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Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville KOA

Charlottesville, Virginia


3825 Red Hill Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Phone: (434) 296-9881

Sites: 78
Recent Rate: $35 3/2017

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Latitude: 37.930921
Longitude: -78.565685
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem ?
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

135 Reviews

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a hidden gem and not your typical KOA. It is located about 8 miles from Rt 64 and Charlottesville but only 10miles from Monticello. It is small, it's quiet and sets in the woods. The sites aren't necessarily as level as they should be but okay. It is quiet and a beautiful setting. Nice walking path through the woods that we and our dogs loved. Rt 20 to the park is curvy so drive carefully. We loved our stay there and would return again. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is located in a very beautiful part of Virginia. Be sure to follow the directions listed on their web site to find them and not the GPS. Our GPS took us down some very narrow, windy roads not suitable for RV travel. The sites are gravel, very close to each other and would benefit from some leveling. The grounds have real potential, but the place needs to be raked! All the old and downed leaves make it look very untidy and unkempt. Interior roads are narrow and a challenge to navigate. We needed to back out of our pull through site as the neighbor had pulled too far forward to allow him to level his RV. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed four nights in site 13. The CG would be more attractive if the leaves were raked up. The walking trail around the CG would benefit from some clearing. It is a beautiful area and close to Monticello. The dog park is small but served its purpose. The staff were very helpful and the man came right away to make sure our tv was working and hooked up correctly after we mentioned that we had poor reception in our last CG. Sun was directly in our eyes inbound to the CG and made for a difficult drive. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Monticello is 8 miles away. ($40.00 admission).

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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Although well off the beaten path, this campground is usually full because of its proximity to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's plantation. This is in a beautiful mountainous area of Virginia near the Blue Ridge Parkway. The campground is wooded and most lots are "parallel" pull-through. Our lot was level and quiet. Our sewer was not conveniently located so we skipped using it. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Monticello and other historical sites related to Jefferson, Monroe, and Madison are nearby. U of VA campus and shopping and restaurants are in Charlottesville, 10 miles away.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Narrow access roads, very narrow interior roads, long way to anywhere. Sites very unlevel. No lights at night in the woods. It is incredibly dark for dog walking. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. Very wooded, gravel roads and sites. Hard maneuvering thru the check in line. Try to stay out of the circle in front of the office if you are a big rig. Dump station is on the road in/out and if someone is dumping, you will be waiting. Coming in, take I64 Exit 121 NOT Exit 118. Road to the park is much better down from Exit 121, although you may not think so while you drive it, but the road from Exit 118 is worse. Clean well maintained restrooms/showers. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

This KOA is small and they seem to try to cram in as many sites as they can, so sites are close. We had one site but had to ask to be moved as sewer smell was horrible. When leaving, had to maneuver around other sites. Ended up hitting a fire ring grill top and slicing our tire. $800 to replace. Pool is way up a hill and being a senior and having an artificial knee, I was never going to be able to use it. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

When driving to this park, you think there is no way a campground is nestled down the road . . but it is. This road leading to this park is a state highway (single lane) and the last couple of miles is like a residential road. The campground is in a quiet location with lots of trees. We stayed at this park 6 days while touring historical sights. The sites are a little tight; trash dumpster was overflowing by the time it was emptied; and the both men and women's showers were not really clean. I walked to the swimming pool one day and it is was dirty (with your finger you could write your name on the side walls). One lady kept cautioning her kids "do not drink the water - it is dirty". I realize this pool is under trees but some of it was just mold and scum. My review may be a little low but based on the bathroom and pool, I believe I am being fair. AT&T Cell service was sporadic. Staff was nice and store was well stocked. Would stay again but would not use the pool in the summer. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice KOA tucked in a rural forest, surrounded by farmland. It is convenient to the Monticello and Ash-Lawn Highlands attractions. The young couple who manage the park are friendly and helpful, keeping it tidy. We were there before school was out, so the park was only half full, which made it spacious. If it were completely full, some of the sites might seem too close. But, it was ideal mid week. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed touring Monticello and Ash-Lawn, then had a great meal at Michie's Tavern.

