47 Parks near Manassas, Virginia
We did however find 47 campgrounds within 50 miles of Manassas. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Manassas in the left hand column.
Nov 2015 - $46.00
We love staying in national, state, and regional parks. We always look for them first because we love the outdoors. We were not disappointed with Bull Run. The sites were very wooded and huge. Even though we had neighbors we didn't feel like we had to be quiet in every moment so as not to disturb anyone. My boys loved running through the woods and acting out battles. My wife and I loved being able to take our dogs on long walks on the roads and enjoy the beauty around us.
Our site was not level and required a few blocks to get us leveled up but, in my opinion, that is to be expected at a park. We did think that the price was a little high but we would definitely stay here again simply for the beauty factor. The gun range did get a little annoying at times but we got used to it. The wireless signal was strong so we had no issues with our cellular wifi hotspot.
We found the staff to be friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed the tips that they gave us for traveling into DC. We found it close enough that we drove in on weekends but because of parking we took the metro system on weekdays.
We stayed here for the maximum of 14 days and still didn't get to do everything that we wanted too do. We will definitely be back to finish up our site seeing. - Frisco Wolffman
Nov 2015 - $43.00
This is a State Park which is indifferent to service, and overcharges at $43 with no cable, and no WiFi.
Rang four times to ensure we were good for a booking for a 53' rig and spoke with two people. Arrived, and was told that max length was 38' and all the larger sites are closed for holiday season light show.
Staff were completely indifferent to any form of service and did not care. Could not use dump site either.
Any commercial facility would not tolerate such poor staffing or indifference to service.
Won't bother visiting next time even when it's open.
Booked a nearby park with Cable, WiFi, full hookup long pull through which cost less. - Spb
Oct 2015 - $43.00
This is a beautiful, large campground with large sites and lots of privacy. It's unusual to have full hookups at a county park, so that was a big plus. The RV pull-through sites in the full hookup area are along the side of the roads (I refer to them as "C-shaped" pull-throughs). This provides a lot of privacy and a large camping area which we love, but ours (#127) was very unlevel (sloped away from the road), and even though it's a pull-through we had to back out due to low branches in the front of the site. While the roads inside the campground are wide and paved, the very long residential roads (e.g. Bull Run Post Office Rd) you have to take to get there are narrow, winding, and uneven. Even though the campground is physically very close to I-66 and stores/restaurants, it takes a good 10+ minutes just to wind your way out of the campground and back to a main roads to get anywhere. The other big drawback for us was the park's outdoor shooting range, which was active every day (9am-8pm), especially on weekends (9am-5pm). Personally, we don't find the sound of nearby gunfire all day long to be a relaxing camping experience. Being a county park there were plenty of places to walk our dog, though we did find a couple of deer ticks after our walks (very common in Virginia). The campground and sites are heavily wooded, so in the summer you should have plenty of shade. In October it was a bit dark for our tastes. There aren't a lot of campground options in the DC suburbs, especially with full hookups, so while Bull Run is not our favorite in the area, we may return if needed (e.g. if we hit the 14 day limit at the other nearby county park). - LifeRebooted
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 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
Apr 2016 - $38.00
This was our 3rd stay at Greenville FF CG. We stay in the open area, flat, level, gravel site. Very close to Dulles, Air and Space Museum and the Metro. CG is clean, well maintained. No real amenities/activities at this CG but at out age, we don't need/want it. Pool and store were closed for the season. Didn't use bath house. Very quiet CG on a working farm. - Nomad61
Mar 2016 - $43.00
We stayed here in March before the shower/bathrooms were open. A few others around. Convenient to Mannassas Park. Nice area - a farm - with lots of area to walk dogs. Lot spacing was nearby with a sunny/open exposure. Site surface was gravel. - FrankRogers
Nov 2015 - $38.00
Other reviewers have been right on with their comments about this park. It is a working farm, the entrance road is rough, store and pool are closed this time of year, and regarding the pull through sites towards the front of the campground - some sites are more level than others. Sites are long enough to be able to position your RV to make leveling easier. Sites are very close together. We didn't use the restrooms or laundry. The main reason to stay here is its location. You can easily drive to the nearest station and catch the train into DC. There are plenty of stores and historical attractions within the Haymarket/Manassas area. - DiplomatTraveler
Jan 2016 - $46.00
We really liked this place - in spite of the fact that it didn't have cable, and that it was a good 20 min.+ from the nearest Metro! Our site was level, shaded, peaceful, and the staff, when we did see her, was super nice. I just wish we could have stayed longer - but they were already booked! Nice place. I did notice other site had some rough spots that could make for some leveling problems, so it might depend on where you got assigned, I guess. Oh, and the WiFi pole was right next to us, so reception was great!! - MarieB
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Price is good for the area. Greatly enjoyed our 6 night stay. Sites: Yes, sites are tight, and really long RV's may find some sites too short (our 32' MH (2 slides)was fine, but toad had to be separated.) All sites seemed level. Table, wrapped water (for winter use) and 50 amp electric + sewer fine. Paved interior roads, hard gravel sites. Employees are very friendly and helpful. Pool was exceptionally clean and large enough for all. WiFi was weak (as usual for campgrounds). Our Site (D7) good for Sat TV, but many others iffy. Bathhouses immaculate and shower stalls large! Campfires only allowed in raised fire rings. They had them for rent $6/night. Could only us their firewood (local and state regulations). Good Sam park. - pamhyatt1
May 2015 - $53.00
We stayed 4 nights to see the area as there isn't much to choose from in the area.
The park has easy access to & from Interstate 95.
The campground is on NPS land. It was built on hill so there might be a hand full of sites that are close to being level. The vast majority of the sites have a 2 directional slope making it difficult to get level including the new 80' back in sites for big rigs. Only F16 & F17 are close to being level.
The interior roads are paved but very narrow with tree encroachment from above and sides. A lot of the trees could use some trimming but being on NPS land that probably won't happen. The sites are a mixture of pavement and gravel. There isn't much privacy between the sites because they are very close to each other.
The tree canopy made satellite reception difficult to impossible. A few sites could get reception by setting up the dish outside of their sites with long runs of cable across the roads. A few sites in the center of the CG around the pool in the "C" row had the best chance to get satellite reception but they seem to be water & 30 AMP electric only. Was told that site F17 had gotten satellite reception in the past. That is no longer a possibility. It seems that none of the new 80' back in sites (F12 to F18) had any chance of getting satellite reception.
The broadcast channels did not include any of the major networks with sufficient reception for a satisfactory picture.
WiFi reception was surprisingly good except in the rain.
The designated fenced pet area was adequate. There was sufficient area to walk dogs along the park roads. There was a bag dispenser next to the fenced dog area to pick up waste and a can to dispose of waste.
A couple of dumpsters available around the campground.
For being in a hazardous/severe weather area, there was no underground storm shelter. None of the structures in the park were identified as a severe weather shelter.
Would not stay here again. - bsb814
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
Oct 2014 - $45.00
We stayed for 10 nights while a major new sewer line was being installed by the Fairfax County construction team. This is designed to ensure the blockages referred to in a recent post are a thing of the past. The only major drawback with this park is the lack of water at each site. However we conserve water by showering at the individual bathrooms which are new, large, warm and of the highest quality. The park is busy on Friday afternoon through to Sunday morning. The lack of water at the sites, no full hook-ups and lack of seasonals, means the park is relatively quiet during the week. Most campers are either visiting family in the area or using the park as a base to visit Washington DC. - R and M
Jan 2016 - $45.00
Pohick Bay Regional Park is located in a wooded area. Roads are paved.
Sites are dirt, but they were putting gravel down. Our site also had timbers placed around it to help contain gravel. It was the only one with the timbers.
There are only 10 sites with full hookups. Other sites have water and electric or shared water at some tent sites.
There are two bath houses with laundry areas, but only one was open as we were here out of season.
The office has wifi. We were able to get a weak signal from it with our Jefatech repeater using an outside antenna. Later in the week, we moved to a second site and could not pickup the wifi, so the coverage is spotty away from the office.
There was a loop with some small rustic cabins. Also, there were a couple new cabins build recently in another area overlooking the river. These appeared to have central AC or heat. - B D HOWie
Oct 2015 - $44.00
This park is heavily wooded off the Pohick Bay which is part of the Occoquan River Water Trail, connecting Occoquan Regional Park and the wildlife refuges of the Potomac River. We were there at a bad time, after some heavy rains with lingering showers. It made the air damp, the ground was wet but the site was not muddy. Our biggest problem was backing into the site with our 37' trailer. It took several attempts. Luckily no one was in the two sites across the street from ours so we were able to maneuver easier. The site was fairly level. There are two great reasons to choose this campground. The water sports are great for family fun plus you are within 35-40 minutes of the center of Washington DC. We were using it as an overnight spot, heading for western New York's Finger Lakes and New England to enjoy the fall foliage. - Lucy's Friend
Jun 2015 - $48.00
Pohick Bay is close to a family member so it is always our campground of choice when we are in the area. For the first time we used their full hook up service.
