Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $43.00
This is the 2nd time we've stayed here because it's close to family. Both times we've said we will not return but next time we will definitely stay in a different park even though we'll have to drive longer so see family. The pull through sites are sideways, but the hookups are poorly lined up and not even, which makes pulling in difficult. Our site was not level. We had to use 2 pieces of wood to level and not have our tires off the ground. Sites are a little bit of gravel but mostly dirt. Water pressure was terrible. We couldn't pull through to leave because of the trees and side drop offs. We arrived just after noon and were charged a $5 early registration fee - registration starts at 1:00. Never had this happen before! No cable, no WiFi, no satellite, just noise from the gun range and airport. This was not a pleasant experience. We camped at Bull Run Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Be careful of GPS directions in this location. Thankful I called the office and asked about directions. She told us not to take Compton Rd. We rode it in the car later and it is horrible. We turned on Bull Run Post Office Rd off of Hwy 29 and it isn't any fun in a large RV but doable. Main problem is it's very narrow. Once you get into the park, the roads are fine. We loved the campground. Sites are private and shaded. We camped at Bull Run Regional Park in a Motorhome.
This park is well maintained. Beautiful in spring. Our site had no water or sewer hook ups, which we were a little apprehensive about upon booking. They have a potable water and dump station at the entrance of the campground, so it worked out perfectly for our 2 night stay. Sites are pull off, meaning that your door will face the woods. We really enjoyed this set up. The sites were adequately spaced, but having the pull off set up made it feel extremely spacious and private. Again, we love this configuration. We camped on Memorial Day weekend, so the park was completely full but it was still quiet and pleasant. The staff were friendly and helpful during check in/out process. We found the roads easy to maneuver our 36'. No issues there for us. We did hit the water park for a few hours and our 4 year old had a blast! It was smaller than I originally expected, but it was an amazing value with the camping discount (only $4 entrance fee for the water park). Kids also enjoyed the playground. We didn't use the bathrooms or showers, so can't speak to that. Overall, great weekend retreat if you prefer a campground close to nature. We would probably stay longer next time if we were able to get a full hook up site. We would gladly camp here again. We camped at Bull Run Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.
Tips for other Campers:
Short drive to the Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater. Great spot to stay if you're heading to that arena.
Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $30.00
We have stayed here a few times and enjoy it primarily because of the spacing and relative privacy of the sites. It can take an hour with traffic, but we use Bull Run as a base for D.C. sightseeing. We have never stayed here when the park was full, and most recently in April 2015 it was almost empty, except every site on the full-hookup loop was occupied so we had an electric-only site and used the dump/fill station at the front of the park. Several of the sites were closed for reconstruction at this time. As others have mentioned, the hook-up pedestals are not in uniform locations but we have never been stuck needing additional cords/hoses than what we had already. The rental cabins are a recent addition and look brand new. We camped at Bull Run Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $46.00
Level, narrow, winding roads to get to the park. Nice level, narrow interior roads. Trees were trimmed so we didn't hit any limbs. Many full-hookup sites are gravel pull-thrus and parallel to the road (like you're pulling off to the side of the road). Your front door will face the woods. We had a spacious shady site. Hookups were in the middle. No wifi or cable. No off leash dog park but plenty of space to walk dogs. There's a pool, waterpark, playground, trails, all great for the warmer months. Office staff were nice, helpful with directions and available during regular hours including weekends. We were there over the Christmas season during the Festival of Lights so all campers had to take a different route to the campsite after 5pm every single day. Otherwise, you'll get stuck in horrendous Festival traffic. The park's Christmas decorations are nice, though. We plan to come back next month and again next fall and winter to visit family. They gave me a Good Sam discount but I had to ask for it. This park also has a shooting range nearby and on weekends, the shooting starts at 7am. It's loud and constant all day long until sunset. If this bothers you, this isn't the park for you. There's a 14 day limit, then you have to be out for 4 days before you can stay another 14 days. During the holidays, this policy didn't seem to be followed. We camped at Bull Run Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $40.00
