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194 Reviews of 20 Cardinal Forest, Virginia Campgrounds

Mea H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2021

5-star service

This campground has 5-star service, which is good to know before you pay the premium price for the sites which really are standard 4-star campsites. Our mode of camping: a campervan. Reason for staying: to be stationary for a few days.

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Month of VisitOctober
M
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2021

Great campsites

The campsites here were great! Perfect for everyday camping with lots of activities around the area, including beaches, hiking trails, a park, and more. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to explore the area!

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Month of VisitOctober
Kristina D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2021

Two night stay

Great camp ground and it was so empty here! Huge lots that are very level. Hiking and biking. Pool and beaches.

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SiteB20
Month of VisitSeptember
Jarmonay N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2021

Community Camping

Okay I really like this spot if you’re looking to camp with any amount of people! Parking is okay but be aware of the amount of traffic bikers fishers and hikers who come here ! Very good for family and couples.

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Siteopen space
Month of VisitJuly
Casey L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2021

Great family spot

Overall great sites, not many trees so some are exposed. There is a cool skate park right near the campground which is great if you like to use it, but can get a little loud in the evening. They also had on spot lights once dark. Great hiking, close to Great Falls. Kids also loved the water park!…

  • bike/hiking trail right off campsite
  • they have canoe and kayak rentals as well
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Site8
Month of VisitAugust
Cristina G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2021

Site 58 was nice and private

Really enjoyed this park especially since it is so close to Washington DC. The sites were fairly level and shaded with a fire ring and picnic table. Verizon cell coverage was good. The comfort house with showers and flush toilets was clean. My only minor complaint would be during the weekend there…

Site58
Month of VisitSeptember
Sean R.
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2021

Great for fishing/boating

Had a guys weekend here with my Brother and my 4 year old son. Had a great time. Every park ranger we met was nice and helpful.

There is only one camping loop which connects to the marina/park area via a foot bridge. With camping you were granted boat launching access. There was a nice fishing…

Month of VisitAugust
Gabby B.
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2021

Nice campground and spots

Some campgrounds are close to trails and they are separated nicely so you have room to set up extra things. The campground sites are pretty big in length as well. Will come back many more times.

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Reviewed Aug. 9, 2021

Nice Campground at very reasonable price

We stayed Burke lake campground for one night last week. It was very peaceful place. The whole camp ground was very clean and well kept. It was nice to stay outside of DC away from the hustle and bustle. The staff was very nice and there to answer all my crazy questions.

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Month of VisitAugust
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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2021

Expensive for people traveling

I found it expensive for a tent site. No electric or water and was over $40. Out of area fee and a transaction fee (I even paid cash) If your traveling looking for a cheaper place to park for the night, this is not it.

Siteone in the campground
Month of VisitSeptember
Jessica C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2021

Buggy

Do come early but not for the campsites… for the parking. Nice clean campsites. No water. They provide trash bags to take your own trash home.

Sitein the parking lot. trailer camping
Month of VisitSeptember
Mark M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2021

Easy dispersed camping by the river

From my limited camping experience, this is a great site! There are 5 sites that are first come, first serve across from a day use area. A short drive away from DC and it couldn't be easier to get to: park in a lot and walk about 500ft down to the campgrounds.

About 4 sites are in use during my…

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Site5
Month of VisitAugust
Barbara P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2021

Rural

Campground is tucked away but has nice large sites, large lake , pool. Friendly staff

Siteorange 5
Month of VisitAugust
Jacqueline F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2021

Amazing drive and lots of wildlife

We only stayed one night, but wish we could have stayed more! The campground offers so many different trails and breathtaking scenic overlooks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As soon as we got there, we saw several deer. I’d almost say they were friendly :) No electric hookups, but the weather was…

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  • almost friendly deer :)
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SiteB85
Month of VisitAugust
Jacqueline F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2021

Beautiful park with lots to do!

We stayed here four nights with lots of exploring and activities. The campground is beautiful and well-maintained. There’s a disc golf course that is easy and fun to follow. Also, a water park with a charge of $4 if you are a registered camper. Lots of trails and areas to bike. We stayed at spot…

  • disc golf course on site
  • cozy spot even for the pup
Site133
Month of VisitAugust

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