6 Parks near Appomattox, Virginia
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
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Like the name says, it is a RV Park not a resort or campground, paved roads and 30 paved level sites with grass and good utilities. No pool, no showers, no RR, no store, no laundry or playground. Close to Confederate Museum and historical Appomattox Courthouse National Park. All sites open sky for satellite. Good cell, strong free wi fi in site C-11. Good base to visit area but not a good value. Park three fourths empty in late July weekend. Recommend staying 2 nites to visit Nat'l park and museum in one full day. One mile to town and Walmart. Don't stay in site 1 thru 10 as on busy entrance road to MHP. Staff helpful and friendly. - Pepper Dan
Jul 2016 - $40.00
This is an Escapees Park; they do not allow discounts the week before or of a holiday. We were here the week of the 4th of July. The value of this park is bad. No pool, no cable. It even lacks a picnic table. They claim to have wifi, we hooked up but that was it. We were here four night and could not use the wifi. The wifi is non-existent. Being close to the freeway, there was some highway noise. All sites are pull-through; some are shaded. There are some residents in the park. For the most part, they are well-maintained. The park is close to the National Park; the Museum of the Confederacy is right across the street. We were here in a 40' fifth-wheel. - oldbluejay
Jun 2016 - $35.00
This campground is basically an open lot beside the road. There are a few trees but not many. The sites are level and big enough for comfort. Lots of worker type seasonal residents. Pretty significant road noise. Very convenient to the town of Appomattox and the Confederate Museum. - mary mcmoo
Oct 2016 - $30.00
Huge lake almost circles this state Park. There are 2 campgrounds, well in the trees. Because of the land topography, some are just not level...but many pretty good. After March 17, 2017, the smaller campground will take reservations per spot. You cannot see the lake from the camping spots, but it is very close. We kayaked the day away. There were some small boats with trolling motors with people fishing. There is a beach...kid friendly. Wal-Mart about 15 minutes away...easy to stop and enjoy some history along the way. - YFF
Oct 2013 - $30.00
Wonderful park in beautiful setting. The park was nearly empty during our 3 day stay with only about 5 campsites occupied overall. Very quiet, great hosts and fairly level sites. Don't count on any Internet or cell access during your stay. Depending upon where we walked we had up to 1 bar on both Verizon and AT&T. Using our rooftop antenna we were able to get a perfect HD picture on the local NBC station and one other. The roadway into the park is narrow and we had to move over for an oncoming car to pass. I wondered how 2 RVs would manage to pass each other. We would definitely stay here again. - Rob&Terri
Jul 2013 - $27.00
We are big fans of VA State Parks in general. We loved Holliday Lake. Very quiet. Paved roads. Well kept. Clean bathrooms/shower houses. Beach area clean. The kids loved swimming in the lake. Lots of activities--boat rentals, fishing, hiking, interpretive events. We will return! - scoby75
Oct 2016 - $15.00
As always this jewel is clean, well maintained, with clean bathrooms & showers.
C loop has electric hookups only, but there is a water fill, & dump station.
A & B loops are first come first served, but A loop is for tents & small units like pop ups. There are two lakes for fishing & swimming, with a nice beach area, and a playground. - bukhrn
Oct 2016 - $10.00
Great campground! Level gravel sites, well spaced, and an incredible value. We stayed in B loop, which had electric (for an additional $5/night), but no water. Big fire pits with swing grills and even hanging arm for pots or kettle. Each site has a bear-proof food storage locker, which seems to have successfully deterred bears from bothering to come around. Camp hosts rake each site after departure, so new arriving campers are welcomed to a very neat, evenly raked gravel site. A loop is more hilly and woodsy, but mostly tents and the smallest of RVs. C loop is reservation only, and is the most wide open and treeless. B loop FCFS. Absolutely no Verizon signal. Park rangers make very frequent "compliance runs", so don't even think about breaking any rules. (They are extremely friendly and helpful, however.) The "alcohol prohibited" signs were not notices, but were posted as "warnings". Very strict and intimidating for those of us who enjoy a cold beer after a hike or glass of wine with dinner. (But that is a statewide park rule, not just here). We will definitely return to this lovely campground. - Libre RV
May 2015 - $17.00
This is a wonderful National Forest Campground in a little valley deep in the mountains. The campsites are level and well kept up. There is 50 amp electric service, but no water or sewer hookups. Some campsites are in the open, and in these satellite TV is available. There is a nice fireplace and picnic table at each site. There is fishing in the two lakes in the campground, as well as swimming in one of the lakes. The campground is a few miles from any sizable town, so be sure to take enough groceries to last during your stay. - hoppytoad
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
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Peaceful campground on the James River. We spent a weekend to go hiking and rent a canoe for a 6 mile trip down the James River. This park offers a lot of trails for hiking, 3 ponds for fishing and canoe, kayak, tube rentals. For camping it has 2 primitive campgrounds (one on a pond the other on the river), 1 RV campground (water and electric only) were we stayed and a horse campground.
Our site was mostly shaded and most all the sites were separated and private. Thin woods between each site. We had a great time and will go back again. - Joe J
Jul 2016 - $30.00
We stay here at least two times per year-the first trip of the season and the last with sometimes a couple thrown in during the summer. It is a great campground with roomy wooded sites and excellent restrooms/showers. - pinesman
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This is another example of the high quality of Virginia State Parks. The Park is clean and well maintained. The park host was friendly and very helpful coordinating a quick repair to the site 50 amp breaker with park maintenance. The bathrooms were spotless with modern toilet facilities including a laundromat. There is a new visitor center with daily activities. Pull through sites and back-in sites with 50/30/20 amp service are available. Dump station is located at the park entrance with easy access. We had no problem navigating our 38 foot MH through the access roads and park roads. There is no WiFI, no TV reception and could not get satellite reception. Verizon had 2 bars. The main attraction is James River access that offers fishing, kayaking and boating. The park has excellent access with boat ramp. - Russ60