Fun fact about this campground… I worked next door for four years and and only stopped by a handful of times (shame on me!) but we finally had the chance to experience it as campers. It was fantastic. We highly recommend the KOA North/Kings Dominion (also known as Camp Wilderness) in Doswell if you’re visiting the adjacent amusement park or just passing through Virginia. This is also a unique KOA location because it is owned and operated by Kings Dominion, a Cedar Fair Amusement Park. It is meticulously run and you can tell the staff truly cares about the property.
A few of our favorite things about this KOA:
- The location. If you’re a roller-coaster junkie or heading to the park with your family, it’s hands down the best place to stay near Kings Dominion. There is a FREE shuttle that runs between the campground and the park, saving you big bucks on parking.
- Cleanliness. Camp Wilderness has the most luxurious bathrooms we have seen so far at any campground. The newly renovated bath houses are cleaned and checked often. Big thumbs up to the staff for this!
- WiFi. If you work from the road like we do, you know how important a good internet connection is. Because KOA North/Kings Dominion is in such close proximity to the park, the WiFi here is very fast.. it’s actually been the BEST WiFi we’ve encountered at any RV park in our 2+ months on the road.
- It’s very dog friendly. There is a small off-leash fenced area for your pup to get some of that energy out. If you’re visiting the amusement park, they will provide you with a voucher to re-enter the parking lot free of charge if you need to run back over and check on your furry friends or let them out for a walk.
- Variety of campsites. A few years ago, the campground invested a lot of money in some major upgrades, including adding level concrete pads to several of their sites. (One caveat is these sites tend to be pretty close to one another, so there isn’t a ton of privacy. We were in spot 179 which didn’t have any green space.) There are gravel and dirt sites that are more shaded and spread out if you want to be a little further from others and have some grass. Even if you aren’t an RV camper, they have 32 deluxe cabins that can sleep up to 10! They’re pretty cool. Check them out here.
- Laundry. This is a big deal for me, because A. I love to do laundry. and B. You can use your credit card instead of counting coins! I haven’t seen this at any other campground yet, but I think it’s genius! You simply swipe your card, select your machine, load your clothes. And ta-da! It’s good to go.
KOA North/Kings Dominion also features a big swimming pool with lifeguards on duty (open Memorial Day to Labor Day), a playground, cable tv, volleyball and a great camp store.
Overall, this is a fantastic campground whether you are looking for an RV park near Richmond, VA or visiting Kings Dominion. We definitely recommend a stay!