Belle Isle State Park RV & Campground Guide


Belle Isle State Park features seven miles of shoreline on the Northern Neck's Rappahannock River. It has a wide range of tidal wetlands interspersed with agricultural fields and upland forests. The distinctive habitats found in the park provide homes for many predatory birds such as bald eagles, blue herons, osprey, and hawks. Other wildlife found here are groundhogs, moles, white-tailed deer, squirrels, and wild turkeys. There are eight distinctive wetland types within the park, making it an excellent resource for environmental education. Three cities within proximity to the park are Lancaster, Lively, and Irvington. 

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Spring 26-85 F
Summer 56-94 F
Fall 29-92 F
Winter 21-69 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Belle Isle State Park

Camping opportunities are abundant in and around the state park. If you're planning on staying a while, why not do it in style with an RV rental from RVshare? When you rent an RV from RVshare, you can expect to come across various models, styles, and sizes. Each rental comes with nationwide insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance.

Glebe Point Campground

Glebe Point Campground features 16 wooded acres along the Great Wicomico River and 97 campsites that accommodate RVs of all sizes. There are various activities to do at this pet-friendly campground, like fishing, playing miniature golf, and swimming in the pool. The campground has 30-amp power with no water or sewer hookups. A boat launch and a dock are available for all campers who bring their boats along. The location of the campground allows easy one-day trips to Richmond, Williamsburg, and Fredericksburg.

Little River Campground

Little River Campground is situated on the Little Wicomico River just minutes from the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River. The campground has 134 waterfront and inland campsites with each lot having water, sewer, and electrical hookups. Restaurants, shops, and other local attractions are just a short distance from the campground. Pets are welcome!

Naylor's Beach Campground

Naylor's Beach Campground offers spectacular views of the Rappahannock River and is conveniently located off Route 360 in Warsaw, Virginia. All sites are first-come, first-served, with each one having water and electrical hookups. This pet-friendly campground also provides a dump station, hot showers, and bathroom facilities for campers. The campground offers boating, picnicking, swimming, and plenty of relaxation opportunities. The area just outside the campground includes museums, restaurants, shopping, wineries, and historical sites.

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What to Do at
Belle Isle State Park

Inside Belle Isle State Park

The inside of Belle Isle offers three picnic shelters, providing plenty of space for special family gatherings. The state park has 10 miles of trails, most of which are gravel, making them ideal for hiking and biking. These areas are perfect for birdwatching, wildlife observation, and taking in the beautiful greenery and woodlands. There are guided canoe trips offered during the summertime at the park; canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards are obtainable for rent at the camp office. Other popular activities to do inside the park are fishing, boating, and horseback riding.

Outside Belle Isle State Park

Once you've had a chance to explore inside the state park, you'll still have plenty of things to do to keep your vacation exciting. If you're looking for more than a campfire dinner, then consider adventuring into the surrounding cities for a variety of restaurant options. Don't let a rainy and dreary day get you down; instead, take that time to go shopping for your RV supplies, gifts, and souvenirs. Learn more about the surrounding cities by visiting the local museums.


The Oaks

Step back to a point in time once remembered by your grandparents how things used to be at this small-town establishment. The Oaks comes highly recommended for its high-quality home-cooked meals and service.

Type: American

Location: 5434 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, VA 22503


This quaint and charming restaurant has great service, amazing food, an exceptional wine selection, and an ambient atmosphere. The cannolis with fresh mascarpone cheese and delicate crispy melt are highly recommended.

Type: American

Location: 77 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA 22480

Willaby’s Café

Willaby’s Café features a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere with delicious food and beverage options. From salads and soups to a full course meal of various meats and vegetables, you're sure to walk away feeling full.

Type: American

Location: 327 Old Ferry Road, White Stone, VA 22578

Merroir Tasting Room

Everything is cooked on an outdoor grill or served raw at the Merroir Tasting Room. Each item on the menu is seasonal and ever-changing, but all the food is perfectly paired with craft brews and world-famous wines.

Type: Seafood

Location: 784 Locklies Creek Road, Topping, VA 23169

Rudy's Pizza & BBQ

All the meat is slow-cooked to bring out the smoked flavors at Rudy's. Brisket, ribs, and sides are served up cafeteria-style in a basic setting with indoor picnic tables. Pizza is made to order the way you like it. 

Type: American

Location: 2324 Greys Point Road, Topping, VA 23169


Ellen’s Country Store

Ellen’s Country Store is open daily to provide the community with fresh food and supplies. The store also prepares awesome breakfast and lunch sandwiches.

