Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $50.00
The only thing good I can say about this park is that it is close to the point to catch the ferry to Tangier Island. The fee of $50/night was way too much for the condition of the campground, and this was off-season! The manager, owner, was semi-friendly. We had two friends coming to visit for 2-3 hours. I was flabbergasted when they wanted $7/person. I understand if they were staying overnight, but for a couple of hours!! I would not recommend this park to anyone. We camped at Chesapeake Bay Camp Resort in a Travel Trailer.
I would NEVER stay or recommend anyone stay here. The lady running this place is not friendly or helpful in fact she is rude. I live in the area and was checking out places to park my camper for the summer. She wouldn't let me drive through the campground to see what types of sites were available. She wanted to know what "my situation" was and she said that if I wasn't interested in her campground "good bye". We camped at Chesapeake Bay Camp Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $50.00
A return visit to this beautiful place on the water. Be sure to bring your boat for only $10 per day includes launch, mooring privileges and/or storage on lot. Covered slips for boats 22 ft or more $25. Just 1/2 mile out of harbor to enter Bay. Creek sites are beautiful, back-ins and no cable TV in that section only. We caught crabs; steamed & ate at our site, rode our bikes on scenic Byway. A place to relax and unwind. We camped at Chesapeake Bay Camp Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $70.00
I was a little leery due to some of the postings, but we had a very nice stay over labor Day weekend. It is a rustic wooded setting. There are activities for families, movies, BBQ, ice cream and cake socials, and an "Elvis" entertainer under the pavilion. The restrooms were very clean and maintained. The proprietor was polite and helpful with information for other activities off-site. She offered to make us breakfast for $3.50. We took the boat ride to Smith Island and our puppy was able to join us. The ride was relaxing and we had a nice lunch and walk around the island. There is a pool, playground, miniature golf, small cabins to rent. It is a little expensive compared to other campgrounds, but we had a nice time. We camped at Chesapeake Bay Camp Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $50.00
We agree completely with the person that posted August 2010. "The people that run this place don't care". After we checked in and paid in full we were told that under no circumstances would there be any refunds. They proceeded to tell us that after Sunday 9-5-2010 the pool would not be cleaned or any type of chemicals added and if we wanted to use the pool it was OK but it was at our own discretion! The other problem with this park was they had the entrance gate chained and locked. We were not able to receive Wi-Fi. They do charge $5 for satellite. There were only 18-20 campers for the holiday weekend which might also give you an idea of how poorly this place is run. On Wednesday the only other camper in the campground with us had a brick thrown through a window and was completely torn apart. We left for a short time and left our dog at the camper. I believe this is the only reason that our camper was not broken into. At this point I wanted to leave and again was told that there would be no refund. If you look at their web site and in the AAA book it states the extra person fee is $2-5, but they charge $7 per person. The grounds need a substantial manicure. Don't bother to put your boat in the water at their launch because they charge $40 for this plus an additional $10 to tie up at the dock. This is just the day fee! I don't know what the over night fee might be. This place is far from being a "resort". There is a one lane blacktop road partway into the campground. After the road ends it is very hard to determine where to drive. Not that it couldn't be nice (at one time it was a KOA) but it will take a substantial investment of time, money, and personnel to make it so. The only reason that we stayed here was because it is very close to our friends and we had considered reserving this park for a 14 RV get together in October of this year. I can assure anyone that we will never stay at or recommend this place to anyone. We camped at Chesapeake Bay Camp Resort in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $50.00
The people who own this park don't seem to care. The woman is difficult, at best. She was not friendly at all and seemed quite defensive, but my husband went by and tried to make friends with her. The area has such great potential, and it is not being made what it could be. She complained that people were going to the state park, but charged us $50 because she had a concrete patio next to our site. Guess it was $45 if there was not a concrete slab. There was very little grass for the dogs. She charged $7 per person for my friends to come into the park to pick us up for dinner. She did give it back when they left, but really!! The park supposedly had satellite hook up in the cable, but good luck getting that. Apparently, you have to rent their box and somehow figure out how to hook it up. We used our antenna which picked up about 3 stations and not well. Our satellite was not usable because of the trees. What I can say is that it was convenient to our friends in the area, and that's the only reason we stayed in this park. Next time, we will stay at the Belle Isle state park. This was the highest priced park in which we have ever stayed and sure wasn't worth the money. I was able to pick up a wireless Internet signal, which she didn't even know went out into the park. The boat which apparently takes cruises to the island across the water (Smith Island?) was not working. Kids were crabbing off the pier at the park, if you like that sort of thing. I did see she was showing a movie on an outside screen on Saturday night. Didn't go in the restrooms, but they didn't look like ones I'd "want" to visit. We would NOT stay there again. We camped at Chesapeake Bay Camp Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $45.00
Location is in one of Virginia's most scenic waterfront areas with access to the Chesapeake Bay. Grounds were immaculate as were all facilities. Friends were camping in a cabin and towed a boat using the campground's launch facility. Only 5 minute ride to the Bay and excellent fishing. Clean swimming pool with large wide deck and comfortable pool lounges. Especially nice was the Sunday morning Pancake/Sausage breakfast served in air-conditioned clubroom. We caught crabs from the crabbing pier, steamed on site to enjoy. Would definitely return. Long, paved pull thru sites. We camped at Chesapeake Bay Camp Resort in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $45.00
Peaceful, scenic location on the water by the Chesapeake Bay. Our big rig site was easily accessible pull-thru. Staff friendly and helpful with directions to good restaurants nearby. No shopping malls; a 25 minute country drive to Kilmarnock for Walmart and other shopping. Will plan to return for crabbing and other water related activities in warmer weather. We camped at Chesapeake Bay Camp Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: January, 2009 - $32.00
Actually stayed here in September 2008 but this website would only let me select 2009!!!! Campground is somewhat run down and in need of maintenance. Only stayed there because it was near places we were visiting. Site assigned was level but oddly laid out. Sewer was 20 feet from other hookups. Site was just a gravel path, roads were paved and in good shape. Management was friendly and helpful. We camped at Chesapeake Bay Camp Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $45.00
Spectacularly disappointing! This a $25 a night campground at best. It is definitely not a resort! The sites are very un-groomed, sand lots, poorly marked, narrow, not well navigable with 40 foot rig. No cable or Wi-Fi and no access for satellite being under the trees. 2 other campers here besides us. Pool was closed. The build up on the web site and in the pamphlets were highly, highly exaggerated. We would not camp here again. We camped at Chesapeake Bay Camp Resort in a Motorhome.
This campground used to be a KOA campground. It is no longer affiliated with KOA. It is now called Chesapeake Bay Camp Resort. We booked here thinking it was a different campground and not the bad reviewed KOA here. So, we were shocked to learn it was the old KOA. However, after staying here 4 nights I can say it was not the worst campground I stayed in. It was not crowded. The sites were large. Room to maneuver rig. It was quiet. It was close to where we needed to be. It is not a resort destination however, i.e. there are no frills. If you have a boat and want to fish, this is the place to go. Prices are high. I think the price per night should be around $25 for the area. The owners were not very friendly but were not rude either. We had friends come visit and they were chased down in a golf cart by the owner, but hey, good security and she is looking out. All in all the worst thing was the price. We camped at Chesapeake Bay Camp Resort in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2007 - $40.00
I have to agree with what others have said. The camp host was not very friendly at all. The campground is average at best compared to others we have stayed at. We camped at Chesapeake Bay Camp Resort in a Fifth Wheel.