This is the fifth part in this series where I actually name names! By that I mean I am sharing a specific cabin at a specific park. It was super helpful for me as a state park goer to know the specifics. I booked those cabins, just as I booked this one, I don't want you to miss out on these great cabins and insight from someone who has actually stayed in this waterfront cabin at Occoneechee State Parkand plan to stay there again in the future!
Wait for the end of this article where you can check availabilityand plan your next getaway to this awesome state park located along the John H Kerr Reservoir which is Virginia's largest lake! These cabins are on two private loops, great for kids to ride their bikes/skates and goof around.
Cabin #8 is on the end with views of an inlet, the main channel is to the right
This is a 2 bedroom and one bath newer style housekeeping cabin (Mom having coffee)
Comfortable living room with wood burning fireplace
Master bedroom with queen bed and water view, 2nd bedroom has 2 bunk beds
Dad relaxing on the porch (we saw redheaded woodpeckers, a bald eagle and more!)
Very private setting, with access to the water
The trail leads from the cabin down to this inlet
There are three boat ramps at Occoneechee State Park
New marina under construction in the park
Hint #1 There is a water filter in the fridge that will dispense ice cold filtered water.
Hint #2 Clarksville is just across the bridge from the park, a 2-3 mile drive, where you will find quaint antique shops and a few restaurants, like an historic home with inside and outside dining "The Lake House Restaurant" and another Italian pizza parlor for the kids.
Hint #3 If you are there to fish, the Crappies are found in abundance under the bridge pilings.
Hint #4 There is a playground near the visitor center and picnic area with terrific water views, there is access to a dock and also a point to wander around or fish from the shore. This is a fishing/recreation lake, the shoreline is not very accessible and is in fact very rough. There is no swimming beach here, but you may go up the road to Staunton River State Park and use their pool at no extra cost.
GENERAL INFO:On the peaceful shore of beautiful John H. Kerr Reservoir, more commonly known as Buggs Island Lake, Occoneechee State Park is great for outdoor fun and relaxation. The park has more than 18 miles of trails that meander through the forest and along the lake’s shore. The trails enable hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders to take in the beauty of Virginia’s Piedmont. Nature lovers can enjoy the wildlife attracted to habitat enhancement plots along the park’s main road. The plots attract various birds, deer and woodland creatures.
Providing 24-hour access Virginia’s largest lake, three boat ramps open the door to 48,000 acres of fishing, boating and aquatic recreation.
Drive Time:Northern Virginia, three and a half hours; Richmond, two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, three hours; Roanoke, two and half hours
Click herefor a Google map. Latitude, 36.626101. Longitude, -78.524101.