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Douthat State Park

Open Now: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Weekend cabin stay

I love this park. I took a dip in the lake in early October. It was fine compared to a Colorado... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Blacksburg, Virginia
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Family Favorite!

We have been camping at Douthat State Park for 15 years! We love it! Beautiful campground, clean... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brandy W
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  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hiking trails”(21 reviews)
Visitors to this colorful state park will view rolling hills, birds and a beautiful lake.
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Route 629 N, Clifton Forge, VA
+1 540-862-8100
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this park. I took a dip in the lake in early October. It was fine compared to a Colorado river or Jackson Lake in the Tetons this summer. If you tent camp, reserve in the lakefront campground for a special treat. The small...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been camping at Douthat State Park for 15 years! We love it! Beautiful campground, clean facilities, great beach and cozy cabins! Lots of trails to hike. Boats to rent. It is just fun for the whole family, young and old!

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Reviewed September 10, 2018

Recently went to Douthat State Park for the first time in over 30 years. The park features a lake for swimming, small boating and fishing, 43 miles of hiking trails, trails for biking and horses and a beach for swimming. We stayed in one of...More

1  Thank dsjhoward
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Loved this park. Just know that if you stay in the White Oak section and it rains, you may be trapped either in or out of the camping area. You cross a one lane bridge with no sides on it to get to the camping...More

1  Thank vivian m
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I spent summers here with my family. A great place to make memories! The water is clear and cool. Warms up in August. Camping is great, too!

1  Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

The most awesome State Park in Virginia!! Pristine and beautiful. So much to do and so little time. This park is a hikers paradise, as well as a campers paradise. I cannot say enough good things about Douthat.

2  Thank NorthStar785126
Reviewed July 5, 2018

My son and I rented a rustic cabin for a week. It was perfect! Everything we needed was inside - it's historic and loaded with charm, not fancy but very comfortable with Ac heat and full kitchen. I saw complaints (city slickers) about the stone...More

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed May 3, 2018

We stayed in one of the old CCC cabins at Douthat State Park. It was as amazing as any other Virginia State Park we have previously visited. Awesome trails, spillways from the dam, picnic areas, friendly & helpful staff and all around great experience. We...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed April 1, 2018

After reading how nice this park was we had to experience it ourselves. One of the original state parks, it's very well kept and has something for everyone. We had our travel trailer and had no difficulty finding a space in White Oak campground. There...More

Thank Yorkiemom19
Reviewed December 12, 2017

This was our first visit to Douthat State Park, and we enjoyed it a lot. We stayed in one of the cabins. It was very cozy and rustic. The bed was comfortable. The cabin included a fireplace, a small fully-stocked kitchen, bathroom, and an outdoor...More

1  Thank Valerie C
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January 7, 2017|
Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
Trip Advisor doesn't allow links in responses so you might want to visit our website, go to Douthat and then click under Park Trail Guide and choose facility guide. You can see how the cabins are spread out. While I won't... More
August 5, 2016|
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Response from WVhikers | Reviewed this property |
Nobody in our group had service, which made our stay even better. There is free wifi at the store though.
July 17, 2016|
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Yes you can bring your own equipment. No permit is needed that I am aware of . The same rules of the water apply as in any other area. Enjoy!! Beautiful place.