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Tucked away in the small town of Goshen, Virginia, you will find the Historic Cold Sulphur Springs Campground. This beautiful site is situated amongst the mountains of Virginia, and has the amazing views that come with the outstanding location. Our grounds accommodate 10 campsites suited for tent camping, and several others appropriate for RV camp



Tucked away in the small town of Goshen, Virginia, you will find the Historic Cold Sulphur Springs Campground. This beautiful site is situated amongst the mountains of Virginia, and has the amazing views that come with the outstanding location. Our grounds accommodate 10 campsites suited for tent camping, and several others appropriate for RV camping. Our site offers access to Cold Sulphur Springs Lake, where visitors can swim, fish, boat, and more. Our secluded location and wooded environment are perfect for a get-away from the city. In addition to our activities, we offer amenities such as a bathhouse, as well as electric and water hook-ups, and a dump station. Please note that we are also a seasonal campground, so we offer accommodations to both nightly and regular visitors. Some seasonal campers leave their vehicles at the site for the season, so you will see a mix of empty and occupied sites. 


***During hunting season (October-December), target practice and shooting will be held on Sundays from 3-6 PM at the dam. Please avoid the lake and lake area during shooting time.  The road is safe to use to access the campground. Practice is limited to monthly and seasonal campers.***

Please plan ahead when joining us! Our location really is quite remote, so bring flashlights or headlamps to ensure you have enough light to set-up camp if staying overnight, especially if you are expecting a late arrival. 

Please specify if you would like a fire pit and/or picnic table when booking. 

We have both tent camping and RV camping sites. Please specify which kind of site you will need, and whether you are looking for a more secluded site or if you are comfortable being closer to neighbors. If camping with an RV/camper, please specify your electric needs. We will do your best to accommodate you!

Finally, please note that we are a campground under new ownership and we will be making improvements as we go (tree trimming, seeding, plumbing, etc.)! Please excuse any noise or mess. We will do our best to schedule our maintenance away from your campsite, but it may be in the vicinity. 


Goshen's location is extremely convenient, with the cities of Lexington and Staunton just a short drive away. Day trips to Lynchburg and Roanoke are also easily done from Goshen. Douthat State Park is nearby as well. 


In addition to being a beautiful and serene place to be, Cold Sulphur Springs has a wonderful history that can be re-imagined just by stepping on site. The Historic Cold Sulphur Springs Campground dates back to at least the mid-late 1800s, when it was a large, flourishing resort frequented by travelers from near and far. In its heyday, the resort bustled with more than 250 guests who often spent entire summers there playing croquet and enjoying orchestra concerts at the hotel dance hall. They would arrive at the Goshen train station and be brought to the resort by horse and buggy, greeted with ice cold lemonade. Those who visited Cold Sulphur Springs, doctors especially, attributed miraculous medicinal benefits to the water, recommending it as a cure for a variety of ailments and encouraging patients to visit. 

However, the 1900s brought the onset of World War I and the advent of the automobile, allowing Americans to travel freely to a variety of locations without the need to summer for months at one resort. These factors caused the hotel at Cold Sulphur Springs to lose patrons and eventually meet its demise through fire and other means of destruction.

Today, the grounds provide a simpler kind of hospitality. Cold Sulphur Springs is a place for travelers from all walks of life to camp, fish, swim, boat, hike, and more. While little remains of the old hotel, the historic Spring House is still in tact at the campground, as are some remnants of original building foundations.

We invite you to explore the wonder that is the Historic Cold Sulphur Springs Campground and see the beauty that lies within.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
6 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 40.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Zoe a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We can accommodate canoes, Kayaks, and Jon boats with a trolling motor for fishing. Gas powered engines are not permitted.


Please note that the lake is green for most of the year, however when the temperature rises in the summer, the water tends to b...Read more



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Hipcamper Heather

Beautiful view!

Heather W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 27th, 2021

This was a great getaway with a great view! The permanent site folks were friendly. Female bathhouse newly redone and clean. Only con is the water is very rusty and can stain your white items!

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Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 18th, 2021

This was a very quiet nice spot for our 3 day stay. The Hot shower was amazing :)) Everyone was super nice , we would definitely stay again.

Hipcamper Joel

Lovely spot

Joel H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 7th, 2021

First Hipcamp experience, and it was a good one. Zoe the host was very helpful. The area is gorgeous and the campground well maintained. We will likely return. Thanks!

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Hipcamper Michelle

Wonderful and welcoming!

Michelle L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 26th, 2021

Wonderful campground! Sites are big and spread out! The bathhouse was spotless! Warm with a heater to use if needed! Firewood available- love the honor system. Will definitely be frequent visitor.

Beautiful tree up by the bathhouse!Cozy campsite.
Hipcamper Missy

Great night!

Missy P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 21st, 2021

Beautiful quiet area! We utilized the 110 outlet only but there was water available as well. Be advised the driveway is super long! We thought we had taken a wrong turn.

Nearby lake.
Hipcamper Suzanne

Quiet, has what you need campsite

Suzanne R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 19th, 2021

I suppose it depends upon your expectations and newly into the RV experience, I don’t want to knock this campsite. It’s off the grid/remote so not flashy or trashy but a bit rough. The ladies bathhouse has been renovated and was very clean. Husband said the Men’s hadn’t had the same care yet. The site Manager was very helpful and offered food and beverages! The pond while entering was tranquil. Great hiking nearby along with Devils Backbone Taproom within 20 min or so. Give this place a try….it’s quiet and felt safe also!

Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 10th, 2021

10 out of 10 would stay again! Only regret is we couldn’t stay longer. The lake and fall foliage were beautiful! We caught fish and watched a flock of geese fly in and swim a spell while on the lake at sunrise. Campsites were clean and well maintained, as was the bathhouse. We enjoyed a campfire and roasting s’mores with cut firewood for purchase onsite. Quiet and remote! We made the best of our time for the overnight stay, and are so thankful Zoe was able to accommodate our last minute booking. The site staff were very kind and helpful, and always checking on us.

Hipcamper Chris

Great secluded location

Chris G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 19th, 2021

It was peaceful and quiet just like I wanted. Great site and staff checked on me regularly. Even met a permanent resident and made a friend ❤️
I’ll frequent this campground often 😊

Hipcamper Gwyneth
Gwyneth H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2021

Great pond for kayaking. Clean bathrooms. Watch out for poison ivy on the trees. Lighting is a bit too bright.

Cold Sulphur Springs Campground
United States
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