Best Campgrounds in Virginia

This list represents the most popular campgrounds in Virginia. Use this list to plan your next Virginia campgrounds trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Big Meadows Campground

    7 Reviews

    Shenandoah, VA

    Big Meadows is Shenandoah National Park’s largest treeless area, encompassing a barren plateau that is approximately 640 acres. It’s believed that American Indians cleared the area to create ...
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    Big Meadows is Shenandoah National Park’s largest treeless area, encompassing a barren plateau that is approximately 640 ...

  • #2 Lake Robertson Campground

    0 Reviews

    Lexington, VA

    The 581-acre Lake Robertson Recreation Area lies at the western edge of the Shenandoah Valley at the foot of North Mountain. Early American Indians called this ridge Endless Mountain, and that’s ...
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    The 581-acre Lake Robertson Recreation Area lies at the western edge of the Shenandoah Valley at the foot of North Mountain. ...

  • #3 Pohick Bay Regional Park

    2 Reviews

    Lorton, VA

    Pohick was named by Algonquin Indians to aptly describe this area as the “water place.” With its marina, boat launch, and boat storage facilities, Pohick Bay Regional Park offers a year-round ...
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    Pohick was named by Algonquin Indians to aptly describe this area as the “water place.” With its marina, boat launch, and ...

  • #4 Todd Lake Recreation Area

    1 Reviews

    Harrisonburg, VA

    Living just a half-hour’s drive from Todd Lake over the course of my 20 years as a Shenandoah Valley resident, I confess to having spent more time at this recreation area taking a dip in the ...
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    Living just a half-hour’s drive from Todd Lake over the course of my 20 years as a Shenandoah Valley resident, I confess ...

  • #5 Mathews Arm Campground

    2 Reviews

    Rileyville, VA

    Mathews Arm is the northernmost campground in Shenandoah National Park. While it has flushing toilets, it is the only Skyline Drive campground without showers or a camp store. But don’t let this ...
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    Mathews Arm is the northernmost campground in Shenandoah National Park. While it has flushing toilets, it is the only Skyline ...

  • #6 Lake Fairfax Park

    2 Reviews

    Reston, VA

    Lake Fairfax Park’s 476 wooded and open acres are tucked away in a unique, high-end planned community in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Reston was conceived as a spacious urban area with a rural ...
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    Lake Fairfax Park’s 476 wooded and open acres are tucked away in a unique, high-end planned community in the suburbs of Washington, ...

  • #7 Bull Run Regional Park

    2 Reviews

    Centreville, VA

    Bull Run Regional Park offers many things to those looking for some fresh air and respite from Northern Virginia gridlock. Civil War enthusiasts, however, will readily identify Bull Run with ...
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    Bull Run Regional Park offers many things to those looking for some fresh air and respite from Northern Virginia gridlock. ...

  • #8 Burke Lake Park

    1 Reviews

    Fairfax Station, VA

    Entering Burke Lake Park from Ox Road in Fairfax County, the first impression you’ll have is of the park’s 18-hole golf course and driving range. Keep driving, however, as the park’s main road ...
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    Entering Burke Lake Park from Ox Road in Fairfax County, the first impression you’ll have is of the park’s 18-hole golf course ...

  • #9 Wolf Gap

    2 Reviews

    Edinburgh, VA

    Wolf Gap is a rustic campground on the Virginia–West Virginia border. Hike state line trails directly from the campground.
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    Wolf Gap is a rustic campground on the Virginia–West Virginia border. Hike state line trails directly from the campgroun ...

  • #10 Loft Mountain Campground

    1 Reviews

    Grottoes, VA

    Loft Mountain Campground is located just off Skyline Drive in the southern section of Shenandoah National Park at mile 79.5. It is unique among the park’s other campgrounds in that it is located ...
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    Loft Mountain Campground is located just off Skyline Drive in the southern section of Shenandoah National Park at mile 79.5. ...

