Douthat State Park, Clifton Forge

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#27 of 71 in Nature in Virginia
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  • 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 f...  more »
  • First let me say I would give the park a 4 or maybe a 5 by itself. I be enjoyed the views, some hiking, the restaurant and this trip decided to stay in a cabin for the weekend. We picked the cabin for...  more »
  • The park is truly lovely. Everything is in good repair. The campsites are spaced out and fairly level. There is virtually no cell service and no wifi.  more »
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  • I'm local so I've been going to Douthat since I was a tot. I haven't been on the beach in a while so I can't really rate that. I was there for family reunions at one of the shelters. It wasn't a bad price on renting and we had a view of the fall. I'd love to check out the cabins sometime. It's a shame I was near and never really experienced the camping part. We did go camping a lot but this wasn't one of the spots.
  • This is one of my favorite state parks in Virginia. Nice lake, cool rental cabins, stays pretty booked up so make reservations way ahead of time.
  • Wonderful family vacation. Cabin was spacious and well equipped. You can buy fishing poles and license at the country store in park. Kayak and boat rentals very affordable. Lake is just the right size for family fun. Some fishermen on the lake make it tough to play around. Tried our hand at fishing but the fish weren't interested since they just got stocked day before. Take advantage of free classes for kids and pay 5$ for peach cobbler dutch oven, you get a wonderful keepsake mug and a history lesson. Plenty of picnic tables and area to hike. No laundry service tho. Have to drive 20 mins to Clifton Forge Laundry Land (close at 9pm). But Kroger Grocery store next door.
  • Brushy Hollow Trail is worth the long-busting climb for the views along the ridge-line and the great downhill section.
  • Good fishing but the battery on the boat I rented was dead within 15 minutes. I had to row back from the other end of the lake. The attendant said, "Sorry a lot of the batteries are dead even though they say 100% charged. I will tell my boss again". The cabins are clean and stocked well with dishes, stove, microwave and pots & pans. Take trashbags because they only provide 2 bags. I asked for more from the attendant at the store and she said we don't have anymore you will have to ride into town and buy some from Kroger. Our AC died and we had to leave a day early but the park manager said she will refund one night's stay. The cabin are decent but are overdue for a remodeling. However, the staff is very friendly and courteous. There are a lot of great hiking and biking. The lake is fantastic and well stocked with fish. If you like to fish with minnows, bring some because there are none to be found within 50 miles. All in all we had a great time and will definitely go back again!

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