Camping in Virginia with campfires

Iconic hikes, history, and golden beaches await campers in Virginia’s 41 state parks.

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12 top campgrounds in Virginia with campfires

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Bears Den Campground

5 sites · Tents66 acres · Bluemont, Loudoun
Set up your tent in our remote but easily accessible campground, 100 yards off the Appalachian Trail. Roast marshmallows by the fire pit and watch the sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley.  Individual site capacities are varied! Please take note of this when selecting your site upon checkout.  Site #1 is on a hilly slope and accommodates 4 campersSite #2 accommodates 8-10 campersSite #3 accommodates 4 campersSite #4 accommodates 6-8 campersSite #5 accommodates 6-8 campers   About the property Located on a 66-acre plot just five miles from the Shenandoah River, our property offers amazing access to hiking and the outdoors while also keeping civilization within striking distance. Bear Chase Brewery is just a half mile walk across the street, and we are 15 miles from Purcellville.  The land and lodge used to be the summer home of a trained opera singer, whose singing could be heard throughout the mountain.  Your Host lives onsite in the stone house that also acts as a hostel for hikers on the Appalachian Trail. Built in the 1930's all from locally sourced hand-hammered stone, the house is open every night from 5pm - 9pm.  Note that we offer several campsites relatively close to each other, so you should expect to see and hear other campers on the property during your stay.  About the listing Pitch your tent in a forested area just a short walk up from where you’ll park your car. Enjoy unbeatable proximity to hiking and panoramic views while still having basic amenities that ensure a comfortable stay.  You’ll have access to a composting pit toilet, and can access potable water from the tap in the lodge. That’s also where you can access hot showers. As noted above, we host Appalachian Trail thru hikers on the property, so you may see them hanging around or sleeping in the bunkhouse near the shared facilities.  For meals, we have picnic tables, and you are encouraged to cook over the fire pits that accompany each site. Please practice Leave No Trace practices during your stay, as the property has raccoons and other critters who will be drawn to any food scraps that are left behind.   Pets are allowed! Please keep them on leash during your stay.   Trash can be disposed of in the bins onsite.  Additional details to note Expect to see and hear other campers on the property during your stay. No kitchen equipment is provided, so campers must bring their own supplies if they'd like to cook. We do not offer WiFi, but there is good cell reception for all common carriers.
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James River Depot

6 sites · Tents30 acres · Glasgow, Rockbridge
An active hay field nestled between the river and the railroad.  A great place to enjoy some R and R.  We love to float the James and there is easy access to the river on our property.  A beautiful field as well as some trees for added shade. Fun to hear the trains and the water as you get amazing views of the night sky.
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Posh Mtn Camping w/Theater Hot-Tub

3 sites · Lodging25 acres · Jonesville, Lee
About this space Enjoy amped up camping at this at this posh mountain escape! Here you can reconnect with nature outdoors while luxury furnishings and full amenities provide all the comforts of home inside a spacious, pet-friendly camper. Add in an epic outdoor entertaining area featuring a theater with 120” screen, hot tub, griddle, firepit, and deck and you have the ultimate camping adventure. Bonus – the site is located on 25 acres in the VA mountains with views of KY and TN! The space This pet-friendly, luxury camping experience is ideal for everything from weekend getaways to extended mountain sojourns. The camper’s interior is packed with all the necessities required for a comfortable stay: a full kitchen with Keurig coffee machine, hot and cold-water sink, microwave, refrigerator, stove & oven; large dining booth; comfy seating area; full bathroom with shower tub combo; 2 private bedrooms; A/C & heat; a flat screen Smart TV with streaming capabilities; and expansive windows that fill the interior with natural light. Outdoors is the ultimate entertainer’s paradise. Relax in the hot tub and enjoy theatre under the stars on the 120” elevated screen that can be seen from the entire site. Start mornings off with coffee and the smell of bacon sizzling on the outdoor griddle and end the days with a cold one from the kegerator. Every guest receives all the fixings needed for S’mores to roast on the firepit, and complimentary wood is provided that can also be used to cook up delicious meals on the classic campsite grill. With views for miles, wildlife sightings, and proximity to major area attractions, a stay here is without a doubt the best way to effortlessly experience the exciting world of “camping with benefits”!
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Blackwater Birds and Bees

