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Rainbow Campground

Beautiful Mountain Campground in Saltville, Virginia located next to Clinch Mountain Wildlife Management Area with awesome Trout fishing!
Opening at 9:00 AM
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2 months ago
Rainbow campground is exactly what we were looking for during our weekend fishing trip. It was November, so many of the seasonal campers were gone and the bath house closed, but we were made aware of that when we made our reservation. We had a full hookup site, so not having a bath house wasn't a problem. There isn't cell service, but there was wifi. It was a little spotty, but worked enough for us to check messages daily. Everyone we came across, including Kevin (the owner), was incredibly friendly and hospitable. There's not many places you go that people motion for you to come over and pull up chairs for you to join them. We placed several games of horseshoes, it can be addictive. We went ahead and made our reservation to return in the spring since peak season runs from April to September and they stock trout 4 times a week during those months. The campground stays hopping during that time and there don't seem to be many nightly sites. Most sites are occupied by season...
- Wendy M
3 months ago
Fantastic stay at the cabin at the Rainbow Campground! We went to the VA Creeper Trail one day, Bristol, TN the next. The host provided little extras that made it feel so homey - and the Tumbling Creek right near the campsite was beyond beautiful. Best vacation I've had in a long while!!!
- Beth W
5 months ago
Nice campground with a super host and a lot of community users. Sites were close together so felt more like a neighborhood than a campground but was kind of nice. Be aware there are NO SHOWERS so prepare to be self-contained. Music on Friday nights was superb.
- k g

Beautiful Mountain Retreat

We are a family owned and operated campground. 
We offer seasonal, monthly, yearly, and nightly sites with water, electric and sewer hookups as well as primitive tent camping. 

***Heritage Day at Big Tumbling Creek is Saturday April 2, 2022!!!!

Attention:We do offer camping during the fall/winter months, however our restrooms are closed during this time. They will reopen April 1, 2022. Our office will also be closed until April 1, 2022. You will be assigned a site before check in during this time.

---We are a pet friendly campground. We ask that you keep pet on a leash and clean up after them. (breed restrictions do apply)

**Full Hookup (30 Amp) campsites include water, electric and sewer. $38 per night + tax

**Full Hookup (50 Amp) campsites include water, electric and sewer $43 per night + tax

**Water/Electric campsites $33 per night + tax 

***Call us for monthly rates

**Primitive creekside camping $33 per night + tax

**Primitive grassy area $28 + tax per night.
Call us or book online thru Hipcamp (for primitive grassy area only reservations) :

***Rates are based on 2 person occupancy. Children 11 and under are free. 
$3 extra person per night fee (age 12 & up)

***Check in time for all campsites 1pm 
& check out time for all campsites 11am

***$3 day use fee will be charged for guests visiting your campsite age 12 and up.

***Cancelation policy as follows on campsites:
11 days or more prior to check in full refund of deposit less $20 
10 days or less before check in no refund of deposit will be given. 
***No refunds will be given for early departure as it doesn't give us sufficient time to rebook the campsite.

***Call us to reserve cabin or camper rentals 276-944-4243 or you can reserve thru Airbnb by clicking on the links below. If you call and book through us you will save on Airbnb fees.

***Cabin and camper rental available.
**2 night minimum on rentals
Cabin is $125 per night for 2 guests
Camper is $95 per night for 2 guests
($5 more per night for additional guests)
+ cleaning fee (cleaning fee will be higher for groups over 5 people)

You may bring your own bed/bath linens or rent them from us for an additional fee. 

***Check in for all rentals 3pm&check out is 11am
Cabin.... Cabin is available to rent year round!
Inside look at cabin rental:

 Ice and firewood available on site.

***Free Wifi

Rainbow Campground t-shirts are available in various sizes and colors for $20 each.

We are located next door to the Clinch Mountain Wildlife Management Area boosts 25,0000+ acres of hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, boating, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, and nature photography. 
A fee fishing area is open on Clinch Mountain WMA 7 days a week during the fee fishing season, which runs from the first Saturday in April through September 30. The area consists of approx. 7 miles of Big Tumbling Creek. Sections of the creek are stocked 4 times per week during the fee fishing season. A daily permit and a valid state fishing license is required to fish the fee area. From October 1 through June 15th parts of Big Tumbling are stocked on a Class A schedule(8 times) and will require a valid state fishing license and trout license. Laurel Bed Lake (330 acres) offers trophy Smallmouth Bass fishing as well as other species of fish.
Popular places to explore nearby The Great Channels hiking trail  which features a maze of slot canyons similar to what you may find in the southwestern United States.

Virginia Creeper Bike Trail which offers 34.3 miles of beautiful scenery. Mention you are staying at Rainbow Campground and get a discount at Creeper Trail Bike Rental&Shuttle!!!

Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve

More information on fishing and hunting regulations can be found on the Vdgif website.

Other fun things to do nearby:

**Museum of the Middle Appalachians (Saltville)

Weather permitting there is always a horseshoe game being played on the weekend as well as Bluegrass Music at Rainbow Campground!!!
Come stay with'll be glad you did!!!!

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  • (276) 944-4243


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4372 Tumbling Creek Road
Saltville, Virginia 24370
United States

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun:9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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