Camp Burson

Hungry Mother State Park

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B F Buchanan Hwy.
Marion, VA 24354
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GPS: 36.871, -81.525

Last Price Paid: $35
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 2217 ft
Max Length: 35 ft
Tent Camping: Yes
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35 Tiffin Allegro
8 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 25

JohnAnge would stay here again

“Beautiful spot in the mountains and a great beach”

Reviewed Jun 15, 2016

Overall Rating

This is second time we have stayed here. It is a Virginia State Park located near Marion, VA and is in the mountains - 10 degrees cooler then near our home in Eastern VA. The campsites are level and most will easily handle 40+ feet. The sites with full hook up are located in the Camp Burson area. Most of the sites are nicely shaded. There is a very nice lake behind the dam and great sand swimming beach about a mile up the road from Camp Burson near the Visitor Center. They also have a nice restaurant where we have had a good lunch and dinner. The park also rents kayaks, SUPs, paddle boats and canoes. You can fish in the lake with a license.

The park is about 3 miles outside of Marion which is a nice small town. The big attraction that brings us here is the Lincoln Theatre which is one of the Crooked Road Bluegrass Music Venues. Between the Marion and the Campground is a drive-in movie theater which pretty rare to find. Abingdon is down I-81 about 20 miles, it also has an active arts and bluegrass scene.

Route 16 connects Marion and the Park. Somewhat narrow and hilly. Several low branches to keep an eye for.

Site Quality
Sprint 3G
Verizon 4G

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  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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