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Best Tent Sites Near John W. Flannagan Dam and Reservoir, VA (13)

  1. 1.

    Cliffhanger Ranch Adventure Outpost

    2 Reviews
    19 Photos
    4 Saves
    Coeburn, Virginia

    Strategic Location for peaceful camping with lots of nearby options. Camping is very primitive and rustic as new amenities come online in planned future. The best time of booking is the weekend at present.

    We have:

    Wooded/Grassy hills with plenty of tree cover and open space to spread out . A uniquely positioned community fire pit is available with an impressive view. It is very rustic and primitive, but well kept, quiet, secluded, with developing surroundings.

    There is direct access to Jefferson National Forest and miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails. Equestrians encouraged, but is Bring your own horse and Tie Line.

    Nearby sites include Bark Camp Lake, Guest River Gorge, Bear Rock, Little Stony Falls, Chief Benge Trail, Devils Bath Tub, and High Knob. We are also located along several driving and scenic routes to include: Backroads of the Cumberland's, Appalachian Backroads, Virginia Wildlife and Birding Trail, and Thomas Jefferson Scenic Byway (Rt. 72). In addition, within a short drive there is an ATV trailhead in the local town. The Clinch River is not far at all as well.

    There is a small quaint downtown less than 5 miles with grocery, gas, supplies, and a few places to eat.

    Mission:

    The original idea for CR Adventure Outpost came many years ago. We grew up visiting "Grandma & Grandpa" in Wise County and developed a deep love for the area, the outdoors, and all it had to offer. There came a point, , when we realized that the amount of outdoor activities and authentic cultural experiences could indeed support visitors. It could also support many business opportunities once everyone became aware of what was all around them. At that point, a process began of research and planning on ideas some thought were pointless. People deeply want to get back to nature and withdrawal from a fast paced materialistic society, at least long enough to realize what is really important in life. There is a huge need and vast opportunity to take advantage of the many beautiful landscapes in Southwest Virginia.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $20 - $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Phillip's Creek Group Picnic Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Phillip's Creek Group Picnic Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Phillip's Creek Group Picnic Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Phillip's Creek Group Picnic Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Phillip's Creek Group Picnic Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Phillip's Creek Group Picnic Area

    2.

    Phillip's Creek Group Picnic Area

    1 Review
    8 Photos
    1 Save
    Pound, Virginia

    Overview

    Phillips's Creek Group Picnic area is a secluded site surrounded by forest. It is a great facility for family reunions, organization activities and other group events.

    Recreation

    Open lawn areas are adjacent to the picnic area can be used for activities such as horseshoes, sports and games (bring your own game and sports equipment). Hiking trails are available within easy driving distance and include Pine Mountain and Red Fox Trails. The Phillip's Creek Trail is near the picnic area.

    Facilities

    Parking is adjacent to the picnic shelters and restroom facilities. The restrooms are pit toilets. The toilets are adjacent to shelter #1 but are a short walk (850 feet) from shelter #2. A large charcoal grill is available at both shelters. Picnic tables are located inside the shelters. There is no electricity or drinking water available.

    Natural Features

    The picnic area is surrounded by forest. The North Fork of Pound Reservoir is nearby and is a popular boating and fishing destination.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Pine Mountain and Red Fox Trails are within easy driving distance.

    • Tents
    • Group

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Kingdom Come State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kingdom Come State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kingdom Come State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kingdom Come State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kingdom Come State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kingdom Come State Park Campground

    3.

    Kingdom Come State Park Campground

    6 Reviews
    22 Photos
    49 Saves
    Cumberland, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents

    $14 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cove View Campground — Natural Tunnel State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cove View Campground — Natural Tunnel State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cove View Campground — Natural Tunnel State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cove View Campground — Natural Tunnel State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cove View Campground — Natural Tunnel State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cove View Campground — Natural Tunnel State Park

    4.

    Cove View Campground — Natural Tunnel State Park

    3 Reviews
    36 Photos
    Duffield, Virginia

    Cove View Campground - 16 electric-water hookup sites

    Up to six people per site. The only exception is for immediate families of no more than two adults over 18 and their minors, all of whom must be under 18. Each campsite has a campfire-ring grill and an extended-top picnic table. Firewood and ice are sold at the campground host site.

    Two vehicles per campsite. There is additional parking by the bathhouse (an additional daily parking fee applies there).

    Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. Only overnight guests are allowed in the park after 10 p.m. Guests visiting campers should park in the bathhouse parking area.

    EW - Electric and Water Hookup Sites (001 EW – 016 EW). Shaded and sunny sites are for tents, pop-ups and RVs up to 38 feet. Electrical service is 20 and 30-amp. All sites are gravel pull-through with a grassy area and have a campfire-ring grill and a picnic table. A bathhouse with hot showers is at the entrance of the campground loop.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Natural Tunnel State Park Primitive Camping — Natural Tunnel State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Natural Tunnel State Park Primitive Camping — Natural Tunnel State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Natural Tunnel State Park Primitive Camping — Natural Tunnel State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Natural Tunnel State Park Primitive Camping — Natural Tunnel State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Natural Tunnel State Park Primitive Camping — Natural Tunnel State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Natural Tunnel State Park Primitive Camping — Natural Tunnel State Park

    5.

