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Twin Lakes State Park
Guide

Introduction

Get away from the stresses of life and travel to Twin Lakes State Park in Virginia’s Piedmont region for some great RV camping. As a perfect getaway in the woods, this 548-acre historic park is an experience not to miss. The intimate setting of two lakes, the 15-acre Goodwin Lake and 36-acre Prince Edward Lake, provides adventure enthusiasts with options during their stay. Camp overnight at one of the 33 single-family RV campsites with water and electrical hookups.

Whether you are visiting during the in-season or the off-season, there is plenty to do for everyone. Grab the bathing suits and sunscreen so you can enjoy the swimming beach. But don’t forget the fishing gear because there are some hungry fish out there too. If you would rather play in the woods, there are 14 miles of trails to be hiked, biked, and ridden by horse. Boating is also allowed on both lakes, and there are boat launches at each one.

Located in the Prince Edward-Gallion State Forest, this immaculate park will be a perfect place to park your motorhome and enjoy a tranquil getaway. This is an excellent place for stargazing and to catch your breath from your busy life. RV visitors have praised the camp staff as they are always willing to help with any questions that you have during your stay. From lakeside picnicking to fishing, get out here and relax in the Virginia Commonwealth - what are you waiting for?

RV Rentals in Twin Lakes State Park

Transportation

Driving

One of the few parks located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, this awesome park is off the beaten path and perfect for a scenic drive. The park is just off of US-360 in the middle of the state and on the edge of the Prince Edward-Gallion State Forest, easy to get to from anywhere. Only a short drive from Farmville (the town, not the online game), this popular park is an hour drive southwest from Richmond and approximately a three-hour drive from the Virginia Beach and Norfolk area.

While you are out in the middle of Virginia, take the time to stop in at Sailor’s Creek State Park in the small town of Rice just 11 miles to the north. History buffs will love the Civil War Memorial Site and the site of Lee’s Retreat. If you want to see some more history, head to Robert Russa Moton Museum in Farmville about 17 miles to the northwest.

Once you get to Twin Lakes State Park, you should have no trouble getting around with your RV. The roads are paved and well cared for but take it slow and watch out for other park visitors that may be out running around. There is also a lot of wildlife in the park that may meander out onto the road. Once you park the rig, get out and explore on foot or bike.

Parking

Public Transportation

Campgrounds and parking in Twin Lakes State Park

Campsites in Twin Lakes State Park

Reservations camping

Twin Lakes State Park Campground

Have double the fun by bringing your RV to Twin Lakes! Get outside and enjoy one of the 33 pet-friendly sites at Twin Lakes State Park. Off the beaten path, this wooded wonderland is tucked right in the middle of both lakes. A mixture of pull-through and back-in sites, each site offers electricity and water hookups.

RV length limits range from 20 to 36 feet so check this when making your reservation. The campground is great for the small to medium-sized RVs and leveling blocks might be helpful during your stay. This is a great place to make new friends as sites are near each other. The park provides campers with drinking water, flush toilets, showers, and a sanitation dump station.

Visitors note that you may need to drive between lakes as Prince Edward Lake is designated for swimming and the other is for cabins and the Cedar Crest Conference Center. Bring your boat as the park does offer boat ramps. Don’t have a boat? You can rent one here. A perfect place to gaze at the stars, reel-in your dinner while fishing, and enjoy your catch over an open fire at your campsite. An amazing camping experience for all - beginners and moderates - you’ll find that staying at Twin Lake State Park is a breeze.

First-come first-served

Twin Lakes State Park Campground

Decided to take a last-minute getaway? Consider Twin Lakes State Park as half of the sites at the campground are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A perfect place for all seasons, set-up your camping equipment and get ready to have a great time at Twin Lakes State Park. There are two sections to the RV campsites. Some camping sites can accommodate medium-sized RVs while small RVs are best in others. All sites feature both water and electrical hookups.

Bring your furbabies along for the fun. Just make sure you keep them on a leash or in the RV at all times during your stay at Twin Lakes State Park. Length limits for motorhomes and trailers vary from 20 to 36 feet, so you will want to check that when picking a spot to camp. Also, you may want to consider bringing leveling blocks since some of the parking pads are not level.

