Clinch River Family Campground

For Reservations

1-877-CLINCH7 or 1-877-254-6247

Things to do around the area...

Natural Tunnel State Park. Natural Tunnel was naturally carved through a limestone ridge over thousands of years and is more than 850 feet long and as tall as a 10-story building, William Jennings Bryan called it the "Eighth Wonder of the World." Other scenic features include a wide chasm between steep stone walls surrounded by several pinnacles, or "chimneys." You'll also find the Wilderness Road historic area, a swimming pool with a 100-foot slide and a chairlift to the tunnel floor. Guests enjoy cave tours and canoe trips on the Clinch River.

​Local Waterfalls. 

  • Little Stony Falls — Northern Trailhead — This trailhead provides quick and easy access to the majestic Little Stony Falls.  Highlights: 24 foot high waterfall, scenic views of deep gorges, lush cove hardwood forest. 
  • Devil’s Fork Loop Trail and Falls including The Devils Bathtub — Devil’s Fork Loop Trail is perfect for the true back country enthusiasts who are willing to get their feet wet.
  • Fall Creek Falls - The waterfall is right next to the highway but impossible to see in the summertime without a short, steep hike to the base.
  • Upper Little Stoney Falls (aka Upper Falls of the Little Stoney).- There are two possible routes to this waterfall. Either way it's a must see in your list of SW Virginia waterfalls.  The entire area is very scenic.
  • Laurel Falls in Hampton, TN - It has all of the right ingredients for a super family hike.  The scenery is great with the trail mostly following the Laurel Fork.  The hike itself is part of the Appalachian Trail and is more-or-less level for the first 1.0 mile as it uses an old railroad bed.  The falls are large and impressive with plenty of room to have a picnic lunch and let the kids explore. Laurel Falls is a very popular hike so try to go as early as possible to avoid the crowds.

Bristol International Raceway, Approximately 45 minutes.

Carter’s Fold, birthplace of the famous Carter family (i.e., June Carter Cash, etc.) and includes country music, traditional bluegrass music every Saturday night; also a museum is open prior to show time.

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park offers scenic and historic areas, hiking, camping and visitor center, open year-round, fees required.

Wilderness Road State Park. Wilderness Road illustrates the story of westward expansion in the late 1700s and has a replica of Martin's Station along the Daniel Boone Wilderness Road.

Devil's Bath Tub  Approximately 45 minutes. Hiking and waterfalls.

Breaks Interstate Park, approximately two hours away and called the Grand Canyon of the South, offers 1,600-foot gorge, pool, paddleboats, trails, fishing, whitewater rafting and restaurant.

Bays Mountain Park. Bays Mountain is a large, 3,500 acre park in Kingsport, Tennessee. Beyond biking, the park boasts live animal habitats, an education center, a planetarium, and astronomy. Regardless of age and outdoor experience, Bays Mountain can offer something of interest to nearly any visitor. 

Rocky Mount Museum, approximately 40 minutes

The Southwest Virginia Historical Museum, 30 minutes from Camp Clinch in Big Stone Gap, Va., illustrates the early development of the area and features exhibits on the coal boom era.

The High Knob Recreational Area in the Jefferson National Forest is in Norton, Va., about 55 minutes. The area offers hiking, picnicking, and has an elevation of 4,223 feet, you can see five states on a clear day.

Bristol Caverns, approximately 55 minutes from park.Steele Creek and Golf Course in Bristol.

​Creation Kingdom Zoo is ranked as one of the Tri Cities area's top attractions. The zoo offers you a chance to get up close with a variety of animals from around the world. They have tigers, bears, leopards, many species of primates and more. You can even pet many animals. Daily keeper talks will answer your questions about the animals.