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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Babcock State Park, Clifftop, West Virginia

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful state park. We think site 27 was the best site. During our stay the park is 1st come, 1st serve. There were plenty of sites available and there is a tent area. They are electric only. The bathrooms are old, but clean. During our stay, the bathrooms were unheated and when it dropped to 29 degrees, the shower was a bit sporty. There is only on bathroom with 3 showers on the men's side for the entire campground. If it was full, this might be a problem. The adjoining state park is beautiful. We stayed here specifically to have access for New River Gorge Bridge Day. This is a nice distance from the bridge and the activities. We also went from here to Charleston for a day trip. Our site was plenty large and there were deer in the campground near sunset. Really quiet during our stay. The sewer dump station is not paved and a little tricky working around the mud. The garbage can system is a bunch of cans inside a cage. This seems superior to some of the other systems we have seen. Somewhat bear proof, but convenient for the camper. We were here about 5 days and I would definitely stay here again. We camped at Babcock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Beautiful State Park. Be sure to visit the Visitor Center! Tudor's Biscuit World was a regional favorite for us.

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Pegasus Farm Campground, Elkins, West Virginia

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Very few people here during our stay. The owner is awesome. He came by after we were setup and welcomed us to the campground and brought "local knowledge" paperwork for the local area with him that showed about everything we would need from laundry, to shopping, to restaurants, and entertainment. He also included a Q&A about the facilities in his park which was very handy and complete. The site is gravel and level. There is only one bathroom and if the park is full, this could be crowded. The bathroom and shower were very clean. Not sure if it is heated. We stayed in early October and the weather was just getting cool; the bathroom/shower was quite cool at this time. NOTE: The entry is a one car road for about 200 yards. If you meet another car on this road, one of you will have to back up. The owner says this has never happened. I think it is only a matter of time and I don't see any mitigation plan being built. This is a nice, peaceful campground with a very nice owner. I would stay here again, but only after confirming that it was not full or hosting an event. Not easy to find, but worth the effort. Quiet and peaceful. We camped at Pegasus Farm Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Big Meadows Campground (NPS Campground), Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is adjacent to the Appalachian Trail. There are no hookups. We ran our inverter-generator during generator hours to recharge our batteries; there were numerous other generators running. We had a very long pull-through site H214. Only H215 is closer to the bathroom. The bathroom is marginally clean and old. Only one stall and one urinal in the men's room, so it can be a little busy during the morning rush. Bathroom had electricity for shaving, etc. This is dry camping as noted in the other reviews. The Big Meadows Lodge is nearby and we enjoyed the meadow across the road from the campground. This is one of the few places on Skyline Drive with gasoline AND it was moderately priced. Nice visitor center is well worth a visit. The hiking around here is tremendous. We didn't see much wildlife as mentioned in the other reviews. Never saw a bear during our 2-night stay. Mostly shady sites and lots of them. Some are better than others. We would recommend reservations. Note the other review with arrival comments about speed limit--totally agree with this comment. Verizon cell service was very limited. Rated an 8 because it is not as nice as a commercial campground and slightly older. Bathrooms could have been a little cleaner. We realize this is a Nat'l Park Campground and compared to others of the NPS it is very good, but it does lack electricity found in many other parks. The staff at the registration office was very friendly, courteous, and efficient. We would definitely camp here again. We camped at Big Meadows Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
H214
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

So much hiking to accomplish, you will only spend a few minutes at your site.

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground), Elkton, Virginia

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

"This is a National Park Campground." That means a lot to travelers who use the parks. The price is great for seniors, but the amenities are not at the same level as commercial campgrounds. We had a reservation for one site, but upon viewing it, we determined it was small, unlevel and the picnic table was moldy, broken, and placed away from the campsite. There are many first-come/first-serve spots available, so we went on the hunt. We found one we liked, but just couldn't fit and get level. So, we moved to another less desirable, but level site that we could fit into. It was a long pull-through (E155). We returned to the registration building and told the of our desired change. They were very friendly and amenable to our request. This campground has a variety of sites for many users (tents, large units, and small units). The sites are pretty cramped and it felt like we were sharing our site with the tenters in the next site. Rained during our stay and turned the grassy area to mud. Not really a problem, just a fact. We stayed more on the paved drive through area. Bathroom was small for the number of campers, therefore, at the end of the cleaning period the guests had pretty much trashed it. For the men only one stall and one trough; not enough to service the morning tent camper heavy crowd. Campground needs more bathrooms--general observation for almost all NPS campgrounds. Showers were available at the campstore for $1.75 for about 5 minutes. They were dirty and only 2 of 4 on the men's side worked. Wife was not impressed with her side either. Had to wait for a shower to open. There are not electric or water hookups. This is pretty much boondocking. The hiking from here is awesome. We think that you don't really camp here for the site as you come here for the hiking and beautiful Skyline Drive. We would stay here again because there really isn't another alternative. We camped at Loft Mountain Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E155
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The breakfast buffet at the nearby Loft Mountain Lodge was great. There are many wonderful hikes in this area.

