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Charlottesville KOA

Charlottesville, Virginia


3825 Red Hill RD
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 78
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.93092
Longitude: -78.56569

Elevation: 574' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access no

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

No Verizon service, no cable TV unless you have a TV with QAM. Individual camp sites are poorly marked. The folks were nice and very accommodating. They let me use their cell phone (AT&T) since I had just Verizon. There should have been some mention in their website of cell phone coverage and limited cable TV reception. It was a great central location to see Monticello and James Monroe's plantation as well as hiking in the nearby Walnut Creek park. Enterprise will come out to the campsite if you wish to rent a car. Sites are really close together. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
30
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
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Park is somewhat off the beaten path but still close enough to the sites of Charlottesville. It is an old park and needs some attention. Staff was friendly but no escort to your site. Sites are gravel. Our site was fairly level but many were not. Lots of trees. WiFi and cable so so. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We got reservations and paid a deposit for this place months beforehand. When Hurricane Florence closed the Blue Ridge Parkway and there were all sorts of tales of woe because the Charlottesville KOA was keeping everyone's deposits, I was a bit concerned. But a month later, when we got to Charlottesville, everything was open, and we stayed here. Sites are gravel, level, and tightly packed. Pretty much every usable space has a parking pad on it. There's a small playground and pool, and a bouncy pad that got a lot of use during the weekend. After the weekend crowd left, there wasn't a single kid, so bouncing was off the menu. Cable TV had about 10 channels, but worked. Wifi worked when there weren't many people in the campground, not so much when there was any competition. The campground is about 15 minutes away from Charlottesville, and about 15 minutes (in a different direction) from Monticello, which was well worth the stop. Anyway, everything was fine, but it was overpriced for how tightly packed everything was. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tips for other Campers:

Monticello is 15 minutes away. Well worth it.

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Review Count: 106
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Okay park, not worth $45. Roads are narrow. We had a pull thru but you have to make a sharp turn to get into it. They said at the office that I didn't need to unhook my toad. It was a good thing I didn't listen. WiFi was OK, cable TV didn't work. It is in a nice wooded area, no satellite, but was able to get local channels with an antenna. Verizon cell phone reception is awful. Make sure you follow the directions on the web site. If not the GPA will take you on a winding road. Would stay again but if possible, would try to stay at somewhere a little cheaper. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at this campground for 10 days to tour Charlottesville. The campsite we had was full hook up, part shade and had a gravel base, mixed with grass areas. The campsite backed up to where large RV's parked, on a lower level, great spot when it was empty. Downside to when it wasn't is your bedroom is right where there air conditioners are as they are situated downhill right under you by a few feet. It is not the typical KOA camp ground, older and missing some of the kid type things. The pool was very nice, big and private as it's located in a wooded area. The laundry/game room was in a large building, lots of pay as you play games and pool table. A book exchange is in the laundry room. A change machine was also in the building but was unreliable to work and the office did not have change to give. The staff uses the laundry equipment and it can be a long wait for a dryer as they leave bedding in them for hours. This happened twice to us. I would not use the laundry again as it took us 3 hours to finish doing 2 loads one of the times and took the wet laundry back to the camper to try and dry the next morning the other time. 1 washer stops at 20 min and 1 dryer doesn't get very hot. 2 a wash and 1.50 for 30 min to dry. 4 dryers and 4 washers. Bathrooms (women's)were dirty and needed attention most days we were there. 2Toilets were full off poop for 2 solid days and garbage was in one shower for 4 days before removal. The dryer for your hands compiled with hot showers, hair blowers, little to no air made the bathroom/shower room an event you had to prepare yourself for. Men's bathroom was also a steam room and needed attention most days. There is a camp store with many items for sale, ice as well. I gave the campground a + rating for great location, swim pool and some nice spots to camp in, I took away for rude staff member, dirty bathrooms and laundry situations. I would like to be able to book a site on line when you pay. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $78.00
Overall Rating:

We were on site 34 which is a full hook up pull through. The site was level and clean. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating. The area was very quiet for a July 4th holiday week. Some of the site signs are covered with weeds and need trimming. The pool was clean as was the deck area. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
34
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $51.00
Overall Rating:

I really want to like this park but.... Stayed 2 nights mainly to check out the local area on the way to DC. I will say that the check-in host was very polite. Make sure you take I-64 to Hwy 20 to get to the park. Upon entering the park, there are no clear directions; a stop sign that says "must register before entering," a loop to the left with a sign that says "All RVs" with an arrow; and "Registration." There should really be a sign that says "Stop/Park Here for Registration." I mentioned the unclear signage and she responded basically "yes, everyone says that...." and yet, it's still confusing. There was no escort to my site and the roads are not as nicely laid out as their map and I had to stop twice to study the map and back up twice - some site number signs are over grown and with the lay out, you don't know if you are on the road to your site or driving through a site. Sites are a mix - some really close, some with adequate space. All gravel (mine was gravel, grass, weed and mud). Pool is off and isolated by itself and looked a little murky. "Pet walk" was a muddy, overgrown trail. "Fishing" in the "Beaver Pond" - nope - no access to it unless you want to tramp through mud and weeds. There are KOA standards as far as playground, basketball, and a game room. Wifi was slow but adequate for email, text messages (I had no Verizon signal), browsing and simple posting to FB. Satellite would be difficult in the park due to trees. Cable was clear with about 16 channels - didn't try OTA. This could be a nice park but considering the overall condition and the price, I doubt I'd stay here again - Its definitely more of a $30 park than a $51. 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 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
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

I had planned on Montecello but could not get a ticket. Take a trip to the Pedestrian Mall in Charlottesville - about a 12 minute drive - lots of shops and dining.

