Virginia State Parks campgrounds opened on Friday, March 3, 2023.
Full-service campgrounds with bathhouses are open from the first Friday in March through the first Monday in December with the exception of Douthat, Hungry Mother, Pocahontas, and Shenandoah River state parks, which have full-service campgrounds open year-round.
Due to a campground renovation project, camping at Claytor Lake State Park will not open until April 1.
The camping options at Virginia state parks are plentiful and vary from cabins and bunkhouses to yurts and primitive camping with each park offering different scenic camping options.
Visit the camping web page for more details about reservations, cancellations, and severe weather procedures. ICampers traveling with horses should be sure to visit the equestrian camping page for all the policies dealing with horses while camping.
Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-800-933-PARK (7275) and choosing option 5. Lodgers can make lodging reservations up to 11 months in advance or, for camping, up to 2 p.m. on the day of arrival.
All parks with campgrounds now offer site-specific reservations for campsites. This new reservation system allows a camper to view an interactive map and choose an available site to reserve.
Managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia State Parks offers more than 1,800 campsites with options ranging from primitive camping to RV sites with electric and water hookups.