Places to Camp in Fairfax County
Bull Run Regional Park Campgrounds:: Open year-round, Bull Run Regional Park’s family campground features 144 shaded sites. The variety of campsites available at Bull Run Campground are RV sites with electric only service, RV sites with full-service (which includes sewer, water and electric), tent sites, rustic cabins and group camping areas.
All camp sites have a charcoal grill, fire ring and picnic table. There are two bathhouses in the campground that offer hot showers, sinks, toilets and laundry facilities.
Burke Lake Park Campgrounds:: The campgrounds at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax Station, Virginia, have 100 wooded campsites (no electric or water hookups), a bathhouse with sinks, showers and toilets, a dump station, public phones, a camp store, ice, picnic tables, grills and fire rings. The campgrounds are open Mid April to late October.
Lake Fairfax Park Campgrounds:: Lake Fairfax Park's campgrounds in Reston, Virginia, are open year round with 136 campsites, 54 with electrical hookups (40 50-amp sites, 14 20/30-amp sites), a bathhouse with sinks, showers and toilets, a dump station, public phones, picnic tables and grills.
Pohick Bay Regional Park Campgrounds:: Pohick Bay Regional Park's 1000-acre family campground features 150 shaded sites--100 with electric 30-amp hookups and 50 tent sites. All sites are pull-in and include a grill, fire ring and picnic table. The camp store has limited groceries and camping supplies including ice, charcoal, lighter fluid and firewood. Comfort stations have hot showers, sinks, toilets and laundry. A dump station is available for registered campers. Rustic cabins also available for rental.
Other Places to Camp
Shenandoah National Park:: Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is your escape to recreation. The U.S. National Park Services operates four campgrounds in Shenandoah National Park – each with its own unique amenities and scenic surroundings. Most of Shenandoah National Park, including its wilderness, is open to backcountry camping. The Park has 196,000 acres of wilderness and over 500 miles of trails to explore. A free permit is required for backcountry camping.
Mathews Arm Campground (mile 22.1)
Big Meadows Campground (mile 51.2)
Lewis Mountain Campground (mile 57.5)
Loft Mountain Campground (mile 79.5)
Westmoreland State Park:: Westmoreland State Park extends about one and a half miles along the Potomac River, and its 1,311 acres neighbor the former homes of both George Washington and Robert E. Lee. The park’s Horsehead Cliffs provide visitors with a spectacular view of the Potomac River. In addition to the scenic beauty at Westmoreland, the park offers hiking, camping, cabins, fishing, boating and swimming. Visitors can enjoy the park’s vacation cabins as well.
Lake Anna State Park:: Lake Anna State Park has rental cabins, camping, more than 15 miles of hiking trails, lakeshore picnicking, a guarded swimming beach, a children’s play area, a boat ramp, a food concession stand, a bathhouse and a children’s and handicapped fishing pond. Located about an hour from Northern Virginia.