Top 15 places to camp Near Lynchburg, VA

blair hewitt & natalie rogers

Do you just love camping? It can be a great way to relax, spend quality time with friends and family, and enjoy Lynchburg's beautiful nature. Here are the top 15 places to camp near Lynchburg, VA!

1. Peaks of Otter Campground

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The Peaks of Otter Campground is in between the bases of two dominating mountains in Virginia. Campsites are shaded under an umbrella of thick trees and campers are provided with tables, campfire rings and grills. This campground is full of beautiful wildlife, lake access, hiking, birding, and more. There are around 73 campsites for campers that are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

GPS Info (Latitude, Longitude):
37.44315, -79.60471
37°26'35"N, 79°36'17"W

(540) 586-7321

Cost: starting at $20 per night

2. Camp Karma

Camp Karma is an upscale primitive campground located on 42 acres in the beautiful region of Bedford, Virginia near Smith Mountain Lake. Whether you’re new to camping or a seasoned woodsman, Camp Karma Campground offers an enjoyable experience for campers of all ages. They offer 36 campsites ideal for tent campers, small trailers, and pop-ups up to 28 feet.

2056 State Rte 805 Bedford, VA 24523 | (888) 265-0019

Cost: starting at $25 per night (site includes 6 people & 1 vehicle)

3. Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Camping at the Smith Mountain Lake State Park remains open from the first Friday in March through the first Monday of December. Reservations are strongly recommended during prime season. There are 50 sites, all located in the woods; no waterfront camp sites are available. All sites have a picnic table, fire ring grill, and a post for a lantern. 

1235 State Park Rd. Huddleston, VA 24104 | (540) 297-6066

Cost: prices vary depending on location


4. Crabtree Falls Campground

Crabtree Falls Campground offers places to camp with tents, pop-up/RVs, and cabins at several beautiful sites. Get ready to get away from the stress and worries of life and relax to the sound and scenery of nature. They offer sites on and off the waterfront, so be sure to reserve a camping trip here soon.

11039 Crabtree Falls Hwy Tyro, VA 22976 | (540) 377-2066

Cost: starting at $28 tent site without water & electric | $31.00 with water & electric

5. Hopper Creek Group Camp

Hopper Creek Group Camp offers a serene setting along Hopper Creek under a canopy of mixed hardwood trees. The area welcomes visitors to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere complete with hiking and bird watching opportunities. Tents only; no RVs allowed in this campsite.

725 Hopper Creek Group Rd. Natural Bridge Station, VA  24579 | (540) 291-2188

Cost: starting at $20 per night for 10-25 people | starting at $40 per night for 26-50 people

6. Lynchburg RV Resort

Lynchburg RV Camping is a seasonal RV camp in Virginia operating from May through October. They offer full hook-up, 30-amp sites, and rustic tent areas for campers. The Lynchburg RV camping sites in Central Virginia offers a laid back environment for a relaxing stay. In the heart of Virginia, rolling hills and farm lands border the Lynchburg RV camping preserve, which also features a lake.

405 Mollies Creek Rd. Gladys, VA 24554 | (877) 570-2267

Cost: starting at $44.00 per day (sites can accommodate 10 people) 


7. Middle Creek Campground

Middle Creek Campground is nestled in a holler of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is a small, family-owned and operated rural, mountain campground. These campsites include water and electric. Middle Creek Campground's goal is to offer you the chance to unplug, unwind, and enjoy the beautiful nature God create. 

1164 Middle Creek Rd. Buchanan, VA 24066 | (540) 252-2550

Cost: starting at $35 per day (includes water & electricity at your site) 

8. Paradise Lake Family Campground

Paradise Lake Family Campground is a family-oriented campground that is located in Appomattox County, Virginia. They are the closest campground to Lynchburg, VA. They have a variety of amenities offered on this campground including a sparkling pool, swimming and fishing lake, game room, walking trails, playground, and a basketball/volleyball court.

1105 West Lake Rd. Spout Spring, VA 24593 | (434) 993-3332

Cost: starting at $40 per day | starting at $45 per day w/ water & electric 

9. Otter Creek Campground

The Otter Creek recreational area offers campgrounds, picnic areas, hiking trails, and fishing in Otter Lake. This campground has sites for at least 42 tents and 26 RVs. Their facilities include water and comfortable restrooms with flush toilets and sinks. Make sure you stop by this summer and enjoy their campfire circle.

Blue Ridge Pkwy Bedford, VA 24523 | (434) 299-5125

Cost: starting at $20 per day (tent only) | starting at $20 per day (RV nonelectric)

10. Sherando Lake Group Camp

The Sherando Lake Group Camp is perfect for everyone. It is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is locally known as the jewel of the mountains. Campers can enjoy fishing, hiking, swimming, and a sandy beach. Each site can accommodate a maximum of 15 guests. All sites are fenced and equipped with picnic tables, a grill, lantern poles, and a serving table.

*This site will be closed until June 29th, 2018.

GPS Info (Latitude, Longitude): 
37.92972, -78.97972
37°55'47"N, 78°58'47"W

Cost: starting at $50 per night (non electric)


11. Oronoco Campground

The Oronoco Campground is located in Amhest, VA and has 6-15 FREE campsites. This area offers wildlife viewing, swimming, hiking, and fishing. This is a great place to get away from the stress of everyday life and relax while listening to mother nature. 

GPS: 37.746931, -79.263976 | Elevation: 1699' | Amherst, VA 24483

Cost: Free

12. KOA Campground

You can find KOA Campgrounds all throughout the United States. It's the perfect way to relax after a day on the road. They are usually located near the highways of North America. They have pull-through RV sites with 50-amp service, premium tent sites, and well-lit after-hours check-in service. 

Several different campgrounds near Lynchburg, VA | 1-888-562-0000

Cost: varies by location

13. Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park & Camp Resort

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park and Camp Resort is located in Natural Bridge Station, VA. It sits on the James River and is nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley right between Interstate 81 and the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are so many fun family activities right in the park as well as nearby attractions.

2250 US Hwy 211 East Luray, VA 22835 | (540) 300-1697

Cost: starting at $42 per night on weekday | starting at $55 per night on weekend (2 night minimum stay require for Friday & Saturday nights)  

14. North Creek Campground

North Creek Campground is located in Buchanan, VA, which is over an hour's drive from Lynchburg, VA. This campground offers shady campsites and a very relaxed atmosphere. Take advantage of the fishing spots, listen to the stream as it gurgles past, and sit back and relax at this campground. 

(540) 291-2188

Cost: starting at $10 for single site per night | $20 for double site per night (maximum of 12 people)

15. Cave Mountain Lake Family Camp

Cave Mountain Lake Family Camp offers a rustic and peaceful camping getaway that is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. This campground offers wildlife viewing, fishing, birding, campfire rings, lanterns, showers, hiking and more.

GPS (Latitude, Longitude):
37.57583, -79.53417
37°34'33"N, 79°32'3"W

Cost: starting at $15-$30 per night

Have a favorite campsite near Lynchburg not included on this list? Let us know! Also make sure to check out our top 10 hikes near Lynchburg, VA for more fun things to do in and near Lynchburg.

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