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· Monterey, Highland, Virginia
275 acres hosted by Davidson L.
2 RV/tent sites
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Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or water at this Hipcamp.
Located on the Jackson River with views of Alleghany Mountains up and down valley. Great catch and release fly fishing, star gazing, bird and other nature watching. Located 15 minutes South of Monterey VA and 20 North of Hot Springs VA (where historic hot springs and Homestead resort are located). Come visit and enjoy the beauty. Note, no cell phone service on property. Service available mile south of property on 220 and 5 miles north of property on 220.
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Monterey, Highland, 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 Davidson L.Joined in September 2020
7 ratings · 6 reviews
Shakera H.recommends
October 30, 2023
Riverwood Fly Fish+Star Gaze Camp 1
The campsite was great! It was very beautiful being near the river & seeing all the beautiful trees. We went in October. It was mostly grass. Stars were so beautiful. We go in at night so it was a little confusing to get in. The GPS took us to the wrong road however we drove a little further south & found the road that had the riverwood sign. Directions to the spot was a little confusing at night. Be careful not to follow the road into the river 😆 instead we had to the left & go a little further than we would have thought. Knew we were in the right spot because host left a bin with firewood & some water. It ended up raining but Davidson came to check on us & chat. He was very nice. He left a walkie talkie for emergencies as there is not really service. We drove 30 mins south to the warm springs pool & hot springs town with a main st. We also went to Cascade Gorge, which was very beautiful.
Roland W.recommends
October 22, 2023
Riverwood Fly Fish+Star Gaze Camp 1
Davidson’s property right on the Jackson river was beautiful and serene. Tucked into the mountains of highland county, the trout fishing was excellent and Davidson was a great host. Brought us firewood and drinking water and gave out plenty of recommendations. I would love to come here again.
Charles J.recommends
September 18, 2023
Riverwood Fly Fish+Star Gaze Camp 1
Serene spot right on the beautiful Jackson River with magnificent stargazing with plenty of privacy. Add to that hosts that made sure I was set up and then respected my privacy and no cell service at all and you have a recipe for relaxation. I already have it on my return list. Only caveats are limited afternoon shade options, about 15 minutes to limited basic goods and services. And really, no cell service but that can be a plus too.
Melita W.recommends
September 15, 2023
Riverwood Fly Fish+Star Gaze Camp 1
So peaceful so private. One of the best hip camps thus far!!
Johan G.recommends
June 9, 2023
Riverwood Fly Fish+Star Gaze Camp 1
We loved tent camping here - Davidson and his family were extremely welcoming and the surrounding landscape is beautiful!
Paul D.recommends
May 10, 2023
Riverwood Fly Fish+Star Gaze Camp 1
Beautifu property, wonderful hosts
We had a blast. The property is picturesque and the hosts were incredibly helpful and sweet. We fished, dipped in the local hot springs (30 mins away), and kayaked the Jackson. Highly recommend! We intend to come back!
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