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents101 acres · Zuni, Isle Of Wight
Come visit the farm and stay with us! We have primitive tent camping, RV sites, and a cozy little cabin. Blackwater Birds and Bees is a developing farm that started in 2016. If you're looking for privacy, you won't find a better place in Southeastern Virginia. It's over 100 acres on the Blackwater River with access to over 2 miles of waterfront without leaving the property. The river is much like a cypress swamp with large channels running through the middle and it creates a perfect environment for all kinds of spectacular wildlife. We have kayaks and canoes available for campers to use for free and a Jon boat with trolling motor available for rent. Fishing is permitted in our large pond and on the river. The farm currently features an apiary, vegetable garden, blueberry bushes, and animals including ducks, chickens, geese, and goats. The cabin features a full-size bed complete with linens/bedding as well as a sleeping loft for 2 additional guests. While the cabin does not have electricity or plumbing, it does have battery operated lights and an outhouse with flush toilet on site for the convenience of cabin guests. We have a farm shop stocked with local products, camping essentials, fishing gear, and much more! *If you are bringing a large camper or RV please pick site #3 or site #2.*Site #4 is about 75 yards into the woods away from the parking space.* Check us out on Instagram @blackwater_birds_and_bees
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Magical Riverside Yurt w/hot tub

2 sites · Lodging4 acres · Dugspur, Carroll
One loft bedroom, huge bathroom with a walk in shower and a soaking bathtub, while looking at a gorgeous creek, 20 ft away. A hot tub sits on the rear ground level deck. Kitchen with two coffee makers, microwave, full size refridge stovetop, air fryer, toaster oven and a kettle. This yurt is great for a couple or a couple with a small child, I can provide a cot. We have a high chair and playpen. The yurt faces the creek, and a rock wall on the other side making this property very private except for our cabin on the same property. It is fenced with split rail fencing and has a solar powered gate, with a gate fob provided. This is a safe, beautiful area to visit nearby Floyd, a nearby kayak rental shuttle service, breweries, a meadery 2 miles away, and many other unique finds. Beautiful Mountain View’s and backwoods drive. A unique wool farm is just down the dirt road with a cash only roadside stand.
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Rivers Edge Trail Camp

7 sites · RVs5 acres · Allisonia, Wythe
LIKE us on FACEBOOK at https://www.facebook.com/riversedgetrailcamp Standing on the New River Trail looking up where the campsites are located will give you the feeling that you truly are sleeping on the edge at Rivers Edge campground. Unique limestone formations can be found on the property. Large birds and even an eagle or two seem to prefer this area for hunting. Watch from a distance as farmers cut hay throughout the summer. This private cliff top setting has 6 newly created camp sites on 5 Acres. Enjoy less crowds and more nature! The long range views or the river and farmlands will take your breath away. At the bottom of the drive you have access to the New River and the New River Trail so bring your bike, or kayak for more fun. Bike the trail, bird watch, or star gaze; the choices are endless. Don't be surprised to see bear, turkey, eagles, deer, or a coyote. PLEASE give us a rating on YELP also if you enjoyed your stay! The direct link to our place on Yelp is https://www.yelp.com/biz/rivers-edge-trail-camp-barren-springs?osq=Camping Please LIKE us on FACEBOOK at https://www.facebook.com/riversedgetrailcamp This is a great spot for people looking for peace and quiet. 26 Minutes upriver of Claytor Lake State Park. There is a zoo in nearby Ft. Chiswell. Each site has full hook ups. No tent sites at the present time. Area grocery stores are located about 30 minutes away in Wytheville, Pulaski and Hillsville. A portion of the profits will be donated to a non-profit! Bookmark the direct link to our site here on HipCamp: https://www.hipcamp.com/en-US/discover/virginia/rivers-edge-trail-camp
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Why be Square?! Blue Ridge Yurt

