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Occoneechee State Park, VA

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Occoneechee SP is located in south-central Virginia on the north side of Buggs Island Lake, also known as John H. Kerr Reservoir. .

434-374-2210

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We had the campground just about all to ourselves during our mid-November visit. We chose site C-24, which was not considered a premium water-front site, but yet offered a great view of the lake...and of sunset.

Date of visit: Nov 2008

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Here are two of the water-front sites, C-29 in the distance, and the table area for C-28 to the right.

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Sites C-30 and C-31 are also premium waterfront sites.

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Site C-14 is representative of the wooded sites back away from the water.

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C-18 is one of the best sites we saw, and yes, it's a premium water-front site.

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Most of the B Campground consists of tent sites without hookups. Parking for vehicles is in pull-offs beside the road, with the actual campsite down or up an embankment. This is B-51.

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Sites B-44 and B-45 are water-front tent sites.

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Another loop in the B Campground has 14 sites with E/W hookups.

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Site B-7 is at the end of the road. None of these sites, B-1 through B-14, offer the open views of the water that can be found in the C Campground.

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There are 4 bathhouses in the campground. They are modern, clean and offer free hot showers.

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There are 18 miles of hiking trails in the park. This is the start of the .8 mile Big Oak Trail.

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Back in the 1800's, the park land was part of the 3100-acre Occoneechee Plantation, built by William Townes circa 1839. This is the foundation of the 20-room main house, which burned on Christmas Eve, 1898.

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Boaters will find a multi-ramp boat launch facility inside the park entrance. Late on a Sunday afternoon, boaters were waiting their turn to load their boats on their trailers.

Amenities

Dump station, showers

88 sites: 39 tent sites, no hookups; 49 sites w/ W/E(30A)

Verizon Broadband Access service

Rates: $20, + $5.00 for electricity, + $3.00 for water-front

Pets: $5.00 extra/day

Map of Campsites

Coord: 36.635542 N, 78.528946 W

Activities/Nearby Attractions

Prestwood Manor & Gardens

Fishing

Hiking

 

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