Elizabeth Furnace Family Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Enjoy the sounds of the gentle breeze rustling through the trees and the slow currents of Passage Creek at this family campground in the Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area. 

If you are travelling with a larger group, reserve a spot at the Elizabeth Furnace Group Campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The campground is open. Flush toilets and showers will be open until October 24, 2021. As of October 25, 2021 only the handpump and vault toilets will be available until next spring. 
Reservations: No reservation required.  First come, first served
Fees $20 per site per night We currently do not accept credit/debits cards at this campground.  Cash or checks only
Open Season: Open year round
Restrictions: Alcoholic beverages prohibited. 
Closest Towns: Strasburg, VA
Water: Hand pump available year round.
Restroom: Vault toilets available year round; Flush toilets and warm water showers: late May through September
Operated By: Lee Ranger District: 540-984-4101

General Information


From I-81: Take exit 296 and turn east, on VA 55 for 1.4 miles. In center of Strasburg (traffic light), turn left to remain on VA 55. After 5.0 miles, turn right onto SR 678 in small community of Waterlick. The recreation area will be on your left in about 3.5 miles. There are three entrances, about a half mile apart: Entrance to the group campground appears first, followed by the entrance to the day use area, and finally the entrance to the campground.

From I-66: Take Exit 6 (Front Royal) and proceed south on SR 340/522 for 1.3 miles until you come to a stoplight. Turn right onto VA 55 West for 5 miles to the small community of Waterlick. Turn left onto SR 678 and go approximately 6 miles. Elizabeth Furnace Family Campground will be on your left.

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