17 Parks near Monroe, Virginia
6252 Elon Rd Monroe, Virginia 24574 (map) | (434) 299-5228
Sites: 75 | Latest Rate: $45.00 | 37 Reviews
Oct 2016 - $45.00
Friendly staff - escorted us to our site which was large and wooded. Since we drove to the park from the east, it was an easy drive. If coming in from the west, not so much - curvy, banked roads. Wifi was weak, we were given a slip with the passcode for duration of our stay. And no cell service, at least for our phones (ATT). - Patches
Oct 2016 - $34.00
This is a great place for kids. Very nice layout. - SubVet SSBN619
Sep 2016 - $33.00
Nicely maintained park...Our site was mostly level and nice shade cover with trees. Wifi was non-existent. We were able to receive 8 channels with our antenna. Lot of up hill climbs and switchbacks to get to the campground. Kinda scary with a 39 ft 5th wheel. Found a different way out..Great destination park. - Trucker 2
May 2016 - $19.00
Pleasant and nice campground, very well maintained. Realize this is an older parkway campground that is small and the sites are in general designed for smaller campers. When researching sites on the website, when it says a site is 30 ft long, realize the site driveway is what's 30 ft long, and can be angled (the longer angle measurement is 30 ft.) Generally this will not accommodate an actual 30 ft trailer, and then there is the problem of parking your tow vehicle. The pull-through sites are best for longer rigs, not the back-ins. Plenty of beautiful local hikes in the area, very pleased with our visit. - dxr
Sep 2015 - $8.00
A park with real potential, but I had a few issues with it. The park has no services or showers, which is fine, but they allow generator use all day long, rather than just between certain hours, which destroys the peace. If that weren't bad enough, one day there were mowers running all day, and another day, they had a massive chipper operating for hours, shredding trees. It was very noisy. The RV side of the park is cramped, and there was only one spot on my site where I could get my slide out. I noticed this problem with a number of the sites. There are some sites where you will not be able to open any slides. I did walk through the tent side of the park one day, and it was really nice. They allow camper vans and pickup campers on that side. The sites are three times as big, and extremely private in that area. There is no cell service, even by antenna, and no wifi. - KAP99
Apr 2012 - $16.00
Nice campground but no hook ups of any kind, no showers. Good place to camp cheap in a beautiful area. No campground activities for families. - 69camper
Natural Bridge Station, Virginia (map) | (540) 291-2727
Sites: 223 | Latest Rate: $65.00 | 90 Reviews
Mar 2016 - $65.00
Hands down this is the most disgusting park I have ever stayed. Problems ranged from kids riding golf carts around (less than 13 years old) at all hours of the day/night, public urination, loud music, very unlevel sites, drunk parents walking at all hours, etc etc etc. I'm not a prude and I believe in having a good time but when we have several men start urinating on a tree right across from me and the office ... ..that was the bottom straw. My RV was on a site that would not level without adding 5 inches of boards. It was not what I expected of a nationally recognized and franchised "kid" friendly and recruited RV park. - Nudefirefighter1
Mar 2016 - $1.00
We called ahead and were told we would have a reservation. When we arrived no one was at the office. Called the number on the door and was told to go ahead and park even though no written reservation had been left for us. When we left in the morning no one was in the office. A bit rustic. We didn't take advantage of the campsite entertainment facilities as we were on a schedule. Would visit again. - SD-DC-Emma-Scottie
Oct 2015 - $56.00
I have been here in the past and found this park to be in a nice setting. The park has some great views and the drive here is very pleasant. The full service hookups all work well and in proper working order. The staff is always nice and ready to answer all questions and assist you as necessary. I will be back. - ray wyatt
Sep 2016 - $25.00
I enjoyed this campground owned by the city on Buena Vista. There are two areas to camp. One in a large field and one up the hill near the pool. Near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Very easy in and out with a motor home. They do have a dump station. - Lynn Barlow
Jul 2016 - $18.00
