15 RV Parks near Alexandria, Virginia
May 2013 - $10.00
We actually left and did not stay here - really no RV sites or place to park - just in a very small un-level parking lot. There is no RV electric - only 20-amp household electric plug-in that one would find in a house. People were very nice, no doubt, but too many factors to stay, even for one night. - campingandtravels.blogspot.com
Jan 2017 - $50.00
Clean. Pricey. Wifi internet is atrocious. Make sure you have good cell internet as the camp wifi internet is really bad. - Zybane
May 2016 - $50.00
We stayed 4 nights at Ft. Belvoir Travel Camp. Very well maintained, all sites were paved, easy in and out. The view was lovely and waterfront. Nice and quiet and easy to get to the Metro station at Franconia-Springfield to travel into DC for sight seeing. We highly recommend utilizing your military/DOD benefits to utilize this lovely Travel Camp. - landsmitchell
Sep 2015 - $50.00
Stayed here for about a month. Good spacing between sites, but relatively no shade on any of the sites. Hookups were a little different, water/electric/cable towards the very front of the site, sewer at the back. A bit of a challenge if your electric is in the back etc. Sites are not as level as you would hope for in a newer RV park. The challenge was not just side to side, but front to back too. Some semi-permanent residents that "shuffle" from site to site, but still a nice place. - RobT
Jul 2017 - $13.00
What a gem of a spot! It's smack dab in the middle of a D.C. suburb in Maryland AND it's 8 miles from the metro station AND...wait for it...it was $13/night!!!! (Senior citizen discount for the win!) - Boerne6
Jul 2017 - $13.00
We stayed here while touring Washington DC. It was a very convenient 15 minute drive to the Metro. This small, wooded campground has very few level sites, very poor power (we had to run our generator for A/C or our surge protector would turn off the power) and the bathrooms are clean but old & buggy. With the senior discount, it was still a good value & no reservations were needed. In spite of the power issues would stay here again if touring D.C. - June & Joe
Apr 2017 - $13.00
Do not take Credit Cards, wanted cash. Small Narrow roads with many tree branches that scraped along side our 37 foot 5th wheel. No sewer hook ups, but water and electric were good. 30 Amp only. Tiny sites, only decent level ones for our 37 footer were 24 and 25. Price is right, but the traffic and crummy roads in and out of here in Clinton MD, were not worth the trip. - Scuba Rock
May 2017 - $20.00
Half of the park was closed for reconstruction, the other half was neglected. Site had concrete pad which was the most positive aspect of the park. One staff member was rude and seemed to think answering questions was not in job duties. Roads gravel, muddy and potholed, restrooms were clean but really outdated, staff seemed to think it was okay to leave mops and brooms anywhere they stopped using them.
Grass around office area trimmed and mowed, rest of areas and campsites grass was 12-18 inches tall. Grass around dog area fencing mowed, inside not mowed. Piles of limbs and leaves everywhere.
Half of park being rebuilt/upgraded to 50 amp, but placement of utilities made no sense. While a very good location for visiting Washington DC, a disappointing park. One would think that the support base for the Presidential fleet of aircraft would be a showplace in all its facilities.
