Campsite Review Horseshoe Point Campground

Campsite Review: Horseshoe Point Campground

Campsite Review: Horseshoe Point Campground is located northwest of Martinsville Virginia. The campground is operated by the Army Corps of Engineers on the east side of Philpott Lake. The nearest city big enough to have the most services is Roanoak, Virginia. Horseshoe Point Campground has easy access and a boat launch on Philpott Lake. There are 15 water and electric hookup RV campsites and 34 dry camping sites at the campground.

Horseshoe Point is a nice campground with a size problem. The facility is dated with very few upgrades. The tree trunks encroach on the narrow roads and campsites.

Details

Website:   Horseshoe Point Campground

Online Reservations: recreation. gov

Reservations: 877-444-6777. Reservations are highly recommended and probably mandatory for weekends.

Phone Number: (540) 365-7385 Ranger Station

Address: 3950 Horseshoe Point Rd, Henry, VA 24102

From U.S. Highway 202 turn west on Virginia Route 606 to Henry Virginia. Then turn west on Virginia Route 606 (Henry Road) followed by south on Virginia Route 798 (Knob Church Road). Eventually, Knob Church Road will name change to Horseshoe Point Road as you enter the park.

Link to Google Map for the area: Horseshoe Point Campground

Season: May 1 – September 30

Dates stayed: We visited on August 13, 2021, but did not stay at Horseshoe Point Campground.

Comfort: The temperatures were between 70 and 95 in August. Very hot and muggy with afternoon thunderstorms.

Elevation: 998′

Our site: We visited on August 13, 2021, but did not stay at Horseshoe Point Campground.

Check-out time 3 pm, arrivals 4 pm.

Price Paid: $14.00 per night. Here is a link to the article I wrote on how I get such a low price. FoxRVTravel-Snippet: America The Beautiful Pass

Hook-ups: Electric and water hookups

Dump station: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Shower: Yes

Laundry: No

Potable Water: Yes

Water to fill your RV storage tank: Yes

Cell service: AT&T very weak signal –Verizon good signal

Observations

Campsite Review: Horseshoe Point Campground insider info:

All campsites are under tree cover and have shade with at least a partial lake view. All campsites are designed as a pull-through with a large bend inside the campsite. Longer RVs will have problems with nearly all campsites.

Campsites number 2 – 7 require driving down the one-way narrow road. At the entrance of this road, there are two trees “guarding” the entrance and the lean of one of the tree trunks probably would have impacted the roof of my RV – putting these sites off-limits for my RV.

The only sites with any possibility for my RV are #1, #8, and #11. All sites past number eleven require driving down a narrow road that my RV would be too long and too wide to navigate.

The three sites that I possibly could use are probably big enough and might have enough maneuvering room to enter and exit. I don’t plan on ever camping at Horseshoe Point due to these problems. My guess is that a truck pulling a 20-foot trailer might have difficulty at Horseshoe Point.

Bonus

Horseshoe Point Campground is on a peninsula on Philpott Lake’s eastern shore. It has good access to the water including swim areas and a boat launch. Philpott Lake has very clear water compared to other lakes in the south.

Horseshoe Point Campground Layout
Horseshoe Point Campground Layout
Horseshoe Point Campground Satellite View
Horseshoe Point Campground Satellite View

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