About This Campground
Raccoon Branch Campground, nestled at the base of Dickey Knob, offers scenic mountain views, hiking trail access from campsites and cool mountain streams. Campers can access Dickey Creek and the Raccoon Branch from the campground. The most notable time to visit is fall, when the trees boast…
Raccoon Branch Campground, nestled at the base of Dickey Knob, offers scenic mountain views, hiking trail access from campsites and cool mountain streams. Campers can access Dickey Creek and the Raccoon Branch from the campground. The most notable time to visit is fall, when the trees boast gorgeous fall foliage.
With a location just 11 miles from Interstate 81, the beautiful campground is easily reached by drivers heading out from one of the surrounding cities.
The beautiful Dickey Knob Trail takes hikers through a Wilderness to the top of Dickey Knob for spectacular views of Sugar Grove and Rye Valley. The creek provides a setting for wading and fishing.
Every site accommodates RV or tent camping and nearly half the campsites have electric hookups. Perks of the campground include flush toilets, drinking water, paved roads and spurs and a dump station. A volunteer host is onsite to welcome visitors and offer advice on the region.
The campground is at an elevation of 2,880 ft., along a large grassy area, surrounded by pines, hardwoods and rhododendrons. Perched in the Appalachian Mountains, Raccoon Branch is part of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, a 200,000-acre stretch of designated wilderness areas.
Hike the Appalachian Trail, which extends more than 2,175 miles throughout the Appalachian Mountains across 14 states. The trail was designated as the first National Scenic Trail. The Virginia Creeper Trail, Hungry Mother State Park and Grayson Highlands State Park are nearby.
ADA Access: N
- ADA Access
- Picnic Table
- Firewood Available
- Drinking Water
- Sanitary Dump
- Sewer Hookups
- 30 amp Hookups
- Water Hookups
- Max Length: 60 ft.
- Drive InPark next to your campsite
“Closed due to no water or bathrooms. First come first serve camping at Hurricane and Grindstone campground.”
Nice clean campground, bathrooms were very clean, campground host was friendly, sites were well maintained with surprisingly few bugs for this time of year and no poison ivy. We even slept without a tent and didnt get a single mosquitto bite. We pulled in late, set up quick due to rain coming in,…
Raccoon Branch Campground is with in the Jefferson National Forest. We stopped here between Hungry Mother SP and Grayson Highlands. The scenery through this entire area is AWESOME! Raccoon is the trailhead for a 2 1/2 mile one way trail TO THE TOP. There is some awesome overlooks and scary drop…
Raccoon Branch Campground is located in Virginia
From I-81, take Marion exit 45 onto Virginia State Route 16 South. Follow SR 16 South for approximately 13 miles to the campground on the right.