Champs Camp RV Park

 
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Location

Installation
Fort A.P. Hill, Bowling Green, VA
GPS Coordinates
38.090764, -77.33422
Location Information
Fort A.P. Hill, Bowling Green, VA
RV Gate Coordinates
38.07230, -77.3221

Directions

Directions
Traveling south on I-95, take exit 126, US-17 east to SR-2. Go south on SR-2 to US-301 then north to Ft. A.P. Hill main entrance on your left. Traveling north on I-95, take exit 104, SR-207 northeast to US-301. Follow US-301 north to Ft. A.P. Hill main entrance of your left. Guard will give direction to RV Park and it is well marked. Upon entering the gate proceed to the game check in station if arriving before 8:00 PM. The game check in station is about one mile past the turn for the campground. After checking in, proceed to the campground and select a site. If arriving after 8:00 PM proceed to the FAMCamp based on the gate guards directions, select a site and check in with the camp host at site 19. Check in at the game check in station the next morning.

Map

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Map of Champs Camp RV Park

Contact Information

Phone Number
(804) 633-8244
Mailing Address
Dept. of the Army Community Recreation Division, 18380 4th Street, Fort A.P. Hill, VA 22427-3113

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Not accepted.
Internet Access
WiFi (slow) available at the campground. 4 computers at recreation office can be used.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Discounts
About a 30% discount provided for Golden Age/Access and America the Beautiful Senior/Access Passes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Fishing
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Hunting
  • Swimming

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
49
W/20,30,50A/S
$21
$?
$480
Cottages/Lodge/Cabins
20
Full
$30+ person
$?
$?

Other Information

Weather Information

Temprarily closed for renovation. It will reopen on November 17th, 2018.

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User reviews

32 reviews

 
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Overall rating 
 
3.2
Location 
 
3.1  (32)
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.5  (32)
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.7  (32)
Value 
 
3.4  (32)
Overall Experience 
 
3.2  (32)
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Aug 9-31 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
We enjoyed staying here with evening walks around the base. Cannot beat 13 bucks per night for full hook up if you have lifetime national park card and we are retired military. It is being completely renovated and not available until Nov 2018. Counted 14 deer in field next to campground. Quiet and peaceful except people cranking up vehicles every morning when leaving to go to work. Great MWR attendants. Run when they mow the grass which they slung rocks on rear of my motorhome and cracked fiberglass. I hope it is really nice after renovation. I will go back.
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August 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
We visit the Richmond area frequently and there are only a few campgrounds within an hour drive; two of those few are military—Champs Camp north of the city and Richmond Supply Depot on the south. We have stayed at RSD in the past and it os much closer. However, Champs has FHU which we need for longer stays. Champs has laundry and shower/batj facilities as well. NOTE: This facility will close Sep, Oct, and part of Nov for upgrades to sites. The issues noted in other reviews re placement of utilities, etc. will hopefully be fixed diring that time. 
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August 2-16 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
My wife and I stayed here in June and I left a fairly good review, then. So, we're back here in August for a couple of weeks and boy howdy, does it look different without any trees in the campground! The mosquitoes are still bad (but they've had so much rain, it's sort of expected), the hookups are still screwy, but the facilities for showers/bathrooms/laundry are still great. The deer, fox, and turkey are still all around and it's still front and center, if you like Civil War history (Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania Courthouse, and Wilderness battlefields are within 20-30 minutes away, not to mention Richmond, Petersburg, and Appomattox Courthouse are near enough for real Civil War buffs). The MWR staff are helpful and friendly, and they have told me that future improvements for the RV park include brand new hookups relocated to be more user friendly (not on both sides of coach and stretching out to 25 ft for water, sewer, or electric, and putting in 50 amp svc.), paving the whole park, building up concrete pads for coaches, and making all the middle sites pull-thru. As soon as it stops raining and the sun comes back out, I'll snap a few pix to show improvements in progress.
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June 15-17, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
My girl and I had an awesome time here. We had to share water hookup but no issue there either. Bathrooms/showers were clean too. They are going thru some rework to improve the camp ground. Wish they would leave some of ther trees and just trim them up. We did have to look around for a site to fit the 37 foot RV but that was all good. Bowling Green is just down the road (5 min) with a Food lion, Dollar General and Family Dollar. There are 3 Walmart about 30-40 min away in various directions (King George, Ashland, Fredericksburg, info in the bath house lounge area). We talked about it and would stay here again. Park closing in mid July for tree removal.
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June 14-July 2, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
It may just be me, but I think this place gets a bum rap. The park is like a state park setting; very quiet and serene (birds chirping, deer everywhere, etc.) The people at the Lodging Office were nice and knowledgeable and the bathrooms, laundry and clubhouse were very nice. Yes, the layout is somewhat baffling and looks like it was cobbled together out of spare parts during a drunken festival, but after a little bit of looking around, it all came together. And, compared to a lot of place (including state parks), the price is right, $21/night. And, if you have an "America the Beautiful" National Parks Pass, it knocks the price down to $13/night. And, previous posters have lamented about there not being a Walmart for miles around; big deal! You have plenty of local stores that'll probably have what you need in Bowling Green, which is just a few miles away. I like the place; the only drawback for me was the gnats, biting flies and mosquitoes. They need to get the dead leaves off the ground and do a little pest control. Other than that, we'd camp here, again.
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June 12 2016
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Location 
 
