Rate is for a super site, including tax. Sites are nice, large, level, with picnic table with chair backs, and fire pit. Renovated baths were pretty but strange. The men's room was not clean, women's was. Have you ever seen a sink with no bowl, just a slanted piece of marble? Showers looked like the rain style with a faucet in the ceiling (not good if you don't want to get your hair wet). Wi-Fi was Tengo free for an hour a day. Would expect more for the price. It is just 2 miles from the oceanfront where there is a free parking lot for the campground. There are lots of places to eat at the oceanfront. There are also lots of places to shop and to eat a short ways south. It is very close to the Virginia Aquarium. We stayed here for our maiden voyage. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed one night only on the way to the Outer Banks, in one of their super sites. Very spacious and roomy, level paved site with paved adjacent patio, nice metal table and fire pit. This time of year, very few people on a Friday staying at the park. Noticed several that seem to be seasonal or long term. Heard the Navy jets, but not at all bothersome. I do not know how old this campground is, but we found the interior roads narrow and somewhat difficult to maneuver for a 40' motorhome -- doable, but would have liked a little more swing room, particularly when exiting the campground. Super friendly front desk personnel. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The area is flat, but there has been no attempt to level the sites which are made up of rutted dirt and dead grass. The bathrooms are beautiful but not regularly cleaned. Mine had some feces on one of the seats and trash in a shower for more than two days. The exhaust vent was covered with grey dust. All this while they were painting an outside fence to sort of look like bamboo - a clean bathroom is more important. They have it set up like the airlines where everything is a la carte - which is an interesting concept and a good way for people to save money. One has a choice of a campsite with electric, campsite with electric and water, campsite with electric, water and sewer. Cable is avaialble in another area. Each option seems to add about $5. WiFi is $5 per day. Down the street at the KOA, a place with all these items included is about the same price for everything here. A huge advantage is that this campground has their own parking lot in downtown Virginia Beach, two blocks from the boardwalk. The pool was open in early October on a sunny 80 degree day, which is commendable. No matter what any other reviews say, the jets from the nearby base ARE noisy, but that is true here everywhere. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The Naval flights have been discussed and can be pretty loud at times. We had a supersite, and it was very nice, level, and clean. The staff was very polite and helpful. The dog park is huge and clean, however, our German Shepard escaped when we weren't looking. My wife was reading while the dogs exercised, and we think the Shepard opened a gate with her nose. The staff was very helpful catching her and getting her back to us. Overall, a nice place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a busy RV park, large in size and number of sites. The best sites are the supersites, long and wide concrete full hook up pull throughs with lighted pedestals, elevated fireplaces and big heavy coated picnic tables. Unfortunately, campground management decided to make the perimeter of the supersites area a storage lot for RVs, and lots of them. We think it makes the area less attractive. We enjoyed the on site restaurant, biking to Virginia Beach, and the ocean at Sand Bridge Island. We will return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Made reservations in Dec. 2012 for June 15-22, 2013 and it was a very good vacation. The park was well maintained and well staffed for maintenance, custodial and the 'general store'. Yes the rate was high but we selected the super site that included everything but wifi (and I had my cell phone hot spot to take care of that). The staff kept everything trimmed, tested (the pools), picked up, etc. Their security even took care of a potential problem during our last evening in a professional and considerate manner. Our vacations are few and far between and with what I saw on this trip will certainly influence our choice the next time we come to this area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for about 2 months. We were in the very back of the park, where it was nice and quiet except on the busy weekends. It was great to watch parades of families in golf carts or bicycles. Normally, we didn't mind the "sound of freedom" going over our heads to NAS Oceana. But at times they seem to be only tree top high and very, very loud. But we plan to be back. One of our favorite RV parks! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our favorite park in Virginia. We always stay in the SuperSite area - large, long concrete pull throughs - beautifully landscaped. This is a large, extremely popular campground. Four nice pools, two camp stores, friendly staff, well maintained. They also have a private parking lot one block off the boardwalk in Virginia Beach. We stay here two or three times a year. The only drawback is the jet noise from nearby Oceana Naval Air Station, but as a retired military, I appreciate the "sound of freedom". We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. This was not what we expected as a resort. Stayed here one year ago in the deluxe area and were very pleased. What a change! Maintenance of the grounds is average (mostly sticker grass). Utilities (for the price) does not include cable. Water pressure is terrible. You need to check it before going into the shower to make sure you have enough to rinse the soap. At times the water just dribbles from the faucet. Security and enforcement of the park rules are non-existent. Golf carts, motorcycles, scooters, cars, trucks, group games, etc. all blocked the park roads. There was no respect regarding driving age. Due to the holiday, celebrations continued well into the wee hours -- no respect of quiet hours and no enforcement from the staff. The next trip we will probably go to another park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Let me start by stating that you are camping directly under the flight path for the Navy Air Base. Jets will be flying over at all hours and are very low on approach. We camped in the off season so keep in mind it wasn't very busy. The campground is large. Most restroom and shower houses have been updated and are really nice. Roads are all paved and for the veteran camper are easy to get around on. If your a greenhorn you may feel uneasy. A lot of pull thru sites with full hookups although a lot don't have cable. Antenna reception isn't bad. Internet is here but you have to pay extra for it. The Super Sites are really nice but the rate is high. I am sure that in season this campground is very busy with not many to choose from in the area. It is close to the beach and has a lot of pools and activities in season. Over all, this is a nice campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We visited the park during the Columbus Day holiday and was also one of their four Halloween weekends. We reserved a super site and was by far the best sites in the park. They include a large concrete pad and concrete picnic area along with the fire pit. Plenty of room for our 40' coach. The park was kept clean and employees were around several times a day picking up trash from sites. Being there on a weekend we had minimal noise from the jets and our children loved seeing them fly low to the ground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The price reflects the cost for a super-site. Very level concrete pad, with patio, cable, very nice picnic table and fire pit. All utilities were fine. The park was clean and everything appeared to be well cared for. The roads are a bit narrow but never caused a problem that we could see. The jet noise was not all that noticable, but we are pretty sound sleepers. We feel for the price of the site it should have included WiFI. I ask if I could wash the bugs off the front of our motor home and was advised no. Guess they have never heard of "Love Bugs" and what they can do to the paint, so just had to improvise a little to get them off. Over all we had a very good experience here and would return if ever in this area again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you want a peaceful camping experience this is not the place! The overhead jet noise is out of control. And paying for Wi- Fi is unreal when you pay $48.00 a night. We have had a better deal at a $ 20.00 passport america campground! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice RV park/resort. The naval base jets were wonderful to see and hear during the day. Convenient shuttle picks you up and takes you to the beach for a reasonable price. TV reception was not great, but heard it was due to the naval air stations security. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not the place to camp if in a tent. Heavy rains thee day before our arrival, and the drainage was not the best. Many campsites, including ours were flooded. Lots of stagnant water. Bathrooms smelled horrible. Must have a problem with sewage lines. On the plus side, the pools were sparkling and staff was very friendly. Even have their own private parking lot at Virginia Beach. Very convenient. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for a week. The roads were narrow and people were parked everywhere. The tent section brought in numerous undesirables. There were so many tents it looked like New Orleans after Katrina. The rules were never enforced and kids were driving golf carts like idiots. The office staff and many of the campers were French Canadian and could not have been any more rude. There were a group of inner city kids taking part in a boot camp type of rehabilitation. If I wanted to camp with that element I would have stayed in an inner city. There were numerous incidents of theft from campsites and unlocked vehicles in the time I was there. I will never patronize this place again, I felt unsafe and was not comfortable with the crowd of unruly people who were staying here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a great campground to stay at. There were so many activities. The shuttle to the boardwalk was the way to go. As for the planes that flew over was not as bad as people on this sit said. The only reason that it is not a 10 is check in was a little busy and all the kids flying around on golf carts. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Awesome campground with soooo much to do. Very accommodating and friendly staff. Well-kept grounds. Pools are wonderful and clean. Beach access parking is a great perk. We already have reservations for next summer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The stay was very pleasant, the campground sites are showing its age, the sites are old and very little if any grass is on most sites. Rainwater does not quickly dissipate. Older trees are needing some pruning and newer ones need to be planted in non shady areas. Golf cart rules not enforced, and the DJ is extremely loud. New bathrooms are very nice but still need to work on the others not updated. Starting to get expensive. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed during Mother's Day weekend at site 317 on Eden. The site was nice, but not as nice as the super sites. We would request the site again. We absolutely loved the rain shower at the bath house closest to Eden (didn't want to get out). Very nice, clean bath house (definitely updated). A nice DJ party on Saturday night, it was fun. Two pools were open but they were cold. