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. We camped at Thousand Trails / Chesapeake Bay in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects TT membership. The sites are nice and level and the staff is friendly. Some power fluctuations and water pressure was good. Staff worked hard when we were there to keep up with work caused by the weather and did a good job keeping the place looking good. Wi-Fi in the sites is nonexistent--had to go to the clubhouse and even there was slow. Interior roads are easily traversed with car and big rig. We would stay here again. We camped at Thousand Trails / Chesapeake Bay in a Motorhome.
Rate is based on TT membership. What a nice campground. 2 new pools, indoor hot tub, new pickleball court. The sites and grounds are really well maintained. Half the roads are dirt and fires are permitted. Best ice cream at the cg store. We will stay here again. We camped at Thousand Trails / Chesapeake Bay in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $5.00
Rate is a member rate. Without a doubt, the biggest draw here is the Piankatank River which borders the campground to the north. The park’s marina is especially busy on weekends. There are two nice pools plus a big sauna. There’s also a challenging mini-golf course. The tennis courts have been pretty much taken over by “Pickleball” players. This game is a cross between ping-pong and tennis and is way more active and challenging than you might think. The sites are pretty level and provide a reasonable amount of space. If you want to have a view of the river during the busy summer season you’ll have to arrive mid-week. Also, there are a lot of seasonal residents here, but they seem to like E-loop which is across the lake from the rest of the campground. A minor negative is that the campground is a long way out in the country. The nearest Walmart is 15 miles to the south and the biggest local draw, Colonial Williamsburg, is around 40 miles distant. Then again, for most people, this is the destination rather than a place to stay while visiting the area. Be sure to visit the camp store and get an ice cream. Warning: you only want one “scoop.” The serving is huge and two of you might just want to split a single scoop! We camped at Thousand Trails / Chesapeake Bay in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed this park thoroughly. Large sites on the river, very level with gravel. Hookups were arranged sensibly. Really nice lake, and plenty of boating access. Very quiet and nice neighbors. Camp store is only open weekends. We camped at Thousand Trails / Chesapeake Bay in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $1.00
Great variety in types of sites. From secluded woodsy getaway sites to clusters of long-term neighborhoods, variety abounds. Verizon Wireless coverage is good, but only 3G. Good camp store. Only negative is that the toilets serving B and C section don't flush well, and require two cycles to get the job done. They may be early-version low water devices, or legacy fixtures that have been converted to low consumption units. Regardless, they all need replacing. This caused a Sunday morning surprise as all fixtures were unusable due to leftovers from previous patrons. We camped at Thousand Trails / Chesapeake Bay in a Travel Trailer.
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay! Lot's of amenities. The dogs had a wonderful time on the trails, as well as my bike. I hope to return within the next year. We camped at Thousand Trails / Chesapeake Bay in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $20.00
Such a beautiful place, overlooking the river. Great public spaces. We paid with RPI membership. Convenient to Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. Gloucester is lovely. Has an excellent Thai restaurant. Couldn't have asked for a nicer place. We camped at Thousand Trails / Chesapeake Bay in a Motorhome.
Rate for 50AMP, TTN. The rating is for attitude. Our first contact was via the radio at the gate and the ranger was snotty. When he came to the gate for check-in he was surly and full of himself and offered NO help about where to look for a site. He gave me a map and pointed out the Yellow Section. There are many 50AMP full hookup sites and we were told there was lots of room, just drive through and take your pick. The first section we drove through had very little to chose from. The second area was okay but we only arrived there after having to drive the truck and trailer through the first area looking for a site. Once we were set up we went back to the office to give them the site # and get the 50AMP unlocked. When we asked the ranger why he sent us into an area with not sites available he smart mouthed back and asked me how he was supposed to know. The adult pool was closed for repairs, supposed to re-open 7-22. There was junk (trashed TV) laying on the ground at the rear of our site and when we asked to have it removed the same ranger was very discourteous. The other campers were friendly and helpful. The site was gravel, grass and mostly level. We would return here, in spite of the ranger we encountered. Usually we find staff at TTN CG's very friendly and helpful so discovering one who isn't was a surprise. This is a very family friendly CG and in good condition. Laundry room was clean but the per load price a bit higher than other CG's. We camped at Thousand Trails / Chesapeake Bay in a Fifth Wheel.
