15 Parks near Surry, Virginia
May 2016 - $27.00
We enjoy camping here each year. We stay in the newer loop (B). The campsites are well maintained with picnic table and fire ring, and the roads are wide and clear for navigating a large rig. The driveway is paved with a pebble rock area for the fire, and picnic table. Super easy to back in (or pull through) and level. Most sites have shade during most of the day. In the other loop (A), the sites are smaller, not paved, have picnic table and fire ring but more shade. Bath houses are a short walk away and clean. It's WAY off the main road so very dark and quiet. There is a nice walking/ biking path, playgrounds, and beach (though not for swimming). We do like to walk to the beach and walk along the water: it's just beautiful. It is not within site of the camping area, but the walk is not too far. (Unless you have little kids but there is parking near the start of the trail.) The pool is nice and well maintained, with a diving board, life guards and snack bar. The only thing I would change about this campground is the location of the playground. It is outside of the campground. It's within bike riding distance but really too far to walk to with little ones. The same for the pool really. It's a little closer, but too far to walk with heavy pool bags or little kids. However, there is plenty of parking near both. The reservations used to be first come, first served. They are changing to site specific reservations, but there really isn't a bad site at this campground. They have buddy sites so 2 campers can be near each other and these might not be pleasant if you didn't know the other person, but the other sites are pretty private. - mattifer
Apr 2016 - $35.00
SInce the last reviews were in 2014, here is an update. The CG continues to be one of the best around and continues to be well maintained. There are two camping loops. Loop A is the best for travel trailers and motor homes. All the Loop A sites are paved and have an adjacent fire ring and tent pad. We set up our screen tent with plenty of room to spare. The water pressure is good and the electricity very stable. The bathrooms and showers were spotless. Since we arrived on a Tuesday and departed on Friday, there were not many people there. However, even if the park was full, it would not feel crowded. Loop B has undergone some improvements. The odd sites from 1 - 9 are now level and the surfaces have been re-graveled. The same for site 29. The other sites in Loop B are probably best suited for tent camping or small trailers. These are not particularly level but have excellent pea stone tent platforms.
All that being said, this is an excellent state park with plenty to do and wonderful walking trails. There are plenty of places to visit nearby and Williamsburg and Jamestown Island are just a short ferry ride away.
We will definitely be back. - SchnoodleCamp
Jul 2014 - $34.00
This is a clean and lovely state park. The roads in and out were perfect and the displays and historic buildings are very interesting. We had a nice time visiting Smithfield and two great restaurants in which we had lunch. - LindaVA1
Jun 2016 - $34.00
It has become a very expensive park with poor maintenance, uninformed park personnel, and we were eaten alive with sand fleas and mosquitoes.
Asphalt sites are not wide enough, and the asphalt is crumbling and if it rains the sites become a big puddle.
Great scenic park for a bike ride, hiking, or paddle boating. - Traveling Dan
May 2016 - $34.00
The park itself is nice overall. There are a lot of sites, with generous spacing between sites. Aspalt pads with grass and trees all around. Views of the lake are plentiful. Sites were not level and some would have been difficult to get into for our 33' rig. The park could use some maintenance on the roads and tree triming. We had to close our windows and turn on the AC only because of the late night noise of helicopters taking off and landing at the nearby military base. - the Fishers
Feb 2016 - $30.00
Great place to stay. Some of the sites are not level but the one I stayed in was comfortable if just a shade tight. Worth a visit if you are in the area. It was a little cold so we limited our outdoor activities. Looked like there were lots of trails to explore. The ranger station was still under construction but should be done shortly. The restrooms near our campsite were closed for repair also. First time for us staying there but would return. - Birddog2you
Sep 2013 - $46.00
What a sweet park! We had a site right where the river bends and it provided a fantastic view. The campground has a system of lights on the utility pole which is much lower than we usually see. It was much appreciated as it provides lighting for security but isn't blaring in your eyes at night. We only stayed two days and I wish we could have stayed longer to rent a canoe or kayak. There is a golf driving range right as you enter the park as well. - Da Keeffes
Jun 2013 - $30.00
A lovely park on the banks of the Chickahominy River. Unfortunately due to the amount of tall vegetation it is hard to see the water from the water front sites. We did not pay the extra $12 PER night for sewer hook-up so we did not have a water view. I think the rates are rather high since cable and WiFi is not included. Even though we had a huge tree on our site we were able to get satellite service and over the air reception. Lots of fisherman putting in at the ramp since there is a big tournament starting on Thursday but they were not intrusive. Will agree with a previous poster that the roads need attention; lots of potholes. Also the dump area needs attention. Very muddy place. Doesn't seem very sanitary. It needs to be surrounded by cement. We would probably stay here again. - User2209
Oct 2012 - $45.00
We are in a 39' 5th wheel and have a back-in site with a water view, site 315. Our satellite does not work in the site, but we get plenty over the air stations. Our Verizon Mifi gets a good signal here. When you enter the one way road into the full hook-up sites, the road is easy to navigate; however, the other end has some tight turns with trees. When we leave, we will go out the same way we came in even though it is one way to avoid the tight turns. The park is not busy and only has 5 other sites booked for the entire weekend. The park is well maintained and has a friendly staff. The park is also very quiet. We would come here again. - Liz I.
