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Clifton Forge, Virginia

Douthat State Park

Clifton Forge, Virginia



Clifton Forge, Virginia
Phone: (540) 862-8100

Sites: 112
Recent Rate: $26 8/2016

Latitude: 37.88765
Longitude: -79.81087

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

31 Reviews

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed for 4 nights in the White Oak Campground sites 7 and 8. You can't reserve a specific site but select whatever is available when you arrive. We arrived early in the day so we had 12 different sites to pick from. We were with another family so we found two level sites next to each other and a short walk to the bathhouse. Sites were gravel with nice fire pit. Site relatively level only had to use one leveling block on trailer. Sites have water and electric but now sewer so we showered in the bathhouse. Showers were clean and setup as individual shower units. 5 shower units each with own door. We enjoyed hiking, biking, kayaking and some fishing. We were able to get limited internet connection from our site by connecting to guest connection from the park office. No cell phone coverage in the area. Roads are somewhat narrow in the park but we navigated them okay with our Ford F150 towing a 30 foot TT. Would not recommend the White Oak Campground for Big Rigs. We camped at Douthat State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
WhiteOak 7 and 8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park, Whispering Pines, lower campground, is big rig friendly, only drawback is no sewer hookups and cell coverage is terrible otherwise rate would be all 10. We camped at Douthat State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
WP 19
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in Whispering Pines campground. The sites are gravel bordered by wood, and all back-in. The park was immaculate and the campground host was friendly and helpful. All of the staff members we encountered at registration and at the lake were friendly and helpful. We had fun kayaking at the lake and enjoyed our stay. We have already made our reservation for our next stay. We camped at Douthat State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 141
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in Whispering Pines, campground D. This is a new loop with large level, gravel back in sites (at an angle) and a new very nice very clean bathhouse. Sites are water and electric along Wilson Creek. There is no over the air TV. We had Verizon cell. This campground is about 3 miles from the interstate, and another 3 or 4 miles to the park office. The park itself has a beautiful lake and great walking trails. With a reservation you don't have to drive all the way to the office. Although expensive for one night (because of the $5 reservation fee, even for walk in), it is a nice place to stop. Our rate was with the reservation fee, not paying for any pets ($5 each/night), and with a VA State Park pass 10% discount. This campground used to be a private park, which was purchased by the state, leveled and made into very nice sites. We would stay here again. You most likely would need a reservation on the weekend. We camped at Douthat State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice area. There was a lot of trail closure due to a severe storm that went through earlier in the month. Sites are nicely spaced but far from level. Some are better than other. No cell coverage no wifi. Bathrooms are dated and ok. They are cleaned but are just old. Park personnel are very helpful. Lake is nice swimming area is nice. The bridge into one of the loops is a little narrow and as no guardrails so it has a high creepy factor but there's enough room. We camped at Douthat State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 117
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This brand-new campground (Whispering Pines ) is located alongside a small stream. The sites are large and well spaced. Within a few minutes after arriving at my site, I was visited by the campground host, who asked if he could be of any assistance. As I was preparing to depart the gentleman again stopped by to wish me a safe trip. I hope that he continues this process. It’s really a nice touch. Note that the park office is 4 miles north of the campground on VA-629. If you have made a reservation, your vehicle and site materials will be waiting at a board in the campground. If not, or if you have a pet, you must stop at the office and then drive back to the campground. Possibly because of campground’s newness there is no site map posted or included with the registration materials. I had to do some searching before I located the dump station and dumpster. I experienced a very weak Verizon broadband signal and not surprisingly, there was no over-the-air TV reception. Although new, I feel the park is somewhat overpriced when the on-line reservation fee ($5) and taxes are added in. Otherwise, I would have rated it as a 10. We camped at Douthat State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped in a new section along the stream. Campground and bathhouse were lovely, but road traffic was a nuisance. The noise overshadowed the setting and I have had quieter evenings at a KOA. Nice staff and area. I would come again, but camp in a different section. We camped at Douthat State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first camping experience with travel trailer and it was a great one! This ia a beautiful state park and a well run campground. Lots of room between sites, and sites were pretty level. Firewood was always available and reasonably priced. Fish-cleaning facilities were available and well maintained. Would have given it a "10" if they had sewer connections. We camped at Douthat State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Douthat presents an enigma, there is excellent and bad. The park is excellent with superb hiking trails, good ranger programs as the twilight canoe ride and a decent restaurant. The rangers are very helpful and friendly. Douthat is a beautiful. We stayed at the White Oaks campground which has very spacious sites. The restrooms and showers were filthy, by far the most dirty we have experienced in our years of camping. Also, the state of Virginia must have a dislike for dogs. A fee of $5.00 per dog per day was charged in addition to the site fee. Our two dogs are AKC certified obedience trained and one is a licensed for pet therapy. Never again. We camped at Douthat State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 3 nights at Douthat State Park in a 38' motorhome. We stayed in both the Beaverdam Campground (1 night) and the White Oaks Campground (2 nights). The White Oaks Campground was beautiful and our site back onto the woods and creek. My husband is a novice RV driver and he managed the 38' unit in the park with no problem. The Beaverdams Campground had wonderful Camp Hosts and nice level sites. The trails that we hiked were great. We would love to go back soon. We camped at Douthat State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

A great campground at a great price. The only thing we didn't like was that the sites were first come first serve. Since we were in a group we were not able to camp together. Other than that it was a great trip! The lake was nice. We enjoyed playing on the beach and renting boats. We plan to go for a full week next summer! We camped at Douthat State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $25.00
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We camped for a weekend in a 20' Class B, so it was a perfect fit for the small campsites here. We grabbed the last available spot in the Beaverdam area, where all of the sites were level with access to a nice trail head. We had a lovely host, who said it was slated to became an equine area in the near future. The biggest challenge was we ran into lots of mosquitoes. We were very impressed with this park overall and want to return soon and stay at one of the lake-front sites. The higher loop looked very nice as well. We camped at Douthat State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $25.00
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I just spent a wonderful weekend here with friends! It was sooo nice to take a bike ride through the park and enjoy the silent sounds of nature... truly relaxing!! Wonderful park with great rangers! The mountain setting is absolutely gorgeous! A little early for the color change, but pretty setting just the same. I highly recommend this wonderful state park. We camped at Douthat State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This VA State Park is award winning and a true family campground/park. We camped in B, but would love to try A if they ever add hook-ups. The hiking, canoeing and biking is great. Camp sites are spacious and private, roads are paved. The lake area is wonderful and offers concessions and a super swimming area for small children. VA has it going on, clean and well maintained parks. We frequent this park and will continue to. We camped at Douthat State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very peaceful, restful, and beautiful park. Everything is spread out. We stayed in the Beaverdam campsite. Completely booked. Very level and great for kids riding bikes. Very quiet. Stayed cool in plenty of shade trees. There were 6 single private showers with hot water to spare. The beach on the lake is clean and very cold. The restaurant is good too. The view of the dam is beautiful. There are playgrounds for kids to play. The trails are scenic. Overall, this park is attractive for everyone and very kid friendly. Spent one day in downtown Clifton Forge shopping at antique stores and the Art/Crafts Center. We will definitely come back to this park. We camped at Douthat State Park in a Motorhome.

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