Top Equestrian Camping near Newport, VA

Are you planning a trip to Newport with your horse? We've got you covered. Equestrian camping is an adventurous and unique way to experience the city. These scenic and easy-to-reach Newport campsites are perfect for equestrian campers.

Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Newport, VA (7)

    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 Bolar Mountain Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bolar Mountain Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bolar Mountain Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bolar Mountain Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bolar Mountain Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bolar Mountain Recreation Area

    2.

    Bolar Mountain Recreation Area

    23 Reviews
    60 Photos
    226 Saves
    Hot Springs, Virginia

    Overview

    Bolar Mountain Recreation Area is a great destination for visitors looking for a fun getaway on Lake Moomaw. The area provides plenty of outdoor activities, including boating, fishing, camping and hiking. There is little to no cell service, so be ready to disconnect!

    Recreation

    Boating, canoeing, water skiing and relaxing on the beach are popular activities at the lake. Anglers fish for brown and rainbow trout, bass and crappie. A boat ramp is located at the Bolar Flat Marina, which has a modern dock with boat slips. Bolar Mountain boasts 11 miles of hiking trails that lead to two impressive scenic overlooks: Islands Overlook Spur and Grouse Point Overlook. Looking for a more primitive experience? Hike or boat to Greenwood Point for dispersed camp sites.__

    Facilities

    Boating, canoeing, water skiing and relaxing on the beach are popular activities at the lake. Anglers fish for brown and rainbow trout, bass and crappie. A boat ramp is located at the Bolar Flat Marina, which has a modern dock with boat slips. Bolar Mountain boasts 11 miles of hiking trails that lead to two impressive scenic overlooks: Islands Overlook Spur and Grouse Point Overlook. Looking for a more primitive experience? Hike or boat to Greenwood Point for dispersed camp sites.__

    Natural Features

    The campground sits on the northern end of Lake Moomaw, a manmade lake covering 2,530 acres along the Jackson River. The lake is held by Gathright Dam, constructed in the 1980's by the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control. The lake's average depth is 80 feet and it has 43 miles of wooded shoreline making it the second largest impoudment in western virginia.Bolar Mountain is part of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest which span 1.8 million acres across Virginia and parts of West Virginia and Kentucky. The forest protects 40 tree species within mostly Appalachian hardwood and mixed pine-hardwood forests, 60 species of mammals and 200 species of birds.__

    Nearby Attractions

    Hidden Valley is a short drive from the lake and has ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiast: Hike or ride your horse along the Jackson River, all the way to Poor Farm, cast a line for trout, and stay at the Hidden Valley Campground or even better the historic bed and breakfast. Warm Springs has restaurants, shopping and a Historical Society for Bath County in addition to other typical amenities.__

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from East Fork Campground and Horse Stables
    Camper-submitted photo from East Fork Campground and Horse Stables
    Camper-submitted photo from East Fork Campground and Horse Stables
    Camper-submitted photo from East Fork Campground and Horse Stables
    Camper-submitted photo from East Fork Campground and Horse Stables
    Camper-submitted photo from East Fork Campground and Horse Stables
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail MP 69.6
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail MP 69.6
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail MP 69.6
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail MP 69.6
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail MP 69.6
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail MP 69.6
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail Milepost 63.8 Primitive Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail Milepost 63.8 Primitive Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail Milepost 63.8 Primitive Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail Milepost 63.8 Primitive Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail Milepost 63.8 Primitive Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail Milepost 63.8 Primitive Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail Mile Post 49.3 Primitive Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail Mile Post 49.3 Primitive Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail Mile Post 49.3 Primitive Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail Mile Post 49.3 Primitive Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail Mile Post 49.3 Primitive Campsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbrier River Trail Mile Post 49.3 Primitive Campsite
    • No image available

      7.

      James River State Park Campground

      Be the first to review!
      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

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

    Recent Equestrian Reviews In Newport

    58 Reviews of 7 Newport Campgrounds


    No Reviews Found



    Frequently Asked Questions

    Which is the most popular equestrian campsite near Newport, VA?

    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular equestrian campground near Newport, VA is Douthat State Park Campground with a 4.5-star rating from 26 reviews.

    What is the best site to find equestrian camping near Newport, VA?

    TheDyrt.com has all 7 equestrian camping locations near Newport, VA, with real photos and reviews from campers.