11 Parks near Gore, Virginia
Jun 2016 - $44.00
I wasn't sure what to expect when I made a 2 night reservation at The Cove. I had read mixed reviews And my nephew and my girlfriend, who both accompanied me on this trip, were not that impressed. However, I saw a diamond in the rough here. Below are my pros and cons:
Pros- Sportsman's Paradise. If you shoot, fish, ATV, hike, jeep or snow tube, this place is for you. Pristine settings between 2 mountain ranges with crystal clear lakes and ponds. Close to Tuscarora/Great Eastern Trail.
Cons- Our site wasn't quite level. The water spigots are shared. The entrance road is not for the faint of heart or those who are very fussy about their vehicle.
So being an outdoorsman I really liked this campground and may return some day. - User3064
May 2010 - $40.00
Our favorite park by far. In the mountains, out of the way and "rustic". Staff are very friendly and helpful and not there to deny anyone a good time that aren't bothering others. We stayed TWICE this summer! - Jdawg and G unit
Apr 2010 - $98.00
The last campground was not our style, so we sacrificed $50 and called around. The Cove had a lakeside rustic cabin for $95 plus taxes per night. So we drove the 15 miles to the Cove. The last 2-3 miles of which is dirt/ gravel, rough roads. Once we saw the lakes and mountains, my 15 year old son and I loved it. My wife was sketchy about the rural nature, as we had gone from the extremes of a campground next to the highway, to out in the middle of nowhere. I've stayed at worse places though. Try the steaks from the little gas station out on the main road (Gore road and Backcreek road). They are from Gore farm and are excellent on a grill. The cabin on site 2 was very, very old, built in 1972, according to the owner. The campground has been in the family since 1950 something. The lakeside cabin was very dirty and in poor condition. As we were 3.5 hrs from home, we decided to go to Wal-Mart 13 miles away to buy a mop and broom to clean the floor. There were stains, leaves and etc. There were mice in the cabin also which freaked out my wife. The view was beautiful from our site and once cleaned up, it was bearable. The showers were kind of disgusting though. There were dirty leaves on floor, no soap dish or place to change. The water was hot, though the doors did not close properly. The crappers were disgusting: essentially dirty outhouses with very old toilet seats. Apparently they don't invest time cleaning anything or invest money fixing up things. This place has SO much POTENTIAL. Nice local RVs. There are 4x4 trails, a gun and rifle range, fishing, hiking and swimming. It is upkeep that is lacking. We had a great time though. We would like to go back with our popup camper instead of staying at that neglected cabin. Owner: if you read this, please fix the place up and you'll have a goldmine. The gun range did get annoying as they shot all day Saturday and Sunday with rifles, pistols and noisy high power guns. Well, if you like it rustic, and laid back: have at it. The owners were very nice and helpful people. It was not so bad after all. - Terlordyl
Jul 2016 - $63.00
The basics of this cg are really nice. We had an excellent, 50 amp, FHU, pull-thru site with a concrete slab. There was a large concrete patio with a grill and patio furniture. We were on the end so no neighbors on one side with a small yard. Site had some shade. There are a lot of shaded sites here - some are pull-thru and some are back-in. Check in was easy and friendly with an escort to site. We had some noise from road, but wasn't heard inside the RV. Some sites are closer to the road with louder noise. Now, the negative...We couldn't get cable at our site. There was a sign in the office that they don't guarantee cable reception at every site. When I come expecting cable as advertised, I expect cable. We were able to get some OTA channels. The WiFi is Tengointernet. The free basic says it's slower than the upgraded that you pay for, so I chose to pay $3.95 for 24 hrs as I hate slow WiFi. It was okay for the most part. When my time ran out, I tried the free basic, and it was faster and better than the "upgraded" I paid for. Go figure. We would stay here again and make sure we get a cable site. - Gayle E.
