Devils Backbone Campground is a great camping option for your visit to Nelson County, VA. Our Devils Backbone review has all you need to plan your visit.
Devils Backbone Campground Overview
The Devils Backbone Campground is a great home base from which to explore the Nelson County VA area. Its about 20 miles from Charlottesville. Within 10 miles, you’ll find orchards, breweries, wineries, hiking trails, and much more.
The campground has 25 full hookup pull through sites, 22 no hookup back in sites, 24 tent sites, and 5 larger & more private tent sites.
Devils Backbone Campground Review Video
We take a tour of the Devils Backbone in this YouTube video to show you it’s sites and amenities.
Devils Backbone Camping Sites
There are 25 full hookup camping sites at Devils Backbone. Sites are long, thin, and level. There isn’t much space between sites. The firepit and picnic table are located toward the front of the site.
Even sites are normal, full hookup sites. However, if you get an odd numbered site, you’ll want to be prepared with an extra length of water hose and electric cord. While the sewer connection is on the hookup side of the camper, water and electric are found on the front side, so you’ll have to run them under the camper to connect.
Full hookup sites are on one loop.
Sites are long and there was plenty of room for our camper & truck. They are pretty level. We added a block on one side.
Back in sites with no hookups are on an additional loop.
There are 24 tent sites. There are also 5 Hipcamp sites that provide some separation from the main campground.
Devils Backbone Campground Amenities
WiFi is available and it was the fastest WiFi we have experienced in our recent travels. Our test was to use a FireStick to stream TV and it worked great with minimal pauses.
No Cable TV is provided. Over the air signal was limited. In our case, we were only able to get a small number of PBS channels from Charlottesville.
Devils Backbone has two hiking trails. One is a nice path next to a stream and a field. The other is a woodsy trail. It’s great to have hiking available. Some improved trail markers would be appreciated.
The bath house at Devils Backbone is clean. It has two showers each for men and women.
Note that the campground has no laundry, swimming pool, or playground.
Devils Backbone is about 20 miles from interstate 64. It’s a good road but has some twists. You’ll likely have to slow to 35 miles per hour in places.
Devils Backbone is located next to a highway. You may hear some road noise. However, we didn’t hear any airplane or train noise.
Devils Backbone Brewpub
One of the main reasons to stay at Devils Backbone Campground is the adjacent brewpub. Multiple Devils Backbone brews are on tap, including some brewed on site. The brewpub has a full dining menu.
We recommend the pretzel. It was large and tasted great. We opted for the cheese sauce which was a good addition.
In the brewpub area, there are additional dining venues and a concert stage. If you visit on a summer weekend, there is likely to be a lot of fun activities going on.
Attractions Near Devils Backbone Campground
There are some great attractions near Devils Backbone Campground. There are apple orchards. You’ll find many wineries, breweries, and cideries.
One thing we especially enjoyed was hiking Crabtree Falls. While this hike included a lot of steps, the waterfall views were amazing.
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