Camping in Virginia

Camping in Virginia (known as “The Old Dominion”) allows you to explore Shenandoah National Park and 37 state parks. From the Coastal Plain to the Piedmont and the Blue Ridge Mountains, campers can stay in campgrounds within beautiful forests or on coastal beaches. Day trips might include visiting the historical reenactment town Colonial Williamsburg, resort city Virginia Beach, or seeing the wild horses of Assateague Island National Seashore.

Camping in Virginia - John Brighenti
Photo: John Brighenti
Camping in Virginia - MatthewBenson
Photo: MatthewBenson
Camping in Virginia - danielle.brigida
Photo: danielle.brigida
Camping in Virginia - Judy Gallagher
Photo: Judy Gallagher
Camping in Virginia - vastateparksstaff
Photo: vastateparksstaff


Top-rated campgrounds in Virginia

1 Reviews

Shenandoah National Park

Hawksbill Mountain is a mountain with an elevation of 4,050 feet (1,234 m). Marking the border between Madison County and Page County in Virginia, the summit of Hawksbill Mountain is the highest point in Shenandoah National Park, as well as the highest point in both Madison and Page counties. The north face of Hawksbill Peak is a 2,500-foot (760 m) drop into Timber Hollow, which is the largest ...

More information
1 Reviews

First Landing State Park

First Landing State Park (formerly Seashore State Park) offers recreational opportunities at Cape Henry in the independent city of Virginia Beach, Virginia. As the first planned state park of Virginia, First Landing is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Seashore State Park Historic District. A portion of the park is listed as a National Natural Landmark as part of the Seasho...

More information

Philpott Lake

Philpott Lake is a reservoir in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is impounded by Philpott Dam. The lake is at an elevation of 974 feet (297 m), covers an area of 2,900 acres (12 km2), and has a shoreline length of 100 miles (160 km). Philpott Lake extends into Franklin, Henry, and Patrick counties, Virginia. It is bordered by 6,424 acres (26.00 km2) of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed lands. ...

More information

Grayson Highlands State Park

Grayson Highlands State Park is a state park located in Grayson County, Virginia, United States. It is adjacent to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area and lies within the Jefferson National Forest. The park was established in 1965 and contains a total of 4,502 acres (1,822 ha). The park hosts a number of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, mountainbiking, horseback riding, and...

More information

Pocahontas State Park

Pocahontas State Park is a state park located in Chesterfield, Virginia, United States, not far from the state capitol of Richmond. The park was laid out by the Civilian Conservation Corps along the Swift Creek, and at 7,919 acres (32.05 km2) is Virginia's largest state park. In 2015, the park welcomed 1,142,601 visitors. The park is named after Chief Powhatan's daughter Pocahontas.

More information

Shenandoah River State Park

Shenandoah River Raymond R. "Andy" Guest Jr. State Park, known generally as Shenandoah River State Park, is a state park near the town of Bentonville, Virginia, United States. The park was established in 1994, and covers 1,619 acres (6.55 km2) along the South Fork Shenandoah River. It was named for Virginia Delegate Andy Guest, long a resident of the area.

More information

John H Kerr Dam And Reservoir

The John H. Kerr Reservoir (often called Kerr Lake in North Carolina and Bugg's Island Lake in Virginia) is a reservoir along the border of the U.S. states of North Carolina and Virginia. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed the John H. Kerr Dam across the Roanoke River between 1947 and 1952 to produce hydroelectricity as well as for flood control. Kerr Lake is the largest lake in Virgi...

More information


How to scan Virginia parks for cancellations

Is the Virginia park you want to camp at sold out? We can help! Campers often cancel their camping reservations. Campnab monitors Virginia parks and can text you when a suitable campsite one opens up! 🙂

Browse parks in Virginia

A map of campgrounds in Virginia


Campnab scans these Virginia parks for cancellations


Get notified when a sold-out campground has availability

Tell us when, where, and how long you want to camp for. We’ll notify you (via SMS) when a suitable spot opens up at that campground—so you can nab that sold-out campsite reservation!

Create a scan