Although the best campgrounds in Virginia are spread throughout the state, none of the top 10 fall in the far western corner of the state. Three of the top 10 campgrounds, Chippokes Plantation State Park Campground, Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground, and Belle Isle State Park Campground, surround the city of Washington D.C.
Not all the campgrounds are near the coast, but 8 out of 10 are near some body of water. Chippokes Plantation State Park Campground, ranked number one, butts against the James River and acts as a living historical exhibit. Lake Fairfax Park Campground is located next to an 18 acre lake, and both Occoneechee State Park Campground and John H Kerr Dam and Reservoir Campground are located on the 50,000 acre Kerr Lake.
"This list really highlights the great camping opportunities that are available in Virginia," comments Tripleblaze writer, Kelley Spurlock. "From historic sites along the James River to the ever-popular Appalachian Trail, Virginia boasts a wide range of camping locations for everyone."
These campgrounds include a variety of different amenities for campers to enjoy, from the lazy river and swimming pool at Lake Fairfax to the cabins and the archery range at Bear Creek. This top 10 list includes one private campground, Mountain Spring RV Resort Campground, and one primitive campground, Sky Meadows State Park Campground.
Chippokes Plantation State Park Campground – Surry, VA
Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground – Cumberland, VA
Sky Meadows State Park Campground – Delaplane, VA
Lake Fairfax Park Campground – Reston, VA
Twin Lakes State Park Campground – Green Bay, VA
Occoneechee State Park Campground – Clarksville, VA
RA Guest Shnandoah State Park Campground – Bentonville, VA
Mountain Spring RV Resort Campground – Stuarts Draft, VA
Belle Isle State Park Campground – Lancaster, VA
John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir Campground – Boydton, VA
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