Learn about camping and boondocking in Virginia

Rules for Using Rest Areas in Virginia

Synopsis: These are the rules adopted by the Virginia Department of Transportation regarding the public use of rest areas.

Virginia Camping Laws and Regulations

All the laws and regulations within the State of Virginia that pertain to camping, campfires, and other activities associated with camping, including overnight parking.

A Guide to Boondocking in Virginia

Boondocking in Virginia! Boondocking in Virginia is found in George Washington NF and Jefferson NF, as well as a handful of Army Corps of Engineers lakes. There are no BLM lands in Virginia, but there are some free camping opportunities within the state’s wildlife management areas and state fishing lakes. Virginia Boondocking Map This Virginia Boondocking Map contains locations of free boondocking and free campgrounds where bloggers and YouTubers have produced detailed reviews. Click on a map marker to access their reviews… [AK] [AL] [AR] [AZ] [CA] [CO] [CT] [DE] [FL] [GA] [HI] [IA] [ID] [IL] [IN] [KS] [KY] [LA] ... Read more

Virginia Rest Area Rules

How long can you stay at a rest area in Virginia? Is overnight parking allowed at Virginia rest areas? Can you sleep in your car at a rest area? Is camping allowed? What are the full Virginia rest area rules?