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7 RV Parks near Merrimac, Virginia
We did however find 7 campgrounds within 25 miles of Merrimac. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Merrimac in the left hand column.
Jul 2015 - $30.00
This campground, in my opinion, looked like it was once a very nice campground. But now, it looks like it has fallen on hard times. About 60 sites, some have W/E/S. There was trash all over my site. I had to take a black plastic trash bag and filled it half way with trash.
There were two travel trailers on each side of me. Both were dirty, run down, had pieces missing and hoses, cables, trash and insulation strewn all around them. The sewer line at my site appeared to be 'full'. I should have left right then. But I didn't. The 30A connection was on a weathered log, had no front plate, no containment box, no cutoff switch and was exposed to the elements.
The one positive that I will say about this campground are that both of the employees that I dealt with were very nice, though they did not appear to agree with my observations, offer solutions nor apologize for the condition of the park. Unfortunately, I can't go back to this place nor can I recommend it to anyone else. - User3064
Jul 2011 - $29.00
We couldn't have ask for more. Friendly staff who went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The place was quiet and friendly. The water was good. There is lots of shade and open space for the children and dogs. We can't wait to go back. - mark1968
Jul 2010 - $24.00
Camp is rather rundown and seems to be populated by full-time residents. No real amenities beyond a minimal swing set. Rusty water and filthy bathhouse. However, it was quiet. - guamaniac
Apr 2018 - $50.00
Staff nice and helpful. We arrived after office hours so everything we needed was in an envelope on the front porch. The firewood I purchased over the phone when I made the reservation was delivered to our site before we arrived. Pull thru site we were in (#18) was a little snug. There were a couple other available sites that appeared to be a little wider. Would have liked more space, but we were only there for the weekend and it was just the two of us. Some areas of the roads are in need of repair. Could use some weed eating around campsites. Too early for pool, but the playground area for the kids looked great. There is a big activities building which we did not go in, but from past reviews it sounds like they offer a lot of activities during the summer. We could hear the traffic on Rt 29, but it wasn't overwhelming. Site was dirt and gravel and mostly level. Camp store adequate for size of campground. We did not use wifi or cable. W/E/S worked fine, but needed sewer extension. Restrooms were clean. Did not use laundry or showers. LOTS of trees. There were a number of year-round campers, but we didn't notice that any of their setups looked particularly rundown or gaudy. Instructions said to drop trash off in dumpster on way out, but both dumpsters were marked for recycles so we took our trash home. Overall, the campground could use some sprucing up and roads repaired, but a decent place to stay otherwise. - Boykins
Feb 2018 - $17.00
I stayed here for 2 months during the off season for work. It was very quiet and the service was very friendly. The Campground is very natural which translates to shaded, unlevel and muddy. Some sites are better than others but I think I had one of the worst sites available. I had to use 3 2x8s to get the camper close enough to level to run the fridge. The water came out of the tap muddy so run it before you hook up. The cable was fine, water pressure was good, power was fine. The sewer hookup on my site was 2'from the road so I had to run nearly 25' of sewer hose and it was only about two inches below the bottom of my tank across the ground that sloped up to the road. I literally had to walk the sewerage to the drain everytime I dumped. Fortunately I was alone so I didn't have to dump often. Like I said, I think I had the worst site as the others looked fine. My site was 33 so I do not recommend that site. The best sites seemed to be the ones between the cabins. The pull troughs were very muddy when it rained. They require heated hoses for winter stays, otherwise you have to use tank/pump. They sold heated hoses for a reasonable cost. - BDM
Sep 2017 - $43.00
We have been camping at this campground since 2009, one or two times once or twice every other year. We have noticed lately that the campground has lost its lustre. It's still very close to Shenandoah National Park which makes it very appealing. It is near Charlottesville for shopping. We camped there in a fifth wheel and had a full hookup, pull through site with cable. Due to the park's location, channel choices were limited. The restrooms were clean but dated. The roads in the park, once you get past the pull through sites are in need of repair. The pavement is broken or missing and there are naturally-occurring speed bumps. There are many long-term campers. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. The camp store is well-stocked. We didn't use the pool or laundry. We would return if we are in the area again - there aren't many other choices. - grandma0942
Oct 2017 - $10.00
Very nice, quiet and clean park off Skyland Drive. Saw several deer wandering around campground. Buck was across from our campsite grazing on one morning. Bathrooms clean with hot/cold water and hand soap provided. Pay showers were clean and well maintained. Campground quiet in evening in spite of being full. Did have to level camper. - MidTn8
Sep 2017 - $15.00
Very nice park. Lots of different size lots. Dry camping. Right in the center of the Shenandoah National park. Lots of photo opportunities for sunsets and sunrises. - The Horse
