Kings Creek RV Campground

 
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Kings Creek RV Campground

Location

Installation
Cheatham Annex/Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, Williamsburg, VA
GPS Coordinates
37.29751, -76.61015
Location Information
Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, Williamsburg, VA
RV Gate Coordinates
37.28073, -76.62225

Directions

Directions
From I-64, take exit 242 onto SR-199 NE, which turns into SR-641. This will take you to the base gate. Once through the gate, stay on Sanda Ave to the old campground. The MWR office to check in is on D Street and the new RV park with 50 sites is on B street

Map

Map and Detailed Driving Directions - Click on Map
Map of Kings Creek RV Campground

Contact Information

Phone Number
RV Res: (757) 887-7418 - Cabin Res: (757) 887-7224
Mailing Address
MWR, NWSY Cheatham Annex, 1088 Sanda Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5830

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Accepted 12 months in advance for active duty and 6 months in advance for all others. Reservations are suggested. Starts in March for the year. Can't check-in until after 1500hrs.
Mail Forwarding
Must use local General Delivery. Campground office doesn't accept camper's mail or packages.
Pet Information
Not allowed in cabins. Allowed in campground with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
Rates are $10 higher for DOD civilians.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Historical & theme park attractions.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Playground
  • Fishing
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Exchange
  • Swimming

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
50
W/50A/S/CATV
$35
N/A
N/A
Tent Sites
35
W
$15 - $20
N/A
N/A
Cottages
31
Full
$79 - $225
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Weather Information

Cheatham Annex offers one of the best outdoor recreation sites in the Navy. It exemplifies the coexistence between the Navy mission and the environment. Our 2,300 acres of woodlands and lakes are home to white-tailed deer, raccoon, squirrel, cotton tail, beaver and otter. More than 150 species of birds live in our woodlands year-round. Do not be surprised if you spot wild turkeys, osprey, great blue herons, great-horned owls, swans, quail or pheasants as you vacation. Our three freshwater lakes abound with large mouth bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish, to excite even the veteran fisherman.

Photos

Videos

Cheateam Annex WIlliamsburg, Va. New Campground
Cheatham Annex New Campground, Williamsburg, Va

Attachments

  • File Description
    File Size
    File Type
    Downloads
  • 2018 CAX Navy Getaways Pricelist
    614 KB
    31
  • 2018 CAX Navy Getaways Info Brochure
    2 MB
    17
  • Virginia - Cheatham Annex (CAX) Map and Phone Numbers.pdf
    Map of the Cheatham Annex to the Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, with all outdoor recreation facilities and Navy Exchange annotated.
    239 KB
    2746

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User reviews

93 reviews

 
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4.4
Location 
 
4.6  (93)
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.3  (93)
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0  (93)
Value 
 
