14 RV Parks near Clifton Forge, Virginia
Sep 2017 - $1.00
This could have turned into a bad review, but the owner made it right. Made reservations for site 11 with 50 amp service and all hookups. Employee gave our site to another, when we got there an employee said all sites were taken, but did find our reservation (I made reservation with him recognized his voice from phone call) and said he had nothing. I was in a bad mood already from the drive and told the owner and employee I'd go elsewhere. The owner, came out while I was trying to find another campground, offered his apologies and to use a 30 amp site with water, no sewer for free. My wife encouraged me to use it which we did. The site was small, but accommodating. I stayed connected to the 5th wheel (32') because of the small space. The owner did everything in his power to make everything OK and have a satisfied customer...his employees need customer service training and a better reservation tracking system rather than a bunch of papers in a notebook. This campground is small and has a lot of permanent residents with many older trailers. The campground could use the sites to be better maintained...the permanent residents accumulated a lot of unneeded "stuff" at this campground. The dump station did not have water outlet to wash out sewer lines and sewage. The cover on the dump station sewer needs to be redone and has a broken weld. Again, the owner is extremely nice. - 66 Mustang
May 2017 - $22.00
Good location. Not a a lot of extras, but the price is right. Did not get Escapees discount on check-in. My fault ,but they fixed it the next day. The cable did not work at my site #12. They told me the cable was not working in the site when I booked in March. Yes, as in other review the water is not all that good; it stinks and stains. Good stopping place. We booked for 2 weeks, was too long, ran out of stuff to do in the area. Again the record rain fall caused problems on the rivers and lakes, but not the park's fault. Quite a few of full timers there but they are nice people. One of them will be by to visit, she's easy to get along with and knows everyone! Easy to find, easy in/out. - Donny and Donna
Mar 2016 - $26.00
Park slightly rundown. Nice store. Near state park and convenient to I-64. Staff was nice. Lot spacing was nearby with some shade. Site surface was gravel. - FrankRogers
Jul 2017 - $33.00
Douthat has an amazing lake with a very nice large beach area, swimming, including two lifeguards, a floating diving platform, fishing, kayaking, paddleboat and row boats for rent or you can bring your own. Lots of hiking, horse trails and a very good restaurant open Wed-Sun. The area is beautiful and lots of exploring all the way into WV and the mountains and small towns there. Will definitely plan a trip back. Only reason it gets a 9 instead of a 10 is that the camp site power (like most state parks) fluctuated from 115 to 125 and the breaker would get hot and trip at least once a day. - WayBro
Oct 2016 - $30.00
This is a small Virginia state park close to I-64. The interior roads were OK but I only have a 27' travel trailer. We stayed at the White Oak campground for 2 nights. Most of he sites were small and several were very uneven. We were unable to level our travel trailer at our first choice (site #29) and had to pull out and try a second one (site #26). We had no bars with US Cellular and only 1 OTA TV channel. The dump station had a wand for flushing totes but no water hose connection to flush our tanks. The camp host did not seem to understand me when I asked about a hose connection to flush my tanks. We tried to hike one of the "easy" trails which was mislabeled and clearly not easy. The bath facilities were very nice and clean. Overall, this was not the best Virginia state park we have stayed at and not really worth the $30/night. - BillandChris
Sep 2016 - $38.00
Arrived without reservation...got one of last 3 spots...a drive thru in Beaver Dam Campground. This campground has horse stall facilities for people bringing their own horses. Had easy hook ups with dump station at end of campground. Very clean facilities with very friendly staff. Night time was very quiet with the exception of a horse that wanted everyone to know he was there. Pretty neat, though! Only complaint...camp store did not have any newspapers to enjoy on a Sunday morning! Lots of little kids were having a great time on scooters...and you could still swim...but no lifeguards. Will return. - YFF
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Nice, clean, quiet. Mostly all shaded spacious sites. Only one bath house so on major holidays beware. The county run facility is top notch for county facilities. If you have a pusher style or a monster 5th wheel, you might want to reconsider as the 10 mile trip to the facility is twisty narrow county road. Pool is exceptional and the fishing lake is NICE. - Jim Qbaum
Jun 2015 - $22.00
Electric is 30a only. Water pressure is 10psi. Hardly enough to was dishes let alone take a shower. Water pressure in the bathhouses is strong. No Wi-Fi. AT&T Cell Phone is very weak.
