21 Parks near Gloucester, Virginia
Aug 2015 - $6.00
The rate reflects the Thousand Trails club price, $3 daily fee plus $3 per day for 50 amp. Not all TT parks charge the 50 amp fee, so it frustrates me when we do have to pay. Typical TT park that is way off of the beaten path and I hate the narrow winding roads we travel to get to nearly every park. We did have a nice, level, and shady site fairly close to the swimming pool. They re-opened the adult swimming pool and it was nice, but the people were not. Loud, obnoxious, rude people in the pool so we did not stay. That is not the fault of the park, just our luck for the day. Plenty of space to ride bikes, walk, jog, and enjoy the lake. Seemed to have lots of activities for people of all ages. If I was in the area, I would return. - Highway Star
Jul 2015 - $1.00
This is one of our favorite Thousand Trails parks, adult pool was being redone and the family pool was already done with nice new pool furniture & umbrellas, staff very friendly & helpful, we will return. - DBLR
Apr 2015 - $0.00
Before I talk about the campground, I want to say a word about the ice cream in the store: GREAT. What a deal - $2.70 will buy you what they call 1 scoop but which I would call 2 1/2 scoops and - you can get two flavors in this '1' scoop. Now, about the campground, the sites are large, level (where are were) and grassy with a picnic table and a fire pit. We backed into the woods so it was fairly private. The sites are gravel. There are actually some nice trails around the park that I'm sure not many take. We prefer the campground atmosphere of TT to a manicured resort and this fit the bill. It is about 45 minutes to Yorktown, Jamestown, and Williamsburg. It is also about 55 minutes from Richmond. We enjoyed breakfast at Olivia's in the Village in Gloucester. l would most definitely camp here again. - swike
Jun 2016 - $71.00
This was our second stay at this Yogi Bear. The first time was when they were just switching over to a Yogi Bear campground so we thought we would give them another try since the first trip was not a favorable one. This time we got a pull-through on the back side of the common field area, which was site #30. The site was level in certain places and had some shade. The sewer, power, cable and water connections worked and located near the middle of the site. The sites are very close together. The only problem is this area does not drain well so if any small to moderate amount of rain comes, your site will flood with lots of standing water (up to your ankles). This was a holiday weekend so the park was full and they had lots of staff on hand. This site is directly located on the main back road so you get all the dust kicked up by all the vehicles and golf cart traffic. They have a speed limit for all vehicles including the golf carts but no one obeys it especially the staff members flying back and forth on their golf carts. Nothing is more frustrating then trying to eat a meal at your site with dust just covering you and your food with golf carts buzzing by you like worker bees. The price you pay for the site is way too high for the small overcrowded pool and basic park amenities. The park is filled with local folks that live on average 10 to 30 minutes away so they utilize the day pass option for fishing, crabbing and boat launch. The next time we come back to the area, we'll look for other campground options in Williamsburg or the Chesapeake Bay / Virginia Beach area. - NC RV Travler
Jun 2015 - $70.00
This campground has a large number of permanent campers who are not very friendly and act like they own the whole park. During our whole stay we felt like we were in a trailer park that nobody wanted us in. The pool area and playground are too small and were always packed. We will never return to this park, by far the worst place we have ever stayed simply because we felt so unwelcome by the regulars. Also the small pool and water park are open to the locals, a lot of wild teens. Too crowded and unsafe for small kids. We wasted a lot of money here because they wouldn't allow us a refund. Never again. - Skip the hammer jiblet
Jul 2013 - $54.00
We camped here for 4 nights in a 31ft RV and had a pull thru site which was very long. We really enjoyed this campground. There is a nice pool with an attached small splash area and 2 small water slides (not open the entire day.) Also a jumping pillow, movies at night, small rec center, and adequate store. Nice boat dock area where everyone fished. Very nice enclosed dog park on high ground. WiFi but no cable. Bathrooms had complete toilet sink and shower in each room. Only complaints were that bathrooms needed more hooks and benches, and the area right outside our front door was muddy. We didn't have enough room to put out our outdoor rug. It rained hard our last day there and there was lots of standing water. Also, they really need more bathrooms because many sites are taken by tent campers in groups with lots of people. Be aware that they sell memberships to locals to use the pool so it can get crowded. This campground is off the beaten path a little and you have to pay a $1 per axle toll on bridge. We enjoyed the seclusion and were still no more than 30 minutes from major attractions. Highly recommend this campground. - PurdueGirl
Oct 2015 - $35.00
