9 Parks near Atkins, Virginia
We did however find 9 campgrounds within 25 miles of Atkins. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Atkins in the left hand column.
Nov 2016 - $36.00
$36 per night was for a mostly level but narrow asphalt pad pull-though site (#24) with 50-amp electric, water, and sewer in the Camp Burson campground. The reservation web site doesn't show sites for 40'+ RVs but the sites in Camp Burson are long enough to accommodate most any length RV. There are large trees throughout the campground and some sites might be challenging to set up on-watch your slides, awning, and basement compartment clearances-but it's doable. All sites have a wooden picnic table and fire ring. Enter the campground at the campground office driveway, not the first driveway to the campground as that access is quite steep. It was pleasantly quiet during my stay, even over the weekend when families arrived. The campground office was unmanned when I arrived but the campground host came by shortly after my arrival to give me my permits as well as information about the park including maps of the trails. The campground host was friendly and helpful. There are many activities available, which you can find listed on their website as well as in the brochures they give you. The campground is about five miles outside Marion where most any amenity is available. AT&T and Verizon cell signals were low but usable. Staying in Camp Burson includes free Wi-Fi, which I did not use. I received six digital over-the-air TV stations and many radio stations. - DD Rolling Ranch
Nov 2016 - $38.00
Nice facility, restaurant on premises. Lots of hiking trails, swimming area, paddle boats. Dump station, no sewer at campsite. A little pricey but big park with lots of things to do. - Dana S
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This place was awesome. There is plenty to do to have fun. We rented a paddle boat and kayaks. We went to a Nature Seminar that we all enjoyed. The beach is clean, there's a snack bar and bathrooms there too. Plenty of trails to hike and wonder around on. They have a restaurant in the Park, we heard good things about it but didn't eat there. There's a WalMart and Ingle's right on the way in if you need supplies. Our campground host was awesome! It was actually the first one I've actually met. Very helpful and available. The bath house has private showers and laundry available. We'll be back! - skiles
Oct 2016 - $11.00
The park is small, quiet, clean, and well laid out. Nicely shaded with easy access to towns, highways, attractions. A famous hiking trail is accessible directly from the campground. The camp host is very helpful and knowledgeable; he is also very watchful, in a quiet, non-intrusive way. I stayed about 10 days...hated to leave. Oh! There is NO TV or cell reception, but has great Internet! I can't wait to return. The camp host helps pick the best site for you & your rig. They are not all level, but very manageable. - Linda 2
Nov 2015 - $13.00
Previous post was correct except you can use the showers at the nearby Hurricane Campground, no charge, if you are staying at another forest service park. - Travelingjim!
Jun 2013 - $13.00
This is a small campground in Jefferson National Forest. It is fine for hiking, trout fishing, or just to relax, not much else around. Our rate was with the Senior Pass. Our site, as was most, was unlevel in both directions, I used two complete sets of Lynx leveler blocks, (20 blocks) & still never got level. Ours was in partial shade, & grassy, with electric and water hookups. Wi-Fi is available in the electric sites, and it was not very strong, but that was fine by me. The host was friendly and helpful. The electric sites back up to Route 16, which is much busier & noisier than I would have thought. This is obviously an older campground, as evidenced by the obvious lack of emphasis by the Forest Service, I assume because of the small size. The bathrooms were relatively clean, but need remodeling. There are NO showers, the nearest are 5.5 miles away at Hurricane campground, which requires an entry fee, plus $2.00 per person per shower. The streams at the rear of the campground are a nice touch. I doubt we would stay here again, with nicer, bigger campground just a little ways down the road. - bukhrn
