South Forty Campground

     


Petersburg, Virginia
Phone: (804) 732-8345

Sites: 114
Recent Rate: $42 10/2014


Latitude: 37.0771531098682
Longitude: -77.3521077632904

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 6
  • Good 25
  • Average 10
  • Poor 8
  • Terrible 3

52 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

RVerMJ

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Acceptable overnight stop a few minutes off I-95. Sites are a little off kilter and made up of grass, gravel and dirt. WiFi is only available at the clubhouse which is open 24/7. There is an Italian restaurant within walking distance. We asked a number of people coming and going and the restaurant received mixed reviews. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Motorhome.

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Phaetonman

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Non-level, dirt pull thru sites. Very quiet location. 30 amp plug which we used looked new and worked well, 50 amp outlet looked worn. Verizon mifi and cell worked well. Would stay again for overnight. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Motorhome.

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chillaxing

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of those woodsie parks; nice swimming pool, nice people, but no internet at your site, therefore, the "no" for internet. I was close enough to their clubhouse, but still no internet. We had a clear lot so the dish worked for TV though. Lots of ant hills, but it was clean area, no rubbish around anywhere. Full timers were parked behind the office while people staying one night were parked out front, easy on; easy off the campground. Nice walks for dogs and hikes into the woods. I thought for the price with a discount, it was a little too much so I think I'd find a different spot next time. Nice Italian restaurant, home made food, within walking distance. Good pizza. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Motorhome.

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Jamboee89

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Old KOA campground, OK for overnight stop, convenient to I-95, pull-through gravel sites are not quite level. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Motorhome.

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camper102

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We originally registered for one night as we had read some bad reviews of this campground and were not sure if we would extend our stay to visit family. Well we were very happy with the site, the staff, clean restrooms, very quiet. We did extend our stay for a total of six nights. Everything was very good. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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dotr

Review Count: 104
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

It is hard to rate a park in the winter when everything is shut down and the place is devoid of people. The staff was great and our site was just fine. Lots of space to walk dogs. We only stayed one night, so cannot add anything else. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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B. Fitzgerald

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a descent overnight campground in the past, but is really in poor condition now. Office staff were friendly and professional. Pool was maintained and a welcome relief to the 106 degree heat. Campsite was long enough, but terribly unlevel. Wi-Fi was outstanding from our site in the front of the campground. Cable was not available when we were here due to Comcast switching over to digital. Park is WAY OVERPICED for the condition it's in. Should be $20 a night. Bathrooms and showers were spotless. Hopefully someone buys this campground soon and fixes it up as there aren't that many campground choices around. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Chuck F

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

South Forty explains how far the hookups are from your rig. If you intend to stay here (I wouldn't) be ready for extensions for your hookups. There is an EXTRA charge for EACH hookup you will require. Wi-Fi is ONLY available in the office and not at the camp sites. This is an old, defunct KOA and no improvements have been made except the rating in the Good Sam's directory. I would pass on this one. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Motorhome.

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nasa42a

Review Count: 112
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We paid the Good Sam rate. This former KOA park appears tired and very worn, with much deferred maintenance. Just after we signed in, two people (a male and a female) came to the office to report a lack of hot water in the shower rooms. Office person was attempting to find someone to work on the problem. We were charged for cable, but it simply was not working anywhere in our end of the park. After being assigned our site, we were told WiFi probably wouldn't reach that end of the park, but that the lounge was open 24/7 and that it would function there. We apparently did have one of the few level sites in the park. We believe this park is definitely not worth 50 percent of their charged rate, and we will not return. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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driftdiver1

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Mostly open campground conveniently located less than 2 miles off I-95, with seasonal pool & restaurant, propane ($), free cable TV and fast Wi-Fi, clean washrooms, showers, and laundry ($1.5 & 1.25). Sites are a good length, but as this is a private campground, they tend to be narrow with RV’s lined up side-by-side-by-side. Each site has picnic table and fire pit. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Stan47

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We have generally made this park our first overnight stop on a trip south from Baltimore. As we've been off the road for more than two years, it was quite a shock to see it this time through. According to the man in the office, the property is in foreclosure, in the hands of the bank. He told us he is employed by the bank, in an effort to revive the place sufficiently to make it sale-able as an RV park. This is good news because there are so few choices in this part of the state. As previous reviews from this season have mentioned, the place has gone downhill from its peak days as a KOA. We ate at the restaurant on the property on at least one prior trip. It has long been closed, and even the owner's residence on site is vacant. However the people managing the place are friendly enough and seem to understand what they are doing. On Halloween night 2011 there were perhaps a total of five occupied sites, and the pool was still operating and appeared to have been maintained. The only caveat with the park is that the sites in the sections between the office and road all appear to be 50 Amp hookups with no 30 amp outlet. There is a 20 amp receptacle on each power stanchion and we were able to use that, with an adapter. We will continue to use this place as an overnight stop as long as it's operating. I've stayed at far worse parks that are NOT in receivership, and been treated worse. Supper was available at a Denny's eight miles down the interstate. I'd recommend that people continue to overnight here, in the hope the place will be brought back to life. Otherwise the property is sure to be redeveloped into something else, and one more east coast campground will have been irretrievably lost. As RV campers, we all bear some responsibility for keeping our choices alive. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Motorhome.

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aliner man

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a forgotten campground in need of upgrading. The sites are sand, many have overgrown, and have not been used for a while. Only 4 campers in the whole park counting me the night I stayed. It used to be a KOA, and apparently was very nice with playground for the kids, swimming pool, and fishing lake. It has seen better days. The lady working there was either new or in a trance. She took over 18 minutes to check me in. There is nothing around the campground i.e. restaurants, shopping etc. You have to go into town to find a restaurant. The traffic on I-95 keeps you awake at night. Truck stop near by; do I have to say more? I will search for another place next time. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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dickens

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Very easy to find off I-95. Quiet, peaceful campground with gravel, mostly level sites. We were led to our pull through, which was long enough to leave the car attached (40 ft. motorhome + car) but a little close to the neighbors. We stayed overnight but might consider a couple of days for rest while traveling. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Motorhome.

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nicole j

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The site we had needed long electrical cord and water and sewer hoses extra long, services were way to far from the RV. Stayed only one night, the lady at front desk was very friendly. Nice pond people were fishing don t know if permit is required, good cable selection Wi-Fi signal very slow from our site We camped at South Forty Campground in a Motorhome.

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stormer41

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second night in our rig. We arrived right around 6pm. The staff on duty, was very friendly. Checked in with no problem, and was escorted to our site. The site was sandy, but clean. Surprisingly, we were level. The campsite was clean, the grounds quiet. My only slight complaint is that after a long hard run, there is no take out /delivery food in the area. But there is a small truckstop, that does serve good fried chicken. We liked the fact, that the showers were very clean. The overall look of the campground is nice. We will be back. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Motorhome.

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