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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground seemed small compared to most KOAs, and you'll drive a long, winding road south of Charlottesville to reach it. Choices are fairly limited in this area. This campground is fine for a sightseeing visit to Monticello, but a high-priced and off-the-beaten path for just a quick overnight. Our back-in 30 amp full hook-up site was small and needed leveling, other sites including pull-through sites, were larger. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
42

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very old and run down KOA. The entrance is located on a blind curve. If you miss it there is no place to turn around for several miles. Spaces are unlevel and full of weeds. It took three attempts to get level in our space. Permanent residents are noisy. Our neighbor, whose truck did not have a muffler, left for work at 5:30 every morning. Very annoying. No satellite service. Too many trees. The office staff is nice and very helpful. We would NOT stay here again. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 377
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

We stay here at least twice a year, while visiting family. The campground has seen some improvement to several sites which have been reconfigured to handle larger rigs. There are now more long pull-through sites, which appear to be quite level. The management here is always looking at ways to make our stay more enjoyable. The only thing lacking to us is paved roads and sites, however the gravel has always been well graded. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Charlottesville "Mall" which a pedestrian area. Get a couple of slices of Christian's Gourmet pizza, for a snack or meal. Monticello and Michie Tavern are off VA20 on the way to the KOA, just south of I-64. If you plan on visiting during the spring or fall look at the happenings at University of Virginia, as the campground can fill up quickly during sports events and graduation. This is the best option in area RV parks for us after 20 plus trips to the area.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This is probably one of the smallest KOA camps we've visited, but it was very nice and clean. Our site was near the office so we were able to use their WiFi. Our cell service was weak. We walked the trails with our dog, which were a bit hilly and recent rains had exposed lots of tree roots but it was still navigable. Peaceful spot. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

We visited Monticello. Also Montpelier is nearby.

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Review Count: 377
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate shown in the weekly rate, since we were visiting family in the area. I feel the price is high but everything in this area is with the tourist attractions and UVA here. The managers are 1st rate and very helpful. The park is well maintained and the sites are well cared for and mostly level. The cable however is lacking, snowy at best, only a few sites can receive satellite TV. Over the air signals were well received during our stay, not the case in the past., could be due to the Winegard Sensorpro Amplifier I had installed since our last trip. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Monticello, Ashlawn, Michie Tavern, UVA, downtown Charlotteville pedestrian mall are all worth a stop. This is the best campground in the area, reservations are a very good idea.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

As with many KOAs this one is older, crowded and just OK. It's a fairly small RV park with gravel sites that are sortof level. The sites are close together and pretty small overall.

We generally avoid KOAs as they are generally subpar overall in our opinion. But this KOA was the closest to Charlottesville.

Even though it's "closest" it's still a good 6 miles south of town. It's on a small twisty road with dozens of off-camber turns - fun in a sports car, no fun in a motor home.

You'd think in a city the size of Charlottesville you'd at least have good cell service - but not here. "No Service" with ATT and only 1 to 2 bars with Verizon. And since the KOA's Wifi was so unreliable and no cell broadband it was pretty internet unfriendly.

The final mark against this place is the Men's Bath/Shower. There is only one - it had 3 toilet stalls and 3 shower stalls. That's it. So, in a park full of maybe 120 people you have a men's rooms without even any urinals to accommodate more than 3 men at a time. This resulted in long lines at the bathroom every day.

I've stayed in worse KOA's but cannot call this one a bright spot in the KOA system. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Besides the usual things to do - like visiting President's homes - the Downtown "Mall" is a couple of blocks of shops, bars and restaurants in a pedestrian mall without cars. It was cool, shady and lovely the night we visited.

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