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Surry, Virginia

Chippokes Plantation State Park

Surry, Virginia



Surry, Virginia
Phone: (757) 294-3625

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $27 5/2016

Latitude: 37.140203496778
Longitude: -76.747055053711

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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
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • 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 no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
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 no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

43 Reviews

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Chippokes Plantation State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
s07
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Sometimes we drive over to the Surry ferry and take it over to Williamsburg to eat out, go to Busch Gardens, shop, etc. The kids think its AWESOME to drive our big truck on the ferry and ride over, even if we didn't do anything there. But if it's a rainy camping trip, there is nothing to do near the campground, and there is lots to do on the Williamsburg side. This campground is so much cheaper than the Williamsburg campgrounds, and nicer!

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 7

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

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. We camped at Chippokes Plantation State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
SP04
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Surry is close by for food and fuel.

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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Large sites with privacy provided by foliage. Peaceful on a July Tuesday evening. Nice modern rest rooms/showers, plenty of green space for dog walking. Very convenient for free ferry to Jamestown. Would stay here again to visit the Plantation and recommend. We camped at Chippokes Plantation State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Chippokes Plantation State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We had reservations for four nights for a "shakedown" of our new camper, but enjoyed this park and the area so much that we ended up staying eight nights instead. The park has two loops. A is more rustic and has smaller sites suitable for tents, pop-ups and small travel trailers. B loop has larger sites and can accommodate campers up to 45'. B loop sites are a few dollars more than A loop sites. There is also a group camping area. Rental cabins are available and they are a ways away from the camping loops. Restrooms and showers at Chippokes were clean and in good working order. Showers were private and had locking doors. There is a laundry room on Loop B, although we didn't use it. The park operates a pool (summer only), visitor's center, farm and forestry museum, a plantation house and a mansion. Mansion and plantation house tours are done on weekends (extended hours in the summer). There are walking/hiking trails and the park offers a 'fossil walk'. We took the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry several times. It's free and only five miles form the park. It can accommodate vehicles up to 12'6" and 28 tons. The ferry docks just a mile from Jamestown Settlement and from there you can either drive or take a free shuttle to Colonial Williamsburg. From C-Williamsburg you can also take a free shuttle to Yorktown Victory Center. We camped at Chippokes Plantation State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here during the July 4 holiday week ( 4 nights ) in the B-Loop since we wanted a bigger spot. The B-Loop is only about 2 years old compared to the A-Loop. The A-Loop is good for tent camping and small pop-ups. The sites in the A-Loop are not level and the somewhat steep driveways to level a bigger trailer or motorcoach. The B-Loop is a paved driveway with a pea gravel pad for your picnic table and fire ring. Both the A&B-Loops are near the huge swimming pool to which you get free passes when you camp there. The historic area was cool since I like farming equipment. The coolest thing was watching the fireworks from the banks of the James River at the Visitor Center on the night of July 4th. We could see the fireworks from Surry, Jamestown, Williamsburg, Bush Gardens, and Yorktown. It's only 5 miles from the "free" ferry to Jamestown from the Surry. Surry does have a Dollar Store that carries most grocery items, but the nearest grocery store is across the ferry in Williamsburg or 20 miles down HWY 10 to Smithfield, VA. The only thing I did not like about the state park is the dump station is a long way from both A&B loops. It's on the main park road near the guard station for the park entrance. We camped at Chippokes Plantation State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed our stay at Chippokes but continue to disagree with the $5 per pet per night charge at Virginia State Parks. We camped at Chippokes Plantation State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved this beautiful park with its big trees. Lots of places to walk and enjoy nature. Sites were big with lots of trees and space between you and your neighbors. Electrical and water were good. Our site was level but some were not. Bathroom and laundry room were fine - nice book exchange in the laundry room. CG host and the people at the visitor center were friendly and helpful; one nice bonus you can borrow themed knapsacks (history, wildlife, etc...) at the visitor center to learn about the area. Small camp store has T-shirts and camping basics but no food items. Park is very convenient to the free ferry that crosses the James river every 30 mins - we visited Jamestown and Yorktown this way. Surry is a very small town so get your supplies elsewhere. We camped at Chippokes Plantation State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in campground B and the sites were large and level. The area where you park your RV was paved and level and then they had large pea gravel pads with picnic tables and fire rings. Lovely area with a working farm, kids loved the animals. There was a new bathhouse and an excellent book exchange inside the laundry facility. We will definitely return to this park. We camped at Chippokes Plantation State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

