Hidden Valley Recreation Area

Area Status: Open

With vast fields of wildflowers that attract countless butterflies, birds, and other wildlife, the Hidden Valley Recreation Area is appropriately named due to its secluded and hidden feeling. Drawing visitors for hundreds of years, the valley is a historic location with an antebellum-era mansion which is now run as a Bed and Breakfast. Camping is available at the campground. Stocked with trout, the Jackson River flows through the valley, and movie buffs will recognize the area as the setting for the movie Somersby.

At a Glance

Reservations: All campsites are available first-come, first-served. Reservations are not accepted. Overnight accommodations are available on site at the Hidden Valley Bed and Breakfast.
Fees: $15 per campsite per night.
Open Season: Day Use area open year-round. Campground open mid-March through mid-December.
Closest Towns: Hot Springs, VA
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilets
Passes: The America the Beautiful Senior and Access Pass provides a 50% discount to the base campsite fee (not hook ups). No other America the Beautiful Interagency passes are valid at this site.
Operated By: James River and Warm Springs Ranger Districts: 540-839-2521
Information Center: For more information contact: James River and Warm Springs Ranger District 422 Forestry Road Hot Springs, VA 24445 540-839-2521 Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 12:00 and 12:30 - 4:30

General Information

Directions: From the Intersection of State Route 39 and US 220: Follow SR 39 west for about 3.25 miles to SR 621. Turn right on SR 621 and follow it about 1 mile to the intersection with Forest Road 241, Hidden Valley Road. Turn left on FR 241 and follow it about 1.5 miles to Hidden Valley Campground on the left, and another 0.5 miles to trailhead and fishing parking

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No. of Sites 30 sites

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