17 RV Parks near Independence, Virginia
We did however find 17 campgrounds within 25 miles of Independence. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Independence in the left hand column.
Oct 2016 - $24.00
We stayed 5 nights in our 30' TT. We arrived as Hurricane Mathew was hitting NC. Campground is right beside New River T NC/VA boarder. Drive is a steep but short single car entrance. Office on right, you need to pull past it and turn right to park to check in. We were meet as we got out of care by owner or manager. Checking was quick, we had our choice of re sites because only few camper. It was rainy an owner advised backing in due to wet ground. Larger sites are in front of bathhouse, 30 yard from river. Sites have gravel pad but larger campers may have problems with tow vehicles having space. We used empty space beside us to park. Site do slope towards river and my require extra blocks in front.
Water and power only. Dump site near permit sites, may require some wait during busy times. Power was 30 amps and was stable. Water pressure fine. Tables and fire pits- no grills. Bath house is rustic but has instant hot water so does not run out. Lots are 50/50 shaded.
No wifi but Version was 2 bars LTE or 3G. Did not really check out store. They do have 4 primitive cabins to rent
After 1st night there were only 1-2 campers in campgrounds. It is a good base camp for day trips to Boone, West Jefferson, Galax...
I could see this place rocking hard in summer with younger folks rafting. I would not cal this a "Glamping" place but will come back again. - mj1angier
Sep 2013 - $26.00
Beautiful river and mountain views. Showers were clean, and so was the porta potti. However it states "No Alcohol" and in fact it was allowed, numerous campers partying, drinking and being very loud in to the early morning hours. If its a good night sleeps you need, then look elsewhere. It also states "no pets under 15 lbs" when in fact there were dogs there over that limit. While the tent sites were nice and large, We found the campground not very family friendly, and poorly managed. We drove from Florida, over 500 miles, and will not stay there again. - crazyjag
Jun 2013 - $22.00
What a joke, they have a dog policy. No dogs over 15lbs allowed. We found that out when we got there, and soon after left. Noisy whining kids and obnoxious partying and these people are worried about dogs? The staff was friendly enough but behind it was the veil of gestapo with rules for this and that. Also the staff rides around a lot on golf carts making the place noisy. It's hard to list all the things we didn't like about this park. It ranks amongst our worst. This is more of a local hangout than a serious campground. - viper-2
May 2018 - $40.00
Fries (freeze) is a tiny town on the New River. The roads to get to the RV park are a bit narrow but we made it fine with a 45' MH and toad. This park is small, and as others have said, beautifully landscaped. There is a stream that runs through the park, and most sites are on the stream. Some sites have decks and others have terracing. All have a swing or a swing nearby. The sites are dark gravel but it is large enough that it isn't attracted to the bottom of your feet. The layout of the park is quite unusual which actually affords more privacy. Some sites are nose to tail and others have more separation. Except for a buddy site, none of the sites are right next to each other. Good job! The park is a bit off the beaten track and, as expected, Verizon coverage is low with 1x and occasionally 3g 1bar. We were able to get texts and minimal phone coverage using our extender. There is a US Cellular tower in Fries so I assume that would work fine. Luckily, the WiFi works great. It slows down periodically and will kick you off after a long while but for the most part we had no problems. DirecTV satellite worked fine in our location. The water pressure is low at 20-25 PSI. For the most part, it is very quiet except for the occasional dog's bark or shooting of firearms (yep, guess that's normal in these here parts). The owners are wonderful - even sharing fresh homemade muffins when you arrive (and they were delicious!). As for payment, they take credit cards for the deposit and cash or check for the balance. The New River bike trail is just across Main street. It is a fairly flat trail that follows the New River. The trail itself is fine gravel, and there is some shade. It was great to have a nice trail so close by. We really enjoyed our time here. It's one of those places to "chillax" sitting outside listening to the creek. Our lounge chairs got plenty of use! - Free
Apr 2018 - $40.00
This is a beautiful park. A stream runs throughout it and the landscaping is gorgeous. WiFi, TV worked great. Bike trail nearby. We ate at the local restaurant, great food and price. The owner has done a GREAT job. - Mkcord
Oct 2017 - $40.00
