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  • Occoneechee State Park, VA


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


    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

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

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

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

    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.


    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




    occonee map