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Whether it's camping along the New River for paddling and smallmouth bass fishing, Big Stoney for trout fishing, the Appalachian Trail for hiking, or Jefferson National Forest for just kicking back and relaxing, Giles County has something for every campers needs...including horses.

Camping in Giles

Glen Lyn Town Park - RV hookups, bathroom facilities, boat landing and playground .Glen Lyn


Gentry's Landing

Gentry’s Landing - (540) 726-7509 - U.S. 460 in Richcreek. 80 plus campsites with full amenities.


Gunpowder Springs

Gunpowder Springs - The campground is adjacent to the Eggleston 2 boat ramp. Campfires are premitted at this site along with RV's. There are approximately 50 sites, and all sites have water and lighting available with some street lights around. The fee to camp here is $15 a day, $75 a month, or $900 year. There are bathrooms (outhouses) available. Although there are no signs directing you to the campground, it is on the other hand easy to find. Simply drive down Eggleston Rd. and turn onto Cliffview St. right before the Eggleston Bridge. For more information please contact: H&L Mini Mart Howard Barnett (540 )626-3223


New River Park Campground - (540) 626-7361 Newport. Adjacent to the boat ramp. Campfires are permitted. There is water, but it is not drinkable. RV hookups are available. Electricity and bathrooms.
Directions: Go to Newport and turn on to Spruce Run. At the end of the road turn left onto Goodwins Ferry Road. About a half mile later turn right on to New River Park Lane. Contact Information:
Jay Williams (540) 626-7361


Riverview Campround - Office:  (540) 726-7840 - U.S. 460E in Narrows.  2779 Virginia Ave. Narrows, VA 24124  Full Hook-Up and Rustic camping available.  Season Rates available.  Amenities include Bath House, Laundry Facility,  Boat Ramp, direct river access, Wi-Fi, Bait & Tackle shop, Activity Building with pool tables and games, Playground for children.  Open fires are permitted.  Tents, RV's, Campers, and Motorcycles are welcome. 


Whitt-Riverbend Park

Whitt-Riverbend Park - Pictured Above -Restrooms, easy access to river. Shelter, open pit camp fires allowed.
Fees. Tent camping. No RV hookups. Town of Pearisburg


Walnut Flats Campground
6 remote sites, small pond, hunting, fishing, hiking, AT, horseback riding
(bring your own horse). Up 201 off County 606, off Hwy 42, off Route 100 outside
Pearisburg. Primitive.


Falls of Dismal
An easy hike to multi-tiered waterfall on Dismal Creek - a stocked trout stream.
Horses permitted. Route 201, off County 606, off Hwy 42, off Route 100 outside Pearisburg.



White Cedar

White Cedar
Horse Camp, 16 camping units with corrals, playground, $15-25 per
night fee, bring your own horse. Route 201 off County 606, off Hwy 42, off Route 100
outside Pearisburg. Download Map


White Rocks Campground
49 campsites, easy 1.5 mile nature trail, $4 per night fee. County 613 off County 635,
off U.S. 460 just west of Pembroke. Primitive. Download Map


Camp Success
Camp Success is adjacent to a boat ramp. Camp fires are permitted here. They do not have a fresh water source or any outside lighting. Rv's, campers, 4-wheelers, or motorcycles allowed on the campgrond. There are 40 sites at Camp Success. There is no fee to visit Camp Success. They do have Bathrooms on the campground. There are signs that lead to the public boat landing. They also have a small playground for children. (540) 726-2384  Town of Narrows (540) 726-3020


Appalachian Trail
50 miles of this famed walking route runs through Giles Couty and Pearisburg, where
many hikers tarry for supplies, mail, rest and communication.

Angel's Rest

Angels Rest Overlook
AT hike, 1.5 miles each way, moderate and sleep, great views. Route 793 off Route 100 off
U.S. 460 outside Pearisburg.

War Spur & Wind Rock Trails
Sweeping wilderness views of mountains and valleys, wildflowers, giant ferns and virgin
evergreen stands. Easy to moderate trails, 1-4 mile options. Past Mountain Lake off County
700, off U.S. 460 just west of Newport's Route 42. Download Map

Walnut Flats Campground
6 remote sites, small pond, hunting, fishing, hiking, AT, horseback riding
(bring your own horse). Up 201 off County 606, off Hwy 42, off Route 100 outside
Pearisburg. Primitive.