2 sites · Lodging1 acres · Pilot, Montgomery
Blue Ridge Yurts is a woman-owned company in Floyd, Virginia, started by my mother, Sharon. We were staying at Treebones, a yurt 'glampground' in Big Sur, California, and fell in love with yurts together. My mom said, "I think I could build one of these," and the company was born! She does all the woodworking, using sustainable practices, with locally-sourced wood, and her best friend Kathy does the fabric end of things. I was one of her early guinea pigs, and love my yurt property dearly <3 This 24' yurt sits on a beautiful private acreage off an end-state maintenance road, with biking and hiking trails just a 20 minute drive from the touristy town of Floyd, Virginia. There's a steam shower sauna, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a deck overlooking the mountains with a table and seating. Enjoy!
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Love Ridge Mountain Lodging

24 sites · Lodging, Tents17 acres · Lyndhurst, Nelson
BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY CABIN RENTALS VIRGINIA NEAR SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK Be outside in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoy carless access to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail. Swim or fish at nearby Sherando Lake and take in our local food and craft beverage culture. and foods. Then return to your own Blue Ridge Parkway mountain cabin or campsite at Love Ridge Mountain Lodging. At 2,800 feet and overlooking Love, Virginia, Love Ridge offers a unique location, bordering the Blue Ridge Parkway just past milepost 16. Love Ridge Mountain Lodging is the perfect getaway for a restful weekend away or your hub for outdoor adventure. CABINS Looking for that special place to bring your loved one? Retreat to one of our Blue Ridge Parkway Cabins and vacation rentals and create lasting memories together. Our vacation rentals offer the perfect escape to strengthen your love. After all, we are in Love, Virginia. FAMILIES Love Ridge offers family cabins for rent in VA and is the perfect place for kids to connect to nature and and an opportunity for busy parents to unwind. A trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Love Ridge offers families an experience they will remember for a lifetime. PET FRIENDLY Four of our mountain cabins and our campsite offer a dog-friendly experience and offer a great space for humans and their four-legged companions. View White Rock Cabin, Meadow Mountain Cabin, Sherando Cabin or Spy Rock Cabin for a pet-friendly cabins. HOT TUBS Four of our vacation rentals have a private hot tub, while a number of the smaller cabins offer jetted in-room tubs for a nice soak after a day of exploring the area. GRILLS &FIREPITS Guests love the private outdoor grills with each cabin for cooking after a day of exploring. In addition, our place has both private and communal firepits for convening a group of friends and making s’mores by the fire. EXPLORE BLUE RIDGE Enjoy unequaled access to hiking, biking, and outdoor activities without even needing to get into your car. Find a deeper connection to nature while enjoying our ever-improving campus with an onsite Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail, outdoor play and contemplative spaces, and carless access to the Appalachian Trail. Relax with a tasty local beverage in the hot tub while taking in awe-inspiring mountain vistas. Go to sleep with the crickets and wake with the birds. BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY CABINS A SELECTION OF MOUNTAIN CABINS AND VACATION RENTALS Our Blue Ridge Parkway cabins and vacation rentals in Virginia are named after local features you will find near or around Love Ridge Mountain Lodging. Stay in a cabin named after a nearby mountain, hiking trail, or a vista. Our Virginia vacation rentals have everything you need for your upcoming vacation. Select from homes that will accommodate more than ten guests or a cozy cabin for two. Looking for multiple accommodations for a large family retreat or getaway? We have a sweet package for you. Rent all our Blue Ridge Mountain Cabins and enjoy your own private mountain escape. •Torry ridge cabin •Sherando cabin •Ravens roost cabin •Spy rock cabin •Dripping rock cabin •Kennedy ridge cabin •Meadow mountain cabin •White rock cabin •Hanging rock cabin •Bee mountain cabin •Three ridges cabin •High meadows cabin COVID STATEMENT Love Ridge Mountain Lodging was designed with your personal space in mind. Part of our vision is to help you get immersed in nature. Our individual cabins are well-suited to socially distanced travel. To ensure everyone’s health and safety we have added new protocols like contactless check-in and are following the guidance of the Center for Disease Control to keep guests and team members safe. FAMILY CABINS FOR RENT VA BRINGING FAMILIES TOGETHER Love Ridge offers family cabins for rent in VA and is the perfect place for kids to connect to nature. A trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Love Ridge offers children an experience they will remember for a lifetime. They’ll enjoy the freedom of roaming the campus, biking the trails, exploring the rock garden. You’ll feel the difference in yourself and your kids the moment you arrive. The pace is slower, the air is cleaner, and there is a sense of freedom in the joy of exploration. Ravens Roost Family Vacation Cabin a large foot deck with hot tub Family roasting marshmallows Family time is a time to be together and enjoy each other’s company, it is also nice to have a place big enough for everyone to have their own space. Select one of these great family vacation homes at Love Ridge Mountain Lodging for your next Virginia family vacation. LARGE-FAMILY MOUNTAIN HOMES •Torry ridge •Ravens roost •Sherando MEDIUM FAMILY MOUNTAIN CABINS •Spy rock •Dripping rock •Kennedy ridge •White rock •Meadow mountain DON'T LEAVE YOUR PET BEHIND At Love Ridge Mountain Lodging we know your four-legged friend also deserves