Anvil Campground

     


Williamsburg, Virginia
Phone: (757) 565-2300

Sites: 35
Recent Rate: $84 10/2014


Latitude: 37.3071686862336
Longitude: -76.7289555072784

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 11
  • Good 29
  • Average 20
  • Poor 13
  • Terrible 8

81 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

woowoo

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

Date of Stay: - $84.00
Overall Rating:      

I have two positive things to say about this RV park: close to Busch Gardens and friendly staff. I have some other not so positive things to say. Freight trains that run all night long. The rail was located about 60 feet from our campsite. And we were the luckier ones. If tent camping, you're about 20 feet away. Those who sleep soundly may have no issues, but I wore earplugs and could still hear the train every single time it came by which was 6 times from 10pm until 8am Friday and Saturday night. We paid for a premium lot and we were given a lot right next to the dump station and their very small and crowded 'standard' sized lots. Which may or may have not contributed to point number 3. There is quiet time after 10pm, which I was not aware of. There were some "complaints" about my friends and husband sitting by the campfire at 10:30pm enjoying quiet conversation. The thing that surprises me is that quiet conversation could annoy other campers yet, but the all night freight train was okay with them? One side was bordered by a freight train, the other was bordered by a well traveled street. There is no gate that closes after hours, so anyone from the street can enter the park. Which isn't great.. After the experience we had at this park, I wanted to let others know. If you want to enjoy the great outdoors and true camping experience, this may not be the park for you. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Motorhome.

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Teacher's Pet

Review Count: 296
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate posted includes the Passport America discount for a "premium" campsite. Yes, this is the best place to stay in the area for the tourist sites. However the sites are hard to get into with a big rig if the office directs you the wrong way, via a campground map. Power, sewer, water, and cable were all acceptable. If you go to the Anvil Campground website, be advised the "Ratings" given are self generated and I'm sure sorted for the best ones. No way would we rate this campground anywhere close to a "10" as shown on "their" website. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Motorhome.

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CraftCrazy

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate stated is for Passport America. This is a great park convenient to Historic Colonial Williamsburg. The shuttle service is the area transit bus, which we used for the four days we were here. The sites are not large but were sufficient. The WIFI worked great. Manager was super at check-in and always friendly. We needed to leave a night early due to a family emergency and he issued a refund for that night with no problem. Like others have said, there are train tracks very close to camping but they never woke us at night so it was not an issue. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Motorhome.

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rcsauce

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a great experience. The facilities are very clean and most sites have tree coverage. The kids had a great time in the pool and around the camp. The staff and campers were very friendly. The camp is very close to all of the sites in the area. There are train track next to the park but that was not really an issue. Loved it an would return. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Motorhome.

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scrunchie99

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second visit to Anvil, and we loved it as much as the first time. The sites are close, but adequate. There is a nice tree canopy over most of the campgrounds, and the staff is the friendliest you will ever meet. Everything is clean and well cared for. The pool is small, but so is the campground, so it is never too crowded, and we all have a great time meeting new friends here. It is located close to everything going on in the area, so there is noise from the major roadways. There is also a freight train that runs right along the campground a few times a day. This doesn't bother us, and will not deter us from returning again! We camped at Anvil Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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travelfool

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate cited is the Passport America rate. The location of this campground is wonderful. It is only a couple of miles from downtown, historic Williamsburg. The check-in was very friendly and fast. We had a nice, wide, level site and the Internet reception was amazingly fast. However, if you don't like to listen to trains, this may not be for you. After about 3-4 hours of hearing them, we didn't even pay attention to them. Great campground and will use it again. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Motorhome.

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gumper

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall a very nice park. Gravel site was level and utilities were close. Restrooms/showers were "dated" but on good repair and clean. Office staff was helpful. All shopping and restaurants were just a short drive. Convenient to all the historic sites. The only negative is the trains, frequent, noisy, and will shake your rig a bit. Rate is Passport. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Carb Cleaner

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice size, level sites. Wi-Fi worked for streaming movies, and we were in the site farthest from the office (in the corner against the road). The trains run all hours, but they slow down at night and we were not awaken by them. Kinda nice hearing it go by every now and then during the day. You can wave at the Engineer as they go by. Tent sites are literally spittin' distance from the trains. Clean grounds, easy layout, and helpful staff that are eager to please. I took a quick look at the bathrooms, and they looked clean. We didn't try their showers. The "upgraded landscaping" sites probably offer a little more space, but you won't get Roses and Orchids, if you know what I mean. Four nights Dec. 28th - Jan 1, 2014. PA rates, except for New Years Eve. Great location. We went for the Mountain bike trails in local parks (York River and Freedom Park) and were not disappointed. The Parks have displays and artifacts. We didn't venture into Jamestown or Colonial Williamsburg. If we were in the area again, Anvil Campground would be at the top of my short list. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Truck Camper.

