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Picture Lake Campground

Petersburg, Virginia


7818 Boydton Plank Rd
Petersburg, Virginia 23803
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 250
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.16444
Longitude: -77.51277

Elevation: 197' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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20 Reviews

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here during the NHRA event June 8 and 9 2018. The campground was in great shape and everyone treated us like family. The improvment in this campground from previous ownership is amazing. The pool was excellent, the restrooms and showers were kept very clean. We plan on making this trip yearly and will be glad to stay here again. We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Tent
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

Large park, rental cabins, lot of tent space, pool, lake to enjoy small playground. Workers very friendly. Some spaces pretty tight, out site not level, interior roads need improvement. overnight pull thrus are long, curved and paved. Water lot of iron, can't drink it. Not all sites have sewer (surprise) they do pump out twice a week. We got about 12 OTA channels. WIFI was decent. We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
75
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Right next to speedway. noise did not bother us. Nice lake for fishing. Plenty of area to walk. Lot of history in area.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

We parked in the very front, in what looked like new spots created for short stays. The laundry was just horrible and looked like it was never cleaned. We had no yard but stepped out of our trailer on uneven ground.

Appears to be more of a full time unkept trailer park. We located the dumpsters and it looked like a landfill. The only positive of the park was our view of the lake. Would not return or recommend to anyone. We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Number
29
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

We travelled North on RT 1 to enter the campground. They have a new grey stone entrance with no sign indicating their name or they are a campground. Pulled in because we saw other RVs. Pulled up to what appeared to be an office, no signs. We were told to pick one of 5 sites, 30 thru 35. The transient sites (30-35) are elongated blacktop, grossly out of level to the point my rear tires were off the ground. This is predominately a seasonal/permanent resident facility, no internal roads are marked (one way or dead end). Inappropriate parking made it difficult to navigate to our site. If you are a transient looking for an overnight, do not stop here! We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

Stayed in a gravel back in spot with lots of room. Had electric and water but no sewer. This was OK for we were only staying a couple of nights. Staff was friendly and helpful and helped me park. We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
127
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 148
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Several long level paved pull through sites for the traveler. Park is mostly long term combination of workers and local military. Mostly well kept. Immaculate bathhouse. Pool looked inviting, but we did not use. Small fishing lake, where our Golden Retriever enjoyed a swim. Convenient to I85, just south of Petersburg. Worked well for us for an overnight, we would probably return. We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Our first visit and an unexpected pleasure. Was a bit concerned as no reservation confirmation was received (later learned that was their norm), but from our arrival all concerns were put to rest. Again, this was an overnight stop for us, but it had everything a family with children would want. Nice large pool, fishing pond, large grass play space and a playground for the younger set. Our pull-thru site was long, level and paved. Office featured a well stocked store and very friendly and helpful staff. Great find. We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 94
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

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

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed at this campground 5 times and all of our visits have been wonderful. The staff there is very friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend this campground to all. We attended the drag races there and there is a path for your golf cart to be ridden from the campground to the race track. We camped at Picture Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

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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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

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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