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James River Camping & Campgrounds

James River camping is easier than ever 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 campgrounds at Gala, Horseshoe Bend, and Arcadia.

Gala campground: 80 Thompson Dr., Eagle Rock, VA 24085 (RIVER MILE MARKER 11.8)

Horseshoe Bend campground: 6869 Narrow Passage Rd., Buchanan, VA 24066 (RIVER MILE MARKER 29.1)

Arcadia campground: 1800 Arcadia Rd., Buchanan, VA 24066 (RIVER MILE MARKER 43.5)

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 nearby. Please bring your own water supply as there is no potable water source.

Nightly cost per site: $12.00 per person per day plus tax.  Minimum campsite fee $36.00. Children under age 5 not counted for billing purposes.  The $12.00 rate applies both to overnight guests as well as day guests.  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: Any time after 2 p.m. | Check-out: Before 11 a.m. next day

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