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George Washington & Jefferson National Forests is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in, as well as sights to see and explore. Find the best campgrounds near George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, VA. Read reviews from campers like you and find your perfect campsite.

Best Glamping Sites Near George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, VA (21)

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    Camper-submitted photo from Natural Bridge-Lexington KOA
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    1.

    Natural Bridge-Lexington KOA

    28 Reviews
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    141 Saves
    Natural Bridge, Virginia

    Welcome to the Natural Bridge-Lexington KOA, a year-round campground nestled near the charming town of Natural Bridge, VA. This spot is a favorite among campers for its cleanliness and friendly staff. Whether you're pitching a tent, parking an RV, or looking for a cozy cabin, this place has got you covered.

    One of the standout features here is the full range of hookups available, including electric, water, and sewer. If you're traveling with a big rig, you'll appreciate the easy pull-through sites, some of which come with patios. The campground also offers amenities like a small swimming pool, a game room, and a playground that kids absolutely love. Plus, there's a market on-site for any last-minute supplies you might need.

    For those traveling with pets, you'll be pleased to know that this campground is pet-friendly and even has a small dog park. And if you're into a bit of adventure, the nearby Safari Park is a must-visit. It's right next door and offers a unique experience that's fun for all ages.

    Visitors have mentioned that the WiFi is decent for basic browsing and posting, though streaming might be a bit of a challenge due to the remote location. The campground is shaded and has a pleasant atmosphere, although you might hear some road traffic at night.

    Overall, the Natural Bridge-Lexington KOA is a fantastic spot for a short stay or a stopover on your way to other destinations. With its friendly vibe, great amenities, and convenient location, it's no wonder campers keep coming back.

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

    $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Douthat State Park Campground
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    Douthat State Park Campground

    26 Reviews
    86 Photos
    208 Saves
    Clifton Forge, Virginia

    Cabins

    To camp at Douthat State Park you must have with you either your reservation number(s) or confirmation letter at check-in. If you've arranged for someone else to check in for you, make sure that person has your reservation number as the number is needed to enter the cabin. All cabins are pet-friendly; there is a fee per pet per night. Camping and cabin guests should be prepared to show a valid ID if requested. Check-in is 4 p.m. and checkout is 10 a.m.

    Camping

    Douthat is known for delightful, inviting campsites and makes great camping near Richmond. Some offer a splendid view of Douthat Lake. Camping is available year-round in Whispering Pines campground. (Note: Water is unavailable at individual campsites from November through March because of freezing weather. As hot water is still available in the bathhouse, camping fees are not reduced.) The campgrounds are pet-friendly. Generators may not be used in any campgrounds.

    Lodges

    Please note that the cancellation fee for Douthat Main Lodge, Creasey Lodge and Beard's Mountain Lodge is higher than it is for cabins.

    Douthat Lodge (atop mountain): Six-bedroom, rents Saturday - Saturday

    This log lodge overlooks the park. It was built by the CCC. It sleeps 13 and allows 15. There are six bedrooms: one queen bed, one queen bed, one queen bed, four twin beds, two twin beds and one twin bed. It has a fireplace, two bathrooms, a washer and a dryer.

    Creasey Lodge (behind park's main office). Five-bedroom. Weekly rentals start on Friday when a week-long stay is required. Fully universally accessible.

    This one story wood-frame lodge is next to the park office. It accommodates up to 18 guests. There are five bedrooms: one queen bed, two sets of bunk beds, two sets of bunk beds, two sets of bunk beds, two sets of bunk beds. It has a fireplace and three bathrooms.

    Beards Mountain Lodge: Six-bedroom, maximum occupancy is 16. Weekly rentals start on Sunday when a week-long stay is required.

    This frame-built facility is midway up the mountain and is universally accessible. It accommodates up to 16 guests. There are three bathrooms and six-bedrooms; queen, queen, two twins, two twins, two bunk beds, two bunk beds.

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

    $20 - $40 / night

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    Walnut Hills Campground & RV Park

    17 Reviews
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    59 Saves
    Stuarts Draft, Virginia

    This place is incredibly special. Walnut Hills is beautiful and a place to make memories for years to come!

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

    $45 - $99 / night

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    Crabtree Falls Campground

    20 Reviews
    51 Photos
    501 Saves
    Montebello, Virginia

    Welcome to Crabtree Falls Campground, a gem nestled near Tyro, VA. This spot is perfect for those who crave a mix of tranquility and adventure. The campground is known for its serene creekside sites, where the soothing sounds of flowing water create a calming atmosphere. While these sites don't have electric or water hookups, the trade-off is worth it for the peace and beauty they offer.

    One of the standout features here is the friendly and accommodating host, who goes out of their way to ensure campers have a pleasant stay. The campground also has a small market, so if you forget any essentials, you can easily pick them up on-site. Pets are welcome, making it a great spot for families who want to bring their furry friends along.

