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Blackwater Birds and Bees

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents101 acres · Zuni, VA
Come visit the farm and stay with us! We have primitive tent camping, RV sites, and a cozy little cabin. Blackwater Birds and Bees is a developing farm that started in 2016. If you're looking for privacy, you won't find a better place in Southeastern Virginia. It's over 100 acres on the Blackwater River with access to over 2 miles of waterfront without leaving the property. The river is much like a cypress swamp with large channels running through the middle and it creates a perfect environment for all kinds of spectacular wildlife. We have kayaks and canoes available for campers to use for free and a Jon boat with trolling motor available for rent. Fishing is permitted in our large pond and on the river. The farm currently features an apiary, vegetable garden, blueberry bushes, and animals including ducks, chickens, geese, and goats. The cabin features a full-size bed complete with linens/bedding as well as a sleeping loft for 2 additional guests. While the cabin does not have electricity or plumbing, it does have battery operated lights and an outhouse with flush toilet on site for the convenience of cabin guests. We have a farm shop stocked with local products, camping essentials, fishing gear, and much more! *If you are bringing a large camper or RV please pick site #3 or site #2.*Site #4 is about 75 yards into the woods away from the parking space.* Check us out on Instagram @blackwater_birds_and_bees
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Peace Hill Farm

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Charles City, VA
Peace Hill Farm is a working family farm with home-produced meat, crops, and wool: we raise Angora goats, Leicester Longwool and Merino sheep, miniature Holstein cows, draft horses, Mangalitsa pigs, ducks, and chickens. We sell raw fleeces, rovings, and a whole range of colorful farm-produced yarns. In the summer, we have pick-your-own orchard fruits. Our farm store carries a full range of farm products plus selected arts and crafts made by local artisans. We offer afternoon teas and dinners along with a full range of hand-selected wines. Farm tours run year-round.
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The Guinea Farm, Field, and Forest

4 sites · Lodging, Tents18 acres · Diggs, VA
The Guinea farm is 18 acres of feild and forest on the rural middle pennensula. Only 1 mile from 2 separate secluded beaches and a boat launch. There is verly little traffic or light polution here, nature is at your fingertips. Come visit the farm and experience agrotourism at it's finest. Pick your own veggies in the community garden and meet the Guinea fowl! Enjoy the windernes and learn about the local ecosystem here on the middle pennensula. There are 3 sites spaced out across the 18 acres set apart for privacy. Wisteria is a primative site closer to the entrance gate. Trilogy is a suspended tree tent in the pines 700' beyond that and seperated by dense forest. Stargazer Tiny cabin is an offgrid rustic camping cabin on the back side of the property. Each site is surronded by several acres of forest and close to the edge of a large feild. There are romaing guinea fowl that may come make a very loud appearance as they canvas the property eating bugs. Deer, Turkeys, Bald Eagles, foxes, and other wildlife are common guests also. Mid-summer is what I call frog season, Tree frogs are abundant and provide a wonderful soundtrack. There are free to use bicycles, an axe throwing board, and cornhole boards available. 4 miles from shopping and dining in Mathews Virginia, 15 miles to Gwynn Island. Gwynn's Island is an island located in the Chesapeake Bay off of Virginia's Middle Peninsula. The island is located in the northeast part of Mathews County, south of the mouth of the Piankatank River. It is connected to the rest of the county by a swing bridge over Milford Haven.
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Solitude at Thornton Farm

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents120 acres · Wakefield, VA
Peace and quiet equals “Solitude at my farm. I’m just like you. I want to camp at a quiet place in the country where it’s plenty of acres and no houses to look at and a clean bathroom and shower. Well it’s here. I’m Located in Wakefield Virginia. If you’re traveling to Virginia Beach I’m one hour away. From my farm there is a free ferry in Scotland where the ferry departs to Williamsburg just 30 minutes. At my farm I have 5 sites for tent/camping so it’s spaced appropriately apart I have 2 Rv sites totally away for their privacy and a new mini house also properly spaced away. All have a clean picnic table and a fire pit. 100 feet away you’ll find that clean bathroom, shower and a wash station for hygiene. You’ll see the love I put into this and because I love it and my prior guests love it, which means it may be right for you also. In the town of Wakefield you’ll find gas stations, dollar stores, a Value food market and if you want (to go) food we have that also. Plus it’s home to The Virginia Diner. Amenities include toilet access, a shower, trash disposal, picnic tables, and potable water. Pets are allowed, as are campfires.
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Drewry Blueberry Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents400 acres · Wakefield, VA
We live on a diversified farm with hogs, chickens, guineas, five dogs, cattle, a donkey, milk cows... with a blueberry and grape orchard for u-pick customers. Our farm contains about 400 acres of fields, woodlands, our home and an 18th century home that we restored for nightly rentals. It is quiet here with night skies where you can actually see the stars. Yet we are only 18 miles from the Jamestown Ferry and Colonial Williamsburg and more.
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City Camp on Reedy Creek

