6.3 Average
     
Petersburg, Virginia

South Forty Campground

Petersburg, Virginia



Petersburg, Virginia
Phone: (804) 732-8345

Sites: 114
Recent Rate: $39 9/2016

Latitude: 37.077153109868
Longitude: -77.35210776329

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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
  • $1.25 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.25
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • 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 yes
  • ATT, Verizon, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
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 ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • 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 ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • 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 ?
  • 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 ?
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

56 Reviews

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

South 40 RV Park is a nice place to stay for someone traveling through or even for a week or so. It is close to I-95, and easy to get to from exit 41. There is Civil War stuff to see not too far away. Just up Rt. 301 is shopping, and many restaurants. The facilities are old, but, clean and well kept. The water is good. It is fairly quiet, and peaceful. I heard a train far away, and some traffic noise at night, but it was not disturbing at all. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is some Civil War history near Petersburg, and it is a nice little city with many restaurants and shops. Rt. 301, (Crater Road) goes right through downtown, and is a pretty drive, even though the road itself needs some repair. (It is pretty rough in some places). We had a very enjoyable day visiting attractions.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

We were looking for a quick 2-night stop near Richmond as we traveled through the area. Based on other reviews, we had prepared ourselves for the worst. In fact, it's those reviews that encourage me to write this review. This place isn't as bad as it's made out to be- in fact, I kind of like it here. Staff can make or break a place; the staff here has been super friendly and welcoming.

We are in A-8 which is the first row in the park. It's a 50-amp spot and a 70' pull-through site. We have a beautiful shade tree (which is trimmed nicely back so that it doesn't brush our camper). Side to side, the site is fairly level. Front to back is sloped pretty heavily to the rear- we can manage it in a trailer (42' fifth wheel), but I could see this being an issue with some motorhomes. Though, we have had motorhome neighbors on either side of us coming and going. My other complaint for the campsite, is the number of ant hills around it. We carry and sprayed bug killer as we setup and haven't had issues (thanks FL for that lesson). Our picnic table seemed to be freshly painted and was in good repair. Their wifi worked, but was slow. Verizon and AT&T service are good. We hear some highway noise when outside, but not bad. There have been little flashes of power going off; just for a moment each time (resets clocks). Water pressure is good.

These front sites are well kept, mowed, and utilities are about midway. The lake IS overgrown with lily pads, but it looks pretty. The back sites seem pretty cozy and are mostly filled with seasonal/annual residents but they're generally well kept. There are a set of sites under the trees that could be really nice. Part of it is storage with some very dilapidated units. And then there seem to be some not so well marked sites. There are a few cabins that looked well-kept from the outside.

Each day that we've been here, we have noticed them doing something. The last couple of days, it has been painting picnic tables and office. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A-8
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The campground is a great jumping off point for exploring the Battle of Petersburg: a 9 1/2 month slog just prior to the end of the civil war. The battlefield Visitors Center is quaint but nice and the movie they show is really well done.

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

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

This is a decent RV park. They do have shaded lots, which is a huge plus. They have ample laundry facilities and a nice pool. There is no pavement, which makes it hard to walk your dog after a rain and them not get dirty. It's in a decent location (about 15 minutes from shopping and the gym). We chose to stay there because it's close to where my husband was working. There is an awesome Mexican restaurant a few exits up (towards Colonial Heights) which is fantastic! The speed limit is strictly enforced - 5 mph. The only thing I didn't like was the low water pressure and the WiFi signal wasn't strong even with a range extender. Other than that it's a quiet RV park in a safe area. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Try the Mexican restaurant on exit 45!

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Staff was very polite and helpful. Park is very convenient to I95. Cable and WIFI worked great. Pull through was available. Would stay again. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A7
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Dingy campground. Overnighters were all placed in the front of the park, in the open. No trees, no privacy. One of the reasons we stayed was for the "Italian" restaurant within walking distance. The restaurant was terrible. Their pizza oven was broken so there was only some sketchy italian meals available. Stay away from the chicken marsala - it was really bad. A forgettable campground, a regrettable meal. Pass this one by. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice staff. The site was on a slight grade and even with automatic level, my RV could not level without blocks. The site is composed of washed out rock and grass. The plus is that it is just off I-95. The negative is that the place is unkempt and seriously overpriced. Next time, I'll drive right past this place and get a better value for my money. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B7

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Overnite stay while traveling to New England. This appears to be an old KOA. ATT cell service marginal. Verizon non-existent. Site was reasonably level but you're on top of your neighbor. Roads and sites are gravel. Nice grass fields in the area. Check in was quick and friendly. No guide to the site. Since our stay here, we found a really nice CG just south of the Virginia/NC border in Roanoke Rapids where we will stay in the future. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This was the first campground we stayed at when we first started camping. Very easy on and off of I-95 with fairly level lots. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Best place for an overnight we have found in Virginia. We camped at South Forty Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $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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