a Blue Ridge Mountain vacation. When you book one of our pet-friendly cabins, your furry companion can be alongside you as you rest or adventure. Our onsite trail is perfect for your morning jaunt together and our animal-loving staff will be ready to welcome them with a scratch behind the ear. Shenandoah National Park is one of the few national parks that allow pets on trails. There are regulations in place to help protect you and others including; Pets must be on a leash, pets are not allowed in the Ranger Programs, bag all waste and take it with you. Visit Shenandoah National Park for more information on bringing your pet. ENHANCEMENTS AND ADD-ONS FOR YOUR STAY There is something for everyone at Love Ridge! Enjoy an experience to remember while staying in our Blue Ridge Parkway cabins and vacation rentals. If you have not yet made your your reservation, you can add these at the time of booking. Advance notice may be needed for some items, so book early. Night skies romance experience Star gazing experience PLAN YOUR STAY IN VIRGINIA HIKING, BIKING, TRAILS & MORE Plan your stay in Virginia and make a list of all the top activities in the area that are not-to-miss experiences. When you visit Love Ridge Mountain Lodging there is something for everyone. From easy to technical mountain biking trails, picturesque hiking trails with amazing vistas, and the best fisherman’s catch. •Hiking trails •World-class biking •Waterfalls and rivers •Fishing •Lakes and rivers •The blue ridge parkway •Appalachian trail •Wilderness areas •Birding and wildlife •Caverns •The blue ridge tunnel •Wades mill •Geocaching WINTER ADVENTURES Fun awaits during every season of the year at Love Ridge. After the colorful shift of foliage during autumn, winter sets in and snow falls on the crest of the Blue Ridge. The eastern flank of the ridge is home to Wintergreen Resort, a world-class destination for skiing, snowboarding, and winter fun (try their snow tubing!). The four-season resort is on the top of Wintergreen Mountain and is a 12-minute drive from the cabins with the parkway open and 18 minutes when the parkway is closed for snow or ice. When the snow falls, the Blue Ridge Parkway closes to vehicular traffic and becomes a multi-use trail shared by cross-country skiers, hikers, and snowshoers. Love Ridge shares a border with the Blue Ridge Parkway, so you can easily hop on the Parkway in the non-motorized mode that suits you. We particularly enjoy the rolling terrain of the two-mile stretch between Love Ridge and Reid’s Gaps. The parkway South of Love Ridge is a rarely traveled winter wonderland when closed to cars. Along with the endless hiking and mountain biking trails that draw visitors in the warmer months it’s a source of year round adventure. A RESORT WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Wintergreen’s summit towers over the valley at 3,515 feet and offers diverse terrain. Whether you’re an advanced skier or snowboarder, or you’re new to the sport and want to take lessons and learn on the easy slopes, Wintergreen Resort has you covered. When you stay in one of our VA cabins, you’ll have premier downhill skiing and snowboarding virtually outside your door, as the resort is only a 12-minute drive away. Since opening its first chairlift in 1984, Wintergreen has won over skiers and snowboarders with diverse terrain, a welcoming and family-friendly atmosphere, and top-notch snowmaking equipment. Wintergreen is the only ski area on the East Coast to have 100 percent of its terrain covered by automated snowmaking. Its snowmaking system, carefully calibrated by computers to maximize snow coverage, involves approximately 40,000 linear feet of pipeline, more than 400 snowguns and 45 weather stations. Their 400-plus snow guns allow them to supplement natural snowfall with additional snowpack, making skiing and riding even better throughout the season. One of Wintergreen’s main draws is its convenient terrain layout (PDF), with advanced runs on the right side of the mountain, beginner slopes in the middle, and intermediate runs on the left side. Wintergreen’s design is perfect if you’re planning a day on the slopes with people of varying skill levels. Five lifts provide all-mountain access, with two high speed six-person lifts, a quad lift, double and triple lifts, and “magic carpet” conveyor belts for young kids and beginners. Snowboarders and freestyle skiers will also love their terrain park, which features professionally-built jumps, rails, and slopestyle features. Intermediate and advanced skiers/snowboarders can head off to the more challenging areas while meeting mid-day in the middle zone for some easy runs with your group’s beginning-level skiers and snowboarders. If you don’t want to ski or snowboard, take an adrenaline-filled trip down their tubing run, appropriately called “the Plunge,” as it plunges downhill over 300 yards. Or, stay out of the wintry weather and spend the afternoon indoors at the spa doing yoga, relaxing in the steam room, and swimming in their massive indoor pool. AFFORDABLE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY In a sport that is increasingly expensive every season, Wintergreen stands alone among other ski resorts in keeping its lift ticket and ski lesson prices affordable. For safety reasons, lift tickets are capped at a certain quantity to control the number of skiers and snowboarders on the hill, so purchasing online beforehand is the best way to guarantee you’ll get a ticket for the day(s) that you want to ski/ride. Ski and snowboard rentals are available right at the resort. Lessons are also available for all abilities and ages, ranging from 1-2 hour private lessons to family lessons, which include one adult and one child, with the option of adding more family members for an additional cost. Wintergreen aims to make winter sports enjoyable and accessible for families, including free lift tickets for children five years old and younger.
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Our Farm

