Smith Mountain Campground

Have you seen the amazing nature, majestic mountains, and picturesque lakes of Virginia before? No? Well, then you simply must book an RV in Franklin County. Where else are you going to find anything even close to camping at Smith Mountain Campground? Nowhere, that’s the answer to that question. At this RV park, you’ll be met with a homey, peaceful atmosphere that's found all over the campground - unless in the horseshoe pit, perhaps. Pets are welcome, there’s a pavilion for that special occasion, the kids can spend some of their energy at the playground, and at night, you can all sit by the campfire.RV camping at Smith Mountain Campground means full hookups with either 30 or 50 amp service, as well as a dump station on-site. If the campervan rental you’ve got your eyes on is on the larger side, that’s fine - most big rigs can be accommodated at this RV campground. You’ll have Wi-Fi to stay in touch with everybody back home (or to watch the latest episode of that show, of course), and a nice bathhouse for all your hygienic needs.The surrounding area is as authentic and rustic as the campground itself - at least some of it. The park is located on the foot of beautiful Smith Mountain, and the lake with the same name is also mere minutes from your RV rental at Smith Mountain Campground. You can also find fun things to do in the town of Penhook, and Rocky Mount, Pittsville, and Roanoke are also nearby. Experience the culture and history of the county by visiting museums and various attractions.The Great OutdoorsThe first stop for outdoor recreation is pretty obvious: it’s Smith Mountain Lake State Park, of course. You barely have to get into your Penhook camper rental to get here, and once you’ve arrived you won’t give any vehicle a second thought; not when there’s so much fun to have and beautiful things to see. Like go swimming, boating, or fishing, having a picnic in the wild, or check out the visitor center. Don’t forget to take some snaps of the amphitheater: it’s definitely something to show the grandkids.A bit farther from your Penhook campground but still nearby, you’ll find one of the few homes of the pretty, mythical fairy stones: Fairy Stone State Park. You might have heard legends about these rocks, or perhaps you just want a little peek of them - doesn’t matter. As long as you don’t forget to enjoy the lake - including the playground that’s actually in the water. Learn more about the fairy stones at the visitor center, where you can also get a closer look at them.It’s said that good things come in threes, so you might as well give Rocky Knob Recreation Area a visit since you’re renting an RV in the area. This park is not only a milepost on Blue Ridge Parkway (one of the most gorgeous and scenic drives in the country), but it’s also packed with native trees and wildflowers so beautiful and delicate that you wonder how they can withstand the softest breeze. Do some hiking, or go on a tour to learn more about this fantastic nature.

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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.

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After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.

Exploring the Area

It’s time to have a look around the local area, one of the most exciting parts about renting a camper near Smith Mountain Campground. Speaking of the mountain, you can give it a visit and learn all about the dam project, all while having the most amazing views. For the history buff, the Booker T Washington Museum is the place to be. Washington was born a slave, but did spectacular things once the Civil War had set him free - his influences can be felt today. This cabin is a fascinating showcase of how society has transformed and still is.There are many local establishments nearby, and you can taste amazing wine, tour the wineries, and have a little party in the sun. At some picturesque, rustic farms, you can go horseback riding - it really is an adventure and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Should you need some relaxation afterward, you can visit a local brewery and have a sip or two of their craft beer. It doesn’t get more relaxing than that.Are you ready to decide on a date, start writing a packing list, and hit the “book now” button to make sure that your Penhook travel trailer rental vacation will actually happen? Great - the sooner, the better!

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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


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.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


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.


How does check-in work?


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.