Corey B.
Culpeper, VA
Joined May 2018
Great Kid Friendly Getaway

Great views of the blue ridge mountains with many river access points. The Virginia Canopy Tour is fun. We camped with our pop-up in the RV section. Sites were spacious and the bathhouse clean. We checked out an adventure pack from the visitors center and hiked the River Trail, thus our son became a junior ranger. Tent sites, RV sites, camping cabins and large cabins all available. Firewood for sale in the park. We’ll be back! More trails to hike!

Great Stay at Bull Run Reg. Park

Great Park, friendly staff, clean facilities. We stayed with our Pop Up for two nights at an electric -supported site. Portable water and dumping station located at the camp store. We stayed at site 146 on the first caul-de-sac off the first loop just another site away from the bath house (which was pretty clean). We got rained on the first night so things got a little muddy but nothing out of hand. Tons of free activities for the kiddos facilitated by the camp staff over the weekends. Face-painting, ice cream sundaes, S'Mores, hay rides and a rock wall. Park has a lot of things to do as well just outside the campground. We took a try at disc golf which was a lot of fun. Pet friendly. We'll be back!

Weekend Trip

Stayed for two nights with another family. They brought their travel trailer and our pop-up. The outer loop campsites are easily more level than the center loop. If leveling perfectly is a concern you may want to call ahead and ask before commiting to the inner loop. Electric hookup only. Bathhouse was very clean and the staff friendly. Water fill & Dump Station on the beach side of the bathhouse. This is a State Park so it's filled with activities. Great place to mountain bike as we noticed several groups camping and biking during our stay. We enjoyed the water park immensely. Ten of us in total with kids ranging from 18 months old to 13 years old. Everyone enjoyed the water park and the time we spent there. additional fee for access to the water park.

Wedding Overnight

Stayed here as a fiscal alternative to getting a hotel room for a friend's wedding. We stayed in winter. Water at the sites was shut off (as to be expected in the temperatures) and we were advised during the booking process. Seemed like a family farm that for some section aside for camping. Pool was closed as again we were out of season, but looked large. Nice time that they said we could fish in. Reserved a pair of "buddy sites" where our friends were able to camp with their trailer facing our pop-up which was a very cool experience. Stayed and people were friendly and very accommodating. We arrived early in the morning and since we arranged it that way with them they had our reservation all set for us.

Summer Days

We stayed at the Frisco Campground with our two kids (8yrs & 19mos), two dogs, & lizard for three days in our tent trailer. We picked site A4 which put us at the top of a hill, close enough to the bathrooms and showers. Facilities were very well kept. Showers were cold but after spending all day at the beach is incredibly refreshing. Sites each had a small paved slip which accommodated our trailer and our Jeep just fine with room to lounge in our chairs. Additionally they each had a good sized picnic table and charcoal grill. Only charcoal cooking fires in the grills were permitted since the whole campground is the grassy dunes. Just outside the campground is ORV Ramp 49 which puts you right on the beach as long as you picked up a permit (we got the 10 day for $50 online). Driving onto the beach with everything you need packed in the Jeep is a convenient game changer when it comes to spendin the whole day on the beach! Free air was just on the the main road off the entrance to Frsico which was convenient when we came off the beach.

We will say it was hot. We stayed over the Fourth of July holiday in the dead of Summer. Beach was gorgeous, close and refreshing. Campsites had no relief from the heat. High humidity kept the temperatures at a steady 95-100 with little cool off at night. We cut our stay and left early as we couldn't get comfortable. Sites accommodated RVs and trailers for size but offered no hook ups. We knew this going in but we were not prepared for the humidity which seemed uncommonly high. We'll be back in the cooler months or with a generator to support the A/C. Additionally there is prickly pear cactus that grows in the sand by the brush. Dogs picked up the prickles several times when we first got there but quickly adapted. Keep your feet covered and stick to established roads or paths.

Great Stay

Small and simple campground with a handle full of sites. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Sites are semi secluded from each other. Some sites have direct access to the Peter's Mill Run OHV complex. Vault toilet for all sites to share. No water, no electricity. Have to pack trash out. Sites were first come first serve. Free to camp.

We camped so we could spend two days on the OHV Trails with the Jeep. Had an incredible time. We'll be back.