This is probably the prettiest Virginia State Park. The people working within the park were very friendly and the landscaping was beautiful. There was a really good wifi signal available at the campstore which had rocking chairs and tables with umbrellas which made it very nice to use. You could also get a wifi signal at the pool and visitor center. Our site was very long and we were in the newer section called Lover's Leap. The water and electric area had a patio type area around it and the sites were huge. Was able to receive some stations over the antenna but after programming television never turned it back on due to all the things available to do in the park. The boys loved the pool with the diving board. The chairlift down to the tunnel was a lot of fun, rode it on 2 different occasions the Saturday night we were there they had the tunnel lit and a 9 year old very talented fiddler playing. Lots of trails to hike and scenery to see. There is also the wilderness road blockhouse there. So much to do and so much to see that we can hardly wait to go back again. You are at a higher elevation here but it wasn't a problem for us and our 30 foot travel trailer. We came in the dark and had no problems we were just a little surprised at the road up to the campground but no problems getting up it.
This was a very nice campground with very large sites. There were a number of pull throughs and we were in one. It seemed the sites were all separated by some form of foilage so you couldnt see each other. There were several sites that were next to each other that would have been great to share with a friend. The bathrooms were exceptionally clean and well take care of. We took our bikes and rode the various easy trails they have. The camp host and workers in the park were all very friendly too.
As others mentioned, the road coming into this park was hilly and curvy, but not the worse that I've been on. The truck and trailer handled it fine. We arrived at the park a little after 9pm and were unaware that they closed the gates at 10pm. If we had been later we would not have been able to get in. This being said, we had friends who were an hour behind us and the park host was very accommodating and gave us a number for them to call when they were on 822, so that he could be here to let them in and register them. We were in campground A site 49, and our friends were in site 47. Both sites were easy back-ins and were very level; they had a type of ashy dirt on the ground that was somewhat messy when it rained. Our site was on top of a steep hill with a drop off behind our site that dropped down to the lake. There was a bathroom in campground A with flush toilets and sinks, but no showers. The shower house was down the hill between campground A and B. There were 4 flush toilets in there and 4 showers. The one night I used the shower, I was in the last stall and had very little to no water pressure. Daughter was in another stall and I could hear the water beating on her. On the TV antenna we received a fair amount of over the air channels. The different employees of the park system we met were all very nice. Did notice the sheriff for Patrick County driving through many times. The dump station was another slight issue. To get to it, you had to do a very wide swing out of campground A. There were dump areas on either side but it would only accommodate one trailer at a time. It was on a slope, so was hard to completely drain your downhill tank. We were lucky that we were the only ones here to dump at the time, but could see there being a problem if there were more than one waiting. You could easily have people from the campground below and above waiting to dump.
We recently stayed here the week of the 4th of July. It is probably the prettiest park we have ever camped at. Our site backed up to Lake Ontario and we had a beautiful sunset all 4 nights that we were here. There were 2 shower houses, one was old and the shower would not run warm and you would push a button and it would run for about a minute and then turn off and then you would have to push it again. The second bath house had 2 showers and they had wonderful warm water and good water pressure. They were always clean, but on 2 of the days we were here the women's bathroom stunk. We had a roaming phone signal, we had Sprint, our friends had Verizon. If we lost the signal we would sometimes pick up a signal coming out of Canada and would have issues connecting. Had to go to the campstore on a few occasions to be able to call out. This campground does have electric and water but the water is not placed within easy reach. Ours was on a spigot with our neighbors and we had to run 2 hoses under the trailer to be able to connect. There is a lighthouse on the grounds, and the lady working there was very friendly and spent time with us giving a tour. We used this as a base for touring Niagara as it was about a 45 minute drive to the falls. We were able to use our parking pass at the state park at the falls and saved $10 a day. If we are ever back in the area we will stay here again.
We stayed here on the way to upstate NY and on the way back. It was in a great area for touring the Pennsylvania area. On the way up we toured Gettysburg and Lancaster and on the way home we did Hershey. The sites seemed to be all pull throughs and fairly level. Had a fair amount of room between them and the WiFi was great. No cable TV but a number of over the air channels. There is a little traffic noise from 283 which runs behind the campground, but with the air conditioning running it's not too noticeable. The price was right and if we have an opportunity to come back this way again we will stay here again.
We stayed in this park for 4 nights after Christmas. We found the hosts very friendly and accommodating. When our friend in a pop up went to ask the host about his hook up he came back with a heater that the host had lent him since it was going to get chilly that evening. The majority of the sights were pull throughs and did require some leveling. Our particular sight faced away from the road and faced the marsh. I especially loved that. We were on the first road of sites and I felt those were larger than some of the other sites. The bathhouse was always clean and had wonderful hot water, however it wasn't heated and it did get cool a few nights we were there. There were palm trees and trees with spanish moss all over the place so it was wonderfully shaded which this would probably prove to be a benefit during the summer months. Didn't have too much difficulty driving the trailer through this park. The historic part of the park is a separate area and you have to pay an additional fee to visit. We will visit this park again.
