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Chesapeake Bay Camp Resort / Smith Island

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5 reviews

n scenic harbor at entry to the Chesapeake Bay. Shaded sites, crabbing pier, canoe rentals, public fishing pier nearby. Bike tour, free river ferry & byway. Hike to beach at Hughlett Point Nature Preserve, day cruises and quaint fishing village on Smith Island. Sightseeing cruise (reservations required). Modem, swimming, boating, fishing, mini-golf, playground, pavilion, hiking, gameroom, laundry, store, pets accepted, marina, boat ramp, access to Chesapeake Bay.



Email: chesbayrvpark@rivnet.net

Phone: 804-453-3430

Fax: 804-453-4051

Camping Season: Apr. 1 - Nov. 10


Amenities

  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi

Directions

From US 17, Tappahannock, east on US 360 to Lilian, then NE 2 mi. on Sunnybank Rd.



Weather

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Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late. High 54F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 49F. Winds light and variable.
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A mainly sunny sky. High 42F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Sunday 12/11/2016 20%
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A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 49F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.


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Reviews

  • TCH
  • Member Since: November 20, 2012
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August 22, 2010

We're a group of 4 couples in Class A RVs who travel together. 8/21/10 we heard about Tangiers Island cruise so we decided to try it. It was full but the AUG, 2010 Rivah magazine showed this cruise line so we decided to check it out, as well as the campground. The lady in the ofc. was the rudest, most hateful person you can imagine. She seemed ticked that my husband asked about the Smith Island boat & said she'd taken their ads out of all papers etc.. This obviously wasn't true. She said since she was 2nd choice for cruising anyway, she didn't feel sorry for us missing the Tangiers cruise. We didn't ask for her pity, only if her ship was running. With her bad attitude, my husband didn't even ask about camping. We camp all over the US and have never been treated so rude.

  • bsmiths
  • Member Since: November 20, 2012
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Avoid this place

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July 13, 2010

They advertise cruise to Smith Island, cancelled on us at last minute - engine troubles - yeah right!. Everything is additional cost. $5 extra for site to view dish tv. Then a $5 box rental fee to connect. If you arrive before daily check in time, there is a $15 fee for early check in. Bathrooms have cobwebs in the sinks, grounds need attention badly. Hosts attitude is "you can't please everyone". Saturday night ice cream sundae event, after you got your ice cream, they asked for $5. Avoid this campground. In mid-July, when it should be busy with vacationing families, there were only 4 campsites occupied the morning we left.

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August 10, 2009

We visited this campground on the weekend of August 8th(Sat.) for a tour just to see what amenities it has. My husband and I like to preview campgrounds, in person, to get first hand knowledge before staying. The gentleman working in the Camp Store was very rude and refused to allow us to take a tour or to escort us. He said the campground was too busy and crowded on the weekend, that he was not escorting us on a tour! This man stated to come back during a weekday when it wasn't so crowded. Who visits campgrounds during the weekdays just to take a tour, to make certain what one sees on the website is what the campground has to offer? Not much of a public servant.

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This place is terrible

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July 3, 2008

The staff here is absolutely rude, unfriendly, and thinks everything you say is wrong or directed to disrespect them when that is the last thing meant. The grounds itself has been let go, is run down, and dirty. Its sad because with the Bay it could be a great place. I strongly recommend you research other places and forget you ever heard of this one. All in all not military friendly, customer friendly, dirty, overpriced for what they offer, and a complete waste of what should be a great weekend.

  • janyan
  • Member Since: November 20, 2012
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The most worn-out KOA

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July 18, 2006

This KOA is in a wonderfully rural location on the Chesapeake Bay. However, it sadly is the most tired looking KOA we have ever stayed at. It has definately seen better days and appears to be a shell of the fun that was once had there. The pool deck and tiles are crumbling. The minature golf course is sunbleached and dated. The playground does have a freshly dumped pile of sand surrounded by mostly worn playground equipment. Landscaping is either nonexistent or overgrown----certainly not what you would expect at a KOA! The owner and her son seem to be overwhelmed with managing the place. The game room looked like it had never been swept and there were cobwebs in the corners--Yuk! The son(40ish) is very unfriendly(almost creepy) and just acts like he is misreable being there and has the personality of a dishrag. You get the real impression from them that they are barely making it and every nickel counts---kinda depressing to be there given the overall condition of the place. There are no real organized activities for the kids like there are at the other KOAs. The bugs in July were almost unbearable. We did enjoy walking on the piers and watching the kids catch crabs. I am just really surprised that KOA lends its name to this place.

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