We stayed 4 days at Lake Robertson campground. To make reservations, you must call, then send 1 night's deposit by check. No credit cards accepted at the park. It is an attractive campground that is clean and well kept. The bathhouse was clean with plenty of hot water. There is also a laundry room with deep sink. The rangers and camp host were very friendly and helpful. The gravel roads are well kept and the pads are about as level as I've seen. There is a large swimming pool, and lots of trails throughout the park, most around a mile long. There is one that goes around the edge of the lake with benches at fishing areas and lots of trash cans that keeps things clean. The lake has fishing and boats can be rented (no motors). The biggest problem I have with the park is the condition of the lake. The lake is spring fed and crystal clear, but with large algae blooms and lots of submerged plants that extend from the lake bottom to the surface from about the 10’ depth to the shore. With all of the plants, there is no way to fish from the shore. You must rent a boat to go into the middle of the lake if you hope to catch anything. Received no OTA TV signals. Phone service was OK with only 2 bars on Verizon data service. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park with lots of trees. When you call, make sure to give them the size of your rig as they only have a few that will accommodate big rigs. There are a few trees you need to watch for, but we were able to get pass them. There are some mountain trails and a trail that goes around the lake. The pool looked clean but closes after Labor Day. It's very quiet and peaceful. Lexington is about 12 miles and there is a lot to see there. Make sure you get the visitor's guide. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great little campground tucked away in the mountains northwest of Lexington. The campsites are pretty nice. Most are level and some have grass. What the office told me was that the campsites where getting a makeover next year. The sites are about average size with a couple that are very large. The bathhouse was always clean, but small for the number of campsites. The pool was nice and has a lifeguard, but this is an extra charge. The lake is beautiful and has hiking trails around it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is located on the south side of Lexington approximately 30 minutes from Natural Bridge. The park is exceptionally clean and area is very wooded/natural. The campground is not on the water, but the lake is a very short walk away. All the sites have water and electric and there is a dump station on site. The staff at the park were extremely friendly as were all the campers in the area. We have visited Natural Bridge a few times now, and Lake Robertson is by far the best campground in the area! I would have given the park a 10, but there isn't much of a camp store and the sites do not have sewer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
An extension of a truck stop with a lot of green space. Restaurant and fuel available. Perfectly acceptable when running AC, but noise from trucks idling in adjacent parking lot could be a problem with windows open. Nice mountain views. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very odd campground. It's up on a hill overlooking a giant truck stop. There are no signs directing you to the campground. I just noticed rigs up on the hill and figured we were in the right place. It's very far off the road so there's no truck noise...also no cable, no dumpster, no picnic tables and no amenities. There's a charge for internet. Fine for an overnight stop. There's a store at the gas station as well as a full service restaurant. Down the street there's a Super WalMart and the historic town of Lexington. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great overnight park. It is a parking lot with hookups on a hill above a truck stop. It is about 100 yards to walk to the restaurant and convenience store, but surprisingly the noise level was tolerable. We would stop here again. If you need gas in a large vehicle, don't plan to gas up here. There are only two small, cramped gas pumps. Lots of diesel pumps available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here to avoid the hurricane on the coast. Park is small and geared to just an overnight stay. There is no sign to direct you to the RV park. It is behind the Shell gas station. There is truck noise from the parking below the park but it is very minor. Several permanent people but all very quiet, could be because of the weather. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a fantastic overnight stopping place and a good concept! The price is certainly reasonable. Having said that, the utilities, are up at the front of our motorhome and the site un-level to the extreme. At dawn I counted 78 truckers, all with their motors running but they had not keep us awake. Wi-Fi is available to purchase, we used our Verizon box, no TV reception. A view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from some sites. We would definitely stay here again for an overnight several campers left tow vehicles hooked up, we had to unhook due to leveling issues then pull up to connect sewer hose in the morning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground. Very basic. Had all the necessities, full-hookups. Wi-Fi was strong, but had to pay a daily rate of $4.49 per 24 hrs. Mostly level spots. We spent 2 days and never had a problem. According to this website, best offered. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used this as an over night spot. We were in late and out early. The pull through sites are close to the truck parking but the noise is not a problem. As a over night stop, it was a good choice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Right off the interstate, however finding your spot after dark can be challenging. Campground is poorly lit and the layout is confusing. Young lady manning the fuel desk where you check in was indifferent at best. Seemed to view campers as a bother and offered no help when we had difficulty finding our site. If you arrive during daylight hours there should be no problem. Pull through sites at the bottom of campground and are the least desirable. They have no shade, are fairly close together, and are right next to the truck parking area. They are fairly level and plenty long for big rigs with nothing to obstruct satellite television reception. The back in sites farther up the hill seemed nicer. Bathroom and shower facilities were reasonably clean, although I've seen better. Good signal from Verizon air card and good cell reception in this campground. We noticed a weak Wi-Fi signal but didn't try using it. All hookups were good and power voltage was strong. No swimming pool or other extras in the campground, however it is fine for a short stay or in you need to be in the Lexington area. Daily rate is high for what you get, however the monthly rate is very reasonable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very popular truck stop. Campground is on the hill behind. Eight new pull through, big rig sites w/50amp FHU, no TV, didn't use Wi-Fi. Did get some local TV stations on antenna. No trees. Verizon internet card worked fine. These sites are adequate for an overnight or short stay. Lots of night noise from truck engines and generators. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Only place in the area we could find to stay. Check-in was easy at the fuel counter in the Truck Stop. The park is up on the hill behind the truck parking area so it is away from the truck smell and noise. I saw 5-6 pull throughs plus a bunch of back-in sites. Good place for an overnight stop, just a little expensive. We did get TV stations on the batwing. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Fine for overnight e-z on/off of 81. There is no road noise nor cable or wifi. The road to campground is up a hill and getting out requires driving on gravel road with ruts on side. There is a huge truck stop at this plaza behind the buildings that would serve as well if you don't need hook-ups and want to save the $35. We will stop here again - and use the truck stop to stay over. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is on the side of a hill. We stopped here due to freezing rain on the roads. We had to wait for 20 minutes to get registered as the clerk was too busy with truckers getting fuel. We wanted a pull-thru, and what we got wouldn't have been possible to get into without unhitching our towed car. Wet and icy conditions made for an interesting drive up the hill to our site. Not a campground I would recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a decent overnight campground if you can live without cable TV and wi-fi. Noise from the truck stop was not a problem. It was fairly quiet. They only have two pull throughs, but I noticed a lot of the back-ins were almost a straight shot from the curved drive. If you need to stay in the Roanoke area overnight I recommend it. It beats the other parks in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is OK for an overnight stay but information available about it is either incorrect or misleading. Rate charged was $35. Some sites are nice but others, like the one we were assigned, are just a gravel parking lot with unusual site arrangement. Staff was not very helpful when we asked questions and we were told the manager would call us but never did. Additionally, the park is adjacent to a truck stop and noisy trucks ran all night. I would not stay here again at the rate charged even though, as mentioned earlier, it's OK or an overnight stop if you just want to get off the road and nothing else is available. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The restrooms were closed; the door was boarded up. There is no wi-fi signal at the campground. There's no cable. The place looks nice enough but for $30 we expect working bath houses. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A good basic overnight stop. A little pricey for the lack of amenities, but very convenient on and off the interstate and fuel station. The campground was well off the highway and away from the travel plaza, so noise was not an issue. The Wi-Fi signal was excellent, but there was a problem with the internet connection when we were here. Some of the back in sites would be very difficult to access with a big rig. There were a few long term sites in an area off by itself at the back of the campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground is located behind the Lee Hi Travel Plaza, well away from the truck parking. Country atmosphere with a view of the mountains and sunset. We have stayed overnight here several times. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very convenient stop for overnight or while visiting the VA Horse Park or historic Lexington. As the others have said, it's between the multi-level truck stop and I-81 but you don't hear much noise from either at night. During the day, I-80 is a bit noisy when you're outside the RV. They only have 2 pull-through sites and we were told they don't take reservations for them. Verizon air cards work great here. My only 2 wishes would be for more pull-thru sites and well-signed, designated parking area for campers while signing up. You do have to sign up in the truck stop office. However, we would stop here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I thought this was a convenient place to spend the night off of 1-81. It was close to the highway and to fueling. The campground was surprisingly quiet considering you could see I-81 from the top of the ridge. The bathhouse was closed when we visited because it was still cold at night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Managed to get what appeared to be the one site with a sewer hookup higher than the outlet of the rig. Had been going to crash for 2 nights but moved on after one while tanks still near empty. No problem with refund for second night. Had a good meal at the restaurant. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Yes, this is a campground behind a truck stop - but it's a great stopping off point when traveling north or south on 81. Sites were VERY easy to get into, and clean. I didn't see anything creepy, no dump trucks, no pickup trucks full of men. Full hookups beat a WalMart parking lot any night. Great restaurant & store right a short walk down the hill. There is some noise from a parking lot and from the highway in the distance, it's nothing that'll keep you awake. It was actually somewhat interesting watching the trucks come and go at night - a sea of red and yellow marker lights that were constantly changing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's always an adventure to visit the home folks for the holidays. When you add two kids, a dog and a 660 mile trip towing a Travel Trailer, well, just make sure you pack your sense of humor, patience and definitely lower your expectations. After my husband thought it would be a good