9 Parks near Cape Charles, Virginia
Nov 2016 - $41.00
We were fortunate to camp here during off season. We had a reservation but were able to pick any site we wanted. All sites are back in and I can imagine during the high season it can be very crowded but for us, during the third week of November, it was perfect. The hiking trails and the beaches in the area were nice with our dogs. We had a water heating issue so we used the showers on site. They were dated but served the purpose with warm to hot water. The Camp Host came to visit and was incredibly nice chatting with my husband. The park itself is just tremendous and we will most certainly come back again during the off season. - aurunner98
Oct 2016 - $40.00
This is a great place to camp. The RV sites are fairly level and not close together. All the sites are back-in and grass but they were firm and did not get muddy even after raining. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Some of the sites are full hookup while others are E/W only. They use to have cable TV but took that out about a year ago when they upgraded all the electrical pedestals. They put in a wifi system ($5.95/day) that is great for streaming. You can also get local channels out of Norfolk. The park, overall, is well kept with plenty of hiking trails, a large fishing pier and beaches. - damatok
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Just across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel from Virginia Beach. Nice State Park with plenty of activities for fishing and boating on the bay. No pull through sites.
(Has 30 amp and 50 amp electrical hookups, but no sewer.) - Bburgbrewer
Oct 2016 - $51.00
Overall the campground was satisfactory. Site was waterfront and the view was excellent. Site could use some gravel as it rained when we first got there and site was wet and muddy the whole week .Big problem with Fruit Flies so I would not recommend you go here in late September and early October. Bathrooms was clean and Wi-Fi was nonexistent. No cable but plenty of local channels. - Biggyrat
Jul 2016 - $70.00
Just back from a week at Cherrystone & loved it! The campground was very clean & staff was always friendly. We stayed in our own RV on a WES site. Electric worked great which was needed this week as it was HOT HOT HOT! (AC ran all week!) There were activities all week long, but our group (kids & adults) were happy crabbing, fishing & swimming. Pool area was clean. We also enjoyed floating in the bay on tubes. During low tide you could go out far! Bring water shoes as the shells can be sharp.
The bait shop had plenty of supplies needed for crabbing & fishing. The main store also was well stocked. The Café & ice cream shop had lots of choices too. The guys did a trip on the Miss Jennifer & had a great time! Can't beat $30 pp for 3 hours of fishing. They have a great fish cleaning station near the laundry room. Sunset's were gorgeous - even on cloudy nights!
The only reason it wasn't a 10, was the little things - sewer connection was higher up than our RV connection, the beach area by Pier 4 could have been cleaned up a little (trash from the bay seemed to collected there), Wifi wasn't great but that's OK bc it kept the kids (& adults) off the electronics, pool needs some maintenance (concrete bottom coming up in pieces), all 5 pool tables in arcade were out of order. Again, it was just the little things. All in all, a great trip. - RVingMama
Jul 2016 - $70.00
This was our first stay at this campground. We got site #652 for 9 nights. The campground was completely full the first weekend which resulted in a crazy experience with unsupervised children flying around on their bikes at night with no lights on them. This is against the posted rules but no one enforces the rules. I was almost hit several times walking my dog when they come flying up behind you. They also fly up beside and in front moving vehicles so beware! Here's the bad first: the sites are grass covered ( no gravel ) with black dirt under it. When it rains, the water ponds everywhere and doesn't drain for days. Your site becomes a flooded black mushy mess with your tow vehicle sinking into the muck. We put out crab pots in the bay between the campground's piers at low tide and someone later goes out and moves our pots to a completely different spot, turning them over and took our crabs out. This happen twice on two spots. Another camper that I spoke got his crab pot stolen that same day. People need to leave things alone that don't belong to them! The good part: They pick up trash three times a day, the interior roads are mostly paved. The express check-in saved a lot time and effort when we arrived on a sold-out weekend. Otherwise, it would have been a 30 minute plus wait to check in. If you've never been here before, this place is huge so I wanted someone to escort us to our site. If you don't ask, you don't get one. They have a reasonably priced cafe and general store on site. We liked this campground but it was a bit pricey for what they offered. - NC RV Travler
Jun 2015 - $48.00
This was our second time at this campground. Since our last stay it has become almost exclusively a seasonal camper campground. The sites left for transients are pretty much the leftovers no one wanted. I got to my assigned site and found a car parked in it (belonged to a campground employee) which required getting office staff to come and push it off the site. While I was waiting for this to happen I was accosted by a "seasonal" camper who very belligerently told me I was "blocking the road" and he wanted me to move my 50 plus feet of truck and trailer so he could get by with his compact car. There are multiple side roads he could take. I didn't need this after just driving for 3 hours, and the car on the site. Very unpleasant experience.