We chose this park after we decided not to stay at another park where we had made reservations. After the aggravation we encountered at the other park, this park was just what we needed to unwind and decompress. Office staff was superb. We stayed overnight in a 38 foot fifth wheel, water and electric (50 amp) hookup. Our site was in the lower camping area, "out in left field" (camped in the outfield of the baseball field), shaded, spacious, very nice set up. Nice city park, very beautiful setting with Paxton House being restored, deer roaming through, and huge covered pavilion for music events. We would definitely stay here again. - Traveling Warrior
May 2016 - $18.00
I stopped for the night. The office was closed, but they have a night drop. I'm not sure where the full hook up sites are, but I'm in an open field with 30amp and water only. Utilities worked well. - Lyn53
Jul 2016 - $37.00
Just enough trees by the campsites to break up the heat of the sun, and not so many as to be in the way. The office is about centrally located in the campground, where there is a large pond that is open for swimming, with a water slide and a fountain out in the pond. Not far from the office is a swimming pool. Some of the many sites are more level than others, all are gravel. Most look like they are pretty good side to side, and front to back is easily corrected. All have fire rings and picnic tables. There is a large pavilion, and several smaller ones. The grounds are surrounded by woods. On summer nights there are fireflys everywhere. It's a very quiet and peaceful place at night. The train track is an active one and we can hear the whistles at night, but, it's not really loud.
Nice place, we hated to leave. - Jimal
Aug 2015 - $38.00
We chose this campground as it was close by to a wedding we were attending. Road from Hwy 460 to campground is very rough and patched with loose gravel. We tow with a dolly and the ramps scraped the road when going over the railroad tracks.
Upon registering at the office, which is pretty far down in the campground, we were given site #9 and were told we would have to go totally around the park back close to the entrance, go around the very back row of a section in order to pull straight into our site -- they said the turns were too close for a camper to get into the site any other way. Upon following their directions to the campsite, the tree branches on the back row were so very low, they severely scraped the roof of our motorhome to the point we were afraid we would be missing air conditioners, antennas, etc. Hubby climbed up the ladder on the back of the MH and did not find any obvious damage, but I'm still not so sure that there isn't something wrong up there.
The campground is filled with permanent campers and we have no real problem with that as long as it wasn't loud. Our site was close to the entrance/exit so we were far away from the bulk of the permanent rv's. - gegllwy
Apr 2015 - $35.00
Stayed here when we were attending the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House which 20 minutes from the park. Good hookups and long enough pull thrus but ours was a tad unlevel side to side, 3 one inch spacers under each door side tire and lowered nose of rig to level front to back. Great owners, always working, and friendly. Need work on park road from highway 460-take it slow and easy. Very quiet and we would stay again if in this area. - xarmoreddriver
Dec 2016 - $33.00
We stayed one night while passing through. Checked in just before 8pm closing, and were guided to our site. Folks working in the office and taking us to our site were very friendly.
Site was not very level as it was cut through a hill side (pull through). We did not have enough lift with us to get the TT completely level but just level enough. This would have been a concern if we were going to be there long term. As the campground was very full, I am thinking this site and the few next to us are the last ones they sell for these reasons.
Campground was nice for what we needed (a place to park and sleep for the night). Probably would stay again if our travels put us there at the time for a stop over. - brentp
Nov 2016 - $43.00
Employees were very polite and helpful. Very good security lights. Spaces were rather close. Enjoyed our visit to nearby historical cities. - Darlene Ashford
Oct 2016 - $36.00
Very nice, friendly and helpful staff, good store, exceptionally clean and well maintained. - Bruce1-_ j
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Peaceful campground on the James River. We spent a weekend to go hiking and rent a canoe for a 6 mile trip down the James River. This park offers a lot of trails for hiking, 3 ponds for fishing and canoe, kayak, tube rentals. For camping it has 2 primitive campgrounds (one on a pond the other on the river), 1 RV campground (water and electric only) were we stayed and a horse campground.
