8 Parks near Altavista, Virginia
We did however find 8 campgrounds within 25 miles of Altavista. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Altavista in the left hand column.
Sep 2012 - $20.00
I stayed for 5 months and paid $315 a month for all utilities. Off peak season is cheaper. I was very satisfied. 1. It's very quiet and the other RVers are very nice. 2. Just an FYI: Trash is located at community trash dump sites throughout the community . There is a set of dumpsters down the street from the park. 3. There's a sign that says not to drink the water. Not sure why. The water didn't taste bad. The park is on a well system. 4. Never had any problems. Awesome camping! Thanks Running Ceder RV! - insadj
May 2011 - $32.00
Mostly permanent campers, but a couple of transient sites. Large sites. Very friendly owner and campers. No dumpster. WiFi goes out during rainstorms, but the owner is great about resetting modem. Traffic to boat launch at Leesville Lake dam, so watch the road. Walking distance to the dam. We stayed here to visit family in the area and would stay again because of the location. - 2hams
Sep 2009 - $28.00
Newer campground with many seasonal campers, though you could not tell. Helpful host and owners were present several times through weekend. Quite campground affords relaxation, within walking distance of Leesville lake, boat ramp and picnic area. Limited game room with pool table, air hockey, several video games and large screen TV. Great location for get-a-way weekend. We will definitely camp here again. - winfall
Aug 2016 - $1.00
First of all, let me say this review in no way reflects the employees at this park, they were exemplary and we saw them working hard in oppressive August heat.
That said, we really wanted to love this park, we've camped there twice and both times had pretty much the same experience. We have a 40ft Fifth wheel that is all-electric and uses 50amp service. We knew going in the park only had 30amp so we were ready to adjust accordingly. However, the 30amp at site 61 was not true "30 amp" Our PMS service would only allow us to run 1 ac and absolutely nothing else, so when checked we were actually running 27 amps. To run the microwave or anything we would have to shut down the ac. In August, unacceptable. We've run 30amp plenty of times and been capable of running more than just an ac.
Thousand Trails has the bones of many beautiful parks in their system if they could see fit to invest in electrical upgrades and road upgrades. Along with the electric, the road was literally a dust bowl, the gravel used evidently crushes to a white powdery substance that even at the 5mph speed limit leaves a cloud of dust and a covering of white over all your equipment. This should not be so. No one wants to have their units and vehicles covered with so much dust you cannot see out of the windshields!
Again, I know no park is perfect, and even with the dust we so want to love this park, it is a beautiful setting, lake, pool..etc. and not that far from many attractions, Lynchburg, Appomatox, etc. We probably will not return due to the electrical issues in the park. Sadly. - buffy
Jul 2016 - $1.00
Nice rural park as others have said. Nearly all full hook up sites and all sites are 30 amps only. Sites have gravel and near all look level, plus nearly every site has good shade cover. Nice big pond and walking trails around the pond, all if so wish you can drive around. Plenty of activities over the weekends we were here. Only small problem we had is the ranger seemed to know less than we did when we checked in, and this was our first time at this park. - M5Adventures
Jun 2016 - $1.00
This is an older park in a rural setting. The lake is available for swimming but I wouldn't venture into it due to the quality of the water. This lake needs some serious attention. The interior roadways are all gravel and some are rutted due to erosion. The sites are also gravel and not very level. When we were here the store was not open. Other than at check-in we never saw any staff on the grounds. There were no planned activities during the middle of the week and little on the weekend. The pool was well used but again no staff present. There was a hot tub as well. We went sightseeing in the surrounding area and found the location acceptable. Verizon is borderline 4g and there are few sites that had DirecTV access due to the large trees. A number of sites in all the loops had the power boxes covered. We assumed these were inoperative. Unlike most Thousand Trails/Encore parks there is a high percentage of available sites for travelers. - BobWW
May 2013 - $42.00
This is a fairly new park close to Smith Mountain Lake. The sites are not level and require some effort to make your rig level. You can get a big rig in but some of the pull through sites require dodging fire rings and trees. This park is okay and is just about the only thing around, thus the high price for what you get. There is no internet service and my Verizon MIFI did not get but one bar, sometimes. If you need to be in the area; this is the place to be, because there is not much else. Access to the park is good and there are a couple of restaurants close by. - montana10
Jun 2012 - $50.00
This is a new RV park. Interior roads and site pads are gravel, some with a fair amount of slope. The interior loop road was not designed for a 45 foot motor home, but we made it. You'll need to maneuver on grass to back-in to your site. No shade is available on RV sites. The office staff was friendly and helpful. The first site we were assigned had too much slope to level. The next site had a faulty electric pedestal, which was promptly fixed. This park is good for a short stay. Smith Mountain Lake is nearby with many recreational opportunities. Nightly rate for park is high. - eaglessoc
Nov 2016 - $36.00
Drove in in the dark from the BLUE Ridge Parkway. Not real close but campgrounds on Parkway closed this time of year. Immediately found a pull through with electric and water. Good Verizon service and satellite worked well. Bathrooms and showers some of best on road in two years. Daylight came and we saw just how beautiful this campground is. Highly recommend. - smitty12
May 2015 - $36.00
This is an excellent campground, and there were quite a few sites that will accommodate big rigs. We had no problem finding a spot for out 40-foot motor home. One can not reserve specific sites, so if you make reservations, tell them you have a big rig, so they will assign the appropriate site for you. The campsites are heavily wooded, so in most cases satellite TV is not an option. All sites have water and 30 amp electric, with no sewer hookup. This is probably one of the most pleasant campgrounds I have been in. - hoppytoad
May 2014 - $36.00
