We stayed here while attending the RV SuperShow at the Florida State FairGrounds. Our site (#58), easily accommodated our 42- foot motorhome. There is some separation of this site and the left-side neighbor, but there is only a log separating this site and the next door site to the right. There is a somewhat sharp curve on this loop near site 49. It is a little hard to navigate if the occupant of site 50 has vehicles parked into the roadway and on the grass, as was the case when we arrived. There seemed to be absolutely no enforcement of parking rules here. Also, on the left side of the above-mentioned curve are palm trees which have sharp growth that could damage some taller RVs if the driver gets too close on that side. Most sites here are backins. Sites 51A and 106 are 30amp pull throughs; Site 51C is a 50amp pull through. Showerhouses were always clean and well stocked. The one on loop 3 is newer and had latchable shower stalls, each with a small dressing area. Shower houses also have laundry machines - $2.00 to wash and the same for the dryer. One member of the check-in staff had an overly-stern manner, but everyone else at the campground was very friendly and helpful.
Stayed in the Pine Grove Campground which has full hookups, but is not shaded. Sites were gravel back-ins and fairly level. 50 amp power was stable and water pressure was not a problem. Many OTA TV stations. Cell and Wi-Fi signals (Verizon and Sprint) were good. We stayed at Site 80, which backs to vegetation and is a bit away from the roadway noise. Finished our stay at Site 2 which is directly next to a small playground. The perfect spot for someone with kids. Not so great for someone who is looking for peace and quiet. Camp hosts and volunteers were all friendly and helpful. Shower houses were newer and always clean. Showers had latching doors and plenty of hot water. A nice place to stay.
Stayed at Site 004, which is a 75' pull through with water and electric. (Some sites here have sewer, but not this one). Although the site is very long, it is not very wide. Adding to that issue is a tree on one side of the parking area and a concrete post on the opposite side (guarding the water and electric pedestals). It's a nice site for a bunch of tents. A 42' RV - Not so much. In order to get into this site so that the RV's door opens up to the little area where the picnic table is, we had to drive the wrong way on the one-way loop around this camping circle. No biggie. There are several sites like this, so many people have to do the same thing. Television and OTA television signals were good, as was Verizon cell service. Our Overdrive worked well for Internet (Sprint). 50 amp service was stable and water pressure was good. Showers houses were clean and always had hot water. The showers have latching doors. There is no shower curtain to separate the shower from the dressing area of each stall though. There is a washing machine and dryer at each of the two shower houses. One note: There is a small, rather scraggly, orange grove on park property. We were told by the rangers that this land is leased out and being studied as part of a citrus canker eradication program. Citrus canker is a contagious bacteria that kills citrus trees. It is not a danger to humans, although we can track the bacteria around on our shoes. The area is clearly marked to keep out, but just about every time we went past it there were people tromping through it, some picking the oranges. If you stay here, please don't be a moron: Leave the oranges alone and stay out of the groves!
Nice, quiet place to stay while our RV was worked on at Tiffin Motorhomes. This was formerly an airport. All sites are pull through and have full hookups, although the water is turned off when temps are below freezing. If water is off at the sites, you can still fill your tanks at nearby frost-free potable water in the RV washing area. If your RV has to stay in the repair garages overnight, Tiffin offers owners accommodation in travel trailers set up at one end of the campground. (They've thought of everything!!) You are allowed to stay in your motorhome and watch (and learn) while it is being worked on or you can hang out in the customer lounge (very comfy chairs). You can go shopping at the parts store (very friendly staff) or at Allegro Club (hats, shirts, coffee cups and such). Tiffin has a factory tour at 9:30 a.m. daily. The factory is a couple miles from the campground. Cost shown reflects the current campground price, although our stay was free of charge.