Beach is great for kids, as you can walk to China and still be only up to your knees. Dogs not allowed on beach at any time and no other place for them to run. Lots and lots of golf carts stirring up dust at all hours. I guess if you're a seasonal camper this would be just fine, but it is terrible for transient campers.
Not big rig friendly at all, narrow roads with some impossible turns and lots of tight turns. - scjenk
Oct 2014 - $50.00
New Point Campground located on the Chesapeake Bay is a hidden gem. Hidden because it is rural and you have to want to go there not just pull off the highway. Gem because it has something for all ages and after being allowed to run down by previous owners has been completely restored to a status beyond any other resort in the area. We love the pool but walking the beach, swimming and floating in the bay, watching families play in the calm water, crabbing and casting a line make it a very special place. Walking dogs along nature trail on the Bay, making friends sitting and sunning on the nice stretch of beach, watch jet skis, kayaks and boats bobbing along in deeper channels, riding golf cart around property, going to pavilion for organized meals and activities, enjoying music beachside on a balmy night, venturing into town of Mathews for browsing in Main Street shops or for a nice meal. Recommend you try it...you won't be disappointed! - jmo
Aug 2014 - $48.00
As others have said, most of the campground is permanent sites and we found that most were in decent shape. The non-permanent sites were very small, can you say packed like sardines? Our awning was only a few feet from the slideout of the camper next to us. The constant traffic from golf carts and pedal cars was extremely annoying and their speeds and driver ages didn't appear to be monitored. The permanent sites at Q4 and Q5 have installed their own halogen streetlight on a 10 foot pole which they turn on at sunset and were not receptive to conversations asking to turn it off since it lit all adjacent sites like daytime. The office was not much help with this issue either. We do not recommend this campground. - cobra188d
Jul 2016 - $11.00
Very large park with paved main roads, gravel site roads and grass sites, gated entry, club house, pool, and rec room. Private boat launch and pier which is dry at low tide. Most sites are back in, long and spacious. Only a dozen sites have sewer. Water is between two sites so both need 50 feet of hose and entire sections of shaded sites have no water available. Showers and toilets are 200 yards from sites. The dump station hose is broken at top of stand pipe so you and the rig get a shower but nothing comes out of the rinse hose and there is no faucet to use your own hose, so the dump station is a toxic waste site. Weak and slow free Wi Fi only in rec room. Land area is very large and ½ mile from gate to sites another ½ miles from sites to pool and rec room. No store on site, 8 miles to small store and 20 miles to Walmart. No cable and only a few over the air TV stations. No access to water or any beach. Another TT park continuing its downhill slide. Only about 1/3 of original sites active, all others abandoned and utilities non-functioning. Active sites well maintained. Have both open and wooded (no water) sites. Last 5 miles to park on narrow paved road. Staff nice and helpful, but will not return. - Pepper Dan
May 2016 - $49.00
We chose this campground because we wanted to see what a Thousand Trail campground was like to decide if we wanted to buy one of their passes.
The majority of the park had no electric. The office staff, who was very nice, said it was because of all the recent rain they had. However, I'm not sure if that was accurate since all of the boxes were wire-tied shut and had a "X" painted in red on the cover.
We had reserved a 50-amp site and upon our arrival were given the choice of a 50 amp site that we would have to park in the adjacent street or a 30-amp site that we could pull into. We chose the 30-amp.
The picnic table was in poor condition, and the barbecue grill was rusted and had holes in the bottom.
