Emerald Ash Borer:: Due to the recent discovery of an infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer in the area of Halifax County, which includes Staunton River State Park, bringing firewood into or removing it from the park is currently not permitted. All park facilities are open. For further information on the park or on the Emerald Ash Borer call the Visitors Center.

STAUNTON RIVER STATE PARK, VA

Staunton River State Park is one of the six original state parks that opened in June 1936. It is located on 1,597 acres along the shoreline of the John H. Kerr Reservoir (also known as Buggs Island Lake), at the convergence of the Dan and Staunton rivers. The largest lake in Virginia...
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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!!

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+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Description

Staunton River State Park is one of the six original state parks that opened in June 1936. It is located on 1,597 acres along the shoreline of the John H. Kerr Reservoir (also known as Buggs Island Lake), at the convergence of the Dan and Staunton rivers. The largest lake in Virginia is only one of the park's many attractions, which include a swimming pool, camping, cabins, picnic shelters and nature trails.

Size: 1,597 acres. Buggs Island Lake (Kerr Reservoir): 48,000 acres.

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Bunkhouse

Sat Aug 23 2014 - Wed Jul 22 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

CABIN SITE

Sat Aug 23 2014 - Wed Jul 22 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

CABIN-1BR SITE

Sat Aug 23 2014 - Wed Jul 22 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

CABIN-2BR SITE

Sat Aug 23 2014 - Wed Jul 22 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

PICNIC SHELTER

Sat Aug 23 2014 - Wed Jul 22 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Fri Aug 22 2014 - Wed Jul 22 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY

Fri Aug 22 2014 - Wed Jul 22 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

TENT/POPUP

Sat Aug 23 2014 - Wed Jul 22 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 11 Month(s) in advance.

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Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • 30 Amp Service
  • Boat Launch
  • Cabins
  • Camping
  • Camping Lodge
  • Comfort Station
  • Concession
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Sales
  • Fishing License Sales
  • Fishing, Freshwater
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hunting License Sales
  • Ice Sales
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Laundry - Coin Operated
  • Motorboats Permitted
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Showers - Hot
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Trails - Bridle
  • Trails, Bicycle
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Fees and Cancellation Policies
Getting There
Staunton River State Park is 18 miles east of South Boston. Take U.S. 360 to Route 344. Follow Route 344 for 10 miles to the park, located southeast of Scottsburg, Va. Staunton River State Park, 1170 Staunton Trail, Scottsburg, Va. 24589-9636; Phone: (434) 572-4623
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

STAUNTON RIVER STATE PARK
1170 STAUNTON TRAIL
SCOTTSBURG  VA  24589-9636

Phone Number:

Information:  (434)572-4623
Additional Information
Special Events

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

  • Between mid to late August to Labor Day each year, many of our parks that offer swimming may experience a shortage of qualified lifeguards, resulting in swimming being available on Saturdays and Sundays only (closed Monday-Friday). Swimming is available Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend. If your park trip depends on swimming daily, we advise you to reserve at another time. We apologize for the inconvenience. There is no refund to overnight guests when swimming is not available. from Aug 14 2008 to Dec 31 2050
  • During late July and throughout the early fall, the water level in Buggs Island Lake drops dramatically. If your visit to the park depends on your ability to launch your boat, please call the park to check on lake levels before making reservations. You can also check the lake level at www.kerrlake.com. from Jul 15 2009 to Dec 31 2050