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If you're searching for a beautiful camping destination that's easily accessible from Washington D.C., Richmond, and a host of other major centers, look no further than Lake Anna State Park.

Located around 40 minutes southwest of Fredericksburg and just over a couple of hours from the national capital, this pristine park is home to one of the most popular lakes in Virginia. Swimming, fishing, and boating are all popular pastimes in the park, while there are also some 15 miles of trails to keep hikers and nature lovers entertained.

And with a 46-site campground that can accommodate motorhomes of up to 60 feet, Lake Anna State Park is made for RV camping vacations. Let's take a closer look at the activities you can enjoy in the park during your visit.

Getting Outdoors

As you'd expect based on the park's name, much of the activity in Lake Anna State Park centers on the lake itself. The pretty lake is a popular attraction all year round, but especially during the summer months when swimmers flock to the area.

From Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day, guarded beach swimming is available at Lake Anna's scenic, sandy beach. It's the perfect way to cool off at the height of summer, but please note that a fee applies if you want to swim in the gated area. It can also get quite busy on the hottest days of the year, so don't expect to have the beach all to yourself.

If you'd prefer to be on rather than in the water, Lake Anna is also an excellent fishing spot. Bream, crappie, largemouth bass, and several other freshwater species can be caught in its waters, and a public boat launching ramp is provided.

If you don't have a boat, there are plenty of spots where you can fish from the bank. Or, you might like to let your kids cast a line in the two-acre fishing pond located near the park's visitors' center.

The other main way to spend your time in Lake Anna State Park is to take a hike. Eleven trails wind their way through the park, providing some 15 miles of hiking to enjoy. The one-mile Fisherman's Trail offers an easy stroll for any angler looking for a good fishing spot, while those looking for something more strenuous might like to tackle the three-mile Gold Hill Trail.

Speaking of gold, the Lake Anna area was once the site of a prosperous gold mine, following the discovery of the precious metal there in the 1800s. Today, you can trace the history of gold mining in the region at the visitors' center, while guided tours of the Goodwin Gold Mine are also available.

Camping at Lake Anna State Park

If you want to camp in Lake Anna State Park, search for an RV in Spotsylvania County and then find yourself a site in the park's campground. There are 46 sites to choose from, including:

  • 23 standard sites. These sites have no hookups but can accommodate RVs of up to 60 feet. Modern restrooms and hot showers are nearby, while picnic tables, steel fire rings, and lantern holders are all provided.
  • 23 electric and water sites. These sites offer water and electrical (20-, 30-, and 50-amp) hookups and can accommodate RVs of up to 60 feet. They also offer easy access to restrooms and showers, with picnic tables, steel fire rings, and lantern holders provided as well.

Half of the sites in the Lake Anna State Park campground can be reserved in advance, while the remaining sites are first-come, first-served. If you're keen to get a campfire going, you can purchase firewood from the park office.

If you're traveling with friends or family who don't have an RV rental, they might want to spend the night in the other accommodation options available in the park. These include cabins, camping lodges, and yurts.

Exploring the Area

When you're ready to call time on your Lake Anna State Park RV camping adventure, you don't have to head home straight away. In fact, you'll find plenty of other great destinations within easy reach of this wonderful state park.

If you're fascinated by Civil War history, head northeast to Fredericksburg to explore the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. If you'd prefer to get back to nature, the breathtaking wilderness of Shenandoah National Park is less than an hour to the west.

Alternatively, you might like to head to a major center, in which case Richmond is around an hour's drive away. While you're there, be sure to tour the excellent Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and take a stroll around the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

When you rent a camper near Lake Anna State Park, you won't have to go far to find attractions and experiences worth enjoying. Whatever type of vacation you're planning, you'll find plenty to see and do in this beautiful part of Virginia.

RV Rentals in Lake Anna State Park, VA

Lake Anna State Park, VA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Lake Anna State Park. Outdoorsy's Lake Anna State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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