8 RV Parks near Warm Springs, Virginia
May 2017 - $17.00
This is an update to a review I posted a couple of years ago. Since that time the campgrounds management has been turned over to a new contractor (Royal Elk) and from what we saw they aren't doing such a hot job of hiring campground host's. We arrived in in loop 3 at 4PM and the Host showed up at my trailer at 9PM to finally check us in, and didn't know if she had already checked us in!! We were camped there for 4 days and saw the Host's twice during that time and no one cleaned the showers or rest rooms during that time. The men's room is down to one toilet and one sink as the other 2 are broken. Fortunately there were very few campers so things didn't get too bad in the restrooms. Additionally, in my earlier review I suggested taking a short cut via Jackson River Turnpike and Richardson Gorge Road. DO NOT GO THIS ROUTE if you are towing or driving an RV. There is a section where part of the road has washed out and there is a tree down blocking part of the road. Going this way was never for the faint of heart as it is dirt and very narrow most of the way and if you meet someone it can be nerve wracking. - scjenk
Jun 2016 - $16.00
Most sites are fairly level, and sites are large, with a base of fine gravel that drains water well. Water sites do not have electricity. Sites are a little tight together, except the water sites (which also have the best view). Most water sites are fairly low to the water and have a trail to the water for access to kayaks/canoes and boats. saw lots of folks fishing, but did not see any catching!
This CG is being operated by a contractor; they were very hospitable and did a good job.
The loop 2 bath house is nice and has private rooms for both bathrooms and shower facilities. I think the other loops have conventional shower stalls.
This is a pretty mountain lake, ideal for the "rustic" camper with an old growth forest and lots of wildlife. Seems like there were always birds chirping, squirrels barking and other wildlife sounds.
If a remote camping experience is what you seek, this CG is for you; if not, go somewhere else. There is no TV reception, very limited radio reception, no cell phone service except maybe text capabilities in one or two areas in the CG, and no weather radio reception. Satellite is very spotty because of a heavy canopy of trees.
I would rate this CG higher than "average" if it were not for the long difficult access roads. The roads are adequate for a camping unit of moderate length. But, for a class A or long fifth wheel unit, the route in is just not pleasant. Between the fairly narrow roads, hills, tight turns, fast logging trucks, low hanging limbs and rain at the time, it was not a very enjoyable trip in for us. If you do go, follow the directions on the website to find the CG signs. Do not use a GPS exclusively. - Bama Camper
Aug 2015 - $25.00
This is a US Forest Service campground on Lake Moomaw in Virginia. We stayed in Loop #1 site 19 which has 30 amp electric but no water or serwer. The drinking water tap is only about 100' from the site so I was able to hook up a hose to refill my water tank. The site is relatively level, I needed about 2" of lift on the curb side. Everything in this loop was clean and neat and very quiet (we were there during the week), the restrooms were clean as were the showers. You can't see the lake from the upper loop, but if you want to really rough it (no electric) the lower loop sites are all waterfront. The lake and surrounding area are absolutely beautiful, with mountains totally surrounding the lake. There is a beautiful sandy beach, about a mile away, (no life gaurds) and the water is clean, sandy bottomed and warm. There is a marina where you can launch and retrieve boats, but no gas is available. There is no additional charge for the use of these facilities if you are a camper.
We went by way of I64 to 252 which turns into Rt 42 which takes you to Millboro where you get RT 39 to Warm Springs and the Rt 39 and Rt 220 intersection. Route 42 had only one stretch of fairly steep twisty road (5-10 miles) but the rest was pretty easy. Route 39 (after the 220 intersection) on the other hand has a very steep, up and down, and very twisty (multiple hairpins) stretch to the Rt 600 intersetion. I suggest taking Rt. 687 (Jackson River Turnpike) which avoids the climb and descent. It will turn to dirt for about 3 miles but the road is in good shape. It has no guard rails and there are some pretty good drop offs and narrow spots. Decide for yourself which is best for you.
When you get to the camprground there is nobody in the booth at the entrance, just go to your site and the campground "host" will come to your site and check you in. - scjenk
May 2016 - $6.00
Small campground with no amenities except a dump station that is not accessible by big rigs. Note: NO water except a hand pump, so come with full tank. A shallow river runs directly behind sites. Supposed to be good fishing, kids love to play in it.
Site 2 was all grass, no shade, huge, and level. It would be a problem for big rigs if the ground was wet. Sites 1-9 work for big rigs, site 9 has best shade but is across from the only pit toilet. No smell, just high traffic. Most sites might be a challenge to level.