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Sherando Lake Recreation Area, Lyndhurst, Virginia

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful campground. A little bumpy and tedious driving to the site, but paved all the way--watch the speed bumps. Our campground host was always there (unlike another of the reviews), in fact, it appears there may have been two hosts and they split days/workload. We may have had the best site in the campground (C18) right next to the campground host. Large level site with easy access to the bathrooms/showers. Electric only, no water hookups. Nice picnic table on gravel site. Did not use the campfire ring. I would recommend reservations. Nearby access to the Blue Ridge Parkway from here. No Verizon cellphone service. We were only here for two nights while we viewed the Blue Ridge. We would stay here again. We camped at Sherando Lake Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista, Virginia

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

We just showed up and they had a place for us. In fact, the park was not very full as the season is over. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. Really just an open field with water and electric. Pick your spot and they are very spacious. We did not have neighbors on our one night stay. The bathroom/showers are in the pavilion building near the ballpark. They are also used by Appalachian Trail hikers if any are in town--none were here during our stay. If there was a ball game or event, the bathrooms would not be enough to service the campground. However, we had mostly larger units and very few people using the bathrooms/showers. They were a little older, but clean and adequate. Our site was adjacent to the river. It had rained recently, so the grass/dirt combo site was a little muddy, but firm enough that we didn't sink in when walking on it. The town (Buena Vista) had grocery shopping and restaurants available. We would stay here again. We camped at Glen Maury Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
open
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Plenty of shopping and restaurants in nearby Buena Vista. Access to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Blue Ridge Parkway / Otter Creek Campground, Bedford, Virginia

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

We had reservations for site 64. We drove through the campground and realized the site was too small for us to enjoy, so we made other plans and stayed at a commercial campground. The weather was a factor in our decision as it was hot and humid that day and without hookups we would have no ability for air conditioning or showers. There are no water hookups, and the sites looked old and needed some TLC. We did not use the bathrooms, so I have no comments for them. This is a boondocking campground. This is an old campground and the sites are very small. I have a 22-foot travel trailer and tow with an 18-foot SUV, so we like to have a little over 40 feet in our campsite. We would not stay here. We camped at Blue Ridge Parkway / Otter Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A64
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Chantilly Farm, Floyd, Virginia

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

The website has directions for arrivals from various directions. We used them and they were very well done. I would recommend using the directions. The owner was very friendly and escorted us to our campsite, then showed us the particulars of the water and electrical hookups. The sites are pull-through of a nice length for most any RV. The view is amazing. The sites are on a hill overlooking a large grassy area and the road below. The sunrise was fabulous; we weren't here for the sunset. Campers next to us had a nice fire in the fire ring. Sites also include a picnic table. The laundry has only one washer and dryer, but no one was using them during our stay, so they would most likely be available when desired. Our site was level which is important to us as we have to put blocks under the wheels for leveling, therefore, the more level the site, the easier the leveling process. We were here for only one night. I would stay here again. We camped at Chantilly Farm in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B-13
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Use the arrival directions from the website.

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Julian Price Park, Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

This is an old campground and many of the sites are too small for travel trailers. A tent camper might rate this campground higher than the 4 I awarded it. We had a pull-through site--about the largest on F loop--that was nothing more than a wide spot in the road. I was concerned about someone driving down the road and hitting my trailer, so I placed bright orange tape on the road side corners of my trailer which is only 22 feet and rather small by RV standards. The site was "spacious" in that it was not close to another site and plenty of room between sites, but the site size was too small. The bathroom was not clean and old. No dryers, no soap, and no paper towels. They were doing some painting and repairs to the bathrooms, so maybe they will be improved. The showers are new and in the tent camping portion of the campground. Most people would probably drive to the showers. They were nice, clean with individual rooms for each shower. The lack of sufficient showers would mean these would be very busy during the real camping season. There were only about 3-4 tent campers when we were there. The registration staff was very friendly and helpful. We were never in the campground during generator hours, so no comments on generator noise or lack of noise. The sites are shady. We had rain both days of our stay and didn't use the outside picnic table or have a campfire. Also, we did't see mice perhaps due to the rain. Deer were nearby in the morning as we left for daily fun. The Blue Ridge Parkway has so much to offer in the area, that we just used the campground for sleeping. There was no Verizon service here. The roads on F Loop are in abysmal condition. As we said, this is an old park. There are not a lot of alternative camping locations in this area, but we would not stay here again due to the size of the campground sites. We camped at Julian Price Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F37
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

With so much to do in the area, the campground is only for resting between adventures. The nearby town of Blowing Rock had bountiful food and plenty of sight seeing.

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