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Dog RV Parks Fredericksburg VA

Like us – our dogs enjoyed a relatively secure and predictable existence. Yet at the same time, they also suffered from a detectable degree of boredom. For example, even though they had a large, fenced-in back yard, neither of our dogs wanted to stay out there. In fact, our youngest dog spent most of his time digging under the fence in an endless attempt to escape from his suburban lifestyle.

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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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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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,

Duke's Natural Distribution
(877) 494-4930
P.O. Box 2383
Stafford, VA

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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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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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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,

PetSmart
(540) 785-9851
1421 Carl D Silver Pky
Fredericksburg, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

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Running with the Pack


Julee Meltzer

Over the years, we’ve observed that when you leave the congenial world of RVing, people tend to view full-timing with a fair amount of skepticism and apprehension. Perhaps there’s something about the nomadic lifestyle that makes some folks feel uneasy. I don’t know. But clearly, one of the most illuminating comments we’ve heard about full-timing has to do with our pets – specifically our dogs. Every so often, after people find out that we live in an RV with our pets, their comment is, “We could never do that to our animals”.

The first time we heard that remark, we were a little surprised. After all, we’ve always considered ourselves to be animal lovers as well as sensible pet owners. So when someone suggests that we’re subjecting our pets to an inappropriate lifestyle – we get a little annoyed. But rather than shoot the messenger, I’ve decided to discuss the issue openly to see if, in fact, there is something morally wrong with imposing our nomadic lifestyle on our pets.

Before we became full-time RVers, we lived in a large house in a residential neighborhood on the coast of Maine. Back then, our two dogs spent most of their time inside the house, sitting by our side. It didn’t matter whether we were in the kitchen or in the living room. Wherever we were, so were they.

There were two activities that our dogs truly enjoyed. The first were walks. The second were rides in the car. As a practical matter, our dogs usually had three walks per day which consisted of a leisurely 15 minute stroll around the block. During these walks, our dogs would analyze shrubs; check out interesting smells; and investigate a wide array of suburban artifacts for recent activity. If they were lucky, they would get a chance to surprise a neighborhood cat. In the winter, the walks were often very brief because of the bitter cold.

On summer weekends, we would frequently take our dogs to a park or the beach. If there was no one around, they would run without leashes. Our dogs love the water and are happiest when they are up to their bellies in water and mud.

Like us – our dogs enjoyed a relatively secure and predictable existence. Yet at the same time, they also suffered from a detectable degree of boredom. For example, even though they had a large, fenced-in back yard, neither of our dogs wanted to stay out there. In fact, our youngest dog spent most of his time digging under the fence in an endless attempt to escape from his suburban lifestyle. Similarly, when they weren’t going on walks – our dogs spent a lot of time sitting around and moping. After a while, they even stopped chasing the cats.

That was four years ago. Today, our dogs spend their time living and traveling in a 34-foot motorhome. In truth, I’m not sure whether they even remember what it’s like to live in a regular house. Yet in some ways, very little has changed for our dogs since becoming full-time RVers. They still spend the maj...

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