AT&T Air Card low data signal strength. Verizon 4G LTE Air Card surprising good signal Strength. No Cable. Roads getting to the park is a bit difficult. Narrow and windy. Not signed enough to make it easy. Sites are grass or gravel but not level. Stacked two 2x8 to get close to level. Site length of site 56 is long and plenty of room around for awnings and slides. Getting to some sites is confusing due to the way the site markings and interior roads are laid out. Restrooms old but look clean. Didn't see a Laundry.
No Long term tenants. Park was almost empty. DirecTV Satellite is accusable in many but not all places. 50% Discount for Golden Age Passport. Payment is with check or cash only. I would stay here again if in the area, but water pressure was so low making it unpleasant. Water comes in from the water reservoir behind the campground and is only gravity fed. Pressure in smaller sites is much higher. - TXBobcat
Sep 2013 - $30.00
We stayed 4 days at Lake Robertson campground. To make reservations, you must call, then send 1 night's deposit by check. No credit cards accepted at the park. It is an attractive campground that is clean and well kept. The bathhouse was clean with plenty of hot water. There is also a laundry room with deep sink. The rangers and camp host were very friendly and helpful. The gravel roads are well kept and the pads are about as level as I've seen. There is a large swimming pool, and lots of trails throughout the park, most around a mile long. There is one that goes around the edge of the lake with benches at fishing areas and lots of trash cans that keeps things clean. The lake has fishing and boats can be rented (no motors). The biggest problem I have with the park is the condition of the lake. The lake is spring fed and crystal clear, but with large algae blooms and lots of submerged plants that extend from the lake bottom to the surface from about the 10’ depth to the shore. With all of the plants, there is no way to fish from the shore. You must rent a boat to go into the middle of the lake if you hope to catch anything. Received no OTA TV signals. Phone service was OK with only 2 bars on Verizon data service. - jebgg
May 2017 - $17.00
This is an update to a review I posted a couple of years ago. Since that time the campgrounds management has been turned over to a new contractor (Royal Elk) and from what we saw they aren't doing such a hot job of hiring campground host's. We arrived in in loop 3 at 4PM and the Host showed up at my trailer at 9PM to finally check us in, and didn't know if she had already checked us in!! We were camped there for 4 days and saw the Host's twice during that time and no one cleaned the showers or rest rooms during that time. The men's room is down to one toilet and one sink as the other 2 are broken. Fortunately there were very few campers so things didn't get too bad in the restrooms. Additionally, in my earlier review I suggested taking a short cut via Jackson River Turnpike and Richardson Gorge Road. DO NOT GO THIS ROUTE if you are towing or driving an RV. There is a section where part of the road has washed out and there is a tree down blocking part of the road. Going this way was never for the faint of heart as it is dirt and very narrow most of the way and if you meet someone it can be nerve wracking. - scjenk
Jun 2016 - $16.00
Most sites are fairly level, and sites are large, with a base of fine gravel that drains water well. Water sites do not have electricity. Sites are a little tight together, except the water sites (which also have the best view). Most water sites are fairly low to the water and have a trail to the water for access to kayaks/canoes and boats. saw lots of folks fishing, but did not see any catching!
This CG is being operated by a contractor; they were very hospitable and did a good job.
The loop 2 bath house is nice and has private rooms for both bathrooms and shower facilities. I think the other loops have conventional shower stalls.
This is a pretty mountain lake, ideal for the "rustic" camper with an old growth forest and lots of wildlife. Seems like there were always birds chirping, squirrels barking and other wildlife sounds.
If a remote camping experience is what you seek, this CG is for you; if not, go somewhere else. There is no TV reception, very limited radio reception, no cell phone service except maybe text capabilities in one or two areas in the CG, and no weather radio reception. Satellite is very spotty because of a heavy canopy of trees.
