Places to Camp near Catharpin, VA

Are you in need of a campground near Catharpin, VA? There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in, as well as sights to see and explore. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Catharpin, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Catharpin, VA (122)

    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Run Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Run Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Run Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Run Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Run Regional Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bull Run Regional Park

    1.

    Bull Run Regional Park

    39 Reviews
    66 Photos
    178 Saves
    Iron Gate, Virginia

    Bull Run Campground, located near Interstate 66, is a getaway that is not far from Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia attractions. Bull Run Park is only 27 miles from Washington, D.C. and 15 miles from the Vienna Metro Center Station. We are convenient for visitors to the Dulles area , Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum and Manassas National Battlefield Park.

    The variety of campsites available at Bull Run Campground are RV sites with electric only service, Electric RV sites with water, RV sites with full-service (which includes sewer, water and electric), tent sites, rustic cabins and group camping areas. There are two bathhouses in the campground that offer hot showers, sinks, toilets and laundry facilities. The camp store sells camping supplies, snacks, ice and firewood and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $95 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Campground — Prince William Forest Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Campground — Prince William Forest Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Campground — Prince William Forest Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Campground — Prince William Forest Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Campground — Prince William Forest Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Campground — Prince William Forest Park

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    Oak Ridge Campground — Prince William Forest Park

    30 Reviews
    57 Photos
    235 Saves
    Dumfries, Virginia

    Overview

    Oak Ridge Campground is a 100-site, wooded campground located in Prince William Forest Park, 35 miles southwest of Washington, DC. The park's land was set aside during the Great Depression, and in 1935 the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began restoring the previously over-farmed acreage, converting it to recreational lands for public use. The CCC built trails, dams and cabins, making the park a wonderful place for recreation and relaxation. Large group camping is not permitted at Oak Ridge Campground. Please read the need to know section for additional information.

    Recreation

    The park offers many recreational activities, including hiking, biking, orienteering and fishing. Hikers enjoy exploring the park's 37 miles of foot trails. The South Valley, Oak Ridge and Farms to Forest Trails all begin at the campground entrance.Bicyclists will find 21 miles of paved roads within the park, including the 12-mile Scenic Drive. Little traffic and a 25 m.p.h. speed limit make this a popular biking spot. A 3-mile, family-friendly paved bike lane leads to the campground. Mountain biking is also available on 10 miles of gravel fire roads.The park boasts 30 orienteering courses with picturesque settings. Orienteering is a 19th century Scandinavian sport primarily used as military training. The courses were developed in 1972 and continue to provide hours of entertainment and exploration for park visitors.Approximately 18 miles of streams and two small lakes are open to the public for fishing. The water quality of Quantico Creek supports numerous fish species and other aquatic life. The most common fish species are bluegill, pumpkinseed, largemouth bass and channel catfish.

    Facilities

    The park offers many recreational activities, including hiking, biking, orienteering and fishing. Hikers enjoy exploring the park's 37 miles of foot trails. The South Valley, Oak Ridge and Farms to Forest Trails all begin at the campground entrance.Bicyclists will find 21 miles of paved roads within the park, including the 12-mile Scenic Drive. Little traffic and a 25 m.p.h. speed limit make this a popular biking spot. A 3-mile, family-friendly paved bike lane leads to the campground. Mountain biking is also available on 10 miles of gravel fire roads.The park boasts 30 orienteering courses with picturesque settings. Orienteering is a 19th century Scandinavian sport primarily used as military training. The courses were developed in 1972 and continue to provide hours of entertainment and exploration for park visitors.Approximately 18 miles of streams and two small lakes are open to the public for fishing. The water quality of Quantico Creek supports numerous fish species and other aquatic life. The most common fish species are bluegill, pumpkinseed, largemouth bass and channel catfish.

    Natural Features

    Prince William Forest Park preserves approximately 15,000 acres of Piedmont forest covering a major portion of the Quantico Creek watershed. The park represents one of the largest parcels of undeveloped land in the area and is the third largest unit of the National Park System in Virginia. The area is the largest example of a Piedmont forest ecosystem in the National Park Service, makeing it a significant natural resource. Various geological outcroppings, winding creeks, gently rolling slopes and man-made lakes make wonderful destinations for any adventurous visitor. The park is home to 46 species of mammals, 22 species of amphibians, 25 species of reptiles, more than 129 species of birds, 26 species of fish and an unknown number of invertebrates. More than 900 plant species exist in Prince William Forest Park. From the smallest wildflower to the tallest tree, each species has a special role to play in this forest ecosystem. From tree bark in winter, wildflowers in spring, canopy cover in summer and autumn colors in fall, Prince William Forest Park offers beautiful scenery year-round.

    Nearby Attractions

    Prince William Forest Park is centrally located, with easy access to all of the attractions the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., area have to offer. From the park entrance, the National Museum of the Marine Corps and the main gate of the United States Marine Corps Base Quantico are just a mile away. The park is located directly between historic Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and Manassas National Battlefield Park.

