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Status: Open through Sun Nov 29 2015   Season Dates


Old Virginia provides group equestrian camping just minutes from a large network of horse trails in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Old Virginia is a secluded, picturesque campground that can accommodate up to 25 guests and 25 horses.

The picturesque views of the mountains and the trickling sounds of the stream create a relaxing, serene vibe for visitors at the primitive camping site.

Natural Features:

The campground sits in the Fairwood Valley along a stream that flows into Fox Creek. The valley is part of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in western Virginia. The forests span 1.8 million acres of rugged Appalachians through Virginia and parts of West Virginia and Kentucky.


Old Virginia offers easy access to the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail, which connects to the Iron Mountain Trail. From the Iron Mountain Trail, riders can also access the Virginia Creeper Trail to the west or the New River Trail to the east. The Virginia Creeper Trail boasts 33.4 miles of scenery with about 100 trestles and bridges.


No drinking water is provided. Please bring plenty of water and tools for manure removal. The campground is easily accessed from a paved road and two portable toilets are provided. Showers are not available, but can be access at nearby campgrounds for a fee. The nearest pay phone is at Grindstone Campground.

Horses may drink from the stream.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Group Camping
  • Hitching Racks
  • Horseback Riding
  • Picnic Area
  • Portable Toilets
  • Trailer Parking
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Hunting
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • This horse camp is not available for walk-up reservations at the facility. The camp does not take reservations at the facility.
  • No potable water
  • No cell phone coverage or pay phone available
  • For more information on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, click here
  • 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):
36.69583, -81.4875
36°41'45"N, 81°29'15"W

Take exit 45 off I-81 at Marion ,Virginia. Take Rt.16 south for approximately 17 miles to VA 603 at Troutdale. Turn right onto VA 603 and drive for about 3 miles to the campground on the right. Follow signs.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

3714 Highway 16
Marion  VA  24354

Phone Number:

Information:  (276)783-5196
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