6.5 Good
     
Petersburg, Virginia

Picture Lake Campground

Petersburg, Virginia



Petersburg, Virginia
Phone: (804) 861-0174

Sites: 250
Recent Rate: $32 5/2016

Latitude: 37.1644441769268
Longitude: -77.5127668393021

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

Review Details

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12 Reviews

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twotimes

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $32.00
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At first sight, it looks very crowded with permanent trailers. There is an area for overnighters. A pretty lake at the bottom of the park, with a pavilion and picnic tables. However, not much maintenance. There were tons of cigarette butts around the bath house and bits of paper and some butts everywhere. Additional overnight sites have been added. They have also added more permanent sites to keep up with the demand. They do not rake or clean up sites regularly, apparently not enough help. Because of the lake, this park could be really nice with regular maintenance. We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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yesmar

Review Count: 77
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $32.00
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pulled in for a 1 night stay - majority of sites are used by long-term folks. Looks like they're upgrading some overnight sites with pavements and new utility posts, but because of our small size, were given a ground cover site with lots of tree roots and a slope. Had to use blocks to level. Went to use the shower, but floor in the community changing area was covered with water.
quiet campground the night we were there, but with drag races so close by, can just imagine how noisy it gets when there are races - best bet, when you call to make reservation, ask if there are races and then decide. All in all, it was a nice place for our stay. We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Truck Camper.

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ownedafew

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $33.00
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Nice campground south of Richmond. Easy access from I-85. Seemed like a lot of long term workers staying there however that said, the park was well kept. Check in was smooth and we received a very good restaurant referral from the staff. A good overnight spot..worth coming back to again. We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Joe's steak and seafood. Close to many civil war battlefields, etc.

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scarlett12

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $18.00
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2nd time we have stayed here. I don't know the charge for actual daily rates, as we are here for work related reasons and pay by the month, which breaks down to a lower daily rate around 18.00. I saw a review from someone who said there were drunk people running around in a golf cart and stuff was stolen. We have been here twice and stayed 2 months or so last year and a month this year. There has NEVER been a problem with loud drunk people and have NEVER had anything stolen. We have left grills, chair, tools, an extra portable satellite dish, etc, outside and never had any problems.

It is a woodsy type campground. (I love that about it) There aren't concrete slabs. No big deal to us. Yes, there is a race track beside it and you can hear the cars on the weekend, but really hasn't been an issue for us. Yes, there people who live there and have for some time and yes there are people who come in for work on shut downs at the nearby plants. You're going to have that at any park that is near places with refineries and chemical plants. Someone has to come in to help keep them updated and safe. No problems with anyone. Clean grounds, restrooms, nice pool, peaceful lake with geese, lots of trees, fresh woodsy air.

My only complaint is the water pressure and the wifi is not very good.

Other than that, We like it and we will stay again. We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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kiwitravelers

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $28.00
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We enjoyed our one night stay here. The pool was huge and well used by us to cool off. The laundry is under the office and has 4 of each washer and dryers and room to fold washing. The restrooms were fairly new and very clean and modern. Yes, there were many full timers but they were friendly and the sites weren't run down. We'd stay here again. We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Mahalo

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $30.00
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Lots of full timers in front of park; not impressive when entering. Restrooms and showers were poor and not maintained well. We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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1yearusa

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $33.00
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Every thing like the last post noted...except worse. Guess I thought the improvements would be done & park would be nice..but we were too tired to seek out something else. This park is filthy.. especially the showers/restrooms. The 99% permanent residents have trash & junk everywhere. Also, the race track next door was so loud when the dragsters took off (@ 200+mph) it shook our camper. I enjoy those races, but not to have an RV park right next door and expect people to have a conversation without shouting...never the less sleep. Worse park ever in our 6, 000 mile journey! We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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The Shaws

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $31.00
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We were pleasantly surprised with this park. When we pulled in we nearly turned around and left. The park is occupied by mostly full time residents who work nearby. We didn't see many spots available. However we ended up in a space more than long enough to accommodate our truck, fifth wheel and bass boat. The staff was pleasant and very accommodating and other campers were friendly. It was too early in the year for the pool to be open but the laundry was fairly clean. We didn't have need to use the restrooms either given the sewer hookup. We will return to the area in September and will stay here again. We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Road Train

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $36.00
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Lots of renovations are going on in this campground, but few seem to be finished and none are finished well. The paved road around the park is filled with potholes, cracks and then turns into a rough gravel road. There are speed bumps at extreme angles across the road that jars your rig as you cross them even at low speed. A few gravel sites are level but most are uneven with washouts going thru them. They are putting in new 50amp power stands in some sites but the water presser is very low and has a lot of iron in it. Our site had water and power on one side at the limit of our cable and hose and the sewer on the other side at the limit of that hose. When our neighbor dumped sewer it bubbled up from our connection. The bathrooms and showers are sorta clean but only partially refurbished. The laundry room is new, yet not finished. Wi-Fi is very weak. The pool looks to be the only amenity that is finished but needs more daily attention. The pool is open to the public and was always crowded. Parking for them was along the main street which stayed lined with cars. Long term RVers fill most of the park with old dilapidated travel trailers and 5th wheels. Many have accumulated junk around their sites and they have built wooden porches and walkways. You’re not given a brochure when you check in with information or rules about the park which accounts for the off lead dogs running around and owners not picking up after them. Golf carts are driven through the park by small children without any adult supervision. People walk and drive through your site at all hours. There is little attention paid to cleaning up trash, cigarette butts or maintaining any landscaping around the camp sites. We will not stay here again We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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larriin

Review Count: 59
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $32.00
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This park is hard to rate. The location is excellent for seeing the battlefield. The pool is very clean and modern. This is an old park, but they have installed upgraded power posts. The water and sewer are fine. While they did not burden us with a list of rules upon arrival, everyone behaved very nicely. The trees blocked all television reception, but provided nice shade. The worst problem was the inability to level. If you can obtain a level spot and you do not care about television, it is a very adequate park for a few days. We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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univmd

Review Count: 105
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $32.00
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The park served its purpose in that it was located where we wanted to be, right next to the Virginia Motorsports Park, we were able to walk right over. The 50 amp, water, sewer hookup availability and rate is also excellent. Management was also very friendly. The biggest negative about this park is that the sites are not that level, we had to use our levelers with wooden blocks to get level. The sewer connection was hard to find, since it was buried under dirt and grass - old campground. The lake itself is very stagnant and covered with algae, not beautiful at all, lots of mosquitoes. Not a destination campground except for the Motorsports Park next door. We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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J59T

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $25.00
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The roads are bad, but the campground looks like they're trying to improve them. Electric and water pressure leaves a lot to be desired. Very low on both. A lot of old ugly campers and some junk allowed to pile up. This campground is only about 5 miles from the Wal-Mart Distribution Center. We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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