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CAMPSITE EQUIPMENT SIZE WARNING OCCONEECHEE STATE PARK: Due to campsite and road limitations, this park is strictly enforcing maximum size limitations on their campsites. If you arrive at the park with equipment larger than the site maximums and contrary to what is indicated on your reservation you will be turned away from the park and applicable cancellation fees applied.

OCCONEECHEE STATE PARK, VA

Photo: OCCONEECHEE STATE PARK
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Description

Occoneechee State Park is on Virginia's largest lake, Buggs Island Lake, also known as John H. Kerr Reservoir. The park features 3.1 miles of walking trails which allow the guest to experience the history of the Occoneechee Indians and plantation life in the 1800s.

The Commonwealth of Virginia began leasing the land for outdoor recreational use from the U.S. Army in 1944. Occoneechee State Park's land remains leased from the Army Corps of Engineers.

Size: 2698 acres.

Buggs Island Lake (Kerr Reservoir), 48,000 acres. The Panhandle area is 1,900 acres, and is open for hunting, hiking, biking and nature observation.

Contact Occoneechee State Park for further information.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Rental
  • Cabins
  • Camping
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing, Freshwater
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historical Programs
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Information Center
  • Lake
  • Motorboats Permitted
  • Nature Program
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Rent Bicycles
  • Restrooms
  • Showers - Hot
  • Trails - Bridle
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Visitor Center
Alerts and Important Information

There is a per night per pet fee for cats and dogs in all cabins and lodges (pets are not allowed in the Kiptopeke yurt). Customers making reservations via the web are responsible for visiting the park office to pay all applicable pet fees. Customers may also call the reservation center at 800-933-7275 to pay the pet fees in advance.

Notice for Campers:

LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!

One of the most important things we can do to protect Virginia's trees and forest diversity is stop moving firewood. New infestations of tree-killing insects and diseases are often first found in campgrounds and parks. Why? Because people have accidently spread invasive species when they brought firewood along with them. In Virginia, there are numerous counties under quarantines, issued by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, due to an invasive insect pest or disease. These quarantines restrict the movement of firewood or wood by products from certain tree species. Moving firewood in violation of a quarantine is a class 1 misdemeanor and upon conviction, you could be subject to; confinement in jail for up to twelve months and a fine of $2,500.00 or both. For more information on areas under quarantine, go to http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/news/releases-a/062212eabexpand.shtml

PLAY IT SAFE - LEAVE YOUR FIREWOOD AT HOME!!

Getting There:

From I-85, take Route 58 West Exit at South Hill. Park is located on Route 58 one mile east of Clarksville. Occoneechee State Park, 1192 Occoneechee Park Road, Clarksville, VA 23927-9449; phone, (434) 374-2210

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

OCCONEECHEE STATE PARK
1192 OCCONEECHEE PARK ROAD
CLARKSVILLE VA 23927-9449

Phone Number:

Information: (434)374-2210

Special Events:

    The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Pursuant to Code of Virginia, no fire of any sort is permitted, including charcoal, between February 15 and April 30, except between the hours of 4PM to midnight. This includes campgrounds and picnic area / cabin grills. Camping stoves that are self-contained are permitted (ex. Coleman Stove). from Feb 15 2010 to Apr 30 2010