Our site was mostly shaded and most all the sites were separated and private. Thin woods between each site. We had a great time and will go back again. - Joe J
Jul 2016 - $30.00
We stay here at least two times per year-the first trip of the season and the last with sometimes a couple thrown in during the summer. It is a great campground with roomy wooded sites and excellent restrooms/showers. - pinesman
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This is another example of the high quality of Virginia State Parks. The Park is clean and well maintained. The park host was friendly and very helpful coordinating a quick repair to the site 50 amp breaker with park maintenance. The bathrooms were spotless with modern toilet facilities including a laundromat. There is a new visitor center with daily activities. Pull through sites and back-in sites with 50/30/20 amp service are available. Dump station is located at the park entrance with easy access. We had no problem navigating our 38 foot MH through the access roads and park roads. There is no WiFI, no TV reception and could not get satellite reception. Verizon had 2 bars. The main attraction is James River access that offers fishing, kayaking and boating. The park has excellent access with boat ramp. - Russ60
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Like the name says, it is a RV Park not a resort or campground, paved roads and 30 paved level sites with grass and good utilities. No pool, no showers, no RR, no store, no laundry or playground. Close to Confederate Museum and historical Appomattox Courthouse National Park. All sites open sky for satellite. Good cell, strong free wi fi in site C-11. Good base to visit area but not a good value. Park three fourths empty in late July weekend. Recommend staying 2 nites to visit Nat'l park and museum in one full day. One mile to town and Walmart. Don't stay in site 1 thru 10 as on busy entrance road to MHP. Staff helpful and friendly. - Pepper Dan
Jul 2016 - $40.00
This is an Escapees Park; they do not allow discounts the week before or of a holiday. We were here the week of the 4th of July. The value of this park is bad. No pool, no cable. It even lacks a picnic table. They claim to have wifi, we hooked up but that was it. We were here four night and could not use the wifi. The wifi is non-existent. Being close to the freeway, there was some highway noise. All sites are pull-through; some are shaded. There are some residents in the park. For the most part, they are well-maintained. The park is close to the National Park; the Museum of the Confederacy is right across the street. We were here in a 40' fifth-wheel. - oldbluejay
Jun 2016 - $35.00
This campground is basically an open lot beside the road. There are a few trees but not many. The sites are level and big enough for comfort. Lots of worker type seasonal residents. Pretty significant road noise. Very convenient to the town of Appomattox and the Confederate Museum. - mary mcmoo
Aug 2016 - $1.00
First of all, let me say this review in no way reflects the employees at this park, they were exemplary and we saw them working hard in oppressive August heat.
That said, we really wanted to love this park, we've camped there twice and both times had pretty much the same experience. We have a 40ft Fifth wheel that is all-electric and uses 50amp service. We knew going in the park only had 30amp so we were ready to adjust accordingly. However, the 30amp at site 61 was not true "30 amp" Our PMS service would only allow us to run 1 ac and absolutely nothing else, so when checked we were actually running 27 amps. To run the microwave or anything we would have to shut down the ac. In August, unacceptable. We've run 30amp plenty of times and been capable of running more than just an ac.
Thousand Trails has the bones of many beautiful parks in their system if they could see fit to invest in electrical upgrades and road upgrades. Along with the electric, the road was literally a dust bowl, the gravel used evidently crushes to a white powdery substance that even at the 5mph speed limit leaves a cloud of dust and a covering of white over all your equipment. This should not be so. No one wants to have their units and vehicles covered with so much dust you cannot see out of the windshields!
