Fox Creek Horse Campground

Area Status: Open

For horseback riders, this campground offers unparalleled access to the most scenic trail riding in our region. Ride from your campsite to enjoy a spectacular day of riding in the Mount Rogers High Country that is arguably the best in the eastern U.S. 

At a Glance

Reservations: Sites are first-come, first-serve.
Fees: $5 per vehicle per night.
Permit Info: Horse owners need to have a current negative Coggins test certificate for any horse that they take to a public place for recreational use in Virginia.
Open Season: early-April - late-November
Restrictions: No alcoholic beverages. 
Closest Towns: Chilhowie and Damascus, VA
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Portable toilets
Passes: The America the Beautiful Senior and Access Pass provides a 50% discount to the base campsite fee. No other America the Beautiful Interagency passes are valid at this site.
Operated By: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area: 800-628-7202
Information Center: Operating this campground would not be possible without help from volunteers. Find out about opportunities to volunteer at

General Information

Directions: From I-81: Take exit 45 at Marion, VA. Then take St. Route 16 South for 17 miles to Troutdale, VA. Turn right onto VA 603 (Laurel Valley Road) and follow it for approximately 4 miles to the campground on the right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 32

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing Regulations and Permits.

Day Hiking

Horse Camping

No. of Sites 32
Sleeping Shelter No

Horse Riding

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