50 amp electricity is not always reliable so we had to carefully monitor our usage. The sewer connection was about a foot out of the ground so it was a challenge to get our sewer hose to have enough slant to really work. We had to change sites in the middle of our stay and the second site was a challenge to try to get level. There were some other similar sites with the front tires off the ground. We choose to keep ours on the ground and never got completely level.
After saying all that, we do enjoy being at Pohick Bay. When the grandkids are with us they really enjoy the playground. They enjoy the woodsy feeling of the campground. Pirates Cove swimming pool is nearby. (There was a drowning the day before we used the pool, though.) The trails are fun to follow and lead you all the way down to the Potomac River, where there is another great playground. - Pennimanman
Sep 2015 - $50.00
Stayed here for about a month. Good spacing between sites, but relatively no shade on any of the sites. Hookups were a little different, water/electric/cable towards the very front of the site, sewer at the back. A bit of a challenge if your electric is in the back etc. Sites are not as level as you would hope for in a newer RV park. The challenge was not just side to side, but front to back too. Some semi-permanent residents that "shuffle" from site to site, but still a nice place. - RobT
Jun 2014 - $40.00
Spent 4 nights here. This is a beautiful new camp in a beautiful location on the river. The facilities are new with concrete pads for vehicle and patio. My only negative comments are: I think $40.00 is a little much for a military site. When they installed the concrete pads you would think they could have been level, but few to none are level and some are off a lot. The bath/laundry house is very nice, clean and well equipped, but it sits on a hill on one edge of the campground. It could have been more centrally located. But even with the cost I would stay here again. - trav
Dec 2013 - $45.00
The pros: This RV park is located in a beautiful area right on the Potomac River. The cons: The kids who work in the office are clueless about all things RV with no understanding of hookups, necessity of level sites or even the ability to give simple directions or information about the base. Very few sites are level in any direction (i.e. side-to-side or end-to-end) to the extent that we had to try about a half-dozen sites before we found one in which our motor home auto-leveling system could level the coach. Aside from restrooms and laundry facilities, there are no other amenities in the park itself. Other military RV parks in the Washington DC area are either much cheaper. There are many other superior and cheaper places to stay that do not have the design flaws that cannot be corrected at Ft Belvoir. The management and Fort Belvoir leadership have no idea of what is important to RV'ers. If they did this campground would have been better designed, better built, and more military camper friendly with respect to policies, prices, reservations and cancellations. Do yourself a favor, drive on by and stay north of the city. This is the most expensive military campground that we have encountered in seven years of full-timing and has the poorest site design. - flrvers466
Apr 2016 - $46.00
We decided on the spur of the moment to take a quick little camping trip this weekend and went to Aquia Pines, which is the only campground in the nation to have its own brewery onsite, Wild Run Brewery, and they are very good to boot.
The campground itself is an older campground, mostly tight and wooded, very hilly and can be difficult to maneuver around, with gravel roads and pads. There is an open area for larger RV's. Some seasonals, all were well kept. Site was fairly level, but others were way off and people had to use a lot of blocks to level. We wanted just a W/E site, but the water was not yet turned on for the season (the campground is open year round) so were put on a full hookup site that had water for the same price. Bathrooms were dated, in need of a fresh coat of paint, but were very clean, which is what matters most to me. WiFi was excellent at our site. Nice size playground, pavilion and pool, though the later was closed. The campground sits between Route 1 and I-95, so lots of road noise, especially in the back closer to I-95 (and that is with a sound barrier there). We were toward the front of the campground and it was not too bad. Very friendly staff and owner. We enjoyed our stay and plan to return. - Cyclonic
Oct 2015 - $68.00
We stayed here for two nights. This park is very busy and is nestled in a very hilly spot full of mature pines. It's lovely but the sites are somewhat crowded together making maneuvering a big rig a bit tricky. We used their laundry and found that to be fine. Traffic on US 1 is heavy, but we had no trouble getting in or out of the location. - george r
Jul 2015 - $58.00
Two big issues. First was ants. Lots of those teeny weeny, almost microscopic ants. Asked management to treat area, and their response was that it wasn't their problem, and that we should just get some salt and spread it around. Sorry, but we've been to tons of RV parks, and this is the first one who refused to treat for ants. They got up into our rig, and we had active ant trails all over our kitchen and elsewhere. Second issue was WiFi. Their routers all would show up under one name, but not all of them worked correctly, so basically it depended on where you were in the park whether WiFi worked or not. We ended up having to haul our computers to the deck close to the office in order to access WiFi.
Here's the deal with this park. It is in a great overall location - close to DC, Civil War sites, the excellent National Museum of the Marine Corps, shopping and more - but the specific location is really poor. It is sandwiched between I-95 and US-1, and believe me, you'll hear both of them all the time (with plenty of sirens). Also, access is via US-1, which during certain parts of the day is EXTREMELY BUSY. Fortunately, there were enough kind commuters to let us either in our out without too much of a wait, but don't be surprised to see a wall of traffic as you enter or exit.
The park is extremely hilly, and many of the sites will take some skill to get your rig in (and out) of. - coffeetime
Jul 2013 - $32.00
This is a little known gem in the Maryland State Park system. Very quiet and shady sites. Extremely clean. Easy access to dump station on way out of campground. All sites had a fire ring, picnic table, and large "patio" area adjacent to the site. Most sites are wide without trees obstructing back-in access, though there is PLENTY of shade. Multiple overflow parking areas available if needed, but we were able to fit camper, meg-cab dually and a 2nd vehicle within our site. Reservation website lists 30' max, but we found 8 sites we could easily fit our 43' triple axle triple slide 13'6" tall 5th wheel on. We were also able to maneuver on interior roads without issue. Short walk to the marina, historical museum, fantastic playground and new nature center. Wonderful shaded walking/hiking paths. Easy access to DC for those wanting to see the sights in the Capital. - User3193
May 2013 - $28.00
This is a really nice park with plenty to do and see. Maybe a little too "woodsy". Sites are a little small but there is plenty of space between them. For a state park, I would have expected better trails. With the river so close, fishing and boating is very popular here. There is even a museum in the park. - tonymaldonado
Apr 2015 - $15.00
I have used this park many times as I live 2 miles down the road. The entire campground is newly paved asphalt. The electric is new 30 Amp service. They maintain the camp very well. They are always blowing the roads and site of leafs and debris as it is nestled in the woods. most sites however are unusable to large RV's as they are on a steep grade or to short. There are only 25 sites total of which only 3 or 4 would accommodate a 40'er. It is a very pretty park, very quiet and safe. There are never more than 3 or 4 guest in the park at one time. I really enjoy this park. Closest to DC for the tourists. Only 10 mins to the Branch ave Metro Station. 2 week total length stay. The bath house is in serious need of upgrading. They say that it is scheduled to be replaced next year. - Powerstroke
Oct 2014 - $18.00
Stayed here for a few days while visiting family in Waldorf. As with many CGs signage could be much better for finding CG office then CG after that. Special care is needed for those with larger rigs at CG entrance. Deep ditches either side of narrow entrance with evidence from those who didn't notice them. Interior roads somewhat narrow & needing extra care with larger rigs. A mixture of site pad sizes small to very long. Nothing really level. Again, the larger the rig the more limited the usable site. Some noise from nearby Andrews AFB but it is essentially an urban CG so noise goes with the territory. We have a 5th wheel. - Veebyes
Aug 2014 - $13.00
This small campground is in a very convenient location in Clinton. We loved the senior rate. You can drive a short distance to get the Metro at Branch Station, which will take you into the D.C. area. You pick your site here and then go out of the campground, down the road and through another part of the park to register. It is not a short walk. The water hookup was in an odd spot, but the water was good, as was the 30 amp electric. The heavily wooded sites were partially paved but most were super small. Roads were paved also. There is plenty of privacy. We picked up many local antenna TV stations. The bathrooms were unacceptable & beyond being able to be really clean. They need to be gutted & totally redone. The men’s shower was so bad that men were using the only women’s shower, which is secured with only a shower curtain. The dump station was a very odd mechanism and the tank overflowed once we began the process of dumping. It was beyond awful. The bathroom and dump station problems pull this rating way down. We will look for another solution next time unless the bathrooms are redone. - R&S
May 2015 - $35.00
Friendly staff, but not really a place for someone just passing through. All but 8 sites are for seasonal campers. The overnight sites are grouped closely together on a grassy slope. We will not stay here again. - Dave51
Sep 2013 - $30.00
This is a great value, what you pay vs what you get. The owners were super nice, went out of their way to make us feel welcome. I believe all but 8 sites are for seasonal campers. The sites are back to back, grass sites between the bath house and pool. The 30 amp power was good, but did not need to run the a/c. The bath house wasn't great, but was clean. This was an amazingly friendly group of people, made us feel very welcome. I would stay here again, great waterfront location, great kayaking nearby! - SteveandAnn