Jun 2016 - $63.00
Friendly check-in staff and guided to site. Pretty campground and wide sites. Now the bad, overpriced and site less than 75 yards from interstate highway with all the traffic noise. Cable did not work and WiFi was very poor quality. Must pay for better quality WiFi. Stayed in their luxury site and had to move their BBQ grill to far end of site because it stunk so badly. Roads are narrow but no problem with big rig. Will not stay here again due to noise, stinky grills, cable broke, poor WiFi and overpriced. - osok
May 2016 - $47.00
Tight entrance road but roads improved after that, back-in site but plenty long enough to stay hooked up for just a over night stop. - DBLR
Jun 2016 - $35.00
We were the only campers in this gem overnight stay. The campsites are in a huge grassy field with water and electricity hook-ups. Dump and dumpster at the entrance. We spent part of our evening under a covered patio type protection attached to a huge old (1800) barn, because of a tornado alert and then a thunderstorm alert. We were able to pull our Class B RV in under shelter in case of hail (there was none, but a huge rain).
The showers have plush carpets in front of the stalls. Spotless washrooms. And the campground is on a creek. - skidiver
Jun 2015 - $36.00
This is a very hard campground to rate. It is very rustic and beautiful, however the interior roads are minimal and the majority of the sites are grass only, without any stone. We were concerned that we would not be able to get our motor home out without getting stuck if it rained. They have three full hookups sites that are basically in a circle with PVC pipe cobbled together to one sewer hole. On the up side, the water pressure was good and the 50 amp electric reliable. The owners were friendly and helpful. We were visiting friends who live in the area and this was the closest option near their home. Due to the size and weight of our 40 foot motor home, we would probably try another campground further away if visiting the area again. - D&K
Sep 2014 - $25.00
Not close to the highway and only 3 sites had sewer. No 50 amp service (30 amp only). However, clean restrooms and showers, nice views and beautiful property. Would have loved to do more than an overnight. Would stay here again - next time for a couple of days. - bbnh2000
Sep 2014 - $35.00
No one answered the phone and no sign of owners or management, but did speak to a cleaning lady who couldn't assist In any way. Roads rutted, causing tow vehicle to drag. Had to drive over fire pit to get into/out of site. Lots of long term campers in the park. Has LOTS so potential but looks like owners may have given up. Don't know how it's rating manages to be so high. But! Convenient to I-81 for overnighting on the north-south migration route. Smaller rigs would be much happier here. We are 65' with tow vehicle. - VRoss716
Aug 2012 - $35.00
This is a very basic campground. It may be a little over-priced for what you get, but this is a very expensive area. The owner is working hard to make it a success. While it is convenient for an I-81 stop-over, there are too many permanent residents and leveling is almost impossible. - larriin
Jan 2012 - $35.00
This is one of those parks that could be a real gem if it wasn't full of full-timers with rundown trailers and barking dogs. There are new managers recently as of september, and they are working to clean the place up. Very friendly folks. The area isn't a vacation destination, so I imagine that parks in this area have to allow full-timers in order to make a living. However, having some rules in place and enforcing them would make things better. Pros: Close to main highway, good water pressure, long spots with plenty of room on the sides, pretty creek running through park. Cons: Busy road right next to park, full-timers with rundown trailers and barking dogs, our power surge protector was constantly flashing red letting us know that the power source wasn't steady, dirt spots and very muddy due to recent rain. I think the new managers are on the right track with this campground, but I don't know if they plan on cleaning up the clientele of the park at all. It worked for a couple nights stay so we could go into DC for a day. - Salina
Jul 2008 - $27.00
First time at Milleson's and on the 4th of July weekend. There are lots of lease sites here but the sites around us were very nice people. We stayed riverfront with electric only for 4 nights with 2 other trailers. Bathrooms are old but they try to keep them clean (hard to do on a holiday weekend). The stars were plentiful and the eagle's were soaring overhead. - coper2k
Sep 2006 - $11.00
