Country Roads – Review of Briar Point Campground

Briar Point Campground, Roanoke West Virginia

  • 40 Sites – (6) 50-amp, (34) 30-amp
  • (6) Deluxe tent sites
  • Full hook-ups – Electric / Water / Sewer
  • Cable – No
  • WIFI – Complimentary (did not try)
  • Cost: $42.00/day
  • Rating: 5 star

When I was planning the trip back in January I thought people would think I was crazy calling them to make a reservation five months in advance. When I called Briar Point I was surprised that a “live” person answered the phone. I told her the dates I wanted to reserve and she said that they were fully booked as of that morning, however, the call she took prior to mine was a cancelation so she had one site available. How lucky is that?

I didn’t realize when I made the reservation that we were booking the site over the Memorial Day weekend. Regardless, after spending eight days at Briar Point, I know why they were booked solid. Briar Point is an awesome campground. It’s clean,and well kept and the staff is quite friendly. The trash is picked up daily, even on Sunday, and when they pick up the trash they deliver a local newspaper to you. It was great sitting outside in the morning drinking my coffee and reading the news of the day.

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The campground is located in the Stonewall Jackson State Park and sits on a peninsula surrounded by the Stonewall Jackson Lake. It os a resort area that also has a lodge with 201 guest rooms, 10 guest cottages, three restaurants, a marina, and a 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course (wish I still played)

The lake is the second largest lake in West Virginia. It’s 26 miles long with 82 miles of shoreline. The resort has a 100-passenger pontoon boat and gives daily tours. Campers can purchase an Activity Pass for $15/day, which gives you access to the resort’s canoes, kayaks, pontoon boats, swimming pools, and restaurants.

The only disappointment with our stay was not the fault of the campground management. During the Memorial Day weekend we had a neighbor across the roadway with a dog that they let run free. It kept running through our site to the children’s playground and the owner’s kid had to bring it back, cutting through our campsite. Dog one way, kid and dog back the other. This happened at least a dozen time in one day! One time, the wife/mother of the group was standing in the road talking to someone and the dog did it’s business right next to our coach steps. She was oblivious to what the dog did until a couple, who was just walking by, yelled at her to go pick it up. We were inside at the time and heard the tail end of the “discussion”.  I went outside and the “lady” never said anything to me, acting like it was beneath her to pick up the poop. I felt bad that I never got a chance to thank the fellow camper.

On the Sunday of the Memorial Day weekend, we were treated to fireworks! It was so cool to sit outside with our beverages and watch them right above us.

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Despite the dog incident, we really enjoyed our stay at Briar Point. Almost all of the fellow campers were nice and said hello as they walked past us. If you’re planning a trip to West Virginia I highly recommend staying here. But remember to reserve your spot as early as possible.

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