Nice new park with wide paved campground roads with both back in and pull through sites. Bath house was like new and in the style of newly renovated VA State Parks. Laundry facilities provided in one of the two bath houses. RV sites were large, well separated, and generally level but still needed blocking to level our RV. Some pull through sites were runoff rutted. Plan to arrive early to pick your best unoccupied site. Lots of trails to hike. Camped mid week and only two of the 23 RV sites occupied. Will definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice, newer State Park. 50% disabled veteran discount (very appreciated). Sites have good water and electric, and the dump site is clean and well kept (no sewer at camp sites). Situated next to lovely Lake Anna. Probably very busy in summer, so you may have to reserve. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Super nice state park complete with hiking, fishing, etc., and even inexpensive laundromat services. Can't ask for much more except maybe a lower rate. At $32 a night for W/E I just about croaked! Staff says it's super busy in summer but during fall we were only 1 of 4 or so campers. The camp hosts were also exceptionally nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites are W/E only. Although we had reservations, it was "pick your own" site with no guidance from the staff. Not all spaces could accommodate a 35' 3-slide fiver. The space we finally did find was level and wide, although the surface would get pretty sloppy in the rain. The park facilities are very good and we enjoyed our stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I loved everything about this campground. The whole park is very clean. Big roomy clean sites. Bathrooms were spotless and showers are big and clean.The lake is wonderful and has a beach that is very clean. Nice swimming. I would refer this park to anyone. Loved it!!!! Must see. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The sites here were large and level. Not a lot of shade in the electric/water section. Would have preferred more trees. It was quiet and patrolled regularly by Spotsylvania sheriff. There is a swim beach that was crowded with locals the weekend we were here. The lake water is very warm and there was heavy boat traffic. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is almost too commercialized. It's a very clean park with lots to do including, fishing, hiking and a great beach area for swimming. My only complaint is they didn't leave enough trees when it was cleared so unless you know the park and get there early you won't have shade until later in the evening at most sites. You can't reserve ahead of time so that's why you need to get there early. It is a great place to stay if you have kids because of the amenities which they even have a concession area at the beach and a gift store with nature information that the kids would enjoy. The restrooms are very clean with private showers and even a laundry room. We would probably go back but would prefer a park with a little more trees and more feeling of camping. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Interior roads all paved. Crushed gravel pads for RVs and pea gravel for tents with outdoor hooks to hang your trash away from the critters. Sites were level with very good spacing between them and some site pads longer than others. Sites 24-46 have EW. Extremely clean and well patrolled. Staff was pleasant and helpful and other campers were courteous. The beach and swimming areas were well kept and very popular. There was a trailhead almost right outside our door and we went hiking nearly everyday. Cellphone coverage was good. "Camping Cabins" are available. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here with a group of friends and were able to get sites next to each other. All the sites are clean and mostly level with picnic table, fire ring and pea gravel tent pads. Bathrooms and showers were very clean. Camp hosts and park staff were very helpful and friendly! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Cost near $35 with taxes and a transaction fee added. Lake Anna State Park used to be the Goodwin Gold Mine reaching it’s peak in the 1880’s. The last gold was found during the 40’s then in 1971 the lake was used to serve as a water coolant for the Virginia Powere’s nuclear plant. It was turned into a state park and opened in 1983. This park has hiking trails, bike trails, fishing, gift shop, lake, swimming, ranger programs, restrooms, showers, and horseback riding trails. There is a visitor center with exhibits on the history of the park. We would return to camp at this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I could have cut and pasted previous reviews. We have camped here before and the state parks are EXCELLENT. This was our 2nd shakedown at Lake Anna, and we were getting ready for the summer camping season. Site was reasonably level. Registration is easy and ranger very friendly. Saw rangers drive through on regular basis. Not a lot to do this time of year and we had cold and rain. But a short drive to Louisa and we enjoyed excellent barbeque, ice cream and then visited a winery for a tasting. We had a friend who had never camped at a VA state park before and she was impressed, vowing to camp at more of them. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great State Park. We were the first visitors for 2010 and were very pleased. It's an immaculate park. The Park Ranger was very nice. The only draw back was that it was located about a 1/2 hour from Route 95. We were here for one night, but wished we could have stayed longer!!