This is a very large campground, so in season I would suspect that it would be very crowded given its location to Williamsburg which is about 20 minutes away. We notice that some of the sites have a strange location for hookups but most do not. There's a great playground for kids and a very nice swimming pool for adults and kids along with an amphitheater for various festivals. The on site restaurant is fantastic real Italian food. Great campground in the fall and spring as it's not crowded at all, the summer could be a zoo but most campgrounds near the water and Williamsburg are. - NPmoto
May 2015 - $33.00
Second time we have stayed at this campground, site the first time here was much better. Location works for us as we are visiting family that live near. As others have reported the restaurant on site is excellent. When we are back in the area will stay here again. - Wingn1
May 2015 - $63.00
We stayed here over the 2015 Memorial Day weekend. I enjoyed the campground. There were some issues. The bath house needs to be updated, it was somewhat clean but needs to be updated. The fun zone looked awesome from a distance. When you got close you could see that the birds have pooped all over the first one on the right that you come to. There was also standing water in another. The other playground was big and nice, my son enjoyed playing there. On a positive note, the campsites were nice. The sites were plenty big and spacious. We stayed in a Patio site. Good access to the River and awesome views of the Chickahominy River. The pool looked nice, but we never used it. I would stay again. - gusman38
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
Jun 2016 - $34.00
It has become a very expensive park with poor maintenance, uninformed park personnel, and we were eaten alive with sand fleas and mosquitoes.
Asphalt sites are not wide enough, and the asphalt is crumbling and if it rains the sites become a big puddle.
Great scenic park for a bike ride, hiking, or paddle boating. - Traveling Dan
May 2016 - $34.00
The park itself is nice overall. There are a lot of sites, with generous spacing between sites. Aspalt pads with grass and trees all around. Views of the lake are plentiful. Sites were not level and some would have been difficult to get into for our 33' rig. The park could use some maintenance on the roads and tree triming. We had to close our windows and turn on the AC only because of the late night noise of helicopters taking off and landing at the nearby military base. - the Fishers
Feb 2016 - $30.00
Great place to stay. Some of the sites are not level but the one I stayed in was comfortable if just a shade tight. Worth a visit if you are in the area. It was a little cold so we limited our outdoor activities. Looked like there were lots of trails to explore. The ranger station was still under construction but should be done shortly. The restrooms near our campsite were closed for repair also. First time for us staying there but would return. - Birddog2you
May 2016 - $27.00
We enjoy camping here each year. We stay in the newer loop (B). The campsites are well maintained with picnic table and fire ring, and the roads are wide and clear for navigating a large rig. The driveway is paved with a pebble rock area for the fire, and picnic table. Super easy to back in (or pull through) and level. Most sites have shade during most of the day. In the other loop (A), the sites are smaller, not paved, have picnic table and fire ring but more shade. Bath houses are a short walk away and clean. It's WAY off the main road so very dark and quiet. There is a nice walking/ biking path, playgrounds, and beach (though not for swimming). We do like to walk to the beach and walk along the water: it's just beautiful. It is not within site of the camping area, but the walk is not too far. (Unless you have little kids but there is parking near the start of the trail.) The pool is nice and well maintained, with a diving board, life guards and snack bar. The only thing I would change about this campground is the location of the playground. It is outside of the campground. It's within bike riding distance but really too far to walk to with little ones. The same for the pool really. It's a little closer, but too far to walk with heavy pool bags or little kids. However, there is plenty of parking near both. The reservations used to be first come, first served. They are changing to site specific reservations, but there really isn't a bad site at this campground. They have buddy sites so 2 campers can be near each other and these might not be pleasant if you didn't know the other person, but the other sites are pretty private. - mattifer
Apr 2016 - $35.00
SInce the last reviews were in 2014, here is an update. The CG continues to be one of the best around and continues to be well maintained. There are two camping loops. Loop A is the best for travel trailers and motor homes. All the Loop A sites are paved and have an adjacent fire ring and tent pad. We set up our screen tent with plenty of room to spare. The water pressure is good and the electricity very stable. The bathrooms and showers were spotless. Since we arrived on a Tuesday and departed on Friday, there were not many people there. However, even if the park was full, it would not feel crowded. Loop B has undergone some improvements. The odd sites from 1 - 9 are now level and the surfaces have been re-graveled. The same for site 29. The other sites in Loop B are probably best suited for tent camping or small trailers. These are not particularly level but have excellent pea stone tent platforms.
