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Camping on the James River

James River camping has never been easier when you use Twin River Outfitters’ campgrounds!

We have a network of three riverfront, primitive-style campgrounds that are located about a day’s paddle apart so you can do multi-day river camping trips on the James River!

Discover our Virginia campgrounds at Gala, Horseshoe Bend, and Arcadia.

Gala campground: 80 Thompson Dr., Eagle Rock, VA 24085

Horseshoe Bend campground: 6869 Narrow Passage Rd., Buchanan, VA 24066

Arcadia campground: 1800 Arcadia Rd., Buchanan, VA 24066

Camping on the James River with Twin River Outfitters

The Gala and Arcadia campgrounds accommodate both paddle-in and drive-in campers while Horseshoe Bend is generally only accessible by paddling in. Due to high demand, the Horseshoe Bend campground is limited to those using livery service and boat rentals from Twin River Outfitters only.

Advance reservations are required for all campsites. Each is numbered and includes a fire ring, picnic table, parking area, and a level tent pad. Portable toilets are available close by. Please bring your own water supply as there is no potable water source.

Nightly cost per site: $36 per site for up to four campers – $9 per each additional guest. Rates are subject to an additional 9.3% sales and occupancy tax. Full payment is due at the time of the reservation and cancellations or refunds require seven days’ notice.

Check-in: Anytime after 3 p.m. | Check-out: Before 11 a.m. next day