2 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Richmond, VA
Learn more about this land: Come take a load off at this forested Richmond retreat overlooking Reedy Creek. Set up a tent, car camp, or bring your small trailer to one of two sites on a unique property backed up to 20+ acres of woods. Imagine a hidden gem where you can relax to the sounds of rushing water and chirping birds, but can walk or bike to coffee shops, breweries, restaurants, parks or the river. If you are coming into Richmond for a Brown's Island event we are a five minute Uber to an access point using the Potterfield walking bridge (it's a beautiful walk across the James River to the island). Each campsite includes 3 level spots to pitch tents (see dimensions below), and a connected space to park one car, van or small trailer. The large parking space can be used as a fourth tent footprint if needed. There are additional parking spaces. Each site has a fire pit (with firewood on site), a grate to grill over the fire, a picnic table, and a hammock. There is a shared outbuilding with a composting toilet, hand washing sink, outdoor shower (solar warmed), and space to change privately.  Campsite W ~  Tent footprints: 1) 10' x 12' 2) 10' x 13' 3) 9' x 10' Campsite E ~ Tent footprints: 1) 15'x16' 2) 10' x 15' 3) 9' x 10' **Pricing is based on groups of up to four adults or two adults with children. For groups of five to seven adults there is an additional charge of $10 person per day. For groups of eight or more we suggest you reserve both sites and have the entire camp to yourselves. Campsites W and E are about 80' apart. Both are around 100' to the creek. The spots can accommodate a total length (towing vehicle plus trailer) of up to 35 ft. There is an outdoor spigot with potable water and hoses for clean up. The woodlands and creek adjacent to the campsites have trails that are accessible to the public. You and your furry friends are welcome to use these paths, but know that others may be using them too. Richmond has so much to offer and we are just a hop, skip, and a jump to many wonderful attractions - kayak or sunbathe on the James River, walk or bike on trails around the city, rock climb, dine, imbibe. PLEASE NOTE* These sites are on a private property with a house that is visible to campers, but we give our guests complete privacy and don't plan to interact unless you need something from us. While you are on a 2 acre property backed up to a 20 acre wooded area, we are still in the middle of the city and you will hear city sounds. This is a safe space. We do not discriminate based on anything that makes you...you.
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Lightwood Forest