If it was paved it gets a 10. Lovely park. Gravel road is just a bit dusty, but the sites have rock that is not, so stuff stays clean. Beautiful setting and a cute little town. The draw here for us was the rails to trails bike trail just across the street. Awesome riding for just about anyone from the leisure cruiser to the cycle cross cyclist looking for a workout. I highly recommend this park. The owner is super and he runs a well groomed place. If you have kids and they like the outdoors they will love it. They can bike, hike, fish explore, and there is a riverside park across the street with a playground. We booked a week and already booked another week as we will be passing through the area again. Our sprint cellphones worked as did our AT&T hotspot and satellite. - Jake21
Oct 2017 - $35.00
Another wonderful owner operated campground. Immaculately clean. Large level gravel sites. Ours was a pull through. Area was wonderful to visit. Owner had several planned out day trips to make on Blue Ridge parkway, and in Town of Galax in great detail, along with area family owned and operated restaurants (which were all excellent). Campground is off the highway a bit, but well worth the drive. No road noise. - Bugz
Sep 2017 - $18.00
Stayed here for a month areal clean and well maintained park. The owner is an outstanding host. We were in site 7 which is quite large and roomy. The weather here is mostly light jacket type which makes for a cool night . - jamie1
Aug 2017 - $38.00
Had a great vacation at Cool Breeze! Owner is very nice and takes care of his campers. This place is CLEAN and taken care of! - D Kearns
Jun 2017 - $10.00
If you are willing to boondock, the NPS campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway is a good bet for you. The campground has a few "reserve ahead" sites and a few first come, first served sites. We were there at the start of the long July 4 weekend, and did not have a problem finding a site. About half of the sites were in use. Our site was mostly level, and easy to back into. The camp host was very helpful. There is a 1 mile (each way) hike from the campground through woods and meadows to the Beringer Cabin. There is a much shorter (though less interesting) drive to the cabin. - ShoreXplorers
May 2016 - $8.00
Absolutely gorgeous country. Heavily forested. Verdant green, rolling hills, picturesque farms and valleys wherever you look. Silent: no road noise, no trains. Colder than we realized in May: thunder, hail and rain showers.
Typical older NPS campground. Only A loop has sites big enough for RVs, only two were close to our size, 43'. (B and C loops were closed and might not open this year according to the host).
No hookups, no showers. Water is available and there is a dump station. The sites are narrow but not close together, narrow roads are paved. No AT&T or OTA TV, told Verizon works fine.
Lots of ticks in the woods, so inspect dogs and people constantly. - bobcovey
May 2016 - $19.00
This is one of the old-fashioned National Park campgrounds that seems like it was created around the time that the Blue Ridge Parkway was built after the Great Depression. The roads and the campsites are narrow with no overflow parking, which means you must be able to fit your entire camping rig in the length of the driveway. It is beautiful, it is quiet (unless your neighbors are running a generator), and there are lovely places to hike. There was some cell phone voice and data coverage and a campground host. Some of the sites are reservable, while others are not. We were able to fit our 30' fifth wheel in a larger pull-through spot by backing into it. However, many of the sites would not accommodate our size or our slides. After a glass of wine and a beer, it was a beautiful place to stay and listen to the birds. There are not many services, but for $19/night it was worth it. - JBick
Nov 2017 - $20.00
The park was nearly empty when we were there...out of 20 campsites, only one other one was occupied. But it felt safe and we loved our time here. Spent 4 days just being outside, exploring the park and trails, and enjoying a little solitude in nature. No playground for kids, but they had fun exploring the surrounding woods. The park office has a small museum about the area that's entertaining and informative. The only drawbacks were no laundry facilities and the long drive into town for groceries. - lg_77
Oct 2017 - $20.00
We live close by to this park and frequently go here for the night for some fun family time. This park is a gem as far as state parks are concerned. The sites are well maintained and very spacious. Each site offers a large patio area with a picnic table and a fire ring. The park itself is lovely and a great option for those looking for relaxing hikes, canoeing, and fishing. I can't think of anywhere else that offers more for your money. - McNeills
Jun 2017 - $22.00
We have been coming here for years and will continue to visit a couple times a year. The best sites are: 3, 12, 7,9,10. - Robert_Gail
Jun 2017 - $30.00
One you come here you won't stop coming here! Twin Rivers is a beautiful campground. Although the cell phone service is little to none, and there is limited wifi, the things to do are endless! You can kayak, tube, bike, or walk down to where the south and north fork of the new river meet! We have been many times and will continue to go!
