Welcome to Middle Creek Campground! We are nestled back in a holler of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the foot of Fork Mountain. Set your compass for adventure. We are close to an abundance of outdoor adventures! Including the upper James River, the Appalachian Trail and The Blue Ridge Parkway.
We are the care-takers of a small, rural, mountain campground and blessed to live among such beauty and be able to share it with like minded individuals and families. We offer 30 and 30/50 amp sites. All have water and electric. We also have some full hookups (sewer). We accommodate tents and hammocks to buses. Yes, as in 55′ tour bus. It all depends on the driver.
Located 6.2 country miles from I81 at exit 168 or just under 7 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway at MM 89/90 (Powell’s Gap), or about 15 miles by Rt. 43 through Buchanan. Situated about 30 miles north of the Roanoke/Salem area and all they offer; and about 15 miles south of Lexington along the 81 corridor.
The road in is a 6.2 mile asphalt VDOT approved country road. It winds through some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery. You”ll cross the James River, the headwater is in Botetourt County – west of here out 43 to a little town called Iron Gate. Several old railroad towns -Clifton Forge, Eagle Rock – scenic Rt 43. Anyway, back on track, you will cross over the railroad track and then pass through Arcadia proper into the Jefferson National Forest. For about 2 miles you’ll wind along Jennings Creek. Depending on the season it is an array of God’s beauty. The last mile is from Jennings Creek to the Camp along Middle Creek Road. You will climb one mile to an elevation of 1158′ along this state owned and maintained rural mountain road to Camp. I know some reviews hit the roads pretty hard, but it really depends on the driver. If you are brand new to a big rig or towing, this road may be daunting, to someone used to pulling a trailer or driving a big rig, it’s nothing. Our reservation system is set up to try and mitigate the issue, so if you are a competent driver/hauler who doesn’t think it would be an issue -lower the size of your RV in the reservation process and you will see more sites available.
Phone reception depends on your carrier, Verizon or US Cellular usually have good service. HOWEVER, the campground is in the shadow of Fork Mountain and reception in the lower campground service can be very limited. We do try to provide Wi-Fi, but it is satellite and VERY limited. If you need Wi-Fi, look into your options for bringing what you need. AT&T picks up in the upper campground and near the pool.
Please, surf through our site for hiking trails in the area, “secret”swimming holes, some super cool places to visit, our schedule of weekend entertainment and our menu. There is always a corn hole game going on somewhere and we have some fantastic karaoke. Maybe, just maybe, this circus is your kind of zoo…
We are here to offer you the chance to unplug, unwind, and get back to this beautiful natural world God has created for us!
Check out this brochure from the campground’s origins Campbellville