Bare bones minimum state park, but it did have sewer hookups, which made it better than average for a state park. The staff in the office were typical government workers. They did their job but were not especially friendly or helpful. But for the Washington DC area, the price was very reasonable. This was our second time at this park. The last time we were chased out by the possibility of Hurricane Sandy hitting the DC area. Closest rail station is the end of the line at Vienna Station, about 17 miles away. Parking there is $5/day and if over 65, be sure to get a senior pass to get 1/2 price transit fares. We camped at Bull Run Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $46.00
All the trees had me worried about getting into and out of this park in our 42' motorhome, but it was no problem because the trees were all trimmed up high enough not to bother our rig. Our site was roomy, shaded, and had woods nearly all around so more privacy than most campgrounds. The Shooting Center has been mentioned before, but bears repeating. We were away visiting relatives most of the time, but if we had been sitting outside we would've felt like we were in a war zone. Planes from Dulles flew overhead intermittently during the times we were actually in the campground. Every campground has its pluses and minuses--noise is the minus here but the up side is so good we'll stay here again for sure! We camped at Bull Run Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. Large open areas for day use, and campsites are good. Some campsites are a bit odd with placement of utilities, but can be reached. We had an issue with the electric on our site as our power cord got a little singed at the female end of the cord. There is a shooting range very near the camping area that is open every day except Mondays and Tuesdays. It stays very busy and the gunfire continues until closing at 8 PM, but don't let this stop you from visiting this well maintained park. It is also very convenient to either the park and ride bus or the Metro Train. We camped at Bull Run Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful park close to Shenandoah Valley and Washington, DC. Accessible via I66. Directions from Interstate are not particularly clear however a quick call to the park got us turned in the right direction. The Atlantis Waterpark is inside the park but separate from the campground. Sites are ample for large rigs. Most sites are parallel to the roadway. Sewer hook-ups are elevated higher than most dump valves. All sites are shaded, satellite is sketchy at best. Staff helpful & friendly. Call ahead for reservations as this is a popular park. We camped at Bull Run Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $40.00
Nice big sites with rustic feel, underneath Dulles Airport so the planes can be noisy. We had full hook-ups and they worked well. It is a long way off the major road, but the roads are good. Check is was easy, it is a nice State Park. Close to DC and would stay again. We camped at Bull Run Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $46.00
Pretty spot in the woods but close by to everything. Fairly large level sites, some with hookups on the wrong side. Rate was for FHU. No WIFI but good Verizon and AT&T signals. Noise from gun range ends at dusk. Lots of places to walk the dog. Very convenient to visit the battlefield or Air and Space Museum at Dulles. We camped at Bull Run Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $35.00
Crowded when we got there. Managed to get a pull-thru, 50 amp electric, but no water and no sewer. It had rained a lot before we got there. There were puddles all over the place, but the sites had very good drainage and we had no problem. I really like this campground. We camped at Bull Run Regional Park in a Motorhome.
Bull Run Regional Park is an excellent campground. All sites appear to be fairly easy to level. Very wooded locations. Lots of pull thru's for big MH. Great kids playground. Bathrooms are outstanding. Clean and in excellent repair. Within the park is a waterpark, putt putt and disc golf. We have a travel trailer and it was easy to back into our spot. We really liked that you often saw someone driving through to check the campground. Our kids are looking forward to staying here again. We camped at Bull Run Regional Park in a Travel Trailer.
This is a convenient location for visiting Manassas Battlefield. It works for getting into DC as well (about 1 to 1.5 hours). We didn't use the restrooms. The sewer connection at our site was too high, but they are not all that way. Our site also wasn't level and pooled water with heavy rain. There are great fields around for soccer, frisbee, or similar activities. We camped at Bull Run Regional Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean, well maintained. Roughly 1 hr drive into DC or 10 minutes to nearest Metro Station. Well controlled with visible ranger presence. Large sites, level, shaded. Would camp here again. Highly recommended. We camped at Bull Run Regional Park in a Tent Trailer.