The best camping near New River Trail State Park

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Travel across Virginia without ever leaving this long, narrow state park! Amazing biking trails.  

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Rivers Edge Trail Camp

7 sites · RVs5 acres · Allisonia, VA
LIKE us on FACEBOOK at https://www.facebook.com/riversedgetrailcamp Standing on the New River Trail looking up where the campsites are located will give you the feeling that you truly are sleeping on the edge at Rivers Edge campground. Unique limestone formations can be found on the property. Large birds and even an eagle or two seem to prefer this area for hunting. Watch from a distance as farmers cut hay throughout the summer. This private cliff top setting has 6 newly created camp sites on 5 Acres. Enjoy less crowds and more nature! The long range views or the river and farmlands will take your breath away. At the bottom of the drive you have access to the New River and the New River Trail so bring your bike, or kayak for more fun. Bike the trail, bird watch, or star gaze; the choices are endless. Don't be surprised to see bear, turkey, eagles, deer, or a coyote. PLEASE give us a rating on YELP also if you enjoyed your stay! The direct link to our place on Yelp is https://www.yelp.com/biz/rivers-edge-trail-camp-barren-springs?osq=Camping Please LIKE us on FACEBOOK at https://www.facebook.com/riversedgetrailcamp This is a great spot for people looking for peace and quiet. 26 Minutes upriver of Claytor Lake State Park. There is a zoo in nearby Ft. Chiswell. Each site has full hook ups. No tent sites at the present time. Area grocery stores are located about 30 minutes away in Wytheville, Pulaski and Hillsville. A portion of the profits will be donated to a non-profit! Bookmark the direct link to our site here on HipCamp: https://www.hipcamp.com/en-US/discover/virginia/rivers-edge-trail-camp
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Paddlers Creekside Campground

9 sites · Tents6 acres · Draper, VA
Are you ready to start planning your next camping adventure? We invite you to enjoy the great outdoors here at Paddlers! We offer primitive camping (tents) along Reed Creek in Wythe County, Virginia. Wake up to the peaceful sound of water flowing, fall asleep watching the stars. Although we are a primitive campground, we do offer amenities to make your stay comfortable, including portable toilets and trash collection. Unfortunately, we do not provide potable water or electricity at this time. There's never a dull moment at Paddlers! Whether you enjoy fishing, floating, or just relaxing by the campfire, there's something for everyone here. Paddlers property has approximately 1/2 mile of creek frontage. From there you are approximately another 1/2 mile from the New River. We have a great place to go tubing without ever leaving the Paddler's property. If you're up for even more of an adventure, bring your kayak with you! You can enter the water right at your campsite and paddle directly into the New River. To exit, there are public boat ramps on the New River close by. We also have some fun spots to go fishing or swimming! Don't miss out on the Paddler's fun this summer! Book your site with us today!
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Campjames

1 site · TentFries, VA
I started purchasing land in 1984 to create a forest animal wildlife preserve. After retiring from my construction business in New York I have returned to the New River to continue the project. I have a biology degree and raise various types of animals on the landLearn more about this land:Campsite with fire pit with river view near the double shoals . Wood available. Private, beautiful trail to river with immediate access to 60-mile long New River Trail in less than 5 minutes.
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100 Acre Wood

3 sites · RVs, Tents101 acres · Draper, VA
100 Acres of forested land with scattered clearings that are connected by various roads/trails throughout. Over the years cutting roads has been a hobby that has resulted in miles of cleared pathways throughout the property that are perfect for hiking, running, cycling and ATV’s. The property includes a stream, several ravines, ridge lines and trails to explore. We frequently encounter deer, and see the occasional turkey, bear, and Bigfoot. We are new to hosting campers and are happy to help make accommodations to help you have an enjoyable stay. We only allow 3 groups at a time on the property to ensure that all guests continue to feel complete privacy from others. Things to watch out for other than the wildlife mentioned above the two main concerns in this part of Virginia are deer ticks and poison ivy.
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Across the street from New River

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Austinville, VA
A sweet and peaceful little area within walking distance of the new river trail and river. The river is just across the street from us. My kids and I had our life to change so suddenly in summer 2020. Just when we thought our only hope was to sell, we discovered hipcamp. Our goal is to earn money from our home so that we can keep our home. When campers come our way they are not just escaping from everyday life. They are helping our family build and maintain our home. So thanks in advance, to anyone who camps with us and contributes towards our goals. Every week our property is changing. We have big plans for our little space. Hopefully you will become a regular so that you can see the progress over time. Learn more about this land: A quiet, peaceful place near the new river and new river trail. Only 5 minutes from interstate. Two convenient stores within 5 minutes drives in either direction. About 15 minutes from restaurants in Fort Chiswell. Can explore the trail or river to see the shot tower. You can also drive about 10 minutes to the foster falls park. Can use on site grill or fireplace for cooking.
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Crooked Mountain