2 sites · Lodging100 acres · Strasburg, Shenandoah
Our Farm sits on over 200 acres of family owned farmland that has been in the family for over 100 years. It is the mission of Our Farm to provide experiences, products, and a destination for folks to learn more about agriculture in the Valley and to instill a connection to the land. At this time, Our Farm is focusing on unique lodging or "glamping*" options to bring people to the farm. We are planning our Christmas tree farm now and do have grass-fed beef available upon request. This spring we are adding a garden with fresh veggies, fruit, and herbs for our visitors to partake of.
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Watercress Inn at Landon Farm

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents120 acres · Etlan, Madison
Welcome to our small Farm and Inn, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Madison County, Virginia. Located just minutes from Shenandoah National Park, we offer intimate nature-inspired cottages and camping on our 120-acre working farm. Enjoy an evening under the stars with fireflies and a campfire after a long day hike, fly fishing on one of our beautiful trout steams or touring the local vineyards and breweries. We currently offer one cottage and a few campsites for our guests. Our campsites are all private, located acres apart with tables, chairs, firepits, some elevated sleeping areas, some hammock spots and a few with a roof. Many of our spots require walking away from your vehicle, short distances. We have three drive-in sites that will accommodate one or two vehicles. We do not allow RVs or trailers due to our narrow mountain driveway. Camper vans are welcome! Our farm store includes Animal Welfare Approved products such as Eggs, Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb and Dairy from the farm as well as produce, jams and mushrooms and other items from our local community. We offer camping essentials, local art, bike rentals, farm experiences and tours. The property has miles of trails along mountain spring-fed streams, a small pond and access to three private acres on the Robinson River, a stocked Trout stream, just 2 miles down the road. Our property is centrally located to White Oak Canyon and Old Rag Mountain trailheads in the Shenandoah National Park as well as many vineyards and breweries. Please check in with us about current rentals and camp availability. We are in the process of restoring an 1850s Chestnut log cabin, which will be available for our guests to rent as well as other cottages.
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The Guinea Farm, Field, and Forest

