5 Parks near Amelia, Virginia
Dec 2015 - $30.00
We were visiting family in the area and needed a place to stay. This was the only campground we could find nearby that was open. When we arrived around 1 in the afternoon, there was a note on the office door that no one was available to call a phone number. We called the number and were told to pick a site that the owner would return after 4 in the afternoon. We drove around the campground where there were large trees and could not figure out where each campsite began and ended or the amenities at the site. We finally parked by the office and walked around to find a campsite. We discovered that they had a paved area where we could park for the night. We pulled into one of the sites, unhooked the RV, and started setting up. The electrical did not work. We had to hook everything up again and try and different site. The second site did have electric, water, and sewer. These sites were in an open parking lot with no trees. When the owner finally came by, she did not have change for cash so she only charged us $30 instead of the usual $35. She told us her husband died in 2008 and she was trying to run the campground alone. It appears that there has been very little maintenance in many years.
We will NOT stay here again. - Athens4me
Nov 2015 - $35.00
Older park not in great shape, but only one in the area open all year. They have seasonals on the wooded sites; we were there only for a night, so they put is in the big gravel lot where you park bumper to bumper with other units and there is very little space in between. But it was winter & wet and we did not get stuck! We would have been more disappointed if we had not read the reviews first, but very little choice in the area for winter! - chasing60
Aug 2011 - $35.00
I was not informed over the phone that cell phones do not work anywhere in the area nor is there a public payphone or internet. There is a lot of alcohol present. The facilities are dirty and in disrepair. The showers clog up. People are charged for use of things including pool which is dirty and is only a plastic lined pool. The sewage hook ups do not properly work and you are charged to dump at dumping station. There are long term campers that are loud 24 hours a day. Refunds are not given. - Dawn-Michelle
Jun 2016 - $47.00
We had an extended stay at Cozy Acres while moving between Blacksburg and Chesterfield. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The bathrooms and showers were very clean. No loud parties or no rude neighbors, everyone we met were friendly. At 10:00 PM the place was quiet and peaceful. The only downside was the Wi-Fi service, which was only available near the office. - Bburgbrewer
Jun 2016 - $47.00
We drove all day from Pennsylvania to get to this place west of Richmond, VA because the comments were good on various websites. We don't select RV parks based on amenities like fishing, swimming, and photos of kids eating ice cream. Our most important criteria is the condition and positioning of the pad we request and are assigned. Here we requested a site clear of trees so our satellite dish would work and were assured from the site we were assigned that it would. Not so. The trees were too dense and too tall. Perhaps once upon a time when the trees were smaller satellite reception was possible, but not now. There were plenty of open pads and I suppose we could of have moved around until we found one with a clear view to the SW, but it had been a long day.
The roads are all dusty gravel and the pads dirt. The pads once had gravel but it is long gone, and all pads we saw would be gooey mud in rain or even days after rain. Our pad was dry, but there was evidence that it had flooded recently.
On the positive, the staff was friendly and the place clean and green. We intended to stay 2-3 days, but given the condition of the park we left the next morning. - Joe67
May 2016 - $50.00
We were really looking for a site in Shenandoah National Park but everything was full. This was the only site we could find anywhere around for Memorial Day weekend. It seemed that there were a lot of groups here and we were just a single family. I guess if you were in one of the "groups" it would be great. - pinesman
Jun 2016 - $37.00
We have stayed here before while visiting family in Richmond. It's not necessarily the most convenient to our family but it feels safe and for the most part quiet. It is much nicer than any of the privately owned RV parks - of which there are very few anyway. We stayed in one of the pull thrus in the back section with 50 amp service and water. There is a dump available on site near the front. The site was fairly long and level. We had enough room for our 45 foot motorhome and the car if we parked it at an angle. It's a bit pricey for water and electric but we will return again. BTW - there is a Virginia State club you can join for free. You can earn free nights at all state campgrounds. - Free
Sep 2015 - $35.00
My stay here was more of a stop over than a destination visit. I am traveling the central east coast this summer and booked my stay in advance to insure a place to park my fifth wheel during the holiday weekend. The park was full with mostly family's enjoying the holiday.
I found the park to be very nice with privacy and loss of trees, which I enjoy. There is a laundry room here with three washers and dryers, a plus for s state park, and they were in good condition. Also the park has a pool and kayak rentals available for campers. - RetiredVagabond
Jul 2015 - $26.00
Great service from park employees, well maintained facilities, very nice water park. The park is in a wooded area with wildlife associated with "the woods." Take precautions regarding insects and mice. - cdouglas
Jun 2016 - $32.00
This is a very relaxing campground with a mix of tents and RV spaces. We stayed with our travel trailer but wouldn't recommend a coach because the spaces are pretty tight. Our site was a back in, level and had a nice tree canopy for shade.
There is no wi-fi, the swimming hole is about a quarter mile walk from the main campground area, paved roads you could bike on and some short, but well kept hiking trails.
There's a small camp store with ice and soda, marshmallows and souvenir t-shirts right at the entrance. About a mile away at the turnoff to get into the park there's a general store with drinks, ice cream, ice, gas, etc..