We stay here regularly because we like the access to the boat ramp they have. It is heavily covered with tree's so there is no satellite access. The work campers keep the restrooms pretty clean and the campground is clean. We usually come here on the weekends. - NAM
May 2016 - $25.00
This is just 3 full-hookup sites in the parking lot of the Bedford Visitors Center. Rigs over 30 ft are going to have a hard time, as the spots are in a line along the side of the parking lot. They do not take reservations, but according to the county visitors manager, they do stay full in the summer. They advertise overnight stops only, but it can be arranged to stay 2 nights if necessary. - MThome
Jun 2013 - $25.00
It is what it is. Full hook-up sites at the Welcome Center. Advertizes one night only, however they asked us how many nights we wanted, so clearly more nights are available. Nice Welcome center. A bit expensive for what you get, but we would stay here again if we needed FHU. Can dry camp for $10. - campingandtravels.blogspot.com
Aug 2012 - $25.00
The Bedford VA Visitors Center is located at the same place as the National D-Day Memorial (www.dday.org) - the Memorial is on a hilltop directly behind the visitor's center. The visitor's center was kind enough to install 3 RV hook-ups (w/e/sewer) in their side parking lot. Very good spots other than they are slightly sloped. Good water pressure, great power stability, and Wi-Fi from the center is included. At only $25 a night - great! While they do advertise only one night, ask - you may be able to stay longer if there's no events happening. There's also an elementary school across from the RV spots with a walking track! - TheGrandMan
Sep 2016 - $25.00
We stayed here for labor day weekend, it's a nice quiet, small campground. I had my 3 grandchildren with me so we were a little worried about the lack of things for them to do but they had a great time. They played on the playground the entire time and made friends with other children who were camping there. The WIFI was great and I'm glad it was because cell service is not very good. The owners were very friendly, the facilities and the grounds were very clean. There was a nice little general store about 3 miles away that had everything we needed. - Edson kitchen
Aug 2015 - $25.00
Nice quiet campground. At $25 a night, I was very pleased. No real amenities & nothing really to do, but we just wanted a base to get into Roanoke so it worked for that. Sylvia, the owner, was very friendly & open to any suggestions a camper may have. - rascalydog
May 2014 - $25.00
This is a small campground but, very neat. Our campsite only had 30 amp service and it required some additional leveling with boards we always carry but it worked out nice. Everything worked out and we stayed an extra day. Fish pond was fun but, it is catch and release. Good staff, we would stay here again if the occasion arises. Dumpsters are not on site. It's a pretty good ways to grocery and supply stores. - Larry Jenkins
Aug 2013 - $52.00
Interior roads and sites are gravel. This park is poorly laid out for transient campers. Park caters to seasonal campers. We were escorted to our site. All sites are back in. Interior roads are narrow and little room between sites. Since this is a newly remodeled park, the gravel overlay has some soft spots underneath it. While backing in to our site (assigned site was way too short to handle our long RV) our front tires sank into the gravel. Glad we keep moving or we might have been stuck. Included WiFi worked well. Sat TV was no problem, because there is no shade. Verizon cell had 2 bars. We feel this park is overpriced by at least $20. Probably would not stay again. - eaglessoc
Jun 2013 - $60.00
Campground is on Smith Mt Lake but unless you have a boat or jet ski, you can't see much of it. At the entrance, there is a sign to stop & call a number & golf cart would meet you to go to site. Road is one way, narrow, with steep inclines to 4 levels. Once parked in back-in site, we had good view on 2nd level. Not much room to maneuver big rigs. One issue was that there were no rules or restrictions. Second, issue is the office invoiced a much higher rate($75) for holiday week which was not quoted to us nor listed on website. We had to seek out management since they did not come to us after several hours. We finally got it worked out but left a bad taste on our 4 night stay. They focus more on permanent than overnight campers. - D & B Blanks
Jul 2016 - $37.00
Just enough trees by the campsites to break up the heat of the sun, and not so many as to be in the way. The office is about centrally located in the campground, where there is a large pond that is open for swimming, with a water slide and a fountain out in the pond. Not far from the office is a swimming pool. Some of the many sites are more level than others, all are gravel. Most look like they are pretty good side to side, and front to back is easily corrected. All have fire rings and picnic tables. There is a large pavilion, and several smaller ones. The grounds are surrounded by woods. On summer nights there are fireflys everywhere. It's a very quiet and peaceful place at night. The train track is an active one and we can hear the whistles at night, but, it's not really loud.
Nice place, we hated to leave. - Jimal
Aug 2015 - $38.00
We chose this campground as it was close by to a wedding we were attending. Road from Hwy 460 to campground is very rough and patched with loose gravel. We tow with a dolly and the ramps scraped the road when going over the railroad tracks.
Upon registering at the office, which is pretty far down in the campground, we were given site #9 and were told we would have to go totally around the park back close to the entrance, go around the very back row of a section in order to pull straight into our site -- they said the turns were too close for a camper to get into the site any other way. Upon following their directions to the campsite, the tree branches on the back row were so very low, they severely scraped the roof of our motorhome to the point we were afraid we would be missing air conditioners, antennas, etc. Hubby climbed up the ladder on the back of the MH and did not find any obvious damage, but I'm still not so sure that there isn't something wrong up there.
The campground is filled with permanent campers and we have no real problem with that as long as it wasn't loud. Our site was close to the entrance/exit so we were far away from the bulk of the permanent rv's. - gegllwy
Apr 2015 - $35.00
Stayed here when we were attending the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House which 20 minutes from the park. Good hookups and long enough pull thrus but ours was a tad unlevel side to side, 3 one inch spacers under each door side tire and lowered nose of rig to level front to back. Great owners, always working, and friendly. Need work on park road from highway 460-take it slow and easy. Very quiet and we would stay again if in this area. - xarmoreddriver