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Need camping help!!

Roanoke, Virginia
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Need camping help!!

I need some help planning a mini-camping vacation for my family of 3. We have a 5 year old son that LOVES water, so a nice pool or nearby water activities is a must. I am expecting in the Fall, so clean bath houses are important as well!!

We have been camping locally and want to venture out. We live close to Roanoke, but would like to travel 5 or less hours. And I need some help finding good, quality campgrounds away from home!!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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1. Re: Need camping help!!

I noticed that another poster provided you the VA State Park website link; that will help you with campground locations and amenties. For Va Beach, consider First Landing State Park. FLSP has a nice campground on the Chesapeake Bay and across Shore Drive is the Park with about 25 miles of wonderful trails. The "far" end of the Park, near 64th St (parking available), has an inland beachy area on Linkhorn Bay. Your son would probably like the area for the water and cool spots to explore. Hope this helps.

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2. Re: Need camping help!!

We are big fans of Kerr Lake off 85 in Boydton, VA. nice swimming areas but no pool. not a fancy campground with organized activities but lots of room to bike, explore. there is a great dam to check out and a visitors center with fun info about the dam, animals and history and he would love watching the locals reel in the huge fish at the base of the dam.

looks like it's getting a makeover so all the sites aren't open...


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3. Re: Need camping help!!

Try the KOA off of General Booth Blvd. there is also a Holiday Travel Park located almost directly across the street from the KOA. Still close enough to the Oceanfront to enjoy the beach but off the beaten path enough to be camping.

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