16 Parks near Chesapeake, Virginia
May 2015 - $26.00
Small city run campground that accommodates smaller travel trailers or fifth wheels. No big rigs. Fresh water access is the biggest issue for this campground, as most sites do not have water supply nearby. Most sites are not level and there are some pooling water issues when it rains. Don't waste your time washing vehicles/trailers, as this place can get very dusty. - Gmapatime
Apr 2014 - $27.00
This is my family's favorite campground in the area. It is quiet, lots of trees, not crowded, and has a very friendly staff. My kids love the putt putt golf course and two large playgrounds. My wife and I like the fire pits, hiking trails, and spacious area. There is also a nice lake stocked with fish. One can also rent canoes or paddle boats. No water hook up to RV, but there are water spigots near every lot for fresh water. Only reason I don't give a 10, is the bathhouse isn't the most clean or modern, but hey, you're camping! Great, fun campground overall! - Navy Steve
Oct 2012 - $27.00
The CG is run by the city of Chesapeake, Va. It has gravel/dirt sites, which were level. Some sites have electricity. Bathrooms clean but very rustic. Concrete walls hold the cold, so no showers for us wussy Florida types. Did laundry but had to call the ranger to make it work. They had changed how much the laundry cost but that was not listed anywhere. There was a long walk along a forest trail. It is a very wooded area. We ended up being the only people to stay the night at the CG which was a bit spooky. - RoadVenture
Apr 2016 - $37.00
Once inside the campground you must navigate narrow roads and tight turns to make it all the way to the back for the "pull-through" site area by "Tent Town". Paved sites are very nice, but hope it doesn't rain since the surrounding grass and mud in our case was 2"-3" lower than parking pad and filled with water quickly. The drive back takes you through a storage area that reminds one of a salvage yard. In the rules you are told they are inspected by the "health inspector" every 3 weeks so campsites should not appear to be permanent residents. This is basically ignored, plus children can be seen walking back from being dropped off by school buses. The approach from the north on US17 Business requires a tight left turn across a drawbridge then a quick left on the narrow road the campground is located on. The good, close to Norfolk and surrounding area. - Teacher's Pet
Oct 2014 - $37.00
The long and short of it is only camp here if you want to canoe or bike around the Great Dismal Swamp. Our takeaway was that the Swamp should be renamed to "The Really Not so Bad Swamp" and this park should inherit the "Great Dismal" name. Starting at making the reservation it took 20 minutes on the phone. Then at check-in, we waited another 1/2 hour. Then the entrance gate doesn't go all the way vertical so I had to negotiate it so that didn't hit it with the trailer. To get to the campsite you drive way back including a nice tour of a RV storage yard that looks like a RV graveyard (but hey - you can inquire about buying abandoned RV's). The site had low-hanging trees that brushed our rig as we pulled in. The site is paved but so narrowly it's hard to get your rig entirely on the pavement. I plugged in our electric only to have the box spark and electric go dead (glad I had a regulator/surge suppressor in line already). They sent a tech who grabbed MY 30A to 50A adapter AND $300 surge suppressor to test with, only to receive a bigger spark and no power. We called to try and get a new site while he worked on the power pole but they couldn't move us fast enough and he got it working (again grabbing my gear without asking to do a final test with). The bathrooms are marginal, showers look more recent but not well-cleaned. Showering was an exercise in tolerating being scalded and frozen along with a 95db ceiling fan in your ear. No paper towels or hand dryers in the bathroom. Lots of seasonal residents with ill-kept places, but that suits the park as everything the park owns is ill-kept as well. With driving range, horses, train room, exercise room, rental bikes, rental canoes, sports courts, tractor displays...the RV park is simply trying to do too much and failing at all of it. It all needs maintenance. It's all run-down. The only upside to our stay here was that we met a really great family camped next to us and met nice people in the laundry room. Otherwise it was hard to see anything in the park that wasn't in some state of disrepair. - Boyinks4Adventure
Jun 2014 - $27.00
This is a nice wooded park. The parking pads are adequate but in need of updating. Sewer hookups are for their permanent residents but the pump out is free and easily accessible. They will come to your site to pump out for $6. It is safe and all permanent campsites are well maintained. It is true that part of it looks like a trailer park, and the very back part has some very long term residents, but it is located near the dismal swamp trail and the staff is friendly. Pool closes at 8-- a little early for hot summer nights. Good Sam discount available. - NaniGulfShores
