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Grayson Highlands State Park

Mouth Of Wilson, Virginia


829 Grayson Highland Ln
Mouth Of Wilson, Virginia 24363
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Sites: 73
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.61098
Longitude: -81.48525

Elevation: 3854' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access no

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17 Reviews

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Great campground, hiking on great trails Hwy 58 getting there was Long N Curvy, took an hour to get there from Damascus and nothing in between, make sure you take everything you need. The park had great mountain views and well maintenance, was really surprised I got TV reception Camp Host comes around in golf cart and sells Ice and Fire Wood. We camped at Grayson Highlands State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

It is in the middle of No Where, so take what you need, nothing close by The park is Big and has lots of hiking trails, NO places close by to eat Roads are SLOW travel due to curves, takes an hour to get to any town. If you have time, DO the VA Creeper Bike Trail 17 Miles all downhill

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Please note I am rating the campground NOT the park (which is wonderful). For 70 camp sites there is only 2 bath houses with 6 showers total (2 for men, 2 for women and 2 unisex). I'm not sure that's enough for a busy summer weekend when the campground is full in addition to groups in the lodge. The lower bath house is in great need of a remodel. Of the two, the one by the camp host and dump station is the nicest (4 or the 6 showers are there). The dump station was paved and by the bathhouse which made it nice. The sites are gravel. The inner ring sites are level the outer ring you'll need some leveling from front to back and to the right side. The outer ring sites have a 2-4" drop off from the road. I can see if you are towing a vehicle behind your RV it might drag as you pull out because you are pulling out of the site at an up hill angle. Limited Verizon service at the site but a good signal at the Visitor's Center (which was very nice). Plenty of OTA channels. No WiFi not even at the VC. The camp store is only open Fri-Sun so I didn't get to check it out. The host has wood and ice. Unlike other VA State Parks I've stayed in the Site Specific sites weren't always the best in my opinion. I rate a site by privacy, level and shade. Sites 60, 62, 64, 66, 68 and 70 have no privacy and 68 and 70 no shade. The non-site specific sites across the road had more privacy and shade. All the sites were clean. The camp hosts were very friendly and helpful. No playground for the kids, just a swing set. Electric and water worked fine. Hwy 58 has a stretch of very sharp switch backs just before the park. I'm not sure how a class A or a travel trailer can make it around the curves without crossing the yellow line (the ones I saw couldn't). While I loved the park itself, due to the lack of amenities and the condition of the bath houses I don't fell like this a a $40 a night park. We camped at Grayson Highlands State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Do the Twin Pinnacles hike for some stunning views.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Overall well maintained. Bathrooms were some of the cleanest I have seen in awhile but only one shower. A lot of tent campers. Due to windy and narrow mountain roads to get to campsite do not think large trailers would be a good idea. Tent camping sites had nice even pad, but RV sites were not always level. No views from any of the sites (trees obscure view) except for a sliver of a view from site 29. If you have young kids may want to pick a site near the open field at the campground entrance - lots of space for them to run around and has a swing set. Park staff friendly and helpful. Small camp store mostly had souvenirs (not food). Firewood available for purchase. Very nice fire rings with built in adjustable cooking grills. We camped at Grayson Highlands State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Rent a bike and ride downhill for 17 miles on the Creeper Trail, a converted rail trail. Shuttle will drop you off at the top. Beautiful scenery. Pet friendly. www.creepertrailbikerental-shuttle.com Also recommend hiking up towards Mt. Rodgers to see the wild ponies! Be prepared for a lot of wind and weather changes - you are at the top of a mountain at 5,000 feet!

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

I arrived there right after it reopened after hurricane Irma caused it to be evacuated and it was a hot mess. I have never seen that many leaves on the ground in my life. But I enjoyed the cool after leaving a 92 degree Georgia. The day I arrived I was the only one there. The host came in the next day. Staff there were outstanding and made me feel like family. The big attraction here is experiencing the wild ponies. I saw several. I did some hiking and the heavy rain made some challenges. Highest point in VA is right there -Mount Rogers. Now, it is about an hour driving through twisty mountain roads from I-81. I came in from Marion on 16, then 58 to the park (Hickory Ridge Campground, BTW). The weather cleared by the day I left and let me see the truly amazing and beautiful area. I will go back there and spend at least a week. Oh, I camped in a 24' travel trailer. I was able to drive in, but larger trailers would be challenging, but possible. The host was in a 43' 5th wheel for example. We camped at Grayson Highlands State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
69
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take the hike and see the ponies. Also hike up to the highest point in the park.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

My husband and I are new camper owners, so this was our first real experience in our little travel trailer. We loved this park and wished we'd had more time to spend here. Our site was clean and well-maintained and we loved that it was pull-through. The sites were fairly close but we didn't feel like we were on top of each other. There had been some rain prior to our arrival, so there were some mosquitoes under the trees. We only had water and electric hookups so we used the bath house for showers. It was very clean and the employees we met there were very friendly. There was a nice big meadow nearby with lots of room for kids to run around and play. The first night, the rangers had a community campfire with s'mores and came around to personally invite everyone to join in. It was a beautiful park and a wonderful experience. We camped at Grayson Highlands State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
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
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We came here for the Virginia Creeper trail, which we love. We also hiked the Rhododendron Trail in the park and saw four wild ponies!