May 2016 - $20.00
Convenient place for an overnight when traveling I-81. Most sites seem to have 30 amp only. They are really 2 backing sites end to end. It would have to be fairly empty to be able to pull thru. Pay internet is available through Xfinity at $7 per day. Verizon cell service is very strong so we used that. Mostly clear of trees so satellite works well. May have some power issues as the 5th wheel next to us was plugged into our outlet with a long extension. Since nomone was home, I moved his connection to his pedestal and used our marked outlet. - glenthompson
Sep 2015 - $20.00
As the name indicates it is on the interstate. The owner was friendly and helpful. Our site was at the entrance, paved and level. Very noisy due to the road noise. It is a double row of about 8 spots each row between rows of apartments. There is a bathhouse but no amenities at all. We were here 3 nights while enjoying the creeper trail. This is a great place if staying a night or 2, but not a destination place. - esta34950
Sep 2011 - $20.00
We had a great night sleep. Didn't hear the interstate noise, but there is a train that comes by. It is a small place between an assisted living and motel units. The drive throughs were even, hot topped, I would recommend this place in a heartbeat. We will stay here again when passing through. Glad they has a place for us. - ma1948
Jul 2016 - $24.00
We 'camped' in 40+ foot motorhome over July 4. There are bigger sites that accommodate this size unit. It is splendid at this campground. We used one AC, instead of all 3, because of 30amp power, but no more was needed; its cool up there. We camped in Cottontail, sites bigger, quieter there, away from a little road noise. Access to the Mount Rogers trail is right there, but does need some maintenance on this trail, some overgrowth of vines for a stretch. But, this doesn't distract from cg. Hosts are very nice, always accessible. We love it there, the elevation in the summer makes it a pleasant experience. - elainev
Jun 2016 - $16.00
Great CG for the "rustic" camper. This is an old growth forest with lots of huge trees and a thick canopy. Lots of great trails, and access to the AT directly. Sites are fairly level and most are huge. The site base is gravel and drains well. Sites on the Cottontail loop are spaced wider apart than the others. The interior roads are a little narrow, but did not prove to be a problem in parking a long rig. This CG is remote and there is very limited TV reception, spotty cell coverage, and a heavy canopy on most sites that limits satellite reception. There is a wading pool fed by a cold mountain stream in the day use area - great on a hot day.
The dump station is a little tight to get into for long camping units. - Bama Camper
Jun 2016 - $24.00
Grindstone is a contractor-operated facility in Mt Rogers National Recreation Area. It could be described as remote and rustic with electric and water. There are 100 well separated and spacious campsites on a paved loop road system. The Opossum Loop (sites 1-21) is for dry camping, with occasional water spigots. Cottontail and Groundhog Loops (sites 22-100) have electric and water. Most sites are gravel, with a few ADA paved sites available. Virtually every site will need levelers, and most driveways are sloped up or downhill. Electric service and water pressure excellent. One dump station. Dumpsters bear-proofed.
There was a $9 fee to reserve online, but dozens of sites could have been claimed by walk ins during weekdays, eliminating that cost. We felt, along with the $24/night fee that it was overpriced. Thick forest, mostly deciduous, but some sites are in fir/hemlock groves. Cool mountain climate, 4,000' altitude. Over-the-air digital TV caught 5 channels, including NBC and FOX, and the only means of severe weather alerts. Zero Sprint voice or data service, nearest hit is 6 miles toward Chilhowie at the overlook or in Troutdale. No pay phone in campground, and no Wi-Fi. No way to communicate. Damascus has citywide free Wi-Fi. Roadways good for bicycling. Mt Rogers summit hiking trail begins in the campground. Appalachian Trail access three miles east. Pitch black dark at night. There is a swimming area, kids playground, and volleyball area.
