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Camping at Camptown Campground is ideal for anybody looking to camp in the heart of Virginia's wilderness. This RV park offers a tranquil camping experience aimed at taking campers back to simpler times. The campground features a few fun activities, including nature trails, a picnic pavilion, and outdoor games such as lawn bowling and horseshoes. Additionally, Camptown Campground provides its campers with WiFi access, just in case you need to stay connected. Pets are welcome here, so feel free to bring your pup along.Parking your motorhome rental at Camptown Campground is simple. This small campground has roughly 20 gravel sites complete with full hookups that support 30/50 amp electricity. Big rig sites are available, and some of the campsites allow for pull-through access. Campsites at Camptown Campground feature a few added extras such as a fire ring and a picnic table so you can make the most of your beautiful surroundings. Amenities at the campground include washing machines, showers, and bathrooms.When you book an RV in central Virginia, you'll be a stone's throw from Virginia's capital, Richmond, a historic city full of exciting attractions and cultural delights. If you don't feel like straying far from the campground, Petersburg is the nearest city and provides a few interesting and enjoyable attractions. There are lots of natural areas to explore near Petersburg, such as the James River and some state parks.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

There are several state parks to visit when you rent an RV near Petersburg. One of the closest is Pocahontas State Park, which is one of the biggest parks in the area and covers woodlands and prairies surrounding the 225-acre Swift Creek Lake. There's an extensive trail system to explore at this state park, which consists of 64 miles of trails that lead along the lake and through the verdant forest. There are also 13 miles of bridle trails. The park is ideal for swimming, as there is an aquatic center that has a toddler pool, as well as an adult swimming pool, and two waterslides. Fishing and boating are popular at the lake; however, no motor-powered boats are allowed. Hunting is also a favorite pastime at this state park.Petersburg campers may want to explore the James River during their stay. One of the best ways to experience the river is by visiting the historic Chippokes Plantation State Park. This park consists of pastures and woodlands surrounding the Chippoke Plantation, which is one of the longest continually operating plantations in the country. As well as this plantation, visitors can experience the past at the Chippokes Farm and Forestry Museum. There are also 12 miles of trails to explore, which will take you through nearby pastures and woods. Swimming is possible at this park, and there's an Olympic-sized swimming pool on-site. The James River is an excellent spot for watersports, such as fishing and boating.If you're looking to get farther away from civilization, consider a trip to Twin Lakes State Park. This park covers over 500 acres of lush forest and surrounds Prince Edward and Goodwin lakes. There are six miles of trails at this park that afford views across the lakes and shady strolls through the woods. There's a swimming beach which is perfect for taking a dip in the lake, and fishing and boating are also popular pastimes. Catfish, largemouth bass, and sunfish can all be caught in these lakes.

Exploring the City

Any motorhome camper staying near Petersburg will want to take a trip to Richmond. The city is full of cultural activities and is well-known for its abundance of museums. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most popular museums in the city and contains over 35,000 pieces of art in its permanent collection, ranging from African tribal sculpture to modern pop art. Some of the highlights from the museum's collection include Faberge eggs, works by Frank Lloyd Wright, and paintings by Goya.Literary fans will want to plan a visit to the Edgar Allen Poe Museum. Poe lived in Richmond for most of his life and wrote many of his most famous works in the city. At this museum, visitors can learn more about Poe's life and work, with a collection of artifacts belonging to the man himself. Visitors can even see famous places where Edgar Alen Poe wrote some of his poems, including Poe's Enchanted Garden.While camping at Camptown Campground, you can also plan a visit to the beautiful Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. This botanical garden is over 100 years old and consists of 50 acres of exotic and local flora. There are ornate greenhouses filled with rare plants, including a cherry tree walk, a rose garden, and much more. This garden is a must-see for any budding botanist.


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Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

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A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.