Jul 2013 - $30.00
When this park is empty, it looks like little more than an open field, not very inviting. But, it does fill up on the weekends, and is a VERY friendly and kid-safe place. There is a down-home party atmosphere, so if you are looking for peace and quiet, this campground may not be the best fit. The pool is clean, the restrooms and showers are immaculate, and there is tons for the kids to do. We shared a power pedestal with other campers, but the 30amps was enough to power both of our AC units without a single problem. They do not have 50amp available. Wonderful church service on Sunday mornings at the pavilion. We will definitely camp here again as often as possible! - User3193
Sep 2013 - $10.00
We have camped here many times with different results. Some sites have been great, others not level and so deep in the woods that satellite was impossible. Overall it is a nice campground and really meets our needs for visiting relatives in the area. - keydet
Apr 2012 - $10.00
Rate is for Coast to Coast members. We were in Glen 2. Our site was very wide with gravel to park on and grass next to it. There was a table and bar-b-q on the site. The playground across from our site was well maintained and large. Would have given higher rating, but when we took a walk we found a number of other areas that were very run down. - Mitchelmal
Apr 2011 - $10.00
Check in was easy with the friendly staff. When we arrived I did not think we would get satellite due to all of the trees. We were assigned site #295 which is a large open 30 amp full hook up site at Coast to Coast rate. There are many shaded sites. Dish Network and Verizon cell and air card service worked great. There appear to be 10 sites set aside for C2C but not exactly sure, we made our reservations online. There are residential sites and some of them are not in the best of shape. We did not see the stagnant pond but did see the large beautiful lakes. Numerous things to do here. - FD5
Oct 2015 - $20.00
We are retired military. We stayed at this campground many years back when we full timed in our RV as well as had been stationed here previously. The campground is an older one and I believe they have done a good job in keeping up the park considering cash is not likely flowing to them. When I called for reservations, I was not going to be able to get full hookups for the entire week we were there and agreed to take an electric only site (which is close quarters). prior to leaving on our trip, the staff called to say they had a place for us - full hook up for our entire time. They were as friendly in person as on the phone. There was some road noise as a main street is just over the fence line and an occasional take off to get your attention :)) - ownedafew
Jun 2015 - $20.00
First time staying at this campground. Found it very nice to use while visiting the DC area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Originally booked in an electric only site but was moved up to full hook up when one came available. We would stay there again when in the area. Camped in a Class C motorhome. - Tiger6
Mar 2015 - $25.00
The park has gotten a upgrade since I last stayed here. All sites have a concrete pads now. Just wide enough for your RV. The electric is old and only 30 Amp. The roads are gravel and not maintained very well at all. When it rains it gets very muddy. All in all you can't beat the location. close to dc. - Powerstroke
Apr 2016 - $62.00
Great park to stay at if you if you are planning on visiting DC. Bus stops at the park or the Metro is a ten minute drive. The staff is friendly and extremely helpful. It appears the back-in sites are the better sites. Lots of amenities, with great wifi. The dog walker is fantastic. Overall it is a bit spendy, but we would stay there again. - Boyds nest
Apr 2016 - $61.00
Best place to stay if you are visiting DC. Great Wifi. Great Cable. Bus service from Cherry Hill to Metro. We drove our car the 10-20 minutes to the Metro. The bus has stops to make, so it is quicker to take your car. $5.10 a day to park. But the bus could be relaxing too. Make sure to attend the DC orientation. They have one each day at 4pm. Very helpful!! Just a great campground. Very nice staff. Only reason we gave it a 9 instead of a 10 is depending on where you are the traffic can be very loud. We stayed on Arctic Circle loop. We could hear traffic, but nothing that kept us awake at night. Sites are rock with RR tie boarders. Roads are paved. - User3274
Apr 2016 - $50.00
Used this as a base to visit Alexandria and to visit friends in Bethesda and Arlington, so it was centrally located for our needs. Campground was very nice with things to do, but many of the seasonal activities still closed (water park). Was there for Cherry Blossom Parade and park had plenty of campers (many looked like season-long rentals and were empty) but did not fill up as we expected. - Bill and Bev C
Aug 2010 - $35.00
The river was beautiful. Mike was great. Staff was friendly. The tubing was AWESOME. The campsites were the biggest I've ever seen. Nice, wide, more than enough room. We arrived on a Thursday and left on Sunday and also had some tent people meeting us there. For us, the stay was nice. For the tent people not so great due to the bath houses being completely disgusting. You also have to bring quarters with you to use the showers which the website doesn't disclose. A certain nationality of people showed up Friday night, by the hundreds. Things went downhill from there. They were loud, dirty and I think the bath house situation was because of them. They played loud music, left their trash everywhere, sped through the campground. Border patrol was all over the place and cops frequented the campsite over the weekend. On Sunday, they all packed up and left. They left garbage EVERYWHERE. I felt so bad for the owners to have to clean up such a mess. This is such a beautiful place to camp. I hope the owners can figure out a way to deter the illegals (I'm assuming illegal with so much border patrol officers around). - Leslie C.
Jun 2010 - $8.00
Don't trust these people, this used to be a great campground that our group stayed at for several years in a row. USED to be friendly and worked well with us. We always came with a group of 20-100 people. Then things started going downhill. A bad element of people started coming in, in spite of complaints by us for a couple of years in a row of campers from other sites/groups coming into our reserved areas disrupting our functions and items coming up missing nothing was done by management to curb it. Although management lives right across the road, once they are gone for the day that's it, you're on your own. The last straw was when we made our usual reservation at our usual group rate, something happened and the lady that used to handle our reservations was no longer there. ONE WEEK prior to our event we were told that neither the space we had reserved nor the rate we were promised would be honored. They doubled the price, we did get our space back, but not without a lot of hassle. This same thing happened to another sister group earlier. We won't be back. - luvmyhp
Oct 2008 - $30.00
I read the reviews here, and decided to take a chance. Here's what we found: This park is relatively far from a main route. Getting there requires navigating a windy, hilly road for a few miles from RT 340. We had no trouble, but this campground is not close enough to I-81 to be useful to folks moving through. We arrived after dark to find the gate manned. We paid and were told to pick a site. Because it was dark, it was very hard to see where the sites were. Even during the day, it is hard to see where the sites are. Some of the marked sites have broken electric. We set up and found it was difficult to level the RV, given the sloping nature of the grass. If you plan on staying here, you should know that the sites along the river are nice, but lack electricity and tend to attract noisy groups. There was no effort to quiet down the loud music on Friday night. Bottom Line: This is a chill-out park that would be great for a few days in an RV. This is not the best park for thru-travelers due to the distance from the main roads. There are no facilities other than a dump station and water/electric. - outsid4evr
Nov 2015 - $16.00
Ok what can you say for 16 bucks a night! In Washington DC,the park is part of our National Park system, It located just about 12 miles out of Dc and about 3 miles from the train station, the camping is dry camping only, the park is very large as in perhaps 100 acres, it is secluded right in the middle of a metropolitan area. be warned, it is dry camping only, no hook ups. Generators are allowed between 6 am to 10 PM, but who starts a Gen set at 6 am? , we ran ours from 8 to 9 am and from 7 to 9 PM, most did not run them that long, we have a 43 foot motor home, there are a few sites we could get into but mostly not, most areas are heavily wooded so no satellite service. the park was not busy so we found a site #41, the RV barely fit but the car did not, we were able to park it in another site but would not be able to if it was busy, perhaps it would have been a good walk to get car. - Camping USA
Sep 2015 - $8.00
We stayed here while visiting DC. I was concerned with security prior to my arrival, but was very surprised to find a park that made me feel safe. The NP police headquarters, for all National Parks in this area, is located at the park entrance. The park is completely surrounded by a huge forest. Though it is close to I-495, we could barely hear traffic at night. We were there mid September when the sites were 75% unoccupied, one loop was completely closed for the season. Our site was paved. Handicap and a few others are paved with asphalt, but most are gravel/dirt. $16 regular nightly fee or $8 with senior/disabled pass. No sites have hookups. There is water (hose bib) within 100' of most sites. There was only one dump station, which will be problematic during high use times. I will stay here again spring or fall, but not during high use summer season. - R V Camper
Aug 2015 - $16.00
This was a great place to leave RV and explore D.C. Metro is a half hour walk away. Easy to use but make sure you have $5 notes handy for the machines. Two toilet blocks but only one has a shower. Dry camping so don't expect electric water or sewer. No wifi but tmobile worked fine here. Very pretty setting. Apparently they still have ticks but we weren't bothered by any. Great option close to DC. - kiwitravelers
May 2015 - $30.00
Nice county park, very heavily wooded, 30 or 50 amp power only on D Loop sites. Water available from spigots, not at each site. No sewer on site, but good dump station at exit. Laundry available at interpretive center. Pretty good access to major roads, not far from a metro station.