Location: 10063 River Road, Lancaster, VA 22503

Dollar General

Dollar General is the ideal place to stop for household and cleaning supplies, personal care items, and small toys. Snacks, beverages, and other foods are also available here.

Location: 5236 Mary Ball Road, Lively, VA 22507

Objects, Art & More

Objects, Art & More houses fine art, paintings, sculptures, and jewelry with prices starting at $20 for these unique handmade gifts from over 200 artists.

Location: 4462 Irvington Road, Irvington, VA 22480

Weekends Fashion

Weekends Fashion provide the latest fashion trends for men and women with top brand names, including Tommy Bahama, Southern tide, Tori Richards, Passioni, and so much more.

Location: 125 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482

Food Lion

Food Lion is about 16 miles from the state park and is the perfect place to restock your RV refrigerator. You'll find seafood, meats, fresh bakery items, and all-natural organic products at this grocery store.

Location: 424 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482


Kilmarnock Museum

The Kilmarnock Museum holds and displays memorabilia from Kilmarnock's history, including the three devastating fires of 1990, 1915, and 1952. There are preserved artifacts and exciting events showcased to remind the community and visitors of what this small town has done over the years. It’s open from mid-March through mid-December.

Location: 76 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482

Morattico Waterfront Museum

Morattico Waterfront Museum takes you back to a time when the major travel was primarily by water. Native Americans that once resided in this area also traveled on paths that eventually became roads. In the museum, you'll find out more history of the earlier days of the Marattico region. The museum offers tours in the afternoon from May through October on Saturday and Sunday.

Location: 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico, VA 22523

Hickory Hollow Nature Trail

Hickory Hollow Nature Trail features 3.5 miles of footpaths that travel through ravines, swamps, and a mix of pines-hardwood forest. These habitats are ideal for wild turkeys, migratory songbirds, and rare plants. In fact, there are well over 500 plant species, including gorgeous wildflowers. As you're wandering through the 250 acres, you're sure to come across various wildlife animals such as squirrels, groundhogs, raccoons, and white-tailed deer.

Location: Lancaster, VA 22503

Northern Neck Farm Museum

Learn the story of the Northern Neck farmer at the Northern Neck Farm Museum. You'll also learn how the agricultural community contributes to the nation. The museum has farm tractors on display from 1928 to 1954 models, including John Deere, Case L-LI, Fordson, McCormick-Deering Farmall, and Ford Jubilee. The farm equipment exhibits include hand tools, horse-drawn plows, and a unique dog-powered pulley machine. The museum provides educational programs that help to extend the learning environment beyond the classroom.

Location: 12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, VA 22473

Baylor Park Nature Trail

Baylor Park Nature Trail is about a half-mile long and follows an old road that circles near the boundaries of Norris Pond. However, the pond is on private property and is not owned by the park. You may see waterfowl, native plants, and other wildlife critters.

Location: 412 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482

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How to Get to
Belle Isle State Park

From Lancaster, Virginia, take VA-3 West toward State Route 600. Turn left onto State Route 622, and go for about three miles. Make a left onto VA-354 South. Travel for about a mile, and then turn right onto State Route 683/Belle Isle Road. Continue on Belle Isle Road for 1.6 miles, and follow signs to the state park. 

Entering Belle Isle State Park

Belle Isle State Park is open daily from dawn to dusk.

Belle Isle State Park Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $5.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Belle Isle State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Belle Isle State Park?

Belle Isle State Park offers plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities year-round. However, the park's guided canoe trips and boat rentals are only available during the summer season if you are interested in getting out on the river.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Belle Isle State Park?

There are 32 sites suitable for RVs at Belle Isle State Park. Campsites have electric hookups, a table, a fire ring, and a lantern post. The campground at the park is open year-round.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Belle Isle State Park?

The diverse habitats in Belle Isle State Park provide nesting spots to many predator birds, including blue herons, hawks, and bald eagles. You can also spot white-tailed deer, turkeys, and squirrels when hiking in the park.

Are pets allowed at Belle Isle State Park?

Dogs are allowed at the campgrounds in Belle State Park at no additional cost. Pets are also welcome in all the park's recreation areas except the False Cape area.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Belle Isle State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations are not necessary at Belle Isle State Park. However, a reservation is recommended if you are visiting during the summer. The fee is $35 to $40 per night. The on-site dump station is free for guests to use.