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Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville KOA

Charlottesville, Virginia



Charlottesville, Virginia
Phone: (434) 296-9881

Sites: 78
Recent Rate: $50 9/2016

Latitude: 37.930921
Longitude: -78.565685

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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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • 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

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
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: 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: 1

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: 1

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: 15

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: 6
States Visited: 5
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: 369
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 19

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: 369
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 19

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: 33
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 11

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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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is off a narrow winding road. We were not shown to the campsite, just pointed in the right direction. The swimming pool is very clean. The restooms and showers are also very clean. The sewen, electric, and water are fine. The Cable TV has limited stations and some wavy lines on some stations. The Wifi is non-existent. The sites and roads are crushed stone and fairly level. Some of the larger motorhomes would have difficulty. This is an okay place for overnight. It is over priced. 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
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Cleanest restrooms/showers I've seen in a while. Sites are gravel, mostly level. Very courteous staff. Closest to Monticello and very close to at least 6 wineries. Made me reevaluate my usual dislike for KOAs. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Monticello, wineries.

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

As others have indicated the access road to the park is a bit narrow. Turning into and out of the park requires a bit of a leap of faith as it is located on a turn and you can not see oncoming traffic. With that being said, this is a very nice park that is conveniently located to Monticello and Ashlawn along with the city of Charlottesville. Staff was among the friendliest we have ever met and went out of their way to help us. Our 40 foot motorhome had no problems with the park roads, all utilities worked but park is heavily treed and our roof mounted satellite dish did not work. We also had very limited Verizon cell phone service. We would stay here again. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

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
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a good experience at this KOA. It was very clean. We had full hookups and a drive-through space. Even though it was wooded, they placed us in a spot (#23) where we could get decent cable service, good cell reception, and use of their wireless. We couldn't get good satellite reception because of all the trees. The staff was friendly. On the down side, the spaces are very close together. On Saturday night, a group had a party and there was loud music into the late-night hours. Apparently, someone finally got them to stop, but while it was going on, we were glad we weren't close to that space! It is central to lots of tourists spots, including Montpelier, Monticello, and Monroe's cabin home as well as very close to Charlottesville, which is a large, clean southern city. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others, as well as return if we are ever in the area. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Go see the president's homes: Montpelier (Madison), Monticello (Jefferson), and Monroe's cabin, if you are a history buff.

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Review Count: 369
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

For over ten years we have visited our daughter's family twice a year and have tried all the campgrounds in the area, this is the best park by far in the area. The owners have redesigned some campsites as pull-throughs on the west end of the campground. The power, cable and water are very good. All hookups are easy access. The onsite staff is great, restrooms are clean and modern. The rate shown is the weekly rate with the KOA discount card. The only way I would rate higher is, if the sites were paved and more of the park was satellite friendly. 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
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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