This is a great place to stop off on the way north or south. There seems to be some discrepancy on the price. It is listed as $35, last year we paid $20 and when I questioned the price on the phone this year I was told $25. No matter, it's still a great park to stop at. The elk are awesome to watch. The PX, although very small, has the necessities and friendly staff. The only concern I have is that someday this park will get to be too popular and we won't have a place to stay on the way through this area. When coming through the gate, some guards are very friendly and then you might get the one who wants to inspect your rig inside and out and to do that he wants all your animals out, two dogs three cats, thats not going to happen. Otherwise, as I said, this is a great place to stop for a night or a week or whatever.
The cost for this park is only $20 and not $35 as stated above. When you come into the back gate, go straight about 1/2 mile. You will see a huge anchor on the left and a fighter jet on the right. Slow down and the park is after the storage lot on the left. Spaces 1 and 2 are smaller back in spots. 3 and 4 are longer back ins. 5 and 6 are very long pull thru. We are 69' and fit nicely in #3. I would have rated it with straight 5's, but the absence of sewer is a issue for those of us that don't want to mess with dumping. There is a dump station conveniently located next to the park. We will defiantly stay here again if we are in the area. Office staff is helpful but not located near the park. Really nice walking/bike path that runs pass the park.
Overnight stay heading north. Reservation process went well, with a call back. Quiet campground, as others have said. Lots of standing water after several days of rain, but sites are raised gravel. Recommend, especially if you're looking for something convenient and inexpensive.
Great campground and ammenitites. Everything was in great shape and all the camp sites are upgraded to 50 amp. Grounds are mowed and well taken care of. We camped in the older section and loved it. Spaces have plenty of distance between neighbors except for the double sites. Whole campground has upgraded to a new wifi that is excellent. I can't believe I'd ever say that about military campground wifi but the Navy broke the code on it. They do it right at this campground. Love this place. The new office person (Angela) is excellent. She called the day we were to arrive just to make sure our plans had not changed. What a refreshing difference from most other campgrounds. She is great. They offer daily, weekly and monthly rates which is fantastic. We will stay here again.
This is a jewel. Very quiet, easy access, people all over the base are very nice. Called and made reservation. Got in, picked a spot then called to say we were here and what spot we had taken. Asked about getting small portable grill inspected and where to take it. Woman said just wait and I'll send someone over. FD Rep came over and said, there is no need to have it inspected. There is a misconception by MET to get things inspected. You can grill, use the fire pit, etc, no problem. $20's is not high, just paid $42 at VA state park with no available OTA (got out here), avg cell service, (full bars LTE here) not close to much (dntwn Richmond just minutes away). All for 1/2 the cost of a state park. Very quiet, did I mention that!?! Small convenience store, no diesel on base but easily obtained off base. Sorta strange dump setup but perfectly adequate. Definitely will stay here again.
Our first visit to this location. Overall it was good. When coming on post in your RV follow the directions, they work. When approaching the gate, it splits for auto/commercial and truck. We used the commercial lane as it was not clear which gate an RV or bus should use. The security guard informed us that we should have used the other one, but it was better to use this one as it is wider. He checked our ID and directed us to the RV sites. They are only 1/2 mile from the gate, on the left. It is located just beyond the RV/boat storage areas. Our check-in consisted of calling the same number we made reservations at. Our check-out was the same. We pulled in, picked a site and made the call. No problems. There is a very small shoppette with snack items and alcohol. There is a gas station on base. There are fire pits and extinguishers on site for grilling. Your grill must be inspected before use, so don't plan on using it. No sewer hookups but a dump station is close by. The sites were deep gravel which is not level, so you will want to use some jack pads. There are no facilities, but we knew that. It makes a great place visit the Richmond area. They do have a gym, which we did not use. The base becomes a ghost town after duty hours.
F.O. left this review using the Directory software: - Registration/payment for each night is at the Fitness Center which is on the left in the main building. You cannot take your trailer/RV to this location as there is no place to park or turn around. We dropped our trailer at the camp site and then registered. Great folks at the Rec Center. Camp ground is elec and water only. No bath/laundry facilities. All sites are crushed gravel vice cement pads. Dump site is between the two RV storage areas and easy to get too and use. Express Mart and gas station have limited hours so do not depend on these services on post. Easy access to Richmond, Chester, Petersburg and surrounding areas.
This is our second time here. I found out there is a small gas station on the installation and a shopette. Additionally there was an enclosure that had elk in it. The animals are well cared for and very beautiful. In the same area there's a nice park, picnic area and a playground for the kiddies. The camping area may be sparse, but the installation is well kept and seems to be a well kept secret. We will hopefully come here again!
Enjoying This Site?
I hope you're enjoying and finding this site useful.
This site isn't sponsored or paid for by the Department of Defense. This site is 100% operated by a private individual, proudly retired from the U.S. Air Force. The operation and growth of this website depends on the support of it's users.
Your support for the operation of this website is greatly appreciated.