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Wild Toad Lake

· Claudville, Patrick, Virginia
80 acres hosted by Patricia H.
1 RV/tent site
All to yourself
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This property is located on the border of VA and NC, 6 miles from Kibler Valley on the Dan River with recreational releases for Class 2 white water kayaking in the summer. We are close to Class 1 kayak and canoe river runs as well in Danbury NC along with hiking in the Blue Ridge mountains, Hanging Rock State Park and Pilot Mountain State Park. We are close to the legendary Mayberry NC , also known as Mt Airy NC and many wineries and breweries in NC and VA. We will send an email with general information and links after you book. For now we are only taking one booking at a time so you can choose your spot and have the whole place to yourself and your group up to 16 adults. There are multiple tent sites as well as room for one or 2 small campers. You can set up your tent under the pavilion or on the band pavilion or string hammocks under the pavilion or from the trees. Well behaved dogs welcome, NO GUNS, NO FIREWORKS.Kid 12 and under are free. We purchased his property in 1981 when it was 70 acres and have been able to add to it until we are the proud owners of the 100 acre wood.  In 39 years it has grown more beautiful and now we want to share it with others who will appreciate a peaceful getaway. We have recently had necessary logging done, mostly by the road which will be startling for those who have been here before but the sheltered beauty at the lake remains. At this time we are limiting bookings to one group at a time and have increased the size of the group to 16. When the Birdhouse on the ridge starts renting you will be sharing the lake and the trails. You are welcome to camp anywhere around the lake or party deck. The 16' X 20' tent platform at the dam end of the lake is now surrounded by more level land for super large or multiple tents. You can drive to this site. There is a 14' X 9' tent platform at the upper edge of the lake. We will let you know if it is dry enough to drive too or if you will have to stay on the gravel and walk a short ways. Currently, the firewood you purchase when booking will be a milk crate full for $6.00 . More will be available on site if you need it cash or Venmo.   One beautiful campsite on the creek is about a 5 minute hike in and we recommend trekking poles as there is a narrow stretch that can be slippery.  The tent site is 12' X 7' . This site has a stone fire ring and we will walk in the firewood you have purchased. Our spring fed lake is about 2.5 acres and is wonderful for a dip on hot days. We have bass, crappie, catfish and grass carp for catch and release.  We have a paddle boat and numerous kayaks available for the summer season.  There are no bright lights to hamper the night sky stargazing and the stars above the lake can be glorious.  We have numerous trails on the property that we are in the process of mapping and marking.  The spacious outhouse was built in the spring of 2020 , has solar lighting as well as motion detector light inside. There is a 3 season handwashing station. In winter, please bring hand sanitizer.  We have a filter on the warm weather sink for delicious drinking water.  The kitchen consists of a refrigerator, 2 burner stove, BBQ grill, seasonal cold water sink with water filter and a beautiful granite counter.  We have some plates, paper towels and utensils. You will need to heat the water for dishwashing at this time. (We have some pans for that.)  There are multiple picnic tables and chairs. We want to remind campers that there are bears and raccoons here though we have not had any problems. Please keep food and trash secured. This a beautiful, wild, peaceful place with limited cell phone service. We live on the property are are available to answer questions and for any emergency. Because it is wild, please keep your eyes open for snakes and protect yourself from ticks, mosquitoes and poison ivy.  We are 6 miles from Kibler Valley on the Dan River with recreational releases for Class 2 white water kayaking in the summer. We are close to Class 1 kayak and canoe river runs as well in Danbury NC along with hiking in the Blue Ridge mountains and Hanging Rock State Park.  We are not far from the Rock Castle Gorge trail and Buffalo Mountain trail. We are close to the legendary Mayberry NC , also known as Mt Airy NC and many wineries and breweries in NC and VA. The world famous Primland Resort is 15 miles away.
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64 ratings · 60 reviews
Annette K.recommends
May 13, 2024
Wild Toad Lake
We had an awesome stay on Patricia’s land. The amenities, lake, and trails kept us busy all weekend long. Patricia was quick to respond, if we had questions, and very accessible once we got to the site. We hope to return again.
Kali P.recommends
April 29, 2024
Wild Toad Lake
One of my favorite places to stay on hipcamp. Beautiful spot, fun activities, and super nice host.
Jaclyn C.recommends
April 15, 2024
Wild Toad Lake
Beautiful and Peaceful Retreat
What an absolute slice of heaven. The pictures really don’t do this place justice. Beautiful and clean pond, wonderful hiking trails around the property, and excellent amenities that I didn’t expect! The place is beautiful, quiet, very private and the host is extremely sweet! It was just what I was looking for in a quiet weekend retreat! Multiple options for places to pitch a tent, firewood readily available, and a great outdoor kitchen with a fridge! I went alone with my dog and it felt incredibly safe and beyond relaxing for me and my pup had the time of his life! Go relax and be serenaded to sleep every night by the frogs and woken in the morning to the beautiful melodies of the birds!
Courtney H.recommends
April 1, 2024
Wild Toad Lake
My new favorite spot!
Camping at Wild Toad Lake was absolutely magical and a great way to start off Spring for my group and I. We were so impressed with the immaculate pond, it is clearly so well taken care of along with the rest of the property. We enjoyed kayaking, fishing, and bird watching over the water. The kitchen area was another huge high light for us. We enjoyed preparing meals and gathering there. I could not recommend this spot enough and I cannot wait to come back soon!
Nathan E.recommends
November 12, 2023
Wild Toad Lake
Amazing place to stay! Patricia’s place legitimately one of the best camping experiences I’ve had in ages! The thought and love that she and her husband have put into this magical piece of land really shines through. Incredible value for your money! Cannot wait to come back!!!
Sarah D.recommends
November 12, 2023
Wild Toad Lake
This was a last minute booking for us and we couldn’t have had better luck. This camp spot was amazing, quiet, private, well kept, and has lots of amenities. The host was very welcoming and helpful!
Claudville, Patrick, Virginia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cheraw, Mánu: Yį Įsuwą (Catawba), Occaneechi, and Yesan (Tutelo) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Patricia H.Joined in March 2016
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