This is an excellent alternative to the outrageously expensive campground at I-95 and I-495. We will definitely stay here again. - wandrr
Aug 2014 - $47.00
We really like this park. First stayed because it was close to our daughter and grandkids. Shaded sites. Can't get satellite from roof mounted dome but over air TV is fine. We stay in "D" loop which has electric hookups. Park's website has good info on the sites. Usually will give you requested site. This trip, main trees on main entrance/exit road really needed trimming. Branches getting heavy and could not swerve around all of them. This is our only complaint. Very convenient to shopping/restaurants. 50 amp sites cost a few dollars more than 30. - MissingLinc
May 2014 - $37.00
Stayed here for 5 nights while visiting the attractions in the DC area. Very good location for that, convenient to the Shady Grove Metro and the District, Gettysburg, and Antietam, just to name a few. Nice campground with gravel sites which could use a little work on the leveling, so the rating reflects that. Clean bathroom/shower buildings, reasonably well-designed. Very friendly staff. The rate seems a little steep for a County Park campground with no water/sewer hookups, but you're basically paying for the location. Best campground I've found yet in the DC area, but keep your leveling blocks handy. - A Frame
May 2013 - $30.00
This campground is very nice with lots of trails, a lake, and an equestrian loop. Sites are spacious and shaded. Very close to DC. We would camp here again. - rebcon
Oct 2011 - $28.00
Sites were very nice, trails were in very good shape considering the recent hurricane. Park was patrolled regularly. Staff was helpful and friendly. For the surrounding area being so close to DC and Waldorf, it was quiet. Stayed over the weekend when the leaves where just changing colors. Will revisit. - MacQude
Jun 2011 - $22.00
What a great find! Close to DC and good shopping but still remote and quiet. Very reasonable rates. We had no trouble parking our 33 foot fifth wheel there. - paylor
Oct 2015 - $36.00
There are no sewer hookups at this campground. There is a single dump station. The campground's website boasts that it is a "full service" campground, and nowhere does it say that there are no sewer hookups. I found this deceptive.
It's reasonable value based on the area, but sky-high if you're a fulltimer with the ability to pick-and-choose your destinations. We stayed one week just because we wanted to see DC. I can't imagine staying here otherwise.
We had a hard time getting our 35' travel trailer into the most spacious site in the campground. - JPen365
Sep 2015 - $45.00
Just spent 5 days at the Brunswick campground and had a wonderful experience. Very friendly and helpful staff, clean restrooms (newly painted) and right on the C&O Canal Bike Trail, which is why we were there anyway. PLUS they had dry wood for campfires and they'll even deliver to your site.
Are trains running close by? Yes! Didn't bother our party of three a bit. We stayed in a pop-up and had water and electric for about $45/night. Reasonable for the area!
Will we return? Absolutely!!! - JeffKruzic
Nov 2014 - $38.00
This campground has about 100 sites. About half of these are RV sites. My site had 20/30 amp service. Their web site said that they also have some 50 amp sites. The roads are gravel. My site, though level, was grass only. The main activities available here are fishing, hiking, biking, boating, rafting and tubing. This campground appears to be run by a local outfitter. The bath house was clean. They have handicapped facilities. In order to get to this campground one has to drive .75 miles along the C&O Canal Towpath. It is narrow, so if another vehicle comes along from the opposite direction, some compromising is in order. There is an active train track just beyond the towpath, so bring ear plugs. And the campsite URL is potomacrivercampground.com, which is a bit confusing. My Dish Tailgater worked fine and Verizon cell service had two bars. This is a nice campground for a quick getaway trip. I will return here. - User3064
Mar 2016 - $44.00
Smaller KOA but had so many amenities with pool, dog park, fishing pond, boat & bike rentals, stocked store, playground and pristine babbling brook. Dog waste cans provided in multiple locations. Staff was very present, HAPPY and very proud of their park. i just walked the park "looking" for something wrong and I couldn't find one piece of trash, one unkept area and the bathrooms are the cleanest we have ever seen. My only thing they could improve is the wifi....it is painfully slow. Only one restroom for entire park so plan your space upon what your needs are. - ImaStyxFan
Jan 2016 - $38.00
This is a really nice campground, open year round, they had nice, level sites, a bunch of cabins, good, well stocked store, nice pond and a nice looking pool. Sites are gravel and mostly close together, some premium sites had nicer fire rings and patios. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Bath house was very clean and looked fairly new. Only problem was low water pressure, so it took forever to get hot water, and then it wasn't very hot.
It is not too far off I-95, far enough to get away from the road noise, and down a winding road to get there. You could occasionally hear a very distant rail line, but you had to listen for it, otherwise very quiet. Overall a great experience. - Cyclonic
Oct 2015 - $50.00
We stayed at this lovely campground for a week and enjoyed it very much! The campground is mostly wooded with nice trees at each site. It had large, level pull through sites with full hookups, free cable and wifi and the nicest bathrooms and showers ever! They seemed very new and the camp store was great. Super nice folks running it and lots of fun things to do for the kids like panning for gold, renting pedal-carts and paddle boats. It felt very safe, and was very quiet, yet convenient to good shopping and several great Civil War sites and battlefields. We would definitely come back! - Jeni
Jul 2015 - $30.00
This campground, in my opinion, looked like it was once a very nice campground. But now, it looks like it has fallen on hard times. About 60 sites, some have W/E/S. There was trash all over my site. I had to take a black plastic trash bag and filled it half way with trash.
There were two travel trailers on each side of me. Both were dirty, run down, had pieces missing and hoses, cables, trash and insulation strewn all around them. The sewer line at my site appeared to be 'full'. I should have left right then. But I didn't. The 30A connection was on a weathered log, had no front plate, no containment box, no cutoff switch and was exposed to the elements.
The one positive that I will say about this campground are that both of the employees that I dealt with were very nice, though they did not appear to agree with my observations, offer solutions nor apologize for the condition of the park. Unfortunately, I can't go back to this place nor can I recommend it to anyone else. - User3064
Jul 2010 - $24.00
Camp is rather rundown and seems to be populated by full-time residents. No real amenities beyond a minimal swing set. Rusty water and filthy bathhouse. However, it was quiet. - guamaniac
Apr 2010 - $29.00
This campground is a diamond in the rough. The manager and maintenance man were both very friendly and helpful! This park was built 40+ years ago, with limited improvements but decent maintenance since. Consequently, big rig access is somewhat limited and may take some careful maneuvering. There are a few pull-through sites available, but getting a big rig into them may be a little dicey. The bathroom/shower facilities were clean but definitely show their age. There are a good number of long-termers here, but they were friendly and not rowdy. If you want to just kick back and relax, or want to visit the Culpeper area including any of the numerous wineries, this is a fine place to do it. - DB_Engineer
Sep 2014 - $35.00
This is a very plain Jane park with only a few sites that all back to the river. Pads are gravel, barely. We arrived in the early afternoon to find no one at the office. We asked someone that was a seasonal camper and he had no idea what we should do. The signage said to call a number and not to pull into a site. We called and two hours later still no return call. We went ahead and picked a site, anyway. Finally someone, not the manager, came by and took our payment although we could not use our credit card as was stated on the web site. The water was also very brown even after running the water for a minute after hooking up. We only stayed overnight although we had planned on a 3 night stay. - HRambler
Sep 2012 - $35.00
Maybe just the first 6 sites have 50amp service. The rest are 30amp with some sewer hookups. All have water and all back up on a bank on the Shenandoah River. There is a boat ramp and apparently deep water with a little current that had me concerned about launching a kayak. We had to use 2x6's under the front tires to level and the soft ground absorbed about half of the boards under the jacks of our diesel pusher. The WiFi was strong and fairly fast. About half the sites seem to be seasonal. - Juandering
Aug 2010 - $35.00
This campground is off Rt. 66, and there are signs on the highway and off to direct you. We've stayed here twice for a night. It is basically a large grassy area with a line of sites on the Shenandoah River and treed. There is a boat ramp and fishing in the river. Very peaceful and clean. Picnic tables and fire rings. You pick your spot and the owner comes around in the AM for payment. Seem to be some seasonals, but lots of sites available. - poodlecamper
Oct 2015 - $38.00
Overall campground was in total disrepair. Hard to get in and out of. Staff was nice. - Thelma Jayne
Jun 2015 - $36.00
Park is not well maintained. Restrooms and showers were not clean. The pool was huge, but the deck and fence were in bad shape. - Sherryjn
Aug 2014 - $46.00
We, myself,son-his girlfriend and my 7,6,2 year old grand daughters camped for the first time at Front Royal RV Campround this past weekend Aug 15-17. The campground didn't fit the description on their website- the hot tub was broken, bath house closed where we were camping, other one was by the office at the opposite end of the campground. Site was small and uneven. There weren't any activities for the girls and there were no other children to be seen, campground had lots of open sites for a weekend stay. For adults only it would be very quiet. We were disappointed and will not stay there again. - grandma2girls
Mar 2016 - $46.00
Part of battlefield on premises. Looks like a lot of amenities available later on in the season. Showers excellent. Plus a dog park. Lot spacing was nearby and mostly shady. Site surface was gravel. - FrankRogers
Oct 2015 - $1.00
Overall nice place. Convenient and very close to attractions. Very crowded when we were here. Most sites are close. Great staff, camp store. Great activities for kids. - EdwPIT
Sep 2015 - $66.00