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Edistobob

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

No doubt that the strengths of this campground are its overwhelmingly convenient location to the Williamsburg attractions and shuttle service, plus the very friendly staff; it is also very clean and well-kept. We were a bit disappointed in the Wi-Fi considering that they stress in their advertising how good it is supposed to be. It is not bad, but our expectations were very high because of the advertising. We did experience a few dropouts and slowdowns but overall it was very usable, just not "the best" that we were expecting. The only notable downside for us was the trains. They were not the worst we've experienced but on a few occasions they did startle us awake. We would not let that prevent us from going there again, but be warned. Some trains do go through late at night and in the early morning plus all during the day. Overall, I don't think you could beat this place for a visit to Williamsburg, especially using the Passport rates. If you can tolerate trains, it is unbeatable. Our rating would have been at least two points higher were if not for them. Average rate reflects PA discount. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Oceannie

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This rate reflects Passport America. I would have rated this campground a 10 for the wonderful service of the family who has owned it for 60 years. If you are not a light sleeper this is definitely the place to stay when visiting Colonial Williamsburg. They have a shuttle at the gate so you do not have to drive you car and access to discount tickets. All that said, the campground is small (who cares if you are in Williamsburg all day), sites are narrow so be sure you can get your slides open before you settle in. But the worst thing is the trains going about 6' from the back of your rig on one side of the campground. They run very 2 to 3 hours and actually shook our coach. We were in the cheap seats so perhaps if I'd paid more to be on the other side of the campground drive, where I would back up to the main road instead, it might have been better. If you sleep like a rock this is the place for you. Every other place I checked was MUCH farther away to drive every day and much more expensive with fees. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Motorhome.

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Tireman9

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Two nights as we visited Colonial Williamsburg. Paid Passport America rate. V-Friendly staff. Learned of discount offers at Williamsburg. Took local shuttle bus $1 to Colonial Williamsburg. Yes, it is right on train track but they did not run all night. Last train 1st night 1 at midnight 2nd night 1 about 8PM. Trains were short 5 cars or so, so were quick. Would stay again. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Motorhome.

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vmi1962

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground and very friendly and helpful staff. Limited sites where you can locate a satellite dish. Only downside were the trains (very close) but this seems to be a "must" with all RV parks. Locate them near a train track! We camped at Anvil Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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coachm

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

If you're looking for a place within minutes of Colonial Wiliamsburg and Busch Gardens, this is it. However, be aware of trains that go by several times a day and night. They are literally within feet of the tent sites and some RV sites on the other side of the park. Also, sites are very close to one another. We had to move because we could not open up our awning because of the slide next to us. Staff was friendly enough and the laundry facilities were adequate. Pool is small and the camp store is OK. There is a trolley that goes by and can take you into town for sightseeing. We just unplugged everyday and drove. It saved time on waiting for the trolley and all the stops. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Motorhome.

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JoeandKate

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

Date of Stay: - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

After staying at a couple dozen campgrounds across the USA and Canada, we were very disappointed with this campground. When we drove into Williamsburg,VA, we had great hopes for our stay, and after navigating a rather circuitous route, we arrived at Anvil Campground. The first thing that we noticed is that the overall campground is narrow and crowded, and it sits between a railroad line (that ran about 10 trains per day) and a very busy two lane road. On the other side of the railroad is another busy road. We paid for a premium "laser-leveled" site. The site was flat, and long, but recent rain had left some muddy spots among the crushed stone. Half of the width of the site is taken up with stone, while the remainder is dirt/old pine bark, cordoned off with landscape timbers. There was not enough width to accommodate our outdoor patio rug without overrunning the timbers. We would not stay here again. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Motorhome.

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deaster

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

Date of Stay: - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground, owners were very knowledgeable of area. The campground was convenient to all attractions. There were only two showers and two toilets for the entire campground. Campground is right beside train tracks. Train kept us up all night. If you don't mind sleeping beside train running all night this is the place for you. The outer sites are right beside main road. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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