Jun 2016 - $20.00
This is a private club that allows visiting members to park overnight in an area close to the swimming pool. Call ahead for directions and approval to use the facilities. - A hitch and hop
Jul 2015 - $25.00
Very clean restrooms and laundry facilities. Very nice people that run the park which is within a few miles of an upscale neighborhood with lots of shopping and restaurants. This park has a mixture of dirt/concrete parking and most sites are back in. There are no pull-through spots and if you like jet noise, you will get your daily and nightly dosage. This park has events planned for guests often times allowing one to meet their neighbor. This RV park accommodates 45 foot vehicles. - Dsc
May 2014 - $28.00
Pros: Military and family friendly. Short walk to the ocean. Full hook ups. Clean and safe area. Paved and even lots. Easy to get to once you're on base. Cons: If your RV is over 30 feet long, and you decide to use the main gate, you have to call ahead and arrange to have the barriers removed. They tried to tell me my 33 foot long rig could make it through the gate, and we got stuck for almost 45 minutes when we got there! No fires allowed at your site. There is a group fire pit in the "older section". No pool or playground for the kids, but the ocean is right there! - Navy Steve
Aug 2012 - $17.00
Easy access to campground for military. No need to go through a security gate and mess with the ID each time. The access code provided by the office moves the security gate. The campground is well run. The grass usually gets mowed once a week which is nice. AT&T phone service in that part of VA Beach is week. Mi-Fi works OK. The campground is a converted trailer park which means the sewer connection is directly underneath the back wheels. That is a pain to hook up. All in all, we like the location and set up and would stay here again. - rwarner22
Jul 2014 - $25.00
We stayed here during our pack and load out, since it was the closest park to our home. It was clean and well-cared for. Some of the sites, including ours, were too close for privacy. In addition, water is shared between two sites, necessitating the one on the right (us) having to run 50' of water hose under the unit to a pedestal almost under the awning. Finally, some of the full time and seasonal residents have let their units deteriorate or have surrounded them with tarps, tents, etc. This is always a detractor for us. We would stay here again if we had to be in the area, but likely not for vacation. - bigdipper
Aug 2013 - $22.00
We have stayed here several times, and it was always a nice stay. This time it was better! The grounds were better maintained, and the overall appearance of the campground was much improved! The new manager was becoming very involved in operating the campground rather than just being there! We will definitely be back! - ournextstop
Apr 2010 - $20.00
A great FamCamp just a few miles from either Virginia Beach or Historic Williamsburg. Campground hosts were very cordial, pleasant and knowledgeable, though I did have trouble getting them to return my call when trying to change reservations. The campground is well kept and in great repair. The base has all the usual amenities and is small enough you don't have to travel miles and miles to get to them. The Naval Air Stations and Norfolk Airport are far enough away you don't hear much jet noise, though there is some. There is some road noise in the sites up near the office but it isn't too bothersome. Wireless Internet is available for $7.95/night or $14.95/week or even better per month. Verizon works well and the cable TV has over 60 channels. Satellite access is available from most sites even though there are many trees in the campground. I would definitely stay here again. - GatorJohn
Oct 2016 - $55.00
Park is very large! Lots of seasonal and permanent rvs. Big rigs no problem. Very quiet because of time of year. Even though it was very empty they still put us close together. Don't get that. - Paige Taylor
Sep 2016 - $55.00
just stayed over night, pull thru sites, were roomy for our 25 ' R V. office staff pleasant. jets did go over head but didn't bother us. - yorky
Aug 2016 - $65.00
We checked in on August the 9th for a two-day stay at this park. We typically prefer to stay at KOA campgrounds simply because we find they are cleaner and have more amenities. This campground did not disappoint in that department.
The reason for the bad value rating is because NO WHERE in the information on-line does it stipulate that Naval Jets fly over this campground until 2 a.m. then begin maneuvers again at 8 a.m. It was ridiculous. Quiet hours in this park are from 11 p.m. until 8 a.m., yet it's acceptable for this disturbance to take place nightly when the military is practicing! It's both rude and inconsiderate to individuals who have come to this facility for REST and RELAXATION. This isn't an inexpensive campground either.
