The Outside Family Vacation Guide named Douthat State Park one of the nation's 10 best. The park, which straddles Bath and Alleghany counties, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Douthat is one of the original six Virginia State Parks that opened June 15, 1936. It's nestled in the Allegheny Mountains and features some of Virginia’s most outstanding scenery. A 50-acre lake offers swimming, boating and seasonal trout fishing.
Overnight facilities include cabins, camping, one group camping site in Beaver Dam Campground (maximum 24 people), Creasey Lodge, which has 5 bedrooms and Douthat Lodge, which has six bedrooms. Cabins have rustic furniture and are climate controlled. Also Douthat Lake View Restaurant, a full-service restaurant that overlooks the lake and has recently been renovated, is available for overnight guests.
Douthat has 18 one-bedroom cabins, 13 two-bedroom cabins, one three-bedroom cabin, one five-bedroom lodge and two six-bedroom lodges. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, cabins are rented by the week. Otherwise, a two-night minimum stay is required. Maximum occupancy varies so please call the park for details.