15 Parks near Norfolk, Virginia
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
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
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
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
Mar 2015 - $45.00
We arrived when there was leftover snow on the ground from previous snowstorms. It was plowed very nice in there, and we were able to get into our spot easily. Once the snow melted, the ground was loaded with dog poop and cigarette butts from other campers. We cleaned up close to 3 packs of butts just in front of our door. It is very quiet here, and you can hear waves from the ocean, and fog horns when its foggy. Very relaxing sound. There is only 1 washer, 1 dryer, and they are right at the entrance to both the shower rooms. If anyone is doing laundry its a tight squeeze, but passable to get into either shower room. Shower rooms are kept very clean. The dryer took 1 1/2 hours to dry one load. There is no internet--not even up at the building. They rent a 2G Verizon wifi card for $20. There isn't any exercise room as stated on the website. Most of the campground is very clean, and the people in the office are friendly. Along the shore that doesn't have a beach, is loaded with sand spurs. Not recommended to walk dogs there!!!! Overall the campground is nice. A few of the sites do flood when it rains, and it will be ankle deep with water when it does. Fortunately, the only water we had to wade through was on the side where our levers are for the tanks. I think they need to enforce picking up after dogs. When we went down to the beach to walk, the entrance to that had a large pile of dog mess left there by one of the office workers dogs. (A few of us watched it go there). The picnic areas are full of it too. They need to enforce people cleaning up after their dogs, which is one thing that not only annoys me, but others. Overall, the campground is nice, mostly clean other than a couple of these gripes, and very quiet. Off season rates are reasonable, and electric is included with the price. I don't know what summer prices are. All the sites are level. - happy2013camper
Aug 2014 - $45.00
We stayed here while enjoying some quality time with our grandson. Great beach with good salt water fishing. Lovely owners with a well stocked general store. This was a military campground left over when Ft. Monroe was an active base. Not but five 50 amp sites. I would highly recommend. - Dennis Reid
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Premier state park of Virginia. Sites are as close to the Chesapeake bay as you can get. Shaded site afforded privacy and seclusion. While you can make out sounds of adjoining sites you can't really see anyone. Big difference if you're used to commercial facilities. Extremely competent and friendly staff.
Wonderfully maintained and serviced facility. Due to its popularity this park is extremely hard to get into unless you plan way in advance or use the Notification features on their reservation website. This park is an exceptional value and real natural treasure for Virginia Beach.
Can't wait to return. - Big Guy
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Great start at First Landing again. We love the specific site reservations with their pilot program. Glad to see they are going to expand the program in 2017. It's great to know exactly the site you have and not to have to rush to get to the campground. We can take our time and leisurely drive knowing we have a specific site with our name on it. We do wish they would repave the campground roads, very rough in places and sometimes tight to squeeze through. Great beach experience again, we love no life guards to "look after us". We are adults and don't need those blasted whistles screaming at every "supposed infraction". Quite a bit of trash around on the beach, I wish people would clean up after themselves, but we all know some people just suck the beauty out of everything. Uncrowded expansive sand is our idea of a perfect beach day. The boardwalk over the dunes to the beach needs desperately to be replaced, and have for ten years now, repairing a few boards a year does not make it feel like a secure structure to walk on as well as getting splinters if you aren't careful. They really catered to day use visitors with day use areas well maintained and patrolled regularly by park police. We like the feeling of being all by yourself most of the time, lots of trees and scrub brush between sites. Sprint cell service at the campground is OK and complimentary Wi-Fi is available at the office. Water and 30 amp electrical service is included at your site and worked well. Trees were abundant to hang out hammocks. Relaxation = Wonderful! Overall a great stay and we will definitely return here again! - AXLEONE
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Great Park. Staff very friendly and helpful. Camping in the dunes. Plenty of room. The place was full but we didn't feel cramped. - bucko
Jul 2015 - $25.00
Very clean restrooms and laundry facilities. Very nice people that run the park which is within a few miles of an upscale neighborhood with lots of shopping and restaurants. This park has a mixture of dirt/concrete parking and most sites are back in. There are no pull-through spots and if you like jet noise, you will get your daily and nightly dosage. This park has events planned for guests often times allowing one to meet their neighbor. This RV park accommodates 45 foot vehicles. - Dsc
May 2014 - $28.00
Pros: Military and family friendly. Short walk to the ocean. Full hook ups. Clean and safe area. Paved and even lots. Easy to get to once you're on base. Cons: If your RV is over 30 feet long, and you decide to use the main gate, you have to call ahead and arrange to have the barriers removed. They tried to tell me my 33 foot long rig could make it through the gate, and we got stuck for almost 45 minutes when we got there! No fires allowed at your site. There is a group fire pit in the "older section". No pool or playground for the kids, but the ocean is right there! - Navy Steve
Aug 2012 - $17.00
Easy access to campground for military. No need to go through a security gate and mess with the ID each time. The access code provided by the office moves the security gate. The campground is well run. The grass usually gets mowed once a week which is nice. AT&T phone service in that part of VA Beach is week. Mi-Fi works OK. The campground is a converted trailer park which means the sewer connection is directly underneath the back wheels. That is a pain to hook up. All in all, we like the location and set up and would stay here again. - rwarner22
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
Aug 2016 - $65.00
We checked in on August the 9th for a two-day stay at this park. We typically prefer to stay at KOA campgrounds simply because we find they are cleaner and have more amenities. This campground did not disappoint in that department.
