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Best Tent Camping: Virginia by Randy Porter takes outdoor enthusiasts to the most beautiful, yet lesser known, of the state's campsites, guaranteeing a peaceful retreat. Each entry provides the latest maps of the grounds and alerts readers to the best sites within the facility to ensure a rewarding and relaxing visit. Campsite ratings for beauty, privacy, spaciousness, quietness, security, and cleanliness help campers pick the perfect campground for any trip. In addition, each site entry has complete contact and registration information, operating hours, and a list of restrictions. Directions to the site come complete with GPS coordinates to put travelers right at the main gate. For beginning adventurers and seasoned veterans alike, Best Tent Camping: Virginia makes any trip more gratifying and is the key to enjoying the great natural beauty of the Virginia landscape.
Randy Porter has been tromping around Virginia’s nooks and crannies for more than 40 years and is an avid cyclist, hiker, camper, and sea kayaker. The author of Mountain Bike! Virginia, he lives in Charlottesville, VA.
Table of Contents
Virginia Campgrounds Key Virginia Campgrounds Locator Virginia Campground Maps Legend Acknowledgments Preface Introduction
COASTAL VIRGINIA First Landing State Park Northwest River Park Newport News Park Campground Kiptopeke State Park Chippokes Plantation State Park Westmoreland State Park
THE PIEDMONT Pocahontas State Park Bear Creek Lake State Park Fairy Stone State Park James River State Park Holliday Lake State Park Twin Lakes State Park Smith Mountain Lake State Park Staunton River State Park Occoneechee State Park
NORTHERN VIRGINIA Prince William Forest Park Pohick Bay Regional Park Burke Lake Park Lake Fairfax Park Bull Run Regional Park
WESTERN VIRGINIA Mathews Arm Campground Big Meadows Campground Lewis Mountain Campground Loft Mountain Campground Sky Meadows State Park Campground Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Park Shenandoah River State Park Camp Roosevelt Recreation Park Hone Quarry Recreation Area Todd Lake Recreation Area Serando Lake Recreation Area North Creek Campground Otter Creek Campground Peaks of Otter Campground Lake Robertson Recreation Area Morris Hill Campground Bubbling Springs Campground Douthat State Park Hidden Valley Campground Cave Mountain Lake Campground
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA Claytor Lake State Park Grayson Highlands State Park New River Trail State Park Hungry Mother State Park Breaks Interstate Park Cave Springs Recreation Area Hurricane Campground Comers Rock Campground Raven Cliff Campground High Knob Recreation Area
APPENDIXES Camping Equipment Checklist Information Suggested Reading and Reference Index About the Authors