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Within the expansive and protected boundaries of Lightwood Forest,  many delightful and secluded camping sites can be found. Choose between expansive green meadows or woodland settings with ancient majestic oaks, stately poplars or silvery beeches and sycamores as your nearest neighbors. A well-trodden walking trail, over two miles long, meanders through this, your very own

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Within the expansive and protected boundaries of Lightwood Forest,  many delightful and secluded camping sites can be found. Choose between expansive green meadows or woodland settings with ancient majestic oaks, stately poplars or silvery beeches and sycamores as your nearest neighbors. A well-trodden walking trail, over two miles long, meanders through this, your very own Hundred Acre Wood. Up hills and down ravines, along ancient cart paths and road beds, wander at your own pace through this beautiful forest, watching all the while for, and sharing your space with, Lightwood's very own forest denizens.  Who might that be, you ask? Well, look for quite the array of bird species, including woodpeckers and owls, hawks and wild turkeys, ravens and crows.  Be on the lookout for woodland tortoises and turtles as well as raccoons and possums who all live within the protected boundaries of Lightwood Forest. You may not see them during the day, but if you look closely on the little sandy beaches that line the mossy banks of the streams that run through the property, you'll see their tiny paw prints, letting you know they were there, drinking at leisure from the clear, clean water of their protected forest home.

In the depth of winter, a house on neighboring property can be glimpsed at a distance through the woods, but other than that, camping sites deep within Lightwood Forest are completely secluded from any sign of civilization. 

The cozy and comfortable historic eighteenth-century house sleeps up to ten guests as well as up to two doggy friends. All modern conveniences are available, including WIFI, a six-foot jetted tub and walk-in marble shower in an expansive downstairs bathroom. 

Lightwood Forest is a land steeped in history. The main stream that traverses the property marked the southern boundary of the wedding gift given by Wahunsonacock, alias Chief Powhatan, upon the marriage of his favorite child, Pocahontas, to John Rolfe, in 1614.

While the property seems far from civilization, the small town of Surry is only 1.5 miles away. Additionally, a short ferry ride away, across the mighty James River, are the nationally renowned historic museums of Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Historic Jamestowne. All lie along the beautiful, scenic Colonial Parkway. 

Lightwood is the perfect retreat for lovers of both history and nature as well as for souls in search of peace, quiet and solitude.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
Have a question? Send Clifford a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 3
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out

    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Biking
    Boating
    Fishing
    Hiking
    Swimming
    Wildlife watching

    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at Lightwood Forest in Virginia.

    Forest
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    Property
    Clifford W.’s Land
    State
    Virginia
    Country
    United States
    $395/night
    1 Site
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