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Newport News, Virginia

Newport News Park Campground

Newport News, Virginia



Newport News, Virginia
Phone: (757) 886-7912

Sites: 188
Recent Rate: $34 6/2016

Latitude: 37.1885273677638
Longitude: -76.5580987930298

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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47 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

It has become a very expensive park with poor maintenance, uninformed park personnel, and we were eaten alive with sand fleas and mosquitoes.

Asphalt sites are not wide enough, and the asphalt is crumbling and if it rains the sites become a big puddle.

Great scenic park for a bike ride, hiking, or paddle boating. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
A21
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Very close to town.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

The park itself is nice overall. There are a lot of sites, with generous spacing between sites. Aspalt pads with grass and trees all around. Views of the lake are plentiful. Sites were not level and some would have been difficult to get into for our 33' rig. The park could use some maintenance on the roads and tree triming. We had to close our windows and turn on the AC only because of the late night noise of helicopters taking off and landing at the nearby military base. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to stay. Some of the sites are not level but the one I stayed in was comfortable if just a shade tight. Worth a visit if you are in the area. It was a little cold so we limited our outdoor activities. Looked like there were lots of trails to explore. The ranger station was still under construction but should be done shortly. The restrooms near our campsite were closed for repair also. First time for us staying there but would return. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Many great sites
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 143
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Construction greets you as you enter this city campground; a new entrance/visitor center is being built. There is a marked pull-off area for RVs. Our big rig fit right into site B54 which was shaded, roomy, back-in, gravel, and fairly level. Roads through the park are paved. There is a nice playground area for children. Rate for 30amp and water. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B54
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

I love this park. I go out of my way to stay here. The sites are spacious and forest-setting. You can gather your own firewood. There is tons of geocaching. You can really get out in nature here but there's a ton of city and things to do and see nearby. The hookups are electric and water only but there is a well laid out dump station on site. I prefer the C loop, but depending on the season you might find only A and B loops open. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Very good location to Virginia Beach and surrounding area. Quiet at night but close to everything a city can offer. Friendly staff. Clean laundry facilities. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop A
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a rustic park near Busch Gardens and Water Country in Williamsburg. It's also conveniently located to Yorktown and not too far from Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and other attractions in Williamsburg. The sites are large and several have lots of room between them and the next site. The sites are paved but the area under the awning can be either grass, leaves or dirt. We went in without a reservation and drove around and picked our site. Lots of sites to choose from not all are level. The sites on the water seemed to be the most unlevel. The bathrooms were clean and recently painted with wonderful water pressure. Bike trails to ride and bikes to rent if you don't bring one. I really loved this park and we will definitely go back. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here twice two weeks apart. On our first trip we got to pick our site and got an excellent level site close to bath houses on C loop. On our second trip it was a holiday weekend and we got a reserved, not so level, site on water. For the price, we really enjoyed this campground. Lots of activities including biking, hiking, archery, golf, boating with rentals, fishing. The local area can get busy but inside the park it is easy to forget that. We were very pleased at the condition of the bath houses considering they are a little older. Regular ranger patrols. Free firewood gathering. Lots of nice things to say about our stay. Would have preferred to have sewer on site, but it wasn't a major inconvenience. No wifi but our Verizon and US Cellular data were just fine. We will definitely return to this park again. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