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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $26 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Pohick Bay Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pohick Bay Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pohick Bay Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pohick Bay Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pohick Bay Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pohick Bay Campground

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    Pohick Bay Campground

    37 Reviews
    61 Photos
    289 Saves
    Lorton, Virginia

    Choose your next adventure at Pohick Bay Campground in Lorton, Virginia. Bring the kids for a day of splashing and sliding at Pirate’s Cove Waterpark, spend a day on the bay with our canoe, paddleboard, stand up paddleboard and kayak rentals; or bring your own boat to our public boat launch ramp. Make a day of it by renting a picnic shelter or stay a little longer and reserve one of our cabins or campsites.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $60 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Fairfax Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Fairfax Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Fairfax Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Fairfax Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Fairfax Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Fairfax Campground

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    Lake Fairfax Campground

    23 Reviews
    48 Photos
    177 Saves
    Reston, Virginia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $70 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Andy Guest/Shenandoah River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Andy Guest/Shenandoah River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Andy Guest/Shenandoah River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Andy Guest/Shenandoah River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Andy Guest/Shenandoah River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Andy Guest/Shenandoah River State Park Campground

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    Andy Guest/Shenandoah River State Park Campground

    55 Reviews
    286 Photos
    578 Saves
    Bentonville, Virginia

    The park, including all of the overnight facilities, is open year-round. Lodging options include standard tent-only sites, electric-water camping, three yurts, four camping cabins (bunkhouses), regular cabins and a lodge.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $40 / night

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    Cherry Hill Park

    39 Reviews
    178 Photos
    275 Saves
    Beltsville, Maryland

    Cherry Hill Park is a family-owned and operated campground that has been in the Gurevich family for 5 generations. We offer premium amenities, friendly service, and a wide variety of lodging - everything from tent & RV sites to premium log cabins and glamping pods and yurts. Our concierge and tours program makes it easy for guests to access downtown Washington, DC, by bus, Metro train, and guided tours. We love hosting guests from all across America, from all over the world, and from just down the road in our home state of Maryland.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $101 - $999 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Burke Lake Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Burke Lake Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Burke Lake Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Burke Lake Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Burke Lake Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Burke Lake Park Campground

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    Burke Lake Park Campground

    15 Reviews
    27 Photos
    117 Saves
    Burke, Virginia

    Burke Lake Park Campground, nestled near Fairfax Station, VA, is a solid spot for a camping getaway. This place has a bit of everything to keep you entertained. The campground itself is pretty straightforward, with primitive sites that come with upgraded bathhouses. You won't find electric or sewer hookups here, but there are showers, toilets, and a sanitary dump station.

    One of the standout features is the lake. It's perfect for fishing and kayaking, and there's a five-mile trail around it if you're up for a scenic walk or run. The park also offers some fun activities like disc golf, mini golf, a carousel, and even a little train ride. And after all that, you can treat yourself to some ice cream at the parlor.

    The camp store is handy for basics, though it might be closed in late October, so plan accordingly. Pets are welcome, and you can have a campfire, which is always a plus. Just remember to bring your own grill grate if you plan on cooking over the fire, as the fire rings don't come with grills.

    The sites are generally spacious, though some can feel a bit close together. If you're looking for a spot near the bathrooms, aim for sites around B14 or B15. The bathrooms are clean and stocked, and there's potable water available.

    Overall, Burke Lake Park Campground is a great spot for families and anyone looking to enjoy some outdoor activities without straying too far from the comforts of civilization. Just be prepared for a bit of noise from nearby roads and other campers.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA

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    Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA

    36 Reviews
    99 Photos
    158 Saves
    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    The Harpers Ferry/Civil War Battlefields KOA is a fantastic vacation destination spot that's perfect for the whole family. Thanks to you, this year we received the 2016 KOA PRESIDENT'S AWARD. That means our campground facilities and camper satisfaction scores are some of the best around. We are making things even better in 2017! Our Specialty Coffee and Wine Store, GRAPES & GRINDS, has been a popular place for morning specialty coffees and afternoon wine tastings. Check our deluxe cabins with bathrooms and some with kitchens too! As always, our jumping pillow and giant inflatable are a hit with the kids.

    And, as always, we still have all of the fun stuff you've come to love about our campground, like our junior Olympic Swimming Pool, Indoor and Outdoor Basketball Courts, Volleyball, Horseshoes, Game Room, Bark Zone Dog Park, and all-you-can-eat pancakes in season. So make your plans now to come and make some history all your own. See you soon!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $40 - $80 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Mathews Arm Campground — Shenandoah National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mathews Arm Campground — Shenandoah National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mathews Arm Campground — Shenandoah National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mathews Arm Campground — Shenandoah National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mathews Arm Campground — Shenandoah National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mathews Arm Campground — Shenandoah National Park

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    Mathews Arm Campground — Shenandoah National Park

    42 Reviews
    97 Photos
    353 Saves
    Rileyville, Virginia

    Overview

    Secluded in the thick trees and rolling hills of the Shenandoah National Park, Mathews Arm Campground is the ideal spot for a camping getaway.