Again, I know no park is perfect, and even with the dust we so want to love this park, it is a beautiful setting, lake, pool..etc. and not that far from many attractions, Lynchburg, Appomatox, etc. We probably will not return due to the electrical issues in the park. Sadly. - buffy
Jul 2016 - $1.00
Nice rural park as others have said. Nearly all full hook up sites and all sites are 30 amps only. Sites have gravel and near all look level, plus nearly every site has good shade cover. Nice big pond and walking trails around the pond, all if so wish you can drive around. Plenty of activities over the weekends we were here. Only small problem we had is the ranger seemed to know less than we did when we checked in, and this was our first time at this park. - M5Adventures
Jun 2016 - $1.00
This is an older park in a rural setting. The lake is available for swimming but I wouldn't venture into it due to the quality of the water. This lake needs some serious attention. The interior roadways are all gravel and some are rutted due to erosion. The sites are also gravel and not very level. When we were here the store was not open. Other than at check-in we never saw any staff on the grounds. There were no planned activities during the middle of the week and little on the weekend. The pool was well used but again no staff present. There was a hot tub as well. We went sightseeing in the surrounding area and found the location acceptable. Verizon is borderline 4g and there are few sites that had DirecTV access due to the large trees. A number of sites in all the loops had the power boxes covered. We assumed these were inoperative. Unlike most Thousand Trails/Encore parks there is a high percentage of available sites for travelers. - BobWW
Oct 2016 - $36.00
Stayed here one other time about 5 years ago (review is on this web site), and I can honestly say this place has gone downhill. The roads in the campground are rutted and extremely narrow, same as 5 years ago. The site I was assigned to, 30, I couldn't open either of my slides. Moved to 31 and with some maneuvering was able to get both slides and the awning out. Both sites were not level and required about 2" of lift. They claim to have a "beach", but you couldn't pay me to go in the water.
Getting out was harder than getting into the site, with large trees making turns very difficult, requiring backing in a couple of cases. My trailer is 31' and it was tough getting through this place. NOT BIG RIG FRIENDLY! The only redeeming thing about this place is its proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway (3 miles). If you come in on the parkway it is much easier than trying to come up route 56 which is extremely steep and twisty. If you come in on the parkway from the Waynesboro end, your GPS may try and take you on Campbell Mountain Road. DO NOT take this road. It immediately turns to dirt and is extremely dangerous!
Stay on the parkway and take the route 56 exit. - scjenk
Jul 2016 - $40.00
The worst RV park we never stayed in.Had made reservations for 2 day stay. Great direction warning on website, but when we arrived and drove through park (?), found no sites suitable for 38 ft fifth wheel. Very narrow winding road through campground, unlevel sites, with trees right up against the roadway. Decided not to stay; worse than old state park campgrounds. Made reservation at Passport America rate, but when we told the office personnel that we had trouble navigating through the campground and weren't going to stay, they charged us the full rate. Campground was empty, so it's not like our reservation prevented someone else from camping here. Would not have minded cancellation fee of 1 day at PA rate, but being charged 1 day cancellation at full rate was just wrong. Not a campground for rigs over 30 ft. - Traveling Warrior
Jun 2014 - $36.00
I took the Blue Ridge Parkway - VA56 to get to this campground from northern Virginia. The parkway was a pleasant drive even though they were repaving sections of it. If your GPS suggests that you turn left onto some shortcut side roads before you hit VA56 DON'T. These are very narrow forest service roads with huge drop offs. If you meet someone half way, one of you will have to backup. I only had to drive 3 miles on VA56. It was winding, narrow and was constantly going uphill or downhill. The general store where you check in and get supplies is on the north side of the road while the campground itself is on the south side. I was talking with a lady who was a member of the family that owned the campground. Among the things she told me was that they have RV's up to 40 feet stay there. I found that amazing as the road coming to the campground was bad and I thought the sites were a bit small. She also said that her father worked for the park service and opened the campground after he retired. I asked if this was a former forest service campground because the sign looks just like a forest service sign. She said her father made it that way because he liked the FS signs. This is the first campground that I have been to where I saw no class A RV's. I only saw travel trailers, 5th wheels, tents, pop ups and one other class C RV besides mine. They have two ponds, one within the campground for catch and release (I caught 1 Sunfish!) and a trout pond at the entrance where you can fish for free but have to pay by the pound for the fish you catch. The rest room and general store were very nice. The only short comings that I saw were that there is no cell service, no Wi-Fi, no cable and satellite dishes don't work due to the massive trees within the campground. My site was not quite level and everything (picnic table, water, electric and sewer) were on one side and spaced out. So in order to make most things work, I had to forgo sewer and use the dump station when I left. However, I had a very relaxing weekend here and would return. - User3064