Amphitheater appears abandoned. No ranger programs; dead with regard to interpretation. Backpack hiking, visiting the ponies at Grayson Highlands, and a downhill run on the nearby Virginia Creeper bicycle trail are the highlights. Come well prepared with groceries, supplies, and fuel. Communicate with loved ones before arriving. We would choose another campground next time. - The Happy Traveler
Oct 2016 - $33.00
Okay for an overnight stop if you don't mind driving for about 8 miles on back country roads with some low hanging branches. That being said, it was a very quiet stop since it is surrounded by forest. Nice stream through the campground. No cable, no over the air reception, no Verizon service. Campground was clean and there is a host that helps you park. Some spaces might be difficult to get in or out due to trees. - Bobco
Sep 2015 - $33.00
Wonderful family friendly campground. Each site has its own picnic table and fire ring. My son loves the heated pool, fishing pond, and the game room. My husband and I love the nearby walking trails. The campground owners go out of there way to take care of their guest. We absolutely love this campground. - User3541
Oct 2014 - $40.00
I'm afraid we can't give this place a good rating. For an over night stop, it is WAY off the highway, a good 10-15 minutes. Water pressure was awful. My Mr. Coffee drips faster. They advertize wi-fi but we could not get a signal at all. Also there is no cell service on Verizon. We paid for 50-amp but after a scary argument with another RV'er, we switched to 30 and let him have the 50. We were thrilled to leave. - excel14
Dec 2016 - $16.00
Although we normally don't like to stay in parks witout 50amp power, we made an exception here. (If there had been 50amp, I would have rated the park "Excellent.") Things we loved about Stony Fork: Peace and quiet, forest camping, good space between campsites, nice trails, close enough to town to be convenient and far enough to forget there's a town 8 miles away! Some of the sites would be challenging for levelling a big rig like ours (40' motorhome), but there were plenty of sites that could work for big rigs. The hosts on our end of the loop were friendly and kept the bath house they were responsible for very clean.
We barely had room to park our little subcompact car on our site, but it wouldn't be a problem at some of the other sites. We selected our site because of the privacy it afforded. - MelBtraveln
Aug 2016 - $12.00
Only an overnight stay but very pleased. The campground and sites were exceptionally clean and well maintained. All the sites were large and easy to get into and the price was sure right at $18 minus $6 for the National Parks senior pass. We went with electric only but did see some full service sites. Decent privacy between large pads, and most seem to back on streams winding through the campground. Beautifully wooded area and yet close enough to Wyethville to make supplies or suppers out easy. Paved to the campground and do a dsl and sites in the park are paved. We have saved this to our "visit again" list, likely as a meeting and camping place with family. - PeteandDeb
Jul 2016 - $16.00
This is a beautiful national forest campground. Well manicured grounds. The bathhouses (a least two of them) were filthy. The showers had black mold growing on the wall. This was not stains, it was lack of cleaning. A shame for such a nice park. - PIgc
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Our very favorite park. Nicely maintained. Clean restrooms and showers. Mostly shady sites. Hiking is great. Wild horses to enjoy. Beautiful location. - Goldenbvi
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Beautiful wooded shady campground with many open non-reserved sites the whole three days we were there. If you reserve a specific site in advance be careful which site you choose - most are not level or big rig friendly. Could also be a challenge driving up the winding mountainous road - check in advance. Sites have electric & water - TV reception spotty. Bring all your supplies - nothing nearby. The park itself, the hiking trails, the Appalachian Trail and of course the wild ponies are more than enough reason to make the trip up the mountain - heaven on earth! - Breezy2
Jul 2013 - $38.00
Called to arrive during the week in mid July, no same day reservations, told to drive the winding mountain road on up to be greeted with a drive up reservation fee, tourist tax, pet fee, price jumped from $24 to $38.50 for water and 30 amp electric site. Choice of 3 remaining sites. Tried all 3, very unlevel even for 31' motorhome. Ended up with front wheels off the ground to level. None on the sites are big rig friendly. Small sites very close together, no privacy or quiet. No TV, satellite, due to heavy tree cover, or AT&T cell phone. Many low trees hanging over roadways rub the RV from top and sides. Dirty restrooms and showers. This place was full of family campers. Many vehicles jammed into small sites. Not a nice restful escape we were seeking. Will not return. - davidm99