All that being said, this is an excellent state park with plenty to do and wonderful walking trails. There are plenty of places to visit nearby and Williamsburg and Jamestown Island are just a short ferry ride away.
We will definitely be back. - SchnoodleCamp
Jul 2014 - $34.00
This is a clean and lovely state park. The roads in and out were perfect and the displays and historic buildings are very interesting. We had a nice time visiting Smithfield and two great restaurants in which we had lunch. - LindaVA1
Jul 2016 - $85.00
I have stayed at this place many times in the past and this was the last time this year and probably in long term. The workers are excellent and they do their job really well. My site Rockfish didn't drain well; when I arrived, the place was wet with water accumulation exactly where my access door was. Sunday was a rainy day and the water went over my shoes. These guys make reasonable money to properly level the sites and assure a good drainage. They advertise WFI and it is never accessible, signal is basically nothing. The water pressure is horrible and sometimes I need to remove the pressure regulator (high flow) to get some water in the shower. The place has a nice view and excellent personnel, but owner needs put more attention to details. Too much money to get my feet inside the water just to go out of my RV. - Pedrito
Jun 2016 - $55.00
Great place. We had a nice site on a patio. Nice waterfront views and a great water park and pool. Great place for the kids. - The VA Gent
Aug 2015 - $1.00
Stayed for a week. Would not give me a code for the front gate. Had to press the "call" button and ask for permission to enter every single time. Arrived on Sunday. Got to site and saw very little shade. When booking I asked if the site had shade. They said yes. It does. But only at the one end and only by a 16' tree. They were willing to move us to grass site w/ much more. Wife liked the paved site. I had about 20 cigarette butts around my site from previous user. They had cleaned up other sites on Tuesday. Would have been nice if they got to mine before 5 on Sunday. No hand dipped ice cream. Over all this is nit-picking. But one thing ticked us was the golf cart cruising Fri. Sat. Sun. nights from 5 to 10:30 some w/ music blasting, all w/ bright lights. And fast. Staff was nice, neighbors were nice. Water was nice. But what the heck is up w/ no fire rings! Not safe, only on "super sites" And those rings were like 36" dia. w/ a 12" wide wall and 14" deep, couldn't cook on them if we had them. - Splinter
Jul 2016 - $92.00
First time staying at Bethpage, heard lots about the camp ground prior to going and wanted to check it out ourselves. Site was VERY spacious, and level. Site was grass with some dirt, wish there was a bit more gravel on sites. Strong odor of septic the first night however mgmt stayed on top of the issue and pumped out the system multiple times throughout our stay. Pool and waterpark was very busy due to the heat, temperature of the water was also very hot, and at times not very refreshing. Our site (Sycamore 3) was on the main road of the campground and was a great view for the nightly golf cart cruising. Ice cream store and mini golf was extremely far from main campsites. Our group enjoyed a sunset cruise on the Bethpager. - SJEAGLES609
May 2016 - $47.00
This RV park claims that it is "The Best RV Park in the Nation", but after our 3-day visit, I am still trying to figure out why. About half of the park is filled with park models which are occupied by returning summer tenants. Yes, it has a waterpark and seems very family friendly. Yes, the staff were very helpful and friendly. But, in my opinion, that is where the positives end. Almost all of the RV sites, outside of a few paved "supersites" are on grass (not gravel, but grass) and I am not a fan of that. We have a large fifth wheel, and we had no business on the grass. We tried pulling into one of the grass sites and got stuck in the mud. It took myself and a crew of five Bethpage staff about an hour of hard work to get us out. After that, I said that I had to have one of the "supersites". To the credit of the Bethpage staff, they put us into a "supersite" without charging us the extra cost typically required of these sites. Even if you get a "supersite", they are very tight--you are right on top of your neighbors. There are fire rings at the "supersites" but I wouldn't start a fire in one for fear of burning down my neighbor's RV. The hookups were good and the WiFi was good (although the RV section of the park was almost vacant, and I am not sure how good the WiFi would be in the peak of summer when the park is full). There is no recycling available on site, and for the huge size of this park this is unacceptable. Bethpage does not offer a military discount, and this does not reflect positively on ownership. We stayed during the offseason, so we only paid $47 per night, but I cannot imagine paying the high rates charged during the summer for RV accommodations that are way overpriced and overhyped. I seriously doubt that we would consider returning to Bethpage. - Byron Bailey
Aug 2015 - $80.00
