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Hungry Mother State Park

Marion, Virginia


2854 Park Blvd
Marion, Virginia 24354
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Sites: 94
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.88371
Longitude: -81.52649

Elevation: 2216' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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27 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

VA state parks are great and this is one of the best. We love this park. Great hiking trails. We stayed at the Creekside Campground. The only negative is no wifi and the sites at Creekside are muddy. When it rains, it gets messy. But the creek is delightful and the camp host and rangers are very friendly. The roads in the park are a bit tight with an exciting hairpin to maneuver. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B16
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Do not take route 16 North. It is called Back of the Dragon and you just don't want to try it. Marion is nearby and there is an okay supermarket in town. The park restaurant is very good. I recommend the Fried Green Tomatoes and the Shrimp with Grits. Yummy. Hiking is excellent.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Great campground... Stay at Creek Side area...plently of space We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Drive the back of the dragon

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Hungry Mother State Park is well maintained and has lots of activities. We stayed at Camp Burson, formerly a private campground located on Rt. 16 below the dam, about a mile before reaching the main park entrance. Camp Burson has both full hookups and water/electric sites. The gravel sites are large, level, and well-spaced. The rest room/shower facilities are new, clean, and well maintained. There is no cable TV service, and an OTA antenna brings in only one station playing reruns of old shows. WiFi service is sporadic in the campground. Two sites, #9 & #11, have been converted to yurts. The park personnel were very friendly and helpful. There are additional camping facilities within the park for trailers and tents. The park has a large lake with a busy swimming beach, and boat & kayak rentals. There is a nice restaurant and local musician performances on Friday nights. There are many scenic hiking trails of various degrees of difficulty. During the summer, the park rangers offer many daily programs. The only downside is the premium camping fee without usual premium amenities (cable, WiFi). VA residents receive a discount, putting the price in a more acceptable range. We had a very pleasant stay and will visit again. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Good ice cream shop at drive-in theater in Marion. Route 16 north of the park is "Back of the Dragon" for motorcycle riders. It is a scenic drive, but with many hills and sharp curves presents a significant challenge pulling a trailer or in a big rig. Best to approach the park on Rt. 16 from Marion.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in Camp Bureson. It is right outside of the park. A ranger check in station is right there. It has a nice camp store with ice, the usual state park items for sale and ice cream! I would avoid the campground inside the park if you have a camper. The roads within the park itself are a bit scary. Camp Bureson has full hook ups with 50 amp service. It has a very new bathhouse. It even has washers and dryers that are only $1.50 a load. I loved coming home with clean laundry! Camp hosts were great. Very child friendly, easy for the kiddos to bike circles around the site. There is a creek nearby that many children enjoyed. You are a short distance from the dam's waterfall. The only other negative was the state run restaurant near the beach. They were having a REALLY bad night and it was not because it was crowded. We finally elected to leave without eating. There is a Wal-mart nearby and plenty of drug stores. The surrounding towns are fun to explore, and the people we're ever so nice. One half of Camp Bureson has plenty of shade. The other half has young trees. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Cannot remember
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 74

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

$36 per night was for a mostly level but narrow asphalt pad pull-though site (#24) with 50-amp electric, water, and sewer in the Camp Burson campground. The reservation web site doesn't show sites for 40'+ RVs but the sites in Camp Burson are long enough to accommodate most any length RV. There are large trees throughout the campground and some sites might be challenging to set up on-watch your slides, awning, and basement compartment clearances-but it's doable. All sites have a wooden picnic table and fire ring. Enter the campground at the campground office driveway, not the first driveway to the campground as that access is quite steep. It was pleasantly quiet during my stay, even over the weekend when families arrived. The campground office was unmanned when I arrived but the campground host came by shortly after my arrival to give me my permits as well as information about the park including maps of the trails. The campground host was friendly and helpful. There are many activities available, which you can find listed on their website as well as in the brochures they give you. The campground is about five miles outside Marion where most any amenity is available. AT&T and Verizon cell signals were low but usable. Staying in Camp Burson includes free Wi-Fi, which I did not use. I received six digital over-the-air TV stations and many radio stations. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
24 Burson Camp
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Nice facility, restaurant on premises. Lots of hiking trails, swimming area, paddle boats. Dump station, no sewer at campsite. A little pricey but big park with lots of things to do. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed 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
Tips for other Campers:

Really good restaurant on premises, large gift shop and nature center.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Great state park. Clean, secure. Camp host makes sure you are happy and enjoying yourself and all is well. Great employee definitely knows meaning of customer service. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Everything to eat in Marion, best pizza at Perfect Pizza in town on main street.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This place was awesome. There is plenty to do to have fun. We rented a paddle boat and kayaks. We went to a Nature Seminar that we all enjoyed. The beach is clean, there's a snack bar and bathrooms there too. Plenty of trails to hike and wonder around on. They have a restaurant in the Park, we heard good things about it but didn't eat there. There's a WalMart and Ingle's right on the way in if you need supplies. Our campground host was awesome! It was actually the first one I've actually met. Very helpful and available. The bath house has private showers and laundry available. We'll be back! We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Creekside B loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Just FYI, the road from the entrance by the lake going back to the campground is TIGHT and curvy, about a 1/4 mile. The kind where if you're on the way in pulling a trailer, fifth wheel etc. there won't be enough room for 2 vehicles to pass in opposite directions.

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 74

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

$42 per night was for a level but narrow asphalt pad pull-though site with 50-amp electric, water, and sewer. Our site, #28 in the Camp Burson campground, did have a large tree on the street side that was close to the pad so it took a little maneuvering to get situated on the site so we could extend the slides and awning plus open the basement compartments. There are large trees throughout the campground and some sites are totally in the shade at all times. The site has a wooden picnic table and fire ring. Enter the campground at the campground office driveway, not the first driveway to the campground as that access is quite steep. It was pleasantly quiet during our stay, even over the weekend when many families arrived. The campground office was unmanned when we arrived but the campground host came by shortly after our arrival to give us our permits as well as information about the park including maps of the trails. The campground host, park manager, and a park volunteer were all friendly and helpful. There are many activities available, which you can find listed on their website as well as in the brochures they give you. The campground is about five miles outside Marion where most any amenity is available. AT&T and Verizon cell signals were low but usable. Staying in Camp Burson includes free Wi-Fi, which we did not use. We received six digital over-the-air TV stations and many radio stations. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28 Camp Burson
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This is a really nice campground. We stayed for three nights prior to the Fourth of July in Camp Burson which is just outside the main park. We had one of the RV sites with full hookups under the trees. Big, open, level site with full hookups. Our daughter and her family came and rented one of the cabins in the main park. Our step-daughter and our grandson stayed with us. Let me tell you, the kids had a blast. They spent most of their time in the lake, on the lake or under the lake. They swam, canoed and paddle-boated for three days. They hiked all around the park on the trails. Check out the restaurant. Excellent and good prices too. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
113
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Try the restaurant. Really good food, great service, very reasonable prices. The town of Marion is just three miles away. Everything you might need can be had there.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a wonderful peaceful campground. Nice level shaded sites, with extremely helpful hosts. Access to hiking and fishing around Hungry Mother Lake and beautiful scenery. We camped at Hungry Mother State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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