Camping Destination: Douthat State Park

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If you’re looking for an RV adventure in the heart of the Virginia mountains, Douthat State Park should be on your list of summer travel destinations!

Written by Reines RV Center, Your #1 RV Dealer in Virginia


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Douthat State Park is a historical family park with over 4,500 acres of land and 50 acres of lake. Located just 3 hours from Richmond, Virginia and four hours from Northern Virginia, Douthat is the perfect little getaway for a weekend of family camping.

Douthat offers a variety of campsites, with many overlooking the beautiful Douthat Lake. Each campsite comes with a grill, picnic table and lantern posts, and two vehicles per campsite are allowed in addition to your camping unit. There are 19 RV or tent sites with gravel pads that accommodate RVs up to 40 feet located lakeside, as well as over 70 other campsites located throughout the property.

Campsites include 30 or 50-amp service and water, so Douthat will be perfect for your travel trailer, motorhome, 5th wheel or toy hauler! There are also 14 mostly shaded RV sites int he equestrian camping area of Beaver Dam.

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Activities are abundant on this gorgeous campground, including hiking, bridle and mountain bike trails in a wide range of difficulty levels. There are over 40 miles of wooded hiking trails and six miles of bridle trails available to explore.

Step out from the woods and head lakeside for boating and fishing in the 50-acre stocked lake. Depending on the time of year, you’ll find everything from rainbow, brown and brook trout to largemouth bass, crappie, catfish and more. Of course you can’t forget about the full equestrian campground and horse trailer parking lot.


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While we all love a good meal around the campfire, Douthat also has a full-service restaurant with a beautiful view overlooking the lake. There is also a camp store with convenience items and an outdoor amphitheater for special occasions or events.

Now that you know where to go, make sure you have the means to get there. Located just three hours away from Douthat State Park is Reines RV Center, your number one RV dealer servicing the greater Richmond area. You can visit Reines RV Center in Manassas or Ashland, VA, where you can explore their huge selection of new and used RVs for sale.

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