Big rig friendly with level sites. Wi-Fi and cable was good except did not have HGTV. There were numerous washers and dryers but half of them were broken. It also seemed like people in the community used the laundry facilities. The dog park was nice and convenient. We were for their big weekend of the Civil War Reenactment which made our weekend great. - Fulltimersrv
Aug 2014 - $60.00
If we hadn't paid this high rate, I might be more kind. But we had a huge generator running day and night within 50 feet and a second 200 feet away. The cable hookup was in the next site. The "free" Wi-Fi was a joke--it takes 3 minutes to open a traditional site. But they offer you a "speed-up" for $$. Their café had only half of the things we wanted to order. The lifeguard sat while a stranger rescued a toddler. C'mon folks -- live up to your billing! - sherwood
Jul 2014 - $60.00
Dirty, dirty, dirty. Had to shower the dogs after every walk. More gravel in the coach than a pit. Was not told when checking in that the park did not have power, 12 hours later generators were running. They were kind enough to trim branches so we could leave. - LynnMc
Oct 2013 - $28.00
October trip, so park was almost empty. Some seasonals. Nicely wooded. Some road noise which probably would not be noticeable if normal park noises were happening. Interior roads need grading, but it is the end of a long rainy season. Site was roomy and easy to back into. Wi-Fi weak and intermittent. Water pressure very high. Would definitely return if in the area. - Maine-iacs
Aug 2012 - $28.00
Warning: Read all reviews. I will add to what was not stated. First a very narrow rough dirt road entrance in a bad spot in the highway. The 82 year old owner was rude and greedy. Wanted extra $3.00 For the towed. Once she found out our holding tanks were near full she refused to let us use her dump station. Said she had just had her septic pumped and didn't want it filled up again. Not to mention a strong odor of alcohol as we conversed. She did agree to give us a refund. We would not recommend this park to anyone. - arlin
Jun 2009 - $25.00
So much potential...shaded sites, quiet stream. And then there was the nasty lady who runs the place and the trashy appearance of the campground itself. When we arrived there was one other camper already there. We were placed right next to them - no option for moving to a more secluded site. Owner/host never got out of her chair when we arrived. Never a friendly wave or 'hello'. Just give me your money - park over there. Campsite wasn't very level, filled with trash and cigarette butts. There was even a sign at the office encouraging campers to burn trash in the campfire. A bit of traffic noise but the deal breaker was the trash and host. We won't be back. - Doneitall
Jun 2009 - $30.00
My wife and I have a small class C. We decided to stay here based on the review and the Web site. When we arrived we noticed garbage and leftover food all over a table outside the office, There was so much junk we had to walk around the patio to get to the office. On our way to the office an older lady came out of a trailer beside the office. We asked for a full hookup. She quoted $27 for a mostly grass pad. Then stated that it was a backin. I said ok, we will unhook the towed. She said in that case it would be an extra $3. I said no thanks and left. On our way out we looked at the sites. We are glad we passed this one by. - afundaburk
Aug 2015 - $21.00
There needs to be an addition in the RV Club books that this is a members only park and non-members are put in a section C slum. A long walk to all the amenities.
No cable, WIFI took three tries to connect. RR Tracks nearbye. I hope they are not active.
Took 15 minutes to register thanks to waiting for the snotty gate guard to let members in and out.
Was going to stay three days. One will be enough. - Author
Jul 2015 - $10.00
Stayed one night with C2C. Very convenient for a quick stop over. Park could use a little work. Many seasonals but all were friendly as was the park staff. Very much geared toward families with lots of amenities, though we did not use them. Would stay again. - ds_dandy
Jun 2015 - $1.00
Our lot was on gravel, and narrow. It wasn't really level, but we managed. We didn't have a problem with the satellite reception. They did have a nice fenced in area for the dogs. The weather was really chilly and rainy so we didn't use the pool or mini golf, which seemed very nice. The lots on the river all seemed to be full for the park members. - lynette47
Oct 2015 - $45.00
This park has easy access and is big rig friendly with level sites, concrete patios, good utilities but is mainly a trailer park with many permanents. As their website describes, $45.00 a night with a three night minimum. Basically the only game in Frederick and is okay if you want three nights. - RJourney
Jun 2011 - $30.00
As others have mentioned, this is not an RV park: it's a mobile home park that added spaces for RVs. It's not very tidy, but it was adequate for what we wanted: to be close to Frederick. Most RV sites are full of people doing contract work in the area for 4-6 months. All spaces are pull-throughs with concrete pads, which was nice as we got a lot of rain. No shade at all. The manager was very helpful and accommodating and he seems to keep a close eye on the park. Lots of restaurants and shopping close by. And while it's not an RV resort, if we return to the area we would stay here again. - mauigirl7254
Mar 2008 - $27.00
This 'park' is NOT a campground. This is a former Mobile Home park that has been 'transitioned' to an RV camp (not campground). The only amenities are a laundry room. No Restrooms, no showers, no playground, no pool, we even have to mow our own grass!! The rates are very high ($800/month) but it does INCLUDE Electric (I have only used my propane sparingly for cooking). The manager is only here on Tues and Thurs from 10:00am-2:00pm. He is a nice guy, but not educated as to how a 'campground' should operate. Everyone here is permanent to semi-permanent and working in the area (Mostly men, very few families). I plan to be here until Jan 2010, when my husband hopes to return to the US (from working in Abu Dhabi, UAE) and we can finally retire and take off! The one thing that attracts people to this camp is the location. It is in the heart of Frederick, MD close to EVERYTHING! Very convenient location. - onthecoach
Sep 2015 - $8.00
The park is in a beautiful and quiet area. A few of the sites on the ends of the rows had more privacy, but most sites did not afford any privacy. There are no services here, and no showers, but there is potable water near the dump station. There is no wifi, and I was able to get att cell service (but not verizon) with an antenna, for brief periods here and there. Generator use is restricted to two hours in the am and three in the late afternoon. There are miles and miles of great hiking trails. The biggest problem I had with this park was that there were only a handful of nearly level sites, and none of them are reservable. Many sites had sharp level differences both front to back and side to side. - KAP99
May 2013 - $15.00
Lots of sites. Some you must reserve and other that are first come. One half price with Golden Age Passport. Nice restrooms, no showers, but dump/water station. Spent six days. - Tom SKP
Oct 2010 - $15.00
This park was nice because nobody was ther;, if this park was full which on weekends it is, I think you would feel like you were camped on top of each other. The sites are somewhat side by side with no barriers in between. We would stay here again outside of the peak season. - monaco cruiser
Aug 2015 - $1.00
We are owners and keep our motor home at Skyline Ranch Resort all summer except when we are traveling. We love being there in our "second home." We do not use the facilities as we have our own bathroom and shower. The resort has improved a lot over the last few years. Swimming pool is amazing. The chalets are very nice and cabins are rustic. The dog park is the best in any campground where we have stayed and we have visited many. We travel with two dogs. We have a level site that is long with a nice view of the pool and next to the ice cream parlor. If we have this site next year, we will add sod. - Margie S Heiler
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Under normal circumstances, I am a travel trailer camper. My stay at this "resort" was in a cabin, but I looked at the facility with the experienced eyes of a rv camper. I found the site sizes to be average. The roads were tighter and more narrow and looked to be an issue with bigger rigs. I did walk to one of the shower houses....DISMAL! Very outdated looking and had not been cleaned in several days as there was a large, dried fecal smudge on the floor that had animal tracks in it and there were black shoe prints all over the floor. No effort had been made to mop or clean anything. The added fees for use of the ATM were outrageous. And if you want a scoop of ice cream be prepared to part with an arm and a leg...$3.49 for a single scoop. And based on the scoop size, you'd think they were scooping gold bouillon. I was actually glad that we didn't have our camper, but also sad that I had to stay in one of the disgusting "rustic" cabins. "Rustic" translates into very small, extremely filthy, outdated space. Not sure who they keep around as the cleaning crew, but they must be visually impaired and have no olfactory sense. There were visible cobwebs and spiders in every room. I did not get the shower curtain closed well enough and some water splashed out on the floor. I made a visibly clean spot on the dirty linoleum just by rubbing my foot around with a wet paper towel. The steps on the front of the cabin were loose and rotting. The maintenance crew came to "fix" the step, which consisted of an inadequate patch to prop up the sagging corner. I pity the fool who spends hard-earned money to rent this dump then has the misfortune of being the person to fall through the steps and then pay a doctor office co-pay for a tetanus shot. I see no reason on this earth to ever go to this place again. - LRDavis
Oct 2014 - $15.00
Fair Park/Certainly not a "resort". Level gravel full hookup sites. 50 amp and wifi at extra cost. Cell good. Good restaurant and pool area. Small store. 5 or 6 minutes to Shenandoah N.P. Pretty hard to get to from any direction. Water is bad. It is really muddy. We did not notice until we started to leave. Had to buy new outside, in line, AND refrigerator filters! - teepee51
Nov 2015 - $28.00
We've been here a month with a couple more weeks to go. This is a very nice park. Spacious lots, very nice laundry and shower building with a couple break room/library/game areas. Lots of trees but probably ? to ½ of sites are possible for satellite reception. Overall very quiet, except for the base special of reveille at 0630 over the base loudspeakers. Earplugs are useless to counteract, but we got used to it. Better than train whistles or traffic noise. They don't do it on the weekends.
