Morris Hill Campground is nestled in the scenic Allegheny Mountains, 18 miles north of Covington on Route 605. The campground is part of the Gathright Dam and Lake Moomaw Recreation Area of the George Washington National Forest. Lake Moomaw is a 2,500 acre lake with more than 40 miles of shoreline.
Morris Hill has 55 campsites and three bathhouses with flush toilets and warm-water showers; 16 sites can be reserved through the NFS Recreation Reservations system at 877-444-6777. Other sites are on a first come, first serve basis. All sites are open May 1 to October 31.
The area is abundant with hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and swimming options.
Nestled among Bolar, Oliver and Little mountains Lake Moomaw is a jewel about 90 minutes drive north of Roanoke. Because it is completely surrounded by the George Washington National Forest this beautiful lake has been spared development. Access to the entire lake is open but boat ramps are primarily undeveloped and suited only to watercraft that can be carried, with the exception one small marina operated at the southern tip of the lake. The lake is quite deep and boasts healthy populations of reproducing brown and rainbow trout. The state periodically stocks both large and smallmouth bass to supplement the existing populations.
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