idea to use Hwy 60 as a short-cut, (I can still hear the kids,"Are you o.k.,Mom?") I peeled my arm off the door's hand-grip and we checked into the Lee-Hi campground for a one night stay. We missed the entrance, too and had to call them on a cell phone. For those who don't know, the campground is accessed on a hill BEHIND the truck stop and gas pumps. You check in at the truck stop office. We chose a site with full hook-up. You'll need it because the bathhouse in the campground is permanently CLOSED. If you have less than full-hook up, then prepare to pony up $5 for a hot shower. We were hungry and tired and went down the road to a very nice Ruby Tuesday. There is also a Wal-Mart in the vicinity with plenty of RV supplies. I walked our dog, who immediately found a curious number of cat litter piles strewn beside what appeared to be a very newly paved campground road. We also noticed that the children's play area seemed to be more of a large cat box than playground. While there was very little traffic in the campground (other than the cats, who demanded entry into our RV at some ungodly hour of the morning), the noise from the truck stop wasn't bothersome. This campground is what it is...an overnight stop if there ever was one. And considering the animosity between truckers and RVer's, I'm sure that the dichotomy isn't lost on the campground's owners. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We planned to stay here overnight on our way home but ended up staying only four hours. Once we ate and rested, we couldn't wait to leave. The campground is located behind a very large truck stop. The campground was not identified from the road and so we passed it initially. Ms. Nonpersonality who checked us in seemed annoyed with having to do so. Their website advertises travel store, coin laundry, game room and restaurant -- all of which require a very long hike from the campground area across the very large and very hot asphalt of the truck parking lot. The only playground I saw consisted of a Tykes plastic boat with no steering wheel and a rusting piece of farm machinery. There were dump trucks running up and down the road in the campground passing our rig, stirring up dust and dirt, and then disappearing up a hill and around a bend. The bathhouse was being used for showers by a parade of men driving up in from the truck parking lot in pickup truck. At 25 bucks a night, I was not expecting a resort, but this place was downright creepy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground being behind a truck stop and between two major roads, is very quiet with most sites on side of hill. Good food at the truck stop, with laundry service and church service available. Stayed there over 4th of July 2003, and site was
quiet, watched fireworks from Virginia Military Institute. Lots of history in area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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Campground sits behind active truck stop but camp area is quiet. Good place for overnight. Very well run campground and truck stop. Live music events at times. Small play area for children. Nice place for a little get-away. We camped here in a camper.
My wife says this is the worst campground we have ever stayed at and I think it is certainly one of the worst. It is mostly a trailer park with about six pull-through sites. The road coming in is a disaster and you wonder if you are going to be able to get out. They do have full hookups and they say they have Wi-Fi, but I was not able to get on line. There is a much nicer city park in Buena Vista (Maury Park) nearby which does not have 50 amp or sewer on some sites, but next time we will stay there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice office staff, interior roads had ruts apparently from rains, a step grade to pull out of park, OK for an overnight stay in dry weather' This is a mobile home park with several RV sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park was definitely only for an overnight stop. The people were very friendly, but we had to go around twice to get into the last of four pull-through sites to even remotely level our rig. We ended up not being able to open the steps while the driver's tire was off the ground on the other side. The grass on our site was at least 6 inches high. We didn't get a cable signal so someone from the park attached us to a site several sites over to get cable. I didn't see any pool although the Passport book said it would be open in 2009. I asked about the pool and was told there was none. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was wonderful. My partner and I travel with 3 Newfoundland dogs. This park has a huge lake and the dogs loved swimming in it. The majority of campers are seasonal. The owners were among the friendliest people we have met. We will probably camp there again when back in the region. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the worst park we have ever been in. It was not big rig friendly. If it were 1920 this would be a great site, but it was not up to the task of serving motor homes of today. Not worth tearing up your motor home to save a few dollars. Getting into and out of was a nightmare. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beware of hill to get into this park. There is a uphill narrow loop in the park to get to the sites. It was a very primitive and rustic park. We would not go back to it again. Very small rigs would be alright in here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is not a park you want to take your motorhome into. Although it is fairly close to the interstate, the access road is very narrow and winding. The actual entrance to the park is a very very steep downhill drive. Although there actually was a pool, it wasn't open and looked as though it is was not maintained at all. The cable doesn't work. We had our choice of 3 pull throughs because I believe the rest of the park is all park models. I must say the gent who checked us in was very friendly and welcomed us, but the park needs some updating. This is a Passport America park, but not very high on our "return" list. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pulling into this place 'down in the holler' (once you turn in, you're committed!) I suddenly thought I heard the Dueling Banjos theme! Difficult approach road, difficult interior loop road, ragged sites (had to run my sewer under the trailer to the adjacent site!), buy hey, the staff was friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.