Camping at Staunton River State Park

In the movie Into the Wild the main character’s goal is to get to the wilderness where he can live life by himself. After an extended period of isolation he comes to this conclusion, “happiness isn’t really happiness unless you have someone to share it with”.
As I sit at alone in my campsite I am reminded of those words. While I enjoy times of isolation I must admit those times are best when short and far between. My wife will be joining me this weekend and I am looking forward to her arrival.

Staunton River State Park like most state parks is a nice getaway. Located 15 miles from South Boston it is surrounded by water. The Staunton River on one side, the Dan River on the other and both meeting to feed into Buggs Island Lake. The park has many hiking trails, abundant opportunity to fish, a nice swimming pool, tennis courts, equestrian trails, stalls and separate camping for those with horses. Camping also includes sites for tent camping, water and electric hook up and nice cabins. There is a small camp store, firewood is available for a small fee, clean bathhouses, clothes washing facility and yard games such as corn hole available to borrow.

I have been to many of Virginia’s State Parks and very seldom have I been disappointed. The sites are spread out and there is plenty of peace even during their busiest days.

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