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RACCOON BRANCH CAMPGROUND, VA

Raccoon Branch Tent Users
Status: Closed through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Raccoon Branch Campground, nestled at the base of Dickey Knob, offers scenic mountain views, hiking trail access from campsites and cool mountain streams. Campers can access Dickey Creek and the Raccoon Branch from the campground. The most notable time to visit is fall, when the trees boast gorgeous fall foliage.

With a location just 11 miles from Interstate 81, the beautiful campground is easily reached by drivers heading out from one of the surrounding cities.

Natural Features:

The campground is at an elevation of 2,880 ft., along a large grassy area, surrounded by pines, hardwoods and rhododendrons. Perched in the Appalachian Mountains, Raccoon Branch is part of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, a 200,000-acre stretch of designated wilderness areas.

Recreation:

The beautiful Dickey Knob Trail takes hikers to the top of Dickey Knob for spectacular views of Sugar Grove and Rye Valley. The creek provides a setting for wading and fishing.

Facilities:

Every site accommodates RV or tent camping and nearly half the campsites have electric hookups. Perks of the campground include flush toilets, drinking water, paved roads and spurs and a dump station. A volunteer host is onsite to welcome visitors and offer advice on the region.

Free WiFi is available for campers at the sites with electric hookups.

Nearby Attractions:

Hike the Appalachian Trail, which extends more than 2,175 miles throughout the Appalachian Mountains across 14 states. The trail was designated as the first National Scenic Trail.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trailer Parking
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Rates do not reflect discounts and attribute fees such as electrical and water hookups
  • No cell phone coverage
  • For more information on 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):
36.75333, -81.43639
36°45'12"N, 81°26'11"W

From I-81, take Marion exit 45 onto Virginia State Route 16 South. Follow SR 16 South for approximately 13 miles to the campground on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

RACCOON BRANCH CAMPGROUND
6416 Sugar Grove Highway
Sugar Grove  VA  24375

Phone Number:

Information:  (800)628-7202
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