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Seneca Shadows

Always clean. Staff is helpful and very friendly.

Beautiful Country

Backpacked and Camped here multiple times for both hiking and fishing. The main trail is graveled and very easily accessed. It runs along the Cranberry River with beautiful views all along the way. The River offers both stocked trout fishing along with wild trout tribs in a few places. You can pretty much camp where ever you’d like and there are also Adirondack style shelters in various spots along the trail. One thing to remember is always hang your food at night. Bears will come in and make themselves at home! Lol

Great Little Spot

Camped here a few times and also used it as a base camp for backpack fishing into the nearby tributaries. Easily accessible from the road and has well maintained campsites, each with their own fire ring. Even better that there’s ZERO cell service!👍🏻

Relaxing

Laid back and always friendly people. This was our go to for years!

20+ years later, still remember this spot!

I camped here 20+ years ago when I (a city girl) had just started camping and I still think about how awesome this place was. One day I'll definitely get back here. It was very secluded, quiet, and well-maintained. We had fun exploring around the campground climbing the boulders, and there were tons of trails nearby, plus overlooks with beautiful views. This place helped inspire my love of camping and being outdoors.

Well Maintained and Clean

Wonderful KOA with lots of updates. Bathrooms beautiful and clean. Owners on site with great personalities.

Love love love this KOA

My husband and I love this campground. The owners are kind and gracious. Always fun activities year round (they are open year round). Nice little store, gas station at the entrance. Very clean bathroom as and showers. We love our spot “99”! So much to do here in Natural Bridge and Lexington. Go to Pink Cadillac Diner - 4347 S. Lee Highway Natural Bridge VA 24578 United States and Laynes Country Store! Ride through the Virginia Safari! See the Natural Bridge and hear about when George Washington was a young man exploring this are.

Breathtaking and Beautiful

Beautiful primative camping,very clean toilets

The park is amazing with great hiking trails!

You can fish in the lake right from your campsite. We caught a couple of huge catfish! Though the park facilities are starting to show some wear(bathrooms and showers), the spacious camping sites are in great condition and offer excellent lake or forest views. This we stayed on Site 114 on the Sugar Ridge Camping loop. Our site 114 was nice, but sites on Campground 2 and 3 offer better lake views, especially site 51. The marina offers boat rentals and a small store for supplies. Very inexpensive to rent a canoe and explore the lake. 

The only drawback of this park is that campers are allowed to run generators from 6AM to 10PM and camper's dogs are left unattended to bark all day. Quite noisy at times!

Unspoiled beauty

Very remote. Two small circles of sites the only amenity is pit toilets. The stream is stocked with trout in the spring and fall. My wife and I spent our honeymoon here 25 years ago and plan to return there this fall. Our son was married here in the stream in waders and we all went fishing after the ceremony. Lots of memories here. Maybe you can make some too!

Beautiful views

Beautiful especially in the fall. Lake is stocked with trout spring and fall. It is an easy drive to many of the local trout streams such as the Gandy, the Glady and Shavers Fork. Many hiking opportunities with excellent birding especially in spring or fall during migration.

Close to Seneca Rocks

Clean sites. Close to climbing and hiking opportunities.

Beautiful swimming hole!

Beautiful swimming hole! Great hiking trails! Fishing!

The great escape

If your looking for a weekend getaway or a week long rest. Look no farther. The fishing here is the best around with beautiful waterfalls like big ruff and the ducks are so colorful like no other. Been going for 3 years now and always an awesome getaway. You won’t be disappointed

Great place to go!!!

My friend and i went here and we had the best time. Great staff and great views. Cant wait to go back again.

Great owners!

This KOA is one of our favorites. Open year round. Very clean showers. Pool and activities for kids. Close to Lexington with vineyards, restaurants and antique shops. Next door to the drive thru zoo and near Natural Bridge.

Amazing place

Pulled in late at night Found a spot easily Great clean bathrooms Paid in the A.M. Very nice staff

Beautiful spot

We went on a weeknight in the middle of June and it was the perfect spot to start our cross country trek. We were one of two people there so we went to the other end of the campground and had complete privacy. We stayed in spot 13 it’s awesome, right on the creek. If you have a smaller vehicle use spot 16 it’s the largest and on the best part of the creek, but unfortunately there are two large boulders at the entrance of the site that made it impossible to get our large camper van down to it. Since no one was occupying it though we used it to swim! Clean bathroom and a place for trash. GREAT SPOT!

