@crispy , I used to live in Virginia and found several amazing places to camp, including Pocahontas State Park. One of my personal favorites is Westmoreland State Park and think it would be a fun place for you all to camp. There some great dog and kid-friendly hikes, beautiful views of the Potomac River, and even a beach with canoe/kayak rentals. It's been a few years since I've been there but at the time there were bald eagles that nested nearby and were fun to spot. https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/westmoreland

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