You may want to take my review with a grain of salt, since this is my first time staying in a commercial campground. I’m used to state or national parks, so I experienced some “culture” shock. My first reaction, when we pulled in, was that I have never seen so many fifth wheels in all my life. This site has over 200 sites and every single one of them was booked! The campground is spread out over 2 main areas, the lower river site and the upper sites. If kids could rate it, they would give it a 10, most likely. Here are some things I liked about it. 1) There is a site for just about everyone. There are wide-open spaces, shaded spaces, river sites, etc. 2) There is a spray park, a pool, and a beach. 3) Lot’s of kids activities and people directing the activities. 4) Lots of area attractions such as the Natural Bridge, Zoo, etc. Unless you have elementary/middle school kids or are very young at heart, you will probably not like this campground because it is so big and so spread out. Here is what I didn’t like. 1) Too crowded and too noisy. 2) Very little privacy and sites are too close together. 3) Bathrooms are not in walking distance from most sites unless you cut through other campers sites, which is not cool. So, you need a golf cart to get to the bathroom, or you have to drive to it. You can get some sites close to the bathrooms, but then they are not as private. 4) Most sites seemed level, but ours was not level and we had several things tip over as a result. 5) Some sites, like ours, had really big gravel, and kids can’t walk on it with bare feet. 6) The picnic tables are junky. 7) They don’t take debit cards unless you buy something over $5. 8) They need to put a ton of mulch into the playground, because kids will get hurt when they slide. 9) They need benches around the playground so that parents can watch while the kids play. We will return to this park in about a year.
Very peaceful, restful, and beautiful park. Everything is spread out. We stayed in the Beaverdam campsite. Completely booked. Very level and great for kids riding bikes. Very quiet. Stayed cool in plenty of shade trees. There were 6 single private showers with hot water to spare. The beach on the lake is clean and very cold. The restaurant is good too. The view of the dam is beautiful. There are playgrounds for kids to play. The trails are scenic. Overall, this park is attractive for everyone and very kid friendly. Spent one day in downtown Clifton Forge shopping at antique stores and the Art/Crafts Center. We will definitely come back to this park.
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.