8.2 Good
Warm Springs, Virginia

Bolar Mountain Campground

Warm Springs, Virginia

756 Twin Ridge Dr
Warm Springs, Virginia 24484
Phone: (540) 839-2521

Sites: 173
Recent Rate: $16 6/2016

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Latitude: 37.9859577
Longitude: -79.9711694
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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • 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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Bolar Mountain Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Like the others have said, get your food and supplies before heading to the CG.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

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.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
19 Loop 1
Site Surface
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 14

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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Review Count: 8
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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Review Count: 14
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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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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