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3 Virginia Campgrounds We Stayed At This Year

    When we bought our RV, our main goal was to get out and see the country. We weren’t planning to do many weekend trips, but then we realized we had quite a camping itch while waiting for our big trip. Here are things we loved (and things we didn’t) about each of the three campgrounds in Virginia that we stayed at in 2021.

    Longwood Park Campground – Clarksville

    What we loved:
    -Quiet campground with pretty good privacy between most of the sites
    -Most sites are right on the lake or have their own little access trail
    -Playground (always a win)
    -Paved campground loops were perfect for biking
    -Our campsite was at a diagonal from the road which made backing in easy

    What we didn’t:
    -Not much to do in this area unless you’re on the water
    -We did not have cell signal at the campground

    Explore Park – Roanoke

    What we loved:
    -Convenient location, very close to everything in Roanoke
    -Very nice bathhouse with individual shower rooms
    -Hill into the campground was fun for the boys to bike down
    -Little cabins and yurts are also available to rent
    -Great trails here, even starting inside the park
    -Mayflower Park (with a huge disc golf course and playground) is 1.5 miles up the road

    What we didn’t:
    -Sites are very close with no privacy in between and no shade
    -Only a few sites, so it books up fast
    -Dump station is in a parking lot, so you might have trouble pulling close enough if the parking lot is full

    Cave Mountain Lake – Natural Bridge

    What we loved:
    -Easy dry camping experience. Our site got plenty of sun for solar and water is accessible at several spigots throughout the campground
    -It felt very private
    -Many of the sites are right on the creek
    -Very convenient site to Natural Bridge

    What we didn’t:
    -Rocks and trees at the edge of our campsite made backing in a little more difficult
    -The road is gravel, so not ideal for biking

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