The campground was mostly empty, although there were a few travel trailers on our row that seemed to be seasonal and no one using them when we were there. - Our rv journey
Aug 2015 - $3.00
This is an old park but kept as nice as possible with little to work with. It is quiet, staff is friendly and helpful. The Family Center is bare, but does provide a slow free WiFi signal. There is a view of the ocean, though it is not accessible. The park is quiet and peaceful. There are sand fleas that are annoying, at least in August. I had several bites that have been hard to get rid of. The restrooms have many little green frogs in the shower area but they are harmless. The park is down a long road and the inner roads are gravel. This is not a busy park, but great for rest and relaxation. We chose a site under trees but there were some out in the open. - dldw1954
Apr 2014 - $40.00
People go out of their way to be friendly and helpful, everywhere in the campground. Very clean, gravel drives. We have a 31 ft rig and it was tight getting it into the slot but we did. Very quiet after 9 PM, all we heard was the Chesapeake and wind. There are some decent restaurants in Mathews, about 4 miles but overpriced and the town is going yuppie. Dinner for 2, ribeye, milkshake, Fish filet and cup of soup came to $65 at Richardsons. It was very noisy but food was good. I will get my own ribeye at a grocery store next time. - Passin Thru
Aug 2011 - $44.00
For me, this park was too expensive for the amenities offered at $44.00 per night. The neighbors were very friendly and helpful as my cord wouldn't reach the electric box because of the trees in the way and found a 30 amp extension cord for me. The water did not look fit to drink so I unhooked and used my water tank. The handle to the water hookup was broken so had to use plyers. The restrooms/showers were satisfactory, but I've seen much better at other campgrounds. Overall I would give it a grade of satisfactory. It appears to be more of an extended stay park than a campground. - Colorado Vagabond
Jun 2010 - $37.00
The Park is right on the Chesapeake Bay. Beautiful view of sun rise. Facilities are very clean and well maintained. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Fishing, swimming beach, pavilion and play ground. No sewer hook-ups must either tow to dump station or use portable sewer tank and drive it to dump station. Not bad for weekenders and longer than 3-4 days and you will need to dump. No camp store, but convenience store is only about 2 miles and major grocer is about 10. Really nice place to sun and relax and fish. - Gibsonjv
Nov 2009 - $10.00
Campground is located in suburban area of Hampton at the rear of a 100 acre city park. Park office is located nearby and staff are very helpful and friendly. Sites are fairly grass/gravel with large evergreens providing shade. Electric is 30amp. Water & electric are padlocked until you register. Arrive before 4:30 otherwise you will have to camp rough for the night/weekend unless you can catch the caretaker cleaning the showers, or driving through the grounds. HRT (bus) stops 400 yards from campground cnr Clemwood Pwy & Little Back River Rd & covers Hampton, Virginia Beach & Newport pretty well. $3.50 buys all day pass. $5.50 allows use of ferries & express buses. Park locked after dark, however road through Campground left open (turn left at 7-11 on Back River Rd) - which creates traffic - especially in the early morning. Nearby Air Force base (other side of bay) also can be noisy - but only during daylight hours. Great place to stay if you have business/visits to do in Hampton/Virginia Beach area & don't have other transport. - Sandy Potter
Sep 2016 - $49.00
Fort Monroe is a decommissioned Army fort in 2011 and is now a National Monument. It's called the Colonies because each of the 13 RV sites is named after one of the original 13 colonies when the nation was in it's infancy. Our site for the week was Massachusetts. The fort is surrounded by water, and was first commissioned in 1861, just months after the start of the Civil War. The park itself does not have many of the regular amenities, like a pool, spa or game room. What it does have are paved sites and paved roads. The sites are widely spaced and are full hookup. At the current time only 5 of the 13 sites are 50 amp, but the new owners are in process of adding 50 amp to the remaining sites. Some sites are shaded, but others are more open and sunny. One of the oddities of the sites is that the water hook up is located on the passenger side rear of the site, so at least a 25' water hose is required for hook up. There are some amenities, like some playground equipment, lots of surrounding open grassy area that was well trimmed, and a walking path that ran along next to the seawall on the Chesapeake Bay. The restrooms/showers are clean and handicapped accessible, but there is just one for men and one for women. In between the shower areas is one washer and one dryer. There is a club/restaurant on the site, called the Paradise Club which serves food and beverages. However, the day that we went was our first day arriving at the campground, and it was also the last day of operations for the club as it was closing for the season. On the up side the RV park was spacious and dead quiet at night. On the down side, the heat during the days, and the presence of various biting bugs kept us from spending much time outside. A different time of year may be better. We paid $49 a night plus tax. There is also no Wifi offered at the park, but due to the close proximity of a cellular tower, our Verizon air card was blazing fast. - SargeW
Oct 2015 - $40.00
This is a nice park with just 13 spots. The spots are spacious and you can't beat the scenery and quiet calmness. We really loved it. Fort Monroe is amazing. If you stop at The Colonies be sure to take a day to walk around the wall of Fort Monroe, you won't regret it.
The park itself is fairly basic. Just one washer/dryer. Two restrooms with showers. A decent supply store. And an ok recreation room.