1 site · Lodging110 acres · Spring Grove, VA
Lightwood Forest is an ancient forest of mixed beech, oak, poplar, and other hardwoods in rural Surry County, Virginia, and is some of the earliest settled land in English North America. The stream that runs through Lightwood Forest was the original southern border of the land given by Chief Powhatan to his daughter Pocahontas, and her husband John Rolfe, as a wedding gift. Their son Thomas's house was somewhere on the property or in a neighboring field. The forest is magnificent, and is an example of a rapidly dwindling ecosystem in Tidewater Virginia. There are many possible camping sites on the 110 acres. On the property stands Lightwood House, the 18th-century home of a Revolutionary War soldier and his family. The house is available for overnight stays, or as a central meeting place for campers and guests. The property is only rented to one party at a time, with exclusive use of the entire estate. The house can be viewed as a sort of time machine, but with all modern comforts and necessities. Lightwood provides lovers of history and nature the opportunity to enjoy both--either as campers or house guests. This unique house and property offers visitors a rare opportunity to escape the twenty-first century and venture into a haven of peace, quiet and solitude. Learn more about this land: Within the expansive and protected boundaries of Lightwood Forest,  many delightful and secluded camping sites can be found. Choose between green meadows or woodland settings with ancient majestic oaks, stately poplars or silvery beeches and sycamores as your nearest neighbors. A well-trodden walking trail, over two miles long, meanders through this, your very own Hundred Acre Wood. Up hills and down ravines, along ancient cart paths and road beds, wander at your own pace through this beautiful forest, watching all the while for, and sharing your space with, Lightwood's very own forest denizens.  Who might that be, you ask? Well, look for quite the array of bird species including woodpeckers and owls, hawks and wild turkeys, ravens and crows.  Be on the lookout for woodland tortoises and turtles as well as raccoons and possums, who all live within the protected boundaries of Lightwood Forest. You may not see them during the day, but if you look closely on the little sandy beaches that line the mossy banks of the streams that run through the property, you'll see their tiny paw prints, letting you know they were there, drinking at leisure from the clear, clean water of their protected forest home. In the depth of winter, a house on neighboring property can be glimpsed at a distance through the woods, but other than that camping sites deep within Lightwood Forest are completely secluded from any sign of civilization.  The cozy and comfortable historic eighteenth-century house sleeps up to ten guests as well as up to two doggy friends. All modern conveniences are available including WIFI, a six-foot jetted tub and walk-in marble shower in an expansive downstairs bathroom.  Lightwood Forest is a land steeped in history. The main stream that traverses the property marked the southern boundary of the wedding gift given by Wahunsonacock, alias Chief Powhatan, upon the marriage of his favorite child, Pocahontas, to John Rolfe, in 1614. While the property seems far from civilization, the small town of Surry is only 1.5 miles away. Additionally, a short ferry ride away, across the mighty James River, are the nationally renowned historic museums of Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Historic Jamestowne. All lie along the beautiful, scenic Colonial Parkway.  Lightwood is the perfect retreat for lovers of both history and nature as well as for souls in search of peace, quiet and solitude.
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Sharp's Island

1 site · Tent1 acre · Richmond, VA
Sharp's Island is so named because the Sharp family of Richmond owned it as far back as the 1850s. The old brick foundation you see in the pictures is all that remains of a house that was built on the island in 1895 and stood for 75 years! We consider ourselves stewards of an amazing historic, ecological, geologic, and recreational asset, and we had love to have you add your own story to this island's long history! NOTE: The parking situation has changed due to construction! The parking information in the pictures is not correct (but Hipcamp won't let me delete them). Contact Andy at 804-212-6639 for parking instructions. You have to get to Sharp's Island on your own, but we can rent you a canoe or kayak (it's super easy). Learn more about this land: One-of-a-kind really only begins to describe 1-acre Sharp's Island! For starters, this is the only legal camping option in the city of Richmond. You read that correctly. This is your own private island, and it's right in the heart of downtown RVA! The Piedmont meets the Coastal Plain right here at Sharp's Island. That makes for amazing fishing, especially during the spring shad and striper runs.  Some other incredible things about camping at Sharp's Island: You can motor up to it from Ancarrow's Landing, canoe over from the trail just below Mayo Bridge, or make this the destination for your downriver raft/kayak trip; at summer river levels there are literally dozens of great swimming holes along the banks (we can sell you tubes for lounging); choose your own campsite: sandy beach or forested interior; Fire pit ready and waiting for you. And lots more!
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Cornerstone Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Claremont, VA
If you are looking for a secluded, quiet camping experience, these remote sites are exactly what you are looking for. Located on over 100 acres of forest and working farm. Just down the road from historic Smithfield, Surry, Jamestown, and a ferry across to Williamsburg. Enjoy the peaceful quiet of camping on the farm. The wild blackberries are coming into season and the nightly fire fly show is amazing.
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Wren’s Nest on Jackson Creek

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Deltaville, VA
Private 4-acre peninsula on Jackson Creek offers peaceful Chesapeake Bay experience. Large, level field provides plenty of campsite options and easy setup for RVs. Waterfront is gently sloped, creating a natural launch for small watercraft. Numerous marinas, boat ramps, dining, & shopping
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Serenity cove

