls. We are remote so no cell towers available
    • Open 24 hours - at night please be quiet when arriving at setting up
    • Dog Friendly - on leash, please
    • Old Rag Hike- 6.5 miles to the back entrance (Weakley Hollow/Berry Hollow Fire Rd and Old Rag Shelter |10.5 miles to Nethers/Front Entrance.
    • White Oak Canyon Hike - 6.5 miles up our back hollow road
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $12 / night

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      James River State Park Campground

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      4 Saves
      Greenway, Virginia

      Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the park features rolling grasslands, quiet forests and beautiful views, as well as 3 miles of shoreline along the James River. Visitors can hike, bike, canoe, kayak, fish or tent camp on the banks of the historic river or at Branch Pond

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      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access

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