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George Washington National Forest

George Washington National Forest, Virginia

Whether you’re hiking the Appalachian Trail, or just love chatting up folks who are, Washington National Forest provides primo access to the famous path. Over 10 million people are within a two Read more...

Whether you’re hiking the Appalachian Trail, or just love chatting up folks who are, Washington National Forest provides primo access to the famous path. Over 10 million people are within a two hour drive of this park, so you’ll meet campers of all stripes walking the woods’ thousands of trails (literally, thousands).

On a muggy summer day, you only need to hike two miles in from the parking area to reach the roaring Cascade Falls to chill out in its refreshing pool (alternatively, you can swim at Sherando Lake, known as the jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains). Black bears abound in this region, so if you’re bringing in snacks, be sure you’re prepared to string them up in a tree. And even if you’re just a casual jogger, you’ll want to bring running gear—this forest hosts several ultramarathons a year, and you might find yourself motivated to lace up the old trainers.

Bolar Mountain Recreation Area
Kim
Kim: Gps struggles
Public campground
Todd Lake Recreation Area
Kenny & Laura
Kenny & Laura: Very nice private campsites with a nice quiet atmosphere. Felt like we were by ourselves even though ...
Public campground
Sherando Lake Recreation Area
Dan
Dan: Campsites have lots of space between sites if you like privacy. All campsites have a bear proof box so...
Public campground
Shaws Fork Equestrian Campground
A beguiling, well-situated campground, Shaw Forks Equestrian Campground is just that accessible...
Public campground
Hidden Valley Recreation Area
If Hidden Valley Recreation Area had a visitor’s book, it would date back to the Civil War. Layers...
Public campground
Blowing Springs Campground
Gennette
Gennette : A peaceful river borders one side of the campground and it's perfect for swimming and fishing. Our gro...
Public campground
North River Campground
Zach
Zach: I love this little primitive camp ground. It is small so it fills up quick but somehow even when full...
Public campground
McClintic Point Campgrounds
Besides being cuddled up to the shores of Lake Moomaw, the best-named lake east of the Mississippi,...
Public campground
Greenwood Point Campground
Signs may lead you there, but you’ll have to carve your own path to Greenwood Point Campground. No...
Public campground
Morris Hill Campgrounds
The biggest of kudos to any parents who take their kids camping, but it’s not sin when the experience...
Public campground
Hone Quarry Campground
Hone Quarry Campground is the place for the serious adventuring. We’re talking about the kind of stuff...
Public campground
Brandywine Recreation Area
One you go Brandywine, you never go back (or something like that). Camping by the lovely 10-acre...
Public campground
Camp Run Campground
Walk—no, run—to Camp Run campground for some quality camping. This teeny campground (it has only nine...
Public campground
Wolf Gap Recreation Area
Ellen
Ellen: Huge fan of this spot. No potable water, but nice sites and a reliable bathroom. Worth noting that the...
Public campground
Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area
Kenny & Laura
Kenny & Laura: Have camped here several times--both in the campground, and backpacking in to the back country. Lots ...
Public campground
Camp Roosevelt Recreation Area
Herb
Herb: Rough camping, no amenities
Public campground
Hawk Recreation Area
Nestled deep in the Alleghany Mountains, amongst high trees and quintessential wildlife, Hawk...
Public campground
Old Virginia Group Horse Camp
Dotted with hoove-stamps from previous equine fine visitors, Old Virginia Horse Campground is an ideal...
Public campground
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The Barn at Galleywinter
Erin
Erin: Oh wow. Galleywinter! The Barn at Galleywinter is one of the coolest places we've stayed at. It...
Request book$100/night
Briarpatch
MM
Mm: The Briarpatch sleeps 6 and has 1 and 1/2 bathrooms and full kitchen. Watoga Park is nearby, with lake...
Direct book$151/night
Loafer's Glory Rustic Cabin
Adventures With
Adventures With : Loafers Glory is a swell destination on beautiful acres in WV. The hosts Jeff and Teresa are sweet and...
Request book$56/night
Shenandoah Mountain Farm
Cole
Cole: Tripp and Becky have such an amazing plot of farm land right next to House mountain in Lexington, VA. ...
Direct book$60/night
Douthat State Park Campground
When you crash at Douthat State Park, it doesn’t get much better than pitching your tent right by the...
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Little Bear Bunkhouse
Brenda
Brenda: Come enjoy this vacation rental in Bowden, West Virginia. Nestled near the Monongahela National Forest...
Request book$162/night
The Elk
Brenda
Brenda: The Elk is not your ordinary cabin rental. It's conveniently located in River Retreat...
Request book$224/night
Loft Mountain Campground
Alicia
Alicia: Right on the AT, so when we were hiking from rockfish gap up to big meadows, this was a welcome rest. ...
Public campground
Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing Cabin
Sean
Sean: This is a nice cabin that has a kitchenette, a master bedroom with double bed, a propane fireplace,...
Request book$150/night
Dry Branch
Dirk
Dirk: We have 5 acres of mixed fields & woods, just starting to develop it for a farm & campground. ...
Direct book$25/night
Big Meadows Campground
Alicia
Alicia: I've camped at Big Meadows twice. The group of women I backpack with and I did the AT from Front Royal...
Public campground
The Pacific Yurt
Brenda
Brenda: BOOK THIS RUSTIC YURT FOR A CAMPING EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHERThe Pacific Yurt is situated on 7 acres...
Direct book$140/night
The Grizzly
Brenda
Brenda: BOOK THIS BEAUTIFUL RENOVATED CABIN ON SHAVER’S FORK RIVER.  Newly remodeled cabin rental located...
Direct book$250/night
The Nut House

The Nut House

100% Recommend – 4 Responses
Scottie
Scottie: Susan and James' land is tucked away at the end of a gravel road near the Gauley River National Scenic...
Request book$53/night
Longview Glamping/Yurt Rental
Sandy
Sandy : Come get away at Longview! Our goal is for families to unplug and reconnect! Located in beautiful...
Direct book$90/night
The Moose
Brenda
Brenda: EXPERIENCE THIS LUXURY CABIN LOCATED IN BOWDEN, WEST VIRGINIA. Close to Elkins, Canaan Valley and...
Direct book$184/night
Seneca Shadows Campground
Nguyen
Nguyen: There's a nice path from the #70's tent sites straight down to the general store which are convenient,...
Public campground
Spruce Knob Lake Campground
Melissa
Melissa: Spruce Knob Lake Campground is an absolute hidden gem. If you're looking for remote and beautiful cam...
Public campground
Hawk Nest Mushroom Farm
Cole
Cole: Orv was an amazing host who opened up his home for my fiancée and I! He took us sight seeing around th...
Direct book$25/night
Camping at Galleywinter
Gail
Gail: Camp on a 20 acre working horse farm and reconnect with nature. Located at the base of the Blue Ridge...
Request book$50/night