James River State Park

State Park

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104 Green Hill Dr. Gladstone, VA 24553 434-933-4355 Reservations: 800-933-7275 Official Website

GPS: 37.6238, -78.7993

Last Price Paid: $35
Number of Sites: 40
Reservations: Yes
Open Seasonally: March - early-Dec.
Elevation: 572 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
0bars
AT&T
2bars
Sprint 3G
Thumb sharon wayne clipper 2019
artrageous
VA Coachmen Clipper 17FQ
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 16

artrageous would stay here again

“Beautiful state park!”

Reviewed Jul 16, 2019

Overall Rating

We've done a lot of day trips to James River State Park and finally had the opportunity to camp July 11-13, 2019.

We were able to check in early and chose a site with partial shade close to the bathhouse.

Everyone was very helpful and accommodating, and even though I didn't have (AT&T) cell service at our campsite (we had limited service on our Sprint phone), there's Wi-Fi available at the visitor's center that I was able to connect to. (The center closes at 4 pm, so if you need to check in, do so during the day!)

Our site was huge and level, and it was nice to be out in the middle of nowhere and have water and electric service.

We checked at the canoe livery about renting tubes, but since the river was running fast they couldn't rent them (liability issues?) Lots of other folks who'd brought their own tubes were out on the water.

For more information, you can check my blog post about our experience:
http://www.art-rageous.net/artrageousblog/?p=4374

Only thing really missing was a good place to swim, given that it was incredibly hot and humid when we were there. Having a beach area along the river or a pool would have been perfect!

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
0bars
AT&T
2bars
Sprint 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


1 review
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 19

Gil Frey would stay here again

“Great for Kayaking, Canoeing and Floats”

Reviewed Aug 02, 2015

Overall Rating

Just finished five days camping at James River SP. Big draw is the river. Can do a two hour kayaking/float trip without leaving the park.

Campground is small for sites with water/electric (I believe about 28 sites) so fills up quickly especially on weekends. There is also a nice equestrian campground and plenty of trails.

Restrooms/showers in campground were very nice and clean. Daily service was better than most VA parks.

Cabins for non-campers were close to the campground and very nice (we had two families in cabins).

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • general store
  • group sites
  • laundry
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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