I would rate this CG higher than "average" if it were not for the long difficult access roads. The roads are adequate for a camping unit of moderate length. But, for a class A or long fifth wheel unit, the route in is just not pleasant. Between the fairly narrow roads, hills, tight turns, fast logging trucks, low hanging limbs and rain at the time, it was not a very enjoyable trip in for us. If you do go, follow the directions on the website to find the CG signs. Do not use a GPS exclusively. - Bama Camper
Aug 2015 - $25.00
This is a US Forest Service campground on Lake Moomaw in Virginia. We stayed in Loop #1 site 19 which has 30 amp electric but no water or serwer. The drinking water tap is only about 100' from the site so I was able to hook up a hose to refill my water tank. The site is relatively level, I needed about 2" of lift on the curb side. Everything in this loop was clean and neat and very quiet (we were there during the week), the restrooms were clean as were the showers. You can't see the lake from the upper loop, but if you want to really rough it (no electric) the lower loop sites are all waterfront. The lake and surrounding area are absolutely beautiful, with mountains totally surrounding the lake. There is a beautiful sandy beach, about a mile away, (no life gaurds) and the water is clean, sandy bottomed and warm. There is a marina where you can launch and retrieve boats, but no gas is available. There is no additional charge for the use of these facilities if you are a camper.
We went by way of I64 to 252 which turns into Rt 42 which takes you to Millboro where you get RT 39 to Warm Springs and the Rt 39 and Rt 220 intersection. Route 42 had only one stretch of fairly steep twisty road (5-10 miles) but the rest was pretty easy. Route 39 (after the 220 intersection) on the other hand has a very steep, up and down, and very twisty (multiple hairpins) stretch to the Rt 600 intersetion. I suggest taking Rt. 687 (Jackson River Turnpike) which avoids the climb and descent. It will turn to dirt for about 3 miles but the road is in good shape. It has no guard rails and there are some pretty good drop offs and narrow spots. Decide for yourself which is best for you.
When you get to the camprground there is nobody in the booth at the entrance, just go to your site and the campground "host" will come to your site and check you in. - scjenk
May 2016 - $6.00
Small campground with no amenities except a dump station that is not accessible by big rigs. Note: NO water except a hand pump, so come with full tank. A shallow river runs directly behind sites. Supposed to be good fishing, kids love to play in it.
Site 2 was all grass, no shade, huge, and level. It would be a problem for big rigs if the ground was wet. Sites 1-9 work for big rigs, site 9 has best shade but is across from the only pit toilet. No smell, just high traffic. Most sites might be a challenge to level.
Absolutely beautiful area. Green, green and more green. Pretty intense driving, narrow roads, no shoulders, logging trucks. No AT&T or Verizon at all. - bobcovey
May 2010 - $10.00
This is one of many primitive campgrounds located in the George Washington National Forest. A one-lane gravel loop with thirty back-in sites with mostly level gravel parking pads. Self registration, no hookups, no showers, vault toilets, heavy woods, most campers seemed to be locals, very quiet and rustic. There is a dump station located near the exit. A number of water faucets are located around the loop but you may hold up the minimal traffic here as you fill your water tank. Water was brown and a notice said it was borderline safe for consumption. We used this place for an overnight stop although it is a forty-five minute drive north from I-64 over narrow and steep winding roads. Best to stay a while and enjoy the hiking and fishing in the area. I would have given a higher rating if the water quality had been better. - CDB
Sep 2017 - $45.00
Right off a I-81 exit. Park entrance is straight across exit at stop sign. Hilly coming into campground but didn't scrap tow bar. Office is further up driveway on right, check in was easy, staff very friendly. Road down to site was narrow but no issues. We were escorted to our site. Our site was down in the open area, gravel, wide, full hook up, but had to level the Rig. Site had picnic table, fire ring and some grass. Bottom section is mostly gravel & open, however surrounded by trees, and we were unable to get satellite. Cable worked fine. Older campground but appears they are working on updating some sites. They maintain the property however some of the gravel roads have erosion due to rain. Good laundry room - wash - 1.75, dryers are very efficient, clothes were dry in 20 minutes. Surrounded by a farm, quiet, couldn't hear road noise. Play ground, pool and small store. Small dog park, dirt, no grass. However, there are plenty of roads and some grassy areas out front to walk dogs. Park has multiple hills, and there are tiered sites with decks that appear nice. However, we have a 40 ft plus tow, and would not be able to maneuver to exit those sites. We stayed one night as we were passing thru. - KKColorado
