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Family RV Campgrounds Fredericksburg 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.

KOA-Fredericksburg/Washington DC*
(800) 562-1889
7400 Brookside Lane
Fredericksburg, VA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Bike Rentals, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Wilderness Presidential Resorts
(540) 972-7471
Spotsylvania, VA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Control Access Gate, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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MILITARY PARK (Fort A.P. Hill Campground)
(804) 633-8219
Bowling Green, VA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Pond Fishing, Tennis, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Fredericksburg/Washington DC KOA
(800) 421-7116, (540) 898-7252
7400 Brookside Lane
Fredericksburg, VA
Campground Availability
117 Total Camp/RV Sites, 117 Electric and Water, 36 Full Hookups, 45 Max RV Length, 40 Pull-Thru Sites,
Services
Cable TV, Dump Station, Group Area, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Internet Access at Site, Internet Access at Specific Locations in Park, Laundry, Propane, Store, WiFi,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room, Boating, Canoe Rentals, Fishing, Kayak Rentals, Non-motorized Boat Rentals, Playground, Swimming Pool,

Longwood Recreation Area (COE-John H Kerr Reservoir)
(434) 738-6143
Clarksville, VA
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground

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Aquia Pines Camp Resort*
(540) 659-3447
3071 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Stafford, VA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Playground, Mini Golf, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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MILITARY PARK (Lunga Park Quantico-Marine Base)
(703) 784-5270
Quantico, VA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Prince William Forest Park-NPS (Oak Ridge)
(703) 221-7181
Triangle, VA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Lake Fishing, Stream Fishing, Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails

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Aquia Pines Camp Resort
(800) 421-7116, (540) 659-3447
3071 Jefferson Davis Highway
Stafford, VA
Campground Availability
125 Total Camp/RV Sites, 68 30 Amp Service, 35 50 Amp Service, 125 Electric and Water, 80 Full Hookups, 45 Max RV Length, 90 Pull-Thru Sites, 17 Tent Sites,
Services
Cabin Rentals,

Gwynn's Island RV Resort (Morgan RV Resorts)*
(804) 725-5700
551 Buckschase Rd
Gwynn, VA
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Oct 31
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Horseshoes

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RV Traveling with Children

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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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