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New campground to open in Mt. Jackson next year

The Shenandoah Valley Campground will open next spring in Mt. Jackson. It will have about 50 sites, including five cabins, hook-ups for RVs, and tent sites. Rich Cooley/Daily

By Sally Voth

Visitors to Shenandoah County will have another lodging option come spring.

Diane and David Saville expect to open their new campground on Industrial Park Road in Mt. Jackson in late February or early March, Mrs. Saville said.

The site, called The Shenandoah Valley Campground, will have about 50 sites, including five cabins, full hook-ups for RVs, and tent sites, Mrs. Saville said in a phone interview this week. She said there will be a standard-size pool, a playground, a camp store, a bathhouse and possibly miniature golf.

"We're really excited about this venture we're taking in Mt. Jackson, and I'm just hoping everybody here is just as excited as we are about opening it," Mrs. Saville said.

The couple built a house in Quicksburg about seven years ago, but have only just recently moved in full time, she said. They'd owned a restaurant in Lorton for 18 years, but closed that in February.

"We just have this piece of property that we've owned for a long time," Mrs. Saville said of the campground. "My husband and I are avid campers. It's just something that we kind of tossed around for a while. All the [tourist] attractions around us - that was one of the big pluses. [It was] just kind of a dream of ours to do something like that."

The campground got its final approval in February, Mt. Jackson Town Manager Clark Draper said.

The site, which is about 1,000 feet from the intersection of Caverns Road and is not in the industrial park itself, is zoned for agriculture, he said. Campgrounds are allowed in that zone with a special-use permit, according to Draper.

The town council issued the permit, and it was then approved by the board of zoning appeals, Draper said.

"The code requires a certain amount of vegetative buffer, and they couldn't do it because of the power lines that run along the interstate," he said.

Mrs. Saville said locals have seemed excited about the prospect of camping, and Draper said its location near Shenandoah Caverns is a positive.
"I think it might enhance our tourist activity...give folks a place to stay," he said.

Contact staff writer Sally Voth at 540-465-5137 ext. 164, or svoth@nvdaily.com

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