Hipcamp host James R.,
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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 110 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
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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 110 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 10 acre pond and on the river. The farm currently features an apiary, a peach orchard, vegetable garden, blueberry bushes, and animals including ducks, chickens, geese, and goats. *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. * Site #3 has an available alternative site for anyone who would prefer to be unseen from the path. Firewood is available. $10/bundle. We are now offering beekeeping classes and edible wild plant tours for guests! Check us out on Instagram @blackwater_birds_and_bees
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
5 sites
Up to 9 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 32ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send James a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out

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A generous portion of dry firewood.

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Goods

Fresh Herbs From The Farm

Fresh picked for you when you arrive! A mix of oregano, rosemary, sage, peppe...Read more

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Blackwater Birds and Bees T-Shirts

NEW! Black Tees with white lettering sizes S-XL

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Experience

Edible Wild Plants Tour

Mike Rasnake has over 40 years experience leading foraging groups and can hel...Read more

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Rental

14’ Jon Boat/ Trolling motor

Perfect sized boat for our pond! Holds 3-4 people comfortably. Comes with an ...Read more

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Bass, crappie, pickerel, bream and a few other freshwater species are regularly caught in the pond. All of those fish can be fo...Read more

Paddling

We have two canoes, four kayaks, and two John boats available for use by guests.

Swimming

The river has a few sandy areas that a good for swimming.

Wildlife watching

Whether you'd like to see Birds, mammals, reptiles or amphibians, we have just about every species that's native to this area.

Biking
Boating

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Blackwater Birds and Bees in Virginia.

Forest

Zuni is part of the ancient shoreline that started here and ended in Texas. For that reason, our soil is almost pure sand. For ...Read more

Lake

Great for fishing from the shore or from a boat.

River, stream, or creek

The Blackwater is designated a scenic river by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Swimming hole

Conditions for swimming in the river can vary based on the water level.

Wetlands

At one end of our pond we have created a bog and introduced native carnivorous pitcher plants and a variety of other native wet...Read more

Farm

Fruit trees, blueberry bushes, vegetables, birds, bees, and goats

Driveway

The entrance is just under one mile off of the paved road on the right.

Field
Ranch

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Hipcamper Sonata

Thanksgiving weekend fun!

Sonata H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
December 1st, 2021

Another fantastic time at Blackwater Birds and Bees! It was a great and simple Thanksgiving and once again, our toddler enjoyed playing with all the animals! The campsite is perfect for our camper van and we will be back for sure!

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Hipcamper Greg

Weekend getaway

Greg F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
November 28th, 2021

Black water Birds and Bees is a fantastic place to camp. The campsites are tucked away and some even by a lake. James and his family are very welcoming and make sure you stay will be nice. We will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Jackson
Jackson D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
November 27th, 2021

Blackwater birds and bees was quite a beautiful stay. The owners are very accommodating and friendly keep the sites very clean and the views are enjoyable for humans and dogs alike. I'll definitely be coming back to enjoy another night of camping I would recommend anyone do the same.

Hipcamper Noah
Noah W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
November 22nd, 2021

Third time staying there. Really love the place.

Hipcamper Dan

Perfect getaway spot!

Dan G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
November 21st, 2021

This is the PERFECT place if you’re looking to have a fun, private, camping experience. I took my 5 year old for his first camping trip and we had so much fun. We took the boats out, walked the trail, had a fire, and laughed until bed time. Phillis greeted us and showed us directly to our sight and gave me detailed information on the area. The fire wood bundle was perfect for us. We had a fire going from about 4:30 until 10:30 and stayed plenty warm (it got down to about 35). Great place that I fully intend on using in the future with a larger group! Thank you very much!!

Plenty of room for a 6 person tent, full sized pick up truck, room to hang out, and plenty of space to add more tents and people. (Site 3)Cook pit at the sight, near the fire ring. Blackwater Birds and Bees
Hipcamper Ryan

Relaxing and peaceful

Ryan N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 17th, 2021

I have stayed at Blackwater Birds and Bees a few times. It is relaxing and peaceful. For me the fishing is my favorite part along with walking around. My family enjoys the farm animals and great scenery. I will always recommend camping here to my friends or anyone. They also have a little shop there in cause you forgot your smores ingredients along with other great items like fresh honey, homemade wine, and even some games. James is a great host and everyone is very friendly. Thank you for allowing us to make some more great memories while staying at your campsite.

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Hipcamper Randy

Perfect getaway

Randy C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
November 16th, 2021

Perfect getaway, wonderful host. This is my go to place in Hampton Roads.

Hipcamper Sarah

Loved it!

Sarah B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 15th, 2021

Wonderful place to camp! Beautiful, lots to do for the kids between the lake and all the places to explore. Will definitely be coming back!

Hipcamper Sarah

Heaven for kids (and adults too!)

Sarah S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
November 14th, 2021

Going into this weekend my expectations were high based off of other reviews and first-hand accounts from friends, but our stay was more magical than I could have imagined. The farm is so beautiful and tranquil, and James and his mother, Phyllis, are such wonderful, accommodating hosts. We had a large group (11 families, totaling over 30 people each night) and rented out the entire farm and the bungalow. We all wanted to stay near each other so James suggested site 3, which was perfect. We had 5 campers and a bunch of tents and had plenty of room to spread out but still be close enough to hang out. The children were in HEAVEN, and spent their days running, biking, and kayaking to their heart’s content (on that note, do bring bikes for your kids—they will love to ride all around!). It was SO nice to not have to worry about disturbing other campers as we stayed up talking and laughing around the campfire until the wee hours. James and Phyllis were so responsive to our every need, and so kind to boot. Truly a unique, wonderful place.

Awards

Best in 2021 Virginia
1st place
Best of 2019 Virginia
1st place
Best of 2018 Virginia
1st place
Property
Blackwater Birds and Bees
State
Virginia
Country
United States
$49/night
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