Absolutely beautiful area. Green, green and more green. Pretty intense driving, narrow roads, no shoulders, logging trucks. No AT&T or Verizon at all. - bobcovey
May 2010 - $10.00
This is one of many primitive campgrounds located in the George Washington National Forest. A one-lane gravel loop with thirty back-in sites with mostly level gravel parking pads. Self registration, no hookups, no showers, vault toilets, heavy woods, most campers seemed to be locals, very quiet and rustic. There is a dump station located near the exit. A number of water faucets are located around the loop but you may hold up the minimal traffic here as you fill your water tank. Water was brown and a notice said it was borderline safe for consumption. We used this place for an overnight stop although it is a forty-five minute drive north from I-64 over narrow and steep winding roads. Best to stay a while and enjoy the hiking and fishing in the area. I would have given a higher rating if the water quality had been better. - CDB
Mar 2015 - $1.00
My wife and I drove down for a long weekend to do some spring trout fishing. Long story short, campground was closed despite what the website said. The receptionist never answered the phone even when I called her from the pay phone outside of the main lodge. I will never go to this park again. The best part, the park ranger at Droop Mountain told me they have been having problems with their staff for some time. Fortunately, he let me boondock and plug-in. - HikingRooster
Aug 2013 - $30.00
Another campground that is difficult to rate. We loved being on the Greenbrier Trail so we could hop on our bikes and take off. The nature of the WV mountains were gorgeous. However, the park was less than 25% full the days we were there just prior to Labor Day and most sites were marked reserved. Reserved for whom? Long drive in and long drive out, but very scenic. We are glad we stopped but might camp at another trailhead next time. Trail was great though. We were in River Bend section. - busyteach
Jun 2011 - $20.00
This State Park is a gem. There are two campgrounds, Riverside and Beaver Creek. We stayed at Riverside which is on the Greenbrier River. Everything is kept-up and in working order. The bathrooms are clean and the showers work well. There are two dish washing stations at each bath house with lots of hot water available. The Greenbrier rail-trail is 1.5 miles from Riverside Campground. A steep one mile trail winds it's way from the campground up the mountainside through Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel thickets to a lovely overlook of the surrounding mountains. The Greenbrier River is clean, clear, shallow and ideal for leisurely tubing or canoeing. There are enough hiking, biking, and water activities within a few miles to keep a person busy all summer. We will return to this spot. - geysergazer
Oct 2016 - $30.00
This is a small Virginia state park close to I-64. The interior roads were OK but I only have a 27' travel trailer. We stayed at the White Oak campground for 2 nights. Most of he sites were small and several were very uneven. We were unable to level our travel trailer at our first choice (site #29) and had to pull out and try a second one (site #26). We had no bars with US Cellular and only 1 OTA TV channel. The dump station had a wand for flushing totes but no water hose connection to flush our tanks. The camp host did not seem to understand me when I asked about a hose connection to flush my tanks. We tried to hike one of the "easy" trails which was mislabeled and clearly not easy. The bath facilities were very nice and clean. Overall, this was not the best Virginia state park we have stayed at and not really worth the $30/night. - BillandChris
Sep 2016 - $38.00
Arrived without reservation...got one of last 3 spots...a drive thru in Beaver Dam Campground. This campground has horse stall facilities for people bringing their own horses. Had easy hook ups with dump station at end of campground. Very clean facilities with very friendly staff. Night time was very quiet with the exception of a horse that wanted everyone to know he was there. Pretty neat, though! Only complaint...camp store did not have any newspapers to enjoy on a Sunday morning! Lots of little kids were having a great time on scooters...and you could still swim...but no lifeguards. Will return. - YFF
Sep 2016 - $48.00
3 campgrounds catering to all camping units. Very close to I-64, but very isolated and quiet. I would give it more stars, but I think it's a bit expensive for a public campground. - nospam8160
Jul 2015 - $50.00
This campground is hard to rate because it depends on your likes. It is very rustic with full hookups. Due to the location there is no Wi-Fi or Phone reception. This is true for the whole area due to where it is at. The owner is very nice and actually came down to the town looking for us as we were much later than we told him. If you want to get away and truly relax then this is the place to be. The drive from I-81 is not for the faint of heart, especially in a larger 39' DP with toad. This is a great location for base to travel mountains roads in a sports car or motorcycles. We would go again if we have a smaller RV. - jimnina
May 2006 - $20.00
Was tent camping this time for a weekend. Bathrooms were a disgrace, only one toilet worked in womens room and none in the mens room men had to come in to womens to use toilet. Only one shower in each bathroom for the whole campground. Was camping with a group and we unintentionally over paid the owner Harry by several hundred dollars. He made himself really scarce so this could not be rectified prior to us leaving. In repeated attempts to call the campground later, the man that the check was given to was 'mysteriously' not there. Once when the phone was answered (maybe by him) He refused to say that it was him and even refused to say that it was Whitaker campground even though the phone log showed plainly that the number dialed was the campground number and it was the number that had been dialed prior with success. No wonder this campground does not get written up in the major rv campground books. - Cheryl Pauley
Mar 2016 - $26.00
Park slightly rundown. Nice store. Near state park and convenient to I-64. Staff was nice. Lot spacing was nearby with some shade. Site surface was gravel. - FrankRogers
Oct 2014 - $24.00
Still a good stopping point after traversing WV on I64. Power was good, we didn't use the water or sewer ,as it was a short stop. Store is well stocked and restrooms clean during our visit. They had a free country music concert the night we were there. Rate given reflects the Escapees RV Club 15% discount. - Teacher's Pet
Oct 2013 - $23.00
Rate shown includes 15% Escapees RV Club discount. Nice wooded campground with a small well stocked store and small restaurant. Cable, water, and power are very good. Easy access from I-64 on route to state park. - Teacher's Pet
Aug 2016 - $16.00
This is in the middle of the National Radio Quiet Zone, hence no Wi-Fi. Just a simple open, grass-covered field, with about 40 sites for RVs. Not all sites have sewer or 50 amp service, but there are enough of each to meet the demands of travelers. The website is a bit out of date as the restaurant closed 3 years ago. Reservations are via phone and I suggest calling after 5pm to reach someone directly. If you are into astronomy, this is a wonderful place to visit. The sky is absolutely black as there are very few lights to obscure night views of the sky. The observatory is open 7 days per week and offers a guided bus tour once a day. Worth stopping. - Dunwoodyradio