    Natural Tunnel State Park Primitive Camping — Natural Tunnel State Park

    2 Reviews
    17 Photos
    1 Save
    Duffield, Virginia

    Primitive Camping

    Natural Tunnel's primitive camping site is in a partially wooded area about half a mile from the main campgrounds and bathhouses. Parking is available at the site, but RV’s and camping units are not allowed. Reservations for Primitive Camping can be made by calling the park office at 276-940-2674.

    Amenities:

    Five 15 ft. x 15 ft. tent pads. Common area with fire ring. Covered eating area with four picnic tables. Utility building with electricity and lights suitable for storage or food prep (no cooking inside the shed).

    Parking for up to five vehicles. (Limited overflow parking available at the campground entrance). No RV or camping trailer parking is available. Potable water spigot at the entrance to the primitive camping area. Two portable toilets. (No showers on site.)

    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Picnic Table
    • Toilets

    $15 / night

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      Camper-submitted photo from Flatwoods Group Picnic Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Flatwoods Group Picnic Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Flatwoods Group Picnic Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Flatwoods Group Picnic Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Flatwoods Group Picnic Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Flatwoods Group Picnic Area

      7.

      Flatwoods Group Picnic Area

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      2 Saves
      Coeburn, Virginia

      Overview

      Flatwoods Group Picnic area is a secluded site surrounded by forest. It is a great facility for family reunions, organization activities and other group events.

      Recreation

      Open lawn areas are adjacent to the picnic area which can be used for activities such as horseshoes, sports and games (bring your own game and sports equipment). Hiking trails are available within easy driving distance (Guest River Gorge, Chief Benges Scout, and Little Stony Falls Trails).

      Facilities

      A paved parking lot is close to the picnic shelter and restroom facilities. The picnic shelter has sinks with running water and a large built-in charcoal grill. The shelter also has electrical outlets where crockpots and other small appliances can be used. The picnic shelter is designed to be used for food preparation and as a serving area. Dining areas (picnic tables) are adjacent to the shelter but are outside and exposed to the weather. Men's and women's flush toilets are nearby.

      Natural Features

      The nearby Guest River Gorge is full of scenic beauty, native flora and fauna, as well as historic features. The Guest River Gorge can easily be explored by hiking or biking a 5.8-mile trail built upon an old railroad grade. The trail follows the Guest River as it meanders through 8 branches and creeks and terminates at the Guest River's confluence with the Clinch River. The first 0.3-miles is handicap accessible. This scenic trail passes through riparian forest, 300-million year old cliff lines and sandstone outcrops, and remnants of the railway that once ran through this region to haul locally-mined coal and saltpeter. An abundance of wildlife is easily viewable along this trail. Migratory birds such as flycatchers, several species of warblers and tanagers can be found during the summer. The Guest River Gorge is an easy way to explore the rugged beauty of this mountainous area. Little Stony Creek flows through a 400-ft deep and 1,700-ft wide gorge. Large rock outcrops, ledges, and boulders add to the scenery along the creek. Hardwood and hemlock forest cover much of this area. Mountain laurel and rhododendron thickets lace the edges of these trails in many areas, as well. A popular destination on the district is Little Stony Falls, a 24-foot waterfall, along with two smaller waterfalls. The falls can be seen from walking the Little Stony National Recreation Trail. The trail is a 2.8-mile trail which goes from an upper trailhead (near the falls) and a lower trailhead at Hanging Rock Picnic Area. In some areas of the trail, hikers will need to climb around/over boulders and large rocks to remain on the trail. Sightseers, hikers and birdwatchers will all equally enjoy a visit to this area. Be sure to check with the local Ranger Station for trail conditions. Storm events and hazards may result in trails being closed.

      Nearby Attractions

      The Guest River Gorge and Little Stony Falls are within easy driving distance.

      • Tents
      • Group

      $65 - $80 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Cavitts Creek Park

      8.

      Cavitts Creek Park

      2 Reviews
      1 Photo
      20 Saves
      North Tazewell, Virginia
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access

      $11 - $79 / night

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        9.

        Little Tumbling Creek

        1 Review
        1 Save
        Saltville, Virginia

        You may disperse camp on Forest Service lands that do not have closures or restrictions. Dispersed camping is not allowed in developed recreation areas like campgrounds, picnic areas, or trailheads. Drive on existing roads and, when car-camping, keep your campsite within 150 feet of a road.

        If you can, pick a site that has been used before to minimize your impact in the forest. If there is no existing campsite where you are going, then follow Leave No Trace guidelines:

        Camp on bare soil, if possible, to avoid damaging plants. Do not camp within 200 feet of any water source. Avoid camping in the middle of a clearing or meadow; keep your campsite less visible so that other visitors can enjoy the views. Do not try to level or dig trenches in the ground at your campsite. Pick a tent site that is already level with good drainage.

        • Tents
        • Dispersed
      • 10.

        Bellebrook Acres

        1 Review
        10 Photos
        2 Saves
        Bristol, Tennessee

        Come tent camp on the farm! We have several pole barn sites you can set up under or you can hike the pasture & hillside to the top of our property for some amazing views and sleep under the stars! We do have a fire pit and outhouse available at the lower campsites.

        • Fires
        • Reservable
        • Tents
        • Picnic Table
        • Firewood Available
        • Toilets

        $50 - $70 / night

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