1 Park near Crozet, Virginia
Nov 2015 - $45.00
This visit started off very badly but ended very well. We arrived on a Saturday and they had only two spaces left, both in the upper area. No matter how we tried, we simply could not fit our camper into that space a way that would allow us to unhitch without the trailer starting to roll and being in danger of bending our jack so we gave up. We got a full refund, somewhat less than cheerfully, though that may have been because of how incredibly busy they were in the middle of a free hamburger supper. When we asked about boon docking until the next day when another campsite would be open we were very firmly told absolutely no boon docking anywhere at any time in their facility. We were directed to a Walmart in Staughton. We left upset and frustrated and ended up at the KOA which was open instead. Because we had business in the area, we came back the next day to try again and, as we had been told, they had many spaces for the three nights we stayed. The owner said she was really glad we came back and apologized for what had happened the day before telling us she felt really bad about our situation. We got a very nice spot on the lower area. The lower area is really really nice with a sweet babbling brook, a decent sized dog park, a nice laundry and lots of stuff for kids to do. The internet connection is the absolute best and we could even However, if you are driving anything bigger than a van I would not advise going into the upper area. It is narrow, the slope must be 13% on the hill judging by the gear I had to put my vehicle in and the upper lots are horrible, not level, the roads up there are lined with deep ditches you can't drive over and it is very hard to turn the corners. At one point on our way out I thought our trailer was going to tip over. The permanent residents live up there and they compound the problem by parking on the narrow roads. So I would give it a 9 or even 10 if not for the nasty start to the visit and if you do go, stay out of the upper area. - Judy Birchland
Sep 2015 - $45.00
I got information online about Misty Mountain from some locals and prior campers on a forum, so I knew what to expect. Access of 64 was great, driveway was easy to get into with no clearance issues. Check in was quick and painless. I requested a site that I could easily maneuver my 37' fifth wheel in and out of when I reserved and was given site V-7. The biggest rigs can get in and out of the "v" sites with ease, however the power pole is directly behind the trailer and limits overall length. The neighbors sewer connection was within 2 feet of our picnic table, but some others were UNDER the seat of the neighbors table--gross. We walked the upper sites to check it out, the road is made to be more treacherous than it is, but once up there everything is tight. Wouldn't go up there longer than 25'. When we got back from our walk the Progressive EMS was shutting down due to low voltage on line 1. I walked to the office at 7pm Friday night, and the maintenance man was at the site before I walked back. While he didn't really understand what the EMS was or how it worked he agreed to replace the 50A breakers in the morning (it was dark by this point). I used a dogbone and ran off 30A for the night with no issues, as it was cool enough for one a/c. We didn't get back to the trailer til 10pm the next day but found the dogbone on the steps and the trailer plugged back into the 50a with no issues. I felt they handled the situation well. We did not spend much more time in the campground, out and around all weekend. Great place to use as a home base for doing any of the numerous thing the area has to offer. We would return to Misty Mountain, but it is more a home base than destination. - ferguson65
Sep 2015 - $49.00
This is one of the few campgrounds within easy driving range of Charlottesville, VA (about 25 min. to the East). This CG is not far off I64, so its easy to find if arriving at night (as we did). This is a well run professional park with lots of staff to attend to the park and customers needs. Good services, nice store with LOTS of RV goodies. Topography: Its almost like two parks in one... You have the site areas near the office (which are basically on the flat fields), then then you have a road going out back into the woods and up a steep winding grade (and I do mean STEEP), to another collection wooded ridge sites atop this little mountain. We stayed near the road. All connections were adequate: AC power levels - good, water pressure fine, cable tv - umm, acceptable. Verizon: weak but fine. My site was far from level - front to back or left to right (which could have been fixed with a little grading work guys). Fellow campers there were all nice. Safe little place. The road out front of the CG is a small two lane highway. Its busy, and often filled with fast moving vehicles manned by seemingly quite impatient drivers - so use caution. Due to the surface of this highway, and the speed of the vehicles, there is quite a bit of road noise being blasted into the park (the road does thankfully quiet down some at night). The road noise became wearing after a few days...
Overall, a great place to stay, while you take in Monticello, or enjoy all that Charlottesville has to offer (which includes some great shopping). - Rogue Traveller