Cranesnest Campground


The John W. Flannagan Dam & Reservoir Area boasts an expansive lake nestled in the rolling green Cumberland Mountains of southwest Virginia, offering visitors an oasis of recreation in the summer months. The nearby dam, built primarily for flood control for the Cranesnest and Pound Rivers, creates a breathtaking lake that is maintained at nearly 1,400 feet above sea level. This facility is an ideal spot for picnicking, water activities and hiking.

Facilities

The campground offers campsites with electric hookup options, bath houses, playgrounds, launch ramps and picnic shelters with grills and horseshoe pits which provide an ideal location for parties and other get-togethers.

Nearby attractions

Breaks Interstate Park is nearby, offering lodging, dining, a museum, gift shop, rafting, canoeing, rock climbing and other outdoor activities.

Natural feaures

The John W. Flannagan Dam, completed in 1964, carves out a 1,145-acre lake with nearly 40 miles of beautiful shoreline in the lush Virginia mountains.

Recreation

Flannagan's reputation as a fisherman's paradise is well-known. Visitors can enjoy secluded coves of deep, clean water that are well-stocked with bass, walleye and trout. Boating, canoeing, whitewater rafting and biking top the long list of activities available nearby.


Driving directions to Cranesnest Campground

From Clintwood, VA main street turn left onto Rt. 83. Travel 2.6 miles and turn left onto Cranesnest Campground Rd. Travel 2.8 miles to the campground.

Location and contact info

Cranesnest River Campground Road, VA 24228

For campground inquires, please call:276-835-9544

Cranesnest Campground details

  • Campfire allowed
  • Checkin time: 5:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 12:00 PM
  • Max num of people: 8
  • Max num of vehicles: 2
  • Pets allowed
  • Max vehicle length: 50'

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Amenities at Cranesnest Campground

  • RV Hookups

    Electricity hookup

  • supplies

    Picnic table

    Grills/Fire ring


Activities at Cranesnest Campground

Camping

Hiking

Picnicking

Wildlife viewing

Boating

Fishing

Biking

Horseback riding


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