MORRIS HILL CAMPGROUND, VA

Lake Moomaw near Lake Moomaw offers many activities. Morris Hill Campsite
Morris Hill is a peaceful, rustic campground for groups of family and friends. The family campground is a family-friendly destination perched on a ridge above Lake Moomaw. Kids can have fun at the playground while older generations sit back and relax in the shade. The group sites accommodate...

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Lake Moomaw near Lake Moomaw offers many activities. Morris Hill Campsite Morris Hill - nearby swimming beach at Coles Point on Lake Moomaw Morris Hill - nearby boat ramp at Fortney Branch on Lake Moomaw View from atop Gathright Dam to the Jackson River near Morris Hill

Overview

Morris Hill is a peaceful, rustic campground for groups of family and friends. The family campground is a family-friendly destination perched on a ridge above Lake Moomaw. Kids can have fun at the playground while older generations sit back and relax in the shade. The group sites accommodate up the 25 guests with space for up to eight tents. Campers can enjoy the wonders of camping with simple pleasures like s'mores on the campfire, berry picking in the woods, and watching for waterfowl and wildlife like deer. The convenient location near Lake Moomaw and sandy swim beaches, a fishing pier, boat ramp, and hiking and biking trails makes Morris Hill a popular spot.

Natural Features:

The campground sits on a ridge overlooking Lake Moomaw. It is about a half-mile from the south end of the lake. Lake Moomaw, which flows from the Jackson River, is a cold-water 2,530-acre lake with an inviting swimming beach.

Morris Hill is part of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests which spans across Virginia and parts of West Virginia and Kentucky. These forests protect 40 species of trees that are mostly Appalachian hardwood and mixed pine-hardwood forests, 60 species of mammals and 200 species of birds.

Recreation:

An inviting swimming beach at Coles Point attracts many visitors. About less than a mile from the campground is a fishing pier where anglers seek brown and rainbow trout, bass and crappie. Back Creek is also nice for trout fishing. Hikers enjoy the Morris Hill Bike Trail and Fortney Loop Trail.

Facilities:

Family Campground: Most sites will fit any size RV. Campsite amenities include flush toilets, hot showers, a playground and drinking water. Group Sites: There is no water or electricity. Two fully accessible vault toilets, picnic tables and a group grill are on each group site. Coles Point Boat Ramp, the nearest boat ramp to Morris, is less than two miles away.

Nearby Attractions:

Head downstream of the Jackson River for fly fishing, canoeing, rafting and kayaking. A half hour east of the lake is Hot Springs, Virginia, a quaint village known as a rural resort town.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Paved Roads
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
Know Before You Go
  • Additional parking is remote
  • No livestock allowed. Leashed pets are permitted.
  • The Family Campground has first-come, first-served sites.
  • No chainsaws allowed.
  • Vehicles must park on the spurs and not extend into the roadway.
  • For more information on George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, click here
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MORRIS HILL CAMPGROUND
651 Coles Mountain Road
Covington  VA  24426

Phone Number:

Information:  (540)962-2214