Paradise Lake Family Campground, located in the historic county of Appomattox, Virginia honors the classic summer vacation in an idyllic country setting where RVers cross the railway tracks and get ready for good times at this lakeside camp.
RV sites are reasonably level with gravel pads and room to breathe on either side, plus connections to electricity (30/50 amp), sewer, and water. There are picnic tables and fire rings for an outdoor barbeque and you can access the internet at the camp office. The daily rate for an RV site with full-hookup is $48.
Older oak trees offer a good amount of shade, while secluded areas are set aside for folks wanting to pitch a tent. On-site trailer rentals, cottages, and cabins are also available, but the jewel in this campground has to be the sparkling lake complete with a water slide where campers can swim, sunbathe, and rent a kayak or paddle boat for plenty of water and fishing fun. The area is dotted with covered picnic tables and folks from all over the country bring their kids to make new memories of their own. Peak times at this camp are July through to September.
If the lake gets busy, you can opt for a dip in the clear, blue swimming pool or grab an ice cream from the well-supplied camp store. Restrooms, showers, and a laundry are clean and maintained with a games room, kids' playgrounds and basketball/volleyball courts, where friendships are often formed.
Paradise Lake Family Campground sits on 160 acres of wooded and open spaces with a monumental lake and awesome trails that will be a huge hit with your pooch. The hosts welcome furry pals; however, dogs are required to stay on a leash and owners are instructed to clean up their waste. If you're going camping with your pooch, bring doggy bags in case they are not provided. The limit is two pets per site, and sterling behavior is a must.
A visit to the nearby town of Appomattox shines a light on Civil War history and the setting for one of the last great battles ever fought. The American Civil War Museum showcases antique weaponry and exhibits, highlighting a perilous time.
The Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest is only a 25-minute drive and a dream escape for hikers, with a network of trails to explore. This makes the campground a popular base for outdoor adventurers and convenient place to stay if you’re visiting a family member studying at the Virginia University of Lynchburg.