Fairy Stone State Park

State Park

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967 Fairystone Lake Dr.
Stuart, VA 24171
540-930-2424
Reservations: 800-933-7275
Official Website

GPS: 36.7922, -80.1163

Last Price Paid: $41
Number of Sites: 50
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1021 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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Voyagers On Wheels
Jupiter, FL
33 Winnebago Voyage
2004 Honda CRV
53 reviews
Nightly rate: $41
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 8
“Very much in agreement with review below”

Reviewed Apr 17, 2018

Overall Rating

There are a lot of pluses about this campground:
5 star hiking trails that are well marked and kept up with beautiful views
The BEST showers we have found in 18 years of camping all over the US-hot, great pressure, water stays in the stall and not all over
Great beach (though it was closed and too cold when we were there)
Nice store with a few good camping items at the gate
Easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway
There is good WiFi in the parking lot at the Lower Beach
But there are some cons as well:
While the park is old, there have been a lot of updates but one is not the sites and it shows. They may be fine for smaller rigs and tent campers but at 33 ft we had a bit of difficulty getting level
Problems with making reservations online at Reserve America (VA State Parks just started this in March 2018) lead to us being scheduled to arrive the day before we did. The camp manager refused to accept this and in order to stay until our intended date we had to pay for an extra night (I put the amount we'd have paid had it been correct but as it was we paid $55 a night!)
We had no cell reception even extended on AT&T nor with Verizon. The camp host said she had intermittent Verizon but we had none-zip-zilch in 3 days
The rangers are excellent and came around one evening to warn us about the upcoming storm-which did not hit us badly
The Site Specific (reservable sites) are all on the inner loop and they are the less desirable sites. There were only 5 other campers there when we were, in mid-April, and none others by Sunday so it's hard to tell whether taking a chance in warmer months would be worth it.
Overall, with the hiking the access to other sites, the SHOWERS :-), and the peace and quiet we would definitely stay again.

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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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KnMTravel

21 Winnebago Travato
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $47
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 49

KnMTravel would stay here again

“Great Campground with Caveats”

Reviewed Nov 09, 2017

Overall Rating

We enjoyed our time at this campground. Due to off-season, there were never more than four other campers in the campground. It was very quiet and peaceful. This is a great place to camp in the off-season. However, cell signal is very sparse. We ended up leaving a day early due to difficulty connecting to any cell towers, making it hard for Mark to work. There is zero T-Mobile or Sprint service here. Several times, we got a signal of -140dbm on AT&T but virtually no data transfer. Verizon data strength ranged from -75dbm to -100dbm, though at times it cut out completely as well.

Minus one star because we checked out a day early so Mark could get back to a good signal area and were not given a refund for our last night, so we ended up paying for our site here and our site in another VA state park, making our per night cost at Fairystone higher than the nominal per night charge.

Great park rangers. Very clean showers. Nice paved trails great for biking. We would definitely stay again if we were vacationing and did not require cell data or if the park installs reliable wifi.

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0bars
AT&T
0bars
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1bars
Verizon 4G
0bars
T-Mobile

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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