1.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
This place is a nightmare, good luck trying to put together water, sewage and electric. You have to go around to every available site to see if it is available. People are using water and not sharing with the site next to it. The paperwork they give you at the office doesn't say anything about not having the correct hook ups. All the long time people have the 50 amp but not all the 30 even work. No dump site. But the bathrooms are clean and the laundry area is nice. I would not return here. If you need anything its a good 45 minute ride to get to a Walmart or Kmart. 
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May 10, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
Not designed for large RV's needing 50Amp power. Make sure you have a plan B before coming here. Of the 50 sites available only 8 have 50A. On our arrival half of these we taken by people in small RV's. Of the remaining 50A sites only one was long enough and not blocked by low hanging limbs, but it had no water. We used water from an unoccupied adjacent site. With a Golden Age discount the price is great ($13). Remote, very quiet and friendly office staff. There appears to be no on-site supervision. The MWR office is about a mile away.
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April 18-24, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
L.S. left this review using the Directory software: - We called ahead to see if they had a spot and we were told to go to the campground, pick out a site and then report to MWR office (about a mile down the road). It would've been helpful to have a map of the campground. There are pull-thru sites, but some were used as 2 back-in sites. Hook-ups were all over the place. Our first electrical didn't work and had to use the hook-up next to ours. But that site didn't have water, so we weren't worried about using it. We reported to MWR that site 24 didn't have electric and she said she would report it. Also during our stay several of the sewer connections were overflowing. Camp host said it had been reported. There no longer is wi-fi. We got 2 digital TV channels sporadically. All in all a good place to stay if you like civil war history and the price can't be beat.
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21 Dec 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
C.H. left this review using the Directory software: - Arrived mid-afternoon for a one-night stay on our way south. Checking in at the Game Check office was easy - friendly clerks. Although assigned a site number to keep the computer happy, I was told to pick any site we liked. We were impressed with the Community Building with the laundry and showers - heated, clean, nice hot showers (although it took a few minutes for the water to get up to temperature). My only issue was that the electrical boxes do not have breakers you can turn off before hooking/unhooking your cable - I never like hooking up "hot". All in all, a great deal for the $13 price (with Golden Age pass). We'll definitely be back. Ted H.
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5-15 August 2012
(Updated: September 29, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
This is a well kept secret. We had a change of plans when Lunga Park at Quantico was closed for an ordinance sweep and were able to get a site at Champs Camp. There are 30/50 amp sites with full hookups that are large, shady and close to the showers, laundry and bathroom facilities. With the Golden Age Passport the price cannot be beat. Great base from which to visit Civil War locations, ie, Chambersburg, Spotsylvania and the Wilderness. There is small PX on base and a supermarket in town. Great walking trails and swimming pool. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It is off the beaten path but worth the effort!!
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May 18-24, 2012
(Updated: May 26, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
This famcamp was a real pleasant surprise. We tried to get into Lunga but it was closed, but this somewhat remote location was so quiet that in this east coast congestion it was very restful. Only a few 50 amp sites, but we lucked out and got satellite too. Would definitely go back.
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April 7, 2012
(Updated: April 09, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
Overnight visit with a 43' toy hauler. Small campground with many trees make it difficult but not impossible to navigate. Electric, sewer and water are not located together but we managed. Camp host is helpful and friendly. Should note that when office is closed, you need to leave payment in drop box but must be exact amount and in cash only. Good value at $13 / night if you have senior or access pass.
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April 7, 2012
(Updated: April 08, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
Stayed here overnight on our way to Fort Meade, MD. We called ahead and the MWR staff member told us to pick a site as their office would not be open later. We arrived at around 4pm at the main gate and the guard gave us directions to campground. The sites are paved however they are not pull thrus. We have a 43 feet fifth wheel and we pull thru one site onto another. The utilities are as described previously (scattered, not located together) but we managed quite well. The park was about 50% occupied and the camp host was not there when we arrived but he was there within the hour and we found him to be friendly and helpful. The campground is in a quiet area but this post is used for training so it is not populated. No Px/commissary. Also plan on paying in CASH Only/exact change if the MWR office is closed and you are using the drop box. The rec center on the premises has clean showers and bathroom facilities. Television has direct TV and there is a wi-FI modem which works well. We were able to use it in our camper as we were close by. All in all, we would return to this campground.
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Oct 1-7 2011
(Updated: December 27, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
Stayed here with acorns falling all around. Laundry and shower building was clean, well-kept up. Excellent facility w TV and lounge. Will definitely return to CG. Agree that layout of sites is "backward" but met friendly people who helped pick the best way to set up our MH. Lots of room for my dogs to walk/play. Town nearby w everything you need to resupply.
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August 2011
(Updated: August 26, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
1.8
Location 
 
