Tag Archives: Virginia State Parks

Camping at Smith Mountain Lake State Park – August 3-8, 2021

With so many more people camping since the start of the pandemic, it’s been hard to find campsites–especially at state parks. We were delighted when a midweek cancellation opened up a site at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in early … Continue reading

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Camping at Douthat State Park – May 21-23, 2021

Thanks to a last-minute cancellation, I was able to make weekend reservations at Douthat State Park near Clifton Forge, Virginia. We’ve done two day trips to Douthat for First Day Hikes, but we’d never camped there. We were packed up … Continue reading

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Camping at Powhatan State Park – April 23-25, 2021

After doing a day trip to Powhatan State Park on the James River earlier in the month, we knew we wanted to camp there as soon as we could. A lot of campgrounds are booked solid on weekends, but when … Continue reading

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Powhatan State Park, Powhatan, Virginia – April 11, 2021

We’ve visited most of Virginia’s state parks that are within a couple of hours of our house, but somehow we’d missed this one! With another beautiful spring day on tap, we started our day trip to Powhatan State Park by … Continue reading

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James River State Park, Gladstone, VA – March 21, 2021

One of our favorite places to visit (and to camp) is James River State Park. Blessed with a beautiful early spring day, we set out for yet another day trip to the park. 🙂 When we got to the park, … Continue reading

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