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356 Reviews of 62 McCowan Spring, Virginia Campgrounds

Anne F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2021

We loved it

Great campground with many sites right on the lake. A place to swim and kayak. Great hiking trails - we chose the one with multiple water crossings. No hook ups but that’s ok with us. Very out of the way so take everything you need. Beautiful drive there too.

  • perfect camp site
  • very wet feet
Site19
Month of VisitJuly
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2021

Great primitive camp

Stayed two nights. Great campground with no power, cell service, or potable water.

M
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2021

Quiet, well maintained rustic campground

Admittedly, we had awful weather - it rained more than 50% of the time.  The weather ruled out our main purpose for being their which was astrophotography at Spruce Knob Lake and doing some hiking.   That said, we had a lovely walk-in site with a nicely situated tent pad, fire ring and large picnic…

  • View of our site from the picnic table
  • The tent pad
Site042
Month of VisitJuly
Blake B.
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2021

Bolar Mountain

This place is amazing. I could stay here every weekend and not get tired of it. Warm water, fresh air, no service.

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SiteSite 29
Month of VisitJuly
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2021

Nice spot to camp on the river

Very nice campground with water and electric right on the river for $32, clean bathrooms and showers, and very nice owners. We stayed for one night but most of the others staying there had horses and were staying a while. The only slight negative is the town is closed down, so make sure you bring…

Site23
Month of VisitJuly
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2021

Nice spot to camp on the river

Very nice campground with water and electric right on the river for $32, clean bathrooms and showers, and very nice owners. We stayed for one night but most of the others staying there had horses and were staying a while. The only slight negative is the town is closed down, so make sure you bring…

Site23
Month of VisitJuly
Scott F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2021

Beautiful campground surrounding site 34 at Bolar Mountain Campground

This was our first camping trip to actually visit lake Moomaw in Warm Springs Virginia.  We had been close before but never made it to the lake itself.

First off, sorry for the audio on the video we uploaded.  It seems in March of 2021 I was diagnosed with having lung cancer and it is pinching the…

SiteSite 34
Month of VisitJune
Marianne S.
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2021

more remote and primitive for car camping

A great, quiet campground with fewer sites than most.  It is about 5 miles from the summit of Spruce Knob (highest peak in West Virginia).  Tow campers smaller in size can certainly make it, although mostly tent camping which I like.  Some drive up, some drive, park, and walk up.  There is a single…

  • Seneca Rocks
Month of VisitJune
Jasmine B.
Reviewed May. 31, 2021

Great grounds

We camped here over Memorial Day weekend for a little getaway. We mainly came to fish—since this spot is an easy drive to Spruce Knob Lake. (Had a great time trout fishing!) Campgrounds were clean and well-maintained. Ample space, picnic table, fire pit, firewood available on site, solar-powered…

  • Campsite 002, right across from the campsite manager
  • fire pits w/grate
Site002
Month of VisitJune
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 30, 2021

Hidden gem at Spruce Knob

This is a great spot for a large group. Very spacious with two vault toilets. We were able to find quite a few nice hammock spots in the trees if that's your preferred camping method. The ranger checked on us each day and took trash and resupplied toilet paper as needed. Will definitely go back.

SiteMain
Month of VisitMay
Heather The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 29, 2021

Meh

The sites are okay- level, some shade- but felt like we were on top of people. The shower house needs work- no ventilation makes for a stifling shower and bathroom use. The swimming “lake” cools ya off but is pretty dirty- had to wash my suit twice to get it clean. They had a band one night we were…

Month of VisitJuly
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 26, 2021

Nice boondock in a lovely location

Hosts were friendly and attentive. Site was spacious and pleasantly situated for our 17' travel trailer. Clean bathrooms and shower. Lots of poison ivy and amazing wildflowers on the 4-5 mile loop trail that started near the back of the campground.

Site26
Month of VisitJune
James T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 24, 2021

Shenandoah Valley campground

It was awesome weekend, went tubing ,played putt putt, went fishing,,

Sitesite 54 was awesome rite on the river
Month of VisitJune
Anne F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 21, 2021

Love it!

A bear ran through the campground so that was really cool. Wonderful campground with nice hikes. Kids love it. The lake is pretty. Out in the rustic wilds. Just what camping should be. Bring everything you need bc there’s nothing there.

Siteperimeter by the stream
Month of VisitJuly
James T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 14, 2021

Misty mountain campground

Amazing friendly people, they have club house pool ,golf carts allowed and can rent,rv sites up in the mountains or rite on the river ,kool place for the kids.

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Sitewe stayed it site 63 and 86 up in top part of campground
Month of VisitApril

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