PEAKS OF OTTER CAMPGROUND, VA

The Peaks of Otter Campground is nestled between the bases of two dominating mountains in the rolling hills of Virginia.Three mountain peaks sit atop a thick blanket of forest along the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, making up the Peaks of Otter-- a recreational oasis spanning acres upon...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 26 2014   Season Dates

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  • Due to the presence of invasive insects, firewood from outside the local area is not allowed.
  • No showers, electric or water hookups are available
  • Some campsites at this facility are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • First-come, first-serve sites may be available
  • Six visitors are allowed per campsite
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

The Peaks of Otter Campground is nestled between the bases of two dominating mountains in the rolling hills of Virginia.

Natural Features:

Three mountain peaks sit atop a thick blanket of forest along the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, making up the Peaks of Otter-- a recreational oasis spanning acres upon acres of rolling landscape.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a scenic byway that follows the high crests of the central and southern Appalachians for 469 miles from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina.

Recreation:

The 24-acre Abbott Lake is one of the biggest attractions the Peaks of Otter Park has to offer. The lake is well-stocked with small mouth bass and bluegill. A crystal-clear mountain stream also winds through the campground and picnic area, creating a tranquil backdrop for your camping trip.

Numerous hiking opportunities range from demanding, scaling the area's high mountain peaks, to the moderate short, flat trail around Abbott Lake. Hikers are likely to stumble upon one of the mountain meadows, filled with wildflowers and migrating butterflies in the spring and a fantastic assortment of colors in the fall.

Abundant wildlife like deer and wild turkey are spotted daily at the Peaks of Otter Campground, and many rare species of birds reside or migrate along the mountain ranges. Summer interpretive programs are provided for visitors to learn about the wildlife as well as the history of the area.

Facilities:

Campsites are shaded under an umbrella of thick trees, and provide campers with tables, campfire rings and grills. The site also offers modern conveniences like flush toilets, drinking water and a dump station.

Nearby Attractions:

The Peaks of Otter Lodge and Restaurant are located within walking distance of the campground, offering a country store and gift shop.

Also located a short walk away is The Johnson Farm, an old mountain farmstead that has been restored and preserved to look as it did in the mid-1800s. Another historic structure, Aunt Polly's Ordinary, has also been restored and sits on the northeastern shore of Abbott Lake.

Booking Window
Sat Aug 02 2014 - Sat Jan 31 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 16 2014 Sun Oct 19 2014
Walk In Mon Oct 20 2014 Sun Oct 26 2014
Walk In Fri May 08 2015 Fri May 15 2015
Peak Sat May 16 2015 Sat Oct 24 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Birding
  • Dump Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Lake Access
  • Trails
  • Water Spigot
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Amphitheater
  • Fishing
  • Interpretive Center
  • Paved Roads
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor Center
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 16 2014 -
Oct 19 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $19.00
RV NONELECTRIC $19.00
Walk In Season
Oct 20 2014 -
Oct 26 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
RV NONELECTRIC $16.00
Walk In Season
May 08 2015 -
May 15 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
RV NONELECTRIC $16.00
Peak Season
May 16 2015 -
Oct 24 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $19.00
RV NONELECTRIC $19.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.44315, -79.60471
37°26'35"N, 79°36'17"W

From Roanoke, Virginia, take the Blue Ridge Parkway north for 26 miles to Milepost 86.

From Bedford, Virginia, follow Route 43 to Blue Ridge Parkway; the campground is on the left before reaching the Parkway.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

PEAKS OF OTTER CAMPGROUND
10454 Peaks Road
Bedford  VA  24523

Phone Number:

Project Office: (540)586-7321