Base Exchange being remodeled but open for business, commissary large. Golf course one of the best I've ever seen on a military base. - Retired Medic
Jan 2017 - $20.00
This is a very pleasant campground nestled among the trees. The wifi did not work for us at our site. Maybe in the rec room? We had full hookups. There are 2 washers and 2 (1 broken) dryers in the laundry room with an iron and board. The rec room had a pool table, ping pong table, and fooseball. Our site had a concrete pad but the roadway around the campground was pitted and very uneven. Sites were kind of tight. - Melodycthomas
Oct 2015 - $20.00
We are retired military. We stayed at this campground many years back when we full timed in our RV as well as had been stationed here previously. The campground is an older one and I believe they have done a good job in keeping up the park considering cash is not likely flowing to them. When I called for reservations, I was not going to be able to get full hookups for the entire week we were there and agreed to take an electric only site (which is close quarters). prior to leaving on our trip, the staff called to say they had a place for us - full hook up for our entire time. They were as friendly in person as on the phone. There was some road noise as a main street is just over the fence line and an occasional take off to get your attention :)) - ownedafew
Jul 2017 - $47.00
Upon arrival, check in was easy. Got to our site and was able to back in. After getting the travel trailer level, hooked up power to get the AC running. The AC ran for 30 seconds then quit. After looking at my power monitor, the power was steady at 104 volts and would drop to 102 volts with the AC running. We called the camp office and one of the staff and the maintenance man came out with in 10 minutes. They explained that the part power was on the old system 208 volts and they were trying to get it upgraded to the standard 240 volts. Unfortunately, my surge protector would not allow the unit to keep power with the low voltage. They did offer to get us a site at Bull Run, but we declined. Brad did get our money refunded and a voucher. The park seemed like a very nice park with shaded sites. The staff was great and responded quickly to our phone call. The reason for the marks at '4' is because of the power issues. Other than that, I would have been a great park.
This is the first time we encountered a low voltage problem. being a retired electrician, I have a very good surge protector / monitoring system. Reading about all the issues with power at RV parks, it is good to protect your RV. We also have a water pressure regulator and keep our water pressure just under 50 PSI. - campndan
Jul 2017 - $47.00
I found it very frustrating to pay for a 50 amp full hook up camp site (71) and have the power kick off repeatedly each day. We have a progressive energy management system wired into our power bay so it was protecting us or alerting us of the low power. Probably 15 times per day. I called maintenance to see if there was a problem with our power pedestal only to be told the system is old and can't handle all the units pulling 50 amps. We were probably at the end of a run of power, but seriously I can't see paying that much for a site that doesn't deliver. We needed the sewer hookup as it was our first one in weeks and there were no other sites available. But if I can only draw 30 amps why am I paying for a 50 amp site. Be aware in the summer it will be difficult. - Djinfl
Jun 2017 - $45.00
We preselected our site on a previous trip to make sure we could fit in as the sites vary quite a lot from basic camping to full hook ups. Access is good but there is a height restriction on the route that GPS will take you so plan carefully if you are tall! This was our second stay to be near the grandkids and it is perfect for us... quiet, well shaded and maintained. - MrsB
Sep 2005 - $20.00
This is a nice, small, primarily tent campground that is well maintained by the park authority. We spent one night during Labor Day weekend and there were plenty of sites available. Everyone was tent camping. Smaller trailers could back into some campsites witout too much trouble. All sites are under trees. There are only a few lake side campsites with limited views of the lake. There's a small playground and grassy field. There are 3 fairly clean bathhouses which is plenty for this size campground. A camp store and dump station are at the cg entrance. The main park which is on the other side of the lake has Par 3 golf, mini-golf, frisbee golf, fishing, rowboat rentals, ice cream parlor, carrousel, small train rides, and a good hiking/biking/fitness trail. Private canoes and kayaks are allowed, but no rentals. There is no swimming. You can get to the main park by using the trail. I was the only one who noticed a lot of night road noise from a road outside of the park. Otherwise, the campground was quiet. I'm sure we will return for a full weekend stay. - crazy4sailin
May 2017 - $20.00
Thick trees in serious need of trimming. Interior roads very tight, sites paved but many unlevel, and dry camping only. 1 shower stall for men in all of D loop, and that needed cleaning. Never saw the camphost, maintenance crew drove around but never saw them get out and do anything. Rain created muddy mess, garbage strewn about and not addressed. - rvrrat520
Nov 2016 - $8.00