11 sites · Tents47 acres · Floyd, VA
We are a family/veteran-owned small farm offering primitive creek-side and open field camping that's perfect for motorcyclists, car campers, and tourists traveling on an adventure. We are located along the historic Crooked Road Music Trail and right off the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile marker 159.3. The picturesque town of Floyd is only 4 miles away, with easy access to music, shopping, multiple grocery stores, local and international themed restaurants - all with a true feeling of Appalachian hospitality. There are 6 creek-side campsites and open-field campsites in the peaceful field, all with access to trails. We have been developing our dream property and wanted to welcome visitors with affordable tent camping in an incredibly beautiful area of the country. Also, on the property we have a store with essential camping needs, local products, artisan items, coffee, and souvenirs. During the summer we offer a "YouPick" flower experience in our crop field (come get a container and pick your own bouquet of flowers) and special/tourism events. Peak season for flowers is from July to September. We would love for you to camp and give us feedback as we are constantly improving things. Our newest amenity is a 1 mile hiking trail that starts at the campground and takes you through the woods to the top of our property. Come ride, camp, and explore the area!
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Rogue Trout Retreat

4 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Woodlawn, VA
Rogue Trout Retreat is a brand new recreation destination, offering ~5 open acres of primitive camping and 700+ feet of private trout fishing that connects to the Crooked Creek Fee Fishing park and Wildlife Reserve. The creek is stocked with Rainbow Trout multiple times throughout the week between the months of April and October. Native and Brown Trout are also very commonly found in these waters. The Wildlife Reserve "next door" offers opportunities for 5 miles of stocked trout fishing, 2 miles of wild trout fishing, 1800+ acres of hunting, hiking, horseback riding and wildlife watching. Nearby you'll find all you need in the way of food, supplies, gas, entertainment, sights, and more in the city of Galax, or town of Hillsville. Don't forget to enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway, kayak the New River, bike the New River Trail, pick at the Fiddler's Convention, shop multiple boutiques, antique stores, flea and farmer's markets, and visit plenty more small town events that are sure to bring you back to visit Rogue Trout Retreat very soon!
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IRON Peak Ranch

2 sites · RVs, Tents88 acres · Wytheville, VA
We have traced this farm's history back to the 1750's when a mill was built on Reed Creek. There is a log home that we know that was built in 1840 still on the premises. The white farm house across from the camp sites was built in 1877. The fish hatchery that is still in operation today was built by the Federal Government in 1923. Learn more about this land: Camp site situated along 3 separate creeks connected by one large private 11 acre field. Tate Run/ Reed Creek/ Venrick Run. The farm house is across the road and the whole property comprises of 88 acres of woods and pasature. The farm house was built in 1877 and the Ranch currently operates with 30 head of cattle and a working trout hatchery. We have traced this farm lineage back to the 1750's when a mill was constructed at the meeting of Tate Run and Reed Creek by Swiss Immigrant Henry Grubb. Camping here along Reed Creek is peaceful and quiet. Located just a few short miles from town it is easy to get to ...but a long way from the world at large. In Short, it is lovely and we hope you enjoy it.
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Periwinkle Branch Family Farm

10 sites · RVs, Tents68 acres · Max Meadows, VA
Learn more about this land:Nestled between Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, VA) and Bristol Motor Speedway is a historical family farm 15 minutes from route 81. New River Trail State Park is 3.5 miles from the family farm, so bring the kayaks and canoes and enjoy the New River and the surrounding area of Southwest Virginia! As you turn off of the county road (607) you will find yourself at the classic red farm gate of Periwinkle Branch Family Farm. This Southwest Virginia farm was once an iron mining farm. During your private stay, you will find old historical farming equipment hidden amongst the landscape and even old mining buildings ("rock huts" now toppled over but once was part of the operation...see if you can find them!) The neighbors and family have between 30-50 Black Angus cows that you will see grazing the 30 acres of rolling pasture. You may camp wherever you like! I recommend on the hill behind the 100-year-old farmhouse, right before the 30 acres of wooded hiking, or by the spring house. You will see turkeys, deer, and other amazing creatures as you walk the pasture and woods. Follow the natural spring up the mountain and try to catch a glimpse of Perwinkle Mountain and the beautiful landscape of Southwest Virginia.
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Waterdog Campground