The view that you get at any of the sites are breathtaking and never get old. This campground is very family friendly. The staff is wonderful!!! - Kaylee1
Jul 2016 - $21.00
Right on the river. Great place to tent camp. Bring tubes (for the river). Lots offer some shade. Sites are grass and feature a picnic table. - Zomb
Aug 2008 - $22.00
Twin Rivers is just awesome for families, for relaxing and enjoying nature. The river is great for canoeing, kayaking, tubing, wading and fishing. Perfect for kids. Full on weekends, quiet and peaceful on weekdays. The managers are fantastic folks and go the extra mile to make you feel welcome and comfortable. - marshavon
Jun 2017 - $15.00
Small but very pretty park about 15 mi from Interstate and conveniences. Paved sites that back up to trees, although some are close to roadway. You may hear some traffic noises early in the morning but didn't bother us. About half of the sites seem to be water/electric and rest are rustic. Bath houses but no showers, modest but clean. Cell reception is nonexistent. No cable TV but we saw some satellite dishes. No WiFi either, although description says there is. We contacted Forest Service who said the RV sites are reserved by going to Reserve America and some of the rustic sites are on there too, I think. Rest are first-come basis. If you don't have a reservation you can check with the camp host. No guarantees, but when we were there it was not completely full. Says big rigs not suitable, but I would add that any rig over the 35 ft range would have issues. All sites are back-in. They do have a separate driveway for your vehicle, however. It is a very quiet, peaceful place with a pretty creek running alongside and some trails running through it. No fancy stuff, just a back to nature kind of place. - Carolina Travelers
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!
Apr 2018 - $17.00
The ONLY bad thing we found about this park was that the showers are awful-push button and spray all over the place. The one con was that there is no cell service though some report Verizon with a booster (we had none and non with boosted AT&T) but the Visitor Center has free WiFi with a password. There is a separate night access road (park closing varies with the season) and GPS MAY direct you to either Alleghany Spur Rd or Longbottom Rd-in either case you want the John P Frank Parkway off Traphill Rd which goes straight to the Visitor Center then follow the signs to the campground. Located near the Blue Ridge Parkway day trips to Linville Falls, Grandfather Mountain or Blue Ridge Music Center are all possible or stay in the park and hike. We were there for 5 days and would have stayed longer had a space been available-it fills up on the weekends. If you hike to Stone Mountain Falls be prepared for 200+ stairs down and back up and wear waterproof boots if going to the lower falls. If you go south to Linville or Grandfather Mountain on the BRP the easiest and fastest way back is 321 to Boone then 421 to 16 then 18 to Traphill Rd to JPHenry Pkwy. - edc1951
Jan 2018 - $25.00
We took our new travel trailer for its inaugural trip to Stone Mountain State Part for New Years. We stayed in the B Loop with water and power. We have stayed here before and enjoyed the park and campground. The campground was in excellent condition and clean. The bathrooms were well maintained and were cleaned multiple times per day. The sites were clean and prepared for visitors. The state park is beautiful, but had sustained some weather damage in the fall and the Stone Mountain Loop was closed. We did other hikes that proved equally as enjoyable to start our new year. Our only challenge, keeping our rating a little lower that previously, was due to the weather. We had a cold spell that keep the temperatures below freezing most of our stay and we did not have any water in the campsite. There was water in the bathhouse, so we made due. The park staff tried to help, but the cold won. We will return to this campground, but will watch the weather a little closer. - dmaerz
Jul 2017 - $22.00
Some Mountain had extremely friendly staff and level, large sites. There is a lot of hiking and trout fishing available but not much else. The power was also so low, mostly 110 or less, that my surge suppressor kept disconnecting. Nice place for a quick overnight or two but not recommended for longer stay. - WayBro
Sep 2017 - $40.00
My husband and I are new camper owners, so this was our first real experience in our little travel trailer. We loved this park and wished we'd had more time to spend here. Our site was clean and well-maintained and we loved that it was pull-through. The sites were fairly close but we didn't feel like we were on top of each other. There had been some rain prior to our arrival, so there were some mosquitoes under the trees. We only had water and electric hookups so we used the bath house for showers. It was very clean and the employees we met there were very friendly. There was a nice big meadow nearby with lots of room for kids to run around and play. The first night, the rangers had a community campfire with s'mores and came around to personally invite everyone to join in. It was a beautiful park and a wonderful experience. - CaptainCurls
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