12 RV Parks near Newport News, Virginia
Feb 2017 - $1.00
This is a beautiful park - clean, quiet, peaceful - however each time we go the rates are higher. I wanted to stay a month while visiting family in the area, but was told I could stay only 21 days. I would have to leave on the 21 st day, stay away for 9 days and then return. I was quoted $745 for 21 days. I thought that was a little high. - Valerie1954
Oct 2016 - $34.00
The park now has an office/store/laundry to rival any 'resort' at 3 times the price. Next in line for financial attention should be the sites themselves. A level site is a rarity. Some have slopes which are quite extreme. Some grading & paving would go a long way to bring the campground up to the standard of the office. Also, be sure to bring a table cloth for the picnic table. A common complaint but if only campgrounds would give their picnic tables a cleaning a couple time a season with a pressure washer. Overall the park is a gem in the middle of a whole lot to see & do. If you like to be jammed next to your neighbour, have a train or highway right next to you & pay double the price for the pleasure, don't stay here. The few negative comments aside, this is a great park. - Veebyes
Aug 2016 - $34.00
Great campground to use as a base for visiting the historic triangle. Exceptionally clean laundry room at the office building. Some of the sites are exceptionally unlevel. When reserving, ask for details on the site you are assigned. Our original site was described as "steep" and would not have worked for us. Lots of trees...be aware of falling limbs in strong winds. Great bike riding park. - tom&kathryn
May 2017 - $45.00
This park is small and convenient to the interstate, shopping and quick access to the Norfolk area. Private beach and great sea wall walking, no wi fi or cable, park too expensive for what it is but in line with the area. - Bruce and Janette
Sep 2016 - $49.00
Fort Monroe is a decommissioned Army fort in 2011 and is now a National Monument. It's called the Colonies because each of the 13 RV sites is named after one of the original 13 colonies when the nation was in it's infancy. Our site for the week was Massachusetts. The fort is surrounded by water, and was first commissioned in 1861, just months after the start of the Civil War. The park itself does not have many of the regular amenities, like a pool, spa or game room. What it does have are paved sites and paved roads. The sites are widely spaced and are full hookup. At the current time only 5 of the 13 sites are 50 amp, but the new owners are in process of adding 50 amp to the remaining sites. Some sites are shaded, but others are more open and sunny. One of the oddities of the sites is that the water hook up is located on the passenger side rear of the site, so at least a 25' water hose is required for hook up. There are some amenities, like some playground equipment, lots of surrounding open grassy area that was well trimmed, and a walking path that ran along next to the seawall on the Chesapeake Bay. The restrooms/showers are clean and handicapped accessible, but there is just one for men and one for women. In between the shower areas is one washer and one dryer. There is a club/restaurant on the site, called the Paradise Club which serves food and beverages. However, the day that we went was our first day arriving at the campground, and it was also the last day of operations for the club as it was closing for the season. On the up side the RV park was spacious and dead quiet at night. On the down side, the heat during the days, and the presence of various biting bugs kept us from spending much time outside. A different time of year may be better. We paid $49 a night plus tax. There is also no Wifi offered at the park, but due to the close proximity of a cellular tower, our Verizon air card was blazing fast. - SargeW
Oct 2015 - $40.00
This is a nice park with just 13 spots. The spots are spacious and you can't beat the scenery and quiet calmness. We really loved it. Fort Monroe is amazing. If you stop at The Colonies be sure to take a day to walk around the wall of Fort Monroe, you won't regret it.
The park itself is fairly basic. Just one washer/dryer. Two restrooms with showers. A decent supply store. And an ok recreation room.