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Our very favorite park. Nicely maintained. Clean restrooms and showers. Mostly shady sites. Hiking is great. Wild horses to enjoy. Beautiful location. We camped at Grayson Highlands State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Hike, Virginia Creeper Trail, biking.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful wooded shady campground with many open non-reserved sites the whole three days we were there. If you reserve a specific site in advance be careful which site you choose - most are not level or big rig friendly. Could also be a challenge driving up the winding mountainous road - check in advance. Sites have electric & water - TV reception spotty. Bring all your supplies - nothing nearby. The park itself, the hiking trails, the Appalachian Trail and of course the wild ponies are more than enough reason to make the trip up the mountain - heaven on earth! We camped at Grayson Highlands State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site Specific
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Go to the Visitor Center, hike all the trails, take pictures of the wild ponies, immerse yourself in some of Virginia's finest countryside.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Called to arrive during the week in mid July, no same day reservations, told to drive the winding mountain road on up to be greeted with a drive up reservation fee, tourist tax, pet fee, price jumped from $24 to $38.50 for water and 30 amp electric site. Choice of 3 remaining sites. Tried all 3, very unlevel even for 31' motorhome. Ended up with front wheels off the ground to level. None on the sites are big rig friendly. Small sites very close together, no privacy or quiet. No TV, satellite, due to heavy tree cover, or AT&T cell phone. Many low trees hanging over roadways rub the RV from top and sides. Dirty restrooms and showers. This place was full of family campers. Many vehicles jammed into small sites. Not a nice restful escape we were seeking. Will not return. We camped at Grayson Highlands State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Second time staying here in the last two years. No complaints. Very clean bathrooms. The trails in this park are wonderful. 78 degrees in July, fresh blueberries to be picked, great wildlife and views! We camped at Grayson Highlands State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This review is about the campground itself, not the park. We were disappointed in this Va. state park. The sites with electric/water were for the most part small. Most were on the outside of the loops with the back of your camper on the road. The sites don't look like they have had fresh gravel put down in years so when it is dry, it is very dusty and dirty. If the camp host drove by once, they drove by 500 times a day on the loud gas powered gators. Very annoying when you are so close to the road. Also, when we arrived we found that it was acceptable to save the best sites for your friends with lawn chairs, who knew? We enjoyed hikes inside the park but we can now say we've been there and done that. Virginia has too many parks with much better sites to be squeezed in like that again. We camped at Grayson Highlands State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We camped at Grayson Highlands in a 33 footer. Arriving late in the day we were left with a pretty narrow site, however there are many nice sites to choose from and almost all are shaded. The camp store was well stocked with gift items and snacks, not much on staples. Being at the highest elevation in VA, the ten degree cooler temperatures made a nice change from the East Coast heat wave. Bring jackets even if you think you will not need them. We did not miss a swimming option, we biked the Va Creeper trail two days. Lots of hiking trails, at all different levels to view vistas, waterfalls and the wild ponies. We will return, park is located in a beautiful section of SW Virginia. We camped at Grayson Highlands State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful campground. The bath houses could be a little larger (1 shower stall) but other than that, no complaints. There were wonderful trails in the park. We used this as a basecamp for riding the nearby Creeper trail. We will be back. We camped at Grayson Highlands State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful mountain-top state park. Long winding road to get there with fantastic scenery. No shopping or restaurants nearby. If you want serenity, cool temperatures, and lots of trees, this is the spot! We enjoy relaxing so this was the right place for us. Hiking and wildlife watching is about all there is to do. They are having water problems and cold showers soon became all that was available. We used our travel trailer for showers. We camped at Grayson Highlands State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Grayson Highlands has beautiful scenery, friendly and helpful staff, and a very clean campground. The showers and bathrooms were extremely clean and always stocked with soap and paper. If you are into hiking, this is a great destination. The AT runs right through the park, as do many other connecting trails. The wild ponies are a treat too! Sites vary from small to large, some shady, some not. Some are a little more private than others. This is one of the few places I've been that is on my list of "come back for another visit". We camped at Grayson Highlands State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful campground with unbelievable views. Some sites were tricky and hard to get our camper into. The road in 58 is a bit curvy and winding but with time and patience it was well worth the trip. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We camped at Grayson Highlands State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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