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Tony HALL | VirGiniA Tourism CorporATion
CourTesy of AmiCALoLA fALLs sTATe pArk And LodGe
Top: Shenandoah National Park's Loft Mountain Campground in Virginia emphasizes the
beautiful and the rustic.
Lower: West Virginia's Blackwater Falls State Park offers not only the falls, but also 39 cabins.
11 just outside of Verona-
less than 10 minutes from
Interstate 81, and no more
than a dozen miles from historic downtown Staunton.
What to Expect: This place
caters to the quick weekend (or weeklong) getaway,
and is all about convenience. Nestled into a 1.5mile horseshoe bend in the
Middle River, with a 20-plus-
Georgia's Amicalola Falls State Park is highlighted
by a visit to the falls as well as by spending a night
in the lodge rooms or a cabin.
foot waterfall, tube rentals and a heated swimming
pool, there's ample opportunity for swimming. Then
there's the 18-hole mini-golf
course, game room, billiard
tables, dual playgrounds, giant bounce house, nightly
DJ, on-site convenience store
with a grill serving breakfast,
lunch and dinner, plus free
Wi-Fi and special events and
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