Back to Basics—Primitive Camping in Virginia State Parks

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  • March 22, 2021
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There is so much to do at all 39 Virginia State Parks, but only a select few offer year-round primitive camping.

If solitude is what you are looking for and getting back to nature is your goal, then head out to one of our primitive camping sites. Often referred to as backcountry camping, it is typically sleeping outdoors without the amenities of bathrooms, running water or vehicular access. Just think food, water and the basic shelter of a tent.

You can hike or canoe to unique primitive camping sites at several of our parks, and we even have primitive group camping at Shenandoah River, Sky Meadows, James River and Powhatan state parks.

Grab your tent and sleep by the water at one of the 13 Canoe Landing waterfront sites at James River State Park. The sites are near the canoe launch so you can boat to your spot, or in


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