7 Parks near Gainesville, Virginia
Jul 2016 - $50.00
This is our second time staying at Hillwood, the first was a 3 year stay, and then this 2 night stay. The camping park is great. It's beautiful, green, and quiet from the minute you drive inside. Trees, a beautiful pond, and flowers make it feel so secluded despite being in the city. The camping park is so reasonably priced for the area. They provide a laundry room, bath house, and mail services. - skisqueen
Sep 2014 - $40.00
This camping park is a blessing. It has the best staff, a beautiful location, and amazing prices!!! It caters to long-term tenants, which I love, no constant in and out. It doesn't have certain perks, pool or playground, but the surrounding area makes up for it! There is a water fountain, a water park, tons of playgrounds, bounce houses, tons for families to do! The sites are well maintained, considering the high level or rain and snow that falls there. The laundry facility does its job, cheap washers and dryers! The bath/shower house isn't perfect, but long-term residents don't need it to be, our campers provide it. There is no problem with security here, as a resident of 3 years, there was 1 incident. I recommend this park to the fullest, I couldn't have been happier anywhere. - skisqueen
Dec 2013 - $42.00
This park needs lots of improvement. First off this is not a tourist park, it is mostly long-term campers who are here on contract jobs from out of town. There is no maintenance or upkeep of the park, all the sites are nothing but grass which turns to mud every time it rains or snows. Sites are not level either. If it snows, trees fall on your camper and destroy it, two campers completely destroyed during our stay. There are two maintenance workers on-site, but only one of them actually cares and will help you if you need something. The restrooms, showers and laundry are very rustic, old and filthy. While we were there, a camper had his back window broken out and everything was stolen out of the camper, so this place is not safe, nor does it supply any security. There were some reports of campers having their LP tanks stolen too. Be careful what you say to the lady that works in the office, she will tell everyone your business. The owner is very indifferent, unfortunately they are the only long-term camping park in the area and they know it, so complaining about anything in the office is not worth your trouble, basically the attitude is, you’re more than welcome to leave or find someplace better. So bottom line, if you are a tourist, I recommend you stay away and find another campground. If you are here on a long-term job, it is the only game in town, but you have been warned. Too bad too, this could be a nice park if the owner cared for it. - smackj
Sep 2016 - $38.00
Our 5th stay here, as always a quiet peaceful visit on an active family farm. We love it here and it is close to our son's family and granddaughter. A lot more visitors than I remember in the past. I believe many are long term local contractors as we didn't see them until late Sunday afternoon. The road in and out is a single lane and in poor shape, otherwise this is where we like to stay. As before not many amenities, but we don't need or want them at our age. This place is clean, level, and very quiet. Portable DirecTv dome worked perfectly. We have made reservations for two weeks from now to do it again. Note: Brand new picnic tables were a major plus. Bring your fishing gear. Farm pond fishing at its best. - Nomad61
Aug 2016 - $35.00
The road in/out is only for one vehicle at a time. We met two rvs pulling out when we were going in. Fortunately we met them where there is a barn to go around. If we met them on the road I don't think we would be able to pass each other.
Sewer sites have no trees. We chose the woods and it was great. They do have a pool and some ponds. The site was not level, but not too bad. - har-fl
Aug 2016 - $38.00
What can be said - truly a working family farm and campground. We camped here because it was close and as reasonable as could be for the Northern VA area. Our stay for about 2 weeks. The area was quiet for the most part, except for Friday and Saturday nights when there was a loud band playing several hundred yards away in some type of pavilion. Didn't really bother us. In addition to cost of night there is a 13% tax added on to cost. No cable or WiFi available, however, our Sprint phones worked great. Will stay here again if in area. Camped in class C motorhome. - Tiger6
Sep 2016 - $45.00
We just love this park! This is our second stay and we reserved the first two weeks of April 2017 hoping to see the Blue Bells. The park is convenient to the highway and to public transit into Washington DC.
Park roads are good to excellent with just a few potholes.
Full hookup sites are all on one road. NOTE: The hookups for some sites are on the wrong side or at the rear of the site. Suggest you call ahead and discuss if this is important to you.
The park is perfect for those who enjoy nature. Woods, flowers, trails, trees, wildlife. What's not to love!? Sites are spacious and the park is enjoyed by those in RVs of all sizes as well as tents.
We saw deer several times in the park and on the trails. We were also ther as Paw Paws ripened and were able to enjoy them as a snack during our hike.
Please beware of Rocky Raccoon. This masked bandit removed our suet feeder and hanger from a tree and hauled it off to his own home. Rocky returned two days later hoping for an encore but, on encountering humans, fled up a tree. - Moe and Flo are on the go
Sep 2016 - $45.00
This is a large community park just off I-66 about ½ hour west of Washington, DC. The park has huge open areas, picnic pavilions and a water park. The campground is wooded with nice sized site pads. The driveways are asphalt in good condition and the site pads are gravel. We had a large "pull along" site with 50 amp electric plus water. A dump station is available. The bathrooms are nice and super clean. We paid $44.76 per night. - Coopsecondact
Aug 2016 - $45.00
It is hard to believe that this park is so close to Fairfax and DC - lots of open space and very quiet, considering I-66 is so close. We really like the way you pull into your site along the camp road and the hook ups are close to the road. Our site was very spacious, level, and we felt as if there was more room because there was not another campsite in front of us. Dump station was very convenient and spacious. The only negative during our stay was the noise from the shooting range, which is located in the park, mostly during mid-morning time frame; however, it was not that bad. We would definitely consider camping here again. - dadseven
Sep 2011 - $15.00
This is a beautiful 18,000 acre park operated by the National Park Service. The web site indicates RV's are restricted to 32 ft, but this is not true. Larger units can be accommodated. All sites are heavily wooded and the campground is 7 miles from the entrance to the park. The staff and campground host are very helpful and friendly. This is a campground for people who want to be close to nature. If you desire swimming pools, etc., this park is not for you. It is within a 1/2 mile of I-95 located just 30 miles south of Washington D.C. - geodrake
Aug 2011 - $15.00
This is a National Park facility, 18,000 acre forest with 100 camp sites carved out of the forest. Reservations are available, but not necessary. All sites have paved parking. Many miles of hiking trails. A concession operated RV park with full hook-ups is available, but does not provide access to the park. - geodrake
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Very clean, easily accessible with excellent service and convenient to I-95. - Charles and Joyce Dixon
Aug 2016 - $54.00
For what you get, it sure is very high. I don't usually complain about price, but there is nothing to offer. Electric was so, so when the AC's were on. Sewer connection was not very convenient. It was at the end of site. - xflyhighx
May 2016 - $54.00
This campground was a total disappointment and is overpriced. It is not being maintained well. Roads have deteriorated. Sites are unbelievably short. There are issues with adequate and intermittent power. In desperate need of rehabilitation and redesign to accommodate modern rigs. Short RV's may find it adequate. We will not be back to this facility. - americanrascal
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