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.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $34.00
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.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $34.00
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.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $32.00
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.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $30.00
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.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $31.00
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.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $32.00
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.
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.
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $33.00
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.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $30.00
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.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $30.00
Our site was sufficiently large for our Class A motorhome and towed vehicle, and was clean and reasonably level. Bathhouse facilities were close by and clean. Park rangers at the office were friendly and helpful. We would stay there again. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Motorhome.
Interstate 64, Exit 250B. Very easy access from the interstate. Numerous trees but very little low foliage for privacy. Paved, narrow interior roads. Each site is different with varying length, utility location, proximity of trees, and degree of level. We had some problems finding a site long enough, level enough, with an accessible distance to the utilities. A small to midsize camper would have minimal difficulty and a large rig can be accommodated but not in all sites. Some sites are on the water or have a water view. We watched people on the water in paddle boats, canoes, kayaks and small boats. Only one loop, B loop, has 50amp. Located about 4 miles south on Jefferson is a variety of restaurants, Wal-Mart, and Costco. The park’s location and easy access makes it ideal to visit Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. During our weekday stay in July we practically had the campground to ourselves. Although there were other campers, there were so few we could not see anyone at all from our site. The park is certainly more rustic than the commercial campgrounds but it’s a clean and pleasant place with plenty of room to roam. Water and electric only, no sewer but a dump station is available. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful park and we were surprised how few people were here in the high season. We realized why when we used the rest rooms. We were in B loop and the smell of mold hits you before you even enter the restroom area. The building is cement block that is painted but apparently the paint they used was not an epoxy base that would not support mold growth, as should have been used. It is not really fair to say the restrooms are not clean, as they are cared for every day, but there is no working ventilation (fan was too small, and broken) and there are not enough screened windows to let the building ever dry out. I thought perhaps that it was only this one bathhouse that was this way, but we only found one within the entire campground that was borderline usable, but since the campground has no sewer-ed sites, we had no choice but to use it. The other reason this campground was nearly empty for the week we were there is that there is no water access. The campground is built around a reservoir and you can not swim (or enter) the water from anyplace unless you are in a boat. A large swimming pool would have gone a long way to making the intolerable heat livable. Bottom line, use this campground for weekends only, and off season when it is cooler. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $30.00
Must say we were very disappointed in this place. We stayed based on previous posts. We would appreciate if people that post please tell about Train noise: yes there was. A lot, highway noise, yes there was a lot. Some of us do not sleep well with background noise. Also the sites take some very creative levelling, also very tight turning due to the amount of trees. Now the good. The staff was AWESOME!!! We had to go through 5 sites before we found one that would work. The first night the group across from us had a Beagle that was in a crate outside all night. Well, lots of opossum, and raccoons along with deer, and what is a Beagle going to do. You think!!!??? Well in the morning we let the rangers at the front desk know on our way out to explore and by the time we got home the Beagle was gone. Also this place is a good location to explore Jamestown, Williamsburg & Yorktown. All a MUST see. Very good Verizon, roof mounted dish will more that likely not work, we were lucky and have a Vue cube, moved it around a few times and got a good signal to watch the BBall playoffs. We camped at Newport News Park Campground in a Fifth Wheel.