Looks like this might be the situation. Rock. A few possibilities to consider, depending on how close we want to be for Saturday and how late we leave from Atlanta on Friday, which could be late because James Avery doesn't open till 10 am.
Sky Meadows State Park- 1 hour from DC; reservations required Office: (540) 592-3556 Visitor Center: (540) 592-7116 Fax: (540) 592-3617 11012 Edmonds Lane Delaplane, VA 20144 The park is less than two miles south of Paris, Va., via U.S. Route 50 to Route 17 South; or seven miles north of I-66, Exit 23 on Route 17 North. The park entrance is on State Route 710.This park offers hike-in primitive camping (12 sites) and a primitive group camping area. There are no cabins or standard campsites with hookups at this park. Reservations are required. Need to bring food because only small store available. Park map at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/parks/maps/skymeado.pdf .
The park's primitive, year-round campsites have fire rings at the ground level with a metal grate covering about one-third of the top.
The main campground is three-fourths of a mile from the parking area. It is a hike-in campground. No vehicles allowed.
There are tent pads, non-potable water and pit toilets.
The park closes at dusk so campers must arrive before dusk.
Group campground for up to 36. (Groups of more than 36 must call the park beforehand to make arrangements.)
Peaks of Otter Campground near Bedford, Virginia Locality: Bedford City Mile Post 86 Blue Ridge Parkway Bedford, VA 24523 One of four Blue Ridge Parkway campgrounds in Virginia, the Peaks of Otter has 132 sites to accomodate tents or self-contained recreational vehicles. There are no electrical, water, or sewer hookups to individual sites, although dump stations are available. A nearby picnic area, hiking trails, fishing in Abbott Lake, and seasonal ranger talks are available. Ranger Office: (540) 586-4357 Peaks of Otter Visitors Center: (540) 586-4496 Peaks of Otter Campground: (540) 586-7321
Mount Rogers National Recreational Area near Abingdon Region: Blue Ridge Highlands Locality: Smyth County USDA Forest Service Route 1, Box 303 Marion, VA 24354 A 115,000-acre mountain recreation wonderland within the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests. The area offers: auto tours; six campgrounds; hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, horse and cross-country ski trails;two lakes and 50 miles of streams; historic sites; wildlife viewing; hunting. Visitor center has information on recreation opportunities.Campgrounds include: Beartree, Grindstone, Hurricane, Comers Rock & Raven Cliff. The West End of the Mount Rogers NRA includes the famous Virginia Creeper Trail, outstanding trout fishing in Whitetop Laurel, and picturesque Beartree Lake. The NRA’s largest campground, Beartree, is a great family campground and close to all west end activities. Damascus, the friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail, is a trail hub as four major trails go through the town: Virginia Creeper, Appalachian Trail, Iron Mountain, and Daniel Boone Heritage Trail. Phone: (540) 783-5196