Deer Trail Park and Campground

Location: Wytheville, Virginia

Webpage: RV Park

General Description: Located in the heart of Jefferson National Forest near Wytheville, Virginia, Deer Trail Park and Campground offers both the amenities and seclusion in a lovely park.  Sites range from full hookups to tent sites with water hookups and transient RV campers have their choice of pull through or back in sites.  All of the RV sites are gravel with scattered trees for shade.  Amenities include a swimming pool, playground areas, country store, a large clubhouse with pool tables and ping pong, fishing in a small pond, and hiking trails.

Impressions:

1) Deer Trail Park is a medium size campground and is very nice.  As the website states, the owners are creating an RV Park that they would want to visit and they are doing a good job.  Over half of the RV sites are used by seasonal campers, but this still leaves about a dozen sites for transients that are a mix of pull-through and back in sites.  All of these sites are completely gravel (no grass), which makes it easy to maintain.

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2) One warning, which they told us about when we made the reservations.  If you have a large RV, DO NOT pull down to the office as you will have a terrible time turning around.  Instead you need to pull into your site first and then go to the office.  Luckily we were met by one of the staff as we pulled in and he made sure we did not make this mistake, however, we watched a couple of large RVs having to get turned around.  The staff were very friendly and helpful the entire week.

3) The bathrooms are near the office, which is a bit of a walk across the creek from our campsite, but too bad.  They are kept clean and just starting to show their age.

4) The clubhouse is very large and has a number of games available including two pool tables, a ping pong table, TV, and arcade games.  Be warned there is no RV reception or phone reception in the Park.  However, they do have a good WiFi system that reaches all corners of the park.

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5) The hiking trails are really wood roads that wind up to the top of the ridge behind the campgrounds.  The main trail is well marked with red arrows and the view from the top of the ridge made the hike worthwhile.

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