We had stayed in this park before for the big Oyster Fest in the town of Urbanna so we knew it would be crowded for that. Well, this time it's a normal weekend in August and it's not any less crowded or chaotic. As someone said there are kids everywhere, riding bikes on the narrow main road, not looking, riding through your site when you're sitting right there, etc. Golf carts everywhere also. We have one that rides in the back of our truck and we were going to get it out to use but they charge $15 a day to have your own. Also, they wanted proof of $100,000 in liability insurance. Ours is on our homeowners policy and we didn't have proof of that and they wouldn't let us use the cart unless we could provide it. Then we had two guests come to visit us in their car and they were charged them $12 EACH just to come to our site and visit for an hour!!!!! This park is out to get ever cent from you they can, but they don't give back. They have great amenities for kids, a pool with lots of large play structures, but I wouldn't want to go there and compete with all those kids. Then there is a lake with a sandy beach but again filled with kids, rude ones. At night it's very noisy, even after quiet hours and tons of campfires and smoke. Unless you pay for a premium site ($90 night) which are very narrow, very close together but do have concrete pads you're on grass, every site. They rent golf carts and have a fleet of them for $45 a day! There is cable and wi-fi included in your site rental but the rest is a big money maker, not worth the stop. There are permanent park models here as well as rental models and permanent sites all are on top of one another. There is just a feel of being crowded and closed in throughout the whole park. They've been voted twice as National RV Park of the Year, but I don't know what those standards are, certainly not the BEST RV park! This place is truly a rip-off, they nickel and dime you for everything. - grammiejan
Jul 2016 - $54.00
This campground is a bit of a contradiction. The front is very nice, with lots of shade trees. There is a playground and a good pool. The deluxe sites have beautiful patios with furniture and fire pits. Our site was very nice even though we were across from the bathroom which is never my first choice, but I was surprised when I walked further back into the campground. It looks like they are still in the process of expanding and the sites near the back are not nearly as nice. There are hardly any trees and a bunch of construction equipment is parked just beyond the last row of campsites. I would have been very unhappy if that was my view. Also, there is an opening in the fence at the beginning of row 7 that shows a yard filled with junk. Not sure if that land belongs to the campground, but if you are in campsite #57, that's the view from your picnic table! Ask for something in rows 1-8 (except for #57) and you should be happy. All the staff was very friendly and helpful. - Peglegtraveler
Jul 2016 - $40.00
We stayed in site 39. Pull through, concrete pad and patio, full hookups. The site was well maintained and the park was quite nice. If you wanted a fire you had to request a fire ring as opposed to it being on the site permanently. I believe there were built in rings on the deluxe sites. Where we were was very shaded, the other sites in the back were not but slightly bigger.
Laundry area needs some updates. We used it but wasn't up to par with their bathhouse which was very nice.
We will use them if we are in the area again. Just not in the summer...it was HOTTT. We would request site 39 again. - MissAlaineous
Apr 2016 - $45.00
We spent a week here and found it to be a good spot for visiting the area. The utilities worked well. The staff was friendly. The only downfall is that the roads and sites are dirt. Other than this, it's a nice place. We will stay again when in the area. - Tammy7
Apr 2016 - $20.00
This was our third stay at this park and it will not be our last. We just love this park for the friendly staff and closeness to Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown. Because the campground is on a bus line, we do not need to bring a car, which saves us money. The bus is very safe and reliable.
It is next to the railroad tracks but we have camped across the U.S. and this is the case with many campgrounds. After the second train, we barely notice them. The road in front is quite busy during the day but quiets down at night and we have not noticed much truck traffic, mostly cars.
Our sites have always been fairly level with little adjustment on our part. We will definitely stay here again and again. - CraftCrazy
Jul 2015 - $80.00
Staff was very helpful and friendly. The park is fairly small with very little grass areas for dogs. Nice pool with a few playgrounds for the kids. Very close to Williamsburg. Right next to the train tracks but not bad if you don't mind trains. - jimnina
Jul 2015 - $65.00
This is a very small park. Lots of tents. The sites are very small also. This park is next to a main road with lots of traffic and a train also. The sites are large gravel rocks and are not quite level enough for a class A on some sites. They have a dirt(used to be grass) patio that is very small. It is not that much closer to Williamsburg than the Heritage Campground so that's where I would stay next time. - pcmike