They don't have wifi or cable, though I understand they're working on that right now.
Only downside is there's been a bit of musical spots. Their reservation software doesn't optimize the spots to minimize moves, so we moved twice in a week, but spent almost a month in the current spot. Seemed like it could be minimized since it was mostly people already there moving around. When we extended, the person we dealt with in the office made it so we didn't have to move again, but the experience/interest level of the staff varies.
This is certainly the best value in the DC area. We will be back in the spring for sure.
Rate based on monthly rate. - Seb
Jul 2014 - $28.00
Very nice campground. Sites are big with plenty of space between them. I like the fact the grass gets mowed regularly. Good option for the DC area. We would do so again. - rwarner22
Sep 2013 - $30.00
Great location for visiting family and friends. Once you've been here, it is easy to find. That first time can be difficult, though! Office staff does leave something to be desired. All utilities worked well. Laundry room very clean and all in working order. Will definitely stay here again! - CanDo
Apr 2016 - $46.00
Excellent camp hosts. Park staff lawn mowers need to be trained to be more careful around large motorhomes, they almost hit us at an intersection! RV sites are big rig friendly. The pull through sites below the camp hosts are not level. Very beautiful campground. Lowest priced big rig 50 amp and water campground to Shenandoah & Luray. Dump station. No wifi. Att data signal excellent. Avoid arriving in dark, no street lights, very dark, except for annoying bath house security lights that are on all night. - univmd
Mar 2016 - $43.00
It would be nearly impossible to find any negative things to say about this Park. The campground within the park is modern, new and very clean. The spaces are huge and water and electric are present at each pad. Dump out is at exit. The park has great trails perfect for biking and hiking... we explored nearly all of the trails in 4 days. The views are breathtaking. River and trail access is just steps from your camper... theres a lot to do in this park. my only gripe would be they have not installed wifi... which for today's traveler is really useful for planning.
The park is fairly large and it can take a few days to explore all of it, it's a 4 day minimum adventure! Biking, hiking, horse back, canoe and zip lining are all right here ! - Jim and Ben
Jan 2016 - $40.00
Nice State Park near North Entrance to Skyline Drive in Front Royal. Open year round (unlike campgrounds on Skyline Dr). Felt that $40 was a little expensive for a State Park with electric and water only. You end up paying the same as a transient as one pays booking online. Clean bathrooms and hot showers. Laundry room with two washers and dryers plus a change dispenser. I believe the cost was $0.75 per wash/dry. Some nice trails around, but as others had mentioned, the trail by the river can get (and was) very muddy. Sites were fairly level. Some paved, most gravel with some pull thru spots. It's a shame that some of the sites that have the best views (mountains -none with river views) had the connections forcing one to face away from the view unless you have enough hose/cords to snake around or under your rig. All in all, a great base camp for exploring Skyline Drive by car or a place to rest up before tackling Skyline Drive the next morning in RV (best views and most pull offs on Skyline are on the right side, heading south). Liberal check out time of 3PM makes the price more palatable for those looking for R&R or desiring time to work on RV, but check in is not til 4, by this time of year there was no issue getting in early. Hosts were nice enough, however we didn't like that they had their dog chained up outside late at night in the cold. Will likely try this again, especially off season as we live in Arlington. - problemchild
Oct 2013 - $27.00
Nice new park with wide paved campground roads with both back in and pull through sites. Bath house was like new and in the style of newly renovated VA State Parks. Laundry facilities provided in one of the two bath houses. RV sites were large, well separated, and generally level but still needed blocking to level our RV. Some pull through sites were runoff rutted. Plan to arrive early to pick your best unoccupied site. Lots of trails to hike. Camped mid week and only two of the 23 RV sites occupied. Will definitely be back. - HR52
Nov 2012 - $19.00
Very nice, newer State Park. 50% disabled veteran discount (very appreciated). Sites have good water and electric, and the dump site is clean and well kept (no sewer at camp sites). Situated next to lovely Lake Anna. Probably very busy in summer, so you may have to reserve. - Travelin' Harrells
Nov 2012 - $32.00
Super nice state park complete with hiking, fishing, etc., and even inexpensive laundromat services. Can't ask for much more except maybe a lower rate. At $32 a night for W/E I just about croaked! Staff says it's super busy in summer but during fall we were only 1 of 4 or so campers. The camp hosts were also exceptionally nice. - LiveWorkDream
Apr 2014 - $36.00
If you're camping in a tent or want to dry camp this would be rated a 8 or 9. Our 35ft 5th wheel was almost too big for the few electric sites available. No water or sewer available. I would advise the 35ft plus rigs to stay away. The bridge is very narrow but it looks like they are working on a new bridge. It's early but it looks promising for better access to the park. They offer tube/canoe service. The store is barely stocked but they do have basics. - Craig H
Jun 2005 - $25.00
This is a small and simple riverfront campground. The main focus is the simple camping and the river, bring your tube or kayak! We dry camped at a river front site for $25.00 a night. Very large site, not level and no pad, but useable with the use of our bus jacks. Great to sit right on the river, fish,wade, and within walking distance is a canoe rental shop that runs trips on the river, to include transportation (this business is not part of the campground). The road here may be a challenge for large 40'+ motorhomes or big trailer rigs. There are some steep grades, tight turns, low trees, and the bridge is narrow but safe. We were fine and have a length of 33' and 12' overhead clearance. Campground overall is very suitable for tenting, small to mid size trailers and motorhomes. There are about 60 sites which are divided into three main areas. The first section includes about 5 sites that are pull through and have hookups. The second section of perhaps 20 sites runs along the riverbank of the Shenandoah River and puts you right on the river with very good sized sites; no hookups. The third section is a large field; no hookups. Roads are gravel. Staff was friendly and the office had a small store with the very basics. The restrooms/showers were clean when we looked, but we did not use them. - f.wernlein
Aug 2014 - $1.00
Rate is for Zone Pass holders. Nice and quiet, except for occasional ordinance testing about 15 miles away. Managed to get good DirecTV shot at site B26. Not easy here - many, many trees. Didn't use Off quickly enough and got mosquito bitten every day. We'll go back, but probably not when it's hot and damp because of the bug bites. Don't believe your GPS when you come. One of ours tried to send us down a dirt road, and the other took us down a permanently closed road over a dam whose road had washed away. - VA Jim and Barbara
Aug 2013 - $35.00
We had been camping at Harbor View three weekends ago, we decided go come back made reservation for Aug 16 weekend requesting a pull-thru. We pulled in to the campground that morning and they told me they have a new policy that only 38 foot RV can use the pull through sites and I told them that my RV is a Fifth wheel 35 foot with slide outs on both sides and a satellite dish that I can only use in the pull through sites. We have stayed in the pull-through on past visits, and four of them were unoccupied when we arrived. They tried placing me in a back in site that would be to small. I was told that their policy is first come first served we will never book or join with encore again ! - User639
Jul 2013 - $1.00
Enjoyed our stay again this time, but they continue to have water problems. The site we originally wanted didn't have water, and its neighbor had a hose strung to an adjacent site because it was dry too. They repaired one section of the park with new water and power, but they charge $5 per night extra to stay in that section. That section is not upgraded, just fixed. Not a big deal to go from $0 TT member price to $5, it's just aggravating. It also causes the other two sections to be crowded while the "premium" section is sparsely used. We'll be back, but not as happily as before. - VA Jim and Barbara
Jul 2015 - $14.00
Sites can accommodate RV's up to about 35 feet. However the road to the campground (VA678) is very narrow, as is the campground perimeter road so you have to be careful when getting there and backing into a site. Here are my pros and cons:
Pros: Very nice/friendly camp hosts, good fishing along Passage Creek (I caught 4 small fish in about 45 minutes) , lots of trails to hike, fairly new bath house with hot showers and flush toilets, refurbished old cabin as well as historic furnace site.
