Thomas Jefferson's magnificent Monticello is a big draw here, and so is the woodsy Charlottesville KOA.

Thomas Jefferson's magnificent Monticello is a big draw here, and so is the woodsy Charlottesville KOA in the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills, where dogwoods bloom in spring and hardwoods blaze with brilliant fall colors. It's just a half hour to Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway for stunning vistas, hiking trails, cave tours and waterfalls. Visit a trio of historic sites: Monticello, Highland (home of James Monroe) and Michie Tavern, where a costumed staff serves an 18th-century lunch. Also, take a tour of Jefferson's lovely University of Virginia campus and Walton's Mountain Museum, which recreates some of the real John Boy's life. Try tubing and rafting on the nearby James River, enjoy a wine tasting at a local vineyard or dine in downtown Charlottesville. Back at KOA, enjoy the pool, sports field, game room, pond or relax and listen to nature at your site. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 65 feet.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 65' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/26 - 9/4)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend Care Camps

When: May 9 – 10, 2025

What: Stay at a participating KOA campground on May 9 & 10, 2025, and 50%* of the cost of the site on the second night will be donated to Care Camps!

Why: Your stay will make a difference in the lives of children with cancer, by helping raise funds for medically supervised pediatric oncology camps. These camps help children who have cancer enjoy care-free time focusing on fun, friends, and activities instead of on their illness. Funds raised from Saturday, May 10, will be donated to the Care Camps Foundation, which distributes $2 million annually to support 100+ pediatric oncology camps across the U.S. and Canada. Learn more at * Only valid at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Only KOA Rewards discounts apply.

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Local Area

Charlottesville / Albemarle Area Visitors Center

The Downtown Visitor's Center has area information, maps, guides, and two hours free parking validation. Walking tour maps are available. The center is located on the east end of the Downtown Mall at 610 E. Main Street. Call for a free visitor's guide. Open daily. Charlottesville Free Trolley Service - Free rides between Downtown, The Corner, and UVA grounds. 434-293-6789 (12 miles)




Revered home of Thomas Jefferson, third U.S. President and founder of the University of Virginia. The new Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center is now open and includes new exhibitions, theater, museum shop & café. In 1769 at the age of 26, Thomas Jefferson began the design and construction of Monticello. Perched on a mountaintop overlooking the city of Charlottesville, Monticello is a majestic reminder of Jefferson's creativity and talent. House and garden tours. Advance tickets are available on-line. 434-984-9822 (11 miles)

931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy

Charlottesvill, VA 22902





Highland is the restored home of James Monroe, the 5th president of the United States and a close friend of Thomas Jefferson. Monroe's 550 acre estate recreates the atmosphere of a working farm, with demonstrations and living history. Tours of the house and gardens are available. There is a summer music festival as well. 434-293-9539 (13 miles)

2050 James Monroe Pkwy

Charlottesville, VA 22903




Michie Tavern ca. 1784

One of the oldest homesteads in Virginia, Michie Tavern , is located on a mountainside near Jefferson's Monticello. Daily interactive tours (9am - 5pm) allow guests to explore 18th-century tavern life, social history and customs. Visitors dine on hearty midday fare in the Tavern's Ordinary from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily where they are greeted by servers in period attire. At Michie Tavern there is a gift shop, and a grist mill exhibit. 434-977-1234 (10 miles)

683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy

Charlottesville, VA 22902




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