Wonderful place

There are full hookups tent sites and Electric sites. There is 2 shower houses. There is a playground and a boat dock. This campground does not take reservations first come first serve. Bakers run is a family friendly campground pets were allowed last time I was there, just remember you have to clean up after your pet. I gave 4 stars because of the road to get to the campground otherwise it would be 5 stars.

Perfect family campground

What a great spot this is. They have it all. Fishing lake, river to swim and tube down, They have a store, a grill, a game room, and a big swimming pool. And large beautiful fields. You can even have a tent right on the river. Across from a beautiful waterfall.They even have full hook up sites if you want them .They also have walking trails and a resident population of semitame bunnies.this place really has it all

Seneca Rocks!

Seneca Rocks is an unbelievable place. It is beautiful to hike up to the top and well kept. They have camping sites near by that you can hammock or set up a tent! I loved it there and look forward to going back soon.

Best primitive campground

Basic circular camp ground. No cell service, water or electric. Trail to hike along the river and Staunton dam a short walk down the road.

Best WV State Park Campground

I’ve not stayed at them all but this has to be one of the best campgrounds at a WV State Park. Great campsites on the river with great fishing and kayaking opportunities. So many great hiking trails and things to do in the park.

Kids loved it!

We stayed at the Natural Bridge KOA for one night on our way further north and loved it!

They opened the pool a week early, and although the water was still ICE COLD (75 degrees?), the kids loved it. There is a game room in the basement of the campground store with some arcade games, pool and ping pong table, and air hockey. Each thing takes quarters so be sure to bring some.

Your site number is assigned at check-in and you are escorted to your site from the front office.

There is a fenced dog park. The playground is a bit dated. However they make up for that with the bathroom and laundry facilities, which were absolutely AMAZING.

The park is a short drive from Natural Bridge State Park (pictures included), the Pink Cadillac Diner (Elvis themed, great food, pictures included), and the Caverns at Natural Bridge (we missed the last tour by 20 minutes, unfortunately!). It’s right off of I-81 and very easy to access.

Our site was a pull through with water and electric. The site was level and had a picnic table and fire ring. Sites are pretty close to each other but not so close that you feel like you’re in someone else’s space.

The whole park was very clean. The bridge going between our area and the bathhouse was damaged but it was still a reasonably short walk around the “long” way. The camp store seemed very well stocked with basics.

This was our first KOA experience. It was a bit more expensive than most state and national parks we’ve camped at but reasonable considering the amenities.

Easy one night stay

This was the ONLY place that would allow a one night stay on Memorial Day weekend, which we needed (as we were just passing through).

We reserved a pull-through site (42) with 30/50amp and water. Check in is at the fuel desk at the travel plaza (which has a chicken place and an IHOP inside as well).

The campground is small and overlooks the travel plaza. You can hear the trucks idling but it’s a white background noise. You can’t hear the highway, which is on the other side of the mountain in the back of the campground.

Restrooms were older but clean during our stay and a short walk from the camp site. There are no picnic tables or fire rings at the sites. Our site was gravel and level.

While this isn’t a destination place with tons to see and do at the campground itself, it’s a great place for a one night stop on the way to somewhere else (or even just a base camp to enjoy the local sites in Natural Bridge).

Easy one night stay

This was the ONLY place that would allow a one night stay on Memorial Day weekend, which we needed (as we were just passing through).

We reserved a pull-through site (42) with 30/50amp and water. Check in is at the fuel desk at the travel plaza (which has a chicken place and an IHOP inside as well).

The campground is small and overlooks the travel plaza. You can hear the trucks idling but it’s a white background noise. You can’t hear the highway, which is on the other side of the mountain in the back of the campground.

Restrooms were older but clean during our stay and a short walk from the camp site.

While this isn’t a destination place with tons to see and do at the campground itself, it’s a great place for a one night stop on the way to somewhere else (or even just a base camp to enjoy the local sites in Natural Bridge).

Wonderful staff

We stopped here after a failed hitch caused damage to the truck and trailer. They were very accommodating and treated us like family. Great place for kids.

Plenty of sites

This is a big campground, but they still get you in there pretty close. You have to go into the hotel to check in. We only stayed over night, but they seemed to have several activities for the family.