There are many great reasons for camping in Virginia, including enjoying the glorious outdoors and dazzling views, getting back to nature, and of course, saving money so you can spend it on what's really important to you!
You know, things like shopping for amazing bargains at Premier Outlets Williamsburg...
...visiting amusement parks like Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Water Country USA, Kings Dominion, and Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg (look below for how to get discount tickets)...
...and seeing fabulous Virginia attractions (look below for how to see the for less!).
So where are the top places for camping in Virginia?
We've broken them down by the two major tourist areas: Virginia Beach and Williamsburg. We include information on amenities (what kind of hook-ups are available, whether they have pools, etc.), but not prices (since they vary so much according to the season). Just click on the area you're interested in and you'll find the contact information you need.
Campgrounds near the Virginia Beach Oceanfront
There is so much to do near the Virginia Beach Oceanfront-- from sun-loving to surfing to fishing, as well local attractions like Virginia Aquarium, Jungle Golf, renting bikes on the boardwalk, shopping, and eating at wonderful restaurants-- that camping is a great way to go since you'll have more money for all the sights and restaurants!
I've got four great campgrounds which I discuss in detail, ranging from really basic and back-to-nature, to full-service with summertime activities like ice cream socials, marshmallow roasts, and hayrides.
Click here to learn about Campgrounds near Virginia Beach, but off the beaten path (Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park - it's like Virginia the way Pocahontas saw it!)
Campgrounds near Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Busch Gardens
Camping is also an excellent way to enjoy nature while maximizing your funds for all that Williamsburg has to offer, including Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, Jamestown, and Yorktown.
Of course, tenting it isn't the only way to camp. Got an RV? Most of the campgrounds I'll share with you have great RV hookups, and some-- like Williamsburg KOA-- even have really nice cabins and some serious amenities, like hayrides, marshmallow roasts, and even a free shuttle to Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, and Williamsburg's Historic Area.
Click here to learn about campgrounds near Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Busch Gardens.
Looking for ways to save on travel in Virginia? We've put together attractions and things to do (like how to see Colonial Williamsburg for free) that won't cost you an arm and a leg. Check out these pages:
TIP: One thing to keep in mind no matter where you camp: Virginia DOES have mosquitos, so DO remember to bring bug repellent. Some places are worse than others (for example, swampy areas like the Great Dismal Swamp near Chesapeake, or Back Bay Wildlife Refuge are mosquitos havens), but don't kid yourself that you don't need Repel or DEET.
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