Morris Hill Campground

Area Status: Closed

Morris Hill at Lake Moomaw offers a peaceful, rustic campground. The campground offers scenic views from its perch on a ridge above the southern end of Lake Moomaw. Located just a half-mile from the lakeshore, this campground provides easy access to sandy swim beaches, a fishing pier, boat ramp, and hiking and biking trails. 

Hikers enjoy the nearby Morris Hill Bike Trail and Fortney Loop Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This site will close for the season October 4, 2023. 
Reservations: Reservations can be made by visiting  Reservations must be made 2 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 months in advance for standard sites and 12 months in advance for group sites.
Fees: Fees are $21 per night for standard sites and $65 per night for group sites.
Open Season: Memorial Day Weekend - late-October
Closest Towns: Covington, VA
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Flush toilets with warm water showers in family campground. Vault toilets in group campground.
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 Ranger District: (540) 962 - 2214
Information Center: Additional parking is remote No livestock allowed. Leashed pets are permitted. The Family Campground has first-come, first-served sites. No chainsaws allowed. Vehicles must park on the spurs and not extend into the roadway.

General Information


Accessible fishing dock


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.93111, -79.97111
37°55'52"N, 79°58'16"W

Family Campground- From Covington, VA, take Exit 16A off Interstate 64 to US Rt. 220. Go north on Rt. 220 for 5.6 miles to State Rt. 687. Turn left onto Rt. 687 and go 3.2 miles to State Rt. 641. Turn left onto Rt 641/666 and go 4.2 miles to State Rt. 605. Then turn right onto Rt. 605 and proceed 2 miles to campground entrance on left. 
Group Campsites- From Covington, VA, take Exit 16A or 16Boff I-64. Follow signs for US 220 and travel north on US 220 for about 5.5 miles. Turn left on State Road (SR) 687, (Jackson River Road) and travel about 3.2 miles. Turn left on SR 641 (Indian Draft Road). This shortly becomes SR 666. Travel about 4.2 miles on 641/666. You will come to a three-way intersection. Turn right onto SR 605 and travel about 2.5 miles, then turn left at the sign for the US Army Corps of Engineers Visitor's Center. Travel about 0.1 miles and there will be a heavy wooden gate on the left. Directions for entering the group area are on your confirmation letter. Open the gate and follow the signs to the group site you reserved.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:

Most sites will fit any size RV. Campsite amenities include flush toilets, hot showers, a playground and drinking water.

No. of Sites 52
No. of Accessible sites

Group Camping

Recreation areas with activity Group Camping:

The group sites accommodate up the 25 guests with space for up to eight tents. There is no water or electricity at the group site. Two fully accessible vault toilets, picnic tables and a group grill are on each group site. 

Reservation Info Group Campsite 1 Reservation InformationGroup Campsite 2 Reservation Information.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:

Less than a mile from the campground is a fishing pier where anglers seek brown and rainbow trout, bass and crappie. Back Creek is another nearby site popular for trout fishing.

Fishing Regulations and Permits.

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:

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