Apr 2016 - $20.00
This was our third stay at this park and it will not be our last. We just love this park for the friendly staff and closeness to Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown. Because the campground is on a bus line, we do not need to bring a car, which saves us money. The bus is very safe and reliable.
It is next to the railroad tracks but we have camped across the U.S. and this is the case with many campgrounds. After the second train, we barely notice them. The road in front is quite busy during the day but quiets down at night and we have not noticed much truck traffic, mostly cars.
Our sites have always been fairly level with little adjustment on our part. We will definitely stay here again and again. - CraftCrazy
Jul 2015 - $80.00
Staff was very helpful and friendly. The park is fairly small with very little grass areas for dogs. Nice pool with a few playgrounds for the kids. Very close to Williamsburg. Right next to the train tracks but not bad if you don't mind trains. - jimnina
Jul 2015 - $65.00
This is a very small park. Lots of tents. The sites are very small also. This park is next to a main road with lots of traffic and a train also. The sites are large gravel rocks and are not quite level enough for a class A on some sites. They have a dirt(used to be grass) patio that is very small. It is not that much closer to Williamsburg than the Heritage Campground so that's where I would stay next time. - pcmike
Mar 2016 - $30.00
Great Campground but because of it's location best to make reservations in the summer months. In the past I had much trouble with the free Navy MWR WiFi but finally solved it with an exterior signal booster antenna. Not all sites have fire rings. TV is analog so the picture is grainy. However, you can get several sharp digital TV stations via antenna for local, national news and weather. All but a few sites are level. Remember this is a military installation so be prepared to be awakened by the National Anthem every morning at 8 am and colors at sunset. - Hollidayt
Aug 2015 - $25.00
Great military FamCamp located close to Williamsburg.
Only downside was lack of cleaning in the restrooms and showers. Same trash there for the fours days we stayed.
Small mini-mart and gas station close by. - thetravelkids
Jun 2015 - $30.00
Just raised their rates, did not tell their reservation service as my eMail confirmation says $25. This is a wonderful park. No Commissary or amenities here. Fort Eustis has those down the road 10 miles near Newport News. - DigMyPast
Jul 2016 - $22.00
Now called Williamsburg CampPark
Very large old park, just a few miles from the historical colonial sites. Gravel road and grass sites with FHU or W/E. Sites level but narrow. Lucky no neighbors, in fact park almost empty in July. Old but clean RR and showers, nice pool. No on-site laundry. Both open sky and wooded sites. Good cell, no cable and good over the air TV. Very weak free wi fi. No clubhouse or store. Park suffering from lack of maintenance and upkeep but still ok. Good base to visit area and good value. One mile to Walmart and restaurants. Staff very helpful and friendly. - Pepper Dan
Sep 2015 - $22.00
Park is 80 years old and has seen better days. No updating has been done recently. WiFi is OK, depending on the site. All interior roads are grass / gravel. - ta96silver
Aug 2015 - $27.00
This campground has seen better days. It is very run down. Only has 8 sites with 50 amp and one of those didn't work. Sites are very close together. No trees at all for the sites with 50 amp. Swimming pool is away from anything else. Laundry is not open. - Glendaj
Jun 2016 - $87.00
We stayed in the Colonial side. The pool is large and includes a splash pad. They have two jumping pillows, one for ages 2-6 and one for 7+, which is nice. They took us to our spot via golfcart and made sure we had everything we needed. The campground was not full and they did a nice job of spacing the campers out so we weren't on top of each other unnecessarily. The spots are nicely sized so that you aren't crammed in but close enough to be friendly if you are so inclined. VERY flat site, with heavy stone, not gravel. Lots of shade! We had a Deluxe full hook-up back in so we had a paver patio, fire ring, swing, and picnic table. Very clean and nice. Bathrooms were clean, showers could be bigger (I carry a lot of junk with me to the shower), small bench for bag and two hooks on the door so it was fine if not spacious. Ice cream available at the pool. We would stay there again! - Indygirl1
Jun 2016 - $62.00
Level shaded sites, a doggie bathing spa, evening movies and other activities for kids. Very convenient to local venues. - pegbud
May 2016 - $60.00
Stayed in a gravel pull thru fhu, getting into spot was a little tight. Campground very clean, Nice wood heated swimming pool. Laundry on site, nice store with lots of variety of items. they have tickets to many of the local attractions. Sharp turn into campground. Overall a great place to stay. - adcharles1969
Jul 2016 - $54.00