2.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
1.0
We stayed one night, in transit. Host was on site in #19. They had a few pull throughs so it was good for us because we were towing a vehicle. No stores on base or in the area so ensure you stock up on food, etc. It appears as though the site was designed by a non RV person. Hook ups are on the wrong sides of sites and scattered.
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Dec 2010
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Location 
 
1.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
1.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
Taking care of the place seems to be a last minute thing the buildings are kept clean but facilities not repaired. Mens shower taped off has been for long time. New washer doesn't work. Found out some lots have electrical issues and have had for a long, long time. The ones who take care of it seems to have it thrust upon them so doesn't seem to be a sense of ownership or pride in it. If you get there after Game Check closes you are at the mercy of some Full-timers who live there if you need info, directions or other needs. Mostly 30 amp service, there is wireless internet but it does not reach out far.
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June 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
I would like to respond about the campground hosts and the campground. The host do work on A.P. Hill as well as host the campground and are not normally available till sometime in the afternoon. For what I've seen their door is always opened for all campers. I'm sure they miss a camper or two, but they do meet and greet arriving campers. They maintain the flower beds and other needs for the campground. Their job is to help out the campers after duty hours of the Outdoor Rec. I feel they are doing a fine job. The RV Center is normally spotless, yes you do have to wait sometimes for the washers/dryers but this is a small campground. This is a campground not a RESORT! Quiet place if you are looking to get away.
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May 2010
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Location 
 
2.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
The RV Center is kept very clean by the staff at Outdoor Rec. There are a lot of nice people that stay at the Park and I find them very friendly and helpful to all that come to stay there.
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May 09
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
The recent, previous posters are correct. Champs used to be a real value at $13 a day with Golden Access/Age. Going to $21 makes it "competitive" with area commercial parks price-wise but not even close to competitive when it comes to true value. Getting a full hook-up site at Champs is almost impossible with all the contractors and civilian employees taking up most of the "good" sites. Plus, they've got 4 of the 30 amp sites tied up with those FEMA trailers. The camp host couple both work on A.P. Hill. I have no clue what their host duties are. We were there three weeks and never saw them do anything. I couldn't pick the wife out of a police lineup - never saw her.
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May 2009 Memorial Week
Overall rating 
 
1.3
Location 
 
2.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
1.0
Overall Experience 
 
1.0
We stayed at the campground for Memorial Week 2009. We were very disappointed. We made a reservation because we are active duty and had been told that we could have a 50 amp service space with full hookup. They gave us the space number before we got there since we would be arriving late. When we got there the space was taken by a popup trailer that was being stored there. We had to find another space that was un-level short pad and very tight. The camp host was wonderful as was the man that worked in the office. They tried to explain it was a mixup but we were overall disappointed. Hopefully if they can get someone in there to level out the sites and redo them it will be better in the future.
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