    For those who prefer a bit more comfort, there are RV sites with full hookups available. Just be aware that maneuvering larger rigs might be a bit tricky, but manageable with some patience. The bathhouses are functional, though some visitors have noted they could use a bit of sprucing up.

    The nearby Crabtree Falls is a must-see, offering one of the best waterfall hikes in the southeast. The trail is accessible and provides stunning views, especially in the fall. It's a short trip from the campground, making it easy to explore without straying too far from your base.

    Whether you're here for the hiking, the peaceful creekside camping, or just to disconnect from the hustle and bustle, Crabtree Falls Campground offers a little slice of nature's paradise.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $28 - $55 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Retreats Shenandoah Valley
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Retreats Shenandoah Valley
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    Sun Retreats Shenandoah Valley

    12 Reviews
    23 Photos
    79 Saves
    Stuarts Draft, Virginia

    Tucked away in the quiet Virginia town of Stuarts Draft, Sun Retreats Shenandoah Valley, formerly known as Shenandoah Acres Family Campground, provides over 130 acres of beautiful wooded grounds. Bring the family to experience our outstanding location in the Shenandoah Valley, near many unique and historic attractions in Charlottesville. You can also have an outdoor adventure at Shenandoah National Park or a scenic journey along the famous Skyline Drive.

    Families can create their perfect stay from our great selection of RV sites or furnished vacation rentals. We also have a full amenity package that includes favorites like the swimming lake and beach area, four playgrounds, an arcade, and a fishing pond.

    Experience a vacation surrounded by the breathtaking beauty and historical attractions of Shenandoah Valley at our beautiful resort. Treat yourself, your significant other, or the whole family to an amazing getaway in Virginia.

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

    $29 - $45 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bolar Mountain Recreation Area
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    Bolar Mountain Recreation Area

    23 Reviews
    60 Photos
    227 Saves
    Hot Springs, Virginia

    Overview

    Bolar Mountain Recreation Area is a great destination for visitors looking for a fun getaway on Lake Moomaw. The area provides plenty of outdoor activities, including boating, fishing, camping and hiking. There is little to no cell service, so be ready to disconnect!

    Recreation

    Boating, canoeing, water skiing and relaxing on the beach are popular activities at the lake. Anglers fish for brown and rainbow trout, bass and crappie. A boat ramp is located at the Bolar Flat Marina, which has a modern dock with boat slips. Bolar Mountain boasts 11 miles of hiking trails that lead to two impressive scenic overlooks: Islands Overlook Spur and Grouse Point Overlook. Looking for a more primitive experience? Hike or boat to Greenwood Point for dispersed camp sites.__

    Facilities

    Boating, canoeing, water skiing and relaxing on the beach are popular activities at the lake. Anglers fish for brown and rainbow trout, bass and crappie. A boat ramp is located at the Bolar Flat Marina, which has a modern dock with boat slips. Bolar Mountain boasts 11 miles of hiking trails that lead to two impressive scenic overlooks: Islands Overlook Spur and Grouse Point Overlook. Looking for a more primitive experience? Hike or boat to Greenwood Point for dispersed camp sites.__

    Natural Features

    The campground sits on the northern end of Lake Moomaw, a manmade lake covering 2,530 acres along the Jackson River. The lake is held by Gathright Dam, constructed in the 1980's by the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control. The lake's average depth is 80 feet and it has 43 miles of wooded shoreline making it the second largest impoudment in western virginia.Bolar Mountain is part of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest which span 1.8 million acres across Virginia and parts of West Virginia and Kentucky. The forest protects 40 tree species within mostly Appalachian hardwood and mixed pine-hardwood forests, 60 species of mammals and 200 species of birds.__

    Nearby Attractions

    Hidden Valley is a short drive from the lake and has ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiast: Hike or ride your horse along the Jackson River, all the way to Poor Farm, cast a line for trout, and stay at the Hidden Valley Campground or even better the historic bed and breakfast. Warm Springs has restaurants, shopping and a Historical Society for Bath County in addition to other typical amenities.__

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $30 / night

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    Montebello Resort

    11 Reviews
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    63 Saves
    Montebello, Virginia

    Ready to truly get away from it all? We welcome you to unplug, unwind, and relax at Montebello Resort. Rental Cabins, Camping, Fishing, and a Country Store are all available at our mountain top resort.

    We are nestled high in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just three miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Nelson County VA. Montebello means “beautiful mountain” and is a pristine hamlet tucked into the folds of Appalachia. Steeped in history and rich in charm, hearts are warmed and memories are made for all those who come to visit.

    Route 56, which winds and climbs up to the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Montebello, was once an old Indian trail that connected present-day Nelson County with Steele’s Tavern in Augusta County two hundred years ago.

    Atop the Blue Ridge Mountains, and near the Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail, Montebello is a beautiful gem that attracts visitors from around the world.

