Camp at Wolf Gap

Wolf Gap Campground

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Added by

Kelly Park

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
Wildlife

This free campground is only two hours from Washington, DC and serves as the trail head to some of the best hikes in the area including Big Schloss, Tibbet Knob, and Moon Mountain.

Wolf Gap is a FREE year round campground located just outside of Woodstock, VA. It is a great base camp for several scenic hikes like the Tibbet Knob trail (trailhead is just across the road) and the popular Big Schloss trail (trailhead begins at campsite number 9) -- super convenient if you have a mixed group of active people and those who just like to hang out at camp.

The nine spacious drive up campsites are equipped with fire rings, separate grill pits with cooking grates, picnic tables, and tent pads. There are no shower facilities but there is a restroom with vault style toilets. You will notice a water spigot in the picnic area but it is not in service and plans to fix it "shouldn't be expected anytime soon" according to the Forest Service website. In the case that you do need emergency water there is a spring off the side of the road about two miles prior to the campsite which you will see on the drive up.

On weekends, the nine first come first serve sites fill up quickly but just across the road, there are several primitive campsites (at the start of the Tibbet Knob trail) with fire pits and picnic tables -- just close enough to park at the wolf gap parking lot and carry your camping gear over.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Great base camp!

I arrived and set up camp on a Friday evening. Great spots & options at the start of Tibbet Knob Trail if the 9 Camping spots are full. Next day I backpacked and camped at Big Schloss and then the following night to Tibbet Knob! A place I would return to!

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Added by

Kelly Park

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