Alternate camping

Cabins

Just to the east of Prince Edward Lake, you can find 10 cozy cabins that are so cute you may want to stay even longer than you thought. And you can bring your furbabies too. The cabins range from two bedrooms that sleep four, two bedrooms that sleep six, and three bedrooms that sleep eight. Cabins one and two are ADA-accessible, have three bedrooms with bedding, two bathrooms, gas fireplaces, and a porch with rocking chairs. Cabin five has two bedrooms for up to four people with one bathroom and an open floor plan.

The rest of the cabins have two bedrooms that can sleep up to six people, wood fireplaces, and one bathroom. Cabins nine and 10 have waterfront views and screened porches as well. All of the cabins have full kitchens with appliances, cookware, and dinnerware. Outside you can find a picnic table, fire ring, BBQ grill, and lantern hanger. Reservations are required and can be made up to 11 months in advance.

Lodges

Twin Lakes State Park also has two pet-friendly lodges for larger families and groups of up to 16 people. These are located near the cabins on the east side of Prince Edward Lake. The lodges are huge with six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an open floor plan with a large living room and dining area. The cozy living room has comfortable seating and a gas log fireplace. The kitchen is well stocked with all appliances including a dishwasher and enough cookware and dinnerware for all.

Even though nobody wants to do laundry while on vacation, it is nice to know that the lodges have a washer and dryer just in case you need them. One set of towels and linens are supplied for each person and all the beds have comfy bedding. For those who want to hang around outside, there’s picnic tables, barbecue pits, and fire rings as well as lantern hangers so you can see what you are doing. Reservations are required and can be made up to 11 months prior to your visit.

Seasonal activities in Twin Lakes State Park

Off-Season

State Park Educational Program

A meaningful and powerful way of involving students of all ages to learn more about their surroundings and the importance of nature preservation, these programs are ones you won't want to miss. Offered each month, activities promote critical thinking and enable participants to investigate, research, and learn more about the habitats and wildlife of Twin Lakes State Park. From nature hikes, canoe trips, campfire programs, and children’s programs, there is something for everyone during their RV visit here.

Winter Craft Series

Spend your Saturdays together as a family by creating art with your own hands during the park’s Winter Craft Series. During the winter weekends, RV visitors are invited to participate in a variety of activities to learn and enjoy the nature that surrounds you. From making an all-natural bird feeder to sun catchers, these events are at no extra charge and a great opportunity to educate the next generation about the importance of nature. If you aren’t visiting during the Winter Craft Series, you can always do your own nature crafts. Use some fallen leaves to make leaf rubbings or color some rocks with the kids. They’ll love it and so will you!

Fall for Twin Lakes Festival

Come out in the fall and enjoy family fun and activities with the background of beautiful fall colors. Decorate your RV and participate in the best-decorated campsite contest before welcoming area trick-or-treaters. The contest champion takes home a gift card from Virginia State Parks. For those who want a scarier experience, check out Haunting on the Lake, a half-mile walk of horror in the forest of Prince Edward-Gallion during the evening hours. Make plans to ride on the hayrides, let the kids take turns in the bounce house or play in the corn play pit - there is so much to enjoy!

In-Season

Stargazing

Pack that telescope in the rig. If you enjoy looking at the stars, Twin Lakes State Park is the perfect place to do it. As long as the night is not super cloudy, sit out under the stars and see how many constellations you can remember from when you were a kid. If you brought your kids with you, they may be able to name more than you if they are still teaching that in school. Either way, sitting under a million stars with your loved ones is something you will never forget.

Archery Range and Archery 101

Hit your target while staying at the state park by shooting at the park’s archery range. If you are new to archery, you can participate in Archery 101. The class is available year-round, giving you a chance to learn range safety, technique, and accuracy - perfect for team building or for improving your accuracy skills. Introduce your children to the world of bow sports by having them participate in the park’s Junior Ranger Archery Academy. To sign-up, contact the park’s main office.

Hiking

Be sure to pack your good walking shoes and a backpack in your motorhome so you can hike on some of the great trails in the park. For a quick and easy walk, try Between the Lakes 0.3-mile trail that takes you from one lake to the other, hence the name. Another easy trail that is a bit longer, the 1.1-mile Goodwin Lake Trail, meanders easily along the banks of Goodwin Lake. For a more difficult and longer hike, try the 2.9-mile Otter’s Path Trail, which will take you on a long and challenging trek through the woods and around Prince Edward Lake. If that isn’t enough for you, head next door to Prince Edward-Gallion State Forest where you can explore the eight miles of the Prince Edward-Gallion Multiuse Trail.

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