Occoneechee State Park Campground - Clarksville Virginia Camping
Just across the Kerr Reservoir / Buggs Island Lake from the charming town of Clarksville, Virginia sits Occoneechee State Park, a beautiful Virginia State Park. The park has one of the most beautiful campgrounds in the whole state including a select view of amazing sites located right up next to the water.
Beyond Secret: The best water sites are W25-W30. W29 & W30 are the only 2 waterside sites with electricity.
The campground features 3 different loops for camping and over 50 sites, mostly electric, as well as a horse campground, cabins and even a lodge.
The lakeside sites are super amazing, but the only way to secure yours is to reserve well in advance as these are the most popular ones.
Note: You are not supposed to swim.
When I stayed here I was just passing through for the night in the offseason, so there weren't many other campers and I didn't have much time to do things. In the summer on weekends every site will be occupied and probably sold out well in advance.
I also was able to do a hike through the Beaver walking trail, but it went through hunting land so I was super paranoid the whole time that I'd be shot, lol.
Buggs Island Lake is one of the biggest fishing spots in the state, and it isn't hard to fish from the shores of the campground.
Beyond Secret: Grab dinner at the Lake House Restaurant, a quaint eatery located in an old house on the main road.
Across a really cool bridge (no pedestrians, so you can't walk) is the small town of Clarksville. They are famous for their big Lakefest in July (hot air balloons, arts & crafts, food, music, etc). The town has a few antique shops, a few places to grab a bite and a brand new craft brewery. I'll have more on this after Lakefest this year, which I will be attending.