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Doughton Park Campground - MP 239.2

There are 110 tent and 25 RV sites, restrooms and a campfire circle at this campground (Parkway’s east).

Reservations can be made for portions of this campground online at www.RECREATION.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To the west, you will find the Bluffs Coffee Shop (CLOSED), service station, and information center and to the east, the 24-room Bluffs Lodge (CLOSED) and a picnic area, for information call (336) 372-8568.

Also to the east is Wildcat Rocks Overlook. It, like the lodge, is on the left fork of the road.  A short trail leads up to the overlook where a sign describes the homestead of Martin Caudill, which can be seen in the valley below the overlook.

Area hikes include: Bluff Mountain, and Fodder Stack Trails.

Area historic buildings include: Brinegar and Caudill Cabins.

Highlights

  • Campground
  • Nearby trails
  • Concession area - CURRENTLY CLOSED
  • Bluffs Lodge (241.1) - CURRENTLY CLOSED
  • Wildcat Rocks Overlook

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