Part of the National Forest Service, but operated by a non-governmental company. Nice full hookup sites, some shaded. Although they list a 40' maximum length, the site we used #68) accommodated our 42' motorhome plus our SUV (unhooked, of course). Sites can be reserved for up to 6 months. Staff was very pleasant and accommodating. No over-the-air TV channels and our Virgin Mobile wifi was very slow. Weak but usable cellphone signal on Verizon network. Some road noise at the lower-numbered sites. The staff members we met here were very pleasant. Price shown is with Federal Access Pass discount.
We stay here every year on our way south to Florida and again on our way back north going home. Easy access to and from I-95. Large pull-through sites with full hookups. Showers were spotless. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Wifi worked fine. A great place for a rally or a family reunion. Price reflects PassPort America discount.
We had reservations for four nights for a "shakedown" of our new camper, but enjoyed this park and the area so much that we ended up staying eight nights instead. The park has two loops. A is more rustic and has smaller sites suitable for tents, pop-ups and small travel trailers. B loop has larger sites and can accommodate campers up to 45'. B loop sites are a few dollars more than A loop sites. There is also a group camping area. Rental cabins are available and they are a ways away from the camping loops. Restrooms and showers at Chippokes were clean and in good working order. Showers were private and had locking doors. There is a laundry room on Loop B, although we didn't use it. The park operates a pool (summer only), visitor's center, farm and forestry museum, a plantation house and a mansion. Mansion and plantation house tours are done on weekends (extended hours in the summer). There are walking/hiking trails and the park offers a 'fossil walk'. We took the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry several times. It's free and only five miles form the park. It can accommodate vehicles up to 12'6" and 28 tons. The ferry docks just a mile from Jamestown Settlement and from there you can either drive or take a free shuttle to Colonial Williamsburg. From C-Williamsburg you can also take a free shuttle to Yorktown Victory Center.
This was our first visit to Shenandoah River State Park and we very much enjoyed our time here. We stayed in site 8 in the E/W campground, a gravel back-in with a tent pad (smaller gravel). We had a neighbor on only one side, which was nice. All sites in this campground have hookups for water and electric (50/30/15). There are no sewer connections except for the campground hosts' site, but there is a dump station available at the top of the hill. Some sites along the outer perimeter have a nice view of the hills: sites 9, 10 and 12 especially. Sites around #25 back to trees. There are several huge pull-through sites that would accommodate about any size rig. Funnily enough, one of them was occupied by a little pop-up at the time we were here. Camping cabins are available in a variety of sizes: from a little camp cabins with bunk beds and a table and chairs, up to a six bedroom lodge with all the luxuries of home. The bath house was very neat and clean. There are 4 private showers with lockable doors in the rear of the building. The water was always hot enough for showering. There are also a washer, a dryer and a dish washing sink at the bath house. Reservations made on line are not site-specific, so you just choose whichever site you want from those available when you arrive. There is a $5 reservation fee tacked on when booking via ReserveAmerica. The park attendants were not finicky about check-in time and allowed us in several hours early. Those arriving after normal business hours will have their reservation information left in an envelope with their name on it at the attendant station. Our TracFone (using the AT&T network) had 4 bars at our campsite and we were able to use our VirginMobile MiFi for Internet access without problem. This park has lots of hiking trails, equestrian accommodations and river access for inner-tubing and kayaking. (We didn't see a launch ramp for boats, but weren't really looking for one.) A ranger at the Visitor's Center told us that they were organizing a float trip on inner-tubes for the next day: only $5 per person. We were sorry we had to miss that. At other times of the year there are also ranger-led canoe and kayak trips. There is quite a lot to do outside the park as well. Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park are not a far drive away. (We saw a bear!) Skyline Caverns is just down the road a bit and there were a couple of outdoor-type businesses that take groups out on canoe trips and such. Several other posters noted that the road into the campground is a steep and winding, but it really isn't all THAT bad. We did hear a couple of train whistles, but they were off in the distance and not loud and rumbling. There was no traffic noise to speak of. All-in-all, this is a wonderful State Park with a little something for just about every type of camper.