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James River Depot

· Glasgow, Rockbridge, Virginia
30 acres hosted by Wendy O.
5 tent sites
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Near Shenandoah National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Rockfish(South).
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Wendy is a Star Host
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An active hay field nestled between the river and the railroad.  A great place to enjoy some R and R.  We love to float the James and there is easy access to the river on our property.  A beautiful field as well as some trees for added shade. Fun to hear the trains and the water as you get amazing views of the night sky.Narrow entrance is marked with a sign, James River Trail. Drive over the tracks and through the hayfield to find your slice of wooded, riverfront camping.  All sites are primitive with one shared portable toilet.   All sites have a picnic table and fire pit with a grate. There are two active railroad lines; one on each side of the river. They do run through the day and night and are obligated to whistle when approaching our crossing.  I have my camp listed as dispersed but all 5 sites are labeled: I treat it first come, first choice.  All sites are on the river! I can't accept or allow RV's or trailers. Zoning restrictions-sorry. Firewood is available at $10 per wagon load.   We are very close to the Jefferson National Forest where you can find great hikes like the Belfast trail fondly called Devil's Marbleyard. We are also just a few miles from the Natural Bridge State Park.
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Glasgow, 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 Wendy O.Joined in August 2018
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
500 ratings · 392 reviews
Paul W.recommends
November 24, 2023
James River Depot
Very nice, private sites by a river. Cleanest ports potty I have ever seen
Steve B.recommends
November 16, 2023
James River Depot
Great spot right on the river with easy access to the water! Stayed on Site 4 and were able to get our rigs totally level, without any need for blocks, Maxtrax, etc. Would stay again!
Joseph D.recommends
November 16, 2023
James River Depot
Best campsite in Virginia, caring host and very private. View is a million dollar view from all 5 sites. Drive right up to site and low cost wood available! Clean restrooms and always stocked . Been here multiple times and will cherish memories made at this oasis in the blue ridge mountains!
Kelsey B.recommends
November 14, 2023
James River Depot
This was a great spot. The river side camp spot was beautiful. The meadow for stargazing was amazing!! Firewood was kept under a tarp so it was dry. All in all a great experience and would definitely go here again.
Alfie G.recommends
November 13, 2023
James River Depot
Words cannot explain the picturesqueness of this place, so check the picture. I could have stayed for ever.
Josh C.recommends
November 13, 2023
James River Depot
Beautiful property with river front sites, good for tent or vehicle based camping. Sites have some separation between them and where very clean. Great access to the area with plenty of things to do given a short drive.
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