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a great park! All the water/electric spots are large enough to accommodate the largest rigs. Spots are large, well-spaced, level and hard-packed. Each has a picnic table, fire ring with grill grate, and a loose gravel tent area. All sites, with the exception of several pull-throughs, back up to woods and provide enough space between sites to not feel crowded at all. The two bathhouses were very clean and were equipped with private showers and laundry facilities. The dump station had two sewer outlets, water connections and trash dumpsters. Park access was excellent with state/county roads large enough for big rigs. Hiking trails are well-maintained and marked, and many are multi-use pedestrian/horse trails. The park lake access has a beach for swimming in the summer. Firewood is available for purchase at the park office. There are several convenience stores outside the park within five miles, but no camp stores for RV/camping-specific supplies. Overall, camping facilities at Lake Anna were the best I have experienced in Virginia. I highly recommend visiting in October when the leaves are changing colors and the crowds are small. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have camped here before and the state parks are EXCELLENT. This was a spring shakedown getting ready for the summer camping season, and gave us a chance to camp next to friends with the same purposes. Site was reasonably level though friend had more problems. Pea gravel on area on side of coach could accommodate tents and was cleaned prior to our arrival and neatly groomed. Registration is easy and ranger very friendly. Saw rangers drive through on regular basis. Not a lot to do this time of year but hike through woods to lake was nice. Outside of park are several winerys and some reasonable places to eat. Dump station on way out has access on 2 sides to facilitate crowds, and was level and easy to use. Biggest issue is need to level coach in sites with more unevenness than would be expected. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our first time to this park. Very nice state park camping. This was beautiful cool crisp fall weekend. Park was not crowded at all due to off season. All facilities are in excellent repair and clean condition. Family oriented campground. Interior roads are paved..great for bike riding. Camp hosts where very nice folks. Went out of their way to make sure our stay was pleasant. Did not see a bad site anywhere. We were on site 32 a huge pull through. Great trails and beach area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Lake Anna State Park is a large park with several trails for horseback riding/bicycling/walking. The park is in a rather remote location so be sure and bring all the food/beverages/consumables that you'll need for the duration or your stay. The campsites are large and spaced well away from one another for lots of privacy. Since it was towards the end of the season, the campground was fairly empty. The lake is located adjacent to the campground and is accessible from a paved walkway (downhill towards the lake). It's about a 10 minute walk. It's not listed on any of the pamphlets, so be sure and look for it. The restrooms (2) were large with laundry facilities and 5 showers each. We enjoyed our stay, but may not be back due to the remoteness of the park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice Virginia State Park. Plenty of hiking trails, swimming in the lake (roped off area for swimmers) and activities for the family. The host came by as we were setting up to tell of about events for the weekend - I saw them do the same for all new arrivals. The host even shoveled out the fire pits upon departure. The lake and visitor center are a 10 minute walk down a paved trail. They encourage boaters and provide parking off of your site if needed. Will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this park. Numerous hiking trails are wide and clean. Even though it is not right on the lake, it is only a short walk down an asphalt trail to a very nice swimming beach. Sites are some of the largest we've seen, and very well kept. We would definitely go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent campground with roomy sites. The facilities were spotless and well-maintained. The only down side was the lack of sewer hook-up. But, the quality of the rest of the campground more than made up for this. Will definitely go back in the spring. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We loved this campground! The sites are level and huge - both shady and open available. On the first night we were the only campers in the entire campground and the most any night was four. The host was very friendly and helpful. The campground loop with 50 amp is new, clean and has excellent roads. The bathroom/shower building is also new. There is no WiFi. The drive to the lake and beach is long but we were there to take in the Civil War sites around Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania. This involved some driving but the campground was so nice it was worth it. Another great Virginia State Park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice campground. The sites are huge. I suppose this is to allow campers who bring both a camping unit and a boat. Swimming beach and boat launch are included in the camping fee. The campground is relatively flat which is good for bicycling. It also has a lot of hiking trails. We will camp there again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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Another very nice Virginia State Park. A number of large pull through sites to go with the large back in sites. This is also one of the state parks that offer pop-up camper rentals. We stayed there over Labor Day weekend and one of our friends took advantage of this - I believe the rate for the pop-up was $50.00 a night. The campground is a 10 minute walk from the beach and boating area. Would definitely come back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We really enjoyed our stay here. It was a beautiful Fall weekend, with great weather. The campground was filled almost to capacity, but was very quiet. The sites are large, and spaced nicely apart. The bath houses were the nicest we've seen at any state park, complete with laundry facilities. We will definitely return! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