The staff we encountered were super nice, the whole area is clean and even with lots of kids all around, it was very quiet. - lkc4052
May 2014 - $30.00
This is the third time we visited this park and this is the second time I've reviewed it. We were pleasantly surprised to find the trees that were in our way the last review were no longer present and it was easier to maneuver this park. There are not many big rig friendly sites and you have to call on phone to make the reservation for the sites but it isn't a problem. We saw more tents in this park than trailers which was not an issue. Our site was large with lots of room and easy to back into and pull out of. They now have wifi available at your site so that was an added benefit that we didn't expect. We only received three channels over the antenna, but didn't really watch any TV while there. There is a swimming lake and trails to hike. It's a beautiful park. The bathrooms were always clean but on the last night I didn't have any hot water for the shower. The dump is not in the best location and had to wait to leave for somebody checking in to move so we could get to the dump but we were able to watch from our campsite and pull out when they pulled away. The dump station is located near where the contact station is coming into the park and spaces for people checking in. The only other complaint we had was the park police seemed to like to drive fast and were always zipping up and down the road at a speed higher than posted. There were a lot of kids in this park and it just didn't seem like a good idea for them to be driving that fast. We will go back and am looking forward to our next trip here. - alnal90
Sep 2013 - $27.00
Very pretty state park that surrounds a small, man-made recreational fishing and non-powered boating lake. Access from I-64 is via 2-lane US highways which are in good shape and wide enough to prevent white-knuckle syndrome. The park office carries a few emergency camping supplies, and there is a small general store/gas station (with diesel) on the park entrance road. The park office sells firewood during office hours. Staff is friendly and helpful, and there is an active ranger-led activities program during the summer and fall. Canoe, john boat and paddle boat rentals were available on the Fall weekend we stayed there. Bathhouses were clean and functional during the entire weekend stay despite a full campground. The office advertised free Wi-Fi in the campground. I can confirm Loop B had a strong, functional connection on my iPhone and iPad. I didn't turn on my TV, so I can't comment on the over-the-air TV signal. As with most VA state parks, arriving early for a weekend reservation is recommended since sites are not assigned. The park was pretty busy from about 3 pm until 8 pm on Friday, and the larger RV spots fill quickly. Part of Campground A and most of B and C are next to the entrance road, so you do get some auto traffic noise during daylight hours. But, it does motivate you to get out and enjoy the lake and hiking trails. Tent, pop-up and small trailer users have a good choice of pretty sites by the lake and up on the hill under the trees in Campground A. Larger RVs are generally confined to Loop B and part of Loop C. There are 9 RV35 sites reservable by phone for larger RVs, though anything bigger than 30'ish feet can be a bit challenging to maneuver around the B Loop. I camped in a 27 foot trailer and fortunately had no trouble making the initial left turn into Loop B (there is a tree right next to the road on the left side). There are a few pull-throughs in the center of Loop B and along the road headed to Loop C. All the electric sites had at least 30 amp service. Most of the RV sites I looked at seemed reasonably level. Site 6 was a bit challenging with front/back slope, but a 30 ft trailer was able to get leveled with some effort. All the Loop B sites were hard packed crushed gravel with a fire ring/cooking grate picnic table. A couple had an adjacent gravel tent pad. Unfortunately, the dump station is a bit awkwardly located between the contact station and the parking area for the office along the entrance road. Long RVs might have a bit of trouble getting positioned if there are cars parked in the office lot. Overall, I highly recommend this park for tenters and small RV’ers. We camped here in a 27 foot travel trailer. If you are traveling in a big rig, head north of I-64 almost the same distance to Lake Anna State Park instead – another beautiful VA park with plenty of large sites. - User1054
Aug 2012 - $27.00
First time at Twin Lakes State Park. Check in was nice, go pick your site and let them know the number. It's slightly annoying, though, how the check in procedures vary from state park, to state park. This one wanted both vehicles license plate numbers, and one of the vehicles was not there yet. Just was at First Landing SP, and they could care less. Anyhoo.. This campground is very much suited to trailers, as the sites are very well maintained gravel. Very tight, though, so watch out if you are on the larger scale. We did have a tent, and choose E/W, so it was a bit difficult with the tent stakes and the gravel, but there is a separate tent area if you want. Sites were a decent size, but seemed close together with no foliage between. Bath house was probably the cleanest I have ever seen, maybe better than Disney. The beach sand area was raked and and cleaned nightly. There is a seasonal concessions, again clean and friendly. Paddle boats and canoes for rent. All in all, a very enjoyable three days. If we are in the area again, we'll be back! - laurafergie
Mar 2011 - $22.00
Agree with previous posts, This is a very tight campground with only a few big rig sites, I would say only 4 can fit 35 and larger. Site 26 is the biggest and has a view of the lake. The dump station is in a strange place, you have to circle around to get to it, but I was able to swing wide enough to make the turn. Some of the sites are only big enough for a tent and 1 vehicle. All in all this is a very nice campground, nice and quiet. - kenn209
Oct 2009 - $25.00
This is a small but good State Park Campground. It is tight, but with care a good driver will be able to get around. The park has designated "Big Rig" sites. The sites are level gravel and it very good condition. We used site 26 for our 37 foot 5th wheel. Got in with no problem. The facilities are good and the recreation opportunities are great. They have a nice beach and lots of hiking trails. - Paul M. Kitchen