International Mountain Bikers Association says
Douthat State Park
(pronounced "doubt-that") is a gem in the Appalachian Mountains of south central Virginia. The park encompasses more than 4,500 acres and, in addition, is surrounded by the George Washington National Forest, offering many opportunities for backcountry exploration. Within the park boundaries, you will find over 40 miles of trails to match whatever level of challenge you choose.
Beginning with Douthat’s creation in 1936, many of the trails and park infrastructure were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps and still bear the CCC's signature handywork. Miles of well-executed bench cut trails leading from cabins to vistas are the trademark of a ride in the park.
How do YOU pronounce it?
“DOW-thut” “Doo-that”? Is it “Doubt-hat?”
“Do that?” or is it something else different altogether?
Autumn view of the lake at Douthat State Park
One of the water features you may discover on a hike
Abundant wildlife can be found at this beautiful state park in the Alleghany Mountains of Virginia
Wake up to this view at the Lakeside Campground at Douthat
I think we all can agree, no matter how you pronounce Douthat, the pronunciation is not as important as the place, if you have never been to Douthat State Park
we invite you to come check it out! Stay for the day or overnight, either way we have you covered. This park is amazing, but don't just take our word for it, ask around:
Douthat State Park is ranked as the Number 1 attraction in Clifton Forge Virginia!
"It has cabins that are old on the outside and modern on the inside. The cabins come with everything you need for a stay. There are lodges with individual rooms and primitive camp sites.
A small boating lake and a good looking beach. Many hiking trails and some horse trails. This park is not on the beaten path. It is up in the mountains and has magnificent views."
About Douthat State Park
A traditional family park for 75 years, Douthat is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for the role its design played in the development of parks nationwide. Amid some of Virginia's most breathtaking mountain scenery, visitors enjoy interpretive programs, four miles of stream fishing, a 50-acre lake stocked with trout, a sandy swimming beach with snack bar, boat rentals, a gift shop and camp store, cabins, and more than 43 miles of hiking, mountain biking and bridle trails. Plus, there are playgrounds, an amphitheater, picnic areas, tent and trailer camping, and a restaurant overlooking the lake. The park also has 32 cabins and three lodges that accommodate 15, 16 and 18 guests each.
Cabins, camping. For information on availability of overnight accommodations, particular park amenities or to make a reservation, you can reserve online
or call 1-800-933-PARK. Click here
for park fees.
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