9 Parks near Rich Creek, Virginia
Sep 2008 - $19.00
Gentry’s Landing, Narrows, Virginia- This is a very small overnight type campground owned by the Lions Club of Narrows, VA. It is situated on the New River and is extremely picturesque. The New River is a premier fishing and rafting river that flows from South Carolina up into West Virginia. Almost all sights are seasonal sites. There are 5 sites available for nightly rental with full hook-ups (30 amps) and cable TV. We stayed here 6 nights at a nightly cost of $19. The campground is located about 17 miles east of Princeton, WV off (on) US 460. Since it is immediately off of US 460, you’ll hear highway noise. The bathrooms are VERY clean. No Wi-Fi is available. I went into Narrows next to the MacArthur Hotel to make a connection. If you’re looking for camping in Bluefield or Princeton, WV, there isn’t any. This and Pipestem State Park are as close as you’ll be able to get. This is a very good lay over type campground at a reasonable cost. We'd stay here again. - DelArmy
Apr 2007 - $8.00
We stayed at this park as Coast to Coast members. This place is terrible! Upon arrival, we couldn't find the office (there isn't one) and had to flag someone down after driving through the park to find the manager. This park has been taken over by permanent campers and it looks terrible. This is not a place for a traveler. Too many quads making too much noise and going too fast. We didn't see one dog on a leash. We will definitely not be returning to this place. If you need a place to spend the night, go into Pipestem where you will find other campgrounds. - Dan and Sarah
Aug 2016 - $30.00
What a beautiful park! It covers 4,050 acres through the beautiful Bluestone River Gorge. The park got its name from a common, local, shrub: pipestem also known as narrowleaf meadowsweet, historically used for making pipe stems. There are 2 lodges in the park, one has a large conference center, and the other is only accessible by an aerial tramway to the bottom of the gorge. In addition to an RV park, there are 26 fully equipped wood cabins, and an area set aside strictly for tent camping. There's not only a par-3 golf course, there's also a championship golf course on the property. Several restaurants are onsite at both lodges; horse stables, a nature center, hiking paths, cross country ski trails, and other recreational activities are available. The nature center, featuring displays of native plants and animals, also includes the Harris Homestead, a reconstructed 1900s period historic house museum and meat house. An amphitheater is also available for concerts, storytelling, and local theater productions. As you can see, there's never a shortage of things to do here! A weekly schedule of events is posted so anyone in the park has an opportunity to take part in any of them. Many sites are shaded (some more than others). Our site (#29) was open but close to trees and adequate for our 32' fifth-wheel trailer. It was an angled back-in site with ample room for the back in maneuver. The campground restroom facilities were adequate and clean (we did not use showers). During our short 3-nught stay here we took advantage of some hiking trails, a motorcycle ride through some beautiful country and the "Wings of Wonder" presentation at the McKeever Lodge and Conference Center. Although our stay was short we made the most of what this clean, well-managed, park has to offer. - RVNomads-Cummings and goings
Jul 2016 - $45.00
For a state park, this was probably one of the most beautiful parks we have stayed in. The camping area is really laid out to accommodate trailers & 5th wheels, & I think our 42 ft. class A was a little bit of an over-kill. Maneuvering the lanes to our spot was pretty tight, but manageable. Be aware that their pull-thrus are semi-circular, with water faucet & sewer tap on the driver's side & electric box on the passenger side (so had to reel out quite abit of electric line and pass under coach to the plug). Other than that, utilities were good.
The property was developed and opened around 1972 and is a little dated, but clean. The park must have been absolutely incredible for the time period. How the state legislation appropriated that much money for a state park of this magnitude is impressive.