This is of course a NP campground. It is a little bit of heaven in a very large city. Like most NP campgrounds it is in need of a lot of repairs and updates, but if it were not a NP it probably won't even be here. I'm sure the property values in the area would make such a large section of land out of the range of most RV parks. In fact the only other RV park in the area charges $70 a night and that would have been way over our heads to stay at. There are trees everywhere and except for the faint noise of the busy highways on all sides you would think you were way out in the country. Those busy highways are what you have to take to get here but with patience and careful driving it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. The roads inside the CG are a little rough and in need of repair. The sites could be a little larger and a little more level but we found one that would fit our 40' MH. There were picnic tables at every site but the fire rings were old and falling apart if they were even there at all. You are only 1 1/2 miles from the train station that takes you to downtown DC but we drove our car and after finding a hens teeth parking space we spent a wonderful day walking the DC Mall area. There were very few people the so it was easy to use the one shower in our loop but it would be difficult when it is busy. Most sites are back in but there are a few pull-through. The reservation system is fairly accurate in describing the size and levelness so if it says slightly unlevel you should believe them. Water was available close by and there is a dump station. The small visitors center was staffed by very helpful Park Service and volunteer people who directed us on ways to get around the city. Of course being in the city the cell and internet signal were very good. I would highly recommend this great CG for anyone with a desire to visit the Capital of the US. - rhianna
Nov 2015 - $16.00
Ok what can you say for 16 bucks a night! In Washington DC,the park is part of our National Park system, It located just about 12 miles out of Dc and about 3 miles from the train station, the camping is dry camping only, the park is very large as in perhaps 100 acres, it is secluded right in the middle of a metropolitan area. be warned, it is dry camping only, no hook ups. Generators are allowed between 6 am to 10 PM, but who starts a Gen set at 6 am? , we ran ours from 8 to 9 am and from 7 to 9 PM, most did not run them that long, we have a 43 foot motor home, there are a few sites we could get into but mostly not, most areas are heavily wooded so no satellite service. the park was not busy so we found a site #41, the RV barely fit but the car did not, we were able to park it in another site but would not be able to if it was busy, perhaps it would have been a good walk to get car. - Camping USA
Jul 2017 - $63.00
This is the best campground reasonably close to Washington DC. This is a large and busy campground with many amenities - pools, splash pad, playgrounds, cafe, TV lounge, game room, etc. Roads are paved, narrow and sites gravel with a little grass. Each site has picnic table and fire ring, some premium sites have 2nd metal table. Most sites are level back ins with a few pull throughs. Sites are very close together but many have some woods behind them. Fairly easy access to/from I-95/495. There is bus service from the campground to College Park Metro station but I preferred to drive the 4 miles. From the Metro station the ride to the Mall is 25 minutes. I liked that the staff gives you good instruction materials about getting to and around Washington at check in. I could get satellite from site 1307 but many sites could not. Sites are not that long but I could just fit my 45 ft MH with my jeep parked perpendicular on the side of the road. There is security gate and guard manned most of the time. Wifi was Ok most of the time but slow. - Tom Willing
Jun 2017 - $81.00
Very nice park, very expensive to go with it. We did get an upgraded site that had a nice patio. Nice pool and waterpark. They had a nice camp store that was well stocked and a RV shop just 5 minutes away. It was convenient for touring Washington DC. The staff at the tourist center was very knowledgeable and helpful. We did take the subway into DC (I would also suggest it as parking would be awful). They also had a mini golf course that the kids played for just $1. Overall it is a nice park. I just did not see that it was worth the price, but it is the nicest in the area and very convenient for being the tourist. If we go again this is where we would stay. - PackerFanRick
Jun 2017 - $63.00
This park is excellent in nearly every respect: great entertainment value for families and close to DC for travelers. Very friendly and helpful staff. It is a metro bus stop connecting the park to the College Park metro rail station - a big plus for tourists who want to avoid the grueling gridlock of DC traffic and finding scarce parking. The night D.C. tours offered are a great service. The angled placement of sites adds to the "openness" of a wooded urban park. Trees will make satellite reception for some sites impossible. The gate system makes the park secure yet easy to navigate. Wifi is free but not secured with a password. The biggest drawback is its location adjacent to a very busy freeway. Some people will be able to ignore the noise better than others. We really enjoyed our stay here. - Roger H.
