Sherando Lake Group Camp
Known locally as the jewel of the mountains this serene location offers camping, fishing, swimming on a sandy beach. There are a number of natural springs to cool off in as you hike during the summer months. Within 10 miles of the camp ground there is a golf course and ski resort, the nearest grocery store is just 15 minute drive to Stuarts Draft. You can also watch a fun summertime program at the amphitheater. Sites here can accommodate any size RV rental but the roads getting in can be a bit tricky. If you are a little nervous driving your RV rental choose a sub 30' to easily access this great location.
Located on the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you will have access to trails that will take you to waterfalls, caves, and the James River where you can do some rafting and tubing. If you want to experience history this is also a prime location since you'll be close to Monticello, Ash Lawn Highland and the Michie Tavern where you can eat an 18th century lunch. You can also have lunch and dine at nearby downtown Charlottesville. KOA quality ensures a fun stay in your RV rental.
Monticello was Thomas Jefferson?s primary plantation and this is where his burial is located, today this UNESCO World Heritage site has 2,500 acres preserved for historical education and can be viewed year round. You can see Monticello through the eyes of the Hemings Family, the best documented enslaved family in the U.S. You can marvel at the neoclassical mansion set on top of an 850 foot summit in the Southwest Mountains. This American style villa is filled with beautiful gardens and preserved structures that will make you feel like you are reliving history.
Misty Mountain Camp Resort
Also located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and with 50 acres to explore, there are plenty of outdoor activities within reach at the Misty Mountain Camp. You can fish in the pond, take a dip in the pool, play volleyball or basketball, and if you?re tired of physical activity you can watch live music and dances. Historic Charlottesville is just 20 minutes away but you can also visit local breweries, apple orchards, museums and do some wine tasting in Nelson county. With both wooded and shaded sites you are sure to find the right RV sites for your RV rental.
Shenandoah Valley KOA
The beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia is home to the Harrisonburg / Shenandoah Valley KOA, which is an easy 3 mile drive from the interstate and offers great camping facilities, including big rig friendly pull thru sites, camping cabins, deluxe cabins, and tenting. The Shenandoah Valley KOA in Harrisonburg, Virginia, is a very peaceful park that boasts several full hookup RV sites which are also supplied with cable TV and free wifi, though the wifi can be a bit intermittent on account of the surrounding mountainous area. Visitors to the campground can enjoy warm days and cool nights at the foot of Massanutten Mountain, and it's just a short drive to local art galleries, wineries, Civil War battlefields and the magnificent Skyline Drive along the Blue Ridge Mountains. At the campground visitors can relax by the swimming pool, fish in the pond or hike the trail into George Washington National Forest.
Shenandoah National Park
Waterfalls, spectacular views, quiet wooded hollows, take a hike and or drive and discover Skyline Drive and sample whisky or wine, or picnic with the family. It has 200,000 acres of protected wilderness lands where you can find deer, songbirds and bears. The park is wedged between Shenandoah River and Valley on the west side, and the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont on the east. You can reconnect with nature on one of the many trails
University of Virginia
A beautiful sprawling campus rich with history, founded by Thomas Jefferson, it is no wonder that this has also been named a UNESCO World Heritage site. Free guided tours of the Rotunda and Lawn are also provided year-round, where you can admire the gardens and beautiful architecture and learn about local history. The University Bookstore is a great source of books, souvenirs, and information about the University and surrounding area. And you can check out the corner, which are several student shops, bookstores, cafes, and night spots located close to the university.
White Oak Lavender Farm
One of the best loved attractions in Harrisonburg, Virginia, is the charming White Oak Lavender Farm, set in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. This family owned farm grows a wide variety of lavender from which is made lovely soaps, lotions, creams, and aromatherapy products for visitors to purchase. They have also created several wonderful places designated for visitors to sit and relax while enjoying the countryside and beautiful mountain views. A petting area set among beautiful gardens at the farm gives both adults and children plenty of interaction with friendly rabbits, goats, miniature horses, sheep, alpacas, hens, and ducks. On site is a fragrant smelling Lavender Shop where everything is lavender, and visitors can buy many special hand made products including lavender ice cream, lavender jelly, and lavender blueberry jam. There is also a "U-Pick" for the lavender flower buds during the summer and fall bloom seasons. And, if you just need some time out, the rocking chairs on the front porch are inviting and relaxing.