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When you are looking at RV rentals in Albemarle County, you may also want to check out the Charlottesville KOA campground in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. It is the second-oldest KOA east of the Mississippi and has been recognized with KOA’s President’s Award. Campground amenities include a swimming pool in season, fishing, a jump pad, a playground, a nature trail and pond, sports fields, bike rentals, a pavilion, restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, and Wi-Fi. Firewood and propane are available for sale. Themed and holiday weekends are celebrated throughout the year at this action-packed, family-friendly KOA. Pets are welcome here too, and there is a dog park.RV sites can accommodate vehicles up to 65 feet and offer partial to full shade. Sites are either pull-through or back-in, and some have patios. Sites include either full hookups or water and electric hookups, picnic tables, fire rings, and cable. Service is 20, 30, or 50 amps. There is also a central trash dumpster. When RV camping at Charlottesville KOA, you'll have all the comforts of home.



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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

You can spend some time at the Shenandoah National Park while camping at Charlottesville KOA. The park covers over 200,000 acres and features waterfalls, mountains and vistas, wooded areas, and much more. Nearly 200 resident and transient bird species, dozens of mammal species, over 20 reptile and amphibian species, and over 40 fish species, as well as an unknown number of insects, spiders, and other invertebrates live in the park. Outdoor recreational activities include hiking, horseback riding, fishing, rock climbing, biking, stargazing, and nature and wildlife viewing and photography. Ranger programs, interactive exhibits, and special events are held throughout the year. The Shenandoah National Park Association bookstore offers a wide selection of park hiking books, maps, guides, educational materials, gifts, and souvenirs. On-site restaurants offer regional cuisine produced with local, farm-fresh ingredients as well as craft brews and local wines.Enjoy a visit to Walnut Creek Park, which is only two miles when you're Charlottesville KOA camping. The park features swimming, fishing for sunfish and largemouth bass, bike trails, and disc golf. Bike trail and disc golf maps can be downloaded. Canoe and kayak rentals are available. There are also picnic shelters, tables, grills, and restrooms in season. A “take a book, leave a book” Little Library is located in the kiosk area.The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are also easily accessible when you are renting an RV in the area. The two national forests cover one of the largest blocks of public land in the eastern United States and comprise nearly 1.8 million acres with 2,340 miles of perennial streams, 12 National Recreation Trails totaling 143 miles, and the 140,000-acre Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Within the forests, there are also National Scenic Areas, National Forest Scenic Byways, and 23 Wildernesses. Outdoor recreation activities include beaches and dunes, biking, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, nature viewing, orienteering, picnicking, rock and mineral collecting, water activities, and winter sports.

Exploring the Area

As a university town, Charlottesville is sophisticated and diverse, and you will very much enjoy your time with a campervan rental here. It is also a historically significant city with Monticello, the Rotunda, and the grounds of the University of Virginia designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You won’t want to miss the museums, music performances, art galleries, or antiques either. Some of the special events that take place here every year include the Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival, Historic Garden Week, and the Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival. Make sure to check out the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Virginia Is For Lovers for updated information on area attractions, events, promotions, and visitors’ guides.On April 9, 1865, the Civil War ended with a surrender at Appomattox Court House. Appomattox Court House is now a National Historical Park where visitors who are camping at Charlottesville KOA can educate themselves and experience a piece of history. Guided tours, living history talks, ranger programs, and special events are available for all ages. Exhibits and artifacts are on display, and there is a theater in the visitor center, showing films every half-hour. There is also a bookstore with educational materials, books and toys, merchandise, and gifts and souvenirs.As a sophisticated, diverse university town, Charlottesville offers plenty of restaurants ranging from ethnic eateries and fine dining to home cooking and the barbecue that the South is famous for. You’ll probably need to refill your tank as well as your tummy while you’re here and there are plenty of service stations, truck stops, and convenience stores, where either gasoline or diesel fuel can be found easily.


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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

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

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

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

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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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.