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What's Your Wilderness?

Need some time away? Take a slow country road to Wilderness Presidential Resort, one hour South of Washington, DC, and choose your Wilderness retreat!

Relax in our brand new, lakeside cottages - with all the comforts of home.

Enjoy nature with a hike across our 600 acres or on the adjacent Chancellorsville Battlefield. 

Paddle one of our gorgeous lakes.

Listen to the quiet....unwind....recharge.

Modern Campers' Guide to RV Campgrounds in Virginia

Whether you’re a seasoned camper or not entirely sure where to start, we’ll guide you through everything Virginia offers as well as some insight on the best places to take the family. 

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Introduction to RV Camping

Smiling lady cooking bacon & eggs for breakfast on rv camper stove

Raise your hand if you remember camping as a kid? Maybe it was up north where the lake water was so cold you avoided it for days. Or maybe you recall the smell of bacon over an open fire waking you up before the sun. Or, if you’re like some, you have NO memories of camping - but are eager to create some for your family now

Either way, modern camping doesn’t have to look like the camping you remember! With so many various ways to camp from a tent, RVs, and cabin camping, you can make it whatever you want! 

Create Your Successful Family RV Camping Plan

So you’re convinced and are now looking to plan your vacation to Virginia! Don’t worry, Virginia offers a wide variety of outdoor lodging options for families looking to get out of their normal routine, clear away the distractions of daily life, and settle into what nature has to offer, at least for a little while. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or not entirely sure where to start, we’ll guide you through everything Virginia offers as well as some insight on the best places to take the family. Another great camping resource is our 2020 Virginia Campgrounds Map & Directory.

Editor’s Note: As COVID-19 continues to dramatically change the way American live and vacation, camping remains a safe and enjoyable way to practice social distancing and still get out of the house. 

VA Campgrounds and RV Parks

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Wilderness Presidential Resort Lakeview Cottage

Let’s start with your different options for where to camp in VA. As a beautiful state throughout and with close proximity to Washington, DC, Virginia has been a camper’s favorite destination for decades.

Whether you’re looking for mountains, a more luxury-style of glamping, or want to RV at an amusement park for some extra thrills, Virginia has you covered. 

VA Campgrounds

The most common thing that comes to mind when ‘camping’ is mentioned in good-ole tent pitching, but camping today means more options than ever before. 

Choosing to tent camp is a great option for just about anyone who doesn’t mind living without a few common amenities at their fingertips for a few days. The cost of tent camping is usually less, once you’ve invested in the gear. Tent camping offers less in terms of creature comforts but MORE in terms of disconnection, unwinding, and connection with nature.

If the idea of waking up in a tent before dawn, bathing in the lake, and cooking your food over open fires is exactly what you’re looking for, here are some of our favorite VA campgrounds

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    North Bend Park

    North Bend Park is located on John H. Kerr Reservoir. The 50,000-acre lake extends 39 miles up the Roanoke River along 800 miles of shoreline. They off 249 primitive and electric/water hookup sites on or near the lake.

    They also offer: 

        • Bicycle/jogging trails
        • A fishing pier
        • Playgrounds
        • swim beaches 
        • And boat launch areas are also available
  • RV sites at Misty Mounting camping in Virginia

    Misty Mountain Camp Resort

    Misty Mountain Camp Resort offers a delightful, relaxing vacation at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains near historic Charlottesville, Virginia. Whether you're looking for a private getaway, a group gathering, or fun with the kids, Misty Mountain Camp Resort is sure to meet your needs.

    They also offer:

        • Fishing
        • Pools
        • Nature Trails
        • Live music & dances
        • A general store
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    Wilderness Presidential Resort

    Of course, we couldn’t talk about VA campgrounds without mentioning our very own! We are a  privately owned, family-oriented camping ground retreat located in Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania, Virginia area, about 38 miles south of Washington DC. We rest on over 600 acres of beautiful forests and waterways in historic Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

    Open 365 days a year, Wilderness Owners and guests enjoy fun weekly planned activities, campsite access, RV rentals, and fully stocked cabins. Whether you have been an owner for years, are new to the area or are looking for a weekend “home away from home”; Wilderness Presidential Resort has new exciting things happening every day! This resort is ideally located only an hour’s drive from Washington, DC. So take a day trip and explore, or stay local, and see all the sites Spotsylvania has to offer. 

    Check out our complete list of amenities, activities, and offerings - we dare you to try to do them all! 

VA RV Parks

Okay, so many roughing it isn’t exactly your idea of a good time but you still want to be as close to nature as possible - go RVing! 