4.4  (93)
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4.4  (93)
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July 6-22, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
Great location near Williamsburg! Concrete sites, plenty of room between neighbor. Fire ring. Picnic table unusable because of wharped boards. Laundry very nice, but we were there 16 days and the broken washer was not fixed. Same with the shower. Who is managing the place? We called 3 times to pay for our campsite for the last half and no one would answer the phone. We left messages, no one returned them. Had to drive a couple of miles over to the office. Gowifi worked sometimes, usually not. The new campground would be great if those that ran the place would manage it better. Sad.
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June-July 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
This is a very nice campground. All back-in sites but with plenty of room between sites. The facilities are clean. The Wi-Fi is basically non existent. Even if you can get on the signal is weak and drops off frequently. We were right across from a transmitter and the service was horrible. The cell service is just about as bad. Other than the Wi-Fi and cell service being bad this is a great place to stay. The most expensive military campground we have stayed at but give the options in the area it is not bad. There is plenty of room to walk the dog and there is a nice trail around Cheatham Pond.
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June 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
No internet, no WiFi, great price. Perfect for enjoying family time and not being stuck with a device in your face. The campground is quiet! The only thing you hear are air conditioners and bugs. I loved it! Close to Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg. Good fishing on base. Pool and mini Nex are just fine. Easy access to the highway. We stayed in a 42 foot fifth wheel and had no problems. 
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June 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Great location, large clean sites. Site #21 Would stay here again. WIFI is non-existent.. Cell phone reception was no better.
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June 15 - 19, 2018
(Updated: June 25, 2018)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
I have always loved this Camp Ground. Quiet secluded and beautiful. However folks I do not think I will ever return in the heat of Summer. Why, little pests called mosquitos by the thousands. Ticks also. I was walking my 7 month old Cocker Spaniel who headed down one of the marked trails that I have taken dozens of times in the past, but always in the late fall and winter. Got near the foot bridge and the mosquitos attacked. Got out in a hurry. The next day we stayed on the roadway and walked around to the area used for tent camping and walked through to the pathway leading back to the restroom/shower facilities and again the mosquitos. I noted that there were three different camp sites in use and gone the next morning. Got back to the RV and the Mrs. helped remove ticks from the back of my body. We checked the puppy and found none on him. Don't get me wrong Cheatham is a wonderful campground facility. Just be prepared to have some type of insect repellent with you and use it before wondering away from your RV site. Will be back this fall or winter. We were there over Father's Day weekend and there was a load of fellow campers, but did not see or was able to chat with many of them since they were celebrating his day in Williamsburg or Busch Gardens theme park. The site I was assigned was not very level, but we carry enough leveling blocks to take care of this problem. Internet access was ok since we carry our own modem upgrade to enhance the reception. One night our puppy wanted to go out at around 3:30 a.m. to do his thing. Opened the door and a fox was right there. It looked at my pup who returned the stare then the fox took off across the street and turned back around and watched us for several minutes before heading into the woods. Like I have stated in the past, Wildlife galore. Haven't seen a black bear, but Virginia's Black Bear population is growing pretty darn fast. 
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June 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Great location for seeing the sights of Williamsburg. The RV spots are well shaded and spacious. Easy to back into and the restrooms are clean and well kept. The only down side is the internet is very spotty and there are no amenities on base besides a shoppette. 
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October 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
What a great place! Tucked-away near Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. Very secluded. Clean and cheap. Great facilities. Big flat pads. All utilities worked well. Nice trails for walking the dog on. We didn't want to leave.
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August 25-28, 2017
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
This was the first time we stayed here, the staff was helpfully..great, the first site we where given had a slope that was to much for my RV leveling system, they assigned me another site that worked out great. Everything was nice and quite. Great place looking forward in returning.
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April 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Very close to Busch Gardens, nice large level site, I have a 40ft fifth wheel with 3 slides and had plenty of room on both sides.
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Dec 2 - 7, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Stayed here again during the first week of December 2016. We wanted to see the Grand Illumination in Williamsburg and do a little Christmas Shopping. As usual we got stuck in the Yankee Candle Mall. That didn't deter us for dining out. The wife followed up on meeting me at the Campground/RV Park the evening I checked in. Thank God we are from Richmond Virginia and that it only took an hour to get there. She left her ID Card at home on the table. Had to use my bike to peddle to the Main Gate and prove she was my spouse. Eventually, they let her in and I had to peddle my bike back to the RV Park. It was in the high 30s and my fingers were numb for quite a while after I got back to our RV. Not Funny. Earlier, I had stopped at a RV Center in Richmond and discovered that I didn't have my ID Card. I had left it at a storage facility on another military facility and that is where I lost my ID Card. Raced back to that location and no one had turned it in. Had to get a new ID Card. Luckily, the Pass and Tag office was still open. I was the last customer and they did not complain. So December 2nd