Hungry Mother State Park

     


Marion, Virginia
Phone: (276) 781-7400

Sites: 94
Recent Rate: $34 10/2014


Latitude: 36.8837055165005
Longitude: -81.5264940261841

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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
  • $1.50 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
  • yes-lake 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 16
  • Good 11
  • Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 1

30 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

talsie

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

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped at Camp Burson, which is before the entrance to Hungry Mother State Park. The section with full hooks is old and narrow and very difficult to park a big rig in. The newer section only has water and electric. Park is very clean. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Motorhome.

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Roope

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

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Camp Burson. The other campgrounds inside the park are okay for smaller units but the roads get narrow and there are some hard turns- probably okay for 30 foot or under. There is a lake for swimming with lifeguards on duty and a boat ramp with access to the lake. Also, boat rentals such as paddle boats, canoes, and kayaks. Have stayed here at least twice a year for the last ten years and enjoy it very much. There are miles and miles of hiking trails. Ideal for family get togethers. There are cabins to rent if some don't camp. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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rebcon

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park. We stayed in the Burson loop with full hook ups, 30 amp. Our site (15) and most others we saw were huge and had plenty of shade. There are two bathhouses in this loop and one is brand new. The laundry room had two each washer and dryers, both worked well. There is plenty to do here, nice hiking trails, beach area with lifeguards on the lake with concessions as well as a restaurant, kayak, paddle boat and paddle board rentals, diving platform, fishing and picnicking. We camped in a travel trailer and have reservations to come back again. This was the best state park we have ever stayed in. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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LeslieGary

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Camp Burson; a very nice park. The office has a small store with camping and fishing supplies and snacks. Our site (#22) was a paved pull-through, shaded, and fairly level. Most sites appear level and most with ample room between sites. Some of the back-in sites are too short for longer RVs. Good water pressure. Park Wi-Fi would not connect our first night, and was spotty for the remainder of our four day stay. Verizon service worked well for our hotspot; AT&T cellphone was weaker, but worked. No cable, but we picked up about 4 TV stations over the air; Fox was the only major network. We did not try satellite, but saw one rig with a dish out, so I believe it would work. Bathhouse is in good condition, was clean, and had two washers and two dryers at $1.50 each. Lots of families and children on the campground, but none were loud or unruly. Hungry Mother Park has excellent trails, swimming, boating and fishing--all either on site or a short drive away. We played golf at the local Holston Hills golf course-- nicely maintained, not crowded, and $34 per person with cart. We also visited a local distillery--very small one person operation. Downtown Marion has nice shopping and a few restaurants. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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NoVa RT

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice park - only about 5 miles from I-81, and the route to the park goes by a WalMart and grocery store if you need supplies. We stayed at Camp Burson, the campground with full hookups, although we had to drive down the road to the main park to check in, probably because it was midweek. Camp Burson is connected to the trail system that goes around the lake, so it isn't that separate. Sites seemed pretty level and nicely shaded. We were in Class B, but there were large 5th wheels & trailers in the pull-through sites. Bathrooms were clean, as were the 4 individual shower rooms serving the campground. Firewood was available from the camp host for $5 a bundle. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Motorhome.

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ClackCampers

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Camp Burson. Beware of site 15. A cherry tree hangs over the site. The site, trailer and awning were covered with cherries and pits. When I hosed off the awning it looking like blood flowing off but it does come off and didn't stain. We have enjoyed staying at Camp Burson. The sites are large and the creek is fun for the kids to play in. I do have a problem with the $5/pet/night charge for pets but it's still cheaper than a private campground. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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SteveCampsTx

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

The Burson campground is very nice, but the sites are close to the road. We were told to pick any of the non-reservable sites and chose #51 because it was a nice pull-through. The back-in sites near the stream seemed a little tight. The lakeside trail was good. There is a new bathhouse with very large showers and a laundry facility. We would stay here again. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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MacQude

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground loop B was a little worrisome getting to in a 32 foot RV because the roads are tight and have hairpin turns. I disconnected the tow car and had it driven ahead of our motorhome so I could be informed of any cars ahead. Once into the loop it was tight maneuvering again. We did get a site right next to a stream that made it all worth it. Unfortunately, a camper at the end of the loop had two dogs that they let roam the campground and no one cleaned up after them! Other than that it was very peaceful and I would camp there again. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Motorhome.

