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Hungry Mother State Park

Route 5, 2854 Park Blvd., Marion, VA 24354-0109
+1 540-781-7400
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Lots to do!

We stayed in one of the yurts and it was SO COOL! The bath houses were incredibly clean and well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
OnthegoVA
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Not worth the cost

We arrived expecting to camp in a forested area with perhaps a view of the lake. We were assigned... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gordon M
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Waynesboro, Virginia
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Route 5, 2854 Park Blvd., Marion, VA 24354-0109
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+1 540-781-7400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in one of the yurts and it was SO COOL! The bath houses were incredibly clean and well maintained. Trails are all well maintained. The lake was lovely. Would definitely go again!

Thank OnthegoVA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived expecting to camp in a forested area with perhaps a view of the lake. We were assigned a spot in a parking lot because the more desirable area was closed (not full). We were also charged a reservation fee on top of the...More

1  Thank Gordon M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a couple nights in a cabin in the park. Charming, clean, and creaky hardwood floors. Circa 1936, they are well maintained. Check in at 4:00 p.m. which is terrible; but we were early (2:30) and they let us in, which was deeply appreciated. Dixie...More

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Hungry Mother was lovely! It was our first visit and hopefully not our last. We visited on a moderately cold day in March. The park was much larger than expected. We hiked the trail circling the lake. It was a beautiful and relaxing hike. I'm...More

Thank MurielTravels
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

What a wonderful state park in Virginia. It is one of the original 6 Virginia State Parks opening in the 1930's and has grown in popularity ever since. There is so much to do there and camping/cabin options for overnight stays. A great lake with...More

1  Thank Sue L
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

We just scratched the surface by driving through a portion of the State park immediately north of Marion, but it was a stunning drive with fall colors, and a peaceful lake. A great place to visit in the fall. I wish we had more time...More

1  Thank rev_trips
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

I didn't have much time to explore this park, but I did the Molly's Knob hike and really enjoyed it. The trail is well marked and the visitor's center has lots of information including maps. I plan to go back in the summer and enjoy...More

Thank Denise L
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Another fine Virginia Park. Large sites, room to breath, nice camp host. The bathrooms are clean and the showers are hot and good water pressure. Full hook-ups where we stayed at Burson loop. Even have two yurts for people to use. We peeked in one...More

1  Thank Beth H
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

My wife and I visited Hungry Mother State Park both days we were in Marion. The hiking trails were perfect, going along the lake and through beautiful forest. We have visited many state parks in the southern states but this one is near the top...More

Thank Garry H
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

A visit to this park will be enjoyed by all. There is a large lake, picnic areas, boating on the lake, swimming, and so much more. you will enjoy thi park so much that you will return.

Thank Don B
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walkwoman
1 February 2018|
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Response from Shelley G | Reviewed this property |
Google says in Marion, Va area the average temp April - May is 67 to 74 degrees and I would have to agree! Lows say 38-47 degrees. I have never had problems with black flies at Hungry Mother but we have always been Fall... More
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VirginiaGN
12 September 2017|
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Response from Shelley G | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I know of no bouldering/climbing spots in Hungry Mother State Park, sorry.
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Alexandria2015
11 August 2017|
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Response from Tina G | Reviewed this property |
Hungry Mother is our family's favorite year round. there are only a few site specific reserveable spots on B loop, which is right on stream. Shower stalls are awesome and easy to stay dry. There are tons of trails on site... More
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