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Occoneechee State Park, Clarksville

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Occoneechee State Park is a state park near Clarksville, Virginia, located along Buggs Island Lake. Occoneechee State Park is 2,698 acres in size. It is named for the Occaneechi Indians, who lived in the area. "Bacon's Rebellion abruptly ended their prominence in 1676. This armed rebellion is considered to be the first to occur in the New World. It began when Nathaniel Bacon’s plantation was raided by Susquehannock Indians, who had been displaced from their home to the north. Bacon asked Virginia Gov. Berkley to raise a militia and retaliate. Berkley denied the request so Bacon raised a militia, in violation of the governor’s wishes."
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  • We stayed on campsite B13 - with our 34ft TT, two vehicles, and a 19ft boat - all fit on the site in the designated parking areas. Site was level and clean on arrival! Bathhouse was clean as well... 
    We stayed on campsite B13 - with our 34ft TT, two vehicles, and a 19ft boat - all fit on the site in the designated parking areas. Site was level and clean on arrival! Bathhouse was clean as well...  more »
  • We stayed here overnight on our way to Fayetteville, NC. We made a reservation, and all paperwork was ready when we arrived. The camp had a lake view, was wooded, and level for our motorhome... 
    We stayed here overnight on our way to Fayetteville, NC. We made a reservation, and all paperwork was ready when we arrived. The camp had a lake view, was wooded, and level for our motorhome...  more »
  • We are avid state park visitors. We have been to many and have seen the good and the not as good. This is hands down now our favorite. Not a lot to do if you don’t own a boat or go fishing but the... 
    We are avid state park visitors. We have been to many and have seen the good and the not as good. This is hands down now our favorite. Not a lot to do if you don’t own a boat or go fishing but the...  more »
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  • A park with something for everyone. I enjoyed checking out the terraced garden area and reading about the history of the plantation. The trail is nicely shaded and allows a time for contemplation of those that lived there at that time. Also checked out the enormous boating launch area. Enjoyed the deck looking out over the area.
  • We camped in Loop B and had a great time. It was comfortable and quiet, the bathhouse was very clean and well maintained and the right size for the number of campers. There's no water access from this loop and it's about a half mile from the splash pad. If you've got children, prepare for that excursion. Having said that, it is a boaters paradise and there's plenty of opportunities for that. We visited the camp store/visitor center and learned the history of the park and the Occoneechee Indians. The store is not as well stocked as some of the other campgrounds within the Virginia State Park system. We will return, especially while attending events in the area.
  • I truly am happy the splash park has reopened. You can visit this park and pay $7 to park until 11:59pm. The park has several things to do for fun. For example, the splash park, trails and more. The splash pad has a few seating areas and one larger gazebo with two charcoal grills. Outdoor lawn chairs are available in two sizes one for adults and the other for smaller children. Men and women's bathrooms are close by. If you want to get a year long membership it's $50. I think it's worth the deal and the park was very clean. I'm sure you can host gatherings such as birthdays if you contact the main office. Happy something fun has come closer to our country living lifestyle.
  • My wife and I are in B Loop. Its a great loop for campers larger than 18' and well shaded. The spots are fairly level but you are close to each other. C Loop is tight for anything over 18 feet, well shaded, but not as level as B Loop. The bathhouse is kept up well by park staff. It's a great boating and Kayaking lake. I recommend putting your Kayak in by the office verses the Marina. There is a Splash Zone for the kids but no official place to swim in the lake. We did see Kayaker's swimming off shore on some beachy type areas. Bugs Island Brewery is 5 min away and super easy to get to. Great beer and the food is amazing. This is another fantastic state park in all aspects. Well done to the staff here!
  • What a great park! I stayed here for a week and enjoyed biking, hiking, swimming, and lots of beautiful trails and nature! Nature! Got to see quite a bit of wildlife turkey, dear, squirrel, rabbits, and lots of different types of birds and fish. I really enjoyed how well maintained the park was, and they have a large variety of things to do places to stay, different areas to hang out, etc. If you've never been, I definitely recommend visiting and staying for a bit!

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