Date of Stay: November, 2009
Still absolutely the best designed and maintained park in the Myrtle Beach area. Only down side is if you are a true "Beach" person you must drive to a public parking area and walk/carry your stuff to the ocean front. We generally select Cherry Grove for the beach. Staff is absolutely great. Facilities shine! They recently started allowing swimming access to the lake at their beach. Water slide is great for kids. This is a park where we feel very safe and secure. Great for kids and somewhat pet friendly (some pet restrictions).
Date of Stay: November, 2009
You must be realistic in rating this campground. First, it is strictly an overnight stopping place, not somewhere you would want to go on vacation. As others have noted, the sites are long but narrow; the roads & sites are gravel; there are some older junky full-time campers on the back row; and there is noise from the Interstate. No playground. It is only satellite friendly in the winter when no leaves are on trees - but free cable is excellent. Best for totally self-contained RV's -- use your own shower and potty. Unfortunately, it is the ONLY RV Park in the Roanoke Valley other than the Blue Ridge Parkway which has no hookups, size limits and closes Nov. 1. So, if you want to stop in the Roanoke Valley this is "IT." Now the good parts. True 50 amp power - stable 122 VAC. Excellent free cable TV with strong signals and great channel selection. Absolutely the best FREE Wi-Fi I have found anywhere. Sewer hookup (3" connection). Good tasting potable water with adequate pressure. Sites are level or only slight slope. Easy entrance and exit from I-81 and side roads. Interesting antiques and collectibles store. Friendly staff. Dog walk. 20 minutes from downtown Roanoke, the Conference Center & Civic Center and a huge full service Camping World.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
Cozy Acres campground is in Powhatan Virginia, just off of Route 60 on the south western side of Richmond. With the new I-895 bypass to the east of Richmond, it is extremely convenient to I-95 via I-295 east and directly off of I-64 east of the Capital City. The RV sites are level left to right and provide enough length to assure easy leveling front to back - even though the site entrance and exit may be inclined. All of the sites are long enough to allow on-site parking for both a 40 foot trailer and the disconnected tow vehicle. Most of the sites have flagstone patios, full hookups, shade trees and a beautiful view of the rolling farm land and ponds. Some of the sites include special amenities, such as one with a covered deck and swing. But, the additional cost of these features can add as much as $20 to your nightly camping bill. Cozy Acres is smack dab in the middle of a working farm, so you can expect farm animals to grace your view of the scenic pastures. There are three ponds around the campground, two of which are fairly large. The smaller pond is a catch and release fishing spot with an island complete with an access bridge and gazebo. We noted numerous children delighting in catching Sunfish and Bluegill around the banks of the pond. The two larger ponds require a permit for fishing, which can be bought at the camp store. One of the ponds features an old steel bridge across the creek at the mouth. I was told these ponds are regularly stocked with bass and catfish. The weekend we camped there was their annual Oktoberfest celebration. The campground provided a huge pot of delicious home cooked chili and beverages. The campers each brought a side dish. There was enough food to feed an army. There was a bluegrass gospel group, Glory Road, which entertained us during our dinner. It was a really fun event The “club house” is a huge pole barn complete with kitchen and gobs of antique farm equipment on display. All over the campground the owners have displayed an array of antique equipment typical of the farm community during the past century. Cider mills, presses, copper tub gas powered washing machines, old saws, bottles and even a nearly perfectly preserved Ford Pinto. The camp store is well stocked with RV accessories and often needed food products. They even have a late 50’s era fire truck that they give both oldsters and youngsters alike a ride around the campground. Sometimes we don’t go camping to do something – we go so we can do nothing. It was an extremely enjoyable and relaxing weekend. We will go there again. We were sitting out under our awning around a campfire with some newly found friends as darkness arrived. The sunset over the little pond in front of us was awe inspiring. If you are coming through Richmond, Virginia, and want a camping spot for a night or two you might want to check this one out.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
We have stayed at just about every ocean front campground from Virginia Beach to Carolina Beach. This is our favorite. It is always clean and well maintained. Great staff! It is an older, upgraded park with grass sites. No paved pads or patios. Some sites near the entrance (Orange section) can get kind of tight with big rigs. We avoid Orange and Blue sections. Prefer Red section in the middle which has larger sites. Sites in the Yellow section closest to ocean are mostly smaller and get a lot of people traffic. With property values climbing ocean side, it is a miracle this campground is still here! Other area campgrounds at Salter Path and Atlantic Beach have been sold and are closed! We have a 40 foot 5th wheel with slides on both sides and did fine with interior roads. We simply love it here and will keep coming back as long as we can. Only complaint is extra $5 charge for a pet. Also Wi-Fi (not owned by campground) is lousy and expensive. We now use 3G cell connection for internet. There was an extra charge for cable TV this year. We declined cable service. Great satellite dish access. Disappointed to discover a Jan. 09 fire burned down store and Wine Market, but they are rebuilding an even better facility that should open by September '09. If you want action, traffic, shopping and crowds, go to Myrtle Beach. If you want a nice clean family campground and a great not-too-crowded clean sandy white beach, come here!
