Camping Destinations for Fall Fun

by Casey Higgins | Posted: Sep 12, 2013 | Updated: Sep 16, 2015

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Updated September 16, 2015.

Camping can be about getting away from it all, but it can also be about thrifty travel. If you save money on your accommodation, those savings can be applied to nearby attractions and dining. Give it a try at one of these campgrounds that have great fun nearby, or discover more options at Virginia.org/CampingRVing.

Many Virginia State Parks (check availability), and some of Virginia’s National Parks also offer camping. There are many options for enjoying a weekend of fall camping in Virginia.

 

Williamsburg KOA

Williamsburg KOA

Williamsburg KOA was built for family fun with many on-site special events and tons of fun nearby, too. The campground can accommodate RVs and campers of all sizes, but boast deluxe cabins with linens provided, too.

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The Harrisonburg-Shenandoah Valley KOA in Broadway accommodates all types of campers and RVs, and also offers tent sites and cabins. The kids will burn off steam with mini golf, horseshoes, or fishing while you sit back and take a load off.

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Ed Allen’s Campground and Cottages in Lanexa rests along the shores of Chickahominy Lake. It’s 85 acres of hardwoods, which equals stunning foliage. The lake sunsets rival the best you’ve seen anywhere, and the fishing is good, too.

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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park

Luray is often called the Cabin Capital of Virginia, and while it’s true that there seems to be a large amount of cabins available, there are also great camping opportunities. Try Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, which does have cabins, but also has RV and tent sites situated perfectly for you to enjoy the sights and smells of autumn.

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Jessie Lea RV Park & Campground is your home base for exploring Big Stone Gap, filming location of the new movie of the same name. Town is just a short walk away, but you may find it hard to leave the gentle babbling of the Powell River.

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Northwest River Park Campground is a 763-acre escape Chesapeake, and is a usual on the “Best of Chesapeake” list. Electric and non-electric sites are available, as well as camping cabins.

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Riverview Campground in Narrows does, indeed, have a view of the New River. This privately owned campground is very reasonably priced, welcoming tents, electric, and RV sites.

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Fancy Gap Cabins and Campground

Fancy Gap Cabins and Campground

From 3,400 feet and directly off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Fancy Gap Cabins and Campground has incredible views. While camping here you’ll be looking out and down at the beautiful foliage.

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Fredericksburg KOA is located in Fredericksburg amid Civil War battlefields. Like its Williamsburg KOA cousin, there are plenty of pull-through sites, tent sites and cabins awaiting your arrival.

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If you’re into fairly primitive camping, Kissing Rock Camp in Sugar Grove is the way to go. Horses are welcome and stalls are available. This camp provides access to the 63-mile Virginia Highlands Horse Trail and Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.

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Beartree Campground

Imagine this dressed in the gold, orange, and red colors of fall. Beartree Campground.

You’re likely to lose your breath when you see the reflection of the foliage on the lake at Beartree Campground in Damascus. Tucked into the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, you have acres upon acres of exploring accessible to you.

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Cozy Acres Family Campground in Powhatan is cozy indeed, and you’re going to love how the trees turn out in fall. Cast a line in the catfish pond, throw some ‘shoes, or hike the trails.

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Sherando Lake

Sherando Lake

At the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains sits Sherando Lake in Lyndhurst. Trails from the park connect to the Appalachian Trail above. Pull in your fifth wheel, tag along or pop-up, or pitch the family tent for a great weekend in the cool shadows of the mountains.

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“Tents only” is the mantra at Camp OutBack, a riverside campground in Luray. Pitch along the Shenandoah and soak in the crisp fall air and beautiful surroundings.

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Front Royal RV Campground is a quiet reprieve for a relaxing fall weekend away. The kids will enjoy the mini golf and game room, but be sure to teach them a thing or two about casting a line at the fishing pond.

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3 Comments

Bobbie Jo says:

They left out Fort Monroe!

To clarify, Camp OutBack is within 1/2 of the South Fork of the Shenandoah river and the sites are not on the river. There are two boat landings within 1 and 2 miles. There is a walking trail to the river.

Kathie says:

You forgot the BEST, Walnut Hills KOA south of Staunton. the ultimate in fine camping.