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Do a little search for an RV in Franklin County, and have a look at camping at Goose Dam Campground. Why? Because here you’ll get a truly cozy experience, being one with nature while having all the comfort of a great RV park. There’s a bathhouse with hot showers, facilities to do your laundry if you’ve managed to get stains on your clothes while exploring the great outdoors, and for your RV rental there are full hookups - and you can stay both short and long term, it’s totally up to you.
RV camping at Goose Dam Campground isn’t just comfort and convenience; it’s a whole lot of fun as well. There’s a lovely catch-and-release fishing pond, as well as a stream running through the wooded area where you’ll park your rental motorhome - and there’s a fire pit on every single site. You can get both ice and firewood at the campground to ensure you’ll have the best of picnics, and if the kids are full of energy when you’re in the mood for some relaxation, just let them investigate the playground. It’ll be quiet enough for an afternoon nap in no time.
If you’ve decided to rent a camper near Goose Dam Campground, you need to get out and take a look at the surroundings. Check out the beautiful town of Rocky Mount, or exciting little Ferrum, or even Martinsville - packed with fantastic experiences such as the race track. If it’s stunning vistas that you want, Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most stunning drives in the country and runs past your Rocky Mount camper rental.
One of the Blue Ridge Parkway mileposts is Rocky Knob Recreation Area, where you can do more than just look at the mesmerizing vistas. Like hike through the amazing nature, full of native trees and delicate wildflowers, or go on guided tours to get to know more about the area. Sit down for a picnic, and try to spot all the fauna in the park. You can also stay at Rocky Knob Cabins, built in the ‘30s. How’s that for living history.
If you’d like even more outdoor activities and don’t mind getting wet, steer that Martinsville RV rental toward Smith Mountain Lake State Park. As the name suggests, you’ll find a big lake, perfect for swimming, boating, rowing, and paddling. It’s also an ideal spot for fishing, whether you want to do it from a boat or from the picturesque pier, and you can have a picnic, and visit both the visitors center and amphitheater. It’s just one of those places that seem to have it all.
If you haven’t quite had enough fun in the water, there’s always Fairy Stone State Park, where you can do all the lake activities (such as paddling, fishing, swimming, and rowing), and also go play at the playground - in the water. That’s definitely the best place for a playground. Don’t agree? There’s one on dry land too, don’t worry. Here you can also see the mythical fairy stones that gave the park its name and just spend some time outside.
It’s time to park your motorhome rental at Goose Dam Campground and go on a little local adventure. One of the best places for this is Martinsville, where you can go watch a NASCAR race and marvel at the noise, the speed, and the skills of the drivers. For anyone looking for something a bit less loud, there’s the Virginia Museum of Natural History, which displays not only the local history, but also African mammals, prehistoric fossils, and enormous ice age creatures - you might even spot a dinosaur or two (or at least some footprints).
For some more recent history, you can check out the Heritage Center & Museum, inside the historic courthouse showcasing antiques, artifacts, and photographs from times gone by. There are items from the Civil War, Native American artifacts, and things from the farms and plantations of the pioneer era. Afterward, you can check out the art, music, and culture of Martinsville, and you can experience some more sports, like soccer and lacrosse. Visit the farms just outside of town, and don’t forget to have some of the tasty food. You can have burgers and subs, try some Italian or Mexican cuisine, or devour a delicious hot dog - and, of course, you can get some amazing barbecued ribs.
There’s also a farmers market and many a café, so anyone renting a camper near Goose Dam Campground won’t go hungry - neither physically nor mentally.