You have the option of purchasing or renting an RV for your camping trip and depending on how often you see yourself getting away on the open road, either option can be a great fit for you. 

The cost of owning and maintaining an RV is substantially more than purchasing a tent and few chairs, BUT the home-away-from-home feeling that you’ll have on your trips is incomparable. 

Staying in an RV does require a few changes to your daily routine and takes you out of the “home” environment, giving you a real sense of getting away. 

RVing at a campground allows you to connect up to utilities like electricity and water, making your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Campgrounds offer all of their amenities to RVers, opening the opportunities you have to participate in any number of activities. 

Choosing to camp in an RV is the best of both worlds: your own comfortable space with nature just a screen door away. 

Here are some great RV campgrounds around Virginia:

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    Americamps RV Resort

    Americamps is a beautiful RV Resort with full amenities. This Big-Rig friendly campground has true Southern Charm, including escort service to your site. The total renovation of 198 pristine, full hook-up sites, including 105 pull-thru sites and 93 easy access back-in sites has been completed. There is a large, fenced canine camp for our four-legged friends. We have a new bathhouse and 2 laundry facilities, free Cable TV & Wi-Fi, and a fun pool area for your summer enjoyment.

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    North Landing Beach RV Resort & Cottages

    North Landing Beach is conveniently located near Virginia Beach itself, but you will never need to leave the resort to have a fun-filled or relaxing vacation. With year-round activities at our state-of-the-art pavilion and loads of activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. If relaxing is your cup of tea, enjoy the peaceful wooded lots and our own private, sandy beach or fish in our fully stocked pond.

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    Wilderness Presidential Resort

    We love our RVers! All of our  RV sites offer 30 amp electric service and water. These sites are located near our newly upgraded Comfort Stations throughout the Resort! Included in our RV reservations are all of our amenities, activities, and events

Luxury Camping Virginia

Dogwood Living Room at Wilderness Presidential Resort
Today's Modern Campers

Go Glamping!

Glamping: (or glamorous camping) a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping. #nobugs #bakecookies #hotshower

Alright, so tent sites and RVs are nice, but not exactly your cup-of-tea. Let us introduce you to luxury camping or as some call it, “glamping”

Like with traditional camping, there are a few ways to bring a little more luxury to your camping trip. It could be a completely decked out RV OR the most popular version of glamping is cabin rentals. 

Cabins & cottages range from primitive to full-blown tiny houses with everything you’ll want to relax and enjoy your trip. 

Here at Wilderness Presidential Resort, we offer a full selection of cabins, cottages or tiny homes to reserve, here are some of our most popular: 

Camp Cottages, Park Model RVs, Log Cabins & RV Sites

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    Lake View Cottages

    Wilderness Presidential Resort's brand new, Lake View Camp Cottages are perfect for your "glamping" in Virginia adventure. You will enjoy all the comforts of home and all the amenities you could imagine for a family resort at a very affordable price.

    See all of the camp cottage rentals available from us here!

  • Wilderness Presidential Resort Rancher Camp Cottage

    Rancher Camp Cottage

    • 2 Bedrooms: Master Bedroom – Queen Bed, Guest Bedroom – Full Bed
    • Living Room – Pull Out Sofa
    • Kitchenette with Fridge, Stove and Microwave and Coffee Maker
    • 1 Bathroom
    • Cable TV & Wi-Fi
    • Fire Pit & Charcoal Grill
    • Linens, towels and washcloths are provided

  • Wilderness Presidential ResortResort Rancher with Hot Tub and View

    Rancher Camp Cottage With Whirlpool

    • Hot tub placed on the deck overlooking the lake
    • 2 Bedrooms: Master Bedroom – Queen Bed, Guest Bedroom – Full Bed
    • Living Room – Pull Out Sofa
    • Kitchenette with Fridge, Stove and Microwave and Coffee Maker
    • 1 Bathroom
    • Cable TV & Wi-Fi
    • Fire Pit & Charcoal Grill
    • Linens, towels and washcloths are provided

  • Wilderness Presidential Resort Lakeview Cottage

    Lakeview Camp Cottage

    • 1 Master Bedroom – Queen Bed
    • Open Area – Bunk Beds
    • Living Room – Pull Out Sofa
    • Kitchenette
    • 1 Bathroom
    • Cable TV & Wi-Fi
    • Fire Pit & Charcoal Grill

Vintage RVs (aka Park Model RV's)

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

    38' Quailridge

    • Quailridge includes a queen bed, bunked twins and pull out sleeper futons.
    • Beat the heat and the discomforts of the outdoors with air conditioning, traditional beds and other comforts from home.
    • Both RV models have an efficiency kitchen (stove, oven, fridge/freezer, sink, NO microwave) and a full bathroom (shower/tub, toilet, sink).
    • The kitchen is stocked with cookware and place settings for six people.
    • No linens are provided in the RVs. Please plan to bring your own sheets, pillows, towels, and blankets.
    • Basic linens packs are available for an additional fee in the Large Quail Ridge RVs.
    • Please contact the Resort at (540) 972-7433 ext. 1 if you have any accessibility needs. Thank you!

