Douthat State Park

     


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

Sites: 112
Recent Rate: $27 7/2013


Latitude: 37.88765
Longitude: -79.81087

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 20
  • Good 10
  • Average 2
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

33 Reviews

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erabbit

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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2hams

Review Count: 121
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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daveskis

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Al Larson

Review Count: 117
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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zooinacan

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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PatriotParents

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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John Klinka

Review Count: 78
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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karilea613

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

Date of Stay: - $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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User1542

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Travelmom64

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

Date of Stay: - $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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dippingrandma

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

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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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sayby1campers

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

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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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prettipear

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

Date of Stay: - $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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roadking

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful state park, just not for big rigs. We called the state park in advance of making reservations and they said "no problem" for our 40 foot 5th wheel. We stayed at the Lakeside campground loop. Our site was long enough for us to park. Getting in was not the problem, we did not think we would be able to get out. We had to trim some low hanging limbs to protect our rig and required the help of 2 other campers to get through the very narrow, sharp turn with trees on either side. We only scraped a hubcap on a front tire and we feel very fortunate at that. One campground loop would be problematic for most 5th wheels because of the big dip once in that loop and it has a same way in/out. Not sure what you would do if you met someone. The other campground loop up near the office has a low, narrow bridge that floods. Once that happens, you are stuck until the water recedes. Campground roads are narrow, hilly, and twisitng but driveable. It is a beautiful park and it looked like the fishing was good. We will not return though because it is really not big rig friendly. We camped at Douthat State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Paul M. Kitchen

Review Count: 116
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Limited room might make for a tight fit in some sites. We parked a 37 foot 5th wheel with no problem. Only 30 amp and no sewer. Great hiking and water sport options. Mountian biking is big here. Learn to fly fish or take one of many other outdoor classes. We camped at Douthat State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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