How close to Roanoke do you want to be? Tell me what you will be in....Class C, Class A, TT, etc. Are you looking primarily for a place to stay and not interested in amenities or do you want a pool, etc?
> Roanoke Mountain campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is within 3 miles of downtown Roanoke. However, it is typical BRP campground. No utilities at the sites but they have dump station, potable water hydrants, and flush toilets. No showers. Sites are small but my 36' DP could fit on 3 or 4 of the sites.
> Dixie Caverns Campground. This is off Rt. 460 West just west of Salem, VA. It is not much but will suffice as a place to park the rig for a few days. They do have utilities at the sites.
> Smith Mountain Lake State Park. 38 miles from Roanoke on Smith Mountain Lake. Very nice park that will accomodate rigs up to 32 - 34 feet. Water and electric at the sites, dump station as you exit. Boat ramp, swimming beach, nature center.
> Bedford Area Visitors Center. Rt. 460 at Rt. 122 in Bedford 30 miles east of Roanoke. They have 3 full hook up sites which are available on a first come, first served basis. However, they are not always used so your chances are good you can get one. $25 per nite.
There are a couple of campgrounds in the Lexington/Natural Bridge area. Jellystone and the Lexington KOA. Jellystone has the bigger sites, plus a pool and lake.
There are really not a lot of good options in the immediate Roanoke area.
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