As noted previously, A Loop is better suited for smaller rigs, tents, and PUPs. B Loop has very long, level (at least side to side), paved sites with extra large tent pads. The loop was very easy to get around and there is a very nice bath house near the back side of the loop. The swimming pool is huge with plenty of benchs for tanning. The camp store has basic food stuffs and tourist items. Like most Virginia State Parks, this one won't disappoint. The rate includes a $5 pet fee. We camped at Chippokes Plantation State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 190
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground located near Jamestown, Yorktown, Williamsburg and the James River Plantations. Section B has paved sites with picnic tables (big rig friendly). Clean and well maintained area best describes this section. Showers were nice and clean with hot water and separate areas for showering and dressing. Laundry was $1.00 each for washer and dryer. Free ferry is about 10 minutes from campground and takes you to Jamestown. This area has beautiful scenery with winding roads. We camped at Chippokes Plantation State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for the Pop Up Portal Spring Rally and had a great time. The A loop sites are smaller and not as level as the big paved sites in B loop, but they were just right for the pop up, small TT or tent crowd! A loop sites have plenty of shade, and the B loop sites are nestled in a great pine forest! Bathrooms were very clean with plenty of hot water. Camp hosts and park staff were terrific! We camped at Chippokes Plantation State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We used this park to visit Williamsburg, Jamestown and Busch Gardens. The free local Ferry takes you across the river for easy access to the attractions. The park was very nice and well kept. Camp host were very helpful and friendly. We took a site in loop B which were paved and are for larger rigs. Our GPS took us down a small one lane back country road which was a challenge, but found out after the fact Alliance Road is a much better road to travel to and from the park off Route 10. We camped at Chippokes Plantation State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 330
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 56

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Cost $25 and up adding taxes. This is a working farm with over 1,683 acres along the James River. The park offers swimming in a huge complex, visitor center, store – in season, biking, hiking and also a plantation to visit. There are formal gardens, a Forestry Museum and Farm to tour. The campground has two loops A and B with electricity and water on each site. Four years ago they built the B Loop and it is beautiful. Any size rig can fit into the B Loop – some of the inside sites are just huge! The new restroom in the B Loop is clean, big and also has a laundry room. We did not go into the A Loop restroom but it look like it was also updated. This is a very nice campground. The hosts said that at this time of year they are not full except for most weekends but in the summer they are full most nights so reservations may be needed. The hosts were great in the B Loop – very informative and willing to help. One of the best things about this campground is that it is so close to the free ferry that goes over to Jamestown and Williamsburg for touring. It is also faster to take the free ferry to travel up the interstate above Richmond and head on I-95 north. Nice place, great stay and we would definitely return! We camped at Chippokes Plantation State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Extremely beautiful and well kept. Section A is more rustic with gravel parking pads, heavy woods, and roads are a bit rough in comparison to the rest of the park. Section B looks like roads and parking pads have all been freshly paved. Plenty of shade, but less trees than section A. The shower house is rather unique in that it has traditional restrooms but the showers are private unisex stalls with accessible from the outside. There was also a coin laundry in the same building with a small book exchange. We didn’t use any of these facilities but when I checked for this review everything was clean and looked in working order. We used this park as a base camp when visiting Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. Although it is quieter and more scenic compared to RV parks in Williamsburg, taking the ferry across the James River can be slow at times. Also, the dump station had a curb around the connection which made it tough to use a tote tank for dumping. We camped at Chippokes Plantation State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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