did not start out all that well, but Cheatham Annex was so nice to get to. All my necessary paper work was waiting for me at the Main Gate. I had already had reservations for about two months and knew what site I was assigned. I always carry eight 2 X 10 X 12 inch treated boards for leveling the RV if necessary. I have automatic leveling at the push of a button, and the boards reduces the height the levelers have to go up to get the unit level. Actually, I have only discovered one pad that was really out of whack and always make sure that I did not ask for that spot again. It is easy to ask for the space one wants to use. The RV Park has never been full at any time of the year. Hunting season for deer has a few more spaces being used for the season, but never to the point of having to worry about being able to get in. Found out why the digital locks were placed on the bathroom doors. It appears that some adults let their kids go to them on their own and the bathrooms were trashed. I mean trashed. It is now possible to determine who is responsible for trashing the bathrooms. I usually, ask for spaces on the front row across from the bathrooms and I have noticed that the staff and or maintenance personnel clean those facilities at least one to two times daily. I guess depending of the use of any assigned bathroom. I believe no one can complain about the service at Cheatham. The NEX Service Station/Mini Mart carries a lot of supplies for campers and the almost Class 6 Store inside should meet anyone's alcoholic needs. The staff there are super friendly and goes out of their way to assist you. We have Verizon as our cellphone service and have not found any dead spots on Cheatham Annex. We carry a Verizon Upgrade Modem to ensure that we can use our Laptops and IPADS without worry of someone hacking our financial information. No problems yet. We will be back to the Best kept secret in the Navy. 
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10-12 February 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Awesome place! Very clean and spacious with woods all around. The best place to stay if visiting the Williamsburg/Jamestown/Yorktown area historic area. Definitely will return!
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27 April - 4 May 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
Great Famcamp.  W/E/S all solid.  Our 40' MH fit well in the assigned site. The campground was pretty empty during most of our stay, but nearly full over the weekend.  The Rec Office staff told me they stay pretty full after Memorial Day.  For those who don't have an RV, at both the new and the older areas they have pretty amazing "cabins" that go all the way up to five bedrooms if I remember correctly.  The Cheatham Annex recreational facility is wonderful, with pond/lake access, views of the York River, hiking trails, and a golf course.  We don't golf so can't address quality of the course.  We were here for Cheryl's William & Mary Reunion and the location is great for access to the college and the other Williamsburg attractions.  Two items kept me from rating the facilities higher.  1. Like so many Famcamps with concrete pads, many were horribly un-level. I don't understand why a base will spend a great deal of money for concrete pads and do such a poor job - you only need a 2 percent grade or a gentle crest in the middle to get the pad to drain.  2. WiFi is poorly set-up.  They use directional antennas which are pointed to the dozen cabins and away from the many RV sites.  Camp Host told me she had addressed it with the base, but did not know if any adjustments would be made.  As others have mentioned the campground is in mostly dead-zone for cell service.  We were able to use our AT&T phones for voice about half the time, but data strength signal was not there.  Mixed opinions on whether this is a good or bad thing :-)
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May 16 to May 21, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
As always, love coming here and found everything to be above reproach. The Staff are courteous and friendly. I for the most part did not have to use the restrooms, but did have the occasion to enter one of them and found them to be very clean. There is now a digital lock on the doors to them. This added security made it more comfortable to use. Nothing wrong prior to the locks being added, but a woman did tell me she liked the added security. Makes sense since all the mess going on around USA in regards to men having access to women's restrooms. I took to the use of one of the hiking trails close to the Dumpsters. It is not on their facility maps. I took if for the exercise. Unless you like challenges don't take it. The trail ended on one of the gravel roads next to Queen's Creek. I still had a couple of miles to get back to the paved roads. Not bad, but I will do the trail again the next time I'm staying there. There were benches placed every so often on the trail. My Walk Fit indicated I took 26,753 steps to complete the trail. Kings Creek RV Campground is still the Best kept secret in the U.S. Navy. 
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May 20, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Found the MWR staff very courteous and helpful the grounds were well maintained and we spent three relaxing nights there.  Definitely will be returning!
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18 May 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Great RV campground. We stay here often. My earlier reviews regarding poor GoWiFi signal strength have been solved by purchasing an external WiFi antenna and USB adapter ($29 from www.ccrane.com) Much cheaper over time than upgrading our Verizon JetPac. However, keep in mind GoWiFi is not secure so best to use a secure connection like the JetPac for banking, on-line transactions, etc. The installed cable TV system is analog. Unfortunately, the cable provider has switched to all Digital. The MWR staff says a fix may be a long time coming so if TV is important you'll need a satellite dish. However, Digital on-air antenna reception is good for several local channels (NBC) for local news & Weather.
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April 23-28, 2016
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Just got back home from another stay at King's Creek Campground. As always, I found everything just perfect. Excellent and willing service from the Staff. No problems with the GoWiFi service. Again we always travel with a Verizon Upgrade Modem. We also have a Verizon Jet Pack, but do not use it since purchasing the Modem last year. Clean restrooms/shower rooms. It did get a little nippy during a couple of nights. Its that time of year so we were ready for anything that may come up. We met up with friends from Florida who rented one of the cabins. They will be back. My wife and I will be returning next month for another stay. I've said this before, and will again. King's Creek is the best kept secret in the Navy. 
