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High Lonesome Alleghany

· Callaghan, Alleghany, Virginia
960 acres hosted by Chris R.
1 lodging site · 3 RV/tent sites
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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. *April 2024* We've recently had a fire that burned a relatively small portion of the property. Campsites are all accessible, safe, and undamaged, but campers will drive past several acres of charred understory (and will hopefully find it fascinating).
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10 ratings · 9 reviews
Marshall W.recommends
May 27, 2024
#3 - Mid Camp
Up in the mountains. Secluded. Road doable for my Honda AWD. Great camping experience. Super dark at night, stars bold at this location. Will return for high camp!!
Veset L.recommends
May 11, 2024
#4 - High Camp
Awesome Adventure
High Camp was exactly what I wanted - very remote, primitive, private, and wild. Chris does a phenomenal job at keeping his property in its natural state. It was just an incredible adventure. Plenty of hiking trails for backpacking and exercise!
Laura H.recommends
March 31, 2024
#3 - Mid Camp
Great spot!
I spent a very relaxing weekend at this wonderful spot with my dog. The host, Chris, is very helpful with directions to the spot, suggestions for exploring, and obviously loves his property. There are plenty of trails with amazing views to explore. The site is spacious and includes a fire pit (we had a wind advisory all weekend, so we couldn’t use, but safety first.) We had stunning views of the sunset both nights and there is little to no light pollution so the night skies offered stellar views. We will definitely come back because there’s so much to explore. Bonus points for the host’s very cute and friendly dog!
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!!!
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 2 hours
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