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place, simply put, is a DUMP. The only way that they could have gotten a 5 star rating would be for the owner to have a last name of Woodall. The place is enormous and laid out kind of helter skelter. Since the park was way less than 1/3 full, you would think that we would have been escorted to our site. Nope. We unhooked and after about 10 minutes found the premium site they bragged about. A sea of mud, no grass, no gravel and to make it even more special the picnic table had to be moved since it was in the middle of the site. We go back to the office and request a better site. To their credit they gave us the choice of a number if sites, all either all dirt or grass and dirt, the grass had not been mowed or cared for since George Washington marched through here. Now for the good things: no Wi-Fi unless you want to pay for it. Poor Verizon reception. Narrow roads that make it almost impossible to drive a large rig through the park. So many trees that our dish didn't work. The office said to to site 164, it has great reception. A wall of trees around that site. They suggested another, worse. Finally they said we could move into the "premium" section and have cable. They gave us the choice of 4 sites. We found the one we liked and went to the office to be told that all of them on their list were reserved but that they did have one. This site was so small and narrow we could not have parked our Jeep in it. And if another RV was next to us, we would have to be careful opening out door so as not to hit them. In short, you stay here you have no one to blame but yourself. Notice I said nothing about the jets that scream overhead as correctly stated in a prior review. We knew this and were sort of looking forward to watching them. I think that this may have been the only plus we found. We would not stay here again, even if they paid us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great playgrounds for the kids. They have one pool near the Super Sites heated and open. Wi-Fi is a pay set-up and the jets are very NOISY! I love my country and I am not asking the Navy to change. Though, I do not have to camp right at a NAS. If you have always had an urge to camp on the deck of an aircraft carrier, you will love it here. I do not think I will camp here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Nice campground but acceptability of sites depends on where you are. The concrete-pad super-sites are more expensive but well worth the extra money. They're level, clean and have cable. The dirt sites are level but have no cable (which wasn't pointed out at time of check-in) and lots of dirt (or mud if it's raining) gets tracked into the RV. Wi-Fi is available but at a high cost. Nice dog park. Noise from the Oceana NAS jets is horrible and unpredictable, continuing until nearly midnight on one night. Virginia Beach seems to have only 3 campgrounds, 2 of which are right under the jets. The 3rd one can't accommodate big rigs. Rate reflects discount. Will stay here again only if we have to work in Virginia Beach. Will definitely not vacation here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We came to Virginia Beach during the off season (therefore the lower rate. We opted out of the super sites (slab with cable). The sites were clean, and convenient pull throughs. Not exactly level, but not difficult to establish. Maneuvering the fifth wheel along narrow roads was not difficult as trees were manicured well. Hookups in center of site to accommodate all rigs. Rate same as DoD cites in the area. Office and park staff friendly, courteous and very helpful. Will definitely consider for future stays. Staying here for 1+ months before heading west. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed 5 nights while visiting family in the area. We stayed in the Super Sites and was surprised at the space, cement pads, lighted hookup pedestal, and goomed grounds. They had an upscale picnic table and large fire rings. Bagged trash was picked up at the site. Staff was friendly and helpful. Our 2 dogs also loved the Dog Park close to our site. For those coming in warm weather, the park has 4 swimming pools. We were given a Good Sam discount; they also offer free beach parking 2 miles down the road. Since Virgina Beach is Naval base, there were jets flying over head practicing their touch downs. To us it was the sound of "freedom", but some may not like to watch the show. As a note, the jets do not fly at night. Great value, great park. We would visit again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We liked this campground so much that we have booked two reservations for next year for a total of four weeks. The roads are paved and wide; we are 42 feet with a tow and had no difficulty maneuvering around the campground or pulling into our site. The power, water, cable are as good as it gets. The site where we are camped is wide and has a wide concrete pad. The sites are staggered and fairly wide. The picnic table is extra large, and the site has a fire ring. Other parts of the campground do not have a concrete pads but appear plenty wide and level. The noise from the jets is noticeable, but it was not an irritant to us. It is the sound of freedom. One of our neighbors found the noise level too much but loved the campground and location. Others did not mind or liked the sound of the Jets. This is the off season so the campground is lightly populated but does fill up on the weekends. The pools were closed and the camp store was only open on the week end. There is a convenience store very close to the entrance of the campground. We are runners and bike riders so we especially appreciate the bike path down to the boardwalk. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Have camped here several times before and that is why we came back. If you don't mind the scream of jets it's a great place. Stayed here for 6 nights. During the summer months I'm sure this place is packed. Lots to do for everyone. The interior roads are all paved. Checking in was easy and the staff very friendly. They let us choose the site we wanted and gave us the prices for all. Yes the premium sites are nice with there concrete slabs but is very open. Wi-Fi was the best we have experienced in a campground. Of course you are very close to all amenities. The staff upon check in give you a paper full of the great eating and shopping establishments. Maintenance staff continuously sprucing and cleaning the grounds and buildings. Also saw one of the staff testing the water supply. Never have seen that in a campground before. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Why the "1". This part of the park we stayed in is beautiful and deserving of a "10", however, it is adjacent to the end of the Oceania Naval Air Base runway. Fighter jets do practice landings from 0700 to 2200 or midnight. They are so close that I could read their tail numbers. For those who have not been around fighter jets, there is no sound suppression while training. Even inside your RV, you could not communicate with one another as they took off and landed. This IS NOT the fault of the Navy. We received no notice of this from the staff when we checked in, and had I looked closer at the ratings on this site, I would have found this issue, so shame on me. After the first jet or so (I do love to watch them) the noise was overwhelming. Hence, we only stayed 2 nights, what we paid for when we checked in. Otherwise. Please understand that my assignment of a "10" is reserved for those campgrounds such as the newer Outdoor Resorts, Cane Creek, or Bluewater Key. We used this location as a mid-way point for the surrounding areas. The site was huge, clean, and paved. The roads were paved and wide enough for our 40 ft. coach & toad. The staff was extremely helpful. They have a nice playground for kids and dog park. We did not use Wi-Fi, but found our Verizon Cell phones working extremely well. We will not return here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I'm sure this park is great during the season but about everything is closed down in September. Our site was horrible. Huge tree roots made it almost impossible to get into and when it rained the site was actually ankle deep in mud. We weren't sure we were going to be able to get out and left huge ruts behind. The premium sites are gorgeous, but of course you pay through the nose for them. I think the non-premium sites are too expensive for what you get off season. It still seems to be the best park in the area, but once again, I feel it's overpriced. The jet noise was pretty bad, too. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place is a city, really with 800+ sites when it fills up there could be a couple thousand people staying here. It is very well run, very organized and deserves high ratings. The staff is professional, garbage is picked up at your site each morning, no need to search for a dumpster. There are multiple bath houses, the one closest to us was just great! Latest plumbing hardware you could find. The shower was something out of a movie: a square flush mounted shower head in the ceiling, it was like standing under a warm waterfall. It's amazing they can keep up with the hot water demand. I never wanted to leave. The camp has a big store with all the things you might need on the road. I was able to find a new water filter and reducer. All in all it's a nice place to stay and I'd visit again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects weekly. We had a back in/50A full hookup with cable. There was a wood patio on a gravel site. Sewer connection was under the RV. Cable and electric box were worn... condition of sites varies a lot, many are small some not level. Recent heavy tropical rains had the ground saturated, most sites were dry, but still a lot of water in the lower spots. Nice pool, laundry and office and store. Premium sites are nice, but full. Quiet during the week; not so much on weekends, but the Navy flies everyday, all hours; expect jet noise... Tengo WIFI is $5/day or $15/week. Most campgrounds of this size and cost make it free these days, AirCard signal is weak. We have stayed here before over the last 6 years... not many improvements; but of the RV parks close to the beach area - this is still the best one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an A+ park. The sites are extremely large. They are probably about 36 deep by 40 wide. The office staff was extremely helpful. They roads are blacktop and the sites are gravel with plenty of grass. Every site has a picnic table and a fire ring. There are some trees. They also have a parking lot one block from the ocean for their customers to park in free of charge. This was a real plus if you are going to the beach. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in one of the premium sites right after Labor Day. We thoroughly enjoyed the CG. The rates were more reasonable since it wasn't in prime season. I probably wouldn't pay the top dollar. It's a very good CG. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Love this campground!! We go at least twice a year. Shuttle bus to carry to and from beach. Very nice and clean campground. We have stayed in regular sites and supersites. Both are excellent. Lots of activities for children to enjoy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Extremely overpriced!! We stayed in a super site, which was $80 and not any nicer than many sites we've had at other campgrounds for around $50. We had two extra adults at $6 each. Then they also charged us for our vehicle! You would think that high price would include everything. Wi-fi is also an extra charge. New bathrooms are beautiful but not practical, and new shower heads are already broken. Shuttle to beach is also an additional charge, although a great service. We wouldn't camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground but crowded. Most campers were from Quebec and speak mostly French. The Super Sites are a must but are too expensive. The rest of the park is wooded and muddy. Streets are paved and they have four pools. Wi-Fi cost extra. You would think at this nightly rate, everything would be included. Even maid service. The campground staff wasn't very friendly, long lines for check-in. The beach was 2.5 miles away. The reserved parking lot for 160 vehicles was really handy. The bike path was very nice, but just a little too long for children to ride to the beach every day. The fighter jets flew often, but we loved them, just knowing that is the sound of our freedom. The water pressure is extremely low during peak times. The super site area is very well groomed. We have never paid $80.00 a night before and never will again. We will not return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an older park that has added a very nice pull through area for big rigs. Very smart. I stayed at the State Park last time and find this better suited for large, tall, and multi slided rigs. As noted, you are on the Naval Air Base flight path and they are loud. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large spacious wide sites. No fire rings available, except on the premium sites. No cable TV except on premium sites. Many sites were in some shallow depressions allowing for some large deep puddles on sites. The biggest disappointment was the golf carts, way too many of them going way over the speed limit, almost all under aged to drive them and many drivers were drinking too. No enforcement of golf cart rules, I would give it a 9 if not for this big problem.. Lots of kids activities and beautiful pools, close shopping and clean if outdated bathrooms. The best campground in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here in a motor home and the reservation was made two months earlier. Heeding advice by other reviewers here I asked for a so-called "Super Site." I was told they were sold out. Furthermore a specific site could not be guaranteed until arrival despite taking a hefty deposit. On arrival the place was chaotic with three people attempting to handle check-ins. A line of RV's stretched out six-deep. The staff is apparently French Canadian and English deserts their vocabulary if you ask any questions. They are un-smiling and not helpful. The with the exception of the Super Sites, the grounds are not well maintained. A walk to the Super Sites showed them to be definitely better. They are wide, lengthy and paved. A 45' Newell or Prevost would be quite comfortable with plenty of room for a towed vehicle. There is a huge premium for these sites which include cable TV, not available in most other parts of the park. Reception of Norfolk TV stations in the older sections via roof-top antenna is difficult due to the densely wooded surroundings. On the plus side, there are three swimming pools and volleyball courts. There is a bus to the beach (about two miles away) As others have mentioned, the nearby Oceania Naval Air Station is busy and fighter jet overflights can be noisy. As a military brat it wasn't particularly bothersome to me... it is, as they say, "The sound of freedom." With over 800 sites, this park is over-priced, unfriendly and not worth the high price. We won't be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park but crowded. Electric, water and cable TV were good. Plenty of Quebec’s who pretend they don’t understand English. We stayed in the upgraded section which was worth the extra money. Plenty to do in the area but very expensive along the boardwalk. Jet noise was constant the 4 days we were here, one night till 1:30AM. The flight path appears to be over the CG. Nice to see and hear in the beginning but gets old quick. This is not a knock on the cg, it’s not their fault. We probably would not come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Love this campground. It has been a family favorite for several years and we keep coming back. Last year we stayed too and had a little trouble with "kids karoake". We didn't consider the f-word too kids friendly. However that was run by an outside contractor and the campground was not aware of it. Lots of pools, restrooms are clean. Will definitely stay again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We stay ONLY in the Super Sites. We were on site #823 which is on the first row; end site. It was a very large site with enough space between sites to fit in another RV. The super sites are all paved with a lovely circular patio that included the largest picnic table with backs I have ever seen. There was also a fire "bowl" on the patio. The super sites all have cable TV which was strong and offered numerous channels. I'll reiterate what another reviewer stated. Jet noise can be loud but we just saluted each one and said It was the "sound of freedom". The reason for the 9 rating is because parts of the campground (sites) seem uncared for and there is a $4.95 daily charge if you want Wi-Fi access. It's through Tengo Internet and I feel for $54.00 a night, Wi-Fi should be included if the campground offers Wi-Fi. I will not pay for Wi-Fi at ANY campground. I just used the 3G on my iPhone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Camped for three nights. Nice clean park with upgrades pending. One of the bathrooms had been done, just wonderful with "rain" showers, marble sinks and slate floors. The only disappointment (not in their control) was the extreme jet noise. Very hard to get used to. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Super site was great. Easy in and out. Friendly people. Lots of amenities and very family friendly. Provides a free parking lot a block from the boardwalk for your use. Park is about 2 miles from the beach. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The campgrounds were very nice. The place is huge. It seems to be farther from the beach than we understood. The store is nice, but the hours aren't posted anywhere and when we asked we were told that the store hours are basically whenever someone wants to work in the store. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here for the Holiday Lights in the Park weekend. It was nice! The kids loved the inflatables for the Santa carnival. The only way we would stay at this campground is if the super sites are available, they are much nicer than the standard sites. We were here for Halloween one year and the kids enjoyed the trick-or-treating events too. We haven't made it back for the summer months but in due time I suppose. Nice park! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The facilities are very nice. I believe the rate is expensive in view of the pools, shuttle service, and other featured attractions shut down for the season. The staff at one point when attempting to have a question answered, was more interested in their computer than paying attention to guests at the front desk. Would we stay here again? Maybe. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Super sites a great. Very room landscaped very nice. Park has a lot of things to do and they provide a lot close to the Beach for your car. Some pools were still open. Would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground was very clean including the comfort stations and pools. The staff was very friendly and the sites were huge. Even the picnic tables were oversized. Easy access to the beach using the bike trail, trolley or the beach parking lot reserved for Holiday Trav-L-Park campers. We are looking forward to camping here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful entryway into the park. The office staff is a bit timid. The campground can be too busy on the weekends and dead on the week days. Nice pool, gameroom, store, miniature golf, and shower rooms. WiFi is NOT free. Makeshift camp fire rings, unless you're fortunate to be in the new supersite area. Close to the Virginia Beach boardwalk, aquarium and shops. Rather far drive from the freeway, but an easy drive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I called in April 2010 to reserve two sites. Was told that they wouldn't give a site number but they would be adjoining sites in the "Super Sites" section. We arrived to find we were assigned in that section but 5 streets apart. We explained that this was not acceptable as we share food, etc. The clerk at the desk was very rude and referred us to the manager. He was no better. Kept telling me I should have called to change the reservation? WHAT? Change it why? I was never given a site number. He kept us waiting for 45 minutes, told us he had to change 9 reservations which made no sense. If you don't give out site numbers, how difficult can it be to switch them? He never apologized or said anything that admitted the error on their part. The campground is way more than 50% French Canadian, as a prior post mentioned. It's more like 75-90% and the management definitely caters to that clientele. The free beach parking lot is jam-packed. You can get a spot if you are there before 10am, but good luck getting out of the lot in the afternoon; people park everywhere they possibly can. Camp store is well stocked, laundry is large but expensive. Pools are nice and understandably crowded. I think many prefer to stay there rather than fight the traffic/parking to go to the beach. The jets start flying by 8am at the latest (one morning it was 6:45) and generally don't quit until around 10pm. You cannot carry on a conversation while they fly over. The super sites are awesome and the bathhouses (at least in that section) are in the process of being remodeled and will be very luxurious, for a campground. It's a shame, but because of the attitude of the management & employees, we will never return to this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really liked this campground except they put our 40' 5th wheel in the back lot. The roads are very narrow with lots of trees. The girl at the front desk directed us in the wrong way, but once we got settled it was very nice. Next time we will request a front lot or a super site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Just returned from this park and we had a great time. We stayed 7 nights and were never bored. The kids loved the pools and stayed busy with the activities offered each day. Nice place to ride bikes around the park and a safe ride to the beach boardwalk. Even though we were nervous about staying in a W&E site, they offer the honeywagon service at a decent price. We will definitely return next year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I'd say without a doubt that this was one of the neatest campgrounds we've ever stayed at! They have nightly entertainment at the main pool (including dancing) which my kids LOVED! They have 4 or five pools. At the main pavilion, they offered occasional karake as well as BINGO nightly. The beach area parking lot that the campground owns, is nice because it's free to park there, but you have to get there at a reasonable time or the lot is full. We managed to find a spot each time but on the weekends, the lot(s) are PACKED! The bathhouses are not really all that clean but it's a large campground so I'm sure it's hard to keep them clean all the time. I've been in some pretty horrible bathhouses and campared to them, I'd give the cleanliness of the ones there at 7 out of 10. They pick up your trash for you so you don't need to constantly be running to the dumpsters. Our site was site 519 and it was 39 x 60 feet. I'd recommend asking for that site. It was somewhat more private than many of them. However, if you want to spend the money, the supersites looked fabulous! The jets flying overhead were at times a bit loud, but we LOVED to see them flying. The sound is just something you deal with to see something that neat! Grocery stores are fairly close as well as many great restaurants if you choose to eat out. I'd highly recommend this campground as well as Virginia Beach! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Huge campground, so big I never saw the entire property. Playgrounds were just okay. Our site was nice and paved. Half the campground was French. Great pools. The most well stocked camp store I have ever seen. WiFi was iffy at times. Bands and music until 11 pm every night. Jet noise was constant but not too annoying. Staff was very friendly and buying discounted tourist tickets at the office was a plus. Bathrooms were good but laundry facility needed a cleaning. The crowd was very diverse and ethnic. The supersites are awesome, get one if you can, well worth it. We would camp here again. We camp all summer and this is the first time I've ever locked our trailer when we were gone, just way too many people in the campground, especially when a city bus comes in. They need cable TV also. All in all, a good week and we enjoyed ourselves at Virginia Beach. This is the closest campground to the beach. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Absolutely LOVED this campground!!! This was my first time here but definitely won't be my last. I agree with other posters about the super sites being FANTASTIC! Since it was my FIRST time, I just had a regular site but I will definitely be getting one of the SUPER sites next year. It is worth the extra $20 a night!!! Campground was HUGE. We enjoyed playing the nightly Bingo and then dancing the night away to a band. We didn't even attempt parking at their free lot on the beach since it was 4th of July weekend. We paid for the $2 all day trolley rides and it worked out perfectly. (Although stopping at the KOA campground, the water park, and the aquarium did take a while at times.) There a ton of French speaking people at this campground. It didn't bother us. We were just surprised at how most all the signs were both in English and French. I would definitely recommend this campground and I will be back. Although it was a busy holiday weekend, it never seemed too crowded. Had a blast! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were referred here by people we met at other campgrounds. Staff was helpful and friendly. Super sites were clean and very nice rest of park was just average. Showers and bathrooms were not at all impressive borderline filthy. Someone is just being lazy. Whoever is in charge of these needs a review. Pools were fun and plentiful. What a shame to let the bathing and bathroom facilities be maintained in this fashion. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great RV Park for kids and pets. Very friendly with a lot to do inside the park. My only complaint, and I say this with reservation due to the necessity of it, are the jets during the weekday evening hours from Oceana Naval Air Station. We had a great stay and just talked between the jets overhead. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A great park. There's free parking at the beach for guests. But so much to do, you may not leave the CG except to go to the beach or out to eat. I'll go back, but when it is a little bit cooler. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had one of the super sites which was great. Our site was very long and concrete. The space between the super sites was large. WiFi signal was strong. The only negative was that one night the F18s from the NAS were doing touch and go landings until 1AM over the campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This review is based on the super sites: very large, concrete and paved sites. It's clean, has a dog park and nice swimming pools. Has a camp store with souvenirs and camping supplies. Also has Miniature Golf. We stayed in a regular site last summer and were not impressed. We have since stayed twice in 2010 in 'super' sites. There is no comparison. We will not return to this campground if we cannot get a super site. They are that good, and the regular sites are that bad. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Had a grass pad, but level. Huge campground with lots of activities. It's 2 miles to the VA Beach boardwalk. Planes are loud, but I'm not complaining. KOA is right down the street, but I chose this park after leaving the Outdoor Resorts in VA Beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our second time here. We love this park. We like the Super sites. Concrete, level, all the extras. The airplanes are a sound of freedom, and we love to hear them! Actually, they are no problem. We were at Virginia Beach, this time, for a wedding. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We made a 2 day stop over due to Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel restrictions. We were surprised how many rigs were camping here for January. We picked one of the super sites, an excellent choice. We enjoyed the spacious site. The area was very clean. There were quite a few workers actively cleaning up leaves and performing landscaping work. No problems with jet noise from the few we heard, but it was a very windy day. We will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you're looking for peace and quiet this is definitely not the place for you. This park lays just to the east of Oceania Naval Air Station and is right in the flight path of all the Navy fighter jets taking off. It can get so loud that you can't hear the TV or carry on a conversation with someone. While I realize that this jet noise is the sound of "Freedom", it can become very annoying. If not for that, I'd give this park a rating of 10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My Family and I stayed here for the Halloween Festival weekend. I was very surprised to see just how many campers participated in decorating their sites for the weekend. They had so many activities for both children and adults alike. The staff here are great and very helpful if you need them. Look forward to returning next year. This is a campground you must visit if ever in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a large, very busy campground close to all of the Virginia Beach attractions. There is also a tremendous number of things to do at the campground, ranging from miniature golf, to golf cart rentals to multiple swimming pools. We stayed on the "super sites" in the newer part of the park and while pricey, they were paved, immaculately landscaped and maintained, with garbage pickup at your site several times a day. The other part of the park is a significant step down. They have two great fenced-in dog runs as well. The one drawback -- and they should warn prospective campers about this on their website and in the brochures -- is that they are a stone throw away from Oceania Naval Air Station. The noise from jet aircraft is almost constant, depending upon wind direction, to the point of making it impossible to talk when they are practicing take-offs,landings, and formation flying. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Love this campground: if only they had cable TV. They have cable TV only in the expensive luxury sites and plan to expand it to the rest of the park. Staff is fabulous: clerk spent a lot of time making sure we got a site we liked. The chief gardener is very creative and obviously loves his work. When they started taking down a tree next to our site, we called the office and in two minutes it was stopped. There is a lot of noise from Navy planes. Nearby are the Norfolk Navy base and the Oceana Naval Air Station. Big aircraft carriers dock at Norfolk Navy base for maintenance, the jets go to Oceana Naval Air Station and the pilots fly them almost every day to keep in practice. We were annoyed by the constant FedEx jets when we stayed just south of Memphis, but this is different. These are the guys protecting us and our country. But we still used earplugs at night. In 33 months of fulltiming we have found lots of friendly CG staff members, but here everybody was cooperative and friendly. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fairly close to Virginia Beach, but even closer to Oceania Naval Air Station where hoards of very loud F-18's fly by very regularly. We were there in off-season, so some sections of the campground and many of the amenities were closed such as the snack bars and 3 of the 4 pools. Some of the restrooms/showers were also closed, and it would have been nice if we were informed of this when we checked in. The camp store also had very limited hours, again being due to the off-season. When we called in August and inquired about staying there in September, we were told that there was a free shuttle that went from the campground to the beach, however, it turns out that this shuttle only runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. However, the campground does have a fairly large parking area that can accommodate RVs that is a short walk to the beach, so we ended up doing this. There was Wi-Fi available, but it cost an extra $5 per day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this place. It is in a resort town, so expectations of the great outdoors would be foolish. Jets did pass overhead, but nothing ever loud enough to disrupt speaking or TV. My boys 11,6,5 thought is was very cool to see the planes go by. Bathrooms were clean, nights were quiet once quiet time began, sites were level. Transportation to the beach was fantastic. Two dollars ride all day per person. Staff in the office could have been a little more friendly, which is the only reason I didn't rate a 10. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very good family campground. Staff were friendly and helpful. We took the trolley from the campground to the beach. Its a short ride and would definitely recommend it instead of driving. Close to the beaches, area activities, shopping and restaurants. Lots to do with four pools, minigolf, gameroom, bike rentals. The main pool stayed open until 11pm which we enjoyed. There are jets that fly overhead but the noise is really not bad. Agree with other post about the blackbirds. Any time we left our garbage out for pickup the birds would get into it and scatter the garbage all over. It was annoying after awhile. The bathrooms were ok but needed to be cleaned more frequently. The showers had moldy shower curtains and some mold on the tile. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Tent.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Not sure if a previous reviewer was staying at the same place, but this campground was great. There are 4 swimming pools and several bath houses located throughout the campground making it great. Our site was water and electric only, but we were close to a bath house so not having sewer was not a big deal. Our site was huge: it was the largest site we have ever had since we have been camping. Trash was promptly picked up numerous times during the day: rarely saw trash sitting out waiting to be picked up. Jets from the navel air station were constant throughout the day, but a small price to pay knowing we have a great military. Entertainment nightly for everyone to enjoy. We were far enough away that we didn't hear it at our campsite. Main pool stayed open until well past 11pm and was well maintained. All the pools were well maintained. The dog park was wonderful. Staff was very helpful. The parking lot at the beach was great, but need to make sure you get there early for a spot. Overall, looking forward to our next visit. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Pricey during peak season, but overall a great park. We stayed on a Super Site which gives you a huge picnic table and oversized cement slab. The place was packed when we were there and we actually had to move to the KOA for the last week we were there because they didn't have any more spaces. Be prepared for loud music during the evenings at the pool and other shelters. Also, during the day the jet noise is very, very loud. There's always someone at the entrance to greet you, too. We'd stay here again for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
How do I begin? There is plenty of activities, pools, and nightly entertainment. It's very loud at times with lots of unruly kids. Our campsite was level and very spacious: the most spacious we have ever had. The only problem was we were right across the street from the bath houses. People were constantly cutting through our campsite, and I do not mean on the edge either! It was so bad we felt the need to lock everything up whenever we went anywhere and could not eat outside without people looking at our plates because they were that close! When my kids decided to cut through an unoccupied site, they were severely screamed at though. (I told them it was rude to cut through even unoccupied sites but how do you explain that when your campsite is a super highway). Their beach parking lot is always filled unless you get there at the crack of dawn. We made the most of this trip and had fun but I would not stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very convenient park to Virginia Beach. There was a bike trail from the campground to the boardwalk, only two miles away. Sites were very level and most were shaded. Roads were paved, and the entire campground was very clean. Staff was very friendly and work hard to accommodate requests. We made our reservations late, and thought we would have to move after the first night, but they worked it out for us to have what we wanted. Bath houses, pools and stores were conveniently placed around the park, giving this large park a smaller feel. Lots of activities and music going on, and a trolley stop in the park make everything accessible. We will definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I had high expectations of this campground based on the reviews. Unfortunately, our initial impression was very disappointing. (Our exact words were, "If this place is better than the KOA, then it must be REALLY bad over there.") It was dumpy in our opinion and not well-maintained like previous posts stated. They'd benefit by having trash bins distributed thoughout the campground. It was not uncommon to see beer cans or water bottles littered in the bushes. And the squirrels and black birds rummaged thru the campsites and trash awaiting pick-up. This is a busy, loud campground. In addition to the jet noise (which promptly started at 0756 each morning and ended after 10 pm: some days were louder than others), there was a band playing at the main pool each night until 11 pm and Children's karoake at the pavilion (the echo from that thru the trees was awful sounding). But we enjoyed the swimming pools, and the camp stores had everything we needed. The super sites looked like another world from the site we were on: it was clean and modern over there! The trolley to the boardwalk was convenient as was the parking lot on 9th St. This campground is very popular with Quebec residents, and quite often we found ourselves to be the only English speaking people at the pool. We paid for the Wi-Fi for a week ($15) and it was not very reliable and we actually lost service after the 3rd day. It's doubtful we'll return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The restrooms were filthy along with the showers every time I used them: even at five thirty in the morning . They did a great job of trash pick up. There was a security golf cart going around but even when a jeep went around him with it's radio as loud as it would go, there was nothing done. The roads are very tight when pulling a 28 footer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We booked our site for 7 nights but we didn't want to leave so we asked to stay for another night. It is a big busy park but there are enough restrooms, stores and pools to keep it from feeling crowded. A lot of reviews mention the jet noise. For the 8 days we were here only 2 of them were very active with planes. To be honest it was kind of cool to watch and hear them go over. They also stayed in the time frame of 8am until 10pm. Virginia beach is close but I found it to be a bit too much of a bike ride so I used the free parking lot on 9th street. We are a family of 4 and the kids are 8 and 11. Wi-Fi will cost you $15 a week or $5 a day and only the super sites have cable TV. We found this to be a great vacation location and we will be back someday. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice, clean park. Our site, #67 was very small (they won't guarantee a specific site). Site noisy due to nightly live entertainment nearby which ended at 11PM, then everything quiet. But it also was a short walk to bus stop. Used bus service, $2 per person/unlimited use, carried chairs, coolers, umbrellas with no problem. Can transfer to another bus and go anywhere on boardwalk for no extra fee. Jet noise is there but not overwhelming(its on the beach too), no problem at night. Pools (4) clean and not overcrowded. Had full hookup so didn't use showers but they seemed to be kept clean. Garbage picked up promptly. Sites level, fires OK but no fire rings except at super sites. Sites stone/sand so if it rains it tracks inside. No cable available except at super sites. Would appreciate non pet site area. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park, especially for families. Lots of tent sites. Lots of trees and grass. We were in the "Eden" section (used to be extended stay sites) and had a huge site with cement pad and a 12'x 12' wooden deck, flowers and a fire pit. The site backed onto a forest with plenty of room for a screen tent. (site #318). The resort provides a shuttle to the beach as well as a free parking lot at the beach. However, good luck getting a parking place! The "Blue Angels" practice fly-overs was a bonus! We would definitely return if we could get the same site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here in a travel trailer and had a great time. Yes, jets do fly overhead here, some days they were worse than others but overall I think it was tolerable. My kids enjoyed watching them. There was a fire in the cafe during our stay and unfortunately it shut down the front pool and the laundry room for the remainder of our stay. I could live with one less pool but staying for a week with kids and no laundry room got to be a little rough towards the end of our stay. If I could change one thing, it would be to add another laundry room somewhere else in the resort. The pools were fantastic, and yes, we tried out all 4. They had nightly entertainment which was nice. The park was kept very clean. There is a shuttle that will take you to the beach, I wouldn't recommend if you have kids and a lot of stuff to take to the beach with you. We did use it in the evening to go down to enjoy dinner and the boardwalk and it was fine. Loved having the reserved parking lot for campground patrons to park at the beach. The beach was about a block away from the parking lot. Parking is definitely at a premium down there. We loved our stay and are definitely going to go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is not for those who enjoy peace and quiet.Jets roared overhead from 7:15 am till 10 pm. If you want wi-fi it will cost you $3-4.95 a day,$15 a week. We stayed 3 nights. Look out for little surcharges. We ask for cable and they informed us we could upgrade to super site for an additional $21 a night. Gallon of water went for $2.99 a gal. in camp store (just an example). Super sites looked like you're camping in your driveway. Would have been more enjoyable at home for a lot less. No need for an alarm as you cannot sleep in with jet noise (Deafening). Close to beach with lots on kid things to do. They do not enforce quiet time.We will not be camping here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great, well kept park. The laundry room is the best we have seen in our travels. Lots of jet noise. There are shaded sites available but we did not get one. Water pressure is very low. For us it was a little expensive because we were there to visit our son who is in the Navy and spend most of the days and evenings out of the park. Lots of jet noise. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I will not recommend this park. We were promised a full hook up and only got water and electric. We had to pay the additional fee to have the tanks pumped. The security was nonexistent. During our stay, there were at least 4 bikes stolen. Two of which were ours. We were told that they know they have a problem with theft because the people can get on the beach shuttle and come into the park. Seem like they would have some type of security measure to keep the people that were not staying here out. The noise was terrible. They have quiet hours but this weekend they were not enforced but were ignored totally. We were walking to the camp store and another guest almost hit us with their car and they even yelled curse words at us for walking. Although the park was completely full and the park managment should have made better arrangments for security. When we expressed our concerned they said: "You should have locked your bikes" and "You should not have been walking in the way of cars". The attitude was flippant at best. Although we had a pull through site it was very difficult to get into. In order to get close enough to power and water to have room on the front side of our RV I had to pull up and back several times. Not a pleasant task. I feel like they knew they had my money and so what. They advertise they have 4 pools and there were only 3 open. We will not be staying here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This is a very large park with plenty of well shaded sites. The week we arrived it had been pouring rain. Most of the sites are on grass/dirt/mud so we up-graded to the deluxe sites with concrete pads for MH and picnic table. As others have noted, jet noise is very loud during the day but it ends a night. All hook-ups were fine. Stores were very large and well stocked. Pools were everywhere, tennis courts, and plenty of play grounds were scattered thru-out the facile. Trolley service to beach is available every 20 mins until 2:00 am. Will definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in the new section that contains deluxe sites. Sites are big rig friendly with concrete drive and patio. Price represents prepaid discounts and off season rates. If Virginia Beach (VB) is your destination, these are the best campsites in the area. Navy jets are noisy in this area of VB. Campground is well maintained. Older section looks to be less big rig friendly. If we return to this area we would stay here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Huge Park, but well maintained. Lots of amenities, especially for kids. Roads are paved;sites are level and wide; restaurant, laundry and store; bathrooms are clean. Everything worked well and yes the Oceana Naval Air Station is right behind he CG and you will have to hold your conversation for a couple of seconds, but they do quit at a reasonable hour. Stayed three days in a motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for four nights on our way to Florida. Close to Virginia Beach. Supreme sites were long, wide, level, and easy pull thrus. Each site had a nautical electrical outlet with a light on top and each site had a fire pit. Would definitely come back for an extended stay. Staff was friendly and polite. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A lot of great amenities. Sites are great. Bath facilities are clean and close by all areas of the campground. They have a great Dog park that has 2 gated areas where can can be off leash. They also provide a free parking lot 2 blocks from the Beach. We would definitely return. (866) 849-8860 We camped here in a Motorhome.
We booked one of the Super Sites for 4 nights and it was one of the best camp sites that we have seen. This campground is close to the Navy base but those airplanes flying over is music to our ears, knowing these great men and women are allowing us to keep our freedom. The airplanes were no problem at night. We were in town visiting relatives and will definitely stay at this campground whenever the opportunity arises. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Please be advised they do have a dangerous dog policy. We had to leave our Rottweiler at home, even though he is well trained. Lumping all dogs into the same category, based on breed, is the same as lumping all people into the same category based on race. Ridiculous. Will never visit this campground again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very large well run park. It has nice shade on most sites. Some nights they do have a band by the pool but the park is so large I don't think this is a problem. We were probably 300 feet from the pool complex, which is closer than 90 percent of the sites, and it didn't bother us. If the navy is flying you are in the landing pattern for Oceana Naval Base. Jets landing and taking off are loud. There is a nice paved bike trail that connects with sidewalks closer to Virginia Beach which allows you to bike to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk without getting in the street. There is a separate paved bike trail that runs parallel to the pedestrian boardwalk, so you can ride alongside the 2 mile long boardwalk unlike many other boardwalks which don't allow bikes. The park is at least a mile from the boardwalk, so it is a pretty long ride, but my 7 year old made it. The Virginia Aquarium is along the bike trail on the way to the boardwalk. The park also has a parking lot 2 blocks from the boardwalk if you want to drive to the beach and park. The easiest way to get to the beach and boardwalk is the shuttle that serves the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Other than the noise from the Navy air planes going into the Oceana Naval Air Atation, I can't say anything bsd about this park. The grounds were very well maintained. The four swimming pools were excellent. There was free bus service to the beach. The sites were the largest I have ever seen at a commercial campground. The Wifi was strong, but was a Tango internet pay as you go service. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This place is quite large and seems to be reasonably well run although there is a lot of room for improvement. There is a mix of different types of sites. We stayed in a full hook-up and had to move once during our stay. The standard full hookup sites are on mostly grass with some gravel so it got pretty muddy in some areas while we were there. The super sites looked better but none were available. You will like this place if you like organized activities and lots of people everywhere. The four pools are also outstanding. If you want to visit the beach they have transit available and parking on a first come first serve basis. You will not like this place if you don't like lots of very small crowded campsites, absolutely no sign of security or policing of the campground, kids driving around recklessly in golf carts, frequent jet fly-overs, low water pressure, inadequate laundry facilities, pay-for-use Wi-Fi, loud bands playing every night until 11pm - don't even try to sleep before they finish. The most unique thing about this place is that they do not have trash bins that are accessible - instead you put your trash at your sign post, and they pick it up. The only problem is they don't do it very often so it stinks, and birds and squirrels pick it apart. I have stayed in much better for $58/night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Loved it! What can I say. This was our first time staying here and we plan on going back next year! When we first came into the park we were in the grass/stone area. It had rained that night and it was a muddy mess. The next morning I went to the office and they were able to fit us into a supper site for the whole week! WOW! It was great, we wre close to the pool and the best part was no mud! There was a lot of stuff for the kids to see and do and the stores stayed open late for that late night ice cream trip. The beach wasnt that far away and they had free parking the camping customers. We loved it and will definitely go back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park entrance was clean and well marked. Roads well maintained. Fires allowed but no fires rings provided. Site was level and wooded, not much grass, mainly gravel although other more open sites had more grass. Water quality was good with plenty of pressure. No road noise, but wow, the jet traffic in and out of Oceana!!! This campground is directly under the flight path to the base. Hope you don't want to sleep past eight am. Never saw any sign of security after dark, although we had no problems. Office staff was friendly, although they were not very knowledgeable about nearby attractions. Trash pickup was spotty at best. The birds and squirrels have learned that trash bags mean food. Combined with the winds, that made for quite a mess in the park. Pets allowed, but I never saw anyone cleaning up after them. So step carefully. Free parking provided for guests at the beach, but even so, I doubt we will stay here again. Equivalent accommodations are available nearby, namely the KOA across the street we stayed at last year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were camped here from mid January until mid April in our Class C. This RV park & the KOA across the street were the only parks available to us within driving distance of our jobs in Norfolk. We are life time campers and full timers. This campground was a pure disaster. First we were over charged. When we left the campground in April nothing was open, no swimming pools, or stores and only a 2 restrooms. The campground was 90% empty yet our fees increased from 500 a month to 879 for April. March is considered the start of tourist season. Though the weather was cold & raining. The campground web site warns you about jets flying over head. Let me reiterate that warning. The jets are so noisy you will have to stop your conversation, put your TV on subtitles, and forget about taking a nap. Look on Google maps, the Oceana Naval Air Station runway is less than a mile from the campground. There is no pattern or reason for the flights. Many days jets fly over at the tree tops every 2 minutes. Some days they start at sunset and do not stop until after 2 am. The Naval Air Station was developed before Virginia Beach but this area cannot promote itself as a vacation destination when you feel like you are vacationing in Baghdad. A huge junk yard forms the boundary of the campground. You occasionally hear small arms fire, I assume this noise comes from training at one of the area military bases. The other primary problem is security. There is none. There are plenty of signs but no night time security at all. Our neighbor was mugged & another neighbor had her dog attacked by a bigger dog. We witnessed campers coming in at dusk after the office was closed and leaving at dawn. We also witnessed plenty of people using the showers and bathrooms without camping in the campground. We saw these things almost daily. All this was reported to the office but nothing changed. Initially we took walks every night but as we grew familiar with the campground and area we stopped because of the number of people who came up to us asking for money. Yes, the premier sites are nice and level and expensive but they still have the same jet noise and they are closer to the main road. The regular sites are muddy & tight. There is a parking lot closer to the beach for use by the people at the campground. The parking lot is not very big & it is about 2 blocks from the beach. Virginia Beach is not that great either but that is another story. We loved our jobs is Norfolk but left when our contract expired because we could not stand the campground another day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park was nice and well kept. Personally, I think the rate should have been lower since we were there when the pools and stores were closed. If I were there in the summer it would have rated a 9! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed in the super sites and they were all nicely leveled. It was early in the season and they were just starting to fix everything up for summer. They have a total of 4 pools 3 which are old. 8 bathrooms and 1 of them is new. Its a nice friendly place and when we needed suggestions on what to do around Virginia beach, the office lady was able to give us great ideas. The roads not in the super sites area need to be up-dated and they need new bathrooms but otherwise everything else is nice. You cant sleep-in here because at 8am the air-force base begins flying its jets right over the area. Its not the campgrounds fault for the planes but every place in Virginia beach will hear the planes. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a HUGE campground but feels homey. Everything was very clean and neat and the staff couldn't have been friendlier. There are a lot of things for kids to do. Our site was a reasonable size - we saw larger ones but we had plenty of room. We were there for the Halloween celebration weekend and they had many activities but some were a little pricey. We did enjoy decorating our site and taking the grandkids trick-or-treating. The jets flying into Oceana went right over head and were extremely LOUD but only on Friday - nothing over the weekend. We were expecting this so were not really bothered. We were bothered by the teenagers driving the golf carts in the campground. There were a lot of them and they drove recklessly - sometimes racing - with their radios blasting. The campground security people chased some of them down and took their keys but then we'd see them again later. We could not let our grandkids go anywhere without us for fear they'd be run over. We really liked this campground but will not return if they continue to allow kids to operate golf carts. We would have given this campground an 8 or 9 but the golf cart situation was a big minus. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a huge campground. WiFi was good but it cost extra. Showers were filthy. Bathroom was OK. The store was closed unless you went across the street to get someone to open it. All but one pool were closed. They did provide a fact sheet on where the attractions were and how to get to them. Don't think I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our first visit here and we loved it. We were in the super sites with concrete pads, plenty of grassy space between sites, fire pit. There was security at the gate entrance evenings and nights which made us feel safer. WiFi available. Everything was clean and in order. Military jets overhead did not bother us, we loved it. There was very little jet noise at night. We would stay here again without hesitation We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground when visiting Virginia Beach area. We were in a large pull-though site that was easy to get in and out of the campground to see Virginia Beach. The main pool (they have 4) was close and it was nice to see they now have a little cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, and light dinners along with ice cream. The laundry facilities was large and clean. The jets overhead were loud but on the weekend there weren't too many. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park. My kids had a blast at the pools, ice cream stores, and playgrounds. Nightly entertainment at the front pool. New laundry facilities are great. Bathrooms are newly remodeled, lots of sand, but you will have that at the beach!!! Highly recommended ! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were very pleased with this campground. They have 4 pools but we only saw 3 of them and actually used 2 of them. They did not have lifeguards on duty, but an employee was always at the pools. This is the largest campground that we have ever stayed in and it was one of the quietest campgrounds. We stayed on site 560 and it was huge. My brother stayed on 562 and it was just as large. We could have all stayed on one site and had plenty of room. The free parking they offer was wonderful, but plan to get there early. The parking lot filled up quickly and they really pack people in. They also have 2 stores stocked with most everything you would need. They did charge $4.00 a day for internet. Another con was that they did not have fire rings. The bath house near our site is the only one we used and it was clean. The water pressure was not very good in the showers. It made it difficult to get all the sand from your hair. They had movies each night and on Friday night they had a DJ at the front pool. We would stay here again it was a terrific experience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great campground very clean and lots to do. Pools and playgrounds were great. Very nice for children of all ages. Trolley was nice to have, but the free parking at the beach is a huge extra; especially with young children and tons of things to carry. Our family loved it and will be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent park!! Although, we were placed in an over flow site with mostly tents and pop-ups, we were very pleased with the size of our site and a majority of all the others we had seen as well. The staff was very helpful and the facilities were very well maintained. We will return again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good location. Nice pool areas. We spent alot of time at the pool and then at Virginia Beach. Part of the reason we picked this campground was because they have their own parking lot at the beach so we didn't have to pay for parking everytime we went to the beach. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Holiday Trav-L-Park is extremely clean and maintained. This campground does have lifeguards at two of its four pools. The incident with the young man at the front pool was handled beautifully by all staff members, employees, managers, other campers who assisted and local EMS services. The young camper is doing well because of all the efforts. I am extremely impressed with this campground and will camp here for years to come. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Ok, there is no getting around it. This park has jet noise from the nearby naval air station, but it was not that bad when we were there. Fortunately they did not take off at night. That said, it was still a great park--very clean and pretty. The staff was nice and helpful. We stayed in a super site—plenty long and ample width. The pads were cement and level. These sites had a patio, a table, and a portable fire pit. Much of the park is shaded but these sites were not. The 2 pools we saw (there are 4 total) looked clean, and there was a cute mini-golf course. The showers were clean. They had free WiFi throughout the park, but they were changing carriers when we were there, and it was not available. There were lots of cable channels with good reception. The park is not right on the beach, but it is a short drive (3 mi.)to their free parking lot that is just 2 blocks from the beach. There was not much parking in the beach area so this lot came in handy. We hope we can stay there again and definitely recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an excellent campground. We truly enjoyed our stay. The staff was friendly. The facilities were clean and well kept. The location is great. The free parking lot at the beach was a huge bonus. Our site backed to woods and was a great size. There were several activities each evening. The only reasons for the 8 rating and not a 10 are the lack of fire rings on the site, the over priced firewood at the camp store, and the fact that only 3 of the 4 pools where open when the campground was fully, if not over booked. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were very disappointed with this campground. Our site was horribly unlevel. The bathrooms were filthy and there was trash everywhere. Kids ran wild. There was minimal parental supervision. The pools were unsafe due to rough housing. There was a serious incident where one teen almost drown. For all of the previous reviews we expected a much better experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here on the recommendation of our neighbors and loved it! Three of the four pools were open and had great entertainment by the front pool at night. The staff was super friendly. The jet noise was not bothersome at all, as maybe five jets went overhead all weekend. Our site was nice and level. We walked through the supersites and they were really nice, but much too pricey for me. The trolley is a great way to get around too. The only downside was the children and lack of supervision. Kids are riding bikes all hours of the day & night with no apparent care for pedestrians or motor vehicles. There are also no lifeguards at any of the pools and one child almost drowned during our visit. Signs are posted to swim at your own risk, but again no parental supervision is enforced. This is not the place to go if you're looking for a quite getaway either. Our whole family had a blast, so we will definitely return! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed with 2 other families and had a great time. We only live about 10 miles away but use this campground as our yearly shake-down first trip of the season campground. With it being early in the season not all the amenities were open but the park staff was friendly and and was working hard to spruce the place up after the winter season. Yes you do get low level fly bys here but not late at night and it was enjoyable seeing the planes and knowing they are practicing to protect our freedoms to go camp. Would recommend staying at this campground if you want a place that is close to everything the beach has to offer. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Yes, it is right next to the Air station, but it really was not that bad - or you can say that we are just used to jet noise. The only complaint that we have is that they seemed to clean the bathrooms at odd times. 8:00 in the morning we walk up and the bathroom is closed for cleaning. We plan to go back. Watch your trash. The squirrels are not bothered by anybody or anything. They will go right up to your trash and start picking through it. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Super sites are the best thing ever. Though expensive during the busy season we stayed in the off season and they are very affordable. They are level and perfect. We did have trouble getting a WiFi connection as did a friend who was staying at the site next to us. Lots of jets overhead but hey...we travel to experience different things. Very close to the Virginia aquarium. Nice playground. Nice people. Daily trash pickup. Paved roads. Wonderful experience. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here several weeks on one of their very large super sites. Satellite friendly, close to shopping and grocery. As a native of this area I was aware of the low flying aircraft and as such it wasn't a big deal. Might bother others but it's not all the time and seldom late at night. Don't miss the VA Aquarium and Science Center!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here off season in their "Super Sites". These run $70 normally (yikes!). Nice site. Really wide and long. There would be no need to unhook even the longest rigs. We moved from our first site, as we had asked for a satellite friendly site and they put us right next to a dense stand of trees to the south (the park was empty, so it seemed strange that they did this). Facilities are a bit worn, but they have lots of everything. Four pools (all closed this time of year), mini golf, huge store (also closed). Trash pickup is a plus. Expensive internet (we use satellite). We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here two nights in October to ride out a nor'easter that closed the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel. We found this to be a very nice, well-managed park, very clean with a positive attitude from staff. Did not use the restrooms/showers as we use our own in the trailer. I thought the rate was reasonable; we had a regular site. The "Super sites" have cable tv. I appreciated the garbage pickup at the site; a convenience not often found in RV parks. Lots of French-Canadians around; they are very interesting to talk with if they speak English or you speak French! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
New super sites are excellent with cement pads and wide sites with 50 amp and cable tv. Rest of park is older with narrow roads and dirt sites. The worst part of rv park camping in Virginia Beach is Naval Air Station Oceana. Both this park and the KOA across the road are right underneath the flight path of the fighter jets and helicopters. The noise is deafening! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed in the Super Sites. Loved them. Very well kept and spacious. Pool near the Super Sites was nice as well. WiFi costs extra. We went without. We were not thrilled, however, to discover that they allow kids (and their parents) to zoom about the place on mini bikes. So much for the speed limit. That's a lawsuit waiting to happen IMHO. Many upgrades going on. We'll be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We did not stay on one of the supersites but rather out with the other common folk. Our site at the end of a roadway was fine and large enough for our fifth wheel and truck. However some of the sites were larger than others. The bathrooms were clean. The downside to the place is the constant jet take off's and landings from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Approximately every 3 to 5 minutes. It does get to be a little much. Also no cable TV and the reception with the RV antenna is not that great either. We did bike through the KOA which is just down the road and that place really looks run down compared to the Holiday L Travelpark. We also visited the First Landing State Park which is right on the water. Campsites there are just over the dune from the ocean. Beautiful but only limited water/sewer hookups and the bathrooms were a little primitive (what one would expect from a state campground). So Holiday L Travelpark is the best of the three. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Awesome supersites include poured concrete pads with large picnic table, elevated fire ring, and lighted utility pedestal. A very active, busy, people orientated rv park not for those looking for a quiet, restful experience. A great park for a family vacation with heated pools, large arcade, mini golf, two stores, bingo and live entertainment nightly. It's very close to Virginia Beach and within an hours drive of most Williamsburg attractions. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wow - the Super Sites are the bomb at this place!! We stayed down by the horse farm and it was sooo peaceful. The Super Sites are paved and huge. Worth the money. We were within walking distance of the pool. The trolley comes right to the campground and takes you to the beach. You can either pay $1 a trip or $5 for unlimited trips for 3 days. Well worth it. They had a band playing at the main pool - that was nice. But, we didn't realize this park was a French-Canadian owned campground. Not a bad thing - but be warned, alot of people don't speak English. That made it alittle difficult - but, for the main part - it was fine. The staff was very nice in the check-in office, but, the staff in the store left a little to be desired. You can rent golf carts there. We took our bikes and enjoyed morning rides. VERY nice park. The sites were completely level and the hook-ups were great. The other area of the park seemed nice too, we rode around. The sites seemed a little tight though and were all dirt. The concrete sites of the Super Sites made it very nice. There were Fifth Wheels in the regular section and they looked very crammed - pay the extra money and stay in the Super Site section. Bathrooms and showers were very clean. They had mini-golf on site - $5 a person. We didn't play but it appeared clean. They also have an outside movie place for the kids. Lots going on. Main pool very crowded- other pools were not. Recommend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We Love this campground. Large campground with nice pools, nice game room, and lots of activities for the kids, and entertainment nightly for the Mrs. The staff is friendly and helpful. If you can't understand some of the French Canadian help, ask for a manager, they are very helpful. Close to the beach, and great for bicycle riding. We've been going here for 4 years now, and love it every time. Jet noise from nearby air-base is cool. It is fun to watch the Navy fighter jets fly around the outskirts of the campground, and sometimes directly overhead. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our second time at this park and again, a terrific experience! The staff, though French speaking, are very friendly. Management was very helpful when we decided to extend our trip, and we didn't want to move sites. They worked on juggling other short stay sites and phoned our cell phone hours later when they were successful. Jet noise? I bought a bumper sticker that says, "I love jet noise" and we do. That is amazing to see and hear all day! My boys (ages 9 & 3) were more than thrilled as they saluted each aircraft, each and every time. Bathrooms and showers were clean. Laundry rooms are being added, thankfully as I have had to wait a very long time each time to wash. Store is well packed. The convenience of the trolley is priceless and also a main reason to camp in VA Beach rather than Myrtle Beach. Pools are clean, safe and can be busy: so chose another one! There are several. Loved the Bingo nights, karaoke nights and the pool side music. Mini golf is a family hit as are the nightly kiddie movies at the outdoor theater. Rates are great and the weekly discount is a bonus. Take advantage of the parking down at the beach, it's close to the beach and price is right. Sites are level, clean and mostly good size. We loved walking through the Super Site section, though we didn't stay in there, as $70 is a little much we think. Our only complaint is that they allow bike riding after dark. This is so dangerous and quite frankly is ultimately the parent's responsibility, but it would be nice if it were an enforced rule. We will return time and time again I am sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I wished I could give this CG a higher rating as I really felt their supersites were great. They were some of the best I have seen anywhere, but their rates and the noise pulls their rating down. I just felt 70 bucks was way to much for this type of resort. The F-18 Hornets made it miserable at times and their runway is lined up with the CG. At 3,000 ft over your head your going to get your teeth rattled when they take off. Just off the beach (and close to the CG) is Whiskey Alley which is where military aircraft break the sound barrier (read sonic boom) a few times a day. I am a pilot and love aircraft, but 20 - 50 departures a day of F-18's (depending on their flight schedule) is ridiculous. You should hear it when they launch two at a time. We came, we seen, we heard and we won't be back at these prices. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is really big compared to most places I have stayed. There are hundreds of sites including the tent areas. It is close enough to VA Beach to ride your bicycle on the paved bike path to the boardwalk. There is also a trolley service to the beach. This is definitely a family CG with lots of weekenders. During the week they close some of the bathrooms when occupancy is low. The new section of the park has paved pull throughs for a premium price. There is no cable TV and many trees which makes sat reception a challenge. There are several pools which were in good shape during our visit. On the big holiday weekends, such as Memorial Day the place is packed and very active with drunken party types all around. The security staff was very minimal. They do not have dumpsters for garbage, instead they want you to leave the trash bags at the end of your site and their staff comes by in golf carts to collect about once a day. The problem is there are squirrels all over the place that tear up the garbage bags and make a mess. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Overall it was a fun place and I would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Just a brief update for May 2006. Agree with all positive comments previously given and have no negatives at all. Be warned: May 5 weekend is biker weekend there, and if you don't like snorting, unmuffled American iron from 7 am to 11 pm, don't go. Nice distance from the beach and all attractions in Norfolk, Hampton Roads and Newport News. Probably won't go again because of the jet noise, but that's not the owners' fault. We camped here in a Motorhome.
