Warm Springs, Virginia

Bolar Mountain Campground

Warm Springs, Virginia



Warm Springs, Virginia
Phone: (540) 839-2521

Sites: 173
Recent Rate: $25 8/2015

Latitude: 37.9859577
Longitude: -79.9711694

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • 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) yes
  • Water Water no
  • 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
Amenities
  • 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 ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • 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 ?
Recreation
  • 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

5 Reviews

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scjenk

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.
Getting there:
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. We camped at Bolar Mountain Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

This campground is extremely remote. There is no TV reception, and cell service is sketchy at best. We have Verizon, and we had 1 bar which allowed us to text but calling didn't work for us. If you need gas, get it before you head to the campground as it is 12 miles to the nearest station. There is a station on Rt 39 on the left just before the Rt 687 turn that you can get a rig into. The only grocery store that I know of is an IGA in Warm Springs on Rt 220.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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obxblond

Review Count: 104
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

If you want an escape from phone, TV, etc then this is the place. Only one radio station available. It was difficult to find a site that I could level out. Had it been during the busy season I would not have been able to change my spot. This was definitely off season with less than 5 campers there. Only one campground open. Hunting season open and Forest Service employee recommended to not go into woods without bright reflective clothing. Lake level is down almost 20 feet but there were some boats out there. I felt too isolated after 4 nights and left one day early. Nice facility but because of isolation I will probably not return. We camped at Bolar Mountain Campground in a Motorhome.

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Central Virginia

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

If you're looking for relaxation this is the place (no cell service)! Bath houses were rebuilt last year with an improved layout. Several spaces are large enough to fit the trailer, boat and two pick-ups, though it is a little tight. I wish more spaces had electric and water hook-ups, but otherwise you can't beat it. We camped at Bolar Mountain Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Doneitall

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped here overnight on our way to Kentucky. Very narrow access road (no shoulder, steep bank on one side). Site wasn't very level but we were able to get the camper level. Nice, clean showers. Very pretty area. We camped at Bolar Mountain Campground in a Truck Camper.

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prettipear

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is located on a ridge above Lake Moomaw in the National Forest. The lake is absolutely beautiful for boating. But, you can't see the lake from the campground site, unless you are tent camping. Most of the campers appeared to be fisherman, hunters, and other outdoorsmen. It was very quiet. The campground managers were helpful and friendly. We camped at Bolar Mountain Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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