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BOLAR MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA, VA

Photo: Bolar Mountain Recreation Area Campsite
Status: Open through Sun Dec 07 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Bolar Mountain Recreation Area is a great destination for visitors looking for a fun getaway on Lake Moomaw. The area provides plenty of activities, including boating, fishing and hiking, as well as volleyball and a playground.

Natural Features:

The campground sits on the northern end of Lake Moomaw, a manmade lake covering 2,530 acres along the Jackson River. The lake's average depth is 80 feet and it has 43 miles of wooded shoreline.

Bolar Mountain is part of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests which span across Virginia and parts of West Virginia and Kentucky. These forests protect 40 tree species within mostly Appalachian hardwood and mixed pine-hardwood forests, 60 species of mammals and 200 species of birds.

Recreation:

Boating, canoeing, water skiing and relaxing on the beach are popular activities at the lake. Anglers fish for brown and rainbow trout, bass and crappie. A boat ramp is located at the Bolar Flat Marina, which has a modern dock with boat slips and fuel for power boats.

Bolar Mountain boasts 11 miles of hiking trails that lead to two impressive scenic overlooks: Islands Overlook Spur and Grouse Point Overlook.

Facilities:

Campsites are divided into three loops, the first of which has many sites with electric hookups. Picnic tables, lantern posts and campfire rings with grills are provided. Drinking water, flush toilets and showers are among the amenities at the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Head to Warm Springs for restaurants, shopping and a visit to the Bath County Historical Society.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Beach Access
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Lantern Posts
  • Marina
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Water Skiing
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Dock
  • Fishing Supplies
Know Before You Go
  • Additional first-come, first-served sites may be available
  • Additional parking is remote
  • Full RV hookups are not available
  • Click here for more information on George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.98361, -79.96694
37°59'1"N, 79°58'1"W

From Warm Springs, take U.S. Highway 39 west 12 miles to State Route 600 and turn left (south. Continue 8 miles on SR 600 to intersection of Twin Ridge Drive. Turn right on Twin Ridge Drive and continue to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BOLAR MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA
756 Twin Ridge Drive
Warm Springs  VA  24484

Phone Number:

Information:  (540)839-2521
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