Gala River Front Campground

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Gala Primitive River Front Campground is located about 1/2 mile from the Gala boat landing just off State Route 220. It is situated about 25 miles upstream of our Buchanan canoe livery location near river mile marker 51. This campground can accommodate both paddle in and drive in campers. It is about a 25 minute drive from our Buchanan livery location. Each of the 11 campsites are numbered and include a fire ring, picnic table, parking area, and level tent pad. Portable toilets and a dumpster are conveniently located in the center of the campground. There is no power, or water at any of the sites. Guests will need to bring their own water as no potable water source is provided. Kelly's Market convenience store is located about 500 yards from front entrance to the camp ground and stocks many grocery items campers may need.

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  • Directions: From Roanoke - Take interstate 81 North to exit 162 At off ramp turn Right onto Route 11 North, drive 5 miles to James River Bridge at Lowe Street. Take left at Burger King, we are 50 yards on right adjacent to Town of Buchanan public boat landing.
  • Major Access Routes: I81
  • Miles from I-81: 2
  • Monday Hours: 9AM - 5PM
  • Tuesday Hours: 9AM - 5PM
  • Wednesday Hours: 9AM - 5PM
  • Thursday Hours: 9AM - 5PM
  • Friday Hours: 9AM - 5PM
  • Saturday Hours: 9AM - 5PM
  • Sunday Hours: 9AM - 5PM
  • Holidays Closed: No
  • Credit Cards Accepted:
  • Credit Card Types Accepted: Visa, MC, Discover, AMEX
  • Additional Information: Reservations required.
  • Additional Amenities for Group Tours: Riverguides can be provided as needed for additional fee.
  • Bus Parking:
  • Driver/Escort Comp Policy Details: Free river trip for driver / escort accompanying group.
  • Group Rates - Adults: From $28 per person
  • Group Rates - Seniors: From $28 per person
  • Group Rates - Students: From $28 per person
  • Guided Tours:
  • Largest Group Accommodated: 60
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  • Special Tour Package Details: 10% off normal prices for 10 customers or more.
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  • Additional Information: Seasonal April through October for river related activities.
  • Credit Card Types Accepted: all major
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
  • Friday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Monday Hours: 9am-5pm
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  • Saturday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Sports: water
  • Sunday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Thursday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 9am-5pm