2 sites · RVs7 acres · White Stone, VA
Enjoy the natural serenity of this hideaway on the shores of the historic Antipoison Creek (so named by Capt John Smith), minutes to the Chesapeake Bay by boat or car. The area offers boating, fishing, and an abundance of wildlife (deer, turkeys, waterfowl, bald eagles, osprey. otters and more). Bring your boat and moor at our dock. Property owners reside full-time on this property in a newly constructed home.
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Waterfront Tiny House

11 sites · Lodging, Tents5 acres · Chester, VA
Arrive by wheels or water and prepare yourself for delight! Once home to native tribes, Pocahontas' great grandson is buried nearby and "the spot" where Capt. John Smith was saved by Pocahontas is less than a mile away. Later, the property was deeded as Cobb's plantation and saw action as a civil war river lookout. Walthall creek is the old channel, that once carried supplies to soldiers and supported a school for the blind. Now, a quiet passage for kayaks and recreational boats it is a retreat you will certainly revisit! We are nestled on 5 acres neighbored by a 177 acre park (with thick woods and miles of trails) and a few good-hearted neighbors. Just steps away from your abode is a grand dock loaded with a tiki bar, grill, and an endless waterway! Seasonal garden veggies, herbs, eggs and lots of southern warmth await you! Bring your boat, bike, kayak, fishing rod, floaty, some delish eats and you are all set! There is even an Art studio for the creative in you!
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Camping near Williamsburg guide

Overview

Famous for its historical importance, Williamsburg sits high on the Virginia Peninsula between James River and York River. Campers spend days experiencing stories of daily life of the early English colonists, Revolutionary War military and militia practices, and can see where America’s founders lived, wrote, worked, and legislated. Being a coastal area, Williamsburg’s natural estuaries, marshes, woodlands, and coastline host a breadth of campsites like RV sites in state parks, primitive campsites where soldiers once camped, or cabins that once housed barracks. Enjoy opportunities to fish, swim, boat, and hike in lush parks like York River State Park or Chippokes State Park, and become immersed in the past at Colonial National Historical Park.

Where to go

York River State Park

York River State Park is a day-use park situated around the York River estuary, where salty seawater and fresh river water meet to create unique landscapes of mashes and woodlands. Though there’s no camping in the park, nearby options range from tent camping and RV campsites with potable water, electrical hookups, and composting facilities, to cabin rentals with fire rings and grills. Some sites offer wifi if needed. Back in the park, campers can hike and mountain bike trails or bring horses to ride on designated trails. With the proper license, campers can fish on the shore, from docks, or from canoes, kayaks, or paddle boats rented nearby. Of special interest are the moonlight canoe tours in the park, where campers are led through the marshes during clear nights when the moon shines.

Chippokes State Park

Chippokes State Park has opportunities for hiking, fishing, and non-motorized boating along pristine waters, and equestrian trails with designated water-equipped horse-trailer parking—campers will want to bring along each horse’s negative Coggins report. Campers staying inside the park have access to tent and RV campsites, both primitive and sites with water and electrical hookups. Some RVers will be able to reserve longer paved pads and pull-through sites. Each site comes with a fire ring with firewood for sale in the park. One-, two-, and three-bedroom cabin rentals equipped with heating and AC, a stocked kitchen, ADA-accessible entrances and bathrooms, and a variety of bed sizes are also available. If visiting between March and December, stay at a modern yurt tucked into shaded woods with a deck and patio table, plus fire rings with cooking grates.

Colonial National Historical Park

Pet- and family-friendly RV, tent, and cabin campsites nearby make it easy to explore Colonial Williamsburg, a popular tourist site, to learn about the beginnings of the United States. Campsites with electrical hookups, potable water, and fire rings and grills serve as home base for a day of touring the royal governor's palace, gaining a deeper understanding of the country’s foundations, and exploring art museums full of colonial art. Recreationists preserve and interpret the significant history of sites like the original Jamestown colony or revolution-era Yorktown. Bring your own tent or RV, or stay at campsites with family-sized tents suspended from the trees.

When to go

With parks and attractions open year-round, Williamsburg’s popularity remains consistent. Summer temps in the 80s are perfect for spending time in and on the water, but campers might consider a fall trip, where leaves changing colors add to the mystery and beauty of colonial recreations. Mild temperatures and low humidity result in days getting no hotter than 70°F in September and October, with 50°F nights allowing for comfortable camping outdoors in tents or on sleeping pads out under the stars.

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