    Whether it’s camping, a cozy cabin retreat, apple and berry picking, wine tasting, trout fishing, hiking, biking, hunting, wildlife viewing, or just exploring, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $38 - $55 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Otter Creek Campground — Blue Ridge Parkway
    Camper-submitted photo from Otter Creek Campground — Blue Ridge Parkway
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    Otter Creek Campground — Blue Ridge Parkway

    14 Reviews
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    136 Saves
    Big Island, Virginia

    Overview

    Otter Creek Campground is located at the Blue Ridge Parkway's lowest elevation, only 649 feet above sea level. Picturesque Otter Creek winds through this quiet, rustic campground. Night skies are spectacular here, and there are several nearby trails to hike including the Otter Creek Trail, which is accessible from the campground. Just imagine enjoying the crackle of an evening campfire with the murmur of the creek in the background! Relax....

    Recreation

    The James River/Otter Creek recreation area has fishing in Otter Lake and a number of hiking trails including Trail of Trees, Otter Creek, Otter Lake Loop, and James River Canal. Hike the Otter Creek Trail to James River Visitor Center. There visitors can view a restored canal lock from the Kanawha Canal, part of the historic James River transporation artery which was once the primary commercial route in the state of Virginia.

    Facilities

    The James River/Otter Creek recreation area has fishing in Otter Lake and a number of hiking trails including Trail of Trees, Otter Creek, Otter Lake Loop, and James River Canal. Hike the Otter Creek Trail to James River Visitor Center. There visitors can view a restored canal lock from the Kanawha Canal, part of the historic James River transporation artery which was once the primary commercial route in the state of Virginia.

    Natural Features

    This area's abundant water and warmer temperatures support plant and animal communities that are unlike those found at other areas on the Parkway. A short walk along the Trail of Trees or a hike along the clear, cool waters of Otter Creek will give ample proof that there is more to the Blue Ridge Parkway than mountain-top vistas.

    Nearby Attractions

    Otter Creek Trail (3.5 miles/5.6 km) parallels the Parkway road as it meanders from Otter Creek campground to the James River Visitor Center. Most sections of this trail are easy to hike and can be reached from many points along the motor road. Otter Lake Loop Trail (0.9 miles/1.4 km) provides scenic views of Otter Lake. This is also a good trail for watching wildlife. Look for beaver lodges and dams along tributary streams. Early morning and late evening are prime times for wildlife observations. Trail of Trees (0.4 miles/.6 km) begins near the James River Visitor Center and wanders through a shaded stream drainage. Trail signs identify many of the trees and shrubs of the river valley. This trail also affords a handsome view of the James River water gap, a rare geological feature. Canal Lock Trail (0.4 miles/.6 km) begins at the visitor center and crosses the James River on a walkway beneath the bridge. The restored Battery Creek Lock, located a short distance from the bridge, is typical of those constructed in the 1800s as part of the James River and Kanawha Canal. This canal, with nearly 100 locks, helped make the river a major transportation corridor before the Civil War. Exhibits at the Battery Creek site explain how locks were used to raise and lower boats to adjust for the changing elevation of the river.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Cabins

    $30 / night

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    Natural Bridge KOA

    8 Reviews
    7 Photos
    24 Saves
    Natural Bridge, Virginia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Seneca State Forest

    12 Reviews
    57 Photos
    108 Saves
    Dunmore, West Virginia

    Welcome to Seneca State Forest, nestled near Dunmore, WV. This place is a haven for those who crave a mix of seclusion and natural beauty. With a season running from April 1 to early December, it's a fantastic spot to unwind and reconnect with nature.

    The campground offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options. One of the standout features here is the Thorny Mountain Fire Tower. If you can snag a reservation, it's an experience you won't forget. Perched high up, the tower provides 360-degree views that are simply breathtaking. Imagine watching storms roll in or catching a sunrise from 65 feet up in the sky—it's worth every penny.

    For those who prefer a more traditional camping experience, the sites are well-shaded with plenty of tree cover, offering a sense of privacy and tranquility. Each site comes equipped with a picnic table and a unique stone "oven" fire pit. Firewood is available for a small fee, and there's hand-pumped water on-site. While the amenities are basic—think pitted toilets and pay showers at the ranger station—they get the job done.

    If you're into wildlife, you're in for a treat. Visitors have reported encounters with deer, bears, and various other critters. The nearby lake is perfect for a short drive or hike, offering boat rentals and fishing opportunities. The trails around the forest are great for hiking and mountain biking, providing plenty of ways to explore the stunning scenery.

    Just a heads-up: there's no cell service within 30 miles, so plan accordingly. Make sure to bring all your supplies, as the nearest grocery store is quite a trek. But hey, that's part of the charm, right? Disconnect and enjoy the peace and quiet.

    So, whether you're here for the rustic cabins, the unique fire tower, or just a simple tent site, Seneca State Forest has something special to offer. Enjoy your stay!

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