Access to the beach is across the street and down a 100 yard (or so) driveway. This puts you on the seawall, and there are stairs down to the beach. This beaches on the island are all great for beach combing. - JPen365
Mar 2015 - $45.00
We arrived when there was leftover snow on the ground from previous snowstorms. It was plowed very nice in there, and we were able to get into our spot easily. Once the snow melted, the ground was loaded with dog poop and cigarette butts from other campers. We cleaned up close to 3 packs of butts just in front of our door. It is very quiet here, and you can hear waves from the ocean, and fog horns when its foggy. Very relaxing sound. There is only 1 washer, 1 dryer, and they are right at the entrance to both the shower rooms. If anyone is doing laundry its a tight squeeze, but passable to get into either shower room. Shower rooms are kept very clean. The dryer took 1 1/2 hours to dry one load. There is no internet--not even up at the building. They rent a 2G Verizon wifi card for $20. There isn't any exercise room as stated on the website. Most of the campground is very clean, and the people in the office are friendly. Along the shore that doesn't have a beach, is loaded with sand spurs. Not recommended to walk dogs there!!!! Overall the campground is nice. A few of the sites do flood when it rains, and it will be ankle deep with water when it does. Fortunately, the only water we had to wade through was on the side where our levers are for the tanks. I think they need to enforce picking up after dogs. When we went down to the beach to walk, the entrance to that had a large pile of dog mess left there by one of the office workers dogs. (A few of us watched it go there). The picnic areas are full of it too. They need to enforce people cleaning up after their dogs, which is one thing that not only annoys me, but others. Overall, the campground is nice, mostly clean other than a couple of these gripes, and very quiet. Off season rates are reasonable, and electric is included with the price. I don't know what summer prices are. All the sites are level. - happy2013camper
Oct 2016 - $35.00
We went to First Landing for a quick getaway (we live 1 hour away) and there are a lot of things to do nearby. We had heard about the flooding from Hurricane Matthew, but figured the higher dune line campsites would be open. Well, only one area was open (H) and several of those sites were unusable due to standing water. We rode our bikes around the whole campground to survey the dry campsites. Unfortunately while all of the dune line sites were useable, the loop roads to get your rig to them were still under as much as 2 feet of water! It is unknown when the water will go down. Interestingly, we did notice a couple of camp hosts in the closed area...with no campers to host! Nice job if you can get it... During check-in we noticed that all of the camp sites are being renumbered and many of them will be made site specific reserved in 2017. That means you can a reserve a specific site and no more first-come-first-served.
Back to our site, we 'cruised' the loop to see what 50 ft sites were still available...and noticed 3 of the 50 ft sites had tents in them! Now I understand the reservations were not site specific, but there were tent sites open...and I can't fit my rig in a tent site! We ended up one of two remaining 50 ft sites right in front of the bath house...negative points. Next the grass is full of sand spurs, very sharp, small burrs that grab onto everything! Shoes, pant legs, water hoses, electrical cords, etc! They also are tracked into your rig and are a painful surprise when bare footed. We don't invite friends with pets to camp here because of these things. They need to be cleaned out...more negative points. Did I mention the bath house? Since our spot was literally in front of the bath house, we had pedestrian traffic trapesing though our campsite at all hours. - CGRetired
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Premier state park of Virginia. Sites are as close to the Chesapeake bay as you can get. Shaded site afforded privacy and seclusion. While you can make out sounds of adjoining sites you can't really see anyone. Big difference if you're used to commercial facilities. Extremely competent and friendly staff.
Wonderfully maintained and serviced facility. Due to its popularity this park is extremely hard to get into unless you plan way in advance or use the Notification features on their reservation website. This park is an exceptional value and real natural treasure for Virginia Beach.
Can't wait to return. - Big Guy
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Great start at First Landing again. We love the specific site reservations with their pilot program. Glad to see they are going to expand the program in 2017. It's great to know exactly the site you have and not to have to rush to get to the campground. We can take our time and leisurely drive knowing we have a specific site with our name on it. We do wish they would repave the campground roads, very rough in places and sometimes tight to squeeze through. Great beach experience again, we love no life guards to "look after us". We are adults and don't need those blasted whistles screaming at every "supposed infraction". Quite a bit of trash around on the beach, I wish people would clean up after themselves, but we all know some people just suck the beauty out of everything. Uncrowded expansive sand is our idea of a perfect beach day. The boardwalk over the dunes to the beach needs desperately to be replaced, and have for ten years now, repairing a few boards a year does not make it feel like a secure structure to walk on as well as getting splinters if you aren't careful. They really catered to day use visitors with day use areas well maintained and patrolled regularly by park police. We like the feeling of being all by yourself most of the time, lots of trees and scrub brush between sites. Sprint cell service at the campground is OK and complimentary Wi-Fi is available at the office. Water and 30 amp electrical service is included at your site and worked well. Trees were abundant to hang out hammocks. Relaxation = Wonderful! Overall a great stay and we will definitely return here again! - AXLEONE