Within a 60-minute drive from the Rockfish(South).
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ABOUT THE CAMPGROUND:
Tucked away in the small town of Goshen, Virginia, you will find the Historic Cold Sulphur Springs Campground. This beautiful site is situated amongst the mountains of Virginia, and has the amazing views that come with the outstanding location. Our grounds accommodate 10 campsites suited for tent camping, and several others appropriate for RV camping. Our site offers access to Cold Sulphur Springs Lake, where visitors can swim, fish, boat, and more. Our secluded location and wooded environment are perfect for a get-away from the city. In addition to our activities, we offer amenities such as a bathhouse, as well as electric and water hook-ups, and a dump station. Please note that we are also a seasonal campground, so we offer accommodations to both nightly and regular visitors. Some seasonal campers leave their vehicles at the site for the season, so you will see a mix of empty and occupied sites.
NOTES ABOUT BOOKING:
***During hunting season (October-December), target practice and shooting will be held on Sundays from 3-6 PM at the dam. Please avoid the lake and lake area during shooting time. The road is safe to use to access the campground. Practice is limited to monthly and seasonal campers.***
Please plan ahead when joining us! Our location really is quite remote, so bring flashlights or headlamps to ensure you have enough light to set-up camp if staying overnight, especially if you are expecting a late arrival.
Please specify if you would like a fire pit and/or picnic table when booking.
We have both tent camping and RV camping sites. Please specify which kind of site you will need, and whether you are looking for a more secluded site or if you are comfortable being closer to neighbors. If camping with an RV/camper, please specify your electric needs. We will do your best to accommodate you!
Finally, please note that we are a campground under new ownership and we will be making improvements as we go (tree trimming, seeding, plumbing, etc.)! Please excuse any noise or mess. We will do our best to schedule our maintenance away from your campsite, but it may be in the vicinity.
Goshen's location is extremely convenient, with the cities of Lexington and Staunton just a short drive away. Day trips to Lynchburg and Roanoke are also easily done from Goshen. Douthat State Park is nearby as well.
In addition to being a beautiful and serene place to be, Cold Sulphur Springs has a wonderful history that can be re-imagined just by stepping on site. The Historic Cold Sulphur Springs Campground dates back to at least the mid-late 1800s, when it was a large, flourishing resort frequented by travelers from near and far. In its heyday, the resort bustled with more than 250 guests who often spent entire summers there playing croquet and enjoying orchestra concerts at the hotel dance hall. They would arrive at the Goshen train station and be brought to the resort by horse and buggy, greeted with ice cold lemonade. Those who visited Cold Sulphur Springs, doctors especially, attributed miraculous medicinal benefits to the water, recommending it as a cure for a variety of ailments and encouraging patients to visit.
However, the 1900s brought the onset of World War I and the advent of the automobile, allowing Americans to travel freely to a variety of locations without the need to summer for months at one resort. These factors caused the hotel at Cold Sulphur Springs to lose patrons and eventually meet its demise through fire and other means of destruction.
Today, the grounds provide a simpler kind of hospitality. Cold Sulphur Springs is a place for travelers from all walks of life to camp, fish, swim, boat, hike, and more. While little remains of the old hotel, the historic Spring House is still in tact at the campground, as are some remnants of original building foundations.
We invite you to explore the wonder that is the Historic Cold Sulphur Springs Campground and see the beauty that lies within.
Goshen, Rockbridge, Virginia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Monacan and Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Zoe Y.Joined in June 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 8 hours
122 ratings · 95 reviews
November 5, 2023
Cold Sulphur Site #1
Dump station had wrong connection. Was not useable!
November 5, 2023
Cold Sulphur Site #2
price was high for semi primitive camp ground. no water or sewer. not even a dump station.
We booked this campground due to its proximity to the train in Goshen. We camped in a truck camper. The road in was well maintained but very narrow in some spots. We did not actually stay in site 3 as we would not have had enough wood or blocks to level the truck camper. Zoe was very accommodating when our party asked to move. I do not recall the site number but it still took everything we had plus some from a friend and we still were not able to level. Maybe not using p gravel would have helped.
The women’s bathroom was clean, but most of the door locks were broken. There are no hooks or bench in the shower to hang clothes or toiletry bag so be prepared to hang things over the door and balance on a leg to dress. According to my husband not as much care was taken in the men’s room.
The campground was very quiet. There are several permanent type sites further up the hill. No one ever checked in with us. We did see a guy restock firewood and might have bought a bundle however Zoe’s email said $5 but the sign said $10.
When we left and went to dump we found that the dump station was on a serious slope, on the wrong side while leaving and that it had the wrong fitting on it. I did see a guy make a couple trips one of those portable honey wagons from his 5th wheel.
Zoe and company could make this campground better by leveling the sites, reducing the number of sites, making some modifications to the bath area and fixing the dump station.
Mary C.doesn't recommend
October 22, 2023
Cold Sulphur Site #1
The campsites were recently built. The area was clean but sites were not level and they used pea gravel which made for bad footing for leveling blocks. No one from the campground ever approached us to make sure everything was ok. The dump station is in a bad location and was unable to dump due to weird fitting. Bathrooms were clean but dark and several stalls had no locks.
October 22, 2023
Cold Sulphur #11
10/10 Camp Spot
Loved this spot! Zoe and Timmy were excellent hosts. Our car wouldn’t start so I called Zoe and within 30 minutes Timmy arrived to jump my car. The camping area was clean along with the bathrooms. A hot shower was perfect after a long day of hiking and driving. It was quiet and the star views were great, able to catch the meteor shower. Overall 10/10!