Access to the beach is across the street and down a 100 yard (or so) driveway. This puts you on the seawall, and there are stairs down to the beach. This beaches on the island are all great for beach combing. - JPen365
Sep 2014 - $18.00
Conveniently located for us, just 2.5 miles from friends house. Didn't use the restrooms and showers but they appeared as if they could use some refurbishment. WiFi supposedly available but my computer could never find it. Thick tree cover prevented satellite TV usage but enough over the air stations available. Would stay here again. - kanem
Jun 2014 - $20.00
This is an OK campground for a short stay. Get good directions prior to entering campground. If you enter directly to the check in station you will not be able to proceed to your site via camp roads. There is very narrow low water bridge with a 5 ton weight limit. You need to enter by a different street and then walk .5 mile to check in. My site was very crowded to each side and I had to pull my power and water under the RV to an outlet next to another site (shared outlets). My site was dirt and I'm thankful that it did not rain. It would have quickly turned into a mud hole site, but considering price I would use again for an overnight stay. - trav
Mar 2013 - $25.00
Sites were mostly being used long term. We were only there for one night. Our site was dirt and had an inch or two of water on it when it rained. Never did see campground host. Bathrooms and showers were clean. - kenp
Nov 2009 - $10.00
Campground is located in suburban area of Hampton at the rear of a 100 acre city park. Park office is located nearby and staff are very helpful and friendly. Sites are fairly grass/gravel with large evergreens providing shade. Electric is 30amp. Water & electric are padlocked until you register. Arrive before 4:30 otherwise you will have to camp rough for the night/weekend unless you can catch the caretaker cleaning the showers, or driving through the grounds. HRT (bus) stops 400 yards from campground cnr Clemwood Pwy & Little Back River Rd & covers Hampton, Virginia Beach & Newport pretty well. $3.50 buys all day pass. $5.50 allows use of ferries & express buses. Park locked after dark, however road through Campground left open (turn left at 7-11 on Back River Rd) - which creates traffic - especially in the early morning. Nearby Air Force base (other side of bay) also can be noisy - but only during daylight hours. Great place to stay if you have business/visits to do in Hampton/Virginia Beach area & don't have other transport. - Sandy Potter
Jun 2016 - $20.00
This is a private club that allows visiting members to park overnight in an area close to the swimming pool. Call ahead for directions and approval to use the facilities. - A hitch and hop
Jul 2014 - $25.00
We stayed here during our pack and load out, since it was the closest park to our home. It was clean and well-cared for. Some of the sites, including ours, were too close for privacy. In addition, water is shared between two sites, necessitating the one on the right (us) having to run 50' of water hose under the unit to a pedestal almost under the awning. Finally, some of the full time and seasonal residents have let their units deteriorate or have surrounded them with tarps, tents, etc. This is always a detractor for us. We would stay here again if we had to be in the area, but likely not for vacation. - bigdipper
Aug 2013 - $22.00
We have stayed here several times, and it was always a nice stay. This time it was better! The grounds were better maintained, and the overall appearance of the campground was much improved! The new manager was becoming very involved in operating the campground rather than just being there! We will definitely be back! - ournextstop
Apr 2010 - $20.00
A great FamCamp just a few miles from either Virginia Beach or Historic Williamsburg. Campground hosts were very cordial, pleasant and knowledgeable, though I did have trouble getting them to return my call when trying to change reservations. The campground is well kept and in great repair. The base has all the usual amenities and is small enough you don't have to travel miles and miles to get to them. The Naval Air Stations and Norfolk Airport are far enough away you don't hear much jet noise, though there is some. There is some road noise in the sites up near the office but it isn't too bothersome. Wireless Internet is available for $7.95/night or $14.95/week or even better per month. Verizon works well and the cable TV has over 60 channels. Satellite access is available from most sites even though there are many trees in the campground. I would definitely stay here again. - GatorJohn
Apr 2016 - $37.00