Cons: The water fountains were not working, the dump station was not working, no W/E/S (except for the camp host), they have a water pump within the park, very crowded on weekends and during hunting season, no cell service, no satellite service ( except for the camp host). - User3064
Jan 2008 - $10.00
No water right now. Wonderful getaway campground. Love going there in a tent. Can accommodate an RV or travel trailer. Has a dump station. No electric or water at the site. - tec2tec
Aug 2014 - $12.00
Rate reflects Senior discount from NPS. This place has improved since our last visit. It is in a good location, has easy access, each site is roomy, and comes with table. Check in is "easy" but first go to the office, then they have you pick a site, return to MWR, sign up, then go hookup. Lot's of back and forth. We found a good site close to bath house and were able to pick up WiFi in coach. If we were further away, not sure it would have worked. However, the utilities are still messed up, with a need to share water stanchions, and sewers not always placed conveniently. In addition, they seem to be (according to other campers) always working on water issues and so the quality is questionable. We resorted to bottled water. And when we dumped at our site prior to leaving, we realized the sewer lines were backed up. Told by another camper that this happens every other month or so. So if you can do without WiFi, cable, have long water hoses and two-fers, and are willing to chance the water and sewer, it's not a bad place. But clearly, they need to put some money into the infrastructure. - Too-wow
Mar 2010 - $21.00
This is a MILITARY campground on Fort AP Hill, available to military and civilians working for Dept of Defense. It is not difficult to get on and use the park, if you are authorized. Getting a full hook-up site at Champs is almost impossible with all the contractors and civilian employees taking up many of the "good" sites. Plus, they've got 4 of the 30 amp sites tied up with rental trailers. The camp host couple both work on A.P. Hill. The utilities are misplaced and not effectively utilized. Despite all this, the location is excellent. We used it for a shake-down at the start of spring and to help friends who had just purchased an RV (retired military) learn how to set up and use the RV. It is probably not a destination site, unless you want to hunt in the fall or do some fishing. Some LONG term seasonals (over a year!) are taking up the 50amp sites, so your choices are limited. - Too-wow
Aug 2015 - $25.00
To me this is almost the perfect campground. It's no frills sites on grass with full hookup. I'd have rated it higher, but the water pressure is poor. I used my on board tank and water pump while staying there. It's location is great - close to Martinsburg, Antietim Battlefield, Manassas Battlefield, Harper's Ferry, Shephardstown and an easy day trip to Gettysburg. Easy access to I-81. I'd certainly return if in the area again. - 15243
Jul 2015 - $35.00
We stayed just one night. Very basic campground, we had a level parking spot and could drive in and out without difficulty. The owner was very friendly. He met us and led us to our site. We followed him as he stopped at several sites then decided to take us to another. Finally settled on one near the highest area of the park. It was a nice location. We were pretty much in a field with utilities. That describes the whole park. Nearest site was 50 feet away. Payment is cash or check, no credit cards. The campground can be seen from Highway 9 traveling south from Martinsburg. Take the next turn-off to the south, two left turns and the road ends in the campground. - LivinTheDream
Jun 2012 - $30.00
We stayed at this campground due to convenience (location for a family event). Price $30 a night (no credit cards, only cash or check). Here is the run down: Positives are as follows: • Price - $30 a night – for electric/water & sewer (can’t beat the price) • Location – 10 minutes from Martinsburg, from interstate 81. • Big pull through sites • Staff – very friendly – we liked the manager a lot – when our A/C kicked off due to heat, and we had to leave the campground for our family event, and he agreed to stop by our camper to make sure the A/C kept running since we had 2 dogs in the camper. • There is a small stream behind the campground – I think they call it Opequon river. The water looked clean and flowing nicely and you can walk under the new route 9 bridge, but I can’t see anyone fishing from the river banks - they are too high and the water seemed too shallow. I wish we could have heard it at the camper – it would have been soothing. Negatives: • No swimming pool • No playground • No cable • No Wi-Fi • Several permanent trailers but no one bothers you and the staff tries to move you to a non-residential section. I think it is a lot of space for a 40 site campground – surprisingly – we had a huge yard area. • No bathhouse, you will need to use your own camper for showers and bathroom. They have something being built that looked like a bathhouse but it was not done. • Right beside new interstate 9 east/west and you hear the traffic when you are outside the camper, and even inside if a tractor trailer or emergency vehicle passes. • If you like scenery and nice landscape at your campground, this also might not be your cup of tea because they have equipment lying around the building under construction. Bottom-Line: • We would stay again, due to location and price and staff. It is more of a one-night stand to pull into if you need to stay overnight somewhere when you are tired. • Also, it is a little hard to find. Take the exit off the NEW route 9 for Opequon LANE (it is important that you look for LANE on MapQuest, not “road” or “drive” because MapQuest will take you to some God awful location if you look for a “drive” or “road”. • When we stayed, Friday and Saturday (last weekend in June 2012) a tornado hit Martinsburg, WV and our camper had the electric awning ripped completely off. This was of NO fault of the campground, but I think being out in the open field like environment didn’t help when the 85 mph wind rolled over the bridge and up to our camper. We were not there when it happened or we would have rolled our awning in before the storm. The manager cleaned the down trees up very quickly. They do try to keep it a fairly decent place. • Lastly – this campground is NOT that bad, so I hope that is not the picture I have painted. This is not really a place to have your summer vacation, however, they need to advertise more – a website, add some pictures of the BIG sites, advertise price and location and then once the bathhouse is in, perhaps invest in a pool and I think business would improve drastically. Again – we would stay again, probably next year for the next family gathering. - Tinkielynn
Jul 2012 - $35.00
We had come in and booked for two nights. Once we were there we realized it was not going to be for us. No level ground, no sewer, place was a mess and had cats running all over the place. We stayed one night because we had family that stayed in tents. We asked for a refund for the second night but they said they dont do refunds only gives rain checks. I will be giving those to someone else because we are not going back. - HeatherRVing
Aug 2008 - $31.00
Let's start with the pluses: great people to deal with, easy choice of sites, wonderful tenting areas, right on an arm of Lake Anna, staff quick to help and correct problems (just tell them the restroom is dirty and it's tended), well stocked camp store, great views and good water with mini-beach areas for swimming. We checked out the area before deciding to spend a weekend and are not sorry we did. Met great folks, had relaxing time, and enjoyed ourselves. Now for the minuses: few level sites for RVs, hookups shared with others, dump station on top of hill, road in to campground (and up to dump site) could be improved, some campers let dogs run and leave messes where ever, electric box had no breaker plus boxes were older and loose, a few folks were not observant of quiet hours. In summary, this is a rustic site with many seasonal/permanent trailers (at the back of the property) where they welcome you and you can relax. But do NOT expect state park level sites with well maintained hook-ups. If you are into tenting, this is DEFINITELY a place to consider. If you have a larger RV, you might want to look first. The pictures in the web site are excellent and very representative of what we experienced. We would go back on a non-holiday week or weekend to enjoy the people, the lake and the ambiance. - Too-wow
Sep 2014 - $35.00
No one answered the phone and no sign of owners or management, but did speak to a cleaning lady who couldn't assist In any way. Roads rutted, causing tow vehicle to drag. Had to drive over fire pit to get into/out of site. Lots of long term campers in the park. Has LOTS so potential but looks like owners may have given up. Don't know how it's rating manages to be so high. But! Convenient to I-81 for overnighting on the north-south migration route. Smaller rigs would be much happier here. We are 65' with tow vehicle. - VRoss716
Aug 2012 - $35.00
This is a very basic campground. It may be a little over-priced for what you get, but this is a very expensive area. The owner is working hard to make it a success. While it is convenient for an I-81 stop-over, there are too many permanent residents and leveling is almost impossible. - larriin
Jan 2012 - $35.00
This is one of those parks that could be a real gem if it wasn't full of full-timers with rundown trailers and barking dogs. There are new managers recently as of september, and they are working to clean the place up. Very friendly folks. The area isn't a vacation destination, so I imagine that parks in this area have to allow full-timers in order to make a living. However, having some rules in place and enforcing them would make things better. Pros: Close to main highway, good water pressure, long spots with plenty of room on the sides, pretty creek running through park. Cons: Busy road right next to park, full-timers with rundown trailers and barking dogs, our power surge protector was constantly flashing red letting us know that the power source wasn't steady, dirt spots and very muddy due to recent rain. I think the new managers are on the right track with this campground, but I don't know if they plan on cleaning up the clientele of the park at all. It worked for a couple nights stay so we could go into DC for a day. - Salina
Jun 2013 - $30.00
Nice State Park in Maryland! Pleasantly small camping area, with only 34 sites. It was an enjoyable 5 night stay! The weekend nights were busier, which apparently had the drive by female campground supervisor needing to check on every site very often. A few comments and suggestions were a little unnecessary. The weeknights were a bit better with the male drive by campground supervisor(s) simply driving by and waving! The camp host was convenient and helpful when needed for information. Pet friendly park and campground! Shower/Restroom facilities were well lit, clean and in easy access for all campsites! Beautiful shaded campsites! Each site has a large well built picnic table and fire ring with grill insert and 2 lamp posts which were quite handy! All roadways in very good condition! Lots of wildlife everywhere you look, helping to make our camping trip an enjoyable one! - patti&charlie
Jun 2012 - $30.00
A great little campground. It is centrally located to many historic areas and Maryland State Parks. There is a small pond to fish in and trails to hike within the park. The only sad part was that the park host is leaving this year and she not only kept the entire park clean, but assured that it was safe and quiet. - electrician549
Aug 2011 - $15.00
This park is a gem, with top notch facilities for enjoying the outdoors. Facilities rival those of most private campgrounds we've stayed at. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring with grill, lantern posts on a gravel pad. Some sites are W&E only but there are a few full hookup sites too and primitive sites. Sites are well-spaced. The sites are shady and cool, roads are good, and the bath/shower houses were spotless, well-lit, with ceiling fans and good ventilation. The dump station was being worked on during our visit, but wasn't a concern for us. There's a small fishing pond and lots of walking trails. The campground host was very friendly and escorted us to our site. We would drive out of our way to stay here again. - leorah
May 2015 - $49.00
We stay at this park twice a year for a week while visiting family. It's a well-run park; lots of rules and not inexpensive, but it's consistently good. I do question why an overnight visitor costs $10 but the same person as part of your camping party would only be $5, but other than that I have no complaints. If you're spending more than one night, make sure you borrow a gate pass; otherwise you'll end up leaving your car outside one night. The deposit for the pass is now $40; we were told that too many of them weren't being returned when it was $20. Contrary to what was posted in a previous review, it is possible to get satellite reception if you request one of the "front" sites. It's takes a bit of positioning, but we were able to get DirecTV.
