Sugar Grove, Virginia

Grindstone Campground

Sugar Grove, Virginia

Sugar Grove, Virginia
Phone: (276) 388-3983

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $20 7/2015

Latitude: 36.6883771405732
Longitude: -81.5393337607384

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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
  • 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 ?
  • 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

10 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Small, quiet park in a wooded area with a VERY friendly staff. No cell service with Verizon. Our friends had Sprint and I think they had service.

We were in site 45 Cottontail which was very private but very sunny. Probably the only sunny site in the park. If you like sun this good but our trailer got hot during the day. Next time we are staying at 44. Beware sites along the road in Groundhog loop, you can hear the cars. We camped at Grindstone Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Checkout the Virginia Creeper Trail on a "Rails to Trails" path where you ride (or hike) your bike from Whitetop Station to Damascus VA (mostly downhill). Takes 2-3 hours. Shuttle service and bike rental that takes you to the top where you ride your bike down. Absolutely beautiful

If you need cell service take a left out of the campground and drive several miles (6?) to a stop sign, turn right and up the hill on the left is a large scenic overlook parking lot.





Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Grindstone is a US Forest Service campground, with the extremely friendly campground hosts provided by the Cradle of Forestry. It is located in a remote area on the flanks of Mount Rogers. At approximately 3,700 ft. elevation and heavily wooded, the campground is relatively cool. We escaped the summer 90s and enjoyed the 72 degree highs in the campground. Campground roads are paved, while sites are gravel. Most sites are long and very widely spaced, providing a lot of privacy. Sites 29, 43, and 58 have steep downhill entry slopes, so longer rigs will have difficulty leveling front-to-back. Opossum loop has no hook-ups. Cottontail loop sites have water, electric hook-ups. Groundhog loop has both basic and water, electric sites. Groundhog loop is close to the highway so road noise can be aggravating. There is no WiFi or cell phone service, and the tree canopy makes locating satellite dishes difficult or impossible. The nearby VA Creeper Trail provides enjoyable bicycle riding experience. Hikers can take the trail up to the summit of Mt. Rogers right from the campground. For those wanting a cool, peaceful, and quiet camping experience, this is the place! The fee shown reflects the senior discount. The campground is busy on weekends, so reservations are recommended for sites with utilities. We camped at Grindstone Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

My wife and I were there on our fall track to the VA Creeper. This State Park is highly maintained by a group of very friendly personnel. Each lot is spacious and heavy in tree cover. On our visit the leaves were turning color, which to the enjoyment of our ride. We will utilize this park again. We camped at Grindstone Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites are mostly shaded with plenty of space between them. The staff was outstanding! There are staff members parked on each of the three loops and marked with permanent signs in case of after-hours problems or emergencies. Unfortunately our site (#43) isn't really suited to anything much longer than 28 to 30 feet, even though the listing on shows 80 feet, because of the slope of the driveway and a tree at the back end. We couldn't get our 38 foot fifth-wheel level (front to back)even with the landing gear fully retracted. The staff would have moved us when we pulled in if they weren't full up. We camped at Grindstone Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here in April to ride on the Va. Creeper Trail. The staff was sitting around the entrance gate when we arrived. They were all very welcoming and friendly. We left our tarp and a member of the staff offered to loan us one. The campground is beautiful with wooded lots. There is a playground, wadding area fed by a stream and hiking trails. The bath house was clean and well kept. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I could see bath house being crowded on holidays but we never had to wait. I would like to stay here in the future. It was very peaceful and quit. We camped at Grindstone Campground in a Tent.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice and relaxing campground. Online reservations were a bit high but very nice trip. We camped at Grindstone Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Quite clean campground with very friendly people operating it. The sites are nicely shaded and have hills. There is nice roads around for riding. We will stay here again. We camped at Grindstone Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Grindstone is the best kept secret in southwest Virginia. This place is gorgeous. The sites are enormous & woodsy. As the previous poster said, there isn't much to do within the confines of the campground, but the surrounding area is full of hiking and biking trails. The campground has a spring fed concrete wading area for your swimming pleasure, a basketball net in the parking lot, and a small playground that looks fairly new. The bathrooms are old but kept very clean, and the water is warm but not steamy hot. The altitude makes it cool here. When we were camping, it was 20 degrees warmer down the mountain in town, so bring sweatshirts. This is a great place to stay to ride the Virginia Creeper trail, as you can drive into Damascus within a half hour and catch a shuttle or accress the trail directly from the town. The campground hosts are wonderfully friendly. We camped at Grindstone Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

I agree with the previous posters. We stayed in a site in the 43-59 area. Incredibly peaceful and private campsites. I cannot wait to return. The spring fed concrete wading area was very dirty when we were there, so my kids did not play in it. Also, while the bathrooms are kept clean, there are no paper towels and no handsoap. We camped at Grindstone Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2005 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

OK, here?s the scoop. If you need an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a game room, mini-golf, a snack bar, camp store, and golf cart rentals (God help us all), then DON?T COME HERE! If you need a cable TV hookup, internet access of any kind, cell phone service ? if you will undergo spontaneous human combustion if you cannot check your e-mail and voice messages, then DON?T COME HERE! If you have children who absolutely need to be entertained by any of these things, then definitely please DON?T COME HERE. If you enjoy the hustle and bustle - the constant activity of many commercial campgrounds; if you enjoy being packed in side by side with other campers ? so close that you can smell if someone in the next site breaks wind, then by all means, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE! However, if you want a campground where the sites are far apart, where there are a lot of trees and vegetation so that you have some privacy, then you might like it here. If you find that sitting around a roaring campfire while sipping on a hot drink on a cool evening can be a substitute for television, then you might like it here. If you want a place where you can disconnect from ?real life? while enjoying a beautifully wooded setting ? if you like the sounds, sights, and smells of the forest, then you might like it here. If chirping birds and crickets are music to your ears, then this might be the place for you. If you enjoy bicycling and particularly hiking, in what I think are some of the most beautiful mountains east of the Mississippi, then this is definitely your place. Aside from that, there is nothing here. Stay away if you can?t handle it. Oh yes, the obligatory bathroom review. The web site says there are warm showers. So, don?t expect ?hot? and too much of it. They were old but kept clean. I saw them being cleaned twice on the weekend ? once in the morning and once in the afternoon. That was fine with us. As long as there isn?t a lot of mold on the walls, and as long as I don?t catch a communicable disease, I?m OK with the facilities. This campground quickly rose to one of my favorite places, but once again, if you need entertainment either for yourself or your children, you might want to look elsewhere. We camped at Grindstone Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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