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Northern VA's Glamping Headquarters

Affordable Family Vacations in Northern Virginia

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What's Your Wilderness?

Find Your Wilderness Here.

Camping in Virginia is just a short drive from Washington, DC and Richmond, VA. Stay in our fully-equipped Lakeside Camp Cottages, Log Cabins or bring your RV or tent. Enjoy your affordable Virginia camping getaway with all the trimmings!

Wilderness Smores

An Unforgettable Camping Resort Near Fredericksburg, Virginia

Make this your very own wilderness.  Explore our spectacular 600 acre camping resort offering awesome budget-friendly cottages, vintage RVs, RV and tent sites and the most sensational list of affordable, memory making, family orientated activities in central Virginia.

For the adventure seekers, we challenge you to try it all!  Kayaking, paddle boarding, paddle boats, hiking, adventure ropes course, disc golf, three swimming pools, tennis and mini golf, Knockerball®, archery lessons, basketball in the gymnasium, and bass boat fishing.   If that is not enough, explore the neighboring historic Chancellor and Wilderness battlegrounds, and local breweries and wineries. Visit Fredericksburg’s Old Town, take a day trip to James Madison’s Montpelier or travel the Shenandoah National Park Skyline drive.

Reserve one of our quaint, affordable, fully furnished camp cottages or cabins and find all the creature comforts of home.  We recommend the Wilderness Presidential Resort for the ever-popular glamping getaways, gramping (yes, it’s a thing - grandparents and grandkids), family vacations, family reunions and wedding celebrations.  Pack for a night, a weekend escape or a fun-filled week away.   Unwind at leisure or plan your visit around the many exciting annual events like the Wild Roots Music Festival, antique car show, Halloween’s trunk or treat, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year Festivities and so much more. 

Camping in Virginia at Wilderness Resort

Wilderness Presidential Resort Rancher Camp Cottage

Rancher Cottages

Premium placement, all the comforts of home including deck overlooking the lake.

Starting at $139 per Night

Children in hot tub with Mom and family in background with view of lake.

Whirlpool Rancher

Inviting Rancher with gorgeous views from the hot tub and deck.

Starting at $164 per Night

Wilderness Presidential Resort Two Story Log Cabin

Two Level Log Cabin

Warm and welcoming with home comforts. Silver Rated by RCI.

Starting at $179 per Night

Wilderness Presidential Resort RV 28' Cobra Camp Cottage Park Model RV

Vintage RVs - 28'

RV style camping with the convenience of a kitchen and comfort of air conditioning.

Starting at $69 per Night

Wilderness Presidential Resort Lakeview Cottage

Lake Side Camp Cottages

Warm and inviting, these cottages offer lake views and lake front access.
Starting at $139 per Night

Wilderness Presidential Resort One Story Log Cabin

One Level Log Cabin

Comfortable and convenient. Silver Crown rated by RCI.
Starting at $179 per Night

Wilderness Presidential Resort RV 38" Quailridge Camp COttage Park Model RV

Vintage RVs - 38'

RV style camping with the convenience of a kitchen and comfort of air conditioning.

Starting at $89 per Night

Wilderness Presidential Resort Tent Site Water Front

RVs & Tent Sites

All RV sites offer 30 am electric service and water. Limited availability for sewer equipped.

Starting at $50 per Night

Play With Us

Resort-Style Activities for Every Age and Adventure Level - included at no extra cost with your camp cottage, log cabin or RV lodging fees! 

*Many events & activities included with your lodging. Some events & activities may require additional fees.

Ropes Course at the Adventure Park at Wilderness Presidential Resort

Visit our Adventure Course for Ropes Courses and Rock Wall Climbing

Ropes Course

Wilderness Kids Pool with Frog Slide and Kids at Wilderness Presidential Resort

Our three pools, include an indoor option for all weather swimming.

Swimming Pools

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Stay on target with an archery lesson.


Karen Jonas Singer and Base Guitarist at Wildroots fest

A festival of music, food trucks and craft beer.

Music Festival

Wilderness Presidential Resort Adventure Park Rock Climbing

Visit our Adventure Course for Ropes Courses and Rock Wall Climbing

Rock Climbing

Wilderness Presidential Resort Playground

Keep the kids outdoors, playing at one of three playgrounds

Play Grounds

Wilderness Resort Young Couple Playing Frisbee Golf at Wilderness Presidential Resort

Another great way to enjoy your time outdoors.

Disc Golf

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Lucky Duck Speakeasy Escape Room.  It's the prohibition era, do you have what it takes to solve the murder case?

Escape Room

Knockerball Contest at Wilderness Presidential Resort

Our inflatable bubbles give soccer a cool twist.


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Another great way to explore the lake.


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Bring your racquets and balls and claim some court time.

Tennis Courts

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Pedal power all the way.  

Paddle Boats

Wilderness Presidential Mini Golf with Young Family

Our 18-hole Miniature Golf Course is open year round, weather permitting.

Mini Golf

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Rent a Jon Boat and fish from one of two well stocked lakes.


Annual Classic Car Show

Classic car enthusiasts gather annually to show off their muscle.  

Car Show

Wilderness Presidential Resort Sandy Beach with Lake

Build sandcastles on our beach or fish from the shore.

Beach Time

Camping In Northern Virginia

camp cottage on the lake in the Fall
Wilderness Presidential Resort Lakeview Cottage
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Dogwood Living Room at Wilderness Presidential Resort

Wilderness is Your Virginia Campgrounds!

One of the Best Places to Camp in Virginia

Wilderness Presidential Resort offer camping any way you like it! From our beautiful RV & Tent Sites to our "glamping" (glamorous camping) options in our spacious Log Cabins or our new Lakeside Camp Cottages there's something for every budget and family need.   Our lodging options are comfortable & affordable but the icing on the cake is our huge amount of resort activities and events ,many of which are free with your lodging.  Another big advantage is our close proximity to some of the best attractions in Virginia for family day trips while staying at Wilderness.

Cabin Rentals Near Washington DC

Wilderness is on of the closest Virginia campgrounds with cabins to Washington DC offering log cabins & lakefront log cabins in addition to our very popular new Lakeside Camp Cottages.  Of the campgrounds in Northern Virginia, Wilderness is about 60 miles South of Washington DC and just West of Fredericksburg, VA.  If you're looking for one the best places to camp in Virginia and want to rent a log cabin, Wilderness Presidential Resort is hard to beat.

Campgrounds in Northern Virginia

Wilderness Presidential Resort is located in Northern Virginia just West of Fredericksburg, VA. We are a quick drive from anywhere in Northern Virginia, DC or Richmond, VA. Here is a Northern Virginia Campgrounds Map & Directory for more information on NOVA camping options and places to camp in the Virginia mountains.

Camping in Fredericksburg, VA


Activities are currently only available to members and guests that have overnight reservations.

Indoor and outdoor swimming pools may be open at up to 75% occupancy, if applicable, provided ten feet of physical distance may be maintained between patrons not of the same household. Free swim is allowed.

  • Capacity
    Paulson Center – Wilderness Pool (big pool) 125 people based on the VDH mathematical calculations
    Paulson Center – Indoor Pool 20 people (the 20 people are included in the 125 person limit of the complex) based on the VDH mathematical calculations
    Presidential Pool – 80 people base off of 75% occupancy of 107 and VDH mathematical calculations

A swimming pool waiver must be signed prior to using the swimming pools.  A copy is available here for your convenience.

Indoor Pool
Water Aerobics
Adventure Park
Escape Room
Fitness Room

Your Wilderness Awaits

Book today and plan an unforgettable escape full of fun for you and your entire family.  

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