Date of Stay: July, 2010
The COE has done a major renovation of this park over the last year and a half: adding a new loop with 18 big rig suitable sites, all back-ins. They also upgraded all 47 electric sites to 20/30/50 amp service and repaved the roads. The new sites are level, with a reasonable width, but you will usually be close to your neighbor on one side, with more room on the other. The new sites are not well shaded except in early morning and late afternoon. The dump site is close to inaccessable for bigger rigs, requiring some fancy maneuvering to get into and out of it. The hosts were friendly and very helpful.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
This campground is a diamond in the rough. The manager and maintenance man were both very friendly and helpful! This park was built 40+ years ago, with limited improvements but decent maintenance since. Consequently, big rig access is somewhat limited and may take some careful maneuvering. There are a few pull-through sites available, but getting a big rig into them may be a little dicey. The bathroom/shower facilities were clean but definitely show their age. There are a good number of long-termers here, but they were friendly and not rowdy. If you want to just kick back and relax, or want to visit the Culpeper area including any of the numerous wineries, this is a fine place to do it.
Date of Stay: August, 2009
Staff and seasonals/long-timers are all very friendly. Most of the short-term sites have at least some shade and a not too far off level. The pool and small lake are nice. The electric system needs upgrading. In our "50-amp" site, voltage dropped to a bare 110v during the hot afternoon running only one A/C. There appear to be only 3 50-amp sites for short-timers, all the rest are 30-amp. We also noticed that there is a tendency for the sewer hookups to be run over and damaged. Wi-Fi is only available close to the office. Overall a nice campground for a "kick back and relax" stay or to visit Appomatix, Lynchburg and surrounding areas, but short on organized activities. We've camped here 5 times this year, and have another stay scheduled.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
The sites are mostly shaded with plenty of space between them. The staff was outstanding! There are staff members parked on each of the three loops and marked with permanent signs in case of after-hours problems or emergencies. Unfortunately our site (#43) isn't really suited to anything much longer than 28 to 30 feet, even though the listing on recreation.gov shows 80 feet, because of the slope of the driveway and a tree at the back end. We couldn't get our 38 foot fifth-wheel level (front to back)even with the landing gear fully retracted. The staff would have moved us when we pulled in if they weren't full up.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
Had a problem at registration: Registered and paid for 2 nights (Wed & Thur), desk clerk gave me my vehicle tag marked site 29, park map with site 29 indicated, and receipt. Thursday morning, pouring rain and grounds keeping staff knocking on the door telling me I'm in the wrong site and have to move. Show them the vehicle tag, they radio back to the office, who says I'm supposed to be in site 30. Headed down to the office to work it out, with all paperwork in hand. Find that the receipt says site 30. 45 minutes of trying to get them to shuffle incoming folks around so that I don't have to move, without success. After a fair amount of polite but assertive discussion, I finally got them to agree that I would move to the overflow area that morning, and they would "comp" me an extra night due to their error. The overflow area is in a large open field, about 100 yards from the highway, so noisier than the rest of the park. It does have electric hookups, and water hookup if you have enough hose to reach the central water connection (they have some hoses available for rental as well). This area is also a little tricky to get in and out of if your RV rides low, like mine. All in all, a good bargain at the price despite the problem described above. We would probably stay here again if we find ourselves visiting that area again, but from now on I will double-check all my check-in papers everywhere I go.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
Very nice Corps of Engineers campground on Buckhorn Lake with adjacent boat ramp and recreation area. Hosts were outstanding. Of 40 sites (not counting the host site), 14 have water and electric, the rest are dry/primitive. The road in is 1 1/2 lanes for about 2 miles, with tight curves and some steep hills. Apparently very popular with local fishermen, especially on weekends. Plenty of parking inside the campground for boat trailers. No cell service and very poor TV reception. Would definitely return if we're in the area again.
Date of Stay: March, 2007
A nice Corps Of Engineers campground, well maintained with friendly staff. Sites were paved or gravel and fairly level. There is also a boat ramp. Some of the turns on the road in and within the campground are rather tight for a large rig, so if you're not comfortable with your rig, you may want to re-think. Don't expect cellular service or good TV reception (unless you have a satellite).
Date of Stay: November, 2006
Wonderful owners and staff. Lovely view of the New River. Check in at the adjacent gas station/shopette/snack bar/bait and tackle. There are 3 sites with concrete pads at riverside, all others are gravel. Disadvantages: Noise from I-81 made it tough to sleep for some. Bathhouse cleanliness was better some days than others. Rain left some large puddles around sites and along the road. Rate shown is full price for a riverside site. Passport America accepted.
Date of Stay: November, 2006
Our site was cut into a slope, and too narrow to open the awning, but this seems to be the exception. Campfires are only allowed in above ground fire "pits" -- bring your own. Far enough off the main drag to be relatively quiet, and actually had openings over Thanksgiving weekend, though overpriced, in my opinion.