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Family RV Campgrounds Danville VA

Traveling with children a long distance can be a real trial, but it doesn't have to be. Here are top 5 suggestions of how to keep them happy and yourself sane on a family trip.

Sleepy Hollow Lake & Campground
(434) 836-4880
Keeling, VA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Sports Field

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Lake Reidsville Recreation Park
(800) 421-7116, (336) 349-4738
630 Water Works Road
Reidsville, NC
Campground Availability
46 Total Camp/RV Sites, 46 Electric and Water, 25 Full Hookups, 6 Pull-Thru Sites, 21 Tent Sites,

Misty Mountain Camp Resort
(888) 647-8900
Greenwood, VA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Pond Fishing, Stream Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Utt's Campground
(276) 728-7203
Fancy Gap, VA
Campground Availability
1-May thru 1-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Play Equipment, Basketball, Sports Field

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Cozy Acres Campground/RV Resort
(804) 598-2470
Powhatan, VA
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 15-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Lake Reidsville Recreation Park (City Park)
(336) 349-4738
Reidsville, NC
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 1-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Clubs Welcome
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Coin Games, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Blue Ridge Nat'l Parkway (Rocky Knob Campground)
(540) 593-3503
Christiansburg, VA
Campground Availability
May thru Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Wood
Recreation
Hiking Trails

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Tom's Cove Park
(757) 336-6498
Chincoteague, VA
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Bike Rentals, Horseshoes, Sports Field

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Pohick Bay Regional Park*
(703) 339-6104
6501 Pohick Bay Dr
Lorton, VA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Float Trips, Canoeing, Kayaking, Mini Golf, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Riverside Campground
(276) 628-5333
Abingdon, VA
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 1-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Stream Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field

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by RA Manseau · 2 Comments  

Three children in car

ARE WE THERE YET? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if those words had never been invented! Traveling with children a long distance can be a real trial, but it doesn’t have to be. I have raised four children and have six grandchildren and I love taking them with me. I have learned what works well, what works for a while and what not to bother trying. (Don’t bother telling them to be quite or still! They really can’t do either very long.) Here are my top 5 suggestions of how to keep them happy and yourself sane on a family trip.

Preparations for Traveling with Children

Snacks

Children are always hungry and thirsty. It will cut down the whining if they don’t have to go hungry and thirsty the whole trip. When packing for the family trip plan mess free snacks, stay away from chocolate or any other melty sticky gooey food stuff that you don’t want to clean off the seats, floors and windows. Bring bottled water, and a felt tip pen to mark names on bottles. Don’t bring anything in the car that when spilled will make a sticky stain. Doesn’t Natural Law state, “The messier the mess the more likely the spill?”

Allow extra time

Depending on just how far your family trip is and how much time you have. Plan time for scheduled restroom breaks. Don’t let restroom stops be optional! If you plan restroom stops at even intervals and make everyone get out of the car and “try” to go, you will have a lot less, “But, I didn’t have to go then.” Even with scheduled stops there will be times when traveling with children that they need to “go.” And, there isn’t anything to do then but stop the car. But if you make them at least try to go potty at the scheduled stops, you will find the necessity for unplanned stops greatly reduced.

Little girl in puddle

Take extra clothes

It is inevitable that if you don’t take extra clothes on your family trip, you will end up at the store buying them or have a child that is cold and miserable for hours. Children spill, fall down, find puddles and wet there pants. That is just the way they are, they really can’t help it! Bring a plastic bag to put the wet clothes into so they aren’t soaking into the carpet or worst case scenario, stinking up the car. It only takes an extra few minutes of preparation to save a lot of bother later.

On the Family Trip

Be free

Family trips are about everyone in the family having a good time. Children love to feel empowered and free. They love to think that you put everything on hold for them. One of the best memories I hear my children talk about was a time when we were on a 6 hour drive home and we passed a sign on the freeway that said, “Zoo next exit” They were tickled pink when I said, “Do you want to go to the zoo?” The choice was theirs, they were empowered, and by doing something totally off the plan they felt free. (So did I) We got home a little later than I had planned and I was tired the next day. But, I wo...

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