Bracey, Virginia

Lake Gaston Americamps

Bracey, Virginia



Bracey, Virginia
Phone: (434) 636-2668

Sites: 350
Recent Rate: $42 7/2015

Latitude: 36.5674946057174
Longitude: -78.0768620967865

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
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 no
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • 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 yes
  • 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 ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

26 Reviews

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aj3u

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Good and bad here. 6 out of 10 based on the overall experience. We stayed 4th of July weekend. The check-in was at the guard shack which is 1/4 mile or so from the campsites. A worker guided us with a golf cart to our spot. I was a bit surprised and concerned though when he turned onto a gravel and muddy road that eventually lead to a tight road through the trees to our spot. Our spot was 5 degrees off of level left to right according to the auto-leveler. I shuffled back and forth for probably 15 minutes and blocked up as much as I could, but could only get it to 2 degrees which is too much to use the leveling jacks without risk of binding. So, I just landed the jacks without leveling and we just sucked it up and dealt with an unlevel coach for the weekend. Most spots look this way and I saw many campers on a slant. There is zero Verizon cell signal. Zero. Not even enough to make a call. There is no Wi-Fi, even at the office. It has been turned off for whatever reason. Now I understand we are "camping" but these days being connected has become a way of life and not being able to even make a phone call or text is a safety concern, at least for me. There are a lot of permanent residents - some friendly, some not. Okay, all that said, there are many things to like. The view of Lake Gaston is awesome. You can fish right from the bank or swim if you want. The pool is large and up to date. They had a DJ every night in the pavilion building. We rented a pontoon boat from the nearby Holly Grove Marina for $150 for the day which was an awesome experience and allowed us to spend a day on the lake. Most campers seem to be there to disconnect in a state park/wilderness type environment and for that this place is perfect. If you like to remain connected to the outside world while camping, or if you are picky about having a level spot, this might not be the best place for you. Worth a try but beware of those two things. We camped at Lake Gaston Americamps in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Holly Grove Marina offers full tackle and bait shop and affordable boat rentals.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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kanem

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very tight maneuvering for a 40' MH and toad. Our site only had 30 amp electric and water. No big deal since we were just overnight. Nice area with amenities. Would probably stay again. We camped at Lake Gaston Americamps in a Motorhome.

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RVWeGo!

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Great Campground. We stayed here overnight on our way north. The rate reflects a winter special. The campground staff is wonderful, very helpful. Our site was a pull through, with a concrete pad and a beautiful view of the lake. In the spring and summer this place has many things to do - swimming pool, fishing, boating, mini - golf. Wi-Fi is excellent. Camp store is well stocked and has a good selection of items. Complimentary coffee in camp store in the mornings. We will definitely be staying here again; hopefully, for a long stay to enjoy all the facilities. We camped at Lake Gaston Americamps in a Motorhome.

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virginianola

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This is not a "regular" campground, it is more of a small town made up of permanently installed fifth wheels and trailers. But it is perfectly fine for an overnight stay. It is organized along Lake Gaston, a pretty lake between Virginia and North Carolina, and offers lots of water-based recreation. The hook-ups work well and the concrete pad is level. There are not very many temporary hookups so it might be a good idea to call ahead if you are traveling at a popular time. The people who work here are very nice and busy getting ready for their huge Halloween haunted house and party. No, thanks... We camped at Lake Gaston Americamps in a Motorhome.

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CanDo

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Good Sam discount $38.52. Office staff was very friendly. Narrow interior roads. Big-rig pull-thru sites have a LEVEL concrete pad. All utilities worked well. All sites in the trees so no satellite. Lots of unpaved interior roads, so beware. Staff knowledge of big rig ability to turn is limited. Would only stay again if necessary. We camped at Lake Gaston Americamps in a Motorhome.

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c+jp 5rvers

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

When we pulled in, it looked like a trailer park- but not in a good way. So many trailers with built in enclosures. UGLY to say the least. The road into the campground was fine, but to get out, it was narrow. The site was concrete and very large. Out of the way to get there. But, was beautiful surrounding. Would go back to Lake Gaston, but I think I'd find another park. Convenient to interstate. We camped at Lake Gaston Americamps in a Fifth Wheel.

