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Things to do While Camping Ashburn VA

Whether your kids or grandkids are way-too-cool-for-you teenagers or scrappy-happy-jump-in-the-mud-puddle toddlers, the prospect of entertaining them at camp can make a normally well-adjusted parent or grandparent quake with fear. Have you ever met a bored toddler? It’s not pretty.

Lake Fairfax Park (Fairfax County Park)*
(703) 471-5415
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Burke Lake Park (Fairfax County Park Authority)*
(703) 323-6600
7315 Ox Rd
Fairfax Station, VA
Campground Availability
Mid Apr-Last Weekend of Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Boating, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Little Bennett Regional Park (Montgomery County Park)
(301) 528-3430
Clarksburg, MD
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort
(800) 420-6679
Luray, VA
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 15-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Boating, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sprayground, Sports Field

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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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Bull Run Regional Park*
(703) 631-0550
7700 Bull Run Drive
Centreville, VA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Wading Pool, Stream Fishing, Playground, Sprayground, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Greenville Farm Family Campground*
(703) 754-7944
14004 Shelter Lane
Haymarket, VA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Wading Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground, Basketball

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Greenville Farm Family Campground
(800) 421-7116, (703) 754-7944
14004 Shelter Lane
Haymarket, VA
Campground Availability
150 Total Camp/RV Sites, 150 Electric and Water, 25 Full Hookups, 40 Max RV Length, 60 Pull-Thru Sites,

KOA-Charlottesville
(434) 296-9881
Charlottesville, VA
Campground Availability
Mid Mar thru Mid 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, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Small Country Campground
(540) 967-2431
Louisa, 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, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pool, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball

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January 23, 2010 by Brea · 1 Comment  

Meeting Yogi Bear! Whether your kids or grandkids are way-too-cool-for-you teenagers or scrappy-happy-jump-in-the-mud-puddle toddlers, the prospect of entertaining them at camp can make a normally well-adjusted parent or grandparent quake with fear. Have you ever met a bored toddler? It’s not pretty. 

That was one of my concerns when we took our first-ever camping trip (in our hybrid travel trailer). Even though we were only an hour and a half from home, this was a VERY new experience for us…and especially for my 2 year old and 9 month old sons. GULP. I voiced my concern to some fellow campers and a couple said things like, “this is camping…they’ll figure out stuff to do…you don’t have to plan for everything”. That’s nice…in theory. But in this day and age of playrooms with loads of toys, DVDs galore and a million other “distractibles” for kids, I thought that getting back to nature would be a surefire way to bore them to bits. So we did what any highly intelligent, and slightly terrified parents would do…we chose the most kid-friendly campground we could find within 1.5 hours of our home–Yogi Bear’s Jellystone in Quarryville, Pennsylvania. http://www.jellystonepa.com/

Backed in perfectly the FIRST time! Once we arrived, it was time for one of the most anxiety producing times for an RV newbie–backing in to the site. That was a VERY tense couple of minutes with other campers watching intently to see how many (dozen) times it would take us to get it right. Our campsite was almost level and my husband backed that puppy in–with expert navigational counsel from his wife–on the FIRST TRY! No, I’m not lying. Pull up, back in, done. We were set up in no time and ready to experience RVing with our boys.

The place was teeming with kids of all ages, but not in an annoying way at all. The new water-park was AMAZING, but it was a little chilly for us to use. The playground’s huge wooden train play set was immensely fun for my 2 year old as was meeting Yogi Bear and his cohorts. There was this massive (I mean massive-massive) inflatable pillow for kids to bounce on and even a super-cool pedal car track. At 7 that evening, there was a DJed dance party in the outdoor pavilion. It was a sea of hopping, bopping, spinning toddlers. What a great way for the little ones to have fun! Once the young kids went back to camp, the teenagers skulked out of the woodwork like only teenagers can.

Of course we roasted marshmallows and hot dogs on sticks over the fire, which was just a wee bit magical for my husband and me…what we always imagined RVing with our little ones would be. The boys did their fair share of pressing the awning button…repeatedly…and flipping the water heater switch on and off. But all in all it was a stress-free (yay!) long weekend for our little family. What a fantastic experience for newbies like us. Plus, we were VERY close to the Strasburg Railroad who hosts Thomas the Ta...

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