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Welcome to Tentrr Camping in the Heart of Appalachia

The Heart of Appalachia lies in far southwestern Virginia. Known for its rough and rocky beauty, this area is unique when compared to the rest of the state. If you want to enjoy mountaineer culture and wild frontier camping, this is the region to camp in.

A few popular state parks in the Heart of Appalachia include Natural Tunnel State Park, Wilderness Road State Park, Breaks Interstate Park, and Southwest Virginia Historical Museum State Park.

If you're a nature buff and want to view the incredible geology of the Heart of Appalachia, we recommend camping in Natural Tunnel State Park. Located around a ten-story-tall natural limestone tunnel, this state park is a hotspot for camping. Here, campers can enjoy campgrounds for tent camping, and glamping enthusiasts can enjoy cabins for rent. This state park also offers an amphitheater as well as a number of canoe and hiking tours.

Wilderness Road State Park is better known for its living history program, but it is also great for primitive tent camping. If you don't mind roughing it, setting up camp here is quite the experience. Breaks Interstate Park is another great place to camp via tent of cottage, and there are many opportunities for paddle boating, rafting, canoeing, and even hydrobiking.

Things to Do in the Heart of Appalachia

At Natural Tunnel State Park, visitors can enjoy Railroad Day in July. This guided tour takes visitors through that natural tunnels that weave through the old railroad that was once used in the area. This state park also offers a wild cave tour and a number of other outdoor activities, such as birdwatching, hiking, etc.

If living history isn't your thing, Wilderness Road State Park offers playgrounds, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, hiking trails, biking roads, and areas where one can ride horseback along the Wilderness Road Trail. Other fun activities include the Junior Adventure Rangers camp and an artillery demonstration.

Southwest Virginia Historical Museum State Park is a great place to visit if you love history bus tours and want to glamp in the lovely Poplar Hill Cottage (with a reservation, of course.)

Places to Visit in the Heart of Appalachia

Wilderness Road State Park is a must-visit for history buffs. This state park offers a ton of places to visit, such as a frontier museum, a completely reconstructed version of Martin's Station, and a living history museum that shows what life was like in the Heart of Appalachia in the late 1700's. Visitors can also visit the late 1800's mansion on the property and even rent it out for special occasions.

Visitors to Southwest Virginia Historical Museum State Park will be able to enjoy a number of historic workshops via the Southwest Virginia Museum, a gorgeous 190's Victorian-era mansion. This museum has thousands of unique pieces to view and plenty of opportunities to learn about Virginia's rich history in this specific region.

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