Explore the famous Blue Ridge Parkway while staying in the rough wilderness of Peaks of Otter Campground in Virginia. The Peaks of Otter Campground sits between the bases of two large mountains in the Blue Ridge Parkway area. There are both RV and tent camping areas for campers to enjoy. There are more than 100 different camping spots in the campgrounds, and some of them can be reserved while others are first-come-first-served. Peaks of Otter Campground is next to Abbott Lake, which is one of the largest attractions in the area. The lake is 24-acres and is home to all kinds of fish including smallmouth bass and bluegill.
The park offers restrooms with flush toilets as well as drinking water and dump stations. There are no shower stations, electricity, or water hook-ups for RVs.
Fishing is very common in the Peaks of Otter Campground. Many guests enjoy fishing and walking along the trail that goes around Abbott Lake. There are no motor boats allowed on the lake, which makes it the perfect swimming and fishing area for campers.
The campgrounds are also home to a number of different wild plant and animal species including butterflies, birds, turkeys, deer, and more. With all of the trees and shade coverage, animals can be difficult to spot, but if you look around the area enough, you can spot some of the most amazing creatures while in the park.
Dogs are allowed on the campgrounds as long as they are kept on a six-foot (or shorter) leash. Dogs should be attended at all times, unless they are inside an RV. Owners are responsible for ensuring that dogs are under control at all times for their own safety and the safety of other guests of the campground. Dogs should never be allowed to bother the wildlife in the area.