The state of Virginia has been a part of the United States long before the actual Declaration of Independence was signed. This east coast state contains many beautiful natural elements that drew sailors in the earliest of American days and continues to draw people today. That’s why I want to give you my top five best RV parks, grounds and sites for The Old Dominion.
Holliday Lake State Park: Appomattox
Both history fans and outdoor loves will find recreation opportunities when you stay at Holliday Lake State Park. The facilities and amenities aren’t going to blow you away, but they’re more than ample for most RVers. All sites come with water and electric utility hookups and there are dump stations throughout the park to flush away your dirty business. Speaking of dirty business, the park does have hot showers but no laundry facilities. There is a small camp store, as well as ranger station where you can learn about the local area.
The park itself offers many opportunities for hiking, biking, swimming and even some activities for boating. You also have many other highly rated State Parks surrounding the Appomattox area like Break Creek Lake and the James River State Parks. There are tons of colonial history in Virginia, but this state also played a key role in the American Civil War. Appomattox is the home of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park as well as the Mclean House where the Civil War came to an end.
Charlottesville KOA: Charlottesville
History nerds rejoice as this KOA puts you next to a ton of American history and exhibits. No worries about great accommodations, KOA once again has you covered. Like most KOAs, Charlottesville KOA has large pull through sites complete with full utility hookups, theses ones are also outfitted with cable TV, a picnic table, and a fire ring. You know the laundry facilities, bathrooms and showers are kept in pristine condition and this KOA rounds out its facilities with group pavilions, a large swimming pool, propane refill, onsite fishing and more.
This KOA also gives you the benefit of getting a package deal to tour the local historical sites like the time period influenced Michie Tavern, James Monroe’s residence Ash-Lawn Highland and of course no trip would be complete without touring Thomas Jefferson’s famous estate Monticello. The grounds are just minutes away from the spectacular drives of Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. You can also take to the water and raft or kayak down the James River.
Holiday Trav-L Park Virginia Beach: Virginia Beach
Early visitors of Virginia were in love with the coast, and that still remains today. Holiday Trav-L Park Virginia Beach has many ways to accommodate RV guests, supersites are a sprawling 60 by 12 feet and contain full utility hookups, deluxe picnic tables, copper fire pits and cable TV. Showers and restrooms have private stalls and the laundromat has many large and extra large washer/dryers. Holiday Trav-L Park rounds out its facilities with a camp store, Holiday gas station and convenience store, group pavilions, café and eatery a god run, playgrounds and more.
Outdoors enthusiasts will love exploring this coastal area at First Landing State Park, False Cape State Park or one of the many beaches that dot the area. If you’re looking for family fun try the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center or nearby Children’s Museum of Virginia. History buffs can appreciate the many historical landmarks and museums that are scattered around the local area like the Adam Thoroughgood House.
American Heritage RV Park: Williamsburg
They got the name right on this one as American Heritage RV Park is located in historical Williamsburg, VA. This highly rated park has plenty of amenities and facilities for the RVer. Big rig friendly sites come with 20/30/50 amp electrical as well as water and sewer utilities as well as cable TV and Wi-Fi access. Facilities and restrooms received 10/10 ratings from the Good Sam Club so you know they’re up to snuff. Other facilities and amenities include a camp store, a dog run, common room, rec area, golf cart rentals and propane refill.
Most people flock to Williamsburg to visit Colonial Williamsburg and Colonial National Historic Park. See living history and get an idea of what our forefathers went through the many exhibits, buildings and museums around the area. If you’ve had your fill of history you can ride the rides and play the attractions at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Make sure to head to historic Jamestown, too.
Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA: Broadway
Stay at the Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA to start your Virginia wilderness adventure. You know the KOA name for its reliable facilities and amenities and this one doesn’t disappoint. Pull through sites make getting in and out easy and the sites are outfitted with full utility hookups and cable TV. 24 hour laundromats and immaculate showers and restrooms. This KOA is also loaded down with several other amenities like a concierge service, gas grill rentals, breakfast on weekends, mini-golf, propane refills, group pavilions, a dog park and more.
The Shenandoah Valley area is one of the picturesque landscapes in all of the eastern United States. The number one attraction in my books are the rolling hills of Shenandoah National Park, get out for some hiking and biking or if mobility is an issue, take the Skyline Drive. You also have the George Washington National Forest if Shenandoah isn’t enough for you. History buffs will also appreciate the numerous museums and exhibits across the area like the Frontier Culture Museum or the Meems Covered Bridge.
Virginia is another state that history buffs love to visit. As an RVer, you have a variety of options to explore, learn from and stay at while traveling here.