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About Charlottesville

Charlottesville RV parks and campgrounds are spread around the outside of the city and tend to be concentrated to the north, around Shenandoah National Park. There are a variety of options running along I-64 and Route 33 as well. From the Virginia Beach campgrounds, to Williamsburg, and on into the rustic and wild camping in Northern Virginia, this former colony has diverse selections for RV enthusiasts to explore.

 

Charlottesville is the gateway to camping in Northern Virginia, and provides an ideal base of operations for folks who are looking to experience a good cross-section of what the state has to offer. Small towns and state forests dot the area around town, while the north and west are dominated by the eastern slope of the Virginia Mountains. Cumberland State Forest, Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest, and both the Powhatan State Park and Powhatan Wildlife Management Area are popular spots south of the James River, and they’re all an easy day or weekend trip from the Charlottesville region. Closer to town, check out the James River State Park, the Ivy Creek Foundation, and Walton’s Mountain. Many who set up camp in Charlottesville are there to explore the eastern slope of the Appalachian Mountain range, and the famous Skyline Drive of Shenandoah National Park is only a few minutes from downtown Charlottesville.

 

Thomas Jefferson’s self-designed plantation and mansion, Monticello, is in the Charlottesville area and leads visitors tours that offer insight into our third president’s life and achievements. The University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson, is in Charlottesville as well, and is widely considered to be a top public university in the nation. Downtown Charlottesville has a district called the Downtown Mall. This area is perfect for strolling the tree-lined streets, window shopping, grabbing a meal some of the many mom and pop cafes, and patronizing local boutiques.