Cliff M.

Portsmouth, VA

Joined August 2018

Great campground for dry camping

Tucked away just outside Sturbridge on the road to Spencer (rt-49) is on of Mass State Parks nicest little gems. There are no hook-ups here, but the sites are large, well spaced, and shaded. Great little swimming lake as well as a popular hiking trail. If you're looking for a little escape to the woods, this place is it…

Sherando Lake USF Campground

This campground is a little jewel hidden in the Shenandoah Valley. Sites offered have electrical hook-up's in Loops B & C, but there are no water hook-up's. You can fill your RV fresh water tank on the way in, and can dump on the way. Wonderful little lake for swimming, nice beach, nice hiking trails around the lake. They even take reservations (something they didn't do before). This is a US Forest Service Campground located in the George Washington & Thomas Jefferson National Forest District. Sometimes there is a Ranger there at the entry, but mostly it's an honor system for payment (and trust me, the Ranger will eventually come around to check on all new arrivals). US Government Senior Access Card discounts apply here as well.

Great mountain top camping...

This place gets my vote for best campground in Vermont. Especially true if you're lucky enough to get one of the few sites on the outside of A loop that has a Lean-to with a view. I grew up camping here, my parents took us up here every Columbus Day weekend when the color of the leaves were stunning. In the summer the view is just as good, just a lot more green.

Very Nice Woodsy Campground

This one is a bit out of the way for Virginia Beach, but that also means a quiet stay, unlike the more popular campgrounds underneath the Naval Air Stations runways! Nice wooded campsites, most have hook-up;s. They also host various bands and other activities through out the summer months.

Best ArmyCOE campground in Virginia

I have stayed here extensively, and usually come here 5-6 times per year. Though all the camping loops are great, I always stay in Loop-c as I think it is the best of the 4 loops. Huge amount of waterfront campsites, both primitive no hook-up and water & electric sites. Brand new bath house and it's kept extremely clean. One the best things about the bath house, it has the usual mens & ladies room, but also has six private uni-sex bath rooms with toilet, sink & shower in each, There are designated swimming beaches at each of the loops, but swimming is permitted from most of the campsites, most have a sandy shore line. You can even beach your boat there and tie it out over night. There are 3 boat launches throughout the campground. Kerr Reservoir (or Buggs Island Lake at is mostly referred as) has the best Bass fishing this side of the Mississippi, and they hold Bass tournaments here on a regular basis. The lake is also one of the best place for Cat Fish in the state as well.

Great city run campground

Have stayed here several times, it's nice & woody, some lake front sites, most have water & electric. It boasts a 5 mile hike & bike trail. If you're a history buff, the campground itself was built on top of a Civil War Battlefield site (, large playground area central to most of the five loops. Bath houses were a little dated, a full retrofit is over due.

First to Review
City owned campground near NC state line

Only giving this place 2 stars, as they are not the best equipped place around. The time I was there (a few years ago) the camp sites were not well laid out, water hook-up's were shared between sites and you had to supply your own water spigot splitter. Campsites were not close the water. And speaking of water, the North West River has some great fishing, a little swampy around the edges, and watch out for Water Moccasins.

Best equipped Va State Park

Only campground in the Virginia State Park system that offers sewer hook-up's. As for the campsites, I was not really impressed so only gave it 4 stars. If you like open field camping and absolutely no shade, this is the place for you! Other than the lack of tree's, I think this is a great campground, a great location, and a ton of things to do…

This campground has closed down

No longer in business. I stayed here for a weekend a few years back, was nice enough place, but a moot point now!!

Very nice ArmyCOE Campground...

I didn't actually stay here, but drove through the entire campground Memorial Day Weekend 2018, and was very impressed. I was actually staying at sister campground North Bend Park, and these 2 campgrounds have the same style & feel to them. Great sites, lots of waterfront water & electric sites, several have good southern sky view for satellite reception, extremely clean bath houses.

Huge campgground

HTP is the closest commrcial campground to the Virginia Beach oceanfront & boardwalk as you can get. This place is huge, has Super Sites, FHU sites, tent sites. They also host an array of musical events through out the summer, 4 swimming pools, game room etc…

Wonderful ArmyCOE Campground

One of my all time favorite campgrounds. Stunning water front sites if you're lucky enough to be able to book one. Stayed on top of hill one year, moved to waterfront after they had a couple of cancellations/no-shows. Close to Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) and not far from Martinsville Va.

Stayed here one weekend

Only stayed here one weekend, in the transient section. Nice enough place, just too far out of town for my needs at that time.

Great inner city campground

This is a former KOA, I stayed here years ago when it was a KOA, and have spent considerable amount of time here fairly recently. They cater mostly to monthly campers, and aside from allowing some small decks to be built next to the RV's, it otherwise looks very clean. They do keep a few sites open for transient campers. If you need to stay for a duration in the Norfolk-Va Beach area (we're talking months), this is the place to be! Several sites have good access to satellite system.

National Park Service Campground

Located on the BRP not far from where it intersects with US-58. Sites are primitive, very shady, and for the most part sites are pretty small. Very nice place if you're into dry camping, or car camping.

Best campground on the Island...

Ocean Waves is smaller than most of the other campgrounds on the Island, but they are not small on service! They offer everything the bigger campgrounds offer, but at about half the nightly fee. FHU sites include cable TV and free WiFi, 89 total campsites, 3 bath houses, and they even have a few sites with shade tree's (a difficult commodity for anyplace on the outerbanks), Family run, so you'll get some very personalized service too!! I've been coming to this campground for years, won't stay anywhere else on OBX.