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Resort-Style Activities for Every Age and Adventure Level

Many events & activities included with your camp cottage, log cabin or RV lodging fees!
*Some events & activities may require additional fees.

Adventure Park

Have fun and challenge yourself on our Ropes Course and Climbing Wall

Marina & Boat Rentals

Enjoy recreational water sports with Jon & paddle boat, kayak, corcl & paddleboard rentals

Our Lucky Duck Speakeasy Escape Room is open!

Gather hints and solve riddles in order to escape before the time runs out!
This is a prohibition themed room, where you try to solve a murder case. Do you have what it takes?

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 exciting, Virginia camping getaway with all the trimmings!


An Unforgettable Camping Resort Near Fredericksburg, Virginia

Make this your very own wilderness.  Explore our spectacular 600 acre camping resort offering awesome, new Lakeside Camp Cabins, Presidential Log Cabins, affordable Camping Cabins, plus RV and tent sites along with the most sensational list of memory making, family orientated activities in central Virginia.

For the adventure seekers, we challenge you to try it all!  Seasonal watersports include; Aqua-Cycles™, kayaking, paddle boarding, paddle boats and swimming pools. Seasonal adventure ropes course, Goliath ladder and rock climbing. Enjoy year round ice skating, Escape Room, disc golf, heated indoor swimming pool, and other fun endless activities; tennis, pickleball, 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, fully furnished Lakeside Camp Cabins or Presidential Log 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 Presidential Resort

Some of the best vacations can be enjoyed at Virginia campgrounds. Wilderness Presidential Resort offers a wide variety of lodging options for camping in Virginia. Our basic Camping RV's offer the most affordable nightly rates. If you're looking for "glamping" (glamorous camping) experiences, our new Cool Springs Lakeside Camp Cabins & recently updated Log Cabins are perfect.

Cool Springs Cabins at Night


Our new Lakeside Camp Cabins are equipped with all the creature comforts of home.  Find air-conditioning, televisions, complete kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and more.  Select from the 2 Bedroom Dogwood Rancher, 2 Bedroom Redbud Rancher with whirlpool/hot tub OR 1 Bedroom Holly Lakeside Camp Cabins.  All will make your "glamping" memorable.

Presidential Cabins


Our recently remodeled, RCI Silver Crown rated, Presidential Log Cabins offer spacious one & two level fully-equipped cabins.  This 'home away from home' has all your creature comforts; air-conditioning, televisions, complete kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and more.  Reserve a Presidential Log Cabin OR Hazel Grove Lakeside Log Cabin for an awesome experience.

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Our stationary RVs offer all the basic comforts of home.  Our most budget-friendly offering includes kitchen,  bedroom, lounging area and bathroom.
These RV's are equipped with air-conditioning and will keep you comfortable after your full day of resort activities.

Booking options include the Quail Ridge (38'), Laurels (28') and Sunset Point with Hazel Grove lakeside location (28').

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RVs - Like to travel with your own accommodation?  Park at the Wilderness Presidential Resort and enjoy electricity and water at every site.  Add unlimited activities and turn your RV into a resort.  Sewer equipped sites or sewer pumping service is also available.
Tents - Pitch your tent and get back to nature.  At least close enough, with all the conveniences offered by the resort.  Dine under the stars and sleep in your sleeping bag, but enjoy using the 'facilities' available when nature calls.

Play With Us

Please note:  The Adventure Park is closed for the season.  All-season Ice-skating is now open.



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


Individuals or Birthday Parties welcome. Find your treasures.

Gem Mining & Geodes

Wilderness Presidential Resort Adventure Park Rock Climbing

Visit our Adventure Course for Ropes Courses and Rock Wall Climbing

Rock Climbing


NEW! Year-Round Ice Skating with Skate Rentals and more.

Ice Skating

Wilderness Presidential Resort Playground

Keep the kids outdoors, playing at one of three playgrounds

Play Grounds

Disc Golf

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


Pedal power all the way.  

Paddle Boats & Aqua-Cycles™

Kayak Beachside Rental

Calling all locals - purchase a day pass and enjoy the resort.

Day Pass


Our inflatable bubbles give soccer a cool twist.


Kayak Rental Hut

Another great way to explore the lake.


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Bring your racquets and balls and claim some court time.

Tennis Courts

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

Girl on Wilderness Beach

Build sandcastles on our beach or fish from the shore.

Beach Time

Real Reviews - Google

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Karli Shea

Wilderness Presidential provided a beautiful setting for my wedding guests to stay in the cottages. It has a scenic lake view, with plenty of fun activities for the kids. I highly recommend a stay here, to rejuvenate and enjoy nature, and for a nice stay in a cozy cottage.

James S

We have a 2 and a 5 year old and stayed one night in one of the lake cabins. The cabins themselves are very clean and big enough to accommodate our family of 4. We had rented boats and a paddleboard, both of which our kids loved. The lake itself is beautiful, clean, and a blast just to jump in and out of the boat with. The water isnt very deep near the shore, I could stand probably until 50 feet out, so I felt comfortable brining my kids in the water. The sites also come with a charcoal grill and fire pit with a swinging grill top. We did the rope adventure course and rock climbing as well, both our 5 year old loved. The ropes course has at least 2 staff manning the course at any time, so if a child needed some help, they would swing by and assist. I would recommend either of these attractions to children of 5+. Overall it was a fantastic stay and we loved all the activities they offer. Although we did not do some, I know they do gem mining and mini golf. Worth noting that you dont need to stay there to do these adventures, you can just go there and pay for them.

Lisa Stewart

Very comfortable and relaxing.....we've gone to the pool several times.
Cute cabin

We have really enjoyed ourselves this week. Perfect location for sight seeing and shopping. Clean comfortable cabin....
Very relaxing get away.

There's two pools; one inside and one outside....the outside was closed so we went to the beach instead.

The only drawback is you have to drive to the pools and activities....but that's ok....

We were using the RCI time share cabins on the hill.

Erik B

This place is an awesome hidden gem. About 20 minutes west of Fredericksburg, they offer camping, kayaking, canoeing, peddle boats, fishing, as well as an Adventure Camp that offers zip lining, four different paths on a rock wall, and a big ladder climb. All in all a great outing with the family.

John Doe

Very peaceful and relaxing. Very clean. If you need to recharge, this is the place to go. Its wonderful.

Mary Anne Fisanick

Very peaceful and relaxing. Very clean. If you need to recharge, this is the place to go. Its wonderful.

Camping In Northern Virginia

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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

Your Wilderness Awaits

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

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