Passport America park with no restrictions on use of discount. Access road is 3 miles of hilly, winding, wooded gravel road that is sometimes one lane wide. Park is part of a working cattle ranch. Interior roads are rough and need work. Not all sites are numbered, but site map is accurate and easy to follow. The park is about 70% permanent trailer/camper sites. Since it is the end of the season, there aren't many people here during the week. We have been here for 10 days because it is quiet and peaceful. Large shade trees, but our site backs up to an open field. Satellite access is not a problem. We have phone with Verizon and are able to get a signal, but sometimes the signal is not perfect. The water has been unreliable - sometimes clear and sometimes brown. We were told it had a high iron content and was chlorinated. We use bottled water, but campground water is okay for showers. Campground has a laundry that needs updating. the regular sized washers and driers are not working but there is a commercial sized washer and dryer that worked well. The owner is extremely friendly and helpful. We have enjoyed our stay here. - cherlark
Sep 2005 - $20.00
Forgot in Previous Posting to mention that the water was of very poor quality. Yellow Colored and Low Pressure. The owners dog was one of those running loose with no one nearby and we came across droppings in our walks. - lkthaler
Jul 2016 - $10.00
Site was very difficult to level our RV. Site is narrow. Can use either awning or firepit, but not both. Parking for towed is iffy at site. Roads in C level are gravel and gullied. Internet is not reliable and you must pay for code. - Jeanne C
May 2016 - $10.00
The price reflects a Coast to Coast membership. We stayed here two nights. We did not use any of the park facilities and only checked in at the guard gate so we had no dealings with the staff other than the security guard who was very organized, friendly and helpful. Park was clean, roads were good, and location was convenient for us. Satellite and Verizon phone worked good here. - RayN
Aug 2015 - $21.00
There needs to be an addition in the RV Club books that this is a members only park and non-members are put in a section C slum. A long walk to all the amenities.
No cable, WIFI took three tries to connect. RR Tracks nearbye. I hope they are not active.
Took 15 minutes to register thanks to waiting for the snotty gate guard to let members in and out.
Was going to stay three days. One will be enough. - Author
Jun 2016 - $35.00
This is a no frills campground. The sites are reasonably level and have water, electric, and sewer hook-ups. The water pressure is it great. There is no bathhouse... No toilets or showers. Most sites do not have a picnic table. There are no trees/shade near the sites. The campground is located just off a main highway, so there is some road noise, but it's not too bad. Overall, the campground is reasonably clean and well kept, but there are some junky areas. For the price, this campground isn't bad, but don't expect much more than a place to park & hookup. - wanderfilledlife
May 2016 - $35.00
This is a very utilitarian campground. The owner (a former UK citizen) inherited the farm from her grandfather and turned it into a campground. Campsites are very spacious. Hookups (30 amp, water, and sewer) worked well although the water pressure was very low. There is no wifi and cell phone didn't work in the site either. There are no amenities here. This site is convenient to all the major attractions in the area. - Melodycthomas
Aug 2015 - $25.00
To me this is almost the perfect campground. It's no frills sites on grass with full hookup. I'd have rated it higher, but the water pressure is poor. I used my on board tank and water pump while staying there. It's location is great - close to Martinsburg, Antietim Battlefield, Manassas Battlefield, Harper's Ferry, Shephardstown and an easy day trip to Gettysburg. Easy access to I-81. I'd certainly return if in the area again. - 15243
Jul 2015 - $14.00
Sites can accommodate RV's up to about 35 feet. However the road to the campground (VA678) is very narrow, as is the campground perimeter road so you have to be careful when getting there and backing into a site. Here are my pros and cons:
Pros: Very nice/friendly camp hosts, good fishing along Passage Creek (I caught 4 small fish in about 45 minutes) , lots of trails to hike, fairly new bath house with hot showers and flush toilets, refurbished old cabin as well as historic furnace site.
Cons: The water fountains were not working, the dump station was not working, no W/E/S (except for the camp host), they have a water pump within the park, very crowded on weekends and during hunting season, no cell service, no satellite service ( except for the camp host). - User3064
Jan 2008 - $10.00
No water right now. Wonderful getaway campground. Love going there in a tent. Can accommodate an RV or travel trailer. Has a dump station. No electric or water at the site. - tec2tec