Occoneechee State Park RV & Campground Guide
Occoneechee State Parkis located on Buggs Island Lake, the largest lake in Virginia. The lake was created when a dam was built on the Roanoke River in 1947. The lake's official name is the John H. Kerr Reservoir, but Virginians prefer to call it Buggs Island Lake. Occoneechee State Park is named after the Native Americans who used to live in this area. Near by cities include Oxford, North Carolina and Boydton, Virginia.
RV Resorts & Campsites in Occoneechee State Park
Bring your RV when you visit Occoneechee State Park to have a wonderful experience in nature. Traveling by RV is a great way to visit state parks and other beautiful natural areas. You can rent an RV at a nearby RVshare location if you don't have one.
Occoneechee State Park Campground
There is a campground inside Occoneechee State Park, and it accommodates RVs. Water and electrical hookups are available, and campsites allow rigs up to 30-35 feet long. Campsites have grills for cooking or campfires. Wood is available for purchase; you may not bring your own firewood. The campground has restrooms and bathhouses with hot showers. Dogs must be kept on a leash. Rates start at $35 per night.
Rudds Creek Campground
Rudds Creek Campground is located on the John H. Kerr Reservoir. It has RV sites with electrical and water hookups. The campground has flush toilets, hot showers, and a dump station. There is a swimming beach, boat ramp, playground, and picnic area. Pets are allowed.
Longwood Park has forested sites with a beautiful view of the lake. Amenities include water and electrical hookups, a dump station, restrooms, showers, a playground, picnic shelters, fire pits, and lake access. Pets are allowed in the campground.
Steele Creek Marina and Campground
Steele Creek Marina and Campground is open year-round. However, water hookups are turned off from November through the beginning of April. Electrical hookups are available all year long. Some sites are right on the waterfront. Campground amenities include toilets, showers, a playground, a swimming area, and a store. Pets are allowed, except for some dog breeds. Dogs must be kept on a leash. Rates start at $30 per night.
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What to Do at
Occoneechee State Park
Inside Occoneechee State Park
The main attraction in Occoneechee State Park is the large lake, Buggs Island Lake, which offers fishing, swimming, and boating. In addition, there are hiking, biking, and equestrian trails that allow you to take in the beauty of nature. There is a visitor center/museum in the park where you can learn about Native American history and about the Occoneechee people who used to live in the area. The park has a splash spray ground where kids can play and run around among sprays of water. There are also ranger-led programs for children, such as guided hikes and archery lessons.
Outside Occoneechee State Park
The area near Occoneechee State Park is filled with charming small towns that offer cute little shops and interesting restaurants. There are some museums you can visit to learn more about this area of southern Virginia. There are also many other parks surrounding Buggs Island Lake that are worth a visit.
Cooper's Landing Inn and Traveler's Tavern serves local farm-to-table dishes. The menu changes seasonally, but the food is always delicious. They have a cooking school, as well.
Location: 801 Virginia Avenue, Clarksville, VA
Los Bandidos Mexican Restaurant serves delicious Mexican food for lunch and dinner. They have a bar that serves tequila and many other drinks. The service is exceptional, and they have received many great reviews.
Location: 7331 Highway 58, Clarksville, VA
Michelle's Home Cooking
Michelle's Home Cooking is an unpretentious cafe that serves wonderful southern comfort food. They have delicious desserts, too.
Location: 11256 Highway 15, Clarksville, VA
Copper Kettle Restaurant
The Copper Kettle Restaurant in Boydton is a reasonably-priced seafood restaurant. They also have some chicken, pork, and steak dishes for those who don't like seafood. Be sure to try the stuffed crab cakes.
Location: 876 Madison Street, Boydton, VA
Lois' Family Kitchen is a great place to go for a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere and good home cooking. Their varied menu will have something for everyone to enjoy.
Location: 1037 West 2nd Street, Chase City, VA
Grandfather's Country Creations is a unique little shop in Clarksville that sells country crafts, décor, and gifts. You are sure to find something for everyone on your list in this place.
Location: 214 Virginia Avenue, Clarksville, VA
If you decide to go fishing in Buggs Island Lake, then Buggs Island Bait and Tackle is the place to stop for all the fishing supplies you need. The friendly staff will be glad to answer your fishing questions.
Location: 8188 Highway 15, Clarksville, VA
At Galleria on the Lake, you will be able to shop for fine artwork, including paintings, photographs, pottery, jewelry, and hand-turned wood. You can also find gourmet cheeses, Virginia wines, and chocolate truffles here.
Location: 216 Virginia Avenue, Clarksville, VA
The largest variety of peanuts in the world is grown in Virginia. Visit The Good Earth Peanut Company to find a great selection of peanuts of all kinds, including Cajun peanuts and chocolate-covered peanuts. They also have many other nuts and peanut butter.
Location: 5334 Skippers Road, Skippers, VA
The Martin Collection is a great place to find fine gifts and collectibles. The collectibles include Precious Moments, Enesco, Department 56, Vanmark, and Demdaco.
Location: 128 South Mecklenburg Avenue, South Hill, VA
At the Clarksville Regional Museum, you can learn about the history of the area, starting with its past as a Native American settlement, through Clarksville's history as the tobacco capital of Virginia, to its role today in the tourism industry. The museum is open Friday through Sunday from April through November.
Location: 801 West Street, Clarksville, VA
Take a tour of Three Sisters of Shiney Rock Winery and taste some of the wonderful wines they produce. The winery is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
Location: 5484 Shiney Rock Road, Clarksville, VA
Learn what life was like on a tobacco farm at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in South Hill. Besides the museum, you can visit an original homestead house, a tobacco barn, a smokehouse, and a one-room schoolhouse on the grounds. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday, and admission is $8.
Location: 306 West Main Street, South Hill, VA
The MacCallum More Museum and Gardens consist of a historic home and the surrounding gorgeous botanical gardens. Lucy Morton Hudgins started the gardens in 1929 and developed them throughout her life. Her son continued the work, expanding the gardens to what they are today. They are open daily, and you can take a self-guided tour of the gardens for $8, or you can see both the gardens and the museum for $10. Children's admission is $5.
Location: 603 Hudgins Street, Chase City, VA
How to Get to
Occoneechee State Park
From I-85, take Highway 58 west at South Hill. The park is on Highway 58, one mile east of Clarksville. The address is 1192 Occoneechee Park Road, Clarksville, VA.
Entering Occoneechee State Park
The park is open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk. You must pay a parking fee to enter the park.
Daily parking fee : $7
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