Address 1: 14239 Douthat State Park Road
Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 74
Electric Water: 55
Full Hook: Yes
The park, which straddles Bath and Alleghany counties, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Douthat is one of the original six Virginia State Parks that opened June 15, 1936. It’s nestled in the Allegheny Mountains and features some of Virginias most outstanding scenery. In addition, a 50-acre lake offers swimming, boating and seasonal trout fishing.
Douthat is well-known for its delightful, inviting campsites. Some offering a splendid view of placid Douthat Lake. (Note: Because of freezing weather, water is unavailable at individual campsites in March and November. As hot water is still available in the bathhouse, camping fees are not reduced.)
There are more than 40 miles of wooded hiking trails to choose from throughout the year, ranging from easy to difficult. Many park trails are open to mountain bikers, however hikers have the right-of-way.