As others have stated, this park is brand new and there are some bugs to be worked out, but overall, a wonderful addition to the otherwise bleak camping options on Lake Anna. The w/e sites will accommodate the biggest rigs. Several nicely equipped pop-ups are available for rent already on sites and there are 10 or so very nice cabins are also available. Sites on the camping loops have been cleared for more cabins, but I'd rather see those sites used for additional campsites. There are 2 bathhouses with private showers - very well cleaned. Many hiking/biking trails are available, but the maps are confusing - again, the park is going through the growing pains and, based on our experiences with the other Virginia State Parks, by next year, these problems will be rectified. Pets are welcome, but the Virginia State Park system charges an additional $3 per day for pets. About Lake Anna: this is the second largest lake in Virginia and was created to provide a cooling water source for the Lake Anna Nuclear Power Plant. It has become a major recreational area and power boat/jet ski noise is considerable. The park offers a very nice beach/picnic area that can be quite crowded, but it is well patrolled. Lifeguards are on duty during the day at the clearly defined beach swimming area. A single boat ramp is heavily used - it would be nice to see a separate launch area for kayaks/canoes. Fishing is good and, for paddlers, there are quiet coves to explore with an abundance of birds - herons, osprey and the occasional bald eagle. Beach use and launch fees are included in the camping charge. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We decided to dry camp with our RV and found a great site with fairly level place for RV. The tent sites are huge with rounded pea gravel, excellent and soft for tents. Even the RV sites we drove past have a spot for a tent or screen porch. Restrooms were very nice and showers are family style on the back side of the comfort station, so a parent could take in several children and not have to have mom and dad each take up a shower. There is an outdoor sink space so tent campers can clean dishes. All in all a great spot and the beach area is super clean. The trail from the campground to the beach is about 1/2 mile through the woods and down a rugged trail. We took it on bicycles, but decided to take the paved road back to the camp. That was almost 2 miles. The visitor center offers gold panning lessons and history (yes, there was gold mined in northern VA) and there is a 1 hour pontoon boat ride ($3) that give a brief history of the area while cruising the shore. Biggest complaint about the sites was that being new, there is little screening from other sites and so it can be barren in spots. The VA reservation system may need some work. We called early in the week and were told all water and electric sites were taken. We got in Thursday and there were MANY sites available. By Saturday noon, there were only 4 W/E sites left, but I wondered how closely these are really monitored. We will definitely be going back, as the grounds are well kept, nature is all around, and it is less than 2 hours from Washington, DC. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a really nice campground. I am not sure what everyone compares a short walk, but about 2 miles to the beech is too far for me walk. I did have a pull through site. They do not assign a spot just tells you to go find one that doesn't have a card hanging up. All w/e sites were taken even though I had prepaid for one, so I had to wait until someone left their site to get into mine. The beech was really nice and had a blast there. We will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a brand new Virginia State campground, which just opened Memorial Day weekend in 2006. Sites 1 to 23 are for tents and have no hookups. Sites 23 through 46 have water and electric. There are several large pull-through sites that could handle the largest class A rig. All the sites are large, level and well separated. Each site has a large table, fire ring and lantern pole. The sites are constructed very well with crushed stone for car and RV and with a large area of pea-gravel for tents or other shelters. The drainage is excellent. We were there during Virginia’s record breaking rainstorms and the site stayed free of standing water. The campsites are only a short walk from Lake Anna, which has a nice clean beach, snack bar, picnic areas, and boat launch. There is a dump station on the campground entrance road that can handle two rigs at the same time. The $29 rate is for water/electric sites. Dry sites are $23. The camping rate includes the State Park admission and use of the beach. This is a beautiful location and we plan to return many times. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had come in and booked for two nights. Once we were there we realized it was not going to be for us. No level ground, no sewer, place was a mess and had cats running all over the place. We stayed one night because we had family that stayed in tents. We asked for a refund for the second night but they said they dont do refunds only gives rain checks. I will be giving those to someone else because we are not going back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Let's start with the pluses: great people to deal with, easy choice of sites, wonderful tenting areas, right on an arm of Lake Anna, staff quick to help and correct problems (just tell them the restroom is dirty and it's tended), well stocked camp store, great views and good water with mini-beach areas for swimming. We checked out the area before deciding to spend a weekend and are not sorry we did. Met great folks, had relaxing time, and enjoyed ourselves. Now for the minuses: few level sites for RVs, hookups shared with others, dump station on top of hill, road in to campground (and up to dump site) could be improved, some campers let dogs run and leave messes where ever, electric box had no breaker plus boxes were older and loose, a few folks were not observant of quiet hours. In summary, this is a rustic site with many seasonal/permanent trailers (at the back of the property) where they welcome you and you can relax. But do NOT expect state park level sites with well maintained hook-ups. If you are into tenting, this is DEFINITELY a place to consider. If you have a larger RV, you might want to look first. The pictures in the web site are excellent and very representative of what we experienced. We would go back on a non-holiday week or weekend to enjoy the people, the lake and the ambiance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have camped here many times with different results. Some sites have been great, others not level and so deep in the woods that satellite was impossible. Overall it is a nice campground and really meets our needs for visiting relatives in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate is for Coast to Coast members. We were in Glen 2. Our site was very wide with gravel to park on and grass next to it. There was a table and bar-b-q on the site. The playground across from our site was well maintained and large. Would have given higher rating, but when we took a walk we found a number of other areas that were very run down. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Check in was easy with the friendly staff. When we arrived I did not think we would get satellite due to all of the trees. We were assigned site #295 which is a large open 30 amp full hook up site at Coast to Coast rate. There are many shaded sites. Dish Network and Verizon cell and air card service worked great. There appear to be 10 sites set aside for C2C but not exactly sure, we made our reservations online. There are residential sites and some of them are not in the best of shape. We did not see the stagnant pond but did see the large beautiful lakes. Numerous things to do here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have never seen so many old, dirty, degraded, disgusting, broken down and apparently some abandoned campers in all my life, possibly from past permanent residents. Some parts of it looked like a travel trailer grave yard. The pond was stagnant, the lake looked OK. It was awful. The few sites with water/elect/sewer available to camp in are in various areas around the campground; however, they are mixed and mingled with the permanent folks. A few people had fixed up their permanent places very nicely, but they are surrounded by the not so nice. It's ridiculous. People do drive slow in the park, but the dirt roads kick up a ton of dust and within 2 minutes, our car was covered in a thick film. I did not feel safe except when we pulled out of the gate. The presidential cabins looked good, but that's it, nothing else. The staff were nice - so there, the only plus really. We are Coast-to-Coast members but won't spend our $10 to stay there again. It's too scary. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We hold a membership at The Wilderness. We typically make a weekend trip here every month. The overall condition of the property is in good shape. The bathhouses, depending on which one you go to, are in good shape and for the most part clean. There are not any TV or internet hook-ups, but this is no problem for us since we prefer to sit back relax and enjoy the peaceful scenery. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Worst campground I have stayed at in a year of full-timing. Unfriendly office staff. Horrible utilities layout (sewer impossible to use). Looks like a low scale trailer park. Noisy jerk across the way. Only 2 washers and dryers. Only 2 showers. Lots of amenities but the camping stinks. I stayed as C2C. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Though amenities were available (i.e. pool, workout room, restroom), they were a long walk and we did not use. We were there as Coast to Coast members. This is a "member" park for residents, primarily. It is not a great place for temporary camping. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For the price (Coast to Coast), this was okay. But be aware, if you use this place, that the sewer sites (half of the available sites) may not allow you to use all hookups at the same time. We are sitting on a site that has all three hookups, but the water and electricity hookups are on one side of the motorhome about sixty feet away from the sewer hookup on the other side. Interesting. The other caution is that this is a time-share business. We are not here under that compulsion, but if you see the tours office out front, don't get hooked into it. When I went online to try to find a web address to include in this review, I found nothing but awful stories about how badly people had been ripped off by the company that runs this place. If you use it as a stopover, it's a decent place. That's all. We camped here in a Motorhome.
In my opinion, I feel that everyone should petition and Black-List this facility. The owners and managers have locked-in honest campers from multiple states. The one-and-only thing professional about them is "Professional Scam Artists!" My recommendation to anybody and everybody is too stay clear of Spotsylvania, Virginia completely! Their motto should be "Virginia is not for Lover's" in this town. The only "Commonwealth of Virginia" is the wealth of the common "Scam-Artist" at the Wilderness Presidential Resorts! We camped here in a Motorhome.