7.6 Good
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Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA

Williamsburg, Virginia


4000 Newman Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 370
Recent Rate: $$$$

Office Hours:

Seasonal Hours: March 1st - December 22nd

Monday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 9:00pm

Hours above shown for Eastern Time Zone

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Latitude: 37.36523
Longitude: -76.71519

Elevation: 18' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access ?
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access no

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120 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful setting and convenient location make this a terrific campsite for the Williamsburg area. New concrete patios to accompany the concrete pads keep the sites clean. The pool is clean and well kept. Showers and bathhouses are also well kept. The only drawback to this campground (and the only reason it did not get a 10) is the dreadfully slow internet Wi-Fi connection. Don't miss the Bounce Pillow: the kids loved it. We camped at Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 151
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $58.00
Overall Rating:

This park is an average KOA with all the expected amenities. I found the layout of the park (Colonial Section) a little strange in that it's laid out sort of like a figure eight with the pool and playground at the center. So fewer sites are near the activity center. And that is what brings me to giving it a low rating. As it seems to happen more and more frequently, especially at KOA's, the reservation desk will promise you anything, until they get your credit card number, with no intention of fulfilling your needs or requests. We were promised a certain site ("one of three back-ins facing the pool") but were made to take a site that was two spaces from the entrance driveway. I had taken the clue from a previous rating and asked for a site where the kids would be close to the pool and playground. My mistake was telling the kids and they ended up disappointed with me. Park reservations staffs need to remember that campers are customers and will ultimately only buy from suppliers that meet their needs. A follow-up e-mail note of apology, including a discount coupon for "your next visit", did not impress the Grandkids or me. There probably won't be a "next visit". We camped at Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $76.00
Overall Rating:

I would have rated this park higher if we didn't come across problems and a not so great site. When booking, make sure you ask to be in the Colonial section and near the pool, jumping pillow area. Much nicer area. The front of the park is not so great: sites aren't very level and were very small (no room). If we decide to return: we would prefer a premium site with a concrete pad. However, for the price I would rather go to Bethpage & Grey's Point. We did enjoy our time. The pool was not heated when we tried to use it: burrrrrr. The people at the front desk are not very nice and I noticed they were constantly moving people around. Not very good hospitality. If you book a site, make sure you ask for a specific site. We camped at Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

We camped here for a weekend getaway. This campground has a lot to offer. The kids loved the jump pillow and heated pool. Our dog loved the K9 Camp area. Tornadoes blew through the area and put a damper on the weekend, but KOA had nothing to do with that. The sites are a little tight and some are a bit out of level. All in all I give this campground a very high rating and we will certainly return. We camped at Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $56.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in the colonial (new) section of this KOA. We had a very pleasant stay. Staff was very friendly and CG was clean and well kept. Trash was picked up daily. Big rigs are better suited for campsites at the rear of the CG near the activity field. Other pull through sites have many low hanging trees a problem for big rigs. Williamsburg is a short 5 miles or so from CG. We will stay here again. We camped at Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 108
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

This is a typical KOA, clean & well maintained. All sites are shaded & tight. Very friendly staff. All the amenities of a family campground. We had a pull through site, but had to disconnect our tow dolly and back out of the site because of very slim roads & not enough turn radius for a big rig (40 ft). Rate was a fall special listed under "Hot Deals" on KOA website. We had FHU/50amp. Would stay again. We camped at Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

The roads to the pull throughs were tight but ample. My family loved this campground. We stayed 3 nights. There were activities for kids, the store was well stocked, staff was friendly, and the campground was clean. I can't wait to go back. We camped at Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed 3 nights in the Colonial Section of the Williamsburg KOA. It was a nice KOA with great activities for the children. The campground is central to all the Williamsburg area activities. The site we had (E93) was great. It was at the end of the park and had a wonderful grass area for the picnic table and fire ring. We would stay here again. We camped at Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $65.00
Overall Rating:

We were given a pull through site near the office. Site was narrow. We were between a pole and a tree.We barely had enough room to put out slides and the awning. We could not sit outside at our site - too close to neighboring site's sewer hook up. Many empty larger sites but they were not offered to us. Very costly campground more for its location than for the camping value. Will not camp here again and will not recommend this campground to members of our camping group We camped at Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $74.00
Overall Rating:

We appreciated the two bright yellow KOA signs to keep us on track finding the campground on the winding road leading to it. We were escorted to our pull-through, FHU 50/30 site in the Colonial section. It required 5 blocks in front to level. Rock should have been more plentiful to keep dirt down. Bathroom and showers were clean and adequate but wish cleaning time wasn’t 9-11am. Nice store. Friendly staff helped give directions to area attractions with preprinted handout. Appreciated the help at nice pool and with sewer which didn’t have a cap at our arrival. Free jumping pillow and playground. Good free WiFi and cable TV. Few bugs. Pleasant, attractive campground. Nice dog exercise agility area but waste bag dispenser was never refilled during our 3 days, maybe why multiple other users didn’t pick up after their dogs. Pretty pricey probably due to area tourist attractions. We would return. We camped at Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed 4 days and the campground smelled of rotten fish the whole time. Complained several times after finding the dead fish in a creek bank behind our campsite. The "staff" was mainly young "sonshiners" which lead to several confusing situations, making our stay less than satisfactory. There are two seperate campgrounds in this KOA and they have different rules, especially about golf carts. Most of the gameroom machines were out of order. Pool was small [our campground] and cold. Gravel sites and roads. There are several other campgrounds nearby that are less money [one with better facilities and one with worse]. We will stay somewhere else next time. We camped at Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $62.00
Overall Rating:

We planned a stop here for a short nights rest on our way back north. I've always had good luck at KOA except this one. I had my wife call and make the reservation while I fueled up. The reservation agent did not ask her if we wanted a back-in or pull-thru. My only request was for full hookups. I had check the website earlier and found a rate (with taxes) of $56.56. My wife said the total was $62.50 so I figured we were getting a premium spot. We arrived at 10 minutes until 10 pm - closing time is 10 p.m. The woman at the front desk told us we would have to get back on the main road and go to the next entrance - about another 1/4 mile. She called the office to have someone wait for us since it was just before closing. To get back to the road I had to back up in the dark - not fun. We arrived at the second entrance and had trouble getting oriented. Unlike the first entrance, this one was all gravel, signage and lighting were poor. I went up to the office to find the door locked. I called the phone number and the woman who answered said we would find a map on the door. It was on the door so I it was up to us to find our spot. I studied the map for awhile as it was dark, there were no "street signs" and we had to make our way around by looking for buildings and spot numbers. We passed many empty sites, including pull-thrus, on the way to our site. When we arrived at our site B-07 I could not believe that they would put us there in a 34' class A motorhome. Again, it was dark, there were no lights, and we were surrounded by trees and other obstacles including picnic tables, fire rings, etc. Our spot was sloped quite a bit and to get in I had to pull into the spot in front of us. Good thing that stop was empty otherwise there is not way that we could have got in. I pulled into the spot in front of ours and jumped out to study the terrain. When I got out the electric step dug into the ground as we were tilted sideways - the rear tires were in a rut. Then I carefully backed into our spot until touching the leaves of trees. Our nose barely cleared the road in front of us. This spot was clearly not suitable for our unit. After seeing our spot I called the staff via telephone and they offered to give us another spot. However it was not getting late and we just wanted to get some sleep as we hit the road the next morning at 6:30 a.m. So much for a "quick nights rest." It would have been easier (and probably not much more expensive) to stay at a hotel. We camped at Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We liked this park. It's clean, quiet and family friendly. Very close to Sonic, Wal-Mart, Lowes, Pierces BQ, etc., but still felt like it was in the country. Also, very close to York River State Park (day use) which is worth a visit. Kids loved the pool and jumping pillow. Very accessible to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA off I-64. Lots of shady spots. Sites at the back of the park have more grass and a little more room. WiFi is slow. We camped at E96 and will camp here again. We camped at Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $85.00
Overall Rating:

This is a wonderful place to stay with your family. We have stayed at this campground on and off for years now. We first tent camped as teens, then stayed in a cabin as newlyweds, and now with our RV as a family. We have grown up with this place so it holds a special place in our hearts. It is very well run, well maintained and very secure. The staff is wonderful and seem to love their jobs. It has a perfect family environment and we have never had a problem with disturbances during quiet hours. They served a free breakfast on Sunday morning that was a real treat. We just wish the price was not quite so high, because you could get a nice hotel room for the same rate (and save gas money)! But I guess it is most definitely true that you get what you pay for here. Stay here and you will not be disappointed! We camped at Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $53.00
Overall Rating:

The site was level, spacious, and shady. Roads were well maintained gravel. Very friendly staff, except for the owner, he is a grouch but his wife was so sweet she makes up for him. It was surprising to arrive after 9 pm and find the staff still in the office and available to check us in. The area is wooded and lovely but convenient to everything. We enjoyed our time here and would return. We camped at Williamsburg / Busch Gardens Area KOA in a Motorhome.

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