  • #11 Twin Lakes State Park

    1 Reviews

    Green Bay, VA

    Located near Farmville in a shady area of mature hardwoods, Twin Lakes State Park is named for Goodwin Lake and Prince Edward Lake. The two lakes were in separate racially segregated parks that ...
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    Located near Farmville in a shady area of mature hardwoods, Twin Lakes State Park is named for Goodwin Lake and Prince Edward ...

  • #12 Smith Mountain Lake State Park

    1 Reviews

    Huddleston, VA

    Just 35 miles from Roanoke is the 20,000-acre, 50-mile-long Smith Mountain Lake. It’s Virginia’s second-largest freshwater lake. Bass anglers come from far and wide to land the citation largemouth ...
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    Just 35 miles from Roanoke is the 20,000-acre, 50-mile-long Smith Mountain Lake. It’s Virginia’s second-largest freshwater ...

  • #13 Belle Isle State Park

    0 Reviews

    Lancaster, VA

    Belle Isle State Park lies in Virginia’s Northern Neck, and its 733 acres represent a rare piece of public land on the lower Rappahannock River. (It should not be confused with the island that ...
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    Belle Isle State Park lies in Virginia’s Northern Neck, and its 733 acres represent a rare piece of public land on the lower ...

  • #14 Westmoreland State Park

    3 Reviews

    Montross, VA

    Westmoreland State Park, located on Virginia’s rural Northern Neck peninsula, is best known for its views of the Potomac from the Horsehead Cliffs. Additionally, the park is positioned between ...
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    Westmoreland State Park, located on Virginia’s rural Northern Neck peninsula, is best known for its views of the Potomac ...

  • #15 Staunton River State Park

    0 Reviews

    Scottsburg, VA

    Staunton River State Park is located on a peninsula upstream from Occoneechee State Park at the narrow end of Buggs Island Lake, also known as the John H. Kerr Reservoir. The park and adjacent ...
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    Staunton River State Park is located on a peninsula upstream from Occoneechee State Park at the narrow end of Buggs Island ...

  • #16 Douthat State Park

    2 Reviews

    Millboro, VA

    Scenic Douthat State Park has been deemed one of the nation’s top 10 state parks and honored with a Centennial Medallion from the American Society of Landscape Architects. These 4,493 acres were ...
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    Scenic Douthat State Park has been deemed one of the nation’s top 10 state parks and honored with a Centennial Medallion ...

  • #17 Newport News Park

    1 Reviews

    Newport News, VA

    The 8,000-acre Newport News Park, one of the largest municipal parks east of the Mississippi River, has shone brighter and brighter as development (and corresponding traffic) in the Hampton Roads ...
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    The 8,000-acre Newport News Park, one of the largest municipal parks east of the Mississippi River, has shone brighter and ...

  • #18 Claytor Lake State Park

    1 Reviews

    Dublin, VA

    Claytor Lake State Park lies on the 4,500-acre, 21-mile-long Claytor Lake. The lake was formed in 1939 with the damming of the New River, just south of Radford, by the Appalachian Power Company. ...
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    Claytor Lake State Park lies on the 4,500-acre, 21-mile-long Claytor Lake. The lake was formed in 1939 with the damming of ...

  • #19 Shenandoah River State Park

    1 Reviews

    Bentonville, VA

    Just down the mountain from the northern entrance to Skyline Drive is the 1,604-acre Raymond R. “Andy” Guest Jr. Shenandoah River State Park. This park, named for the late Virginia local delegate, ...
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    Just down the mountain from the northern entrance to Skyline Drive is the 1,604-acre Raymond R. “Andy” Guest Jr. Shenandoah ...

  • #20 Kiptopeke State Park

    1 Reviews

    Cape Charles, VA

    Kiptopeke State Park is located at the southern end of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, just 3 miles from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Separated from the “mainland” of the Old Dominion by the 20-mile ...
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    Kiptopeke State Park is located at the southern end of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, just 3 miles from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. ...