The reason for the bad value rating is because NO WHERE in the information on-line does it stipulate that Naval Jets fly over this campground until 2 a.m. then begin maneuvers again at 8 a.m. It was ridiculous. Quiet hours in this park are from 11 p.m. until 8 a.m., yet it's acceptable for this disturbance to take place nightly when the military is practicing! It's both rude and inconsiderate to individuals who have come to this facility for REST and RELAXATION. This isn't an inexpensive campground either.
When my husband complained about the noise, the front office staff got VERY defensive. So, unless you want to experience the "rockets LOUD blare" nightly, you might want to stay elsewhere. Our two small dogs were terrified by the noise. While the campground is lovely, we will not be staying here again. Shame on KOA for not giving full disclosure on this website about the noise issues! I cannot imagine that ours is the only complaint. - Jhill Peran
Aug 2015 - $75.00
They don't take your rig size into consideration when assigning sites. First they gave me a pull thru site with two trees so close together there was no way I was going fit a 40' 5th between them. I couldn't even turn onto the site. Then they tell me there are no other sites available when there were at least a dozen open site more suited to a rig my size. They told me those were already assigned to people arriving the same day. But when I made my reservation 9 months earlier, they said sites were not assigned until check in. The site they finally moved me to is unlevel, with a huge tree on the camper's door side and large tree roots all over under my awning. There isn't much room under the awning for chairs because of the roots make it so uneven. The site would be better suited for my old 27' travel trailer, not my current RV. This was just handled poorly by the staff. Never again. If you're in a large rig, request an open site when you make your reservation. All the sites are tight. If get one with a tree, it really takes away from the site. I would have very happy with an open site but they told me they were all reserved. - laffman
Jul 2015 - $60.00
Great park in a super location close to the beach. Beautiful pool, nice amenities for kids, lovely grounds to take a walk or bike ride. The store is nicely stocked, and the staff is very friendly. - PArvers
Sep 2016 - $75.00
This is a very large park but it doesn't feel too big because they subdivide sections with trees and shrubs. We stayed in the super sites and they were wonderful. Their fire rings were actually raised metal outdoor fire pits. Very nice looking. - Couch9748
Aug 2016 - $68.00
This is a very large and noisy campground. I felt that I was being a bother to the person that checked us in. We were handed the map with our site circled and told to locate it ourselves. In a park this size an escort should be provided to help locate your site. The campground has 4 pools and only 1 was open on the very hot day that we were there. The 1 pool that was open was so crowded I don't think it would have been safe to swim in. The restrooms and showers are modern and clean. It is nearly impossible to watch TV or talk to someone because the noise from the military jets that fly over constantly is deafening. Fortunately, we were just passing through the area and only stayed one night. I will not be staying at this campground or in the Virginia beach area again. - Freelander1
Jul 2016 - $60.00
Stayed in busy summer months when short notice reservations weren't available elsewhere. Space 19 is next to busy bus stop/office/pool etc. Dirt and some grass with adequate services. Pretty noisy throughout the day and night with live music each night.
Get a supersite if you need to stay there which have more space and better services.
Easy to get in and out and convenient to Virginia Beach. - BellasRV
Oceana Naval Air Station, Virginia (map) | (757) 492-7545
Sites: 20 | Latest Rate: $25.00 | 7 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Nice parking walking distance to the beach from the campground. They let you pick your site, east or west facing parking on concrete wit nice big concrete patio. Lots of WiFi towers. Weekends are full so make reservations. There are a couple "Buddy" sites. Landscape maintained. No fenced doggie park. Only negative is not the parks fault..black flies and some other little biting bugs. Haven't seen skeeters. - CookieRV
Aug 2015 - $25.00
Great military campground.
Campground host went out of his way to make our stay great.
Close to Oceana Commissary and exchange.
Nice back-in site with full hook ups, cable TV and Wi-Fi.
Path to the beach. - thetravelkids
Jun 2012 - $28.00
Well maintained grounds and just a short stroll to the beach. The old section (north) of the park is closed and being refurbished due to reopen later this year. The park is wide open, no trees or bushes of any kind to protect from the sun and wind. Pads are all concrete and very level. Don't expect to sleep in during the week as the troops march by starting at about 6:30am. The sites are right on Regulus Avenue which has high traffic volume during the week. - cobra188d