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HURRICANE CAMPGROUND, VA

Photo: HURRICANE CAMPGROUND
Status: Open through Thu Oct 30 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Hurricane Campground is one of the best kept secrets in southwest Virginia. Located along a rushing mountain stream under the shade of hemlock and rhododendron, this campground offers a peaceful setting for those looking to relax as well as visitors looking for outdoor adventure.

From the campsite, hikers can access many trails including the Appalachian Trail. This well-known trail extends more than 2,175 miles throughout the Appalachian Mountains across 14 states. It is a protected greenway and owns the title as the first National Scenic Trail.

Natural Features:

The campground is perched along Hurricane Branch and Comers Creek, among colorful rhododendron. Several groomed, grassy fields unfold at the campground, but the campsites are nicely shaded by mixed woods of oak and hemlock. Hurricane Knob is nearby with an elevation of 2,175.

Recreation:

Visitors frequently explore the Hurricane Knob Trail. The loop trail, at 1.1 miles, parallels Hurricane Creek for about half a mile, crosses two wooden bridges and ascends to the picturesque Hurricane Knob. The creeks are stocked with trout for a relaxing day of fishing.

Facilities:

Hurricane has drinking water, flush toilets, hot showers and a playing field. Large RVs are not recommended. Each site comes with a lantern pole, picnic table and campfire ring.

Nearby Attractions:

Visit Grayson Highlands State Park and Hungry Mother State Park.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • River Access
  • Showers
  • Tent Pads
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Vault Toilets
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Hunting
  • Trailhead Parking
Within 10 Miles
  • Backpacking
  • Bait Shop
  • Church
  • Fuel Available
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • Entrance gates are locked at 10 p.m.
  • Access road not recommended for RVs longer than 32 feet or towed vehicles
  • For more information on George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, click here
  • Don't Move Firewood : Help protect our forests! Obtain your firewood near your destination to avoid the spread of pests. Using firewood from outside the area can threaten native trees and forests. Firewood from outside the area is not recommended as some states have quarantines in effect and firewood movement is illegal. Visit don'tmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.7225, -81.49056
36°43'21"N, 81°29'26"W

From I-81: Take Marion exit 45 onto Virginia State Route 16 South. Follow SR 16 for 15 miles to SR 650 (5 miles south of Sugar Grove). Turn right on gravel SR 650, and follow for 2 miles to the paved campground entrance road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HURRICANE CAMPGROUND
2021 Hurricane Campground Road
Sugar Grove VA 24375

Phone Number:

Information: (276)783-5196
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