Top Equestrian Camping near Swoope, VA

Do you love the outdoors and horses? If you're looking for a rustic but comfortable experience, horse camping in Swoope is the way to go. Equestrian camping is an adventurous and unique way to experience the city. The Dyrt can help you find the perfect equestrian sites that are scenic and easy to access.

Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Swoope, VA (9)

    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

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    Big Meadows Campground — Shenandoah National Park

    112 Reviews
    367 Photos
    906 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.

    contact_info

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

    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.

    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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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $75 / night

    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

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    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.

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    • 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

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    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.__

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

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Knob Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Knob Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Knob Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Knob Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Knob Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spruce Knob Lake Campground

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    Spruce Knob Lake Campground

    18 Reviews
    137 Photos
    247 Saves
    Riverton, West Virginia

    Overview

    Spruce Knob Lake Campground is tucked in a beautiful hardwood forest less than a mile from Spruce Knob Lake. The campground provides a peaceful setting with easy access to boating on the lake and hiking through the mountainous region. Spruce Knob is the highest peak in West Virginia. A stone and steel observation tower is perched atop the peak, offering breathtaking 360-degree views of the area.

    Recreation

    Sixty miles of picturesque hiking trails crisscross the region, and the campground provides direct access to the pleasant 1-mile Big Bend River Loop. Trout fishing is available nearby at 25-acre Spruce Knob Lake, and in surrounding creeks. Facilities at the lake include a small boat ramp, parking area and vault toilets. A wooden pier along the shoreline provides barrier-free access to the lake.No swimming is allowed.

    Facilities

    Sixty miles of picturesque hiking trails crisscross the region, and the campground provides direct access to the pleasant 1-mile Big Bend River Loop. Trout fishing is available nearby at 25-acre Spruce Knob Lake, and in surrounding creeks. Facilities at the lake include a small boat ramp, parking area and vault toilets. A wooden pier along the shoreline provides barrier-free access to the lake.No swimming is allowed.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated on a wooded ridge overlooking the lake. To the east is 4,863' Spruce Knob. The vegetation atop Spruce Knob has adapted to a harsh, exposed environment. One-sided red spruce deformed by constant exposure to strong westerly winds cling to the high rocky ridges. Blueberry and huckleberry plants cover the ground. Due to its location, the campground may experience cold fogs and strong winds year-round.

    Nearby Attractions

    The half-mile Whispering Spruce Trail circles Spruce Knob and provides panoramic views of the beautiful area.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $18 / 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 Yokums Vacationland and Princess Snowbirds Indian Village
    Camper-submitted photo from Yokums Vacationland and Princess Snowbirds Indian Village
    Camper-submitted photo from Yokums Vacationland and Princess Snowbirds Indian Village
    Camper-submitted photo from Yokums Vacationland and Princess Snowbirds Indian Village
    Camper-submitted photo from Yokums Vacationland and Princess Snowbirds Indian Village
    Camper-submitted photo from Yokums Vacationland and Princess Snowbirds Indian Village
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      James River State Park Campground

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      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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      • Reservable
      • ADA Access

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