When my husband complained about the noise, the front office staff got VERY defensive. So, unless you want to experience the "rockets LOUD blare" nightly, you might want to stay elsewhere. Our two small dogs were terrified by the noise. While the campground is lovely, we will not be staying here again. Shame on KOA for not giving full disclosure on this website about the noise issues! I cannot imagine that ours is the only complaint. - Jhill Peran
Sep 2016 - $75.00
This is a very large park but it doesn't feel too big because they subdivide sections with trees and shrubs. We stayed in the super sites and they were wonderful. Their fire rings were actually raised metal outdoor fire pits. Very nice looking. - Couch9748
Aug 2016 - $68.00
This is a very large and noisy campground. I felt that I was being a bother to the person that checked us in. We were handed the map with our site circled and told to locate it ourselves. In a park this size an escort should be provided to help locate your site. The campground has 4 pools and only 1 was open on the very hot day that we were there. The 1 pool that was open was so crowded I don't think it would have been safe to swim in. The restrooms and showers are modern and clean. It is nearly impossible to watch TV or talk to someone because the noise from the military jets that fly over constantly is deafening. Fortunately, we were just passing through the area and only stayed one night. I will not be staying at this campground or in the Virginia beach area again. - Freelander1
Jul 2016 - $60.00
Stayed in busy summer months when short notice reservations weren't available elsewhere. Space 19 is next to busy bus stop/office/pool etc. Dirt and some grass with adequate services. Pretty noisy throughout the day and night with live music each night.
Get a supersite if you need to stay there which have more space and better services.
Easy to get in and out and convenient to Virginia Beach. - BellasRV
Jul 2016 - $10.00
We stayed here as Coast to Coast members. There was an additional $9 a night park fee, raising the cost to $19 a night. The resort is very clean and well maintained. The sites are all level with concrete pads. There are no fire rings but you can use a portable raised fire pit. We had no problem getting in and setting up. We have stayed here before and will not hesitate to return. - slay
May 2016 - $46.00
We enjoyed your stay and it was a clean park and shower rooms. But they are cold no heat in the shower rooms and there is no hot water in the showers. Even the bathroom sinks have no hot water. Seems like a health issue. The roads are asphalt and in good shape the camp sites a cement pad with a well maintained grass around it. In fact they cut around the motorhome and car. I was not happy about that. In general it's a nice park. - Jim Daniel
Nov 2015 - $17.00
Stayed here for 3 nights. We were very happy with our stay! Security guard escorted us to our site since we pulled in after dark. We were happy to find a concrete pad at our site since it was raining. The bathrooms were close and VERY clean. Our only complaint about the bathrooms was the small size of the showers.
The laundry was great- clean and inexpensive. All machines worked great (I used all of them for my big family LOL). Wi-Fi was strong and consistent. Plenty of room to maneuver our rig. And the best part was the location, just down the road from Sandbridge beach. Also close to all kinds of nice shopping and restaurants. We also took a day trip down to Kitty Hawk to see where the Wright brothers flew. - Susiecamera
Regulus Ave. Oceana Naval Air Station, Virginia 23461 (map) | (757) 492-7545
Sites: 20 | Latest Rate: $25.00 | 7 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Nice parking walking distance to the beach from the campground. They let you pick your site, east or west facing parking on concrete wit nice big concrete patio. Lots of WiFi towers. Weekends are full so make reservations. There are a couple "Buddy" sites. Landscape maintained. No fenced doggie park. Only negative is not the parks fault..black flies and some other little biting bugs. Haven't seen skeeters. - CookieRV
Aug 2015 - $25.00
Great military campground.
Campground host went out of his way to make our stay great.
Close to Oceana Commissary and exchange.
Nice back-in site with full hook ups, cable TV and Wi-Fi.
Path to the beach. - thetravelkids
Jun 2012 - $28.00
Well maintained grounds and just a short stroll to the beach. The old section (north) of the park is closed and being refurbished due to reopen later this year. The park is wide open, no trees or bushes of any kind to protect from the sun and wind. Pads are all concrete and very level. Don't expect to sleep in during the week as the troops march by starting at about 6:30am. The sites are right on Regulus Avenue which has high traffic volume during the week. - cobra188d
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