Appomattox, Virginia

Paradise Lake Family Campground

Appomattox, Virginia



Appomattox, Virginia
Phone: (434) 993-3332

Sites: 127
Recent Rate: $38 8/2015

Latitude: 37.3383976404783
Longitude: -78.9372181892395

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $13.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 13.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

21 Reviews

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gegllwy

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Paradise Lake Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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xarmoreddriver

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $35.00
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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. We camped at Paradise Lake Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Village of Appomattox has several museums that are worth a visit. It's also home to the Museum of the Confederacy and several places downtown including Baines books and coffee. The must see of course is the National Historical Park at Appomattox Court House, and walk the grounds that our men, both North and South, came to and decided on April 9th 1865, that enough blood had spilled and enough lives were lost

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SailorGolf

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $27.00
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"Family Campground" is key here. I imagine the summer and weekends bring many local families and kids - lake, pool, playground, ball field. For camping (rv), roads need work, entry/exit to sites mostly mud and the facility disjunctive with 'add on' sites scattered over a wide (field) area over the years. WiFi available only at the office, some antenna tv reception, phone service questionable. This is a Perfect location to visit Appamatox National Park. My rate reflects Passport Am. 2 nights. We camped at Paradise Lake Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

A Quick turn off the main road - make sure gps is set correctly. 3/4 mile down 'back country' road to park but signs along the way.

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sassien24502

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $35.00
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On a positive note, it was quiet up until Saturday night. The staff was friendly when we registered. They put us in a fairly newer site which was completed in July. I asked at registration if our satellite would work in that particular spot. The clerk stated no one had said anything about NOT getting it. So we went to the site which I will say was pretty level for a gravel site. We let out the slides, got all set up and no satellite signal. No cable either. I will say there are a lot of things for children - playgrounds, train on Fridays, bonfire on Friday, etc. There is a hiking trail around the lake, too. We were here when the pool was closed so we can't give an opinion about that. There are a LOT of permanent campers here. In regards to Saturday night, there was loud country music blaring all over. For those who are not country music fans - be prepared for this. We camped at Paradise Lake Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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NAM

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $36.00
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My family and I camped here 5/13-5/19. The campground appeared very clean. The restrooms were cleaned every other day and were well stocked with toilet paper. I was told by a store employee that they renovated both of their cabins and are in the process of renovating the cottage with plans of purchasing additional cabins. The store employee's were very helpful and friendly during our stay. The pool was opened 3 days before we checked out and we did enjoy that. We were told the lake is stocked with fish, but we did not fish while we were there. We stayed on a 50 amp FHU site and found that our power and water pressure were adequate. There is a Wi-Fi hotspot around the store area. There are some potholes as mentioned by previous reviewers, but there is also a 15MPH speed limit sign so if you go slow enough they shouldn't cause any issues. We have stopped here a couple times in the past and I am glad we did not listen to some of the past reviews of this campground, because we thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back. We camped at Paradise Lake Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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LowesTravels

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $37.00
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I'm afraid I wasn't thinking "paradise" when we arrived at this park, nor during our stay. This is basically an older trailer park with some spots for transient RV's. My opinion is that several of the former reviewers were generous with their ratings. The park is fairly quiet, being off any main roads. Access is over a "pothole-a-plenty" paved road, and I had to contend with low tree branches scratching my motorhome. This is an item that really bothers me because it can be handled via inexpensive maintenance. So, this issue and several others confirmed that maintenance was sadly lacking here. I was able to get fairly level at my site, but many others were not close to level. Although I had a 50 amp hookup, my meter showed a fluctuating 108 volts, not enough to run my AC. Water pressure was less than 30 psi. The bathrooms and showers were adequate and cleaned daily. The pool and lake access look like they would be fun for kids. Each site had a picnic table and fire pit. This place may be suitable for folks in trailers wanting to visit for short periods, but not for larger units needing decent utilities and site access. We camped at Paradise Lake Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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CapeGreen