24 sites · RVs, Tents12 acres · Crumpler, NC
Spend the night under the stars… On our quaint 12 acre river bottom tucked away behind the mountains. The campsite is on the edge of the New River, overlooking its clear waters and abundance of wildlife. Listen to the sounds of nature as you fish right off the bank. Enjoy tubing/kayaking/canoeing 5 miles to Zaloo’s or 4 miles to New River Outfitters or take a 1 mile “kid’s trip” from a secluded access to J E Gentry bridge. Our family-friendly site is an economical way to have fun and get in touch with nature. And yes! we are dog-friendly as well! We also run a working Flower Farm! We are in need of volunteers, work in exchange for a camping spot! Message us for more info Please note that cell service is very limited and WiFi is not provided. Prolonged rainy conditions in the river bottom may get muddy, so please be prepared for your stay!
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Secluded Retreat

1 site · RV, Tent20 acres · Hillsville, VA
Private 20 acre parcel away from the hussel and bussel of life. Peaceful setting of all types of wildlife from deer, ground hogs, rabbits, birds and wild flowers. Free firewood Yet close enough to enjoy a drive along the blueridge parkway, Fancy Gap being the halfway point. Exploring Maybry Mills, Bluegrass Museum, Beaver Dam trail, CreekHale-Wilkinson-Carter House and Carroll County Historical Society/Museum. Farmers Market, Carroll County Historical Society, Devils Den, Labor Day and Memorial Day "HUGE" Flea Market so much more to explore. byot....bring your own toilet if tent camping. For any questions please call 863.273.9807
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Riverside-Glamping on the New River

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Fries, VA
Welcome to The Riverside on The New River in the Blue Ridge Mountains. A place where you can enjoy a beautiful comfortable camper where the doors open right onto a gorgeous deck that looks directly onto the New River. The New River is considered one of the oldest rivers in the world. This is a place where you can watch birds (bald eagles have been seen), swim, fish, kayak, canoe and go boating. You can make a campfire footsteps to the river, or kick back on one of our chair loungers and watch the geese take a swim. Feel free to sing songs as you roast your marshmallows as you may hear a neighbor doing the same. It is a recreational lot so there are others around you as these are privately owned lots (If you are looking for seclusion, this is not the place for you). The next morning wake up with your morning coffee as you swing on our beautiful fully covered 25x35’ deck with the beautiful view of The New River. We are a 5 minute drive from the New River Trail State Park, where you can hike, bike or walk along the river! We provide you with linen, bath towels, shampoo, conditioner and body wash, pots/pans, condiments, and coffee. We have a griddle, a BBQ grill and an over the campfire griller. You may want to bring the following: -beach towels -sunscreen -bug spray -charcoal/lump -paper plates/cups -extra water (we provide one gallon of water) Dollar General is a short drive away and has all the essentials and some...
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The best camping near New River Trail State Park guide

Overview

About

A state park that's 57 miles long—and skinny as a snake? That's the story of this park that crosses Grayson, Carroll, Wythe and Pulaski Counties.

Hop on your bike for a mostly flat ride that takes you along the banks of the New River for 39 miles. In the Foster Falls area, equestrians can enjoy guided horseback trips and a horse arena. All trails are beautifully maintained.

Stop to rent canoes, tubes or kayaks for drifting on the river, or take advantage of boat launches to get some fishing in. The historic Shot Tower, where ammunition was made 200 years ago, lets you explore the past. Watch for the periodic guided tours.

Four different primitive campgrounds welcome tent campers. Double Shoals Campground is first-come, first-served, but all the rest require reservations. Cliffview Campground has three equestrian spots.

For a unique experience, book your spot at Baker Island Campground—And get ready to do some paddling, since the only access is by kayak or canoe.

Notable campgrounds

  • Cliffview Campground: Offers primitive tent camping with stunning views of Chestnut Creek and access to the New River Trail.
  • Millrace Campground: Nestled by Foster Falls, this campground provides a serene riverside setting for tent camping.
  • Double Shoals Campground: An honor system campground accessible only by river or trail, perfect for a secluded retreat.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak seasons, to secure your ideal campsite.
  • Consider weekday camping for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations for last-minute opportunities.
  • Explore nearby camping options for alternative stays amid the park's beauty.

When to go

The best time to visit New River Trail State Park is from spring to fall, when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Winter months can be less ideal due to colder temperatures and potential trail closures for maintenance.

Know before you go

  • Check for trail closures due to renovations, especially around bridge areas.
  • Remember, the park is open daily from dawn to dusk, with the park office operating Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm.
  • Parking is $7 per standard vehicle; have cash or credit ready for self-pay lots.
  • Bring a copy of a negative Coggins report if you're planning to ride horses on the trail.
  • Accessible facilities are available, including certain campsites and restrooms.

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