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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.
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.
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.