Primitive campsites are located within one and a half mile of the Channels State Park entrance. One can hike, bike or drive to the Channels if that's your destination. Beautiful views, forested hiking trails on old logging roads are plentiful on 125 wooded acres. Wildlife abounds in this remote setting. Other interesting features are nearby salt mines with Civil War hist
Primitive campsites are located within one and a half mile of the Channels State Park entrance. One can hike, bike or drive to the Channels if that's your destination. Beautiful views, forested hiking trails on old logging roads are plentiful on 125 wooded acres. Wildlife abounds in this remote setting. Other interesting features are nearby salt mines with Civil War history and a nearby farmstead store. Goshen Homestead Farm.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Channels Park Edge Campsites in Virginia.
Places to see near David R.’s Land
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Wow! What a beautiful camp! Very clean property with beautiful views. The toilet was nice and clean, and the proximity to The Channels is unbeatable! THANK YOU, David, for sharing this!
You are amazing :).
Dave sight has the best views and I would recommend site 1 or 2. He is very generous and leaves you fire wood. The pits have a grill on top to cook. The site is very close to the channels about a mile - and a very easy drive.
They also have a farm store that sells eggs and produce. What a fantastic experience. Thanks to Dave for lending us his land.
Ridge top camping. There were three sites each with a picnic table and fire ring along a cleared portion of the ridge about 100 feet wide. Porta-john on site. Very quite. No worry about being bothered by the neighbors. The area cleared was big enough to set up any tent. I would bring a tarp for under your tent as most of the area the grass is still developing. The driveway is new gravel and a little steep. My civic made it fine but not sure my truck (2wd) and trailer would have. I do not recommend this site for RVs or camper trailers, not sure there is a good place to turn around.
The site is marked very well with Hipcamp signs. This is Not the steel white gate keep going you are almost there. The owner was very helpful guiding me to the proper site.
Great close spot to the channels
David's campsite was great and right near the channels! As you may know, the channels only has 10 parking spots which means you need to get there bright and early in order to snag one, which was no problem when it was just a mile down the road. David's land had 5 campsites, most with picnic tables and all with a small pad to put your tent on. It's rather steep getting up there/to spots 4 and 5 so having all/4 wheel drive would be helpful. When we arrived, the grass was a bit overgrown but David showed up a few minutes later ready to mow it down to make it cleaner for us, and it was perfect after that!
A very interesting campsite! The site was certainly primitive which was fine with me although my site, #5, was the the one furthest up the hill and it was shrouded in the trees - no views. The sites further down the hill, though, seemed to have some views through clearings in the trees to nice hills in the distance.
The approach to the sites was up a very steep gravel road, then round a tight hairpin bend continuing up a very steep and narrow rough dirt road. It didn't bother me much in my 4Runner but I wondered if a timid driver - or someone in a more dainty vehicle - might have been somewhat alarmed about the drive up. Turning around at the top of the road and reversing into my campsite needed a lot of care as the road was still pitched pretty steeply and I was at a serious angle as I had to make my multi-point turn in. Again, it might have made more conservative drivers a bit worried about the steepness involved. Just something to consider.
The quiet at the top of the hill was absolute, and it was totally private. No wildlife, alas. For those wishing to 'get away from it all' this would have been a perfect spot. I noted that the other sites further down the hill had new(?) picnic tables; mine, alas, did not. I did walk up to the top of the hill hoping to be able to walk across and down to the state park entrance mentioned in the description but it seemed a bit overgrown and I saw no clear trail. There was another forest road(?) that I passed on my way up but, once again, it didn't seem much traveled. I didn't quite feel that the 'Beautiful views, forested hiking trails on old logging roads are plentiful on 125 wooded acres" I read in the description quite captured what I found on the ground. Certainly some kind of map at the campsites showing all these logging roads and hiking trails would have been helpful!
All in all, to be honest, I thought the site was rather overpriced for what was actually there but since it's a new listing, I expect the owner is still finding his feet on the property.