Lots to do: horse back riding, golf, disc golf, hiking trails, tennis, swimming pool. The pity of all of this is that other than Pipestem, West Virginia does not have many other campgrounds that can comfortably accommodate large class A coaches, with full hook-ups & 50 amp service. West Virginia is a beautiful state, but missing out. - Smooth Running
Jul 2016 - $34.00
Such a lovely park and so much to do. A family could enjoy an entire vacation here. Surrounded by mountains and tall trees. There is a Tram to take you down to the river. 3 Lodges and each has a dining room. There is golf, summing pool, lake for canoes/fishing. Our space was tight but we enjoyed it. Next time we will stay in a pull through rather than the back-in. - Newbet
Jul 2015 - $42.00
Mostly for tubers and fishers, but suited us just fine because we typically don't use the facilities - just the hookups and later, the Dumping station. It was difficult to move a big RV around after using the dump station - just not enough turn radius. I wouldn't say the restrooms and shower were dirty...just looked like they were 100 years old - stained and rusted (looked pretty bad). But truly, not dirty. Nice staff and a beautiful location for a peaceful stop.
You are pretty far from the nearest grocery store or anywhere to eat. - C and K on the Road
Jun 2012 - $15.00
Loved this park! It is small and really a destination park, not a place to overnight, though we did overnight there to visit friends in Blacksburg. Our site backed up to the New River. It was peaceful and lovely. Good electric and water. Dump station but no sewer hookups. The campground is also a tubing company and most people seem to come there for river activities. There are a lot of tent campers, so be advised that the air will be smoky. The Wi-Fi signal was strong, but I was unable to connect, leaving me to believe their server was down. I did get a marginal 3G signal on Verizon and a usable 1X signal for tethering my netbook so I didn't miss the Wi-Fi. The young woman in the office is delightfully friendly. The campground is quite a bit off the beaten path. - Road Princess
Aug 2010 - $13.00
We paid Passport America rate. Campground is right on the New River, great for fishing and tubing. Sites are very narrow the 6 RV sites with gravel are level. Campground is very clean and well maintained. Water pressure was great, over the air TV reception is spotty due to mountains. Owner was very helpful and accommodating. Train noise was not a problem, we hardly even heard it after the first night. Would stay here again!! - 20andOut
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Site 29, level, woody, which means no grass, which means mostly gravel/dirt, good spacing. Bathroom and showers old and run down, clean but yucky-looking. We like to stay on water, or at least have a view of the water. I'm finding I can't trust the campground maps, or descriptions. The only spots on the water have no hook ups. Nice gift shop in office. No Air TV, had cell service (AT&T), WiFi only available in office, which is over a mile from campsites. - 48 State Goal
May 2012 - $20.00
Campground was lovely although the roads coming in from the highway are steep and have sharp curves. I dragged the hitch and bars several times. The fire pits at several sites I looked at were full of trash from the previous occupants, and I was getting there right at dusk just before the office closed. There is a nice walking path along the river but it is also full of trash, including evidence of illegal fishing (bottles, line and plastic soda lids) that are a hazard to all animals. They need to do a big cleanup here and not just mow the grass. - zooinacan
Sep 2011 - $15.00
We did not stay here but drove through the campground in our 37' 5th wheel. The road in was very windy. We made it OK but decided we probably wouldn't do it again. The sites seemed short for a larger rig. There is electric hookup, but the water is at spigots throughout the campground. Other than that it's a pretty campground, had some water access, had nice shady sites, and seemed quiet. I'm not sure what the nightly rate is because we didn't stay there. - CindyW
Oct 2016 - $26.00
Stayed in a electric only site. Camp ranger greeted us and was very helpful, even pointing out what to see in the park.
Our site was large enough for the MH and towed. It was level and paved. Sites are spread out and private. Showers were clean, with massage heads and lots of hot water. Didn't use the laundry.
