Branch Pond primitive tent camping is open-year round, offering you unparalled access to the wonders of James River State Park. Relax among the whispering meadows, and lose yourself in the forest on over 15 miles of hiking, biking, and horse riding trails. Take advantage of the full service canoe livery, open seasonally, to explore the river by boat, or take a walk along the three miles of riverfront by foot. Either way, the view is great.
Campsite area
Bring your own Tents, Vans and truck campers, Trailers, RV & Motorhomes, Cabin
25 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at James River Campground.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Charles
Charles M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 9th, 2015

Camped here for one night ahead of the James River Rundown. The riverside campsites were great, with soft grass, picnic tables, and close proximity to the water. I hope to get back soon!

Hipcamper Kenny & Laura
Kenny & Laura B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 26th, 2017

nice campsite and enjoyable, quiet camping.

Hipcamper Sean S.
recommends this listing.
November 15th, 2018
Hipcamper Loretta S.
recommends this listing.
July 2nd, 2018
Hipcamper Jen R.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2018
Hipcamper Ethan D.
recommends this listing.
May 19th, 2018
Hipcamper Cassidy F.
recommends this listing.
May 15th, 2018
Hipcamper John V.
recommends this listing.
April 24th, 2018
Hipcamper Greg D.
recommends this listing.
October 6th, 2017
Hipcamper Kenny & Laura B.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2017
Hipcamper Annie L.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2017
Hipcamper Stephen B.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2017
Hipcamper Brandon T.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 27th, 2017
Hipcamper Joel M.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2017
Hipcamper Samantha C.
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June 26th, 2017
Hipcamper Bob B.
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April 29th, 2017
Hipcamper Lee H.
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March 23rd, 2017
James River State Park
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37.63° N, 78.796° W
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Cabin & Lodging: 17 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 1 Site
(Up to 42 people per site)
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Equestrian: 4 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 1 Site
(Up to 6 people per site)
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Tent / Van: 2 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

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