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

    28' Cobra

    • Cobra includes a full bed, bunked twins and pull out sleeper futons.
    • Beat the heat and the discomforts of the outdoors with air conditioning, traditional beds and other comforts from home.
    • Both RV models have an efficiency kitchen (stove, oven, fridge/freezer, sink, NO microwave) and a full bathroom (shower/tub, toilet, sink).
    • The kitchen is stocked with cookware and place settings for six people.
    • No linens are provided in the RVs. Please plan to bring your own sheets, pillows, towels, and blankets.
    • Basic linens packs are available for an additional fee in the Large Quail Ridge RVs.

Log Cabins

  • Wilderness Presidential Resort Log Cabin Emblem

    Log Cabins: the Ultimate "Glamping" Accomodation

    Log cabins, on or near the lake, provide the most space & comfort for your "glamorous camping" family vacation! Combined with the awesome amenities a camping resort like Wilderness Presidential Resort offers, and you'll be glad you chose a log cabin for your family camping getaway! 

    See all of the cabin rentals available from us here!

  • Wilderness Presidential Resort Two Story Log Cabin

    Log Cabin - Two Level

    These warm and rustic log cabins are Rated Silver Crown by RCI and are the perfect getaway from the bustle of city life. Located at The Presidential Resort at Chancellorsville, these two-bedroom units sleep six (6), people. A southern-style porch with 2 rocking chairs allows guests to enjoy nature at Wilderness. The cabins are on or near Hazel Grove Lake and ideal for fishing and other various water activities.

    • Two bedrooms – two queen beds and pull out sleeper sofa OR one queen bed, two twin beds and pull out sleeper sofa
    • Two bathrooms
    • Full kitchen (stove/oven, microwave, sink, fridge/freezer, cookware and place settings for six provided)
    • Living area with fireplace, TV, and seating
    • Dining area
    • WiFi Internet Access
    • Cable TV
  • Wilderness Presidential Resort One Story Log Cabin

    Log Cabin - One Level

    These warm and rustic log cabins are Rated Silver Crown by RCI and are the perfect getaway from the bustle of city life. Located at The Presidential Resort at Chancellorsville, these two-bedroom units sleep six (6), people. A southern-style porch with 2 rocking chairs allows guests to enjoy nature at Wilderness. The cabins are on or near Hazel Grove Lake and ideal for fishing and other various water activities.

    • Two bedrooms – two queen beds and pull out sleeper sofa OR one queen bed, two twin beds and pull out sleeper sofa
    • Two bathrooms
    • Full kitchen (stove/oven, microwave, sink, fridge/freezer, cookware and place settings for six provided)
    • Living area with fireplace, TV, and seating
    • Dining area
    • WiFi Internet Access
    • Cable TV

RV Campgrounds in the Virginia Mountains

  • Popular Virginia Mountain Camping Choices

    Camping offers a level of closeness to nature that simply can not be matched. If taking advantage of the views, calm, and beautiful of Virginia’s mountains are high on your list, check out these RV campgrounds right in the mountains of Virginia: 

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    Misty Mountain Camp Resort

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    Loft Mountain Camp Resort

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Destination Camping In Virginia

  • Popular Daytrips From Your Campgrounds in Virginia

    One of the biggest benefits of choosing Virginia as your place to camp is the number of destinations that you can visit while you’re here! From historic sites, landmarks, Washington D.C., and amusement parks - pick your location carefully to take full advantage of these places: 

  • The White House in Washington DC

    Washington DC

    Too many attractions to name and just a quick trip across the Potomac River from Northern & Central Virginia's campgrounds.

  • Civil war era brick structure on Virginia Civil War battlefield

    Civil War Sites

    Virginia is home to a vast number of historic Civil War sites. A perfect daytrip from many campgrounds in Virginia.

  • Kings Dominion amusement park aerial phot

    King's Dominion

    Virginia's favorite themed amusement park is an easy drive from many Virginia campgrounds.

  • Horse & carriage in front of Gevernor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg & Busch Gardens

    Colonial Williamsburg is a great family destination to learn about the early American history and is home to Busch Gardens, one of the best theme & water parks in the US.

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