A great place, wish we could have stayed longer. - Brian & Corky
Sep 2016 - $29.00
Road to the Park is off the Toll road and was signed well. No one at the office, only phone number, parked in our reservation spot and called. They came later with local info. Area is quiet and plenty of room. We were put in a full hook-up spot we didn't know was available, great since we were staying 8 days. Okay laundry, but 2 dryers out-of-order. - gosee
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Site was pretty private and had plenty of room, easy to back into and pretty level. Bath house was pretty dated and not kept very clean although the shower was good size and private. One toilet in the ladies room was broken and not repaired for the 10 days we were there. Has some Verizon service, no AT&T and no OTA tv although we got good dish network on site 6. The camp ground WIFI was very good. Park was very quite on weekdays but got pretty crowded on the weekend. Very easy access from I77. - Crottys
May 2016 - $25.00
If you are looking for a great little park on a beautiful but small lake. This is the place for you. Now a few words of caution. Big rigs will not be able to get into it. One review says a 35 foot fifth wheel made the turn down the hill into the park. He was probably a very seasoned driver. The road from downtown Pulaski goes through a residential area that goes up a big winding hill and the road is very narrow. Once you get past the residential area it's another 6 miles to the campground at the most 35 mph. AT&T cell service is none existent but I'm told that Verizon works sometimes. Obviously there is no WIFI. The park has about 2 dozen Canadian geese year round and they are noisy and very messy, pooping everywhere. Another issue is that some of the locals that come in for the weekend and bring their dogs do not leash them. We found some of these dogs are big and act aggressive. They also do not clean up after them either. So if you want to stay here do it Monday and leave Thursday or Friday. We liked the park and the restrooms were clean and the staff friendly. This lake has a boat launch area but only trolling motors are allowed. They are limited on large campsites and you cannot make reservations. It is a first come first serve park. When we were there it is cash only. Outside of the no cell or WIFI we enjoyed our 4 night stay here. Our site was long enough for our 32 foot trailer and crewcab F250. It was a gravel site but pretty level. - Bill from Texas
Jun 2011 - $25.00
This park is beautiful especially during the week when they have fewer campers. Only 5 people using it for most of the week we were here. Locals fill it up pretty good on the weekends. Lots of small campers and tents. The park is about 30 minutes from any stores or services. That 30 minute drive from Pulaski is on roads that are pretty narrow. It would be tough in many spots to pass another larger RV without slowing to a crawl (if at that). Just before you get to the campsites, is a very steep left turn and you need to take care not to run into a ditch. Our 5th wheel is 32 feet and someone with a 35 foot 5th wheel made it in also. I'm told they don't get many motorhomes due to length. All that being said, I think we liked the park more than any other we have been in. It's a beautiful place. - srfnut
Jul 2007 - $25.00
Because we live nearby, we have camped here many times. It's a beautiful and peaceful campground that is pretty much out in the middle of nowhere. The sites are generally spacious and level, and include a concrete pad, fire ring and picnic table. There is one bathhouse in the campground which is very old but is adequately clean. Metal fishing boats are available to rent for a small charge. There is a playground for the kids but no swimming area or other amenities. Although it's a lovely campground, unless you enjoy fishing there's really not much to do here but enjoy the scenery. - kitten4762
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Really nice State Park in Southwestern Virginia. Even with a reservation you choose your own site and all of them - on the Water/Elec "D" loop anyway - are very spacious, level, well kept and private. There are a number of nice back in sites and plenty of huge pull-throughs.
We were not here 5 mins before the camphost came over and welcomed us.
Lots of trees, but our rooftop SAT still worked and there is both Verizon and ATT cell/broadband service. No wifi anywhere, however.
The bathrooms are old, but pleasant places that are spotless and kind of "summer campy" in look.
We stayed only for the night so we don't know what the lake or the rest of the park looks like. But this park just a couple of miles off of I-81 is a gem. - Creativepart
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Wow. Fabulous. Sites are huge, trees, wide, pea gravel with borders, Level. Lantern hangers, friendly people. The lake is long and interesting, beach for swimming, fishing, boat rentals. Rented a pontoon boat for the day, good price and excellent service. Highly recommend. Shower free, clean and hot water. Cabins available are resort like, would be a great place for a large family reunion. WiFi and cell spotty but come in enough to make communication very doable. Loved this place. - ppcoops
Sep 2016 - $41.00
This is a very nice campground on a beautiful lake--and it's very convenient to the highway. We were in section D with water and electric--no sewer. We had a large, level, gravel, back-in site with plenty of shade. (Some of the trees needed trimming.) There is no wifi or cable TV. The restrooms are old, but clean. We definitely plan to return! - Lyn T