Hawk Campground sits nestled in the Alleghany Mountains surround by a spectacular nature setting. Experience an exciting hiking experience with easy access to the Tuscarora Trail right from the campground. In the fall, this inviting location offers hunters a secluded environment to stay overnight. Fall asleep to the mellow sounds of the trees gently swaying overhead and the simple harmony of nearby crickets.
This campground was neat and well kept. I was impressed to find toilet paper in the bathrooms. Extra points for that and water pump 👍🏼👍🏼
Although it's not immediately convenient to the various hiking trails in the Lee Ranger district of Washington-Jefferson NF, this little site is tucked away atop a mountain far from any crowds. Not too long a drive to get there, but long enough for some seclusion. The sites are well-built and serviceable, but don't expect working water or much else in terms of maintenance. It's free, of course, and have I mentioned that it's quiet and secluded? A babbling stream is close enough to ease your sleep, but watch for bears.
And despite the isolation, there's the nearby town of Wardensville, recently re-invigorated and worth a look…starting with the Lost River Trading Post.