Occoneechee State Park RV & Campground Guide


Occoneechee State Park is 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.

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Spring 37-79 F
Summer 66-90 F
Fall 38-83 F
Winter 28-54 F
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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

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

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.

Type: Farm-to-Table

Location: 801 Virginia Avenue, Clarksville, VA

Los Bandidos Mexican Restaurant

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.

Type: Mexican

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.

Type: American

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.

Type: Seafood

Location: 876 Madison Street, Boydton, VA

Lois' Family Kitchen

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.

Type: American

Location: 1037 West 2nd Street, Chase City, VA


Grandfather's Country Creations

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

Buggs Island Bait and Tackle

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

Galleria on the Lake

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 Good Earth Peanut Company

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

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


Clarksville Regional Museum

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

Three Sisters of Shiney Rock Winery

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

Tobacco Farm Life Museum

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

MacCallum More Museum and Gardens

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

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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.

Occoneechee State Park Daily parking fee : $7.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Occoneechee State Park

What is the climate of Occoneechee State Park?

Winters tend to be short with temperatures in the high 20s to the low 50s. Summers last longer and tend to be wetter. The average high will hover around 88 degrees Fahrenheit while lows generally stay in the 70s.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Occoneechee State Park?

You'll find beavers, frogs, lizards, and turtles at Occoneechee State Park. It's renowned for its many birds. The rare Kirtland's warbler lives here. You'll also spot wild turkeys, peregrine falcons, cardinals, egrets, and great blue herons.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Occoneechee State Park?

There are designated RV sites available at Occoneechee State Park from March until December. Most of the 45 campsites have 20- and 30-amp hookups as well as potable water. Rates start at $35 per night.

Are pets allowed at Occoneechee State Park?

Virginia welcomes pets to all of its state parks. While at Occoneechee, pets should be leashed or confined. Don't bring them into public facilities, such as restaurants or bathhouses. Do bring proof that they're up-to-date on their rabies vaccination.

Is Occoneechee State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Some areas of Occoneechee State Park are accessible. Disabled visitors are welcome to use wheelchairs on level trails. The playground, parking lots, display and reception areas, bathhouses, and boat ramp No. 1 are all ADA compliant.