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents18 acres · Diggs, Mathews
The Guinea farm is 18 acres of feild and forest on the rural middle pennensula. Only 1 mile from 2 separate secluded beaches and a boat launch. There is verly little traffic or light polution here, nature is at your fingertips. Come visit the farm and experience agrotourism at it's finest. Pick your own veggies in the community garden and meet the Guinea fowl! Enjoy the windernes and learn about the local ecosystem here on the middle pennensula. There are 3 sites spaced out across the 18 acres set apart for privacy. Wisteria is a primative site closer to the entrance gate. Trilogy is a suspended tree tent in the pines 700' beyond that and seperated by dense forest. Stargazer Tiny cabin is an offgrid rustic camping cabin on the back side of the property. Each site is surronded by several acres of forest and close to the edge of a large feild. There are romaing guinea fowl that may come make a very loud appearance as they canvas the property eating bugs. Deer, Turkeys, Bald Eagles, foxes, and other wildlife are common guests also. Mid-summer is what I call frog season, Tree frogs are abundant and provide a wonderful soundtrack. There are free to use bicycles, an axe throwing board, and cornhole boards available. 4 miles from shopping and dining in Mathews Virginia, 15 miles to Gwynn Island. Gwynn's Island is an island located in the Chesapeake Bay off of Virginia's Middle Peninsula. The island is located in the northeast part of Mathews County, south of the mouth of the Piankatank River. It is connected to the rest of the county by a swing bridge over Milford Haven.
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Cabin on the Seven Bends

1 site · Lodging1 acres · Woodstock, Shenandoah
Our dream was to own a log cabin on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. Sixteen years ago we accomplished that dream, giving us access to a Shenandoah Valley treasure, and yes, we are on the first of the Seven Bends. Although we live in the main log cabin, we are happy to share our tiny living screened cabin over looking the river with many activities available to you. Although we are only minutes from I81, the setting is very private, in the woods behind our home. Park at the main cabin and hike 200 feet down the hill to the secluded River Cabin overlooking the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. You'll have river access for fishing, swimming and paddling (kayaks and canoes provided), or you can just sit on the dock and watch the sunset. Retreat back into the screened cottage for a quiet restful evening or relax on the deck by a fire. We are a Glamping site... like a hotel stay in the woods. Close by are 100's of miles of hiking trails and the charming town of Woodstock offering free concerts, some of Virginia's finest wineries, the Brewhouse and other great local restaurants... come explore and adore. There is also an auxiliary deck in the trees for pitching your own tent or sleeping under the stars for additional campers. During cooler months, we have enclosed the sleeping/changing areas and provide a small heater for some limited warmth. “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” ― John Muir
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Camping in Virginia with campfires guide

Whether you want to dive into Civil War history, follow in the footsteps of former presidents, or drive the legendary Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia rarely disappoints. The birthplace of America has thousands of miles of Atlantic coastline and more miles of the Appalachian Trail than any other state. Still need convincing? Virginia’s 41 state parks boast more than 600 miles of trails and 1,800 state campsites, leading the way to forested mountains, rambling rivers, and beaches. Camping is a year-round affair, whether you prefer fall foliage hikes, pitching a tent on the beach, or snowshoeing from a cozy winter cabin. 

Where to Go

Central Virginia

Gleaming lakes and pine-clad foothills characterize the central Piedmont region, known for its lakeside camping, canoe and kayak trails, and Civil War sites. Pocahontas State Park is just a half-hour drive from the state capital, Richmond, where multi-use trails are popular for biking and horseback riding. Also within a short drive, Bear Creek Lake State Park offers easy access to Cumberland State Forest trails, while James River State Park has RV, tent, and canoe-in campsites.

Atlantic Coast & Chesapeake Bay

Wide beaches and fishing villages pepper the coast of Chesapeake Bay, Virginia’s top choice for beach lovers. You can pitch your tent right on the beach at First Landing State Park and False Cape State Park, camp on the grounds of Chippokes Plantation State Park, or get on the water at York River State Park.

Shenandoah Valley & The North

The dense woodlands are the star attraction in Shenandoah National Park and along its renowned Skyline Drive. The closest state campgrounds can be found in Shenandoah River State Park, a popular spot for summer hiking, canoeing, and picnicking, while further south, Douthat State Park has a swimming beach, waterfall hikes, and mountain biking trails.

Appalachian & Blue Ridge Mountains

The rugged Appalachian Mountains fringe Virginia’s southwestern borders, merging into the wooded slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Grayson Highlands State Park is the gateway to the region’s two most popular hikes: the Appalachian Trail and Mount Rogers. Alternatively, paddle the scenic waterways of New River Trail State Park, book a cabin in the woods in Hungry Mother State Park, or escape the crowds at Clinch River State Park.

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