by Casey | Posted on September 12th, 2013
Camping can be about getting away from it all, but it can also be about thrifty travel. If you save money on your accommodation, that savings can then be applied to nearby attractions and dining. Give it a try at one of these campgrounds that have great fun nearby.
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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- 15 minutes from Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream and Colonial Williamsburg
- 20 minutes from Jamestown Settlement
- 25 minutes from Yorktown Victory Center
- September 28: New Town Art Festival, Williamsburg
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.
- 20 minutes from Go Ape! Treetop Adventure & Treetop Junior
- 30 minutes from Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream and Colonial Williamsburg
- September 28-29: Chickahominy Pow-Wow/Fall Festival in Providence Forge
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.
- 20 minutes from Adventure Kayak Tours
- 35 minutes from Sandbridge Beach
- Weekends through October 31: Corn Maze at Bergey’s Breadbasket
- October 17-19: Ghost Train at Northwest River Park
Fredericksburg/Washington DC South 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.
- 30 minutes from George Washington’s Ferry Farm and Kings Dominion’s Halloween HAUNT
- September 21-November 3: Belvedere Plantation Harvest Festival
- Weekends through October 31: Olde Towne Carriage Ghost Tours of Fredericksburg
Find more great camping for your fall weekends at Virginia.org/CampingRVing, or check out a couple of our camping-related blog posts below.
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