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Camping in Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia Campgrounds


Camping in Northern Virginia
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There are a variety of campgrounds located in Northern Virginia. Enjoy some outdoor recreation and a retreat from your busy life.

Bull Run Regional Park Campground
Centreville, Virginia. Bull Run Regional Park's campground features 150 shaded campsites, a camp store, mini golf, disc golf, playground, trails and an outdoor pool. Reservations: (703) 631-0550.

Burke Lake Park
Fairfax Station, Virginia. Burke Lake Park is popular for fishing on its 218 acre lake. Amenities at the park include a miniature train, a carousel, volleyball courts, an 18-hole par 3 golf course, clubhouse with snack bar and driving range, disk golf, horse shoe pits, an ice cream parlor, picnic areas, playgrounds, trails, an amphitheater, and a miniature golf course. The campground includes 100 wooded campsites. Reservations: (703) 323-6600.

Lake Fairfax Park Campground
Reston, Virginia. Located just 20 miles west of Washington, DC, the park has 136 campsites adjacent to the popular Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole, a western themed water park. In addition, the park has an 18 acre lake with pedal boat rentals, tour boat rides and fishing. (703) 757-9242.

Pohick Bay Regional Park
Lorton, Virginia. This beautiful park is just 22 miles from Washington, DC. The campground has 150 campsites. There is a lake with boating and fishing, an outdoor swimming pool, miniature golf, hiking trails and picnic shelters.

Aquia Pines Campground
Stafford, Virginia. This year-round campground offers accommodations ranging from luxury cabins to wooded tent sites plus modern amenities including cable TV and wireless internet. The resort is convenient to Washington, DC and offers car rental service. Amenities include hot showers, clean bathrooms, laundry facility, game room, outdoor pool, and mini golf. (540) 659-3447 and (800) 726-1710.

Oak Ridge Campground
Triangle, Virginia. Located within the Prince William Forest, the 100-site, wooded campground accommodates tents, RVs, and trailers (no hookups). The campground is open year-round. Rangers present family-friendly campfire programs during the summer months in the campground amphitheatre.

Shenandoah National Park
Luray, Virginia. For breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a wide selection of outdoor recreation opportunities, head to Shenandoah National Park. Five campgrounds are located within the park. Cabins are also available. Reservations: (540) 999-3500. See also, my Visitor’s Guide to Shenandoah National Park.

Westmoreland State Park
Montross, Virginia. Westmoreland State Park extends about one and a half miles along the Potomac River and boasts spectacular views from the park’s Horsehead Cliffs. Activities include hiking, saltwater fishing, boating and swimming. Campground includes 133 campsites. Cabins are also available. Reservations: (800) 933-7275.

Lake Anna State Park
Spotsylvania, Virginia. The campground offers campsites with and without water and electric hookups, centrally located restrooms with hot showers, fire-rings, picnic tables and lantern holders. The park has more than 15 miles of hiking trails, lakeshore picnicking, a guarded swimming beach, a children’s play area, a boat ramp, (800) 933-7275.

See also, Campgrounds in Maryland

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