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    Question SW VA Easy-Access Camping Sites

    Well I have my new Hammock arriving tomorrow and I'm eager to start testing everything. I'm located in Blacksburg, VA at VaTech and I'm looking for camp sites/trails that are free and have easy access. The reason I'm not just going somewhere near my apartment is that I'm just off campus and I want to get away from the college crowd so I don't have to worry about stumbling drunks

    So basically I'm looking for areas in Southwest Virginia that I can setup up with out being too far from the parking lot so if need be I can head to my car for different gear or at worst to sleep in. I'm not to sure on National Park/State Park or Forest rules which is more so why I'm asking. My first thought was to head to the Dragon's Tooth or McAfee's Knob lookout sections of the AT which I am familiar with both and setting up somewhere in those areas.

    Thanks in Advance!

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    I didn't think either one of those areas had trees for hanging... Nice areas south of Dragon's Tooth, though. Anywhere from 611 to the Audie Murphy monument or 624 to 311 crossing before McAffee should have spots for you to hang. Good luck....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    I didn't think either one of those areas had trees for hanging...
    Surprisingly, they do. I was just up at Dragon's Tooth yesterday and notice that there was a few places to hang right behind the "Dragon's Tooth" at the summit. As for McAfee's knob I'm not sure if you'd be able to hang anywhere on the ridge but if I remember right there was plenty of thick trees just before you reach the ridge at the top. It's possible that it could be too wooded there though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    Nice areas south of Dragon's Tooth, though. Anywhere from 611 to the Audie Murphy monument or 624 to 311 crossing before McAffee should have spots for you to hang. Good luck....
    Thanks I'll have to check them out tomorrow and see if I can find a spot. Hopefully I can find somewhere suitable by thursday

    Thanks for the input!

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