Once inside the campground you must navigate narrow roads and tight turns to make it all the way to the back for the "pull-through" site area by "Tent Town". Paved sites are very nice, but hope it doesn't rain since the surrounding grass and mud in our case was 2"-3" lower than parking pad and filled with water quickly. The drive back takes you through a storage area that reminds one of a salvage yard. In the rules you are told they are inspected by the "health inspector" every 3 weeks so campsites should not appear to be permanent residents. This is basically ignored, plus children can be seen walking back from being dropped off by school buses. The approach from the north on US17 Business requires a tight left turn across a drawbridge then a quick left on the narrow road the campground is located on. The good, close to Norfolk and surrounding area. - Teacher's Pet
Oct 2014 - $37.00
The long and short of it is only camp here if you want to canoe or bike around the Great Dismal Swamp. Our takeaway was that the Swamp should be renamed to "The Really Not so Bad Swamp" and this park should inherit the "Great Dismal" name. Starting at making the reservation it took 20 minutes on the phone. Then at check-in, we waited another 1/2 hour. Then the entrance gate doesn't go all the way vertical so I had to negotiate it so that didn't hit it with the trailer. To get to the campsite you drive way back including a nice tour of a RV storage yard that looks like a RV graveyard (but hey - you can inquire about buying abandoned RV's). The site had low-hanging trees that brushed our rig as we pulled in. The site is paved but so narrowly it's hard to get your rig entirely on the pavement. I plugged in our electric only to have the box spark and electric go dead (glad I had a regulator/surge suppressor in line already). They sent a tech who grabbed MY 30A to 50A adapter AND $300 surge suppressor to test with, only to receive a bigger spark and no power. We called to try and get a new site while he worked on the power pole but they couldn't move us fast enough and he got it working (again grabbing my gear without asking to do a final test with). The bathrooms are marginal, showers look more recent but not well-cleaned. Showering was an exercise in tolerating being scalded and frozen along with a 95db ceiling fan in your ear. No paper towels or hand dryers in the bathroom. Lots of seasonal residents with ill-kept places, but that suits the park as everything the park owns is ill-kept as well. With driving range, horses, train room, exercise room, rental bikes, rental canoes, sports courts, tractor displays...the RV park is simply trying to do too much and failing at all of it. It all needs maintenance. It's all run-down. The only upside to our stay here was that we met a really great family camped next to us and met nice people in the laundry room. Otherwise it was hard to see anything in the park that wasn't in some state of disrepair. - Boyinks4Adventure
Jun 2014 - $27.00
This is a nice wooded park. The parking pads are adequate but in need of updating. Sewer hookups are for their permanent residents but the pump out is free and easily accessible. They will come to your site to pump out for $6. It is safe and all permanent campsites are well maintained. It is true that part of it looks like a trailer park, and the very back part has some very long term residents, but it is located near the dismal swamp trail and the staff is friendly. Pool closes at 8-- a little early for hot summer nights. Good Sam discount available. - NaniGulfShores
Apr 2017 - $45.00
A really lovely Virginia state park full of history in a quiet out of the way area. An easy 45-60 minute drive to Williamsburg (with ferry), Norfolk, and Richmond so we used the park to explore those areas and more. The park is very nice, but limited on trails. Two loops, the A loop has smaller sites with more tree coverage and not recommended for big rigs. The newer B loop is reservation only and is very nice with full hookups and all sites are big rig friendly. The pull through sites toward the end are some of the longest we've ever seen! None of the sites are super level, but not a huge problem. No dog waste station or poop bags anywhere in the park, nor anywhere to let the dogs run. We had sattelite reception at our site and Verizon was mediocre. Use caution when using a GPS to drive here, it may want to take you down a weight restricted road with lots of low branches. Check the website and follow their directions. - Jerry and Betsy
Nov 2016 - $36.00
We go this park every fall to enjoy the cool days and beautiful fall colors!!!! - odironchefs
Nov 2016 - $40.00
This is a nice small state park. Very nice staff and camp hosts, and the sites (half of which are only a handful of years old) are in very good shape. I love that at some VA state parks you can now reserve a specific site. Definitely recommend this park. - SteveMM
Apr 2017 - $47.00
We stayed 3 nights in a site that backed up to the dunes and afforded us a view of the bay. Access to the dog friendly beach was close by. This park has many more sites for tents and smaller campers than it does for class A rigs. The park is located very close to grocery stores and restaurants and was a short drive from Norfolk. - brantleys dad