Can't say enough: the staff and facilities are superb! Beautiful clean pools: adult and children's. Fishing is exceptional on the property and at nearby Beaver Dam park. Very cheap all day boat, motor, and battery rentals: $30.00. Big rigs are no problem and there are plenty of open sky sites for satellite. We'll go back for sure. We camped at Thousand Trails / Chesapeake Bay in a Motorhome.
Rate is for TT member. Pool not open for the season yet. $3 upcharge for 50AMP. WiFi in lodge only. Hot tub open. Campground on Piankatank River and on private lake. Boat ramp with dock. Paddle boats on lake. Stayed 3 weeks. We camped at Thousand Trails / Chesapeake Bay in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $1.00
Stayed in the E section which is more wooded than the other areas. Many full-timers and extended stay folks while I was there. Clean and well maintained bathhouses. Pools were closed, but spa was working well. Trading post is closed Mon and Tues., but well stocked. Laundry is clean and well maintained. Ponds were low, but heavy rains at the end of my stay brought them up to overflow level and were draining out the overflow pipes. Turtles could be seen popping their heads up out of the water, and several were basking in the sun on a raft. Major upgrades to the sewage treatment plant are in the works, and the few sites with electrical issues are scheduled for repair during the off season. Enjoyed site E-26, with dinette view of the river. Squirrels bombed my camper roof with acorns and chestnuts! Ann's Restaurant (17 & 198) has good home style cooking, and about 20 miles south on Rt. 17 is Ginnys Place in Hayes Plaza, Hayes, VA - great seafood buffet. Lots of shopping in Gloucester, VA. Wal-Mart super center, Food Lion Grocery Store to name a few. We camped at Thousand Trails / Chesapeake Bay in a Tent Trailer.
This was our 3rd year coming to this campground, and we call it our "favorite" place to visit. Facilities are kept clean, sites are nice size, and people are friendly (staff and guests). Adult pool, family pool, baby pool plus a spa are all in great condition. There is access to swim in the river but the depth is shallow. Pier for fishing and crabbing. Only complaints would be TV reception, need Verizon cell phone, and the store and game room run on shortened hours during the week yet the occupancy seemed to be high. Weekends are busier and many more golf carts on the roads. But 98% are driven by responsible folks who obey the rules and speed limits. We camped at Thousand Trails / Chesapeake Bay in a Travel Trailer.
This is the third time we've stayed here. This is a really good park. Great pools (3 of them), friendly staff, quiet. The TV reception continues to be bad, but we have worked around that. There are plenty of wide flat campsites, and they've upgraded many of the sites to 50 amp, from our visit last year. This is one of our favorite "go to" locations, and we'll definitely come back. The staff really work at maintaining this park. I only marked the cost as 1$ because it wouldn't take 0. It's a member preserve. We camped at Thousand Trails / Chesapeake Bay in a Motorhome.
The park it self was nice and yes there are "river front" sites, IF some one didn't get there first and put there name or a bag of some sort over the electric hook ups to say that they had "reserved" the site. Even though reserving sites at 100 trials "aren't allowed" per the camp rangers. After finding a empty site by the river we found someones name on the electric box, even with NO signs of any type that anyone was there the office said that someone was there. So we drove around for approx one hour looking for a site in a 37 foot motorhome. Once we found our site it was further back from the river than I wanted but was level and ok. The entertainment at night was nice, they had a DJ and dancing. They have river front no real beach area but an open grassy area that you can sit by the river and enjoy the scenery. Would we stay there again? Maybe, but not at the expense of a membership to 1000 Trails. I am not a fan of the "you can't reserve a site". We camped at Thousand Trails / Chesapeake Bay in a Motorhome.