VERY nice CG, but noise level from planes a little annoying. I know the prices for super sites will be going up for high season, so that may keep us from going back. The super sites have lots of room, level concrete and great picnic table. This CG rates high on our list for places to go. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Labor Day Weekend 2005 we spent at Holiday travel park and the park was loaded. We went with another family and the sites we had were large, level and grassy. All facilities were kept clean which seemed like a hard task with the amount of people that were using the facility. The Security seemed to have their priority's wrong by hassling kids for playing in the playground after 10:00PM and ignoring the inconsiderate campers that decided all wanted to hear they're music after quiet time and decided to turn it back on at 7:00 AM. 2 Bikes and a Bike trailer were stolen off of a site late one evening and security instead of trying to assist just said it was probably locals coming in to the park and taking stuff. Sounds like a cop out to me and besides if security was working correctly then no one would be coming in at night that did not belong in the campground. With that said most of the staff was very friendly and I would recommend going there if you have kids. With 4 Swimming Pools, Game Room and plenty of activities for the kids they will have a blast. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a very nice park, large, with lots of variety in the types of sites. Ours was a pull through, easy in and out, shaded as well. The campground was very full, with plenty to do, both in the campground (4 pools!), and in and around VA Beach as well. Facilities were very clean, one bathroom was even air-conditioned!. Garbage pick up twice a day, and prompt maintenace if a problem was reported. Lots of French-Canadians were there when we were, very friendly. The Navy jets also made their presence known, however, we did not feel it was a problem. The only negative was expensive mini-golf prices ($10 for 2 kids), charges for air for bicycle tires, and no fire rings in our section. We would go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We camped here with our daughter's Girl Scout Troop. My husband and I were in a pop-up and the girls were in tents. We found the bathrooms to be wonderful. They were new and very clean with many showers and toilets. The grounds were very nice. One swimming pool was open and it was large and clean. The girls played putt-putt on a very nice course. Some things weren't open yet for the season, like the other pool and one of the stores. I am from Virginia Beach and there is plenty of things to do in this area. Close by is the Virginia Aquarium and the ocean. We drove through the campground the weekend before to see where we would be taking the girls and it was packed. That was Memorial Day weekend. We stayed the following weekend and it was a lot less crowded. I give a rating of an 8 because the campsites were close together. As for the jets, thats life in Viginia Beach no matter where you camp or live here. Its the sound of freedom and locals have learned to live with it. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Very nice resort type campground with a fairly busy atmosphere. There are 4 large and very nice swimming pools located throughout the resort. They have a free parking lot at the beach about 2 miles away, but it does fill up by late morning. As previously mentioned, there is quite a bit of noise from low flying military jets. If you like a quiet atmosphere then you will likely find it bothersome, but I found it to be interesting. We had a very positive experience with security after my son's bicycle was stolen one evening from one of the pools. They were very responsive, and much to my surprise, found the bicycle abandoned elsewhere in the campground and returned it to our site. Our family had a great time here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A big park with lots of pools and people. Jets from the Navy Base next door scream through and they are loud. The have a DJ and band night at the main pool on the weekends which is also very loud. If you like a busy, active, loud campground then you'll like this place. It was clean, the pools were nice, and the staff was very friendly. We would go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground is nice, super sites area is really nice. There is noise from the aircraft but it's tollerable. Pools are kept up. The putt putt golf is nice but a little expensive ($5/hr). They have a nice parking area at the beach however this is a decieving as they rent it out to anyone else as well not just campers. When we were there they rented it out to soccer players and I saw 2 campers turned away so the soccer players (they were paying $10 a car) could come in. We weren't happy with that. All in all a nice campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
The best campground we have ever been in. We had a "supersite" so it was $60 a night but
less with our Good Sam's club card. The site was huge with a cement pad and patio, beautiful grassy area, each with a tree, lighted utilities hookup, huge awesome picnic table, and an decorative fire ring. The campground itself is awesome. No matter where your site is, you are near a great playground, a huge refreshing pool and a fully stocked store. Personally, I don't think the trolley ride was anything but the kids enjoyed it. The parking lot at the beach was two short blocks but worth it since parking anywhere else was $15-$20. If looking for a good restaurant while there, we reccomend "Rudee's Inlet". The food was awesome. We will definitely be returning. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
If you like busy, go-go-go, this is for you. Lots to do with several pools, many playgrounds, two stores, large arcade, mini golf, nightly live entertainment, nightly cartoon movie theatre, and many roads to walk or bike. They offer a 150 car parking lot at Virginia Beach free for campers, very friendly and helpful staff. We will definitely go back as we are a family that likes the action.
We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Great campground. Close to Virginia Beach, but you'll never have to leave the campground.
Many pools, store, gameroom, etc. Well-kept and CLEAN. They even have their own parking lot down close to the beach (within 2 blocks). We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We have stayed here a couple of times. Our first visit got off to a rough start at the reservation desk. We had made reservations many weeks before our arrival. We called a couple days prior to leaving our home to confirm our reservation. When we arrived (after making a two-day, 18 hour trip from the midwest) we were told they didn't have a spot for us. We were told that other campers had decided to "extend" their stays, so we were left with nothing. Needless to say, my husband went ballistic. After arguing with the manager for about an hour, we got our campsite. Others who came in behind us were told the same thing. It was not a nice place to be that day. Anyway, once we got settled in we really did enjoy our stay. We loved the campground with its many pools and activites. We enjoyed taking the trolley to the beach. We visited the Marine Science Museum and other attractions around Va. beach. We have been back since that first trip and haven't had any problems with reservations. We learned to arrive early, right at "check-in" time. Many people may not agree with me here, but I feel that campers should not be allowed to "extend" their visits if the campsite has been promised to another family. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 6 / 10 ]
We've stayed here twice when visiting the VA beach area. I'm not sure why we went back
here. I guess we were just too lazy to find someplace nicer. The park isn't too bad. But, it is huge and the sites are nothing more than some dirt ruts in a big field. There are a few trees. The pool is OK. If you need someplace to stay while visiting the area, it's fine. But, if your going to the campground as a destination, don't bother. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Stayed in this park in the off season so all their amentites (pools, stores, etc) were closed. Park is well kept. Roads in the campground are narrow. Most sites are pull through. Staff was friendly and helpful. Full time campers are located in a seperate section of the campground. This campground is close to a military airfield but noise (sound of freedom) usually ends in the evening. Some road noise is audible too. Campground has a parking lot at the oceanfront for campers' use. Will stay at this park again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
I've stayed here numerous times during off season as I store my RV here year round. I find it worth the trip down from NH during those times to take the break. It's not crowed then, the beach is lovely and, uncrowded. The staff are friendly and always go out of their way to make each visit worth while. Since I store my RV here, I usually call ahead that I'm coming down. They ask me where I'd like to be and, upon my arrival. It's all plugged in and waiting for me. Kewl~! I also have another place in Sandbridge, Va. so, I'm really not stuck here..I just like it's quiet location..Yes, the
jets do fly over but, the boys are just doing their job. Place is scheduled for major expansion in 2003. Spend New Years here as well and the people were all friendly.Great place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 4 / 10 ]
I don't know how they treat their RV customers but we stayed in one of their cabins, here's our experience. David's Sister & Hubby were staying in the park (he just got a job up there and haven't moved into their house). We said we'd stay with them for Turkey Day. Our bus has the skin removed and we couldn't use it. So we reserved one of their camping cabins @$40 per night. They said they would put us next to the bathhouse as it would probably be cold. We thought great! They mailed me a map of the campground (no confirmation or anything else). They didn't tell me that my
DEBIT card would be charged for the full stay up front. SURPRISE #1! $162 was charged and checks bounced (I'm currently running 2 checking accounts at 2 different banks) so I beat it to the bank to deposit more money. Well, we get there a little after 7PM and the office is closed with a note on the door saying to find our spot and SURPRISE #2 the office would be closed for Thanksgiving Day. The heat was on in the cabin so at least we were warm with no key to lock the door when we left and SURPRISE #3 no water at the outside faucet...Then SURPRISE #4 we found out the bathhouse was closed for the season. There was 1 other cabin occupied while we were there. So we trekked halfway accross the campground for the bathhouse...Thanksgiving morning we went to K-Mart and bought a porta-potti. Friday morning we went to the office to check in and we were told the bathhouse would not be opened. We also had to pay a $20 deposit for the cabin key (by the way did we want the key too!). They had also left a note on the door of the office that said the water would be off and on during Thanksgiving Week as they were upgrading the electrical hook-ups to 50 amp. "Please make sure your freshwater tanks are filled in case the water is off for a long period." I don't know about anyone else but we will never stay at that park EVER! Any complaints were answered with "I don't know about that, I just started working here". What a way for your help to deal with angry customers! We camped here in a Campground Cabins.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We stayed here 2 nights in late September 2002. This is a paradise campground for kids. The many pools and playgrounds were great. The jet noise was noticeable but not a big bother. The sites were quite tight. It rained while we were there which made the campsite muddy. We got a corner lot, which was noisy, as people came in at all hours of the night. The beach parking was a very nice feature. Would stay here
again. We camped here in a camper.
[ 8 / 10 ]
I really should rate this higher... we were there in the summer of 2002- I was not sure what to expect since some have mentioned the noise from the jets... Yes the jets were there, but not ALL the time and we found it more fun than not! I love the parking lot near the beach it was wonderful and the park itself was very nice. A lot of canadian people here. Our site was tight, but most sites were fine. Just be sure to mention the size of your trailer... We can not wait to go back to this resort and Virginia Beach... We camped here in a camper.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This is a pretty nice place to stay. Location is excellent and free beach parking or a trolley to the beach. Large, busy park with a lot going on. They have plenty of activities but the real attraction is the beach of course. 4 swimming pools, gameroom, putt-putt, music every night etc. Yes there is constant jet noise from NAS Oceana. That was the best part even if it was Navy jet noise. GOOOOOO Air Force! We camped here in a camper.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Visited during off season (February) when everything but restrooms are closed. Overall the park was very nice but it appears to be in need of long deferred maintenance to some of their recreational facilities. The noise of military jet aircraft on final approach over CG and some longterm residents who where motorcycle enthusiasts providing their version of "rolling thunder" did make it quite noisy at times, but not late at night. We camped here in a camper.