Rate based on pay for 6 get 7th free. Showers were dated and enclosures were not private. Could use an upgrade. Park established in 1954 and is still owned by same family. They were all friendly and very helpful. Park is well maintained. Water pressure was terrible. Took several minutes to fill coffee pot using our Pur filter. Railroad track on one side busy road on other but we didn't find it to be a problem. Trains seem to be only during day and traffic slowed down in the evening. If in the area the water pressure would be the only thing to keep us from going back. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Motorhome.
Great location, great staff. Tight for the biggest RVs. Cable and Wi-Fi are excellent. Yes, the road noise is annoying. The growth in the area over the years has made this CG a little noisier. The trains never bother us. Camp here every time we come to Williamsburg. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
Be sure to see Revolutionary City in Colonial Williamsburg. If you don't buy the attraction ticket you can still walk the streets.
Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $59.00
Wish every campground was this nice and clean. Very friendly staff family run for over 50 years. Its a small place but very well located for Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and area. Looking forward to staying here again. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $40.00
Small park, RIGHT next to a busy noisy street. That was its major disadvantage. Close to Williamsburg. Other than the street noise, it was fine. And the speed bumps. Aargh. Don't need speed bumps in a small park like this. Take 'em out. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
Williamsburg. Dog day care center very nearby, but your dog must have had a fecal test within the last six months. We ended up using a Dogvacay member just a few miles away.
Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $40.00
I grew to really like this park. The sites are a bit close, but we were there in the slow season and it didn't matter. Wifi and cable worked well. Head's-up that the train tracks run along the park boundry, which, personally, I enjoy. But, they're not subtle. This park is very convenient to Colonial Williamsburg - and I would stay here again. We camped at Anvil Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Tips for other Campers:
Colonial Williamsburg is the obvious suggestion. The Folk Art Museum in particular is a must-see.
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $27.00
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.
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $84.00
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.
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $32.00
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.
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.
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.
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $26.00
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.
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $25.00
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.
Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $22.00
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.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $25.00
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.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $22.00
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.