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2016
(Updated: March 05, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
This location is the best kept secret in the Navy. I was stationed here 30 years ago and was amazed at the change. From an Annex of the Norfolk Supply system to that of NWS Yorktown. The addition of cabins of all sizes and RV sites that meets everyone's needs. Hiking trails, wildlife of all types, the security upgrades and patrols of Navy Police makes one feel safe 24-7. I had almost forgotten about the sounding of colors twice daily. I still love to hear them. I have read several complaints of the location. The facilities located close by to where we were assigned, includes a rather large lounge were always warm, clean, and private. The laundry Room met our needs. Recommend that one brings there own supplies for doing laundry. If you forget, the Navy Exchange located at the Gas Station does sell such. Had a problem getting level the first time we were there, but the attendant at the Check-in Cabin told us to find a better spot and let them know which one we picked. Didn't know how to get our three televisions to work and another camper assisted us and everything worked just fine. Our WI-FI worked just fine. We always travel with the Verizon Upgrade Modem. Such device provides additional security of ones system whether using ones computer or texting messages. We don't do this because of King's Creek, but because of our need for security wherever we are located or means of travel. Had to leave during a stay covering New Years and the first week of January 2016, our third stay here, due to the unexpected drop in weather temps and wife's problems we had to leave three days early. We were advised that we were not to receive a refund for those three days. No argument from me. We called in a few weeks ago to make arrangement for another stay. I brought up the reason for forfeiture of all the remaining days in January. The young woman said to wait and she checked it out. I did advise her that if I had to cancel within 30 days of our visit date we would have to only forfeit the fees for the first day or $30 dollars. I received an email confirming my next stay and noticed I was accredited two days from my previous stay that I had to forfeit. I have found that the attendants will do their best to assist you with any problems you may encounter. No one can complain about the location regardless of the time of year. Colonial Parkway, is just outside the main gate, goes from Yorktown to Jamestown. Williamsburg is close by. Shopping, Colonial Williamsburg and shopping there is also available. Restaurants offer you anything you may want. If you can't find one to meet your desires,stay home. Head towards Norfolk and additional sites one may want to visit are along the way or at Norfolk's Waterside. There is no place else in this Country one can stay for $30 a day and do so much, see so much history, or just relax and enjoy nature.  I have use King's Creek on three occasions and have to say I have to rate the Park as 5s for each stay. Again, it is the Best kept secret in the U.S. Navy.
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January 17, 2016
(Updated: February 20, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
We have camped here often. The much hyped Navy MWR GoWiFi over the past year has gone from poor, to bad to non-existent. MWR has had plenty of time to fix the system and have so far failed to do so. although it is the off season the campground appears unnecessarily shabby. If you come to visit and need internet service make arrangements with a commercial wifi service such as Verizon or a satellite service. Cheatham Annex has become an increasingly disappointing RVing experience. UPDATE: Initially when we arrived there was no Go-WiFi signal at our site which generated my earlier unfavorable review. I'm not going to "Walk Back" that review because when I asked about the lack of WiFi at the MWR office I was told (politely) that  MWR at Cheatham had no control over WiFi problems or availability. If I was having problems I needed to call Navy Go-WiFi Tech support (888-339-7150). My impression was MWR Cheatham had washed their hands of the park's WiFi system. Go-WiFi Tech support was very helpful and patient as we worked through the issue. It turned out there are two WiFi broadcast antennas at either end of the RV park. According to Tech Support they were both functioning normally. However, despite the fact our spot was only a couple of hundred feet from one of them the 5th wheeler in the adjacent slot was totally blocking the signal and the signal from the transponder at the other end of the park was too weak to log on. Recommended solution was to relocate. Instead I purchased a NEATGEAR high Gain WiFi antenna for my laptop. That improved the weaker signal and allowed me to log on. This is a long story but if you intend to camp at Cheatham and need reliable Go-WiFi try to get a site where you have line of sight to Bldg 599 (community center/laundry/showers.) The other WiFi broadcast appears to be located at the other end of the RV park near the dump station. 
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Dec 30 2015 thru Jan 4 2016
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
Rates have been raised to $30/night. The wifi worked only very occasionally and routinely dropped off-line. Very frustrating. Had to buy an $35 upgrade data package for our Verizon JetPack in order to check emails and use the internet.
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December 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
Just finished two separate visits within 3 weeks. We live less than 2 hours away so this is a nice 'reliable' place to spend a weekend. We don't find the rates expensive compared to the other sites in the area.  We enjoy going to Yorktown and Williamsburg and learning more history of the area.  First,  the cleanliness of the bathhouse is not consistent...during our first visit the showers had a lot of mold and not regularly cleaned. During our second visit, it appears the cleaning crew came through and did a thorough job, including some nice xtras like bath mats and towel hooks! Oh, and the heat was turned on, a nice touch on a 38 degree morning!! The Wi-Fi did not work either visit and the staff did admit some on-going problems with the system. I think since it is the off-season, the urgency of cleaning and upkeep drops off. During the first visit there were only about 15-20 rigs and during our last stay there were 8 including our 2 and four of the rigs were obviously long term residents.  The staff was very friendly and helpful. 
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