    Recreation

    Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Some trails lead to a waterfall or viewpoint while others wind deep into the forests and wilderness. Mathews Arm Campground is located near Overall Run Falls, which, at 93 feet, has the highest drop of all the falls in Shenandoah National Park. A moderately difficult hiking trail, which leads to the falls, is accessible from the campground. Once at the falls, visitors can enjoy views of the entire Shenandoah Valley and Massanutten Mountain. Wildlife viewing is a also a popular pastime, with black bears, wild turkey, deer, birds and countless other animals abundant across the park. The campground is located right off of Milepost 22 on the famous Skyline Drive, which runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stunning views are available from any of the 75 scenic overlooks.

    Facilities

    Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Some trails lead to a waterfall or viewpoint while others wind deep into the forests and wilderness. Mathews Arm Campground is located near Overall Run Falls, which, at 93 feet, has the highest drop of all the falls in Shenandoah National Park. A moderately difficult hiking trail, which leads to the falls, is accessible from the campground. Once at the falls, visitors can enjoy views of the entire Shenandoah Valley and Massanutten Mountain. Wildlife viewing is a also a popular pastime, with black bears, wild turkey, deer, birds and countless other animals abundant across the park. The campground is located right off of Milepost 22 on the famous Skyline Drive, which runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stunning views are available from any of the 75 scenic overlooks.

    Natural Features

    Shenandoah National Park includes 300 square miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the southern Appalachians. The park rises above the Virginia Piedmont to its east and the Shenandoah Valley to its west.

    contact_info

    Between 06/12/2024 and 10/26/2024 this location is staffed. Please call (540) 999-3132 to speak with local staff. From 04/18/2024 to 06/12/2024 this location is unstaffed. Please call (540) 999-3500 for general information.

    Nearby Attractions

    Elkwallow Wayside is located just two miles away, offering camping supplies, a limited menu restaurant, prepared sandwiches, beverages, souvenirs, and more. Two visitor centers are located along Skyline Drive. Dickey Ridge Visitor Center, 18 miles North, and The Harry F Byrd Sr. Visitor Center, 29 miles South. Bookstores, restaurants and exhibits are scattered throughout the Shenandoah National Park.Click here for more information.__

    Charges & Cancellations

    Changing Reservations:__ There is no change fee if a visitor extends or shortens a reservation, as long as the change includes dates from the original reservation. Additionally, there is no change fee if the visitor wants to switch sites that are the same price with the same reservation dates in the same facility.____ If a visitor wants to switch dates that are entirely outside of the original reservation dates, there is a $10 change fee.____ If a reservation is made that includes dates beyond the maximum booking window, that reservation cannot be changed until 18 days have passed from the original booking date.____ Once a reservation date has begun, visitors cannot change a reservation using the online system or through the Call Center. Onsite staff will assist with changes or cancellations.______ Cancellations:____ Visitors may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation.____ A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's approved rate including tax and applicable add-on. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.____ Visitors who cancel a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days prior to arrival date will pay a $10 service fee AND forfeit the first night___s rate.______ No-Shows:____ A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date.____ No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.______ Early Departures:____ Visitors are requested to notify staff at the facility if they depart early to allow others to use the site.____ If the visitor chooses to depart early, they may forfeit the approved rate and applicable tax and applicable add-on for the day of departure. If a visitor departs prior to the scheduled check-out date, they may be eligible for a partial refund. Visitors may notify the Recreation.gov call center to request a refund of remaining unused nights. If a visitor requests a refund for an early departure after the facility check-out time (12 noon) has passed, the visitor will not be refunded for that night and is eligible for a refund on any additional nights that will not be used.______ Refunds:__ Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Visitors may also initiate a refund request through the call center at any time after their reservation has ended.____ Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay.____ For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.____ In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.__

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Prince William Forest RV Campground — Prince William Forest Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Prince William Forest RV Campground — Prince William Forest Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Prince William Forest RV Campground — Prince William Forest Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Prince William Forest RV Campground — Prince William Forest Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Prince William Forest RV Campground — Prince William Forest Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Prince William Forest RV Campground — Prince William Forest Park

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    Prince William Forest RV Campground — Prince William Forest Park

    12 Reviews
    7 Photos
    64 Saves
    Dumfries, Virginia

    The Prince William Forest Park RV Campground is a concessionaire-operated campground with full hook-ups. The campground boasts pull through sites, a pool and laundry facility. It is Virginia's closest RV camping to Washington, D.C. There are several tents-only sites. Open year-round. It is currently closed due to infrastructure repair work and will hopefully re-open in June 2023.

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    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Market
    • Trash
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Catharpin, VA?

According to TheDyrt.com, Catharpin, VA offers a wide range of camping options, with 122 campgrounds and RV parks near Catharpin, VA and 6 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Catharpin, VA?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Catharpin, VA is Bull Run Regional Park with a 4-star rating from 39 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Catharpin, VA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 6 free dispersed camping spots near Catharpin, VA.

What parks are near Catharpin, VA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 19 parks near Catharpin, VA that allow camping, notably Prince William Forest Park and National Mall & Memorial Parks.