7400 Brookside Lane, Fredericksburg, VA, USA
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KOA Fredericksburg Reviews
Small basic KOA campground an hour south of DC Oct 27, 2011
This is my second KOA (Kampground of America) and it was just OK. It had all the basics you need for camping, but nothing extra and everything can pretty much be classified as "average".
Without traffic, it's about an hour south of DC. It's in a small area of Virginia and there isn't much else near by. It's down a small road and it would take 7-8 minutes to get anywhere by car. It's about 20 minutes from downtown Fredericksburg where you can go antiquing. There are 2 nearby wineries and a few other small time entertainment to-do's.
The campground doesn't have too much to for kids to do; there is a small pool that is open over the summer until October 1st. There is a pond for fishing and paddle boating when the weather is warm, but in mid October-no swimming or paddling for me. The activity center has one or two activities each day and houses a simple play room (pool table, foos ball, arcade games).
If you've never been to a KOA, you can pitch your tent, rent a small and basic one room kabin, bring your trailer or camper, or rent a larger kabin for more people. Depending on the site you get, there is a fire ring, parking for 1 car, a picnic table, water, electricity outlet, and grey/black water dumping sites.
My friend and I rented a basic kabin. It has a full/queen bed and a pair of bunk beds. There are 2 windows, an A/C, 2 small shelves, a ceiling fan, and an indoor light. There is a vague porch light and if you come in the winter, you have to bring your own heater.
The website has a list of local things to do. If you are coming in from another part of the country, there is an amusement park about a half an hour away, wineries, state fairs and wine festivals (depending on the time of year you come to this KOA), and a few other things.
We saw some folks only stay one night, we stayed the whole weekend, it was worth it to buy firewood (charcoal alone wasn't enough), and the bathrooms are within walkable distances from most places on the campground.
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