This campground is a bit of a contradiction. The front is very nice, with lots of shade trees. There is a playground and a good pool. The deluxe sites have beautiful patios with furniture and fire pits. Our site was very nice even though we were across from the bathroom which is never my first choice, but I was surprised when I walked further back into the campground. It looks like they are still in the process of expanding and the sites near the back are not nearly as nice. There are hardly any trees and a bunch of construction equipment is parked just beyond the last row of campsites. I would have been very unhappy if that was my view. Also, there is an opening in the fence at the beginning of row 7 that shows a yard filled with junk. Not sure if that land belongs to the campground, but if you are in campsite #57, that's the view from your picnic table! Ask for something in rows 1-8 (except for #57) and you should be happy. All the staff was very friendly and helpful. - Peglegtraveler
Jul 2016 - $40.00
We stayed in site 39. Pull through, concrete pad and patio, full hookups. The site was well maintained and the park was quite nice. If you wanted a fire you had to request a fire ring as opposed to it being on the site permanently. I believe there were built in rings on the deluxe sites. Where we were was very shaded, the other sites in the back were not but slightly bigger.
Laundry area needs some updates. We used it but wasn't up to par with their bathhouse which was very nice.
We will use them if we are in the area again. Just not in the summer...it was HOTTT. We would request site 39 again. - MissAlaineous
Apr 2016 - $45.00
We spent a week here and found it to be a good spot for visiting the area. The utilities worked well. The staff was friendly. The only downfall is that the roads and sites are dirt. Other than this, it's a nice place. We will stay again when in the area. - Tammy7
Sep 2014 - $18.00
Conveniently located for us, just 2.5 miles from friends house. Didn't use the restrooms and showers but they appeared as if they could use some refurbishment. WiFi supposedly available but my computer could never find it. Thick tree cover prevented satellite TV usage but enough over the air stations available. Would stay here again. - kanem
Jun 2014 - $20.00
This is an OK campground for a short stay. Get good directions prior to entering campground. If you enter directly to the check in station you will not be able to proceed to your site via camp roads. There is very narrow low water bridge with a 5 ton weight limit. You need to enter by a different street and then walk .5 mile to check in. My site was very crowded to each side and I had to pull my power and water under the RV to an outlet next to another site (shared outlets). My site was dirt and I'm thankful that it did not rain. It would have quickly turned into a mud hole site, but considering price I would use again for an overnight stay. - trav
Mar 2013 - $25.00
Sites were mostly being used long term. We were only there for one night. Our site was dirt and had an inch or two of water on it when it rained. Never did see campground host. Bathrooms and showers were clean. - kenp
Jun 2016 - $1.00
Price reflects Thousand Trails membership. This campground is right off of I-64, just north of Williamsburg. Roads are paved but tight. All of the motorhomes we saw had dropped their toads prior to entering. Some sites are tight, other's tighter. Ours was gravel/dirt combination. Very little grass. Lots of trees. The ladies at the front office bend over backward to get you in. You are given a selection of suggested sites to look at and then you drive around and look for a site you like. Then you go back to the office and let them know where you landed. Bathrooms are tiled and clean, but need to be de-spidered. Due to the amount of droppings on the floor, the spider's have been there quite a while. Pool is very nice. All site utilities worked properly. There are a lot of full time residents. - moderate camper
Oct 2015 - $40.00
We went to this park in April and everything was shut down. Nothing for kids to do. I don't know why it's called "Outdoor world". There are a lot of unlevel and hilly sites. Sites are first come first serve. Luckily we arrived at check-in time and got a fairly level site that was close to the office and restrooms. I will not return to this campground. - JohnB GVA
Oct 2015 - $20.00
Typical Thousand Trails....old park, aging infrastructure, unlevel & tight sites, rules not enforced, most sites taken by annuals or seasonal campers, etc. Office staff were nice. The workers do the best they can with the budget they have to work within. Up and back interior roads narrow and confusing. Several tight turns. Many trees need to be removed. Watch out for big remnants of old stumps, even in your car. Nice newly redone miniature golf. Indoor pool and hot tub nice. Outdoor pool and hot tub were closed for the season. Shuffleboard and basketball. Also tennis court painted also for pickleball, but court surface is rough asphalt and you have to install the net yourself. (According to the staff, too much trouble with net and other sporting equipment being damaged, stolen, or not returned.) - dndrv