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Old 09-05-2011, 11:18 PM   #15
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Bad news... Peaks of Otter Campground is Federally Owned and is designated for primitive camping. It has 5-6 sets of rest rooms but no showers and no electric or water hookups. I'm going to do some more checking around to see what other possibilities might exist in the Central VA area to accommodate a bunch of FGRV'ers.

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Old 09-06-2011, 06:16 AM   #16
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Froggie, I think most of the State Parks in Virginia have electric and water hook-ups. I've been to a few...Claytor Lake is beautiful, as is Hungry Mother and Fairystone. Those are the closest to me (I live in Fancy Gap) and I'm sure the others are equally nice.
Anyone going to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (Bristol VA/TN)next week? We stay at a County Park there, Sugar Hollow, it's really nice.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:41 PM   #17
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Virginia FGRV rally

Froggie...sure appears that we have created a bit of interest in a Virginia FGRV rally. I'm thinking some location centrally located would draw more folks, say the Richmond area for example. Having never done anything like this I can offer very little advice. I would be willing to help in planning any way I can. TomB
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:29 PM   #18
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I thought about the State-owned campground at Bear Creek Lake as a possibility... it is in Cumberland County about 50 miles West of downtown Richmond. It's not as neat for scenery (basically you're in the middle of a big old pine forest) but there's swimming and boating as well as picnicking, etc. You are close to a few minor attractions and could even get up to King's Dominion in a reasonable time on the way in or out of a gathering there.

A second option that came up is Smith Mountain Lake. The State Park there would be a good possibility if they have the facilities folks want/need. The scenery there would be a better selling point, and folks interested in boating would have more options available to them. Fairystone might also be one worth examining a little more closely; it's long on scenery, but I'm not sure what other attractions it offers.

If there is sufficient interest, I'll pursue those possibilities next. I'm running a small rifle match at the end of October, so I'll probably not get real serious with this project until I have that out of the way.

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Christopher Run campground on Lake Anna with a Mineral, VA address.
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:24 PM   #20
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Hello fellow Members from Virginia. Please let me know of any great campgrounds that you find.

There is a wonderful local campground near me, close to Williamsburg VA. Its called chickahominy riverfront park. The campsites are on bluffs overlooking the river. Can get crowded when there are festivals in the park, but also can be quiet and lovely.

I'm all for a Virginia fiberglass rally. It would be lovely in the fall, in the mountains, when the leaves are changing color.
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Hello fellow Members from Virginia. Please let me know of any great campgrounds that you find.

There is a wonderful local campground near me, close to Williamsburg VA. Its called chickahominy riverfront park. The campsites are on bluffs overlooking the river. Can get crowded when there are festivals in the park, but also can be quiet and lovely.

I'm all for a Virginia fiberglass rally. It would be lovely in the fall, in the mountains, when the leaves are changing color.
Hi Ruth....I lived in Richmond for twelve years and am very famiiar with the Chickahominy river. In fact I was the first president of the Chickahominy Bassmasters. The camp ground you mentioned must be new (I have been gone from there for 30+ years). I fished out of Ed Allens Marina on the lake and the Hidwawy Marina on the river. Like you I would like to see a FGRV Va. rally. TomB
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Hi Ruth....I lived in Richmond for twelve years and am very famiiar with the Chickahominy river. In fact I was the first president of the Chickahominy Bassmasters. The camp ground you mentioned must be new (I have been gone from there for 30+ years). I fished out of Ed Allens Marina on the lake and the Hidwawy Marina on the river. Like you I would like to see a FGRV Va. rally. TomB
Hey Tom, as a BassMasters kinda guy, are you familiar with the State-run campground(s) at Smith Mtn. Lake? That would be picturesque and sort of centrally located in the State.

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Hey Tom, as a BassMasters kinda guy, are you familiar with the State-run campground(s) at Smith Mtn. Lake? That would be picturesque and sort of centrally located in the State.

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Froggie...by the way what the heck is your name,,I have fished Smith Mt. Lake but I have never visited the campgrounds. The question I have is how would we go about reserving the campgrounds for a rally? Would we just set a date and anyone who wanted to attend would make their own reservations? I'll do a little research and see how many camp sites they have and the rate. According to my list the cost would be $25.00 water/elec. There is also a $5.00 fee for a pet (up to $15.00 for 3 nights). I don't think they have sewer. Tom

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Old 02-26-2012, 08:53 PM   #24
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Hey

I don't see any posts about a VA rally since Sept. Did you guys give up on the idea? Has anyone considered James River State Park? It is one of our favorite places ever. Talk about centrally located. This park is practically brand new. The campground has hookups for elec. & H2O no sewer. The campsites are all very level and mostly private. The park has miles of river frontage with canoe rentals. The fishing is excellent. There are miles and miles of multiuse trails (hike,bike,equestrian.) The restrooms and bathouses are new and very clean. The scenery is awesome.
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James river will probably be our first outing in our U-haul 13ct, it's like coming home for us. We've been there over 20 times sometimes picnicking, sometimes camping, and have stayed in the cabins many times.
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Welcome to the forum Tom and Sandra! This is a friendly group. We welcome your friendship here.
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I really like James River State Park. I vote for a rally there. We went there for a weekend last summer and the kayaking was terrific. It's a gorgeous park. Who's gonna organize the rally? I work every other weekend, so we have to pick the right weekend for me.
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James river will probably be our first outing in our U-haul 13ct, it's like coming home for us. We've been there over 20 times sometimes picnicking, sometimes camping, and have stayed in the cabins many times.
I would love to check out a Park in VA that I have not been to, as I am already familiar with all the non private campgrounds in VA.
Also Doughthat State Park is beautiful, and they have just put in New Section with New Electric Level Sites.
Anthing on the Blue Ridge Parkway or Skyline Drive has No Electric.
My Vote, is to check out James River State Park.
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