Well it's not in VA but close and also near the Appalachains, but there are two decent campgrounds at Gettysburg. you can take in some amazing history...and the historic part of town is beautiful and you're just a short drive to Harper's Ferry...which the AT runs right through...in fact there is an AT center in Harper's Ferry with things to buy and you literally run into Thru-Hikers that are there resting. When we went to Harper's Ferry we walked about 2 miles of the AT, it was gorgeous and well worth it!
Of course i'm a civil war buff so I love Gettysburg, but it's a beautiful town and the battlefield is free to visit, it's also a short drive to other battlefields/museums such as Antietam! So it's a fun camping trip and a great history lesson!
at 11:28 AM on Jun. 20, 2009