Camping with a View: RV Parks in the Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg TN Great Smoky Mountains National Park Scenic Sunset Landscape vacation getaway destination in the Smokies

For year-round scenic RVing with glorious mountain views, nearby quaint communities and top-notch parks to call home, the Smoky Mountains can’t be beat.  From the quiet beauty of winter to the colorful rhododendrons of spring to summer’s glens of wildflowers to the riot of fall colors blanketing the mountains, there’s a season and place that calls you home to the Smokey Mountains.

Choose close to town convenience around Gatlinburg, TN, Cherokee or Franklin, NC, head for the hills deep inside the Smoky Mountain National Park for some boondocking, or choose an RV park that offers some of the comforts of home along with breathtaking Smoky Mountain Views.  Touching Georgia to the south and straddling North Carolina and Tennessee, the Smoky mountains are just a day’s drive from major metropolitan areas.

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The Five Best RV Campgrounds in Virginia

first_landing_1aFrom seacoast to mountaintops, touching history, or something-for-everyone getaways, Virginia has an RV campground that’s right for you.  Naturally perfect Virginia offers hundreds of campgrounds to explore nature and history, or just relax and recharge.  Here are some of the best campgrounds in Virginia. Continue reading

Featured Destination: Prince William Forest RV Campground

prince5While it’s great to explore the country in your RV, certain times of year are better suited for camping in the south. If you want to avoid the cold weather, but still experience great Fall camping, check out our featured destination, Prince William Forest RV Campground in Northern Virginia. Continue reading

Best Fall Camping Destinations in the US

Indian Cave State Park in Richardson County. Visitors on the boardwalk at Indian Cave.

While we can’t argue that Virginia is beautiful in the Fall, the point of having an RV is to travel, right? For those of you who are seeking a new camping destination, check out these top 5 best fall camping destinations. Here you’ll find cooler weather, changing leaves, and some of the most scenic campgrounds you’ve ever laid eyes on. Continue reading

5 Most Romantic Campgrounds

Couple enjoying wine on camping trip

Now that the kids are back in school, your camping adventures can go from family-friendly to romantic getaway. So instead of packing the RV with toys and snacks, get ready for a couples retreat with your sweetheart at these 5 Most Romantic Campgrounds.

First Landing State Park

With over 200 campsites at this gorgeous campground on Cape Henry in North Virginia Beach, there is plenty of space to sneak away for a secluded camping experience under the stars. Off the main campground road you can find small alcoves that will give you extra privacy. There are also over 19 miles of hiking and biking trails and picnic areas so you can exercise or roast marshmallows by the campfire.

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Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

This 36-site campground with full utility hookups is located in the serene surroundings of Pennyrile Lake near Dawson Springs, Kentucky. This historic park has over 15,000 acres of lush Kentucky trees and forests. Pennyrile’s 56-acre lake is perfect for a romantic canoe, kayak, or pedal boat ride, all of which can be rented at the boat dock. You can also ride off into the sunset on a 1.25 mile horseback riding trail near the campground.


Sugarloaf Key / Key West KOA

While some people prefer the rustic, woodsy type of camping, others would rather spend their time on white sandy beaches underneath the palm trees. The campground at Sugarloaf Key in Key West boasts the most beautiful views of the crystal clear Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. You and your partner can enjoy waterfront meals, sunset cruises, or walk along the historic “Conch Republic” streets.


Belle Isle State Park

With seven miles of shoreline along the Northern Neck’s Rappahannock River in Lancaster, Virginia, Belle Isle State park has some of the state’s most beautiful trails and waterfront views. Located near the historic town of Bel Air, this gorgeous area is one of the most popular wedding locations for couples looking to tie the knot. The full-service campground has electric and water hook ups, and accommodates RVs up to 45 feet. You and your honey can explore the 10 miles of nature-filled trails, horseback ride, or launch your boat for a day on the water.

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Wellesley Island State Park

A park that can only be accessed by foot or boat is clearly designed for peace and serenity. This year-round campground in Fineview, New York is the largest camping site in the Thousand Islands region. You will be surrounded by wilderness and rustic charm along the St. Lawrence River. The amenities and activities range from swimming and jet skiing in the summer to snowshoeing and ice fishing in the winter. As the weather gets cooler, you can snuggle up by a romantic campfire and enjoy all the beautiful views this camping destination has to offer.

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Whether you’re looking to travel across the country, or stay close to your Virginia home, make sure your RV is ready to take a romantic camping adventure with your loved one. Visit Reines RV Center in Manassas or Ashland to get a new or used RV of your dreams. We have a huge selection of motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers and pop-ups to choose from.