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“A wonderful place to camp”

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Callebs Cove Campground
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This was our second trip to Callebs Cove Campground. On the first trip we were met by Heather and shown where our rental camper had been set up for us and helped us move things in. The first trip was early spring so the trees were bare and not many of the regular families who keep their campers there were around but the few we met and spent time with around the campe fire were wonderful people. The 2 little ones we had with us loved being able to run around and play at the playground with the couple other children who were there.

This trip out was an amazmenet... the lake was full, the trees all green, trimmed grass and plants all around. Yes, there are permanent campers there with decks built by them, but they are all clean and well maintained. The open area was fresh cut grass inviting the children to be out playing. The bath house was spotless. the owners, Heather and Doug are out and about the ground; they are friendly and helpful. Seeing children ages toddlers to teens outside playing and having fun was fantastic. It is a safe environment where children can be children.

We are already planning our next trip there before they close for the winter... might even be able to get 2 visits in.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank Barbie111171
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

The good:

*Easy to call & reserve, host provided us with the gate code to be able to check in
*Camp host very nice, personable, & outgoing – offered extra extension cords, water hoses, and/or sewer lines if we needed them; walked us the open sites & let us choose which one we would like for the weekend
*Sites were grassy w/gravel and mostly level
*When questioned about check-out times, host told us that no one had reserved the site after us, so there wasn’t a firm check-out time
*Location was very pretty, We were there after the water levels had been dropped for the winter, but I’m sure that in the spring/summer the would be beautiful
*Close to public boat launch & VA Creeper Trail

The not so good:

**Location was down a very windy, gravel road. No advance warning about hills, tight turns, & narrowness of roads. That might have been a problem for a longer truck/trailer rig or a large RV (we had an F250 crew cab w/26’ travel trailer)**
**No camp store on site – if you didn’t bring it, you would have to travel to Damascus or Abingdon to get it. That includes firewood. We were told when we arrived there was ‘free’ firewood there, but it would have to be split & couldn’t say anything as to the quality of it**
**This campground is pretty much a permanent trailer park with only a few sites open for nightly or weekly visitors. Almost felt like we were intruding on folk’s weekend homes while we were there**
**It appeared that there were only 3 full hook-up sites that were open for nightly rentals – the rest of the park was full of trailers that were there to stay – porches, skirting, etc.**
**Camp host had a rule sheet (printed on legal paper – front & back) of 50+ rules that had to be followed or risk eviction from the premises**
**Several of the permanent sites, when the wind shifted, had a definite sewer aroma. Not sure if they were having problems or if this is just the norm**

Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
7  Thank Lorraine T
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Address: 25136 Whitaker Hollow Rd, Abingdon, VA 24211-5249
Region: United States > Virginia > Abingdon
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