Jul 2016 - $45.00
We camped here for 13 days as we transitioned from our home to our RV, where we now live full time. Unfortunately, when I first made the reservation, whoever I talked to didn't write the reservation down in the right place, so by the time we arrived, someone else had booked our chosen site for several days - meaning we had to move to a different site in the middle of our visit and then come back. That did not make us very happy, but the folks in the office were very apologetic and comped us a night, which I thought was fair.
The campground is very well kept, clean, quiet and convenient for staying in the Metro DC area. During our stay, the last two weeks of July, it was more than half empty, which was awesome. Our biggest complaint is just the price. For $45 per night, most people expect full hook ups, or at least water and electric. Lake Fairfax only has electric. It's just a lot of money for limited connections. That being said, the sites themselves are quite nice, the water and dump are centrally located, and the larger park is very pretty.
In order to save our tanks, we utilized the showers and they were great - large individual rooms with a shower, toilet and sink.
When visiting the DC area, we will definitely stay here again. - LGRV
Nov 2015 - $45.00
We stayed here 18 months ago and gave it a lower rating, likely because it was our first experience without water and sewer. Now that we're much more experienced (and know what we like), we're much happier with Lake Fairfax Park. Since there's no water and sewer, the bathrooms and showers are very important: they're new and are some of the best we've used... huge, private, and heated. The campground is very pretty, with good-sized sites (important to us) and mature trees interspersed throughout. It's not heavily wooded, so you will see your neighbors. The price sounds high for an electric-only campground, but it's appropriate for the region, and is half the price of the only commercial RV park in the area (where your awning almost touches your neighbor's rig). There are miles of hiking/biking trails in the woods, but watch out for ticks on you and your dogs (the campground is very dog-friendly). The skateboard park was very busy (but closed at dusk while we were there), so I suggest getting a campsite on the other side of the campground. One oddity at the dump station was that the potable water spigot was right next to the sewer dump, while the non-potable (for rinsing sewer hoses, etc.) was further away. I'm not a fan of seeing the potable spigot one foot away from the sewer at a dump station. Due to the excellent location in Northern Virginia, the large sites, and the new bath/shower house, we really enjoyed our stay, and will be back again. - LifeRebooted
Apr 2015 - $40.00
This park could be a 10 but no water or sewer or wi- fi at any sites. No pull thru either yet there is a water park on the grounds. Long drive to camping area and twisty hills for a motor home towing. $40 with senior discount but close to where we had to be and Cherry Hill is just too far and must use I-495 which is always bad. - lesashubby
Oct 2016 - $26.00
Nice, small, and quiet campground. The sites are well-shaded and trees separate the sites, providing some privacy. My motorhome is less than 25', so I have no problems maneuvering into any of the sites; however, some larger than 35' might have issues, as not all sites can accommodate large rigs. Some sites have electric, none have water, but water spigots are placed generously throughout the campground. There are also fire rings and picnic tables on the sites.
The bathhouse is clean and has showers.
There are trails for walking and horseback riding and a lake for fresh water fishing.
I camp at Cedarville when I need a break and don't want to travel far from home. - DestinyBoundRV
Oct 2016 - $17.00
Point lost for site selection method. Only a few sites suitable for longer rigs but no attempt by park to assign rigs to size appropriate sites. A class B or tent can fit into any site. A larger rig can only fit into larger sites. No issue for us since we were off weekend & at end of season. There was a teardrop trailer in an extra long site nearby. Had a 40' rig come in the park would have lost the revenue since the teardrop had the only site suitable for a big rig. Feels very remote & quiet. Only noise is distant Andrews AFB air traffic. - Veebyes
May 2013 - $30.00
This campground is very nice with lots of trails, a lake, and an equestrian loop. Sites are spacious and shaded. Very close to DC. We would camp here again. - rebcon