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Occoneechee State Park
« on: April 11, 2012, 07:19:38 PM »
This state park is located in Clarksville, VA on the banks of the John H. Kerr Reservoir (also known as Buggs Island Lake). It is a well maintained park and offers a variety of sites that accommodate both tents and rvs with ample parking for larger vehicles and boats. There is a separate equestrian loop as well as a number of modern cabins available. The cabins are available year-round.  There are multiple boat ramps, boat rentals (power), amphitheatre, fishing, a playground, trails for hiking and a multi-use trail (bike, hike, horse).

The reservations page indicated that the check-in time was 4:00. When arrived at 5:30, the office was closed. The staff member who was finishing up paperwork for the day said the office closed at 4:00. So we were told to go to the correct loop and set up on open site with an "orange" placard. In the morning we needed to let them know which site we took. When you register for a site, it is not site specific, but rather, you choose what type of site you want. Then it's first-come, first-serve for that type of site you chose.  We chose a waterfront site with electric and water hookups (Orange) and were not disappointed at all.

Wildlife in the park that we encountered included owls, woodpeckers, turtles and a variety of skinks (lizards).

This is a pet-friendly campground, however, they charge $5/night/animal.  [dog]

We enjoyed our stay and want to go again.

Part of our site.

View from our site.

The view on the other side of the loop. This site was not available on the day we arrived or it would have been ours.

Blue Tail Skink

The sunsets were fabulous.

Cabin #4 - waterfront

There were lots of woodpeckers in the park.

Other photos are available in our gallery.

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