Outlanders River Camp located in Luray, Virginia was the location for the 2015 Virginia Campers Spring Rally held April 24-26, 2015. A great campground with a wonderful staff and full hook up sites proved to be great choice for this rally. The mountain and river views from this campground are wonderful!
Once again we had a rally that was a bit damp and cold but we we were not to be deterred! The Park had 2 covered pavilions that we were able to use for cover during our meals and activities so all was well.
Friday was clear and cool with the typical arrival day consisting of lots of meeting and greeting going on with old and new members alike.
Saturday brought in the rain and cold but we pushed onto some fun interactions including the Group photo, a rousing game of Chubby Bunny, The fantastic Pot Luck Dinner and the Chinese Auction/Yankee Gift Swap.
Outlanders is located along the North Branch of the Shenandoah River and there are some nice little trails along the river for some walking and nature viewing.
The campground also has primitive tent sites along the river as well as the Hog Pen tent sites near the bath house.
If you are ever in the area you should definitely give this campground a try. We’ll be back!
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Our season opener began at Lake Anna State Park in Virginia. It was great to get back out camping and spending time with our friends again. Weather was cold but we still had fun and even hit the trails for a few geocaches to keep us warm!
Lake Anna has 46 campsites, 23 dry sites and 23 water and electric sites. The water and electric sites have 20/30 and 50 amp electrical service. Several pull thru sites are also available. There is a full bathhouse in each section of the campground. There are also 6 primitive Camp Cabins in the campground area and 10 standard cabins in another area of the Park. There is a dump station as you exit the campground loop. There is also a small camp store and firewood is available onsite.
This Park has a wonderful beach area that is very busy during the summer months!
While camping at Lake Anna make sure to check out the Visitor’s Center. We were given a tour by Jo and Johnny Finch from the Friends of Lake Anna State Park and this place is great. Lot’s of interesting exhibit and information for young and old alike! For more information on the Friends of Lake Anna State Park you can visit their information page at this address: http://www.virginiaoutdoors.com/article/more/1180
On this trip we were able to find 3 geocaches in the Park. I will list their names and geocache.com identity codes here and you can read more about them at www.geocaching.com. We also recovered 5 cache containers that were no longer being used for an archived geocache and will recycle them into future geocaches. All in all we had about a 5 mile hike and loved it! The trail system in this Park is great. We’ve been here several times and have still not hiked all the trails!
VSP Lake Anna Civil War Adventure GC5NZ19 – This cache takes you to the location of Hailey’s Mill where you can see some of the remains of the old mill and read about the use of this area during the Civil War.
Mill Pond Pirate Cache GC19C11 – An easy cache located near the Visitors Center Parking area with a nice walk around Mill Pond on nicely groomed trails.
GSA Gold 4 State Park Series GC1XKE0 – Easy geocache along a well groomed trail.
We really enjoy this Park and try to stay here at least once each year. We highly recommend you try it out if you are in the area.
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