A Hidden Gem!! - Thursday, Jun 26 to Wednesday, July 2, 2014

We left Zooland Campground in Asheboro, NC this morning!!
We continue north on I-74 through Winston-Salem to I-77N to Wytheville, VA.
We traveled a total of 150 miles on today’s leg. (B to C)00 - Stony Fork Travel Map
                                       A – Myrtle Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach, SC
                                       B – Zooland Family Campground, Asheboro, NC
                                       C – Stony Fork Campground, Wytheville, VA
Our travels today were all Interstate.  Traffic was light, except through Winston-Salem, NC.  If you have ever travel North Carolina interstates in the Summer, you will be treated to some beautiful flowers in the median.   
Today, we were treated to gorgeous Daylilies!!!
02 - Daylilies02b - Daylilies
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Once we got through Winston-Salem traffic on Rt 52N, we approached Pilots Knob.  Some call it Pilots Mountain and there is a state park by the same name.  One of these days, we will have to go explore this interesting place!!
03a - I52 North carolina - Pilots Knob  03b - I52 North carolina - Pilots Knob
After we passed Pilots Knob,
I saw the other side (the backside) of the Knob and Baby in my side mirror;o))03c - I52 North carolina - Pilots Knob and Baby
Exactly 100 miles into our trip,
we enter Virginia and stopped at the Welcome Center to stretch our legs.04 - Virginia Welcome Center Rest Stop 100 miles
It was a BEAUTIFUL travel day through the mountains!!05 - I77 Approaching Exit 47 to Stony Fork Campground
Just about lunch time,
we reached exit 47 on I-77N and our turn to Stony Fork Campground.
05a - bottom of exit ramp left turn 4 miles to campground
Stony Fork Campground is located in The George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.
About 4 miles down the road, you will see the campground entrance on the left.
However, before that you will see a right turn to the dump and fresh water station.
07 - Campground Entrance left and Dump Entrance right
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Most of the sites have 30amp electric, but only a few have water hookups.
Our site, #7, does not have water so we need to fill up before we enter the campground.
08 - dump and fresh water stations08b - Baby taking on Fresh Water
Once you have filled up, just drive on around and you cross the road to the campground entrance.
09 - Leaving dump to cross the road to campground entrance
We drove across Stony Creek and up the hill.  Site 7 is the first one on the right.
09a - cross Stony Fork Creek  09b - up the hill Site 7 is first on the right
The entire campground is in the forest. 
Shade is everywhere and the temperatures are perfect!!
10a- Stony Fork Campground, Site 7 - 132 ft. pull-thru  10b- Stony Fork Campground, Site 7 - Our Spot in the Woods
It is so quiet, all you hear are the birds!!
Yep, I know we are going to enjoy our time at this Hidden Gem :o))


  1. That truly IS a gem! We could go for some cooler temps, or at least some shade :)

  2. "Hidden gems" are always wonderful to find! Enjoy your peace and quiet there in southwest Virginia.

  3. Pilot Mountain is very busy during the summer. If you go one day, go off season :)

    Your hidden gem looks wonderful! Enjoy!

  4. We are enjoying following your adventures...we just started part time RVing in the same general area and are relatively new to the SE. I notice that you aren't towing the SUV...what are your reasons not to tow? We are thinking about buying car dolly and your input would be appreciated.

    1. Welcome Lainee... We do not tow our Tahoe because we cannot tow it 4 down. We are not fans of the car dolly. We had one many years ago and we found it cumbersome. Our Tahoe is our garage. It carries our bikes, hiking equipment and Sea Eagle Kayak. We had it before we got the motohome and it just works for us. However, it does have over 250,000 miles on it and we will be looking to replace it with a 1/2 ton 4 wheel drive truck that we can tow 4 down. Hope this helps:o))

  5. That is an awful big motorhome to tow behind that SUV. :)

    It looks like you had an easy travel day in the mountain areas. My kind of roads.

    There are a few mountains like that near Blairsville, GA so you can visit them when you're there.

    Nice campground. I hope your weather is cooler than here in Florida.

  6. We've enjoyed the GW Forest area a lot over the years, but never camped there. We're looking forward to your adventures.

    I've always thought that Pilot Mountain looks like Mother Nature's "Easy Button". ;c)

  7. I really want to try this campground after hearing you talk about it. Looks beautiful and cool. Anxious to see what you do there. I see Bill there in shorts. We're dreaming of weather warm enough to wear shorts. We did get into short sleeves today about 3:30. LOL BUT rain tomorrow and the temps drop. I can just feel how excited you are to be away from the summer beach. Enjoy! Enjoy!

  8. The hidden gem looks wonderful. Can not wait to see it in person in august

  9. We visited Pilots Mountain State Park on Easter in 2013 if you want to get a sneak peek on my blog check it out. It was nice, I'd definitely stop again.