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exceltraveler

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the best state parks we have ever stayed in. There are several camping areas to choose from. The Burson area accommodates all size trailers easily. The lake and cabin areas really make this a destination park. I'm sure they get their fair share of family reunion groups as it seems ideal for that purpose. We will stay here again even though we don't take advantage of all there is to do. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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tnt009

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

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We've camped at Hungry Mother on several occasions. Great level sites and quiet even though it is on a fairly busy road. Wonderful trails to hike and plenty for kids/families to enjoy. Stayed 8 nights. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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bbonnell

Review Count: 136
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in Camp Burson section where there are pull-throughs and full hookups. Site was nicely shaded but very unlevel, front to back. Water pressure was the lowest we have seen in 5 years of fulltiming. Free Wi-Fi was one of the best we have seen. Park was very quiet. No TV without a satellite dish. We paid an average of $32/night, including a $5/night dog fee that stopped after three nights. Strange, but that way they can be sure to sock it to the weekenders. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Motorhome.

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alnal90

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Hungry Mother has 4 different campgrounds and this review reflects Camp Burson. The sight was gravel and level, a little on the short side but still plenty of room to pull the truck in sideways and be off the road. The sights were large and had grassy portions between the pads. After riding around the other campgrounds I do believe this is the only campground in the park that I would stay at. There are some large pull through sights in Burson and fairly shaded sights. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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HercMaster

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We've camped here several times and have always enjoyed it. Nice hiking trails, good spacing between sites, and excellent new bathroom facilities with nice one-person shower rooms. Price shown includes the extra $5 charge for the first night you register, so longer stays would be less expensive, but we used this just as an overnight. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Motorhome.

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viper-2

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 3 nights since our original reservations a few miles away were cancelled due to a tornado destroying some sites there. We had seen this CG listed in the reviews as being good and once again went totally by the reviews alone. Okay the Pros: Near to a stream. Cool in the mountains. Nice staff. Clean sites. Beautiful area with many hiking trails. Cons: Staff driving through every day multiple times to get firewood which is right next to the CG. Dump station too small to fit your vehicle, since people park right in front of you. It is strange: wait till you see it. It's ridiculous NOISY and right NEXT to the road. NO privacy. On top of each other. Casual "nice" staff does nothing about people parking illegally in front of dump station. I asked them about it and he said to go down the road (a mile or two) to Burson. WHAT?! Then they did nothing. This park is another that I am confused by the good reviews. There are SO many better choices which we found while we were in the area, in case of the unexpected "tornado" again. Fact is that Hungry Mother was a waste of our time. By the way: we thought maybe this was the worst of the 3 CGs at this park. We were in CG "A". But when we checked B and C, we found they were even more lame. C was for tents up on platforms which you could not get a trailer in anyway. But B not only had NO PRIVACY, with sites on top of each other, you also had to go through the entire park to get to it. At least with CG A you could be just outside the main park entrance and not have to deal with the lines going in to the park which were substantial because of the VA 75 park anniversary and the swimming beach. My advice is GO ELSEWHERE. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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begerter

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Pretty park set among the trees. Paved roads and gravel sites. Most are back in, and most are on the smaller side. However, we were able to get our 35' unit in our site with a little wrangling. Be careful of trees when backing in! Sites were otherwise spacious with plenty of separation between neighbors. Park is clean overall, and quiet. Not all sites have sewer, so be sure to specify when reserving. Check in was easy. Decent camp store, and shopping nearby. Nicest showers I have ever seen. Individual shower rooms with huge showers and lots of hot water. Only downside was no soap dish. Relaxing park, with plenty of nearby activities. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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