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Douthat State Park, Clifton Forge

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4.4/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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  • Great state park with a lake for swimming, fishing, or boating. 3 campgrounds with all types of campsites from tents to large rig motor homes. Water and electric at some sites. I would give it 5 stars...  read more »
  • I like to go to Douthat State Park and have lunch and a glass of wine on the deck. It's fun to sit outside and hear the boats in the water. It's very peaceful and quiet. Afterwards, I will walk some o...  read more »
  • I went camping at Douthat State Park in late August with my two teenage kids. We chose the campsite by the lake, with no electric hookups but amazing breakfast views. The campsite was packed on the we...  read more »
  • It's amazing how big this relatively small state park feels. More than 40 miles of trail are the main attraction. Great fun for trail runners, and the network of trails is well marked and blazed. The trails have enough interconnectivity to allow you to plan trail runs or hikes of a wide variety of lengths. And most of the trails are fine for mountain bikers too. The small lake has a tiny but clean, family friendly beach. And the rangers are helpful and friendly, too.
  • Douthat is a wonderful park, located in a beautiful setting. I went at the end of October, it was peak leaf color season and the park was nearly empty! I had cabin 22 which has water running in front of it, and woods to the back and the right side, so its very private. As is the case with all VA state parks, my two golden girls are allowed to come and we hiked all over the place and had a marvelous time. The cabins are rustic, and wonderful. This park is just beautiful, and a wonderful place to unwind---meaning, stop whining about no tv or internet and take some hikes and take in God's beauty.
  • I love the sense of history staying in one of the CCC built cabins. Dogs are allowed in the cabins, and there are great trails for all ability levels in the park. The lake offers fishing, boating (no motors), and swimming (brrrr). There is a restaurant on site; the menu offers a decent variety, unless you're a vegetarian, and the quality is OK. All the staff we met in the park were very pleasant and seemed to enjoy chatting. WARNING - The park is within the National Radio Quiet Zone, so there are no TVs, no internet, and no cell phone service at the cabins. There are pay phones at the restaurant/camp store and visitors center. The restaurant also has free Wi-Fi. I love the silence, but it may not appeal to everyone.
  • Very nice park ! Lots to see and do, in and around the park. Beautiful scenery, well maintained park with lots of very nice amenities (restaurant, gift shops, boat rentals etc..) Stayed in rustic, log, CCC Built cabin 11. Nice location near creek, on end of dead end road with only 1 other cabin. Kind of pricey, and a little over rated, but still a very nice park.
  • The lake is simply as good as an actual beach! Take it from me, I've lived in Virginia Beach for many years. Very pretty place, and it's great for both swimming, and boating/kayaking/paddle boarding. You're guaranteed to have a good time!
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