Camp Sites

The Hydaway Outdoor Recreation Center camp sites are located on the outskirts of Lake Hydaway. We provides 8 camp sites with fire pits for each. Students can sign out to a campsite on Fridays and Saturdays.

Campsites are available with reservations only. There is a $5 reservation fee. We provide tents and sleeping pads and bags in Small (2 person), Medium (4 person), and Large (6 person) packages. Please call our outfitter during operating hours to make a reservation, 434-592-6284. You can also make your reservation by stopping and visiting us in person.  If you have any questions please call or e-mail Hydaway at


  • The Liberty Way must be followed at all times.
  • Males and females must sleep in separate tents and camp sites.
  • A maximum of two 4-person tents per campsite with a maximum of 8 persons per campsite is permitted.
  • All campground users are expected to clean up after themselves. Please do not leave out trash, equipment, etc.
  • The lake, beach, open fields, challenge course, and lounge spaces are available only during operating hours of Hydaway. They are not to be used after hours.
  • Check-in must be done by 7:00pm on the evening of your reservation.  Check-out must be done the following day by 2:30pm with a staff member.

Camp Fires

  • All camp fires must be made within the established fire ring at each camp site.
  • No camp fire should ever be unattended.
  • No camp fires should ever be lit during a burn ban.
  • Camp fires must be put out completely before leaving the campsite.
  • Horse play of any kind around a camp fire is not permitted

Camping Policies