Let’s be honest: perfect campsites in Virginia are easy to come by. That’s because Virginia fall is one of the most gorgeous seasons anywhere in the world. Can’t decide where you want to spend your next camping trip taking in the changing colors? Let us suggest five spots that should be atop anyone’s list.
Burke Lake Park in Fairfax Station is one of the most well-loved campsites around and it’s clear why. The park covers over 800 acres, including a 218-acre lake with fishing, boating, camping, and a golf course. You’ll need a reservation to camp, but you can easily make one online or over the phone.
The New River Trail State Park near Max Meadows, Virginia, follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way for 57 miles. The trail has a gentle slope, and is a favorite for bikers, hikers, and horseback riders. Stay at any of the four primitive campgrounds to immerse yourself in the beauty of the park.
Crabtree Falls Campground is “Virginia’s Best Kept Secret.” The Falls Campground is pet friendly and offers many amenities, including a game room, playground, and bathhouse. Take your furry friend with you to see the exquisite Crabtree Falls, a series of five major waterfalls and several smaller ones that total 1,200 feet combined.
Take advantage of the crisp weather at the North Bend Park and Campgrounds near Boydton, Virginia. Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the campgrounds sit on a 50,000-acre reservoir with 55,000 additional acres of surrounding land. The pet-friendly campground includes tent and trailer camping with the option for primitive or electric sites.
The Christopher Run Campground on Lake Anna offers cabins and hundreds of wooded campsites. Whether you want to enjoy an afternoon out on the water or prefer to hike through the campground, Christopher Run has everything you could ask for. The site is particularly good for children, too, as it has volleyball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and a playground.