Holliday Lake State Park

Kayaking, hiking, fishing, sand castle building, and lake swimming - plus a side of history learning thrown in for good measure - equals a great way to spend a four-day weekend! And even though it was a holiday weekend, this park (with a fitting name) never once felt too crowded. 

We definitely weren’t the only ones enjoying Holliday Lake State Park on this beautiful weekend, and the campground was booked solid, yet it never reached that “amusement park on a weekend” kind of vibe you’d expect at a lake on Labor Day. 

Similar to nearby Twin Lakes State Park, this park is what I like to call quaint and cozy. You can walk to many of your destinations within the park, which I love. But the campground offers sites that may be a bit closer to neighbors than other parks and a smidge tighter for those with larger rigs. Now, the newer of the two campgrounds boasts larger sites with a much more spacious and private layout. However, with only a handful of sites, I’d be willing to bet those fill up quickly. So keep that in mind! Here are a few other things to keep in mind...


I'll also point out that this was our maiden voyage in our new-to-us camper, a 2017 Crossroads Sunset Trail Super Lite M-264 BH. And we could not be happier with this travel trailer! We are enjoying several features that we were not accustomed to, such as a slideout (which creates a mind-blowing amount of floor space), a power awning, outdoor lighting, speakers, and kitchen, and a TV (which we only plan to use on occasional "movie nights" and maybe when it's storming). We feel like our camping game jumped several levels, unintentionally... but we aren't complaining! You can read about our almost comical journey of campers here.


Lake and Hiking

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

Fast Facts (and Opinions)

Location: Holliday Lake State Park - Appomattox, VA

Equipment: Travel Trailer

Date: Labor Day Weekend 2023

Weather: Sunny, warm during the day and cool at night and early morning

Kid-Friendly: Yes (ours were ages 11 and 9)

Dog-Friendly: Yes (we have one large and one small)

Site: Redbud 1


Cell Service: No (Verizon)

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