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Mumpsterj

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

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Has a few pull-thrus for short stays. If you need to stay longer they will have you move to a space that may or may not be paved/level. They cater mainly to long term (years) camper set-ups. We camped at Lake Gaston Americamps in a Motorhome.

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Veebyes

Review Count: 196
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We had an unplanned visit due to a breakdown. Can't fault the folks who run the place at all. All were most accommodating & helpful. Yes, it is mostly seasonal. All of the seasonal sites are well kept. There is a long list of rules & apparently they are enforced. It is very quiet during the week. Just a few others like us passing through. We would normally avoid the mostly seasonal campgrounds, but this one breaks the stereotype, & we would return again without hesitation. We camped at Lake Gaston Americamps in a Fifth Wheel.

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werv247365

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice views. Park is mostly residential. The park is clean and staff was very friendly and helpful. The gnats were horrific and made our stay most unpleasant. Would probably not return for that reason. We camped at Lake Gaston Americamps in a Motorhome.

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Waynem

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Mostly a permanent resident park. Very few residents visible while we were there. We were only staying one night so we did not ask for sewer. The site we went into was not level, and the wheels were coming off the ground trying to level it. The site was dirt. One site up from us in the tier was a full hook up site with a cement pad. I called the office and asked if I could change and they were most friendly and agreeable. My suggestion is to ask for a cement pad site. Other reviews of terrain are accurate. We would stop here again for overnight. We camped at Lake Gaston Americamps in a Motorhome.

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lee72

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 1 night at this gated RV park while traveling. The gravel pull through site had water and electric but no sewer connection and was next to sites with concrete pads and full hookups. Dump station was difficult to get to when we were leaving. Gravel roads were uneven and tight. This park has more sites with permanent RV/TT than sites for traveling RVers. Staff was friendly and helpful and escorted us to our site. This park has a beautiful lake. Probably would stay here again while traveling but not for a long term stay. We camped at Lake Gaston Americamps in a Motorhome.

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BBQTVPA

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

The use of the intercom is great since the office is a ways back on the property. Well worth the less than 6 mile drive off of I-85. We will stay here again. This is an older campground that is being brought up to date and does have lots of permanent residents. We camped at Lake Gaston Americamps in a Motorhome.

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Va_Millersx5

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

There are a lot of permanent residents here. Some even walked through our site, and many acted like we were in their way. The staff was friendly, but the pool very crowded, and if you don't know the lake, it can be dangerous. It goes from 20 feet to 3 feet without warning, and in the middle of where you think the channel should be. We stayed here 4th of July weekend. On check out time, my landing gear broke and one of the seasonal campers next to me bent over backwards to help us out (as he did when my propane crossover valve went bad on day one). He called a buddy that brought over a floor jack and helped get the rig on the truck. The park was very hard to navigate, hilly, windy, narrow dirt roads, some with huge trenches in them. You had better be comfortable pulling a camper to come here. No lakeside beach, only a small boat launch in main camping area, with an improved launch by the pool. Water front is on other campers sites. If you can find another park, I would suggest it, but in a pinch, I would stay here again. We camped at Lake Gaston Americamps in a Travel Trailer.

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Leslie C.

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We have camped here about 4 times as this is the only acceptable Lake Gaston campground that doesn't require a membership. We love the lake! he bath houses are always nice and clean with plenty of hot water. As others have stated, there are many permanent trailers there with decks and such and also a LOT of gold cart traffic. The sites are not level. We have always had a hard time leveling here, and once or twice had to just be unlevel. We have small kids and there is no beach or swimming area for the lake. It is just grass and then sludgy lake bottom. The pool always looks clean and nice, but I have a pool in my backyard. I'm there for the lake. The only way to truly enjoy the lake (other than fishing from the shore) is to have watercraft. Also, if you have a large trailer or RV, it is extremely difficult to navigate the roads to and from your campsite. The roads are very narrow, windy, and the other campers even take up some of the road parking. We had to pull our trailer through a ditch and almost flip it to get out of there once. We camped at Lake Gaston Americamps in a Travel Trailer.

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det62

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped, overnight, on our way south. Park has very friendly staff, and the site was nice. We would return. We camped at Lake Gaston Americamps in a Motorhome.

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