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Monroe Bay Campground

Book a motorhome rental near Colonial Beach, Virginia, and you can camp at Monroe Bay Campground, a charming site on the banks of the Potomac River. Colonial Beach is located between Washington D.C. and Richmond, and when you're camping at Monroe Bay Campground, you can easily make your way to either city using Interstate 95. Its proximity to large cities combined with its fantastic location near the Potomac River makes this waterfront Colonial Beach campground an excellent place to base your explorations.The campsites at Monroe Bay Campground have water and electrical hookups and some have sewer connections too. There are dump stations on-site. Reserve one of the waterfront campsites and you can enjoy enchanting views of the river from the comfort of your motorhome rental. Bathrooms and shower facilities are in central locations throughout the park.Thanks to its brilliant positioning on the river, Monroe Bay Campground has a first-rate marina where guests can park and launch watercraft. On the shore, visitors can spend time at the white sand beach on Dickson Point, which is ideal for swimming and sunbathing. A playground and recreation room is available for children to use, and a fishing pier on the river gives anglers easy water access. Food and camping supplies are stocked at the campground store, with propane and firewood available.



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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

Between the recreation parks on the Potomac River and the amazing beaches lining the nearby Chesapeake Bay, there are several places where you can immerse yourself in nature. Westmoreland State Park has over a thousand acres to explore along the Potomac River, and the amazing Horsehead Cliffs overlooking it offer panoramic views. Here you can find a bevy of hiking trails winding through the woods, and there are cabins, historic sites, a boat ramp, a pool, a gift shop, and a visitor center too.Caledon State Park also rests alongside the Potomac River, north of Monroe Bay Campground. The park was once owned by the Alexander brothers, who founded Alexandria outside of the nation’s capital. Aside from its amazing waterfront where guests may fish, boat, or swim, the park is a wonderful place to hike. It was even designated a National Natural Landmark thanks to its old-growth tulip poplar forest.Belle Isle State Park is located south of Monroe Bay Campground on the Rappahannock River, another beautiful waterway with dazzling views and lots to offer. The park is home to a Georgian-style mansion as well as a colonial-revival style plantation house, two more historic sites to add to your list when you rent an RV near Monroe Bay Campground. There is an RV-friendly campground on-site, along with boat ramps, boat rentals, bike trails, hiking paths, and more.If you really want to feel awestruck by the beauty of Virginia, drive your motorhome rental west to Shenandoah National Park. Virginia’s lone national park is absolutely inspiring, especially when you drive along its famous Skyline Drive, traversing the Blue Ridge Mountains and all the jaw-dropping scenery that comes with the territory. Camp out beneath the stars, hike part of the Appalachian Trail, and enjoy the drive when you visit this national treasure in western Virginia.

City Sightseeing

When you're camping at Monroe Bay Campground, you’ll be near lots of wineries and vineyards in the area. The setting, however, is quite rural, so you’ll need to head into the city if you want to do some sightseeing. Fredericksburg has tons of historic homes and sites dating back to before the country was founded. The George Washington Ferry Farm, the Mary Washington House, and the Hugh Mercer Apothecary House account for a small fraction of the wonderful places you can see and learn about while visiting Fredericksburg. The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library celebrates and honors the country's fifth president. Housed in his original law practice building, this fantastic historic building has a wealth of information about the life of James Monroe and his presidency.Another historic site to check out is the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, full of antebellum mansions and historic battlefields from the Civil War. Two visitor centers help guests learn all about the storylines and past of the area and the implications of these events in American history.The Fredericksburg Area Museum is another fascinating place to visit when you rent an RV near Monroe Bay Campground. This lovely space tells the story of both Fredericksburg and Virginia, from the ancient native indigenous people who lived there for thousands of years to the first colonies back nearly 500 years ago. When you book an RV in Westmoreland County, you can also head to Washington D.C. and Richmond for endless numbers of attractions, sporting events, concerts, and museums.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.