A name like Army Camp leads you to believe this location has been camped on for some time. During World War II, the Army Corps of Engineers built bridges over the New River for training. Many of the corps members were probably here against their will, but you will find no one of that sentiment today, for Army Camp is a fine campground run by the National Park Service. It was remodeled and opened for business in spring of 1999. From here, the trails of Glades Creek, the restored railroad town of Thurmond with its trails, and the water pursuits of the New River are all nearby. Throw in a little auto touring and you have a great outing in hand. Army Camp, also known as Camp Prince, is set on a hairpin bend in the New River. First the waterway heads west, then north, and finally back east, before resuming its northern course. All around you, the walls of the river gorge rise high overhead. The white noise of McCreery Rapid bubbles continuously in the distance.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Campsites||11 sites; No fee|
|Camp Elevation||1,200 ft|
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