Oct 2014 - $38.00
We will camp here again. Start with 10, then -1 poor in campground signage, -1 poor campground roads, -1 poorly marked sites, -1 poorly marked/oddly spaced hookups, -1 web site says wi-fi, but only available at camp store, -1 bathhouse 1/4 mile from trailer camp, -1 too few showers/toilets,-1 wi-fi signal not dependable-tested .3 down, .1 up (megs) when working. +1 no night lighting in trailer camp. This is a unique campground. Beautiful night sky set on a wooded ridge and renting bikes @ $15 to ride trail. Very laid back guy around the store (managing or running is too strong). They prefer cash. Plenty of hot water for returning Creeper Trail riders. 6 of us rode trail while the 7th took our truck into town to return riders and bikes. Campground has bikes on demand for $15. Roads to camp are good. Roads in camp are poor and steep and narrow and begging for grading and stone. Sewer connections very difficult to find as grass grows over them. I found 3 sites with WES, there may be more. About 10 are WE. Hook up services good. Dump site is on the ridge, too. Sites are not assigned-pick your own. There is no check in procedure and no rules sheet. First priority is growing Christmas Trees. 2nd is tent camping near the store for lots of Boy Scouts and youth groups riding the trail. Third priority is trailer camping which is 1/4 mile away from camp store and tents. We did not see big rigs. Road layout allows always driving forward so if a big rig can handle the roads and hills, the campground can handle the rig. - Frank Rader
Jun 2012 - $35.00
This campground is located on the trail head of the Virginia Creeper (rails-to-trails) near the top of the mountain (3500'+ elev.). Getting there challenged our GPS as we ended up missing a critical turn and found ourselves towing our fifth wheel up a gravel, one-lane road across the ridge. Without 4-wheel drive we would not have made it. If the GPS liked us, we would have been on paved road all the way to the campground. The campground is rustic in nature and our site was on a newly cut of mountain. It overlooked the office. Check in and VERY friendly and easy - the owner is a nice, older guy. Our site was a pull through with water and electricity (thought it was 30 amp but the breakers were only 20 amps). Water pressure was low but of good quality. The site stills needs a 'finish' grade to get it more level (needed a LOT of planks to get the fiver level). It hadn't been mowed in some time making our site more of a field. The view was very nice. We were one of two campers in the whole place. So the night was very quiet and the stars were out in full force. Used the fire ring for S'mores. Leaving the next day, the exit road was very rutty and it was a slow go. Overall, this campground is perfectly placed for Virginia Creeping. It's not really close to anything else, so pack in whatever you need. The campground need some TLC and grooming but it will do for a night. Little pricey at $35.00/nite but there's no close competition so c'est la vie. - Owlet
Nov 2016 - $44.00
All gravel roads with some ruts and pot holes. The small sites had concrete pads, but the pad where we were was on the pinacle of a small hill, so the pad was flat but you had to climb up to it and climb down when leaving it, making it impossible to unhook or hook up a tow vehicle when parked. Utility hookups were good (although spaced fairly far apart), there was a picnic table, but if there had been motor homes in the adjacent sites, it would have seemed "crowded". Internet was spotty and not much use. - Don Gagnon
Nov 2016 - $54.00
This is a very laid back, relaxing place to stay. The owner/operator is friendly and didn't bother you. Rules were reasonable. We were there late in the season, so the park wasn't very busy. The pool was closed. Laundry facility was excellent with newer washer/dryers. They have a arcade with a batting cage and a 6 lane bowling alley (for a fee) that was very nice. Pizza available with delivery to your RV. Nice wooded spaces on the back of the park. In the front of the park sites were much closer together but they seemed to be used for RV's that were just stopping for the night. Bathrooms and showers were well maintained and clean. Camp store was well stocked with reasonable prices. - Margie H
Oct 2016 - $39.00
Very friendly staff. Lots ranged from spacious to very close. Sites are gravel and feature a fire ring. Great site for a quick overnight stop where sewer not required.
Owner noticed a problem emanating from our coach. Knocked on the door to point it out and tried to see if he could fix it. (Leaking HW pressure valve) Came back with a new one but unfortunately it was not the correct size.
Large games area with food and a bowling alley. - Our V World