Directions to Baker Island campsites from the water: Follow directions to Foster Falls listed under Millrace Campground. Proceed to the parking area at the lower boat launch. Heading downstream, sites 1, 2 (Group Buddy sites BakBud 001 and BakBud 002) and 3 (BakBud 003) are accessible from the river by going to the left - the south side - of Baker Island; the sites are on the right. Sites 4 and 5, BakBud 004 and BakBud 005, are accessible by landing at the upstream tip of the island. From there you'll take a short hike to the sites (there is no direct access from the river for these two sites). Traveling downstream, sites 6 and 7, BakBud 006 and BakBud 007, are accessible from the river by going to the right of the Baker Island; the sites are on the left. All sites can be accessed from the upstream tip of the island, but from there you'll need to take a short hike to sites Bak 003 through Bak 007 and a longer hike to sites 1 and 2 (the Group Buddy BakBud 001 and BakBud 002).
Check-in is 4pm and check-out is 3pm. The campground is in Wythe County at Foster Falls. These sites are on an island accessed only by boat and are available year-round. Reservations are strongly encouraged because prior registration of a site on Baker Island is required, even for walk-ins. Campers must park their vehicles at the lower boat launch since access to Baker Island is only by kayak or canoe. All sites are marked with an 18"" by 18"" campsite marker posted along the river's edge. Visitors must display their confirmation letter on the dash to prevent their vehicle from being towed. Same-day reservations are acceptable, but campers must have access to a fax machine or pick up the confirmation letter from the park's Foster Falls office if there is insufficient time to receive the letter by mail.