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Douthat State Park

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Address: Route 629 N, Clifton Forge, VA
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+1 540-862-8100
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00

Visitors to this colorful state park will view rolling hills, birds and a...

Visitors to this colorful state park will view rolling hills, birds and a beautiful lake.

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Wonderful place to camp

We fell in love with this place. We camped in the Whispering Pines campground in site 17. The sites are very spacious and everything is well maintained. They had nice gravel pads... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Amy R
Greenville, SC
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Greenville, SC
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We fell in love with this place. We camped in the Whispering Pines campground in site 17. The sites are very spacious and everything is well maintained. They had nice gravel pads and it was a peaceful setting.

Thank Amy R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a place on the western edge of Virginia to meet up with our Richmond family who had a 3 day weekend. We drove across 4 states to get there...and were not disappointed. Even though it was winter - the park was still lovely. The hikes were breath-taking. And the ca. 1930s CCC cabins were a charming place to... More 

Thank Lori K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

As far as parks go, you cannot go wrong with any Virginia State Park. Douthat State Park is no exception. Excellent facilities, excellent personnel, and an excellent time overall. This is a fantastic place for family and friends.

Thank Jed S
Gloucester, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We stayed 2 weeks in one of the cabins built ca. 1930 by the Civilian Construction Corp. Quaint and rustic, it was in need of a few repairs and updates, but an enjoyable stay no less. The chinking needed repairs, the heav wooden doors were missing hardware which meant we couldn't operate the latch mechanisms, and the bathroom is in... More 

Thank BWGreenJr
Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great state park with a lake for swimming, fishing, or boating. 3 campgrounds with all types of campsites from tents to large rig motor homes. Water and electric at some sites. I would give it 5 stars but it's a bit expensive ($48 w/reservation) for a public ccampground

Thank Barb J
Lexington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I like to go to Douthat State Park and have lunch and a glass of wine on the deck. It's fun to sit outside and hear the boats in the water. It's very peaceful and quiet. Afterwards, I will walk some of the trails nearby to the dam or over to the beach and watch the swimmers. On occasion, my... More 

1 Thank NancyLovesRehoboth
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I went camping at Douthat State Park in late August with my two teenage kids. We chose the campsite by the lake, with no electric hookups but amazing breakfast views. The campsite was packed on the weekend but cleared up and was quiet on Sunday night. Restrooms are old but maintained well and cleaned regularly. There is a fish cleaning... More 

Thank adrianavbrown
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great day at this park. The weather was perfect and we had a relaxing time on the mountain lake. There is plenty to do, like camping, hiking, cookouts, fishing, lake cruising, and much more. The workers here are very helpful and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the day trip and cruising the lake. Great for young kids to learn... More 

Thank dbbrumit
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Rented a ccc cabin and loved every minute. Hiking is a must do if you go to Douthat, the view from above is worth the sweat. Rent something to get yourself out on the water if you don't have a kayak or canoe or jon boat, it is a lovely place, and you can hear yourself breathe. Lakeside restaurant is... More 

2 Thank Shellie L
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in tents at the White Oak campground for three nights. Bathroom was cleaned regularly and the campsites were large, but ground a little hard for tents. Hiking trails well maintained. We took the one that starts at campground and there was great overlook of the lake. Blue suck falls was disappointing as it was too dry, but the... More 

Thank Anne S

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