Top Tent Camping near Richmond, VA

Looking for an adventure where you can explore Richmond and then fall asleep in your tent? The Dyrt can help you find the best tent campsites for your next trip. From remote to easy-to-reach, these Richmond campsites are perfect for tent campers.

Best Tent Camping Sites Near Richmond, VA (38)

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

    1.

    Pocahontas State Park Campground

    75 Reviews
    212 Photos
    305 Saves
    Chester, Virginia

    Just 20 miles from Richmond, Pocahontas offers boating, picnicking, camping, camping cabins, 90-plus miles of trails, and nature and history programs. The Aquatic Center, which has a toddler pool, fountain wet deck, three-foot and five-foot-deep leisure pools, an activity pool and two tubular water slides, affords seasonal water-based activities for all. Three lakes offer plenty of fishing. Boat rentals are available seasonally by the 225-acre Swift Creek Lake. The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, dedicated to Depression-era workers who helped build the state park system, is one of a handful in the nation. Two dining halls may be rented for meetings, weddings and special events. Rustic group facilities with primitive overnight cabins (bunkhouses) are available seasonally for larger groups.

    The park's 2,000-seat amphitheater hosts the Pocahontas Premieres series of concerts and family-friendly entertainment.

    Pocahontas State Park's location and 90 miles of trails make it particularly popular among bicyclists.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $35 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Richmond North - Kings Dominion KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Richmond North - Kings Dominion KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Richmond North - Kings Dominion KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Richmond North - Kings Dominion KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Richmond North - Kings Dominion KOA
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    Richmond North - Kings Dominion KOA

    23 Reviews
    34 Photos
    48 Saves
    Doswell, Virginia

    Welcome to the Richmond North - Kings Dominion KOA, a convenient and well-maintained campground near Doswell, VA. This spot is perfect for those looking to explore Kings Dominion theme park, as it's just a stone's throw away and even offers a free shuttle service to and from the park.

    The campground operates year-round and caters to a variety of camping styles, including tent camping, RVs, cabins, glamping, and even yurts. It's got all the essentials covered: drinking water, electric and sewer hookups, showers, and toilets. Plus, it's pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    One of the standout features here is the pool, which is a hit with families, especially during the warmer months. There's also a playground that keeps the younger kids entertained. If you're into grilling, you'll appreciate the picnic tables and BBQ areas scattered around the campground.

    Visitors have noted that the sites are generally well-kept and level, making setup a breeze. Some have mentioned that the campground can get a bit tight, but the friendly staff and clean facilities more than make up for it. If you're planning to visit Kings Dominion, consider arriving early to avoid the extra fee for early check-in.

    For those just passing through, this KOA makes for a great overnight stop. It's close to the interstate, making it easy to pull in, rest up, and continue your journey. Whether you're here for a quick stay or planning to explore the theme park, Richmond North - Kings Dominion KOA has got you covered.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Powhatan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Powhatan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Powhatan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Powhatan State Park Campground
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    Powhatan State Park Campground

    16 Reviews
    105 Photos
    194 Saves
    Goochland, Virginia

    Welcome to Powhatan State Park Campground, nestled near the charming town of Powhatan, VA. This spot is a gem for campers looking for a mix of comfort and nature. The campground offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, glamping options, and even yurts.

    One of the standout features here is the spacious and well-maintained sites. Visitors often rave about the cleanliness of the bathrooms and showers, which is always a plus when you're out in the wild. The campground is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    If you're into hiking, you're in for a treat. The park boasts well-marked trails that lead you through beautiful scenery and down to the river. Some campers have mentioned enjoying the wide, accessible trails right from their campsites. And if you're into biking, this place has got you covered with great paths to explore.

    For those who enjoy a good campfire, you'll be happy to know that fires are allowed, and there's firewood available for purchase. It's a perfect setup for those chilly nights when you want to cozy up by the fire.

    The campground is also big rig friendly, making it a convenient stop for RVers. Electric and sewer hookups are available, and there's a sanitary dump station on-site. Plus, if you need to stock up on essentials, there's a market nearby.

    Whether you're here for a peaceful retreat or an active outdoor experience, Powhatan State Park Campground has something for everyone. Enjoy your stay and make the most of the beautiful surroundings!

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

    $19 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Chickahominy Riverfront Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Chickahominy Riverfront Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Chickahominy Riverfront Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Chickahominy Riverfront Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Chickahominy Riverfront Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Chickahominy Riverfront Park

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    Chickahominy Riverfront Park

    19 Reviews
    80 Photos
    166 Saves
    Jamestown, Virginia

    Welcome to Chickahominy Riverfront Park, a fantastic spot near Williamsburg, VA. This place has got it all if you're into camping, kayaking, or just soaking up some beautiful river views. The park is open year-round, so you can plan your visit whenever it suits you.

    One of the standout features here is the riverfront access. You can fish off the pier, launch your kayak, or even rent one if you didn't bring your own. There's also a boat ramp for motorized boats, making it super convenient for those who love to be out on the water.

    The campground itself offers a mix of tent, RV, and glamping accommodations. Some sites are right by the river, offering stunning views and a nice breeze. Full hookups are available, and the facilities are well-maintained with clean bathhouses and a convenient dump station. There's also a camp store for any essentials you might need.

