One Park, Two Campgrounds! Choose from cabins, yurts and RV sites operated by Don’s Cab-Inns or primitive camping and tent rental from Blue Mountain Adventures.
PLEASE NOTE: The Blue Ridge Parkway is currently Closed from Milepost 112 to Milepost 115 due to the Roanoke River Bridge rehabilitation project. The Parkway is OPEN from US Route 220 to Milepost 115. Explore Park can be accessed on the parkway at Milepost 121 from US Route 220 headed North, Mill Mountain Parkway at Milepost 120, or our alternate entrance at 3900 Rutrough Road, 24014. Click here for detailed directions and information.
Don's Cab-Inns Campground
Stay overnight in a hand-crafted cabin, spacious yurt or RV space, all within close proximity to a bathhouse. On season rates apply April through November, and off season is December through March.
Register Online: By using Roanoke County'sONLINE REGISTRATION PORTALor by following the links below. Please note you must have or create an account to complete your purchase. Select available features and dates on our interactive map.
Register By Phone: Call the Explore Park Visitor Center at (540) 427-1800.
Special Rates & Discounts: Special discounts may be available for extended stays, see CURRENT DEALS
Pod Cabins: These unique structures pack lots of amenities into a small space. Most contain a queen size bed with mattress (ground level) and full size loft bunk with mattress (requires climbing a ladder). Cabin D9 & D13 are bunk style units which sleep up to 6. Cabin D17 is our couples cabin with electric fireplace, futon and breakfast nook. All units contain heating and air conditioning. A refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker are included. Linens are not included, but may be rented for an extra fee. Units D11, D13 & D15 are pet friendly for a service fee of $5 per pet (2-max), others do not allow pets. Please select "pet fee" during checkout process.
Rates: Standard cabins are $75/night on season or $50/night off season (plus tax). Premum cabins (bunkhouse/couples) are $85/night on season or $60/night off season (plus tax). Two-night minimum stay applies Friday & Saturday nights.
Yurts: Sleep up to six in a 16 foot round yurt. Units are air-conditioned, but not heated (heated mattress pads included Nov.-Mar.). A refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker are included. Linens are not included, but may be rented for an extra fee. Sites D18, D19 & D21 contain a three-level double bunk bed. Site D14 contains one queen size bed. Unit D18 and D21 are pet friendly for a service fee of $5 per pet (2-max), others do not allow pets.
Rates: $100/night on season or $60/night off season (plus tax). Two-night minimum stay applies Friday & Saturday nights.
RV Sites: Pull into a small site served by a nearby bathhouse. Sites are 12’ by 35’ and have 30 amp electrical service and 50 amp attachment device. No water or sewer hookup is available, but there are municipal water spigots near each site. A dump station is available, free for overnight guests ($15 for non-guests).
Primitive camping, tent and gear rental at Explore Park are operated by Blue Mountain Adventures. Please note that these sites are closed December through March, with the exception of site J1 and J2 which remain open for winter camping.
Register Online by following the links below. Please note that this registration page is not operated by Roanoke County and secure payment will be taken externally by our vendor.
Register By Phone through the Explore Park Visitor Center at (540) 427-1800 during operating hours, daily from 9am to 5pm