This was a small pretty park that was nice once we were able to maneuver our way around and into a spot. They had 3 pull through sites, but on one you would have had to go all the way around the loop and come in from other side. There were a couple of trees that we had an issue with, one caught us on the drivers side and when he maneuvered away from it we caught another tree with the awning on the passenger side. Very tight turn through trees and the next day we could see marks on one of the trees where we were not the only one to hit it. After getting past the trees, we had to decide which spot was easiest to get back out of when we left in a couple of days. The park is definitely not big rig friendly. We were in a 30 foot and the sites were supposedly RV35. The site was large enough, it's just driving the loop in B. Walking the park: there are a lot of pop up sites and sites that you possibly could fit in at 30 feet. Some of the electric/water spigots aren't positioned very well. The park had a swim beach, trails around the lake and it was near the Cumberland forest. Was told it not wise to walk in the forest, as it was the first day of hunting season. The bathrooms were clean and one of the showers I tried had a hard time getting the water to run hot. Upon leaving, the dump station is not positioned very well and had to wait for people checking in at the office to leave so we could get our trailer into the dump area. The Virginia state park system not taking site specific spots, could be an issue for this park if you were here during a busy time and did not have a pick of your sites. We were lucky to be here off season and not have many in the park. Not sure if we will return to camp at this park unless we hear that some trees have been removed to make it easier to get around.
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.
Hungry Mother has 4 different campgrounds and this review reflects Camp Burson. The sight was gravel and level, a little on the short side but still plenty of room to pull the truck in sideways and be off the road. The sights were large and had grassy portions between the pads. After riding around the other campgrounds I do believe this is the only campground in the park that I would stay at. There are some large pull through sights in Burson and fairly shaded sights.
The sites here were large and level. Not a lot of shade in the electric/water section. Would have preferred more trees. It was quiet and patrolled regularly by Spotsylvania sheriff. There is a swim beach that was crowded with locals the weekend we were here. The lake water is very warm and there was heavy boat traffic.
This is another beautiful Virginia state park. Our sight was a long level pull through. There was a fair amount of shade. The park staff was friendly. We were here over the 75th birthday celebration and they had several events going on including night time fireworks. We will stay here again.
This is a wonderful Virginia State Park. Electric/water/sewer and cable TV channels 2 through 15. WiFi is available at the campstore. The sites are grassy and fairly large, some are shaded some are not. The sites without shade are grassier. Nice swimming beach on the Chesapeake bay with concrete ships to block a lot of the waves, this is in easy walking distance of campground on a couple of different trails. We will stay here again.
This is a wonderful campground if you like anything to do with water. A good majority of the sites are on the water and some have a really good view of the lake. The site we were on (33) had somewhat of a waterview and a path that led to the lake. Our site was long, enough room for 30 foot trailer, 24 foot boat and truck in-line. The site for the trailer was at the top of some stairs and the campsite area with picnic table and fire ring was down below. Very large area and well shaded. There were 2 beach areas one for campers only and the other was day use. We swam in the day use area because the beach and swim area were larger. The bathrooms were clean, good hot/cold and water pressure. We will return.
This is a lovely park with a short walk to beach. Some sites are closer to the beach but none are really too far away. As with all Virginia State Parks you have a site but it's not specific. When we arrived they gave us one of two loops to choose from D or G, we picked D and after riding through both loops we didn't find any of our colored sites open so we drove over to H where we found a site and then went back and told them where we were. Our site was shaded and a good size, a lot of the sites are not defined by any borders. The showers were unisex individual showers and not the cleanest but they were also heavily used and often had to wait. This is an area that has so much to do in and a weekend just isn't enough time. We will return.
This was a beautiful park, like previous poster said, a short walk to beach. Was told by host that the day use people were usually not allowed in the campers beach area unless it was the 4th of July. The site we were in was small and fairly close to neighbor, but there is a lot of greenage that keeps you semi separated and gave a feel of privacy. We were in between 2 pine trees that did give problems when came time to leave. On the day we arrived there was no one in the site in front of us so was able to pull into that site and back into ours. We will stay here again and hope to have a site not as tight.
This is an excellent value for your money. I would not stay anywhere else in the Orlando area. If you want sewer you probably need to call as early as you can to reserve what few sights they have. The workers in the park were friendly and accommodating. My only real complaint was the bathrooms. It was cold when we were there and they were not heated and it has a very small water heater, about 40 gallons. I also do not believe the bathrooms were cleaned while we were there; the showers were always dirty.
The only complaint I really had of this park was the unlevel sight. The bathrooms were clean, heated and always enough hot water. We received a significant amount of television stations over the antenna. Great access to the beach. We will return here again.