Date of Stay: June, 2009
This is a Federal Corp of Engineers Park. If you have the "America the Beautiful" Senior Pass (Age 62+) the camping fee is $10 for a W/E RV site. If no pass, $20. If you plan on coming here and want electricity and water you must book early. Booking window is six months in advance. Non-electric sites are usually available on a walk-in basis. Walk-in W/E sites are as rare as hen's teeth during summer months. We reserve on "B" loop. Our site had 50 amp power and water. No sewer. Nice dump station close by. We were a short walk through the woods to the lake and beach. Plenty of parking for camper, TV and our boat on trailer. Pets are not allowed in designated beach swimming areas. Kerr Lake is BIG at the dam and water can be rough due to constant summer wind. Water may not be fun for PWC or small boat except in sheltered coves. Great boat launch ramp and parking. Either VA or NC fishing license good on both sides of Lake. Sandy shore line great for swimming and wading. Most sites are not satellite friendly -- too many trees. Verizon 3G coverage was available. We love NBP and go every June.
Date of Stay: November, 2007
Horrible site access. We were in a 35' TT pulled by a dually. Could not make turns to get on assigned site & had to cross another site. When leaving, again could not make turn due to trees and ditches on road in front of site. Campground help directed me across a vacant site and camper scraped tree causing $700 damage to TT. Staff denied reponsibility. Unless you get a pull thru site in the front rows (and have a long rig) you need to bypass this campground.
Date of Stay: September, 2007
To get to Naylor's you go 2.8 miles past the Rapahannock River Bridge on 360E out of Tapahannock. Go left on 624, immediately turn left again on Naylor's Beach Rd. Go 3.7 miles to Riverfront. Campground is a hidden gem not well advertised. Owned and operated by elderly man who lives on site for many years. Large shaded, thick grassy campsites under huge Oak and Pecan trees. Short walk to waterfront, picnic area, playground, small store, boat ramp and swimming beach. Check-in is 3 p.m. and check-out is 6 p.m. making it nice for Fri.-Sunday trips. Clean restrooms & showers. Very clean campground. Easy dump station. Mostly upgraded 30 amp electric. Electric & water on opposite sides, may need an electric extension cord. No campfires on ground - must bring elevated fireplace. No alcohol on premises policy (not always observed). Dish owners have clear access to 110W and 119W. Open May 1st to September 30th. We enjoy Naylor's and go frequently. If in the area, don't let this under advertised little gem go unnoticed.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
Best beach campground on east coast, period! This was our 20th year visiting this park. We have never been disappointed. Longtime owner and his team bend over backwards to please campers. Negatives include not all sites level, $5 extra charge per day for each pet and "expensive" Wi-Fi Internet access charge.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
We just returned from a full week at Lake Anna State Park. We picked site 32, which is a long pull-thru, for our 34' double slide TT. We also had a second vehicle and a boat. Water pressure on site was very high requiring a pressure regulator. 50 amp hookup was a pleasant discovery. Our site was level side to side. Negatives were large gravel (2" nominal) making under awning area extremely irregular. Dump station and trash dumpster are very far from site. Racoons will strew any outside garbage at night. Driving distance to beach and boat ramp is almost three miles! No place to tie up a boat and leave it. Ramp closes at dusk so boat must be out of water before dark. Our campsite according to GPS was about 500' from water but there was no access trail through woodlands to waterfront. I was able to receive 110 and 119 West Dish network OK. Cell phone access OK. Nice Hosts were present. Picked up both digital and analog TV stations from Richmond and Charlottesville. Ice and groceries not available in campground, 7 miles to nearest store. +++++'s outweigh negatives. We look forward to returning.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
Campground and park are an unexpected gem in the middle of a highly traveled and congested area. NN is to be commended for maintaining this park! Blacktop on many sites is broken and needs repair. Traffic noise from nearby I-64 can spoil an otherwise perfect solitude. Lake does not allow gas motors (good). Bike and hiking trails in good shape. Civil War earth works preserved in campground are interesting. Other historic areas close by.
Date of Stay: May, 2007
An older campground in dire need of an upgrade. Dump station is the worst I have experienced. Sites are small, mostly dirt and and a real mess if it rains. Bath houses are old and have green slime growing on some walls. Playground is rutted and not really safe. Electric is inadequate. Water comes from numerous shallow wells, some with openings at top to allow contamination to enter. Nice store. Great launching ramp for boats. Nice waterfront. Motivation by owners to upgrade is possibly low due to being the only waterfront campground on the lake.