On Basin Creek at the base of Wildcat Rock, just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, you’ll find the lovely Doughton Park. Situated in the Doughton Recreation Area, it’s surrounded by forest, hiking, and outdoor recreation. At the same time, you’ll find Willis Lake and a very small town just across the parkway in Laurel Springs. Stone Mountain State Park is right next door, and the Virginia state line is about 10 miles north.
The largest recreational area on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Doughton Park is filled with scenery and activities. The hiking is abundant and the vistas are incredible. It’s one of the best stops along the parkway, and the Doughton Park Campground gives you the chance to wake up to it. The campground is certainly rustic and minimal, but that gives you the opportunity to appreciate the nature around you.