First things first, if you don't like trains, please stay outside of Williamsburg. The commuter trains run every 3 or 4 hours and then you get a couple big freight trains at night. Big enough to gently rock my 40 foot coach parked about 50 yards away. They don't blow their horns as they go by, but they will sound them about a half a mile or so down the track. If you have your A/C or a Fan going, you probably wouldn't even hear them, but instead feel the gentle rumble as they go by. If it was my campground, I wouldn't offer tent sites and use that area for something else.
Now the good stuff. The campground is easy to get to. The sites are back and I didn't see anyone have any trouble since there is plenty of space between sites, just remember to look up at trees and awnings. I was able to get satellite tv, but I don't know how, maybe a small opening between tree branches. I used my verizon card for internet because 4g is pretty solid, but not the blazing speed that you get in the big cities. Their internet, was usable for e-mail if you are patient, but not much else. I wish campgrounds would understand that this is one of the most important amenities that they can offer. If you have a big rig, you will drive past the sites that you will most likely be parking in when you pull up to the registration sign. I didn't pull all the way up to the register and was spared the lap around the park or the long back up to get to my site.
The people here were great. I met 3 different ladies during the 5 days there. I enjoyed talking to them all. There is a superb 2.5 mile (5 miles round trip) bike riding or jogging path just 200 yards down the road (west). I used this daily. Along the path, there is a park and reservoir where you can rent boat. You are surrounded by beautiful trees. Each site has a fire pit and a picnic table. There are 3 small playgrounds for the kids. The pool was closed for the fall/winter, but looked nice. The game room had air hockey, pool tables, and miscellaneous video games that all worked. The laundry facility has 4 washers and 4 dryers. It was clean and I didn't have any trouble getting my laundry done. The store has a great selection of things that you didn't realize you would need and miscellaneous rv supplies.
The train did not bother me, but I would occasionally smirk as I remembered the movie, "My Cousin Vinny" and the train in that movie. I would and will definitely camp here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Celebrating 61 Years & Millions of Memories! One of the highest rated campgrounds in the U.S.A and Canada!2015 RATINGS: Facilities: 10.0 - Restrooms: 10.0 - Appeal: 9.0. We have improved our rating for the fourth year in a row! Williamsburg's Only Campground with shuttle services to the major local attractions, finest restaurants, and trendy shopping! Williamsburg's Absolute Closest Campground to all of the local attractions! Offering: Local Area Expertise, Superior Customer Service, First-Class Utilities, Best WIFI, 50 Amp Electrical Service, Revamped Cable Television, Discounted Attraction Tickets, Free Public Access Computer, General Store, Swimming Pool, Three Playgrounds, Arcade, Basketball, Horseshoes, Paved Roads, and Williamsburg's Best Rental Cottages. ... more less
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