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Private Paradise on Rivers Bend

· Brightwood, Madison, Virginia
55 acres hosted by Graham D.
4 RV/tent sites
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Best in Virginia: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Nomadic camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Welcome to Private Paradise on Rivers Bend! Campsite has a firepit, picnic table, river frontage with beach, and fishing hole. Campers can enjoy hiking and the many breweries and wine vineyards in the Shenandoah. Great access point for kayaking. Firewood available (reasonable rates) close to: -Scenic Skyline DriveThorton Gap entrance (33 miles)Swift Run Gap entrance (29 miles) -Shenandoah National Park (50 miles) -Many great VineyardsPrince Michele (3 miles away)Early Mountain (10 miles away)DuCard (16 miles)Barboursville (24 miles)Horton’s ( 25 miles) Old Rag Mountain which was voted #10 in the Top 25 hikes in the world,(20 miles) Historic homes of Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson (Monticello - 41 miles) or James Madison (Montpelier- 21 miles)
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755 ratings · 376 reviews
Brandon H.recommends
July 18, 2024
Site #4
Amazing Location!
Everything about this place is the best! Couldn’t have asked for anything better!
Destiny B.recommends
July 7, 2024
Site 1 - Private Paradise on Rivers Bend
Our Happy Place!
The was our second time at Grahams property. We stayed at site 1 and it was great! This site is pretty large (could fit 3 tents). The river access was perfect at this site. The site is very private so we felt secluded which was really nice. We are already planning our fall trip!
Joshua M.recommends
July 6, 2024
Site 2 - Private Paradise on Rivers Bend
Site #2
My family and I had a wonderful time at site 2. We have a 3yr and 6yr old and they had so much fun playing in the river and watching fire flies. The rain wasnt the best, but its camping. It was tricky to get down the bank with them, but the 6yr did it fairly easy. The location and exclusivity of the site made it even better. We will definitely be back to try another site. Graham was very responsive and easy to communicate with. A great host.
Georgiana P.recommends
July 5, 2024
Site 3 - Private Paradise on Rivers Bend
We loved the camping site located next to the river and beautiful views of nature all around. Perfect getaway for our family and we will be for sure ! Loved all the recommendations from the host and all the nearby attractions.
Felicia W.recommends
July 4, 2024
Site 3 - Private Paradise on Rivers Bend
Perfect weekend getaway! Graham let us switch to a bigger site after a group left early. Great river access, very private and peaceful. Will definitely be back!
Jim S.recommends
July 1, 2024
Site #4
Wonderful Summer 24 Trip
Great spot, extremely well maintained. I would say this is the best spot for water access. Plenty of room for camping. There are a few spots deep enough to sit and cool off. Though it would be great for kids, as the current isn’t too strong. The location is ideal, you are 15 minutes from a Food Lion and surrounded by vineyards and breweries. While you may see flashes of other campers you will feel very isolated, site 4 also has good shade save for midday and the cowboy grill is a wonderful feature, really reduces the work and what you’ll need to bring to feel comfortable. Finally, Graham stopped by to see us, extremely friendly, and then was gone. You will certainly feel like you are all alone. Would highly recommend for friends, family or anyone who loves camping by a river.
Brightwood, Madison, Virginia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Monacan and Manahoac First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Graham D.

Joined in December 2020
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