Upper Highland Campground

The Upper Highland Campground is located in the woods and fields between Mountain View Retreat Center and Red Oak Lodge. The area has 11 separate sites surrounding Mt. Everett Pavilion and bathhouse, making it ideal for single family units or small to mid-sized groups (up to 50 people). Because of its proximity to the lodges, groups often combine camping and lodging to better accommodate individual needs. Campsites are available from May 1 to November 15.

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Upper Highland Campground Amenities

  • The Upper Highland Campground has 11 sites. These sites can be reserved individually, or groups can reserve the entire campground for exclusive access to the area.
  • Nine sites have access to water and electric hookups; two sites are primitive.
  • Four of the sites with electric also have sewer hookups.
  • Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire ring for outdoor cooking.
  • The bathhouse and pavilion are just steps away from all 11 sites.
  • For larger groups, several additional sites are available a short distance away.

Upper Highland Campground Policies

  • Check-in time is 6pm and check-out time is 2pm, unless other arrangements are made with the camp staff.  When another group is not using the camping area, a group may often come earlier than the normal check-in time or may stay longer. Guaranteed extended check-in/check-out times can be arranged with the office for an additional fee, based on availability.
  • Smoking, alcoholic beverages, firearms, fireworks, pets, and all-terrain vehicles are prohibited anywhere on Highland Retreat property.
  • Campfires should only use established fire rings. Firewood is available for a modest fee. Please do not bring your own firewood.
  • All camp quiet time is 11pm. Early risers should be considerate of other guests.
  • Groups are responsible for general cleaning before departure. Pavilions should be free of all litter. Picnic tables should be returned to their original locations. Grounds should be clean of litter.

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Upper Highland Campground Rates, 2022

Groups reserving exclusive use of the camping area:

  • With hookups: $38.00 per unit per night
  • Primitive/without hookups: $28.00 per unit per night
  • Youth groups: $9.00 per person per night
  • Minimum fee: $231.00 per night

Individuals and Families (camping rates include 3 adults):

  • With 30A or 50A hookups: $42.00 per night
  • With 20A hookups: $38.00 per night
  • Primitive/without hookups: $30.00 per night
  • Additional adults: $9.00 per person per night

Upper Highland Campground Rates, 2023

Groups reserving exclusive use of the camping area:

  • With hookups: $40.00 per unit per night
  • Primitive/without hookups: $28.00 per unit per night
  • Youth groups: $10.00 per person per night
  • Minimum fee: $231.00 per night

Individuals and Families (camping rates include 3 adults):

  • With 30A or 50A hookups: $44.00 per night
  • With 20A hookups: $40.00 per night
  • Primitive/without hookups: $30.00 per night
  • Additional adults: $10.00 per person per night

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Mount Everett Pavilion 

Mount Everett Pavilion provides sheltered seating for groups of 10-50 people. Its central location makes it a perfect gathering place for groups camping in the Upper Highland Campground, but it can also be rented by day groups. This pavilion is available for rental from May 1 to November 15.

Mount Everett Pavilion Amenities

  • The pavilion is equipped with a refrigerator, picnic tables, and a dishwashing station.
  • A bathhouse adjoins the pavilion.
  • A playground, volleyball court, and recreation fields are located nearby.

Mount Everett Pavilion Policies

  • Check-in time is 6pm and check-out time is 2pm, unless other arrangements are made with the camp staff.  When another group is not using Mount Everett Pavilion, a group may often come earlier than the normal check-in time or may stay longer. Guaranteed extended check-in/check-out times can be arranged with the office for an additional fee, based on availability.
  • Smoking, alcoholic beverages, firearms, fireworks, pets and all-terrain vehicles are prohibited anywhere on Highland Retreat property.
  • Campfires should only use established fire rings. Firewood is available for a modest fee. Please do not bring your own firewood.
  • All camp quiet time is 11pm. Early risers should be considerate of other guests.
  • Groups are responsible for general cleaning before departure. Pavilions should be free of all  litter. Picnic tables should be returned to their original locations. Grounds should be clean of litter.

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Mount Everett Pavilion Rates, 2022

Overnight groups:

  • Base rate: $48.00/night in summer, $44.00/night non-summer
    • Base rate covers pavilion use by overnight guests and up to 5 day guests (those not staying at Highland overnight)
  • Additional day guest fees:
    • $4.00 per extra day guest on a Saturday
    • $2.00 per extra day guest on a Friday or Sunday

Day use of the pavilion: $4.00 per person, $48.00 minimum rate (for a full day)

Mount Everett Pavilion Rates, 2023

Overnight groups:

  • Base rate: $52.00/night in summer, $46.00/night non-summer
    • Base rate covers pavilion use by overnight guests and up to 5 day guests (those not staying at Highland overnight)
  • Additional day guest fees:
    • $5.00 per extra day guest on a Saturday
    • $2.50 per extra day guest on a Friday or Sunday

Day use of the pavilion: $5.00 per person, $52.00 minimum rate (for a full day)

To check on availability, learn about deposit and cancellation policies, or inquire about a reservation, visit the Reservations page.

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Mount Everett Pavilion building address: 14500 Upper Highland Dr, Bergton, VA 22811
Mailing address/Main Office: 14783 Upper Highland Dr, Bergton, VA 22811