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very over-priced, run down campground. We stayed here because we wanted to visit places in the area. It is like they have put no money or effort into this place for the last 20 years. If they charged half the price, it would be a decent value for the money. The sites are tightly packed in. Fortunately, there was nobody on the one side of us. The campground is heavily wooded with gravel for the parking and the "patio" area. I can see that grass next to the RV would get run down, so we put out a mat. But in the grassy areas where people are not walking on, the grass is mostly weeds, stones and dirt or mud. The pool is very secluded and very uninviting. The bathrooms were relatively clean, but musty and are generally unappealing. Husband tried to use it in the morning and somebody was taking a shower - the bathroom was so steamed up that water was dripping from everything. Another time, it was so hot that it was unbearable (no ventilation). The "game room" is old and musty, but spacious. The laundry room was clean with plenty of washers and dryers (none large capacity though). On the positive side, the clerk was polite and helpful, the campground is quiet and some campers will love the rustic environment. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is so much to see in Charlottesville - the Pedestrian Mall, the Court Square and the University of Virginia. Also nearby is Monticello, James Monroe's Highland estate and James and Dolly Madison's estate. For less expensive ventures, the Walton's Mountain Museum (kind of hokey, but a scenic ride down there) and the town of Scottsville - lots of history.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

This was our first time staying here over Memorial Day Weekend. The campground was not full and was very quiet for a holiday weekend. This is not a very big campground and was one of the friendliest I can remember going to in sometime. Site was nice an level with plenty of room. Restrooms were nice but could have been cleaned a little more frequently. This is a CG where you turn off your phone and computer - WiFi and phone reception was not very good. Pool was nice and clear and well maintained. We would stay there again. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
54
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

FOLLOW CG directions on their website to get to CG!! The way that seems the best by GPS is NOT a good way to get there.

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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 49

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Site 34, a pull through. Roads are tight, but not scary, for our 43' coach. Barely got level, but otherwise OK. Full hook up including basic cable. 15 minutes to Monticello. Park is quiet. Showers are clean and hot; the small laundry is usable. Adequate dog walking in the surrounding woods. Seems like recent owners are working through rehabbing the whole property. Adequate ATT data service; PBS on OTA, not on cable. 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 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
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Monticello is definitely worth the cost and the time. Jefferson Winery tasting is recommended. Bring food and sit on the lawn for a couple of hours and watch the cows. The University area is very densely packed; outside of town is not crowded and just gorgeous (in May). Trader Joe's, Costco, Walmart, etc. are all about 15 miles north of park.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

This C.G. is in a near perfect location for visiting Monticello, Monroe's Highlands, Michie Tavern, and several winery's. All are within a 10-15 mile drive, and it's only 10 miles to downtown Charlotte. Getting to the C.G. from I-64 is easy, although the road is quite narrow, winding, and hilly. Signage to the KOA is good. All utilities worked well. Wi-Fi was worthless. C.G. roads are easy to navigate. Many sites are close together, but sites 32 and 34 are pull-thrus that provide considerable privacy. We would stay here again. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
34
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

Just what you would expect from a small KOA. Enjoyed our stay. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Grass
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

See Monticello. Good brew pubs in the area.

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Website says suitable for Big Rigs. It is not. Nice little campground in woods and pleasant setting but now for large Motorhome. We have 41' and with tow almost 65'. 7 miles of well paved road to get there but very narrow and winding and lots of tree overhangs. Narrow interior roads that are tight and winding with lots of trees overhangs. We made it but you have to go very slow and be watchful. Campsites are narrow and ours was very unlevel. Nice staff. We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Only there overnight. Campground has some activities there. Lots of long term people.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Great little KOA near Charlottesville VA. Very clean and tidy. I didn't use the showers but my husband used them and said they were very clean. We pulled in on a Saturday with reservations, had a nice level spot that backed to the woods. Great location to Charlottesville, spent the day downtown and at a winery. 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
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Go to Charlottesville Downtown Mall, great places to eat and shop. Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards was worth the drive, beautiful view, great wines and food.

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Review Count: 147
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

This is a typical KOA Park with all the amenities they typically offer and it is in a beautiful wooded setting. The draw here is a pleasant forest camping retreat or visiting the many historic sights in the area. Staff is friendly and helpful. A staff member pointed out several sites where Verizon reception might be possible, but it was very weak and unusable for all practical purposes. We managed to get Dish satellite reception from our site but many sites would not. We had a choice of sites and the staff identified the one that had the best possibility of getting reception. We did with the assistance of a stand and a picnic table to support our portable antenna. The hand dipped ice cream in the store is delicious! We camped at Charlottesville KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Monticello is the big draw here for obvious reasons but don't miss Montpelier and Ashlawn-Highland if you have even a passing interest in our founding fathers. We enjoyed the food and rustic environment of Michie Tavern. The "behind the scenes " tour at Monticello is worth the extra money.

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