I agree with the previous comments completely. Very easy on/off access from I-65 but far away enough not to hear road noise. You get to do a drive-through to select open sites. This is a "must do" since several sites are too un-level to be used. No full hookup sites, but most are water/30 amp. Bath house was clean and heated. We camped in loop A, but I drove to the loop B bath house where the water pressure and temp was much better. There is a boat rental, archery range, disk golf, and bike trail at the campground. Down the road is the main park entrance. Jamestown is about a 30 minute drive, Williamsburg is a bit closer and Yorktown is an easy 15 minute drive. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent 3 nights with a waterfront site, with electric only, (our choice). Torrential rain and humidity for 3 days, but zero mosquitoes. The park is gorgeous, a biker/hiker/walker/joggers paradise a sportsman's dream. Saw deer and wildlife everyday. EZ in EZ out from Rt 105/64 and Jefferson. Bathhouses clean and adequate, but no paper towels or driers. our site was level left to right but had about a 3' drop front to back. Had to level with tongue nearly on ground, must have shore power ext. cord, boxes are too far way. Staff and Rangers are friendly and helpful, will stay here again, and recommend. No Wi-Fi, no cable, no satellite due dense woods. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice surprise for a last minute stay for 1 night. Heavily wooded. Saw a few deer as soon as we pulled in. Restrooms and showers could use a little sprucing up. I would stay here again. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a hidden gem of a campground near Busch Gardens and the Williamsburg attractions. Considering the cost to camp here, it is amazing how, on an August weekend, the campground could be nearly deserted. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The sites are a mix of level and not so level sites, you have to look around to find a good one, but since the place was fairly empty there were plenty to choose from. They are well spaced, and some back right up to the lake, making easy access for kayaking or canoeing. The bath house was fairly clean, water was hot with decent pressure. We will camp here again when in Williamsburg. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 110
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Given what it is, a municipal park without some services (sewer, wi-fi), it is a beautiful park. We were in a heavily treed area close to the reservoir. It was pristine woods camping at its best! The sites are very well spaced for maximum privacy. It was, however, a challenge to back our trailer in between the trees, but once we got there, we loved it. Our site was fairly level. There is a bike path attached to the park that was great for touring the woods, even went to G. Washington's headquarters site! We would definitely return. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an excellent campground. For our family, it is the benchmark. With the exception of sewer hookup (which I typically do not expect at a government-run park), this park has it all. One could spend a week at the park alone. Biking and hiking is excellent and can go one for hours without seeing the same place twice. The sites are paved and reasonably level. There are two playgrounds within the campground alone for the kids, one of which is huge. The campground promotes recycling (not often found). The dump station is setup very well. The sites are very well separated...good privacy. There is an abundance of firewood available for gathering. The grounds crew cuts up downed trees and they are free for the gathering. The whole campground is densely wooded. There is a large lake with paddle boat rentals or bring your own boat. There is a full city park with planned events on the other side of the lake. Best of all, the park is a very rural setting but is right along I-64 with easy access to all of the attractions in the area. Top notch in our family's opinion. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The good: Nicely treed, good distance between paved sites (70' on average), hiking and biking trails, easy access from the interstate. Canoe and paddle boat rentals available, outdoor children's jungle-gym. The bad: We had to swerve along the access road to avoid low branches (we are 13' 6" tall) and even then, some were unavoidable, but small. The paved portion of each site is quite narrow with broken edges, which is not a problem except that some sites have trees growing immediately adjacent to the pavement, which would cause a problem for slideouts. Other sites are so uneven that it would be impossible to level the trailer. However, most sites are OK and we had our pick, as only 3 other sites in the 50 amp (B) loop of 40-50 sites were taken on Sept 5. Recommend that longer units (we are 39' fifth wheel) do not enter the parking lot when coming in to the campground entrance, as it would be difficult to negotiate the curve without riding up on the curb. Instead, just bear left on the main road and then park on the road beside the office. The bathroom floors were clean, but the walls of the bathroom and showers looked like they had not been cleaned any time this year. There are no dryers or paper towels. There were only four showers (2M, 2F) per 50-odd sites in the loop. Not a problem for us, with 90% vacancy, but if the campground was full, it would be insufficient. Similarly, there appeared to be only one dump for the entire campground (188 sites). As there are no sewer hookups, the lack of showers and dump would have been a big problem if the campground had been close to full. One very unusual thing: The office staff required that we have vaccination papers for our dog before they would allow us to check in. We had selected a site per their instructions and cycled back for the check in process before they informed us of this. They required that we cycle back to the site and return with the papers before they would check us in. In summary: the trees, site spacing and trails would bring us back here again, but only if the campground was close to empty. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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