15 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
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
Jun 2014 - $40.00
Spent 4 nights here. This is a beautiful new camp in a beautiful location on the river. The facilities are new with concrete pads for vehicle and patio. My only negative comments are: I think $40.00 is a little much for a military site. When they installed the concrete pads you would think they could have been level, but few to none are level and some are off a lot. The bath/laundry house is very nice, clean and well equipped, but it sits on a hill on one edge of the campground. It could have been more centrally located. But even with the cost I would stay here again. - trav
Nov 2016 - $13.00
We stayed in the park while visiting Washington DC. It has only 23 sites, but was mostly empty when we were there. We arrived on Friday Veterans Day and the office was closed until Monday. But we found a spot and went to the office to check in Monday morning which is the accepted practice. This is a great place to stay. The price is amazing with water and electricity. The sites are well spaced. Each site has it's own garbage can. The public restroom and showers are not so great, but we are self contained. Branch Avenue Metro stop is about 6 miles away. Very convenient. The park outside the campground is very nice as well. - The Davies
Sep 2016 - $13.00
The campground only has about 25 sites, and they vary greatly from large pull-throughs to walk-ins, some much more level than others. Few were taken when we arrived, so we had many to choose from, but I wouldn't have been very happy getting stuck with one of the less level sites. The sites are not very consistently laid out, so tables and fire pits may or may not be close to one another or near/aligned with an RV. Each site has its own trash can that was emptied each morning of our stay. The loop is narrow and winding, and while we certainly had no problem in our 24', we were amazed to see a couple of very large rigs. (The terrain slopes sharply from the pavement in some areas, so a tire on the shoulder could be problematic.) The park office was a challenge to find, as it is across the street in the main Regional Park grounds, which are absolutely fabulous, by the way. (The park itself gets 5 stars!) We got the senior rate of $13, which for both power and water is amazing! The campground is pretty much surrounded by suburbia, so expect to occasionally hear sirens, helicopters, airplanes, etc. There really isn't anything super special about the place - it's a campground in the woods - but for $13/night, it's fantastic. We will definitely stay here again if we pass through the area. - Libre RV
Apr 2015 - $15.00
I have used this park many times as I live 2 miles down the road. The entire campground is newly paved asphalt. The electric is new 30 Amp service. They maintain the camp very well. They are always blowing the roads and site of leafs and debris as it is nestled in the woods. most sites however are unusable to large RV's as they are on a steep grade or to short. There are only 25 sites total of which only 3 or 4 would accommodate a 40'er. It is a very pretty park, very quiet and safe. There are never more than 3 or 4 guest in the park at one time. I really enjoy this park. Closest to DC for the tourists. Only 10 mins to the Branch ave Metro Station. 2 week total length stay. The bath house is in serious need of upgrading. They say that it is scheduled to be replaced next year. - Powerstroke
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
Jun 2015 - $20.00
First time staying at this campground. Found it very nice to use while visiting the DC area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Originally booked in an electric only site but was moved up to full hook up when one came available. We would stay there again when in the area. Camped in a Class C motorhome. - Tiger6
Oct 2016 - $47.00
Whenever we visit DC we stay at Pohick Bay. It's getting rather pricey, but it's a great campground. Our Good Sam discount only amounted to $2 a night, almost enough to cover the Reserve America fee. The rules state that only two cars may be at the site and a staff member will come and enforce that rule. - rvrose
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Nice, cost effective place to use as a base for visiting DC. A metro stop is fairly close that will take you into the heart of DC. Our site was a pull through, dirt, moderately unlevel. Lots of trees so that you don't feel close to your neighbor. Electric only. Water is a bit of a problem and only available at the check in office where maneuvering is tight for rigs over 32. Careful with GPS. My Garmin would have had me go 2 miles past the entrance. Google Maps was dead on. Fortunately it is well marked...so follow the signs. The entrance/store/check in is not well designed. Very tight for rigs over 32, especially if towing. Water is available only at the check in, making a traffic mess. - tom&kathryn
Jun 2016 - $132.00
This is a great park just outside of the capital beltway. Lots to do in this park: Mini Golf, Frisbee Golf, rent paddleboards or kayaks, hike and swim in a pool.
The sites are under trees and even thought it was 85 degrees out, it did not feel that hot. They also have great cabins that we stayed in.
The bathrooms were clean and the laundry room (2 washers & 2 dryers) was clean too.
Everyone was friendly, and the roads are well maintained. No complaints at all. - The Bees
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
Sep 2015 - $8.00
We stayed here while visiting DC. I was concerned with security prior to my arrival, but was very surprised to find a park that made me feel safe. The NP police headquarters, for all National Parks in this area, is located at the park entrance. The park is completely surrounded by a huge forest. Though it is close to I-495, we could barely hear traffic at night. We were there mid September when the sites were 75% unoccupied, one loop was completely closed for the season. Our site was paved. Handicap and a few others are paved with asphalt, but most are gravel/dirt. $16 regular nightly fee or $8 with senior/disabled pass. No sites have hookups. There is water (hose bib) within 100' of most sites. There was only one dump station, which will be problematic during high use times. I will stay here again spring or fall, but not during high use summer season. - R V Camper
Nov 2016 - $60.00
It was off-season when we stayed so I'm not going to try to rate the amenities. The water park and playgrounds and other fun family stuff looked like they were in good condition, but everything was shut-down for the season. The staff we dealt with were pleasant and helpful. The site was reasonable sized but not overly spacious. The utilities were all in good shape and worked well. There is a lot of traffic noise. The campground is sandwiched between a major local arterial road and a highway. - affreeman
Nov 2016 - $50.00
Wonderful park for the first 5 of 7 days.. Next to last day, got up in the morning no water.. Had about 1/4 tank of fresh water.. Took showers and went to DC.. Stopped at the office, and asked the problem and asked when it would be back on.. Was told the city shut off the water across the highway and did not notify.. Was supposed to be back on that day.. We returned from DC and had a note on our door, stating that the park shut our water valve so brown water would not get in our coach.. Opened the valve and still no water.. The next (our last morning) still no water.. Not enough water to shower, or clean our tanks and sewer hoses.. Got hooked and went to the office.. Asked about the problem and was told "you have water" we did not.. No one else on our street had water either.. I asked for the one of two nights to be refunded and was told NOT OUR FAULT and we did not know.. Poor attitude.. We will never be back.. - g and p
Nov 2016 - $64.00
Very nice and conveniently located RV park with many amenities. Nice, clean laundry room, well stocked camp store. Staff was very helpful and informative. - viadelmangos
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