Jun 2017 - $10.00
Don't pass this one by Most recent stay was June 23rd thru June 26th 2017 We camp in a Little Rig "Tear Drop" style RV only 15' long w/o toilet or shower ~ plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site ~ so our critique is focused in that area We had reservations [recommended] got close to the restroom with flush toilets, sinks with warm water but showers [private lockable rooms] were further away; the only one in camp at the entrance. They ran out of hot water every night due to full campground; bring extra quarters - in case you can't finish in allotted time. Each shower had bench and hooks for towel and clothes but no rubber mats to keep feet dry when toweling off. Modern cheery bright rooms with full tile walls and floors. Campsite B107 was a paved dry camp [no hookups] but potable water was close by. The sites are roomy, and private with wide grassy greenspaces between neighboring sites. Had nice shade trees all around to ward off summer heat, but still somewhat sunny Big Meadow is a great location for a base camp as you explore the park [its very large] to hike the many trails - including the Appalachian Trail which runs through it and be sure to visit the several visitors centers to gather more information of things to do. Don't miss driving Skyline Drive taking advantage of pulling off the side of the road at the many overlooks and don't miss the lodge. - dido
Aug 2017 - $45.00
Site #23, back of the area, used to be a permanent camper site, uncut weeds and grass, needs leveling and general cleaning. Our site had a 4' X 8' plywood board with a shoe brush nailed to it. Both the picnic table and fire ring were in the adjoining sites area. Unable to move the fire ring. Quiet at night. The owners are very nice and very accommodating but have let the place get run down. In serious need of general cleanup/fix up. During the summer the pool is definitely the draw. - Wacker
Jul 2017 - $40.00
We needed two nights and this campground was a last minute booking. Our site wasn't level and took a bit of maneuvering. The grounds are in the woods and the campground was built inside the restrictions that would come with Virgina rolling hills. Overall, this appears to be a single owner/personal project campground. The owner/main guy was very nice and extremely friendly. They have a nice pool, which seemed to be the main draw. - daa10496
Oct 2016 - $40.00
When we checked in, we showed our Passport America card and were informed that they didn't have any PA spots available. There was no indication on the PA description that spaces were limited. However, he did give us a mild discount of some sort anyway. Maybe Good Sam or AAA? I get the impression that this is a one-man show. Not all was in the best of repair, but it looked as though he was working hard to, perhaps, catch up. The cabooses were a cool touch, but need sprucing up on the outside. We didn't go in any of them. The place was decked out for Halloween. They had a haunted trail to walk through. They do hayrides. Lots of trees! - FloridaWanderers
May 2016 - $8.00
A friend & I stayed there a few days in May in a small RV to hike. There are numerous, well marked, trails accessible from the campgrounds, including the A.T. The view from the amphitheater is breath taking . There is no water or electricity at the sites, but there is water available to fill your tanks (free, and it is very good water!). The bathrooms were well kept and clean, as were the grounds. I look forward to returning there. Golden Pass card afforded us 1/2 off...I really appreciate that! - Linda 2
May 2013 - $15.00
Thirty paved sites, tables, fire pits/grills. Golden Age Passport give 1/2 off price. No Reservations. First come sites, but other than holidays, you should be able to get a site if you arrive between Sunday PM and Thursday AM. Dumpster, and one water spigot available near site 4. Restrooms have hot water, but no showers. Location: N38° 26.3796'; W78° 28.7078' Great visit. Spent 13 days. - Tom SKP
Jun 2010 - $15.00
We stayed at the Lewis Mtn campground for only one night. This location has both cabins and a small campground. If your looking for rustic this is the place. No hook-ups or dump station, just peace and quiet. The sites are all rather small, catering to tents and the smallest of trailers. Most sites are fairly close together, with not much understory between them. Our site was in the middle of the loop, but we did have some privacy due to the fact we had no neighbors. Camp host was very friendy and a wealth of information. Wildlife galore in all areas surrounding the campground. Saw two bear, so keep you foodstuff stowed away. Big Meadows complex is only 5 miles away so food and fuel are close by. Overall a great little campground. Almost forgot to mention, you cannot reserve a site here, FCFS (First Come, First Served). - florida08
May 2018 - $60.00
This campground is a kid's paradise. Two playgrounds, swimming pools, water slides, mini golf, theatre and activity room. Negative is the office. You need to ask questions to get the site you need. You need about 50ft of cable if you want cable TV, and cable is only available in a full service site. They do not have a dumping station. Pull through sites are a good size, gravel with a grassy area, and level. There are many different types of sites to choose from which I found confusing. - Noreen stan
May 2018 - $77.00
Visit last year: The park is really nice and the amenities are great for the kids. We had a real great time until someone decided to steal some items out of the cooler. The problem was when we reported the incident, the interaction with the manager made things worse. We finally got the items replaced by one of the managers and that was a really nice gesture on their part.
