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Douthat State Park, Clifton Forge

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Douthat State Park is a state park located in the Allegheny Mountains in Virginia. It is in Bath County and Alleghany County. The park is 4,545 acres (18 km2) total with a 50-acre (20 ha) lake.

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  • One of the oldest CCC State Parks and, in my opinion, one of BEST! A large park offering cabins, tent and camper sites, lodges for large families/groups and a very, very well maintained park. We...  more »
  • Our first time visiting the park and camping overnight. Campsite was well maintained and had very clean restrooms and hot showers. We cycled around the area and also hiked along the lake. Next time.....  more »
  • A wonderful state park with CCC cabins that won't disappoint. Have stayed here in the past and loved it. This trip was to show a family member this amazing park for the first time. The lake was...  more »
  • A wonderful, peaceful and natural place to spend time with family. The park is well maintained and full of outdoor trails, swimming and a few playgrounds. I'll be back again as soon as I can do so. I'd love to visit in the fall to see the colors.
  • The campgrounds are great and are reasonably priced. We've stayed at both whispering pines and white oak campgrounds. Hookups vary by campground so look into which campground you are booking to make sure you get what you need. They have everything from no hookups to water and electric. None have sewer, but they do have dump stations. The beach is nice and the water seems clean. The water was pretty cold when we were here in June, but by August was much better. The rental boats are reasonably priced as well. Attached is a picture of the beach from the middle of the lake.
  • This was a great getaway for me and my family. Very peaceful and serene. The cabin was nice but still rustic. The lake and beach we're a huge hit with our kids, especially because of the diving board. The restaurant is decent enough but nothing to write home about. It is set by the lake at the base of a huge hill - great scenery to enjoy a meal in. No wifi or cell service except for at the restaurant and beach complex. This forced us to disconnect for a while which we actually enjoyed. There were a mama black bear and her two cubs roaming the area so we did have to be careful but we only saw them once off the main road near the entrance of the park while we were driving. We loved this place and will definitely be back!
  • I've been camping at Douthat since I was 16 years old and I'm almost 55 now. I call it my Serenity. Its beautiful, nestled in the mountains, its heaven on earth. The trout fishing is awesome and is well stocked. The staff are very polite.
  • One of the best state parks around. Miles of trails, cabins, campsites. Of course plentiful fishing and water activities. A place you could spend a day or a week.

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