Old Virginia Group Horse Campground

Area Status: Open

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 New River Trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This site will close for the season on November 26, 2023.
Reservations: Old Virginia Group Horse Campground Reservation Information
Fees: $50 per night (maximum 25 people, 25 horses).
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
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.

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