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High Lonesome Alleghany

· Callaghan, Alleghany, Virginia
960 acres hosted by Chris R.
3 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
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100% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
A rarity on the East Coast, these high and lonesome 960 acres will leave you stunned, awestruck, refreshed, invigorated. Steep mountains and deep hollows of mixed forestland surrounded on three sides by National Forest. Explore for hours, almost certainly without seeing a soul. Beautiful Lake Moomaw awaits just over the mountain. See the Milky Way bisect the dark night sky, while a haunting serenade of barred owls, whippoorwills, katydids, and other nocturnal wildlife invites you to wonder. Multiple available campsites offer different levels of access and privacy. All sites require a medium-clearance vehicle, preferably 4x4, or possibly landowner transport via side-by-side. We have a few spots for car camping, and hundreds of acres of hike-to dispersed camping (plus the thousands of acres of adjacent National Forest camping). High Lonesome is a vast, rustic place, with few amenities other than solitude and beauty. Spotty cell reception. No electricity. No running water, save a few clean and gurgling natural springs. No toilets. No sirens, no traffic, no artificial lights, no neighbors.
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Callaghan, Alleghany, Virginia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of 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 Chris R.Joined in March 2023
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 4 hours
7 ratings · 6 reviews
Alyssa D.recommends
October 11, 2023
#1 - Base Camp 4x2
There was firewood provided and it was nice flat camping area
Mary B.recommends
September 30, 2023
#3 - Mid Camp
Amazing Adventure!
Amazing, remote, private location with Brilliant Stars ✨ This adventure takes you off road to the top of a mountain. Fire pit was available, both AT&T and Verizon signal worked. Host was very responsive and accommodating! Will 100% return to the Forest in the future!
Veset L.recommends
September 3, 2023
#3 - Mid Camp
Solitude in the wild
Had a very good time in this spot. Chris is a responsive and attentive host. I was able to locate the site based on his instructions. It was very peaceful. Had the scenery and solitude I was looking for. I would definitely recommend this spot!!!
Remy B.recommends
September 1, 2023
#1 - Base Camp 4x2
Good access to surrounding forests and parks, nice and quiet. Good stars at night. The provided fire ring and chairs were a good touch. The property itself wasn’t very scenic but it was nice to walk through the woods and there was a lot to explore. Chris was very helpful and responsive.
Nandita R.recommends
August 21, 2023
#1 - Base Camp 4x2
A hidden gem in dark sky territory
This site is truly extraordinary and surpassed all my expectations. Despite having a limited number of reviews, it's clear that the focus here is on quality over quantity. I visited on the weekend of August 13th to capture the Perseids meteor shower and was not disappointed. The proactive communication from the owner, complete with helpful maps and suggestions, was commendable. We met the owner at base camp, who led us to a perfect campsite setup, complete with a fire pit and firewood. The location offers breathtaking views in a dark sky zone where I was able to see the Milky Way's core with the naked eye. The following day's hikes and the unforgettable meteor shower display were the highlights. The sight of the shooting stars with bright tails was mesmerizing. Totally worth making the hike to dark sky territory. The owner's unparalleled hospitality ensured our comfort and safety throughout our stay. Generous gestures like additional firewood and recommendations for scenic routes elevated our experience. In addition, site is close to many local attractions, including the beautiful Moomaw Lake. This place is a hidden treasure and I'm eagerly looking forward to my next visit with friends. Highly recommended!
Emma J.recommends
July 9, 2023
#1 - Base Camp 4x2
We had the pleasure of being Chris’s first campers. It was well worth the 3 1/2 hour drive from eastern Virginia. It is very secluded and couldn’t be any more quiet. The view of the stars was amazing at night. Highly recommend making the 30 minute drive to Lake Moomaw, you won’t regret it. Bluest lake we have seen with beautiful mountains surrounding. Chris was very helpful in directing us to our campsite and even gave us access to some fire wood. Would recommend this place
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