Aug 2017 - $45.00
We stopped here for the night, and had a nice level campsite with good utilities. The campground is hilly, and I can see where other reviewers had unlevel sites. Ours was fine. We had been here in the winter of 2016, remembered the entrance, but didn't recognize our campsite (we usually take long walks exploring the campgrounds). Turns out we were in an area that used to be for overflow, that has now been converted to permanent sites. Access to 81 is VERY close, there is a gas station at the same spot. - ShoreXplorers
Aug 2017 - $45.00
We looked for a place that was reasonable near Natural Bridge for two nights. Just 'passing by' so to speak. CG is just off of 81, very easy to get to. Came in late, had 4 hours of delays on the route. The management was there not only for us, but due to the delays on 81, they had about 20 rigs arriving late. They stayed until after midnight to get everyone situated. Our site was just long enough, but it was level within maybe 4 inches. Nice table, a decent fire ring, a rail fence between us and the ext site. This KOA is in a hilly area and we were concerned about level sites and general access. KOA is not usually 'open' but more likely set up for shorter trailers. This place has quite a number of actual big sites. While were here a 45 footer came in. Apparently not an issue, they have terraced quite a few sites and there is a 'valley' area that is open to the sky that should handle any rig. Firewood is $10 for 2 large bundles DELIVERED to your site. Internet is free, but slow. The region is pretty dark at night, but the lights in the CG do detract from stargazing a bit, but it is still dark enough to see a hint of the Milky Way. We will likely return here. - blues traveler
Aug 2017 - $40.00
It's a great place to stay when your showing your horse. It's nice to also stop here overnight. Parking on the property makes it convenient to be there for your horse when you show on the grounds. There are 5 different areas to park for the night. In the corner of the North camping area is the dump station. - kimme
Aug 2009 - $13.00
My wife says this is the worst campground we have ever stayed at and I think it is certainly one of the worst. It is mostly a trailer park with about six pull-through sites. The road coming in is a disaster and you wonder if you are going to be able to get out. They do have full hookups and they say they have Wi-Fi, but I was not able to get on line. There is a much nicer city park in Buena Vista (Maury Park) nearby which does not have 50 amp or sewer on some sites, but next time we will stay there. - bobbyg
Aug 2009 - $21.00
Nice office staff, interior roads had ruts apparently from rains, a step grade to pull out of park, OK for an overnight stay in dry weather' This is a mobile home park with several RV sites. - ljofwin
Aug 2009 - $15.00
This park was definitely only for an overnight stop. The people were very friendly, but we had to go around twice to get into the last of four pull-through sites to even remotely level our rig. We ended up not being able to open the steps while the driver's tire was off the ground on the other side. The grass on our site was at least 6 inches high. We didn't get a cable signal so someone from the park attached us to a site several sites over to get cable. I didn't see any pool although the Passport book said it would be open in 2009. I asked about the pool and was told there was none. - RVerMJ
Oct 2004 - $26.00
Not a friendly campground for big rigs. We use to go to this one when we had a pop-up camper and it was okay. The owners before the campground changed ownership were very nice. We went from a pop-up to a 32ft travel trailer and almost got it stuck trying to come out of the campground. The new owners were not very friendly at all. They could care less if you were having problems getting in and out of their campground. - cucampn
Jul 2004 - $32.00
The campground differed so much from the ad in Woodall's I'm not sure the reviewers were in the right place. The facilities were dirty and run down. The roads and sites are in very poor shape. The fishing pond advertised dried up years ago. The dump station was right next to the swimmimg pool. The park was occupied mostly by full time residents, this appeared to be their last stop before being completely homeless. - jmitch1965