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.
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.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $30.00
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.
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.
Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $30.00
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.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $25.00
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.
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.
Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $25.00
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.
Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $27.00
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.
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $25.00
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.
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.
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.
Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $36.00
The sites here were a bit unlevel but not too bad, nothing that a couple blocks didn't fix. The camp hosts during our stay were very friendly and there were some severe thunderstorms in the area and they made it a point to come and update everyone on the weather. The weekend we stayed happen to be an Alpaca/Sheep shearing weekend at the farm and we had a blast watching them get naked. This is a great campground, like every other Virginia State Park. We camped at Chippokes Plantation State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $25.00
We love Chippokes! Second time back and had a great time. Sites would be hilly for those of you in a RV, but tents are fine with tent pads. Bathrooms were cleaned daily and there are separate showers. It was really hot, so we had a great time wading in the James River. This campground would be perfect for us, if the playground (which is very nice) was located in the campground, not out to the side, so that you have to drive or hike to it. Otherwise a super place and we'll be back! We camped at Chippokes Plantation State Park in a Tent.