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Dixie Caverns & Pottery
(540) 380-2085
5753 W Main St
Salem, VA
 
Roanoke Mountain Campground
(540) 982-9242
2551 Mountain View Rd
Vinton, VA
 
Bush Park Camping Resort
(804) 776-6750
Rt 702
Deltaville, VA
 
Callebs Co Campground
(276) 475-5222
25136 Whitaker Hollow Rd
Abingdon, VA
 
Bull Run Regional Park
(703) 631-0550
7700 Bull Run Dr
Centreville, VA
 
Blue Ridge Outdoors
(540) 777-2110
4802 Valley View Boulevard
Roanoke, VA
 
New River Junction Campground
(540) 639-6633
2591 Big Falls Rd
Blacksburg, VA
 
Sunset Beach Rv Resorts
(757) 331-1776
Route 13
Cape Charles, VA
 
Cherrystone Family Camping
(757) 331-3063
1511 Townfield Dr
Cape Charles, VA
 
Whippernock Marina & Campgrounds
(804) 265-5252
2700 Sutherland Rd
Sutherland, VA
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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