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Douthat State Park

Route 629 N, Clifton Forge, VA
+1 540-862-8100
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Great mountain getaway

This was our first visit to Douthat State Park, and we enjoyed it a lot. We stayed in one of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Valerie C
Columbia, Maryland
Cabin 10 review

First let me say I would give the park a 4 or maybe a 5 by itself. I be enjoyed the views, some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Roanoke, Virginia
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Visitors to this colorful state park will view rolling hills, birds and a beautiful lake.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hiking trails” (19 reviews)
“white oak” (13 reviews)
“small lake” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Route 629 N, Clifton Forge, VA
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our first visit to Douthat State Park, and we enjoyed it a lot. We stayed in one of the cabins. It was very cozy and rustic. The bed was comfortable. The cabin included a fireplace, a small fully-stocked kitchen, bathroom, and an outdoor...More

Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First let me say I would give the park a 4 or maybe a 5 by itself. I be enjoyed the views, some hiking, the restaurant and this trip decided to stay in a cabin for the weekend. We picked the cabin for its privacy...More

Thank klay36
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The park is truly lovely. Everything is in good repair. The campsites are spaced out and fairly level. There is virtually no cell service and no wifi.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

I see why this is a favorite. It is one of the original Virginia State Parks (a highly regarded and awarded system), but does not show its age. This was a day trip to walk trails and do a little geocaching, yet I am making...More

Thank Janine H
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Wow! This is the most breathtaking setting for an outdoor ceremony! There is a view of the mountain range, beach with a playground, and lake! Stunning! Bathrooms were accessible, tent worked great on the lawn, benches and a pulpit and stage already on the property...More

Thank Kristina K
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This was our first trip to Douthat State Park and we're glad we finally made it. We were amazed at just how much there is to do in this park. Fortunately all we wanted to do was go for a short hike, so the shoulder...More

Thank 73Duck
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I sited just briefly this trip but the restaurant was not open at in this shoulder season but check on weekends. Great little store, lots of cabins, water craft rentals, treed trails and winding holly roads. Beautiful views of a large lake. Spectacular views of...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 29 September 2017

September 25-27, 2017. We found our way to the registration area with no trouble and checked in. We were told that there’s no TV. OK, we knew that. We brought our own entertainment (laptop and tablet). And there’s no WI-FI. OK, we knew that, but,...More

3  Thank Reine D
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I grew up driving right past this place my whole life! They have cabins and camping, and the water and woods and green spaces are totally indicative of this area. If you don't have a family piece of land in this area, take this up...More

Thank UVAJD99
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We stayed in the lakeside tent area and it was perfect. The vibe is very relaxed and family friendly. There is literally no bad spot - every site has a perfect view of the lake. But if I had to pick, I would choose to...More

Thank Holly D
Nearby Restaurants
Country Cafe
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Douthat Lakeview Restaurant
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9.37 km away
Jack Mason's Tavern
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Cafe Michel
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9.91 km away
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7 January 2017|
Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
Trip Advisor doesn't allow links in responses so you might want to visit our website, go to Douthat and then click under Park Trail Guide and choose facility guide. You can see how the cabins are spread out. While I won't... More
6 August 2016|
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Response from WVhikers | Reviewed this property |
Nobody in our group had service, which made our stay even better. There is free wifi at the store though.
18 July 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring your own equipment. No permit is needed that I am aware of . The same rules of the water apply as in any other area. Enjoy!! Beautiful place.