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is set back about a mile from the main highway. The road from the main highway is in poor condition with many potholes. When arriving at the entrance, there is an unmanned booth and no security gates. The office/store is located halfway around the main CG road. We arrived late, drove around to the office, which was closed, as we expected, to get our site info which they said they would leave for us, and then discovered that our site was located back near the entrance. Our site was level. In the morning, I noticed that although the CG was practically empty, our site was located adjacent to their storage area where 4 or 5 old dirty trailers sat in weeds (not a pretty sight). I went over the office at 9am and the store was closed and had no posted hours. After lunch, we left for a few hours and while we were out, I received an email welcoming us to the CG and to “come down to the office to check in as soon as possible and pay your remaining balance.” Sometime during the late afternoon, I did just that, but the office was once again closed. I returned at 5:45pm and this time was greeted by a CG employee. I was not impressed with customer service after receiving that email. The public restrooms are clean but very dated. Had to hold shower valve open for shower. There is a lake with a swimming area on the property and the beach has several covered picnic tables. There are a couple of pavilions on the property, a volleyball court, softball field and game room. There is also a “barn” on the property. At least that’s what it’s called on the CG map. The barn is a small 2 story building that is located in the middle of a row of campsites. It really should be torn down because it’s about to fall down. It appears to me that this property may double as a swim club in the summer months (or did at some point in time). If we return here, it is only because we have family in the area and this most accessible CG to them. The campground as a whole seemed to need much cleanup and work. We camped at Paradise Lake Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Frank Rader

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $31.00
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No reliable internet at site. Water connection tight. Electric good. 1 bar ATT. Level site. Moderate shower pressure. Very clean pool. Nice concrete pad at each site for camper entrance. This is a family destination camp with substantial lake waterfront and kid oriented stuff. Very quiet. Very pleasant bird and animal noises and good place to have a campfire and listen to and watch birds. We will return. From 10, -1 Internet, -1 shower pressure, -1 bath house needs update, -1 potholed entrance road. +1 bird songs, +1 camper entrance pad. We camped at Paradise Lake Family Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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judb

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is in a beautiful natural area and the nearest one to Lynchburg. Other than this there is not much to recommend. Facilities are old and in need of repair. Management is almost non-existent. At entry to park is a unmanned guardhouse with a sign saying you must go to office to register; however, there is nothing anyplace to tell you where the office is located. We encountered four others who suffered the same confusion. In the three days we were there, the office was open only for a few hours one day. The men's restroom had no tissue the first day and no heat on even with the temperature at 34 degrees one morning. Sites are level, but with only a little gravel, very spotted grass and a lot of red dirt. It rained for two days so, with two dogs, we were constantly cleaning red mud out of our trailer. The rate is very high considering the facilities. We camped at Paradise Lake Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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shenandoahvalley

Review Count: 65
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $15.00
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We used this CG as an overnight while visiting the Appomattox National Park. I could not get the GPS to find the address and the entrance is poorly marked, just a double sided sign. The entrance is over a very high RR crossing (so high it caught and bent one of our stabilizers) so exercise caution. The entrance road is full of potholes so drive slowly. The transient area is ok, nice pull throughs with convenient hookups and as we were here during the week it was quiet. Rate shown is PPA good for one night only. CG is ok for a overnight stop. We camped at Paradise Lake Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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tmarshall7

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $36.00
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I should have known from the other reviews, but I was hoping since the last was posted in 2009, things had changed. I was wrong. The only reason I stayed was lack of other cg's in the area. There are so many things I would list as bad, I'll just say what was good. The pool. It was nice and clean, but was certainly the exception to the overall quality and cleanliness of cg. It should be called Paradise Pond as the "lake" is really no more than a farm pond with stale green water and an awful bug (mosquitos, gnats, etc.) problem. We camped at Paradise Lake Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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DB_Engineer

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $33.00
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Staff and seasonals/long-timers are all very friendly. Most of the short-term sites have at least some shade and a not too far off level. The pool and small lake are nice. The electric system needs upgrading. In our "50-amp" site, voltage dropped to a bare 110v during the hot afternoon running only one A/C. There appear to be only 3 50-amp sites for short-timers, all the rest are 30-amp. We also noticed that there is a tendency for the sewer hookups to be run over and damaged. Wi-Fi is only available close to the office. Overall a nice campground for a "kick back and relax" stay or to visit Appomatix, Lynchburg and surrounding areas, but short on organized activities. We've camped here 5 times this year, and have another stay scheduled. We camped at Paradise Lake Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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User755

Review Count: 104
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an ok park for an overnight stay, pull through & back-in sites were crowned, had to use all our levelers. Bathrooms clean, but dated. We assumed they were closing since the deck chairs & tables were filthy with tons of leaves on the deck deck, boats were full of water after a rain 1 week prior. I still don't understand why these parks advertise Wi-Fi when it is only available at the office. The surrounding national park and town were just beautiful. We camped at Paradise Lake Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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tomk

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Site was not level and I had the rear tires off the ground to get close to level. Access and interior roads were pretty poor. The Wi-Fi was only available at office when they are open. We camped at Paradise Lake Family Campground in a Motorhome.

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mellis68

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice little country campground. Not too much to do at campground, few planned activities. Nice small pool and fun swimming lake. We camped at Paradise Lake Family Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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