    For families, there's a playground and a fenced pool to keep the kids entertained. If you're into biking, you'll love the easy access to the Virginia Capital Trail, which runs from Richmond to Williamsburg. It's a great way to explore the local plantations, farms, and forests.

    If you're looking to explore beyond the campground, Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Busch Gardens are just a short drive away. You can even take a ferry ride across the river to enjoy a meal with a view.

    Overall, Chickahominy Riverfront Park offers a great mix of activities and amenities, making it a perfect spot for a relaxing getaway. Whether you're here for the fishing, the biking, or just to unwind by the river, you're in for a treat.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Williamsburg Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Williamsburg Campground
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    Williamsburg Campground

    27 Reviews
    78 Photos
    91 Saves
    Lightfoot, Virginia

    Known for its history and charm, Williamsburg is a fantastic destination full of exciting attractions and top-notch amenities that make this area a must-visit town. Camping in Williamsburg, Virginia, gives you all the benefits of exploring the city while taking in the beautiful natural scenery the area has on display. Sleep under the bright stars at our campground and be right in the middle of the action for a jam-packed family adventure.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Cozy Acres Campground RV Resort
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    Cozy Acres Campground RV Resort

    9 Reviews
    17 Photos
    51 Saves
    Powhatan, Virginia
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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Picture Lake Campground
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    Picture Lake Campground

    7 Reviews
    4 Photos
    15 Saves
    Petersburg, Virginia

    Family owned and operated by Ryan L Porter and Cathy H Branch, Picture Lake Campground offers a great camping experience for the whole family with so many fun things to do. We're situated next to the Virginia Motorsports Racetrack and the scenic Picture Lake. We're also convenient to Pamplin Park, Petersburg National Battlefield and Fort Lee Military Base.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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      Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground

      18 Reviews
      103 Photos
      143 Saves
      Cumberland, Virginia

      Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground, nestled near Cumberland, VA, is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature. This place has it all—whether you're into tent camping, RVing, or even glamping in a cabin. The campground is open year-round, so you can enjoy its beauty no matter the season.

      One of the standout features here is the lake. Visitors rave about the lake beach, perfect for swimming and paddle boating. If you're into fishing, you'll find plenty of spots to cast your line. The lakefront sites, especially in the Acorn loop, offer stunning views and easy access to the water. Just imagine waking up to a serene lake view every morning.

      The campground also boasts a well-maintained trail system. It's a paradise for hikers and those who love a good walk in the woods. The trails are well-marked and offer a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle. Plus, you might even spot some interesting wildlife—one camper mentioned seeing an albino squirrel!

      For those who prefer a bit more comfort, the cabins are a great option. They're clean, well-equipped with dishes, pots, and utensils, and some even offer beautiful water views. It's like having a cozy home right in the middle of nature.

      Families will appreciate the playground and picnic areas, making it easy to keep the kids entertained. And if you need any supplies, the on-site market has you covered. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

      Overall, Bear Creek Lake State Park Campground offers a fantastic mix of relaxation and outdoor activities. Whether you're here for a weekend or a longer stay, you're bound to have a memorable time.

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      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from Amelia Family Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Amelia Family Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Amelia Family Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Amelia Family Campground

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      Amelia Family Campground

      5 Reviews
      1 Photo
      11 Saves
      Amelia Court House, Virginia
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      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from Lake Anna State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Lake Anna State Park Campground
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      Lake Anna State Park Campground

      20 Reviews
      76 Photos
      165 Saves
      Mineral, Virginia

      Camping

      Lake Anna Campground offers sites with and without water and electric hookups, centrally located restrooms with hot showers, fire-rings, picnic tables and lantern holders. Half the sites may be specifically reserved; the rest are assigned upon arrival. A table showing site-specific sites can be found here (PDF). Click here for pictures of the sites.

      Bunkhouse

      One bunkhouse - No weekly requirement.

      The park rents a camping lodge (bunkhouse) that's next to the bathhouse in the north camping loop. The bunkhouse is not a full-service lodge. The north loop's bathhouse includes the only restroom facilities for your stay. It's a two-room trailer with seven bunk beds, a refrigerator, a microwave oven, a coffee pot and an air conditioner. The bunkhouse also has a charcoal grill and deck outside. Cooking and smoking are not permitted inside the lodge. Five vehicles are permitted with rental of the lodge; the daily parking fee must be paid for additional vehicles.

      Yurts

      Recreational yurts are a modern adaptation of an ancient nomadic shelter. Functionally speaking, it's a cross between a tent and a cabin. Lake Anna has four yurts in the back section of the campground and tucked neatly into a wooded area for privacy and extra shade. Each yurt has a large wooden deck and includes a ground-level picnic pad with a picnic table, fire-ring and separate cooking grill. Reservations are required. Parking for two cars per yurt is at the beginning of the "yurt village," and carts are available for moving items from there to the yurts on a gravel trail. Those with more than two vehicles must pay a daily parking fee and park in overflow lots located throughout the campground. Check-in is 4 p.m. and checkout is 10 a.m. The rental season begins on the first Friday in March and ends on the first Sunday in December. Cabin rental and cancellation policies apply. There is a two-night minimum rental during the rest of camping season.

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