1 Park near Buena Vista, Virginia
Aug 2015 - $20.00
First things first, this is a Passport America campground, but they charge more than the 0% ($4) and when I brought it to their attention, nothing was done. However, it is still nice for a big rig because it is a big open field and huge sites. They mostly have water and electric, but the dump station is convenient. It is on a river, and there is also a train that goes by twice in the night with loud horns. The water pressure is very strong and the water is good. Good electric (30 amp except for one 50 amp site) and it was well maintained.. Now, the sights around here are beautiful! The mountains are spectacular, and there is a beautiful old brick mansion on the property. There is also a lot to do...baseball field ,tennis courts, skate park and a pool...but the pool is a public pool a mile from the campground and cost $2.50 person if you're camping there . The pool was busy and very clean, and most of the lifeguards seemed to b doing a good job watching the kids. This campground is city owned, and there are actually 2 campgrounds, the one we were in with no shade and one at the top of the hill that would have been very difficult to maneuver in...narrow, windy roads and lots of trees. Our air conditioner seldom stopped running because of no shade, but the 30 amp service did accommodate both air conditioners. Lots of lighting at night made it a little bright inside without using night shades. It was quiet except for the trains at night. Wish they could have gone through in the daytime intead. We would definitely stay here again. - Ginny H
Aug 2015 - $25.00
This park is 6 miles from I-81, exit 188A, easy to get to. It's very informal, and first come first served. They recognize Passport America, so one night was less than $20. There are full and partial hookups. The camping area is just a big open field, with little shade.
Downtown, is very close, and has the essentials.
Plus: Great price and hookups.
There are clean showers and rest rooms.
There are a lot of summertime events at the park, from concerts to car shows.
Many trash cans around the camping area.
Sites are pretty level.
Close to town and gas.
They have propane.
There is an Ice Cream stand on the grounds, with very good ice cream at a competitive price.
Right next to the campground is an old historic house, (Paxton House) that gives tours.
Minus: Very little shade
No-one seems to clean up after their pets. It's right on a river, but, it is a minefield to try and get to the river bank.
No WIFI. Or cable. No TV reception at all on the antenna. (in a valley with high hills all around.)
There is a railroad line close by, and they like to really lean on the whistles in the middle of the night.
Bottom line: If your just passing through, it is a good place to lay over for a day or two. - Jimal
Oct 2014 - $18.00
I could not find any site with sewer hook ups. Nor could any of the other campers. They allow RVs and tents. The office is open very limited hours. It is basically a big field with a ball park and some very sorry tennis courts. No Wi-Fi, cable TV or shade. It is convenient to the Blue Ridge Parkway (5 miles) and good motorcycle roads in the mountains. - JimSC