2nd visit: I called the office and asked them if the pools and slides were opened. The manager told me that the slides were closed until Memorial day weekend, but the pools were opened. No mention that the whole area was under construction. Upon arrival after 5:30 pm, the park the office was closed so we proceeded to park on our slot. To our surprise, there was a whole construction crew working right next to our spot. The space was appropriate. The problem was that the park pool area is currently under renovation and the space is almost in front of the construction site. I am sure that once this is completes it will be a great camping location. Everything was closed and nothing for the kids to do. One pool was open, arcades closed, jumping bounce closed, muddy and filled with water. No ice cream for sale, no Yogi Bear on site. My kids were very sad.
My wife was furious when the crew began banging hammers at 6:30 am at the sound of ac/dc rock music. I went to the front office to inquire about the construction and to ask why on the website, or even when we called, there was nothing mentioned about the park being "under construction". The manager said "everyone knows about the construction". I almost blew a gasket when she said those words. Relocated to another spot and got a discount. Took the kids to a different town to enjoy activities. - Glenntpr
May 2018 - $45.00
Arrived after hours during a big storm. My packet had been taped to the office door, but it had gotten soaked during the storm. When I got to my site, it had about 5 inches of water running through it. I call the after hours number, and asked for and received approval to move to a different site that has better drainage. The 'red carpet' site I reserved is gravel with a concrete pad and a picnic table. The hookups for water, electric, and sewer are convenient and easy to connect. The cable tower is shared between 2 sites, and it requires about 60 feet of coaxial cable to reach. The views of the mountains are exceptional, and the campground is very convenient to Skyline Drive. One pool was open, but the other with the big slide and other children-centric facilities is still under construction - but that isn't noted on the website or mentioned during reservation. - OKP
Jun 2018 - $15.00
Stayed here for 2 nights to see Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park. No hookups, but has a dump station and fresh water supply. All back-in sites, no drive-thrus. A generator free zone but also lots of sites you can use generators. Pluses: woodsy pretty shaded lots, fantastic advice from very knowledgeable park ranger, wildlife, hiking nearby, campstore nearby, clean, nice hosts. Negatives: very hilly campground -- difficult with the trailer to drive in, drive through narrow road campground, and very few level sites. Had to use levelers, as did many people with campers. Stayed in 26' trailer at site C156. - A New Chapter
Oct 2016 - $15.00
We decided to spend an extra night on our trip and moved here from Big Meadows which was already full - turned out to be well worth it. Not sure why but this campground was nearly empty and we ended up with a fantastic site. Bathrooms were barebones but clean - no showers available. Lots of hiking available both directly from the CG and a short drive away. Most sites are pretty unlevel so bring plenty of blocks. Great scenic spot, would definitely stay again. - TCNG
May 2016 - $8.00
Large, spread out campground. Plenty of room between sites. Easy access to sites. Lots of hiking trails readily available from the campgrounds. Campground Rangers were very helpful. No water at the site, but had a free potable water fill up place within the grounds - and the water was fantastic!!! Clean, clear, cold, pure. - Linda 2