Apr 2017 - $47.00
This is the most dog friendly state park we have ever visited. Dogs were welcome just about everywhere. The gift shop had a bowl of water set out for the dogs and the trail center across the road along the Cape Henry Trail had a doggy water fountain. I'm happy to report that everyone seemed to appreciated this and picked up after their dogs. We stayed for 2 weeks and had to change sites once. Verizon cell and hot spot worked well. For 12 nights we had a site specific spot and a nonspecific site for a weekend. The specific reservable site was the largest camp site we've ever had. Room for the motor home, car and kayak trailer plus a tent. Most of the reservable sites seemed to be equally large. The nonspecific site was more crowded but everything fit, too. As the previous reviewer mentioned, the beach is great but the trails through the woods, marsh and to the bay were great for riding bikes and walking. We kayaked in the bay and enjoyed the view of summer homes and wildlife. This state park seems to have something for everyone. It is only 5 miles from the boardwalk. - PENNY
Apr 2017 - $99.00
The first thing you notice here is that the RV sites are very close to the beach. But we enjoyed the hiking trails here more. They are on the south side of the park and include the "Bald Cyprus Nature Trail". That goes thorough lagoons filled with Bald Cypress and Spanish Moss. We joined a ranger led trail on it and it was excellent. We got a chance to scoop out out water and look for animals which was fun. The visitor center is entertaining as well, and there are some short foot bridges out to the beach. There are a few good restaurants very close by, and Virginia Beach is a short drive away. - The Bees
Oct 2016 - $42.00
Just an overnight stay here for us in the off season.
Very clean and convenient to major routes. Appears to be a mainly seasonal campground centered around 3 small lakes.
No dog park but leashed pets are welcome to walk most of the grounds.
Quiet in the off season but imagine that this campground is packed most of the Summer.
Staff was very pleasant! - Lab Lovers
Oct 2016 - $45.00
Called on a Saturday to make a reservation for arrival the next day. Clerk said they were fully booked for the weekend. I said "Even on Sunday?" Clerk realized there were sites coming open on Sunday. Arrived and was escorted to a back in site. All sites have a wooden patio platform. Had to adjust a bit to allow coach's steps to fully fold down. Lots and lots of acorns fell onto the coach throughout our stay. Neighbor site on the curb side was close, neighbor site on the road side was far away. The reverse would have been better. Cable and utilities worked well. Wifi was o.k. for email and Facebook. This place is probably very busy during the summer. Was pretty quiet for our 2 days. Easy access from Rt 13. Easy navigating the loop road with our 58' truck/5er combo. Site was just long enough for coach and truck to fit. To me, it is expensive for what you get, but this seems to be an expensive area. - TH travelers
Aug 2016 - $48.00
Davis Lakes is a tale of two campgrounds. The first campground is the clean, quiet, spacious, well-kept campground available during the week. The second is the loud, crowded, raucous party spot on the weekends.
Davis Lakes is a "destination" campground for a lot of the locals who come with their campers on the weekends. It has a private lake with lots of water toys for the kids along with its own small sandy beach. The campground is not very busy during the week, but fills to the capacity starting on Friday nights. Friday night and Saturday night, don't plan on sleeping much. Kids were running around on scooters yelling loudly until after midnight. Campers next to us were playing loud music, drinking, and making even more noise until later. Golf carts were racing around and more than one driver was drinking beer while driving. Campground staff don't seem to care, which is why I gave a lower rating on service. Most campgrounds wouldn't tolerate the behavior we saw over a weekend.
Sites seem to be mostly back-in, but were long enough for our 39' Class A and Jeep Wrangler. We had to position in the site so our jacks did not go down on large tree roots. Otherwise, the site was level and mostly gravel. Most of the sites are tree covered which is great for shade but not great for dish; ours did not work. There are 33 HDTV channels broadcast and Davis Lakes offers cable (we didn't try it).
WiFi is typical campground, which is to say it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. Mostly, it worked but at slow speeds. I would give the WIFi a grade of C.
Roads inside the campground are paved and branches were well trimmed. Water pressure is on the low side at times, but adequate. We had 50amp service and no issues.
Davis Lakes is located along the highway but a large sound wall blocks almost all the noise. It is pretty quiet. - Bryanmsi