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  • Stony Fork USFS, VA


    Stony Fork Campground, operated by the US Forest Service, is located in the foothills northwest of Wytheville, VA. It's a small, wooded campground with several streams rubbing through it. A quiet and pleasant spot, with access to hiking trails. Signs indicate that trout may be found in the streams.


    We pulled into Stony Fork about 11 AM on a Sunday and had no problem finding a site. Since not all sites have water hookups, we backed into a site with a water faucet to fill our fresh water tank. We then continued on around the loop again and settled on site 11 - a little more open than most. It's a site with electric-only hookup and allows for satellite TV reception.

    Date of visit: Oct 2015

    There is one pull-through site, number 7, situated alongside one of the streams.

    Sites 5 and 3 are among those sites without hookups - too bad, for they're among the nicest sites, bright and sunny.

    Site 49.

    There are several of these bridges on the campground loop road, designed to not wash away in a flash flood. Just narely visible beyond the bridge is site 47.

    Sites 40 and 38.

    Site 33.

    Site 24 is beside a small grassy hillside.

    Sites 18 and 17.

    There are four of these small, clean bathhouses in the campground. They are heated and offer free hot showers.

    Smokey's Retreat is a well-equipped two-room cabin that can be rented for $65 a night or $375 per week.

    There's a one-mile nature trail that loops out from the campground. About halfway along it, it connects to the 5-mile Seven Sisters Trail.

    Wouldn't it be interesting to know the history behind this old foundation located beside the trail?

    A rather fascinating "tumor" we found on a tree. It was about three feet high.


    50 sites:

    16 - No hookups, $12

    23 - Electric (30A) only, $18

    11 - Water/Electric (30A), $22

    $6 discount with Golden Age Pass

    Dump station available

    Verizon 4G service

    Coord: 37.00935 N, 81.18393 W

    Elevation: 2360'