Old Virginia Group Horse Campground


This campground is a primitive horse camp with room for 6 to 15 horse trailers depending on the sizes. It offers easy access to the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail with its connections to the Iron Mountain Trail. From the Iron Mountain Trail, riders can also access the Virginia Creeper Trail to the west or the New River Trail to the east.

At a Glance

Reservations: Old Virginia Group Horse Campground Reservation Information
Fees $50 per night (maximum 25 people, 25 horses).
Permit Info: Coggins Test Requirements governing horses in the state of Virginia.
Open Season: April 1 through November 30
Closest Towns: Chilhowie, VA
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Portable toilets
Operated By: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area: 800-628-7202

General Information

Directions: From I-81: Take exit 45 at Marion, Virginia. Take Rt.16 south for approximately 17 miles to VA 603 at Troutdale. Turn right onto VA 603 (Laurel Valley Road) and follow it for about 3 miles to the campground which will be on your right. A site identification sign is on the gravel driveway.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

  • Reset Map
    Reset Map
Loading Icons...


Horse Riding & Camping

Hide detail HIDE

Horse Riding

Horse Camping

Sleeping ShelterNo
Areas & Activities


  Latitude : 

  Longitude :