Camping and RV Campgrounds
Backbone Rock Recreation Area
Watauga Ranger District, Cherokee National Forest
One of the world's most interesting rock formations. Camping on-site.[+] Expand Details
Backbone Rock Recreation Area is located along Beaverdam Creek in northern Johnson County. Backbone Rock gets its name from a spur ridge on Holston Mountain that abrubtly ends at a bend in Beaverdam Creek.
A tunnel was drilled through the rock in 1901 to allow railroad access between Shady Valley and Damascus, VA. Motorists pass through what is known as "The Shortest Tunnel in the World" as they travel along TN 133. In the 1930s The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed the recreation area for day use, constructing two picnic shelters and hiking trails that incorporated native stonework. The campground was added in the 1960s and rehabilitated in the mid 1990s.
Callebs Cove Campground
25136 Whitaker Hollow Road
For RVs and Campers, Callebs Cove Campground invites you to enjoy the great outdoors in one of Southwest Virginia's most attractive settings.[+] Expand DetailsLocated on scenic South Holston Lake, Callebs Cove offers fully equipped campsites and a bathhouse, nestled on over 12 acres. Amenities include on-site manageent and security, firewood, washer and dryer, swimming, fishing, and more. Open year-round.
Creek Side RV Park
100 Railroad Ave, Damascus VA
Located in the middle of the town of Damascus. Across from the Bike Station. Full Facilities.
Creeper Trail Campground
2248 Whitetop Gap Rd
Come ride the Creeper Trail and stay with us![+] Expand Details
Creeper Trail Campground is conveniently located at the head of one of Virginia's most scenic hike and bike trails, the Virginia Creeper Trail. The Virginia Creeper Trail is an old railroad grade that was converted to a trail. It winds along the Whitetop Laurel Creek with beautiful wooded and farmland scenery. There are lots of great swimming holes along the way.
Fox Creek Horse Camp
3078 Fairwood Road
Provides easy access to the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail.[+] Expand Details
What this horse camp lacks in amenities, it makes up for in unparalleled access to the most scenic trail riding in our region. Ride from your campsite and be within the Mount Rogers High Country for a spectacle day of riding that is arguably the best in the eastern U.S. Showers, water, and septic dump station are available at nearby Grindstone Campground for an additional fee. It has camping units and portable toilets. No potable water. Open field for camping. Hitching posts.
Grayson Highlands State Park
Mouth of Wilson, VA
829 Grayson Highlands Lane
p: 276-579-7092, 1-800-933-PARK
"You'll feel like you are on top of the world here"[+] Expand Details
This mountain park is next to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area in the Jefferson National Forest. Grayson Highlands State Park was originally named Mount Rogers State Park and was established in 1965. Pets are allowed in the park but not allowed inside public facilities including the bathhouses, visitor center and office.
Troutdale, VA 24378
1946 Laurel Valley Road
"High-Elevation Campground providing cool, shaded summer camping."[+] Expand Details
Located in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Grindstone is in Fairwood Valley, with pastures and wooded hillsides. The valley is known for outstanding trout fishing in Fox Creek. Facilities provided include restrooms, picnic tables and two impact areas. Popular activities include fishing, hiking the nature trails, horseback riding and interpretive programs. Firewood is sold at the campground. There is a local store within 5 miles of the site. Water play area and playground equipment available.
Mount Rodgers Recreation Area
2021 Hurricane Campground Road, Sugar Grove, VA
Hurricane Campground provides an excellent base camp from which to explore the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area by foot, horse, or mountain bike.[+] Expand Details
Hurricane has 30 camping units with parking spurs, picnic tables and fireplaces. Hurrican Knob Trail is a 1.5 mile trail in the campground and access to the Appalachian Trail is within a half mile.
Iron Horse Campground
30460 Blossom Road
Campground, Bike and Rental Shuttle, Restaurant and Dance Hall[+] Expand Details
Ironhorse Campground is a family owned full service campground, including cabins on the river. Its restaurant has a menu that includes everything from pizza to steak dinners. They have a large dance hall, with a variety of music and artists every Friday and Saturday nights. Bike Rental and Shuttle Service.
19417 County Park Rd, Abingdon, VA 24211
p: 540-628-5394; 276-628-5394
Located on beautiful South Holston Lake.[+] Expand DetailsLocated on South Holston Lake 200 camp sites, sanitation facilities,swimming, boat ramp, boat storage, game room, fishing and telephones. Open April-November
Laurel Creek RV Park
812 Orchard Hill Rd. Damascus,VA 24236
p: (423) 440-3042 or (276) 492-1040
The Laurel Creek RV Park is a full-service, RV-based campground.[+] Expand Details
The 16-site RV park, located along the scenic Laurel Creek in Damascus Virginia is open year-round. The RV park provides a great spot from which to enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, and the many attractions of Damascus which is also the gateway to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area and is a destination for families wanting to experience the out-of-doors in a relaxing setting. In addition, many campers enjoy the convenience of Laurel Creek RV Park as a base of operations in order to take time out and explore this amazing tri-state area!
825 Cummings Street
hours: M - W 9am - 6pm Thurs - Fri 9am - 9pm Sat 9am - 6pm
Everything you may need for your Outdoor Recreation Experience[+] Expand Details
Retailer of the finest outdoor adventure equipment available. Including: Hunting, Camping, Hiking, Climbing, Fly Fishing, Running, Casual, Kayaking, Work, Guns, & Knives
18496 N. Fork River Rd., Abingdon, VA 24210
Riverside Campground is nestled over 15 beautiful acres with 2000 feet of scenic river frontage on the North Fork Holston River.[+] Expand DetailsWe offer new updated bath house facilities, an in ground pool, basketball court, volleyball court, horse shoes, arcade, on site laundry, full service store, propane fill station, and some of the best fishing in Virginia.We have 94 hook up sites with 30 amp access, overnights, monthly, and permanent. (Pull through sites available) We have 38 sites with 20 amp electric and water for tents and pop-ups. Most are located right on the river.We are located minutes from beautiful, historic Abingdon, Va. home of the Barter Theater, the Virginia Creeper Trail and just a short drive to Bristol Motor Speedway. New to the area is Adventure Mendota, for hours of tubing and Kayaking fun.We are an easy 15 minute drive from Interstate I-81 (Approximately 10 miles).
Washington County Park
19482 County Park Rd
Located on the scenic South Holston Lake[+] Expand Details
140 camp sites with electric , water, and sanitation facilities. 10 tent sites, playground, picnic shelters, fishing, boat ramp with courtesy dock, and telephone access. Open April- September.
Wolf Lair Campground
19091 County Park Rd
"South Holston Lakes Friendliest Campground"[+] Expand Details
Located .5 mile from South Holston Lake with gorgeous lake views. 44 full hook-up sites, numerous tent sites. Full hook-ups have sewer, electric and water. Sanitation Facilities, public boat launch, bathhouse, pool. Laundromat, video arcade, ice cream shop, market with deli& camping supplies, and a 9 hole miniature golf course. Open year-round.