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    Back/Claw of the Dragon - Camping?

    The wife and I are thinking about going to the mountains this year instead of the beach. We thought we would go camp in the Back of the Dragon/Claw of the Dragon area in Virginia and do some day riding on those interesting routes.

    Do you folks have any recommendations on a good place to camp? We have a Roll-A-Home pop-up and will be on two motorcycles. Would prefer electricity if available so we don't have to take a generator. Will probably go in August.


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    Re: Back/Claw of the Dragon - Camping?

    https://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/hungry-mother-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=VA&parkId=140174

    Hungry Mother State Park is great camping for riding both
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    Re: Back/Claw of the Dragon - Camping?

    On Hwy 16, not far from Marion with lots of good riding close by sits Raccoon Branch Campground.
    Makes for a very good base camp, although no shower, but you can use the one in another campground close by.
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    Re: Back/Claw of the Dragon - Camping?

    I was in that area three years ago and just loved it. Quick fact.... parts of the old TV series Lassie were filmed there.

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    Re: Back/Claw of the Dragon - Camping?

    Couple of weeks ago was at Starving Rock SP. Between that & Hungry Mother, I see a trend.

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    Re: Back/Claw of the Dragon - Camping?

    Not really sure where you'll be in Virginia, but if your in the vicinity, check out Willville mc campground right off the BRP. You wouldn't regret it.

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    Re: Back/Claw of the Dragon - Camping?

    I did a quick review of Hungry Mother SP a short time ago. Very nice, clean and well maintained. Right on Rte.16. B.
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    Re: Back/Claw of the Dragon - Camping?

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ID:	21243I second Hungry Mother State Park. Close to Marion, VA, for groceries.

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    Re: Back/Claw of the Dragon - Camping?

    Stony Fork Campground near Wytheville, VA is another good option. Forest Service campground with plenty of electrical sites.

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