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HOPPER CREEK GROUP CAMP (VA)



Created: 2010/10/03 04:48 AM        Last Updated: 2010/10/03 04:48 AM


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Camp Details Camp Name: HOPPER CREEK GROUP CAMP (VA)
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Hopper Creek Group Camp offers a rustic atmosphere for group camping under the trees. This area is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and welcomes visitors who wish to enjoy the rustic beauty and peacefulness of the area. The group camp area can accommodate up to 50 people at one time. The area is for tent camping only and tent pads are provided for tent set-up. Facilities and improvements include 12 picnic tables which can be moved around within the camping area, 1 pedestal double grill, and a group size fire ring. The area has a vault toilet building installed in 2007. There is no potable water available, campers will need to bring their own drinking water. A mowed area is available in the group camp area for games and organized activities. Showers are available at Cave Mounain Lake at the beach bathhouse, which is a short drive from Hopper Creek. The day use fees for Cave Mountain Lake would be applicable. Hiking trails surround the area offering everything from short walks in and around Cave Mountain Lake to a full day hike along the nearby ridges to backpacking trips along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, in the James River Face Wilderness, or in the Thunder Ridge Wilderness. Visitors to the National Forest are responsible for knowing the rules and regulations of the Forest and the area they are visiting. Additional information can be obtained by calling the Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts office at (540) 291-2188. Office hours are 8 am through 4:30 pm (Eastern time) Monday through Friday. The closest groceries and gas are located in nearby Lexington, Virginia about a 20 minute drive from the Hopper Creek Group Camp. Ice and other sundries can be obtained from small stores along State Route 759 as you enter the area. Cellular phone service is not reliable due to the area location. America the Beautiful Senior and Access passes are not applicable for group camp fees.



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Latitude:37.6208330
Longitude:-79.5061110

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From Interstate 81 N: Take exit 175 off Interstate 81 just south of Natural Bridge, Virginia. Go North on US Highway 11 towards Natural Bridge (left turn facing the Exxon station). In Natural Bridge follow Route 130 East at the intersection with US Highway 11 (right turn at the Natural Bridge attraction parking lot) Continue on Route 130 East for approximately 4 miles to Natural Bridge Station. Turn right onto State Route 759 and continue for approximately 3 miles to the intersection with Route 781 and Petites Gap Road. Continue ahead on Route 759, Hopper Creek road. The entrance for Hopper Creek Group Camp is approximately 1.6 miles ahead. Turn left into the recreation area entrance and through the main gate. From Interstate 81 S: Take exit 180 off Interstate 81 just north of Natural Bridge, Virginia. Continue South on US Highway 11 towards Natural Bridge. Once in Natural Bridge (facing the attraction parking lot) turn left onto Route 130 East at the intersection with US Highway 11. Continue on Route 130 East for approximately 4 miles to Natural Bridge Station. Turn right onto state Route 759 and continue for approximately 3 miles to the intersection with Route 781 and Petites Gap Road. Continue ahead of Route 759, Hopper Creek road. The entrance for Hopper Creek Group Camp is approximately 1.6 miles ahead. Turn left into the recreation area entrance and through the main gate.


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725 Hopper Creek Group Road Natural Bridge Station VA USA

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