Campground: Chippokes Plantation State Park Campground
Location: Surry, Virginia
Last visit: April, 2012
How found: website
How Camped: camped
Campground Review and Description
Beautiful state park! We stayed for a week and toured within a close radius: Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, Norfolk, Petersburg and other historical places. Campground was spotless, quiet, and the camp hosts were wonderful! There were large sites and lots of trees. We camped on the B side of campground with asphalt pads and graveled level areas. There were fire rings with a swivel grill and large tables. Camp area A is also nice but no asphalt pads and most sites are not as level. Both have outside entrances to showers and separate restroom facilities. It's a great place to ride bikes and walk. There is a nice pool although it wasn't open for the season. We saw eagles and osprey and many other birds.
Pros, Cons, Attractions and Additional Comments
Cons: We didn't find one thing that we didn't like.
Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, ferry boat across the James River...fun! p>
More on Virginia Campgrounds and Virginia Travel:
From Chippokes Plantation State Park: "Chippokes Plantation State Park is one of the oldest working farms in the United States. Chippokes is a living historical exhibit located in a rural agricultural area along the James River in Surry County. In addition, the park has a wide variety of traditional park offerings, including a swimming complex, visitor center, picnic facilities, and hiking and biking trails. The plantation has kept its original boundaries since the 1600s and has a variety of cultivated gardens and native woodland.
" Reservations for camping, cabins and picnic shelters can be made by calling the Virginia State Park Reservation Center weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-800-933-PARK (7275). Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance."
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