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Chesapeake Bay Camp Resort , Reedville, Virginia

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $65.00
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My family had to make last minute changes and came across this campground and another with open sites for Memorial Day Weekend. Website made it seem like a nice location and with the option to go to Smith Island appeared to be a great deal. Overall the campground is OK but in my opinion it is dying. Reasons is that the owners are older and run the campground with their children whom all seem to just be going day by day with no care in the world as others have noted. The grounds are not kept up as some spots have trees making it impossible to put a camper there. I asked about this and the lady noted that they leave it for the scouts but since they charge them the scouts go to farmers and locals that give them free space. Only the pool was open; no game room or mini golf. The playground was like stepping back to when the camp opened up I assume over 40 years ago. Even the "Elvis" style singer did not have a lot of folks come to hear him sing. The grounds may have been at 1/4 capacity for a holiday weekend when many other areas are booked solid. For the ferry to Smith Island not really worth the price for the trip to the Island when almost everything is closed; staff could have told us of that. The time frame they give you is not very much and with our trip they left late and then had trouble U-Turning at Smith Island; even crushing into the Pier forcing costing us more time to walk around the island which is a nice place to visit if you bring a bike and like the Marshlands. They rent bikes/golf carts but better to bring your own. On docking back at the campground the family could not park right again as when they tried to tie off they took out two pier beams. The ship was also outdated and could use a good painting and upkeep. There is potential if the owners cared more. I hate to see a campground this close to the Bay die but that is where this one is heading. We will not be returning and if you are looking to stay here there are plenty of others with better value. We camped at Chesapeake Bay Camp Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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