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Dublin, Virginia

Claytor Lake State Park

Dublin, Virginia



Dublin, Virginia
Phone: (540) 643-2500

Sites: 126
Recent Rate: $42 5/2016

Latitude: 37.058790272186
Longitude: -80.624295473099

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

Review Details

Ratings overview

29 Reviews

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the nicest state parks I've stayed in. All gravel fairly level sites.Restroom and showers very clean and modern. We parked in a pull through site. Water and electric only. Dump stations through out the park. We camped at Claytor Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
D
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Great little state park with nice walking trails. The pull through sites were a little short for a large fifth wheel. Be prepared to work a little to fit in the close sites. The park is clean and well kept. Pretty country spot. We camped at Claytor Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D4
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice park way back in the woods. When we checked in at the gate, they told us to just "find a campsite with no tag on it." Unfortunately, EVERY campsite had a tag. We were about to give up when one of the campers told us the folks whose tag was still there had left. They just couldn't be bothered to take down their tag. The park staff needs to keep an eye on this.

Being a state park, it had no sewer or cable. OTA reception was fine, so no problem there.

No Wi-Fi either, so we just used our hotspot.

There were a LOT of tent campers, but quiet hours were observed.

We would probably camp here again. We camped at Claytor Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is nicely developed. I can not comment on how it would be during the busy season as only 6 units were there when we stayed. There are short paved bike trails that run from the campground to the lake and along the lake so you don't have to ride on the roads. No wifi but our AT&T service was o.k. outside of the trailer. As it is just a few minutes from I-81 we would stay here again when traveling through the area. We camped at Claytor Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Claytor Lake State Park is a lovely, well maintained state park along a mountain lake. The RV campground is essentially a large gravel field with a few trees and campsites in rows of diagonal pull through sites. Our site was level and the electricity was convenient. They have water, but it had not been turned yet on when we were there March 6. They were very upfront about the water being turned off for the winter both on-line and over the phone. We had snow the night we were there, so I guess they have a good reason for turning off the water at the sites. The rest rooms were immaculate and heated. There are dirt and paved paths down to the boat and swimming areas along the lake. A very pretty spot. We camped at Claytor Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

We stayed 2 nights in Campground D which has electric & water, some pull-through sites & a dump station. We were in a Class B RV, but larger units didn't seem to have any problem maneuvering or setting up; sites were level, shaded, mostly gravel, and pull-through sites were about 33 feet wide. Bathrooms and showers were fine, if not quite as roomy as some other Virginia State Parks. A very nice trail system is connected to campground, and rental boats are available at the marina. There is also a Wi-Fi Hotspot at the Conference Center next to the marina. AT&T cell service was good from the campground, too. Like many Virginia State Parks, there are also camping cabins and lodges available for rent. Firewood was $5 a bundle. We camped at Claytor Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here overnight on our way back from Maine. A nice state park. We were not able to take advantage of the lake and other resort facilities here. Sites were level, but not paved and easy to get around. Camp hosts were friendly and helpful. I could not understand the up charge of $5 for our small dog. We would probably stay here again for an overnight stop We camped at Claytor Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 159
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in this park overnight while traveling on I-81. It is just 3 miles off the interstate. Sites we saw were large, clean, and flat. The fact that the park has its own interstate exit suggests that the park is very popular in warmer weather. There were few others here the night we stayed. We thought the rate of $28.35 a night for water and electric was high for a rural state park. Also, the upcharge for each pet is outrageous, and we avoid staying in Virginia state parks for that reason. We camped at Claytor Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here on a beautiful weekend when the campground was near capacity. We were in Campground D. The site was big and very flat. Hookups were well clear to avoid hitting them. The sites are a bit close to each other. The park provides a brochure on entering of what activities are taking place at the park that weekend...very informative. there is no wi-fi but I was able to pull in 2 bars on AT@T to check email. Did not try the TV. About 1/4 mile down to the lake but there are good hiking paths to get there. Big beach and lots of picnic areas around the beach area. Only drawback is that you cannot reserve a particular spot, you just pick one on arrival; not that there are any scenic views of the lake. They say 4 PM is the check in but when we got there at 4:05 we were told we were the last to check in. Our neighbor checked in at 10:30, so I guess it doesn't matter. Did not check out the showers or restrooms. Really nice dump area for the RV with 2 adjacent dump sites. We camped at Claytor Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Loved this place. If I am ever in this area I'd stay here. Nice walking trails, beautiful lake, relaxed atmosphere. Just perfect. We camped at Claytor Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This was the first park I have been to where you chose your own sites. The area we were in was little more open than I would have liked. Sort of felt like we were parked in a parking lot. The beach area is great! The kids loved swimming in the lake. Beach was very clean. The area hiking trails were also very nice. We stayed only one night on our way to Nashville. If we were in the area again, I would stay again. We camped at Claytor Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This a very nice state park, clean and well kept with well defined trails, a marina, and a very nice lakefront swimming area. The CG has four sections, three with no hookups and section D, where we stayed with W/E. As noted before, this section is a little "commercial" like than most of Virginia's parks but the sites were a reasonable distance apart, fairly level, clean, and the hookups were conveniently located. If you are planning to stay on a summer weekend I strongly suggest you make reservations. The state of VA insists on charging $5 per night per pet (with a $15 per pet maximum) so our rate reflects the site plus pet charge. Overall, a very nice state park. We camped at Claytor Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 283
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 48

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This park should have received a higher rating except for a couple of problems. The electrical sites are in loop D. We were very fortunate in that we got one of the loop D sites there that were not side-by-side, so we were fine. However, most of the loop D sites look more like a commercial CG than a state park. They were pretty much lined up in row. The other ironic issue is that the last night we were there, there were dogs barking all night. This is ironic because the park charges a big extra charge if you have a pet (we did not). The barking, which we had heard earlier in the day, was coming from housing within the park, presumably a park employee. The park has some nice trails and the lake is beautiful. It is too bad that the cabins are along the lake but the CG is set well back into the woods. You can rent boats to go out on the lake. The park is now charging a 5 dollar fee for making a reservation. This is on top of the fee charged by the reservation service. We would stay there again, but would question the dog issue. We camped at Claytor Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Our idea of a "perfect" park. Large, level, and spacious sites. Trimmed with landscape timbers and filled in with stone dust. Great hiking trails, wonderful lake. Very quiet and tranquil. We are planning on returning soon. We camped at Claytor Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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

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

Beautiful campground! Neatly manicured, nicely laid out. Spacious, level sites with fire rings and picnic table at each site. Older but clean bathrooms and showers. Very nice and can't wait to go back and visit again for a longer stay. State of VA does well if all their state parks are this nice. We camped at Claytor Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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