It's worth noting that approaching the park via MD94 is easier than via MD97. Both are doable, but we use 94 since we are coming from the west, anyway. - docj
Jul 2014 - $50.00
Excellent campground. Very family friendly. Friendly staff in office and store. We'll kept campground. Only stayed here one night while traveling to Penn. Live professional entertainment in pavilion. Hard to get into our back-in site but most others would be OK. We would stay here again. - Eddiecresta
Jul 2014 - $58.00
Overall this park does not seem to care about customer service. Perhaps this is because they cater to weekend guests from Baltimore and do not really care what out of town guests say. Unfortunately there are not many alternatives in Maryland, especially near Baltimore. Overall the park is OK, not outstanding. The facilities are clean, but could use some updating. They do have things for kids to do. Again the playground equipment could use some TLC. Do not believe everything the web site states. For example the "petting zoo" is comprised of a pen with 2 goats and a sign on the fence that states the goats bite. The miniature golf costs extra, even for those guests that have paid extra to visit with a camper in the park. There are a lot of sites crowded together. Even the larger sites are not big although they have quite a few sites that can accommodate large rigs lengths. However you side neighbors will be close. Most of the roads are paved, but none of the sites are. They do have 50A/30A electric service and full hook ups with basic cable. Do not try to get your satellite to work, the entire park is heavily wooded. Our biggest problem with the park is their total lack of customer service. We voiced 2 separate questions which ultimately became complaints and the staff's response in both cases was "oh well". This take it or leave it attitude really put me off. They know basically they are about the only game in town so take it or leave it. For the quality of the park and the need for some TLC, we felt the prices were high, but again, there is little or no competition. I will probably be stuck going back when we visit our daughter only because there is nothing close other than this park, but I cannot recommend it for those wishing a quiet park to stay for a week when visiting Baltimore. It is pretty noisy on the weekend. Read all the reviews then decide for yourself. - Medico
Mar 2016 - $42.00
We stayed here twice. We came back when we were nearby and wanted a reliably good campground. Staff was very helpful. They were building a new swimming pool. Nice store. Showers and laundry good. Lot spacing was nearby with some shade. Site surface was gravel. - FrankRogers
Dec 2015 - $35.00
Overnight park next to very loud, busy highway. Noise all night from trucks. Nice big dog park. - UllaPool
Dec 2015 - $43.00
Easy place to get to. I have a 39 ft 5th wheel and the entrance and exit seem pretty narrow, but really aren't. Inside roads are fine. Level site, and big enough for my truck to remain hooked up. Office staff helped me get in touch with a mobile RV repairman. Would stay again. - northern ranger
Mar 2016 - $53.00
We arrived at 12:15 PM and the office was closed until 1 even though their website says check in is at 12 noon. The sites are unleveled and needed a lot of additional blocks. My front tongue was so far up it couldn't go any further which made the camper feel funny. There was no cable for the price we paid. The bounce pillow cost and ADDITIONAL $6 for 30 minutes (isn't this why families choose KOA's)? The roads are narrow which makes navigating to your site difficult (and we didn't have anyone help us, he was on lunch break) and unpaved. The Internet was fair at best when it was working but it stopped a lot. Even though I reserved a back-in full hookup, KOA was going to charge me for a pull-through if I didn't say anything. Be careful. When I told her what I reserved, she said, "Let me see if I have anything available." This was Easter break and a bit early for the camping season and the camp was EMPTY. The camp "host" was not very friendly especially when my husband went to him after hours for something, he couldn't be bothered. The day we were leaving, we had a minor medical issue and asked if we could stay until 2 PM (no one was in our spot that night) and the office said, for $20 we could. My husband was asking for a favor and she said, "If I do it for you, I have to do it for everyone." I realize that but it was a minor medical issue and most people don't have that. We couldn't pack up fast enough to get away from that KOA. We stayed at another campground near by last time and would most definitely pay a bit more to stay at a much friendlier park. Also, careful with the GPS, it is a bit tricky to get into the park (not KOA's fault but a bit of a hassle). Over all, I would NOT recommend this KOA to anyone. Even the worker there said that the owners are not very nice. We stayed her for one week while visiting Baltimore, Annapolis and DC. The other campground close by would have been just as convenient. Don't waste your time at this KOA! - aka4170
Sep 2015 - $77.00
The staff was very helpful. The park is tight and a challenge to a big rig. The sites are small and difficult to get into. We usually stay in College Park but decided we would stay closer to where our friends live. - Chris and Sue
Aug 2015 - $81.00
This park is centrally located to visit Baltimore, Annapolis and DC. It has both large pull thru and wooded shaded spots for tents and cabins and shady sites and full sun. Has wifi that goes in and out but it is free but it is Tengonet so it is not the fastest. The staff is incredibly helpful and the place is very clean. - John S.
Aug 2015 - $102.00
We met with 4 other campers here for our Club's Grandparents' Week. We ended up paying $200 more to have a golf cart. The park has lots for kids to do, including many activities. I rate it high for that. The dog park, however, is a sorry sight. There is no grass, it has poison ivy and is very small. That was a huge disappointment given they have so much ground and everything else is so nice. - Margie S Heiler
Jun 2015 - $80.00
Great busy place! Water slide,horseshoes, fishing, tons of activities. Didn't like the cart rental fees, but liked that you had to be a licensed driver to drive them. Boathouse clean, deluxe cabins a blast.staff friendly and helpful. Recommended for a few night stay so you can do everything! - DeuceNiner
Aug 2014 - $80.00
We stayed a week here. It's a great place for kids. Just about everything is included in the cost of the site. Ours kids are teens and they still used all the attractions. Our site (204) was very level, had a nice cement pad. The cable box is a good 20 feet away so bring a long coaxial cable with you. We were escorted to the site but the "ranger" said he wasn't supposed to help guests back in. Fortunately some friendly campers jumped in to help. This row of motorhome sites has the best views in the park. 204 is directly across from the playground, which was fine with us but if you want quiet you might get one in another row or further away from campground. I had a couple of issues with electric and they handled it quickly. It's hard to reach the front desk by phone. There is one person working there who I think has been there a little too long. However, the young staff was very friendly. Overall, its a nice park. The "rangers" we called the Yogi PoPo and it did seem sometimes like were the "inmates" as opposed to customers. But that didn't ruin the trip. When they say "Quiet Time" is 11 PM, they mean it. All kids have to be back on the site at 11, which is early in the summer, for our kids anyway. The washing machines are clearly marked as "cold water only". The dryers were very good. The store is nice and has a lot of RV supplies. - User3662